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The TO BE OVER instrumental from NATURAL TIMBRE is bloody lovely!
The best of all Steve's solo's!

Love it almost as much as the breathtaking original track!
by Nigel
Sun Apr 06, 2003 12:04 am
 
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: Favorite Steve Howe solo?
Replies: 28
Views: 1131

How long would you like to remain an active member of YES? Would you stay in the band if Jon bowed out and was replaced by an alternative lead singer? Do you want or intend to do more instrumental versions of YES songs such as the excellent renditions of three YES tracks on the NATURAL TIMBRE album?
by Nigel
Sun Apr 06, 2003 12:01 am
 
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: I'm interviewing Steve Howe
Replies: 32
Views: 1031

But really it is better to have more music on a CD I think. One of the great things about CD, is that we can so easily program our fave tracks. Simple. And because everyone is bound to like different tracks, we can all make an edit of the album as each of us would have liked it to sound minus the tr...
by Nigel
Thu Dec 19, 2002 10:07 am
 
Forum: Album talk
Topic: A Beginners Guide To Yes!
Replies: 31
Views: 1277

Ed, Now that I've made more than 100 posts as Nigel and recently shown myself to be behaving very well (no more silly postings - they're all serious and relevant now), please could I ask you to take that message 'on his way OUT' from the info margin? Also, as I explained before, I was originally 'Ni...
by Nigel
Thu Dec 19, 2002 12:21 am
 
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: Yestalk Exclusive Sale
Replies: 19
Views: 883

In recent years, unfortunately, I spend Christmas working away from home. It always seems to work out that way with the the contracts I work living abroad as an English Teacher. One day it will sort out, and I'll enjoy a real Christmas every year in a fixed location. But the Chinese are really start...
by Nigel
Thu Dec 19, 2002 12:05 am
 
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: YES fans and Christmas music
Replies: 27
Views: 874

It's curious, Simon, how albums from the back catalogue get more negative than positive attention here. I rarely hear any comment on THE LADDER here. So, as you say, people must be pleased with it. But I can't sing it's praises highly enough! It's the one I listen to most often. And EVERY track is g...
by Nigel
Wed Dec 18, 2002 5:37 pm
 
Forum: Album talk
Topic: A Beginners Guide To Yes!
Replies: 31
Views: 1277

I'm very hopeful for TALES being really interesting, and I hope the new remaster is better than the last one. Done by the same guy who did a fantastic job of remasatering FRAGILE (Was it Marino or Gastwirt?), I found the remaster of TALES a little disappointing. Stunning clarity as well as recovered...
by Nigel
Wed Dec 18, 2002 5:27 pm
 
Forum: Album talk
Topic: New Reissues and the bonus tracks
Replies: 33
Views: 2083

I'm pleased to hear this info Jon, and I hope that the 'lost' material still survives, and Rhino have been minded enough to get it and release a restored TALES. 30 mins extra would be a very interesting listen indeed.
by Nigel
Wed Dec 18, 2002 2:07 pm
 
Forum: Album talk
Topic: New Reissues and the bonus tracks
Replies: 33
Views: 2083

This discussion is going on in ALBUMtalk, keystoanissan. Join in there for a great analysis! <img src=pix/icon_yes_yes.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=pix/icon_yes_new.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=pix/icon_yes_bird.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=pix/icon_yes_dragon.gif border=0 align=mi...
by Nigel
Wed Dec 18, 2002 12:59 pm
 
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: Yes Remastered...with Bonus Tracks
Replies: 1
Views: 387

perpetualchanger, There are rumours I think that Eddie Offord left bits off the final mix, and it's true that at the beginning of REVEALING on IN A WORD there is some atmospheric music. I heard both in this forum. So, it's a possibility, but like you I doubt it. I'm half-expecting something like liv...
by Nigel
Wed Dec 18, 2002 12:50 pm
 
Forum: Album talk
Topic: New Reissues and the bonus tracks
Replies: 33
Views: 2083

It's a convincing enough explanation, psycho, but I'd like to read an interview with Jon being asked about his voice on THE LADDER. I'm not sure if it helps or hinders what is for me the band's best effort since GFTO. It kind of works as a 'gravelly' tone in places, and adds some dimension to Jon's ...
by Nigel
Wed Dec 18, 2002 12:43 pm
 
Forum: Album talk
Topic: A Beginners Guide To Yes!
Replies: 31
Views: 1277

Well, it's been a long time since I heard it. I'll get the forthcoming reissue and check it out. But Horn obviously tries his best. I expected much, much worse. But I stand corrected I guess.
by Nigel
Wed Dec 18, 2002 12:59 am
 
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: The DRAMA album & Jon Anderson
Replies: 91
Views: 2558

We'll buy the reissues and we'll spin them a lot anyway. But it's gonna be interesting to see what's coming in the next stages of the reissues. Especially on TALES, but also RELAYER. Missing passages from TALES would be great, so we could listen to it the first time and listen out for the 'new (old)...
by Nigel
Tue Dec 17, 2002 11:02 pm
 
Forum: Album talk
Topic: New Reissues and the bonus tracks
Replies: 33
Views: 2083

My lineup: Anderson - lead vocals and supporting instruments Squire - bass and lead vocals Howe - guitars and backing vocals Moraz - keyboards White - drums and percussion I think you know what I'm saying! (RELAYER REVISITED!) But, guest musicians: Horn - production and backing vocals Rabin - guitar...
by Nigel
Tue Dec 17, 2002 10:43 pm
 
Forum: Album talk
Topic: Create a Yes lineup!!!
Replies: 32
Views: 1775

Moving Pictures is in fact a fabulous album, and the remastered version is both crystal clear and fabulously powerful. A landmark in Rush music. For me on the same level as Farewell to Kings and 2112.
by Nigel
Tue Dec 17, 2002 8:47 pm
 
Forum: Alternate Tunes
Topic: Rush-Presto
Replies: 14
Views: 612

psychopomp, Don't you think Jon's voice sounds a little worn throughout much of THE LADDER? (eg. HOMEWORLD). I just could never work out if it was a deliberate attempt to get a 'gravelly' tone for the album, or some problem with Jon's voice at the time. Before MAG was released, I was saying 'Jon's l...
by Nigel
Tue Dec 17, 2002 7:53 pm
 
Forum: Album talk
Topic: A Beginners Guide To Yes!
Replies: 31
Views: 1277

sound_chaser, Curiously, I had recently thought of exactly the same new topic posting! I had intended mine as a follow-up to my THE DEFINITIVE YESSONG posting, and I'd already figured it out in detail. So, here goes: 1. SURVIVAL. For all the reasons I gave about it being the definitive YESsong. Anot...
by Nigel
Mon Dec 16, 2002 11:48 pm
 
Forum: Album talk
Topic: A Beginners Guide To Yes!
Replies: 31
Views: 1277

Since he's a Brit, maybe the rain of Seattle also drew him there!

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by Nigel
Sun Dec 15, 2002 11:43 am
 
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: Modern Drummer Interview With Alan
Replies: 6
Views: 464

Simon, I read in the interview that Seattle is Alan's hometown. Is Alan an American or did he grow up in Seattle? If so, I never knew that. But I like it because it adds more of the international aspect to YES; they've had Swiss and Russian keyboardists, and a South African guitarist too. Plus the w...
by Nigel
Sun Dec 15, 2002 12:45 am
 
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: Modern Drummer Interview With Alan
Replies: 6
Views: 464

I haven't seen DESEO on CD for years. I saw a review of Anderson's stuff on the net, and it said that nothing after OLIAS is as good as that. I know OLIAS, but only SONG OF SEVEN after that. I think SOS is nowhere near as good as OLIAS, but it is quite nice though. If I have the chance to increase m...
by Nigel
Sun Dec 15, 2002 12:32 am
 
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: what is a khatru ?
Replies: 15
Views: 732

I've just worked it out! 'Khatru' is a sneeze! Siberia is cold right? Siberian KHA - TRUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!!! <img src=pix/icon_smile.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=pix/icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=pix/silly.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=pix/jestera.gif border=0 align=m...
by Nigel
Sun Dec 15, 2002 12:26 am
 
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: what is a khatru ?
Replies: 15
Views: 732

I only know OLIAS and SONG OF SEVEN. I'm thinking that, in YES, it would make it more mystical-sounding to hear foreign words. I often think that YES should sound more 'mystical', as they do in the middle section of SOUND CHASER for instance. Incidentally, has anybody noticed that Anderson uses the ...
by Nigel
Sat Dec 14, 2002 10:43 pm
 
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: what is a khatru ?
Replies: 15
Views: 732

I agree that Squire is THE bassist for YES, but I think their could feasibly be a YES project without him that would sound interesting. After all, effectively there has been in the form of the ABWH project. While Squire's bass was unfortunately absent, the music is still recognisably YES. To revisit...
by Nigel
Sat Dec 14, 2002 9:01 pm
 
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: Yes after Yes ?!
Replies: 20
Views: 1029

On this subject, just to diverge a little, would anybody else like to hear Jon Anderson including more non-English words in his songs? Or even singing in a foreign language? I think it could make things more interesting perhaps.
by Nigel
Fri Dec 13, 2002 8:31 pm
 
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: what is a khatru ?
Replies: 15
Views: 732

In response to every1is1, I like your angle, and don't see that it's incompatible with mine. I like the pointedness of the words on MAG, and hope that Jon continues this trend. But even if he continues down this lyrical road, given the changeability of YES, he is perhaps just as likely to go back to...
by Nigel
Fri Dec 13, 2002 12:41 pm
 
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: Why do we like Yes so much??
Replies: 45
Views: 1527

Damn, I can't get the quoting system to work!


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by Nigel
Fri Dec 13, 2002 12:16 am
 
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: The DRAMA album & Jon Anderson
Replies: 91
Views: 2558

tribute1969 wrote: <BLOCKQUOTE id=quote><font size=1 face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id=quote>quote:<hr height=1 noshade id=quote> <hr height=1 noshade id=quote></font id=quote></BLOCKQUOTE id=quote> --------------- Actually, Carlos Santana's been applying the same thinking to himself FOR REAL in r...
by Nigel
Fri Dec 13, 2002 12:14 am
 
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: The DRAMA album & Jon Anderson
Replies: 91
Views: 2558

As has already been suggested I think, if DRAMA is not real YES, then the YESWEST stuff isn't for sure, because it sounds even less like YES (or classic YES) than DRAMA! That, technically speaking at least, perhaps clinches the debate; DRAMA really was bona-fide YES, and YES then COULD have a differ...
by Nigel
Fri Dec 13, 2002 12:09 am
 
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: The DRAMA album & Jon Anderson
Replies: 91
Views: 2558

YES music is spiritual in nature and YESfans really like that. But it is a very accessible kind of spiritual sound. Other spiritual modern music is not so accessible as YES music. This appeal of YEs might be explained by the poppy edge of YES music, and the fact that YES music (apart from the darker...
by Nigel
Thu Dec 12, 2002 9:03 pm
 
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: Why do we like Yes so much??
Replies: 45
Views: 1527

I read a review of YESSHOWS when it was first released, and the journalist suggested those strange guttural sounds were being made by Chris Squire.
by Nigel
Wed Dec 11, 2002 11:50 am
 
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: ritual on yesshows
Replies: 11
Views: 675
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