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  • Oldyesfan
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    I am curious and would love to hear from anyone in the music business on this forum. Some of these songs sound like they easily could be on a Yes album with the most recent lineup of course. When 3 guys out of 5 are in both bands and they come up with a song like Arc of Life - how do they decide which band records it, is it contractual, right of first refusal by say Steve. I suppose it differs based on contracts etc but just curious.

    It was simpler with Asia/Yes because there are clearly songs that fit one style or the other but this seems much closer in style.

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  • Frumious B
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    The songs are mediocre. The production is very cluttered, unnatural and unmusical sounding.

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  • Enlighten
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    Originally posted by Somis Sound View Post
    Sounds like the 2nd Conspiracy album and all the stuff that came after it. Lots of processing. didn't really grab me, other than the solo section. Jimi is a great guitarist.
    I can’t really listen to Billy driven music anymore. He just sounds like he’s stuck in an echo chamber of the same musical landscape and can’t get out. Bletch

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  • yamishogun
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    This once again shows rock musicians are rarely creative after 50.

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  • downbyariver
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    The full album came out sometime between midnight and 1am EST.

    I'm on my second listen through. Good stuff. I like hearing Juano and Billy singing together. I've long thought there was a special synchronicity between their vocals, and this band is really creating a platform to explore that.
    Last edited by downbyariver; 11-20-2022, 12:23 AM.

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  • Somis Sound
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    Sounds like the 2nd Conspiracy album and all the stuff that came after it. Lots of processing. didn't really grab me, other than the solo section. Jimi is a great guitarist.

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  • bondegezou
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    Originally posted by downbyariver View Post
    We're just 11 days away from the album release now, which I'm really looking forward to.

    Its nice to see the commitment these guys, and espicially Sherwood, have to creating new rock and roll for us to enjoy.
    I'd love to hear a new album from Sherwood, Davison, Haun, Schellen and Kerzner. What worries me is we're getting a new album largely from Sherwood, or maybe Sherwood/Davison, with Haun, Schellen and Kerzner effectively just playing on a session! ;-) And we get a lot of Sherwood-led projects. I admire Sherwood's commitment and work ethic, but I'd like a bit more focus on quality over quantity with his output.

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  • bondegezou
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    Originally posted by pianozach View Post
    I've been noticing a pattern: When artists have an album scheduled to be released, they'll release a 'preview', which ends up being the least likeable track.

    Happened with Taylor Swift's new album - the 'preview' track was some lame electronic dance vibe track, while the album itself itself is quite good, excellent IMO.
    I thought there weren't any previews for Midnights: "Anti-Hero" was the lead single, which came out the same day.

    But, yes, excellent album. I keep singing "Snow on the Beach" to myself.

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  • downbyariver
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    A second digital single was posted to YouTube in October, and we had a short conversation about it on a different less trafficked subforum here on YF, but I thought perhaps it'd be a good idea to post it here as well since a lot of people following this thread may have missed the other one.

    This second song seems to be getting better reviews from fans than the first one.



    We're just 11 days away from the album release now, which I'm really looking forward to.

    Its nice to see the commitment these guys, and especially Sherwood, have to creating new rock and roll for us to enjoy.
    Last edited by downbyariver; 11-07-2022, 10:28 AM.

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  • Soundwaveseeker
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    Originally posted by pianozach View Post

    I've been noticing a pattern: When artists have an album scheduled to be released, they'll release a 'preview', which ends up being the least likeable track.

    Happened with Taylor Swift's new album - the 'preview' track was some lame electronic dance vibe track, while the album itself itself is quite good, excellent IMO.
    Often an artist will release either what they feel represents the album or in the case of 'prog' bands, the shortest cut on there. They don't want to give away all the good stuff early on, it seems. Often that is true that the 'single' isn't the best track on the album. I get a feeling that if The Yes Album were released today, 'A Venture' would be the track released as a digital single.

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  • Sharp On Attack
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    Well if this it's true...

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  • pianozach
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    Originally posted by Sharp On Attack View Post
    This song (All Things Considered) is pretty lame even by Billy Sherwood's standards. Everything on the 1st AoL album was better than this. Just a filler with no real melody and primary school lyrics. I considered the first album a pretty good surprise and I expected the second album would be even better. But if this track is an indication of the other songs...Wow...
    I've been noticing a pattern: When artists have an album scheduled to be released, they'll release a 'preview', which ends up being the least likeable track.

    Happened with Taylor Swift's new album - the 'preview' track was some lame electronic dance vibe track, while the album itself itself is quite good, excellent IMO.

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  • Soundwaveseeker
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    I wonder if there will be a Japanese import with a bonus track. They did so for the first album with an acoustic version of one of the songs as a bonus track.

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  • Sharp On Attack
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    This song (All Things Considered) is pretty lame even by Billy Sherwood's standards. Everything on the 1st AoL album was better than this. Just a filler with no real melody and primary school lyrics. I considered the first album a pretty good surprise and I expected the second album would be even better. But if this track is an indication of the other songs...Wow...

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  • Yesed
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    The video doesn’t bother me. The lyrics are somewhat though provoking, even if a bit simplistic and repetitive. If JD and Billy did some interesting vocal harmonizing, the song would have been helped a lot. There’s nothing particularly interesting about it on par with anything from the debut album along with pretty decent production.

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