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    Favourite Non-Roger Dean Yes cover?

    Of the studio albums which is your favourite album cover not done by Roger Dean?
    18
    YES
    0%
    0
    Time and a Word
    0%
    0
    The Yes Album
    22.22%
    4
    Going for the One
    11.11%
    2
    Tormato
    16.67%
    3
    90125
    5.56%
    1
    Big Generator
    11.11%
    2
    Talk
    16.67%
    3
    Magnification
    16.67%
    3
    The Definitive YES Albums

    -The Yes Album-Fragile-Close to the Edge-Tales From Topographic Oceans-
    -Relayer-Going for the One-Drama-90125-Big Generator-Union-Talk-
    -The Ladder-Magnification-Fly From Here-The Quest-

    #2
    My only option had to be TYA...

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      #3
      Not the most inspired day at the office of Hipgnosis, but thankfully "someone" had a ploughman's lunch at hand.

      Love the back cover photo too.

      Cover has the logo. With inbuilt title. Strange days. Most peculiar mama.
      Last edited by Gilly Goodness; 12-17-2021, 10:42 PM.

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        #4
        Originally posted by Gilly Goodness View Post
        Not the most inspired day at the office e of Hipgnosis, but thankfully "someone" had a ploughman's lunch at hand.

        Love the back cover photo too.

        Cover has the logo. With inbuilt title. Strange days. Most peculiar mama.
        Tormato got my vote too and currently leads the poll (yay!)

        I love the juxtaposition of the suit and the hippy dippy water divining. The monochromatic photo overlaid with the bright red of the tomato is a nice touch too.

        The clincher for me is the inner sleeve with its mystical astronomical/topographical themes, all OS and von Daniken.

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          #5
          Originally posted by Yorkshire Square View Post

          Tormato got my vote too and currently leads the poll (yay!)

          I love the juxtaposition of the suit and the hippy dippy water divining. The monochromatic photo overlaid with the bright red of the tomato is a nice touch too.

          The clincher for me is the inner sleeve with its mystical astronomical/topographical themes, all OS and von Daniken.
          And the smell of that inner sleeve. You don't get that with a download.

          Must confess thought it was a banker holding drumsticks for a few years.


          SAVE THE BOGONG MOTH

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            #6
            Originally posted by Gilly Goodness View Post
            Must confess thought it was a banker holding drumsticks for a few years.
            Or the flasher from GftO… I think we know what's under that tomato…

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              #7
              Originally posted by Homemade Parachute View Post

              Or the flasher from GftO… I think we know what's under that tomato…
              Nice plums

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                #8
                Talk for me

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                  #9
                  Talk is by far the classiest of the rest, but I understand why Peter Max doesn't float the boat of many.

                  Never that keen on Tormato - it's just a very dull affair from Hipgnosis. GftO is much, much better and I think suffers in its reception around the prudery issue. My bet is that it would be a lot more popular if it were a naked woman - which is a bit juvenile. Magnification is a fantastic album with decent artwork.

                  The rest are IMO [as an artist and designer] rather pedestrian and really very dated.

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                    #10
                    None of them hold a candle to Dean's work, but I do feel that Magnification's cover sufficiently captures the grandeur of the music. Re: Big Generator, it depends which edition we're talking about. The vinyl version is fine, but the CD version is ugly as sin. I'm fond of all the others for nostalgic reasons, but would rather have seen what Dean would have come up with in all cases.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Chris2210 View Post
                      Talk is by far the classiest of the rest, but I understand why Peter Max doesn't float the boat of many.

                      Never that keen on Tormato - it's just a very dull affair from Hipgnosis. GftO is much, much better and I think suffers in its reception around the prudery issue. My bet is that it would be a lot more popular if it were a naked woman - which is a bit juvenile. Magnification is a fantastic album with decent artwork.

                      The rest are IMO [as an artist and designer] rather pedestrian and really very dated.
                      Agree about Talk. Tormatos irony and graphic class though makes it my number two. The word dull I would use for all those Dean-covers of the recent 32years. Yesmusic deserves more artful visualizing than this naive fantasies by numbers.

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                        #12
                        Yay. I see someone else finally voted for GFTO like me. Whoo hoo. 😉😆

                        interesting mix so far in the voting.

                        I put Time and a Word (UK of course) second choice, then TYA

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Chris2210 View Post
                          Talk is by far the classiest of the rest, but I understand why Peter Max doesn't float the boat of many.
                          Nice touch of irony.

                          I've left more interesting patterns in the toilet bowl than Mr Max's effort...

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Yorkshire Square View Post

                            Nice touch of irony.

                            I've left more interesting patterns in the toilet bowl than Mr Max's effort...
                            Ouch meanwhile I'm the only one who likes Big Generator oh well
                            The Definitive YES Albums

                            -The Yes Album-Fragile-Close to the Edge-Tales From Topographic Oceans-
                            -Relayer-Going for the One-Drama-90125-Big Generator-Union-Talk-
                            -The Ladder-Magnification-Fly From Here-The Quest-

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Yorkshire Square View Post

                              Nice touch of irony.

                              I've left more interesting patterns in the toilet bowl than Mr Max's effort...
                              Floaters

                              Still better than A Touch of Cloth.

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