Chris2210 wrote:I would quite rike pray wif you.
Learry? What would you rike pray?
Chris2210 wrote:How about 'Nearer, my God, to thee'? (As we say in Yorkshire).
Kalingzeye wrote:The Ladder is AWESOME! I think it's one of YES's coolest, most experimental, and varied albums. Each song has it's own flavor, and I love that. It's great how YES are never afraid to do something completely different. (Plus it's always fun to sing along to Jon-scat! )
Anyone ever played the Homeworld game? I have it, but it's pretty hard... I'm not too great with strategy games! The graphics are crazy cool, tho. 'Fraid I never got past, like, the third level...
qman wrote:The Ladder is brillant, a true testament to how after 30 plus years they can all be so creative. Few people can work at something that long and still sound as fresh as day one. Listen to YES first album and them listen to The Ladder and think of all the years in between, just amazing they can do that. And Bruce did a great job, he went out at the peak of his skills.
lonotes wrote:I couldn't agree more...Yes has always had such a wide degree of creativity and when compared to other bands - for instance you always know when you hear a song by Aerosmith, Rush, or most any other group - they all develop their own signature styles. Yes seems to maintain their individuality while constantly changing; whether they are changing instruments, personell, decades, etc. it doesn't seem to matter. Their longevity is really quite astonishing.
yesman90125 wrote:I didn't know such a blasphemous thread actually existed?
The Ladder is one of my Favorite albums
the tour was great too and I did play homeworld and thought it was a very cool game....albeit rather complicated.
I'll chime in with my favorite-Nine Voices!!!!! 10+
they should play Homeworld, Nine voices and New Language on the upcoming tour!(perhaps even Face to Face) and then a few cuts from Magnification-(they could drop show me or anything from open Your Eyes though-and God knows Roundabout and Moaner of A Homely Heart)
I can forsee Yes getting indoctrinated into the Rock and Roll hall of fame and playing Roundabout and Owner for their songs-why not blast the institution(that has seen fit to ignore them for so long while inducting their contemporarys like Led Zep,CSN&Y and Genesis) and play Revealing Science Of God and Ritual-Or Awaken and Gates Of Delerium lol now that would be an eye opener.......and would cement them as the Inavational giants they are! I didn't hear Zepplin playin whole lotta love and stairway to heaven they did what they felt like so should Yes! Yes seems to be confined by a certin 7-10 songs that are all great but man I've heard them SOOOOO many times-something from The Ladder would be really refreashing
Mr. Stout wrote:I might have reviewed this somewhere else, but Ill gladly offer my take on this again. This was a solid album, and while it may not rival the classic Yes albums of the seventies, this effort has a lot going for it. A strong producer like Bruce Fairburn who knocked heads together certainly helped.(He probaly locked them all in a back room and beat the shit out of them is what probaly happned). But all kidding aside, the album consists of good songwriting and melodies that are catchy. The days of making epics such as Awaken and Gates of Delrium were far over. Now it may not have been progressive or `cutting edge' like their seventies work, the album still showed for me that Yes were still a viable band.
It was so refreshing to hear Chris Squire rock out on the bass again, especially on `New Language', `Face to face' and `Lightning Strikes'. His bass playing had become rudimentary and sparse on previous albums for the most part.
lonotes wrote:The Ladder in my opinion does not suck. I thought from the first listen that it was the best studio album they put out since the days of Fragile and CTTE. Then Magnificaiton came out.
I went to that tour and saw them in Hampton Roads, Virginia. They played with the Philharmonic Orchestra and it was absoulutely great. I had seen other bands produce albums in conjunction with an orchestra, but this was done the right way. I always thought it would be a great idea for Yes to produce something using a real orchestra and for years I wondered if they would get around to it...this was by far the best concert experience I ever had.
Kalingzeye wrote:Indeed, Chris!! Squire's work on that album is some of my favourite of his ever. He sounds like he was just having a blast on it, too, and that's always a good vibe to get. God knows, some of that bass is hecka fun to play... Proggy and exciting, but so funnn! Like on Lightning Strikes. That's some super-bouncy and happy stuff! Looove playing the bass along with it.
But I dunnnoooooh if I agree with Stouty about the epics- I definitely think Yes still have the capability to create em and certainly did in the 90s with songs like That, That Is and Mind Drive. Those songs are SUPER up there on my list of all-time epic YESsongs.
yesman90125 wrote:I did have some problems with the Key's studio work however I thought That That is Is was the best Yessong since Awaken.
Homeworld might even be better, tough choice.
Roan's Lady wrote:Welcome to Yestalk, lonotes!
What do you think of Oliver Wakeman filling his dad's shoes in the latest incarnation of Yes?
Tomfoolery wrote:I was also at that concert... Portsmouth VA ... I had seats with my back against the soundboard. It was INCREDIBLE.... I was there with my oldest son. Hearing Gates with the orchestra was bittersweet... sweet because it was amazing with the orchestra, bitter because it almost ruined my enjoyment of the studio version.
CourtoftheCrimsonKeith wrote:While I do think that Bruce Fairburn deserves a lot of credit for this album being so great, I need to say that I think Igor Khorchev deserves more. This one would have been a flop without him. He sounded more like early Wakeman than Rick does now.
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