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    Ranking the Yes mini epics

    Perhaps even more interesting than ranking Yes' epics is ranking Yes' mini epics; those songs between 8-11 minutes duration. There are more of them and wider scattered over the years.

    In order of release those are:

    Yours is No Disgrace
    Starship Trooper
    Perpetual Change
    Roundabout
    Heart of the Sunrise
    And You And I
    Siberian Kathru
    Soundchaser
    To Be Over
    Machine Messiah
    Into the Lens
    The Calling (extended version)
    Real Love
    Be the One
    Footprints
    Homeworld (the Ladder)
    New Language
    Dreamtime
    In the Presence Of
    Subway Walls
    The Gift of Love
    Leave Well Alone

    Have at it!!

    #2
    This is more difficult than the epics. I'm pretty bored with Roundabout, hence its low in the list of stuff i rate.
    The second half of the list, after the break, I don't rate at all and am happy to ignore.


    Siberian Kathru
    To Be Over
    And You And I
    Soundchaser
    Into the Lens

    Starship Trooper
    Heart of the Sunrise
    Machine Messiah
    Yours is No Disgrace

    Roundabout
    Perpetual Change


    Footprints
    Homeworld (the Ladder)
    Leave Well Alone

    The Calling (extended version)
    New Language
    Dreamtime
    In the Presence Of
    Subway Walls
    The Gift of Love
    Real Love
    Be the One



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      #3
      Originally posted by madbear View Post
      This is more difficult than the epics. I'm pretty bored with Roundabout, hence its low in the list of stuff i rate.
      The second half of the list, after the break, I don't rate at all and am happy to ignore.


      Siberian Kathru
      To Be Over
      And You And I
      Soundchaser
      Into the Lens

      Starship Trooper
      Heart of the Sunrise
      Machine Messiah
      Yours is No Disgrace

      Roundabout
      Perpetual Change


      Footprints
      Homeworld (the Ladder)
      Leave Well Alone

      The Calling (extended version)
      New Language
      Dreamtime
      In the Presence Of
      Subway Walls
      The Gift of Love
      Real Love
      Be the One



      I know some don't like/ignore the Rabin era or the last two albums, but ignoring "In the Presence Of " is a new one to me. Most fans seem to feel it's a 'modern era' classic.

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        #4
        Originally posted by Mr. Holland View Post

        I know some don't like/ignore the Rabin era or the last two albums, but ignoring "In the Presence Of " is a new one to me. Most fans seem to feel it's a 'modern era' classic.
        I find all of the longer pieces on Magnification to be strong ones.
        Sometimes the lights all shining on me, other times I can barely see.
        Lately it occurs to me what a long strange trip it’s been.

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          #5
          We should also consider that song length alone doesn't qualify a song as "epic".

          In no particular order

          Turn of the Century
          Southside of the Sky
          And You and I
          Heart of the Sunrise
          Yours is no Disgrace

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            #6
            not easy, not easy at all. Good thread though:


            And You And I
            Starship Trooper
            Into the Lens
            Machine Messiah
            Siberian Khatru
            Yours is No Disgrace
            In the Presence Of
            Turn of the Century
            Homeworld (the Ladder)
            Dreamtime
            Roundabout
            Heart of the Sunrise
            Soundchaser
            Southside of the Sky
            Perpetual Change
            Real Love
            New Language
            On the Silent Wings of Freedom
            To Be Over
            Leave Well Alone​
            The Calling (extended version)​
            Subway Walls
            The Gift of Love
            Footprints
            Be the One


            (a decent approximation)





            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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              #7
              7-Way Tie for Top of the List

              Roundabout
              And You And I
              ​Perpetual Change
              ​Soundchaser
              To Be Over
              Heart of the Sunrise
              Machine Messiah​

              ​Starship Trooper
              Dreamtime
              Siberian Kathru
              Subway Walls
              ​Real Love
              Into the Lens
              The Calling (extended version)
              The Gift of Love
              Yours is No Disgrace

              6- Way Tie for bottom of the list:

              Be the One
              Footprints
              Homeworld (the Ladder)
              New Language
              In the Presence Of
              Leave Well Alone

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                #8
                Another interesting sounding ranking so I shall get into it again! Hehe.

                Upper 10/10, Favourites From the Band:
                1) "Real Love"
                2) "New Language"
                3) "Homeworld (The Ladder)"
                4) "Dreamtime"
                5) "Be the One"
                6) "Into the Lens"
                7) "Sound Chaser"
                8) "The Gift of Love"
                9) "Subway Walls"
                These songs could all be up there for my favourites by any band, I'm being honest. They're all so so good. There was definitely more that I'd loved to included (Ex: "I Am Waiting", "Miracle of Life", "South Side of the Sky", "On the Silent Wings of Freedom" etc) but I sticked with the 8 minute rule so that's how it is. Also sidenote, not gonna be including the extended version of "The Calling" as I never thought where that would even go compared to the rest of the songs and since I can't put "The Calling" here so. I definitely prefer the album version but I'm not sure on how much.

                Lower 10/10, Masterpieces:
                10) "Siberian Khatru"
                11) "Brother of Mine"
                12) "And You and I"
                13) "Heart of the Sunrise"
                14) "Roundabout"
                15) "Yours Is No Disgrace"
                16) "Machine Messiah"
                17) "Starship Trooper"
                18) "America"
                19) "Perpetual Change"
                20) "Quartet"
                21) "In the Presence Of"
                22) "Believe Again"
                23) "Foot Prints"
                24) "Leave Well Alone"
                25) "Order of the Universe"
                Another list of songs that I love but I wouldn't say these ones over the top 9 if I'd get asked my favourite songs of the band or whatever. There was also a fair amount of songs that I would've included as well here too but I'll be consistent and abide by the rules.

                6/10 Good Tier:
                26) "To Be Over"
                Yeah, not the biggest fan of this song, that's for sure. Lol.
                Last edited by Elizabeth "The Phish"; 10-27-2022, 12:56 PM.

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                  #9
                  I am not sure I have the stamina (or the time) to rank them all. My top 10, in no particular order:


                  Yours is No Disgrace
                  Starship Trooper
                  Roundabout
                  Heart of the Sunrise
                  And You And I
                  Siberian Kathru
                  Soundchaser
                  To Be Over
                  Machine Messiah
                  Into the Lens

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                    #10
                    Top Five

                    Starship Trooper
                    Yours Is No Disgrace
                    Siberian Khatru
                    And You And I
                    Roundabout

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Mr. Holland View Post

                      I know some don't like/ignore the Rabin era or the last two albums, but ignoring "In the Presence Of " is a new one to me. Most fans seem to feel it's a 'modern era' classic.
                      Well, that's fine... I just don't get it at all. Sorry!

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