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  • Olorin
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    No idea, unfortunately

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  • madbear
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    Originally posted by Olorin View Post

    On a less weighty topic, someone commented on the buildings. That's the Century City complex in metro Los Angeles.

    If it couldn't have had a Dean cover, something like this anniversary edition cover for Constance Demby's masterpiece would have been appropriate.
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    That's a lovely image. Is it old or pastiche architecture?

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  • Olorin
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    Originally posted by madbear View Post

    Sorry, it's just overblown Anderson excess for me. But I don't mind anyone else liking it; i just don't want to hear it ever again.
    Not to belabor the point or tell you that you are wrong; everyone has their own tastes. But whenever I listen to Awaken and it comes to the end and he sings, "like the time I ran away, turned around, and you were standing close to me," I tear up. Who could do that, be right there even though you ran away? Only God. The idea that there is someone who can love you despite all your faults, must be just about the most comforting idea imaginable, and at the core of religion's success.

    On a less weighty topic, someone commented on the buildings. That's the Century City complex in metro Los Angeles.

    If it couldn't have had a Dean cover, something like this anniversary edition cover for Constance Demby's masterpiece would have been appropriate.
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  • Ceasar’s Palace
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    Originally posted by Mr. Holland View Post

    I prefer the Yesshows version to the studio version.
    Well my dream version would be guitars/bass/drums from the live version and vocals/church organ from the studio version.

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  • madbear
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    Originally posted by Mr. Holland View Post

    I would never have thought the day would come that I read "Awaken" and "loathe" in one sentence 😉
    Sorry, it's just overblown Anderson excess for me. But I don't mind anyone else liking it; i just don't want to hear it ever again.

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  • Mr. Holland
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    Originally posted by Ceasar’s Palace View Post

    I bet Wilson would love to get his hands on the album, but it won’t happen because the master tapes are missing.
    But if he did Parallels would be the first one to clean up, IMO.
    I prefer the Yesshows version to the studio version.

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  • Mr. Holland
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    Originally posted by madbear View Post
    I loved this at the time, and it was the first tour i saw them live. But I have come to loathe Awaken, though I like the rest of the album. It's nowhere near Relayer or Topographic Oceans though.
    I would never have thought the day would come that I read "Awaken" and "loathe" in one sentence 😉

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  • Ceasar’s Palace
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    Originally posted by Soundchaser View Post

    Somebody call Steve Wilson for this one, i would love to hear more depth in Turn Of The Century and Awaken, the hidden gems...
    I bet Wilson would love to get his hands on the album, but it won’t happen because the master tapes are missing.
    But if he did Parallels would be the first one to clean up, IMO.

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  • Soundchaser
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    Originally posted by Olorin View Post
    Put Awaken on any Yes album, even Heaven and Earth, and it’s an instant 5/5. So yeah, GFTO is a 5 for me, thought I’m not crazy about the title track and the album could’ve benefited greatly from a remix. Oh, the lost masters! How can the universe be so cruel, LOL?
    Somebody call Steve Wilson for this one, i would love to hear more depth in Turn Of The Century and Awaken, the hidden gems...

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  • JMKUSA
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    I’ve got an old copy on vinyl and can confirm the bubbles exist… I’ve never been a fan of the cover art because it doesn’t feel like Yes to me. Nothing against the guy’s rear end, it’s honestly the sterile, modern buildings that don’t make sense. Especially with a song like “Awaken,” it could really use a Dean cover.

    The songs are all great and I don’t mind the production, through I completely understand why it bothers some people. I would be interested to hear an updated mix of the master tapes are ever found.

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  • Gilly Goodness
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    Originally posted by Ceasar’s Palace View Post

    I’m not going to post a screenshot. But it’s on his buttocks, also on his shoulder and then some on the left beside him.
    Little rings that you can see through. I call that bubbles. And now I vow to never raise the subject again.
    I'm Team Bubbles. Seen 'em. They live!!!

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  • The sage
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    I gave it a 4- mainly for the same reasons as a few others have noted- Im not a fan of the title track-its one that skip when I play the album. The other tracks are amongst Yes' most memorable- and my personal favorites- I think it does need some re-mixing and remastering - much of Wakeman's keys are too low in the mix for me- the piano in ToC and the church organ in Parallels and Awaken not withstanding. I do recall listening to the album with cans many many years ago and being surprised to hear moog in ToC and Awaken-! The mellotron could also be given a tweek or two!

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  • Olorin
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    Put Awaken on any Yes album, even Heaven and Earth, and it’s an instant 5/5. So yeah, GFTO is a 5 for me, thought I’m not crazy about the title track and the album could’ve benefited greatly from a remix. Oh, the lost masters! How can the universe be so cruel, LOL?

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  • madbear
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    I loved this at the time, and it was the first tour i saw them live. But I have come to loathe Awaken, though I like the rest of the album. It's nowhere near Relayer or Topographic Oceans though.

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  • Bedafra
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    Not for me, not keen on overall sound. Listened many times to try to like it!!
    Pretty average album for me .

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