To Be Over



To Be Over

Postby jackaranda » Sat Apr 08, 2006 11:07 pm

One of the great Yes songs ever, imo. Also one of most underrated and under appreciated.

What do you think of the third song from Relayer?
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Postby Whitefish » Fri Apr 14, 2006 8:46 am

"To Be Over" is one of the greatest songs ever written in history!
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Postby Roan's Lady » Fri Apr 14, 2006 1:14 pm

"To Be Over" is one of the few Yes songs that keeps getting better each time I listen to it - as opposed to achieving a level of "greatness" relatively early on, then leveling off. It's a richly-textured gem of a tune, with gentle, yet powerful, affirming lyrics. One of Yes' greatest.
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Postby jackaranda » Fri Apr 14, 2006 4:53 pm

Roan's Lady wrote:"To Be Over" is one of the few Yes songs that keeps getting better each time I listen to it - as opposed to achieving a level of "greatness" relatively early on, then leveling off. It's a richly-textured gem of a tune, with gentle, yet powerful, affirming lyrics. One of Yes' greatest.


It certainly captures many of Steve Howe's talents.....the different instruments he plays and going from one style to another in the same song. Brilliant.

Patrick is also featured beautifully.

I can't wait to see Steve do it in his solo show.
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Postby Conall » Fri Apr 28, 2006 4:08 am

It's always been in my top two or three Yessongs. Tough to choose no. 1, but this may well be it. I've heard it probably thousands of times, and I never ever get bored with it. It always excites me, always amazes me.
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Postby guilddigger » Sat Apr 29, 2006 9:52 am

i too love this song dearly and it may well be my absolute favourite yes song. every time i listen to it something new appears in the music that amazes me.
lyrically it sums up jon's love message best, saying everybody's life has a meaning and there is a place for everyone:
"don't doubt your part be ready to be loved"!
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Postby Gary M. Thomas » Sun Apr 30, 2006 3:24 am

"To Be Over" is a beautiful piece of music ... one of my all time YES favorites. :)
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Postby jackaranda » Mon May 01, 2006 5:00 pm

Steve's solo version will forever be one of the great concert moments of my life. It was just totally beautiful.

Maybe Yes will do it next time. I know their most loyal fans would love to hear it again.
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Postby Thoughtbecontact » Mon May 01, 2006 10:03 pm

jackaranda wrote:Steve's solo version will forever be one of the great concert moments of my life. It was just totally beautiful.

Maybe Yes will do it next time. I know their most loyal fans would love to hear it again.


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I happen to love the story that Steve told about To Be Over when he introduced it during his solo show. Apparently, it's inspired by being in a boat on the Serpentine in London. When I went to England in 2004, virtually the first place I went to was Hyde Park, and eventually, of course, one comes to walk along the Serpentine. There's one portion, not where most of the boaters are, however, that's more or less wild and reedy, and very peaceful. That's what scene formed in my head as he played it. Odd to have such a wild place in the middle of a huge city, but it's there...and that brought back great memories.
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Postby gingerbaker » Mon May 29, 2006 4:31 pm

1 of the great Yessongs. Definitely IMO 1 of the top 20.
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Postby fragilesi » Mon May 29, 2006 5:52 pm

To me it is still very much the third song off of Relayer. It could be partly because Sound Chaser was the first Yessong I ever heard - I bought the album within hours of hearing the first three minutes of it!

Still, it's a fabulous song and definitely right up there in the top . . . well somewhere in the top list. I can never work out what my real favourites are!
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Postby jackaranda » Sun Jun 04, 2006 8:25 pm

When you take those 3 tracks.....Gates, the "epic", Sound Chaser, which is just schitzoid rock, then TBO, which is as beautiful as rock music can get, it makes Relayer, for me anyway, the greatest Yes album ever.
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Postby Roan's Lady » Sun Jun 04, 2006 10:03 pm

jackaranda wrote:When you take those 3 tracks.....Gates, the "epic", Sound Chaser, which is just schitzoid rock, then TBO, which is as beautiful as rock music can get, it makes Relayer, for me anyway, the greatest Yes album ever.


For me, too, Jack! :)
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Postby IngnoZac » Sun Jun 04, 2006 11:27 pm

jackaranda wrote:it makes Relayer the greatest Yes album ever.


Copy that.
If you read this line, remember not the hand that wrote it
Remember only the verse, songmaker`s cry, the one without tears
For I`ve given this its strength and it has become my only strength.
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Postby fragilesi » Mon Jun 05, 2006 11:55 am

I tend to flit between Edge and Relayer as the "best ever" . . . Relayer like I said was my first so probably gains points for that alone. The sheer shock of hearing classic Yes for the first time was something I'll never forget. Jaw dropping.

Oddly, when I bought Close to the Edge and listened to it the first time I was almost concussed. "What's this horrible green thing?" I recall uttering. Where was the bright and brash, ney harsh guitar sounds???

Of course, like all classic Yes you listen and learn . . . and listen and learn again which is why all these years on I'm still listening and learning.
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Postby Greenglade's Frog » Tue Jun 06, 2006 2:43 am

Listening to it right now off one of the first cd's of that album.
(I assume the Rhino remaster sounds better?)
I had the vinyl LP back in like '78, sounded better than my version on cd.
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Postby dreamer easy » Sat Jun 24, 2006 3:14 am

no way there are many yes songs far better.Relayer was a total shambolic album thrown together with no purpose or direction.Yes have only every produced 4 albums out of their entire catalogue worthy of note
the yes album
fragile
close to the edge
going for the one
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Postby Roan's Lady » Sat Jun 24, 2006 4:08 am

dreamer easy wrote:no way there are many yes songs far better.Relayer was a total shambolic album thrown together with no purpose or direction.Yes have only every produced 4 albums out of their entire catalogue worthy of note
the yes album
fragile
close to the edge
going for the one


Hey dreamer. I'd be interested in reading your opinion on what purpose or direction an album such as Going For The One has, that Relayer doesn't have.
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Postby BillGuitar » Tue Jul 11, 2006 7:32 pm

Roan's Lady wrote:"To Be Over" is one of the few Yes songs that keeps getting better each time I listen to it - as opposed to achieving a level of "greatness" relatively early on, then leveling off. It's a richly-textured gem of a tune, with gentle, yet powerful, affirming lyrics. One of Yes' greatest.


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I agree. And I agree. And I agree, again. Ponderfully Wut, Amy!

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It really is such a beautiful song. Steve's guitar captures the high that love can give to you. Possibly, Jon's greatest message to us all, that love is attainable, and you will be loved! The song is a message of hope. And we could all use more of that, the way everything is heading...

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Going For The One

Postby dreamer easy » Thu Jul 13, 2006 12:49 am

This album abounds with shining vocals and gorgeously spaced-out harmonies, amidst some of the band's most breathtaking atmospheres of gentle beauty ("Turn Of The Century") as well as the requisite guitar-laced madness ("Parallels"). The real kicker, though, is "Awaken", which is the most tapped-in, trance-inducing music Yes ever made, and which despite all odds is unquestionably on par with the scary heights of the previous two albums. The band sounds positively possessed as they rip through one of their finest vocal and instrumental deliveries, and I couldn't imagine a more intense 15 musical minutes. With all this, Going For The One is one of Yes' true best albums, and should never be overlooked in favor of the standard fare -- and oh, Rick is back? If that matters to you, all the more reason to be excited.
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Postby relayer4u » Sat Jul 15, 2006 5:50 am

To Be Over is all about Mr. Howe. To hear him play this live in Hawaii one has to continually look for that third hand that never appears,

Awesome performance, bravo Steve!
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Postby yesman90125 » Sun Jul 16, 2006 2:53 am

this is the special song they should play on the next tour
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Postby Roan's Lady » Sun Jul 16, 2006 5:31 am

yesman90125 wrote:this is the special song they should play on the next tour


That would be quite something.

Hello there, yesman, nice to see you. :)
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Postby Sidewinder_6 » Sat Nov 04, 2006 6:08 am

To be Over is an awesome song. I liked how it starts off soft and gets louder to the end.
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