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    #16
    I agree. Above I listed Tormato, Big Generator, Open Your Eyes, and H&E as my least favorite works, but they were by no means “bad” or “worst”. They just didn’t click with me like previous efforts, and some of that may have been related to what was going on in my life at the time. Tormato was a big disappointment to me following the run of albums from The Yes Album through Going for the One. That run was a pretty hard act to follow. Big Generator was, to my ears, a disappointing and too long awaited follow up to 90125. I think Open Your Eyes and H&E were not finished products, and were rushed for release too quickly by the record companies. I also think there was a certain amount of guys not being on the same page for the above mentioned albums. Nonetheless, there are enjoyable parts in all of them. Interesting thread.

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      #17
      My least favorites are Union, Keys 1 & 2, and The Ladder, but it's easy to make an album of stuff I'd like:

      Lift Me Up
      Masquerade
      Miracle of Life
      Holding On
      It Will Be a Good Day
      Face to Face
      To Be Alive
      Nine Voices

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        #18
        I agree with the no Worst album. I listen to some albums less than others but each has a place for how I am feeling. I do have a favorite, but it isn't the one I listen to most. I don't think I can honestly finish this assignment Mr. Soundchaser09. I don't know how to start a thread, but maybe someone can start a few. I remember a Beatles post breakup album called Love Songs. I would like to see fans make a "Love songs" album, Maybe a "Hard Rockers" album. Or a soft rock "Mello Melodies" album. Then I might try that out too. I could learn a thing or two. BTW, Mr. Holland where do I get "Order of the Universe (long Edit)"? I love that song.

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          #19
          Heh Nut. Go to any forum. Click on a subject and there will be a new topic button showing. Press. Add title then main body of text. Easy peasy 😃

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            #20
            Originally posted by Nut View Post
            BTW, Mr. Holland where do I get "Order of the Universe (long Edit)"? I love that song.
            It was released as a single at the time. It's been included on at least one re-issue of ABWH. You're not missing much. It's long compared to the short single edit, but it's still shorter than the album version. The long edit is 5:59, the short edit 4:40 and the album version 9:02. There's a(n illicit) version of it on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7rILyFhqwc

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              #21
              Originally posted by bondegezou View Post

              It was released as a single at the time. It's been included on at least one re-issue of ABWH. You're not missing much. It's long compared to the short single edit, but it's still shorter than the album version. The long edit is 5:59, the short edit 4:40 and the album version 9:02. There's a(n illicit) version of it on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7rILyFhqwc
              I find on the album version that the intro is too long and that it gets boring/repetitive. The intro is exactly what they shortened for "the long edit", so I actually prefer that version over the album version.

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                #22
                I think I also like the cassette single version of 'I'm Alive' better than the album version/Quartet. Works better as a standalone song to me. nice song.

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                  #23
                  Least favourites:

                  Open Your Eyes
                  Fly From Here
                  Heaven And Earth
                  The Quest

                  Best-of from least favourites:

                  Open Your Eyes
                  Somehow, Some Day
                  Sad Night At The Airfield
                  Into The Storm
                  To Ascend
                  Light Of The Ages
                  The Western Edge
                  Future Memories
                  bonus track: The Source

                  The last one is the hidden ambient track from OYE. I know people love to hate it, but I like ambient music and the a capella snippet of New State If Mind would make a much better start to the album IMO than Billy's corny whammy bar guitar goofing.
                  Last edited by ragtime; 01-13-2022, 11:33 PM.

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                    #24
                    Originally posted by Soundwaveseeker View Post
                    I think I also like the cassette single version of 'I'm Alive' better than the album version/Quartet. Works better as a standalone song to me. nice song.
                    I've always liked I'm Alive, both versions, and always skip the rest of Quartet. But there's something about the final piano and keyboard ascending scale with Steve's acoustic at the end of the album song that I really, really like.
                    Last edited by Davy; 01-14-2022, 10:16 AM.

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                      #25
                      In case anyone's interested, I did a tally of the least-favorite albums, and here are the results :

                      Heaven And Earth : 11 votes

                      Open Your Eyes : 9 votes

                      Big Generator : 5 votes
                      Union : 5 votes
                      The Quest : 5 votes

                      pretty sad, to see The Quest tied with Union and BG for least favorite album.

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                        #26
                        Originally posted by Mr. Holland View Post
                        Now first off, I did a thread like this on the old forum, so I'm suing for copyright infringement...

                        But here goes: My least favourite albums are Open Your Eyes, Union, From a Page and ABWH

                        New State of Mind
                        Shock to the System
                        Order of the Universe (long Edit)
                        To the Moment
                        Open Your Eyes
                        Miracle of Life
                        Brother of Mine
                        Fortune Seller
                        Lift Me Up
                        1. Union and ABWH are two of my favorite Yes albums
                        2. Sometimes ranking infers that the subjective qualities of a group's albums infers that there is one that is the "worst", when it is merely the "least liked" or "least played".
                        3. From the Balcony

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                          #27
                          Originally posted by carlmarx38 View Post
                          In case anyone's interested, I did a tally of the least-favorite albums, and here are the results :

                          Heaven And Earth : 11 votes

                          Open Your Eyes : 9 votes

                          Big Generator : 5 votes
                          Union : 5 votes
                          The Quest : 5 votes

                          pretty sad, to see The Quest tied with Union and BG for least favorite album.
                          My worst three are Open your Eyes, Heaven and Earth , The Quest

                          Never mind creating an album, I can’t even bring myself to create a Single



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