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    #31
    Sad but true, I have not bought The Quest yet. This is the first time, almost, where I have heard all the songs at least once with a quick play through on my phone. The lead song, maybe three listens. Usually I wait to listen to a new YES album after I buy it. I got "the boys" all laughing after one show when I told them I enjoyed the two new songs off Heaven and Earth they performed earlier, stating I had not heard anything off that album yet. Steve and Chris were laughing saying I was probably the only one who hadn't heard it before it was leaked out, before it was for sale. Yes, I know who probably leaked it first, as I met this major record distributor gentleman at a previous show, who was with someone prominent most folks know, or know of.

    I've probably ordered eight c.d.s since the so called pandemic started. So I really blame not ordering for not being in a rush, not being all that happy, and the fact c.d.s have pretty much disappeared from bricks and mortar.

    We took a ride last Saturday to look at a private university that has a pharmacy school which is the career my daughter plans on pursuing. I drove over to the mall in the city and went into an FYE long enough to remember they no longer carry c.d.s, so The Quest will have to wait a little longer.

    Some of the c.d.s I have bought the last couple of years, Downes Braide Association's Halcyon Hymns, Pictures of You ( finally got it after years ), I Q 's Rise, Steve's latest, Pendragon's latest, Black Swan, And Robin McAuley's Standing on the Edge, and Best of Secret Service.

    Sadly shows and the current car show are off limits for me until the world figures out that vaccines and boosters, really aren't all that effective for most.

    From a Page, or what ever it's called, the one or two times I have heard a song or two, sounds a lot closer to the YES I enjoy. Jon and Steve seem to be missing Chris' or anyone else's harmonies in a big way with the intial listen. I guess when something else comes out, I'll bundle and order The Quest.

    Stay well, and happy, everyone.
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      #32
      I've heard Quest but not FAP yet. The Quest is an album that just really disappointed me other than the opening track.

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        #33
        In Wakeman’s new interview with Prog, he admits to not having heard TQ yet, although he is meeting Mr. Howe for lunch in a few weeks…

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          #34
          Speculation: Maybe the lunch is a catchup to coordinate publicity/media for CTTE boxset 2022.

          Wakeman would get more eyeballs in the English media.

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            #35
            Originally posted by Ash Armstrong View Post

            Not going to happen, not with Downes at the keys now.
            They are doing all sorts of songs from other eras. Downes is doing Relayer; no reason he couldn't do From the Turn of a Card with Jon D. , for example.

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              #36
              Originally posted by Close to the Edge 72 View Post

              They are doing all sorts of songs from other eras. Downes is doing Relayer; no reason he couldn't do From the Turn of a Card with Jon D. , for example.
              That they are going to attempt Relayer in its entirety is irrelevant, even the soft-rock, cocktail lounge version of Sound Chaser that will likely become the reality. I do keep up with Yes affairs, even though it's become like perpetually sawing off one's feet to spite one's knees.

              My point with regard to the From a Page tracks is that one hopes that even a vulgarian like Downes would balk at playing music by someone who was tactlessly and unceremoniously ousted from the band at his mate Trevor's instigation.
              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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                #37
                Originally posted by Close to the Edge 72 View Post

                They are doing all sorts of songs from other eras. Downes is doing Relayer; no reason he couldn't do From the Turn of a Card with Jon D. , for example.
                From A Page - Return Trip

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                  #38
                  Originally posted by Ash Armstrong View Post

                  That they are going to attempt Relayer in its entirety is irrelevant, even the soft-rock, cocktail lounge version of Sound Chaser that will likely become the reality. I do keep up with Yes affairs, even though it's become like perpetually sawing off one's feet to spite one's knees

                  I've always felt that "Sound Chaser" is Too Fast anyway ! And while I don't think anything resembling a "cocktail lounge" version would ever be possible without totally changing the song into another Entity, a slower pace and arrangement would be a Welcome Relief AFAIC,,,,,





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                    #39
                    Originally posted by carlmarx38 View Post


                    I've always felt that "Sound Chaser" is Too Fast anyway ! And while I don't think anything resembling a "cocktail lounge" version would ever be possible without totally changing the song into another Entity, a slower pace and arrangement would be a Welcome Relief AFAIC,,,,,




                    Pruttman's piano skills are exceptional.
                    I just have a bad feeling about Steve playing the guitar cadenza now, and what he may be forced to turn it into... Not sure I'm going to the show anyway. I've been offered a ticket for the Albert Hall in June. No hurry to make my mind up.
                    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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                      #40
                      Originally posted by Ash Armstrong View Post


                      My point with regard to the From a Page tracks is that one hopes that even a vulgarian like Downes would balk at playing music by someone who was tactlessly and unceremoniously ousted from the band at his mate Trevor's instigation.
                      I think if this attitude was applied to a Yes setlist regards ousted members there wouldn't be an awful lot for them left to play!

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                        #41
                        Originally posted by TommyTopographic View Post

                        I think if this attitude was applied to a Yes setlist regards ousted members there wouldn't be an awful lot for them left to play!
                        I'm only referring to this specific instance.
                        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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                          #42
                          Intriguing thread; has the OP listened to either album yet?

                          For me they're tough to embrace, but my approach is that I basically punish myself with music I don't immediately like, by forcing myself to become more familiar with it. This way I give it a chance. Often I'm really glad I did. Music can grow on you.

                          So on the one hand, I'm inclined to encourage you to get started because they might take some getting used to.

                          On the other hand, nothing like waiting until you *know* you're pumped for it and ready to accept the music on its terms.

                          I'd say I prefer The Quest to From a Page by a little bit. They're both unique in their layout / length, and almost like, inverse of each other.

                          I like that there's finally a continuum of albums, with these two rounding out the post-Anderson era.

                          As far as news of Yes in the studio post-Quest? Here's hoping we're not getting studio re-recordings of classics; why do I feel I need to brace myself for that?

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                            #43
                            Originally posted by Ash Armstrong View Post
                            My point with regard to the From a Page tracks is that one hopes that even a vulgarian like Downes would balk at playing music by someone who was tactlessly and unceremoniously ousted from the band at his mate's instigation.
                            Yeah, I'm sure Rick felt the same as he ripped into Starship Trooper for the hundredth time...

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                              #44
                              Originally posted by Yorkshire Square View Post

                              Yeah, I'm sure Rick felt the same as he ripped into Starship Trooper for the hundredth time...
                              Different set of circumstances, to which I was not referring but don't let that stop you being your usual cuntish self.
                              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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                                #45
                                Originally posted by Ash Armstrong View Post

                                Different set of circumstances, to which I was not referring but don't let that stop you being your usual cuntish self.
                                Never been to Kent.

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