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  • highfell
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    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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  • pianozach
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    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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  • carlmarx38
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    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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  • Davy
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    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, 09:16 AM.

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  • ragtime
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    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, 10:33 PM.

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  • Soundwaveseeker
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    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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  • Mr. Holland
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    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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  • bondegezou
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    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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  • Gilly Goodness
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    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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  • Nut
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    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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  • Davy
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    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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  • Roundabob
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    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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  • Homemade Parachute
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    Yeah, I'm not fond of "worst" either, I might put "misguided" or "formative" instead — Yes and Time and a Word, for instance, I think of as so formative, enjoyable in their own right, but not at all indicative of the band they would become, like Bowie's first two self-titled albums, or From Genesis to Revelation, or Rush's debut. Some albums knock it out of the park first go, and clearly lay out a manifesto or statement of intent, like King Crimson or Marillion. Yes, less so, and so while I don't play those first two albums often, they are what they are, and are pleasant enough for what they are. But if I'd been the record exec, yeah, I'd have dropped them after a third album of that, too.

    Misguided: even this, hmm, hard to describe. There are some albums where one or two members just weren't on board, for whatever reason, and it shows: Open Your Eyes, sure, but also Topographic Oceans, and maybe Tormato, where different members wanted different things (it happens). Or Heaven & Earth, where the production and tentative nature of the songs made for a less-than-ready experience…

    What I do think is, given any four Yes albums at random, and I could probably pull together a solid hour of songs I'd be really happy with. Probably wouldn't work as a playlist or live experience due to different line ups and styles, but there's almost always something I enjoy.

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  • madbear
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    Worst for me are 90125, Big Generator, Union and Tormato. I can't make an album, but I'll have a 12" single with a long remix of Owner of a Lonely Heart on, and On The Silent Wings of Freedom on the b-side.

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  • Roundabob
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    My bottom 4 albums are Tormato, Big Generator, Open Your Eyes, and Heaven and Earth, but there are some great songs on those albums...

    On the Silent Wings of Freedom
    Future Times/Rejoice
    Onward
    Final Eyes
    Shoot High, Aim Low
    Open Your Eyes
    Light of the Ages
    Subway Walls

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