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by Dr_Yes
Wed Jul 02, 2008 3:01 pm
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: Yessong Of The Week: On the Silent Wings of Freedom
Replies: 46
Views: 4120

Re: Yessong Of The Week: On the Silent Wings of Freedom

I see this as one of Jon's strongest and most direct spiritual statements. As ever, I'd add the rider that it's a risky business to say what any of Jon's lyrics 'means'. On the silent wings of Freedom Where I offer myself midst the balancing of the Sun On the winds of Celestial Seasons That would c...
by Dr_Yes
Wed Jul 02, 2008 2:19 pm
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: Yessong Of The Week: On the Silent Wings of Freedom
Replies: 46
Views: 4120

Re: Yessong Of The Week: On the Silent Wings of Freedom

sound_chaser wrote:Fantastic post Ken!
I agree; that's a great post.

I love the close encounters idea of it too. I would love to have seen it live in the round. Sadly my parents liked Neil Sedaka more than Yes and I didn't get the chance. LOL.
by Dr_Yes
Wed Jul 02, 2008 2:16 pm
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: Yessong Of The Week: On the Silent Wings of Freedom
Replies: 46
Views: 4120

Re: Yessong Of The Week: On the Silent Wings of Freedom

My least favorite number is Release, Release, Please explain. I quite like it - even the crap football sample from a Watford match I think. Very energetic. Almost too energetic - got them racing too fast and didn't work out. They couldn't play it live for that reason I think. Kind of paved the way ...
by Dr_Yes
Wed Jul 02, 2008 2:13 pm
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: Yessong Of The Week: On the Silent Wings of Freedom
Replies: 46
Views: 4120

Re: Yessong Of The Week: On the Silent Wings of Freedom

Tales is the battleground over which punk was fought: that’s how I see it anyway. Which makes it all the more funny to me today that so many musicians from that period now say (perhaps in hushed tones) that actually they liked Yes. The power of the press eh? Don't step out of line. Elvis Costello w...
by Dr_Yes
Wed Jul 02, 2008 2:07 pm
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: Yessong Of The Week: On the Silent Wings of Freedom
Replies: 46
Views: 4120

Re: Yessong Of The Week: On the Silent Wings of Freedom

I'd be curious to hear what Alan speaks of where he mentions that the song had lost some of it's "original magic". I remember thinking this was one of the better songs on the album, along with Don't kill the whale upon first listening. I believe Jon mentions this period on YesYears as one where he ...
by Dr_Yes
Wed Jul 02, 2008 2:04 pm
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: Yessong Of The Week: On the Silent Wings of Freedom
Replies: 46
Views: 4120

Re: Yessong Of The Week: On the Silent Wings of Freedom

Silent Wings is a great song and Tormato is a very underrated album! I'll agree that its visually awful and could have done w/o a few songs, but what's with all the criticism over Rick's key choices? I love the keyboard sounds on this album and would like to have heard a lot more of the Birotron! I...
by Dr_Yes
Wed Jul 02, 2008 1:59 pm
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: Yessong Of The Week: On the Silent Wings of Freedom
Replies: 46
Views: 4120

Re: Yessong Of The Week: On the Silent Wings of Freedom

I think Rick's work on this song might actually detract from the rest of the song there is the part (musicly) after "That will eventually bring our living once more with you" and before (and to some extent during) the part "Where we are coming from or where we go we only know we come with sound" th...
by Dr_Yes
Wed Jul 02, 2008 1:55 pm
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: Yessong Of The Week: On the Silent Wings of Freedom
Replies: 46
Views: 4120

Re: Yessong Of The Week: On the Silent Wings of Freedom

Quite a nice review. Have you seen the video of the recording of the song on YouTube? It shows that the band, especially Chris, was uncertain about the song, but I'm glad they finished it nonetheless. I love the adventurous nature of the song and I don't mind the middle section so much, as a song l...
by Dr_Yes
Wed Jul 02, 2008 1:51 pm
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: Yessong Of The Week: On the Silent Wings of Freedom
Replies: 46
Views: 4120

Re: Yessong Of The Week: On the Silent Wings of Freedom

I’m sorry to bash away at Tormato for those of you who really like it, but I’m just talking from my own personal feelings about the music. The studio version is plodding to my ears and it’s only when you hear the live version that the layers peel away and you can see that this song is a true yes cl...
by Dr_Yes
Wed Jul 02, 2008 12:36 pm
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: Yes Collaboration
Replies: 25
Views: 1852

Re: Yes Collaboration

This was posted by Patrick on AGP this morning. Just for reference. Jon's new interview with Joe Benson Jon was on "off the rcord with Joe Benson" program Sunday. Interesting new information was Yes working on new material with Aerosmith/John Lennon producer Jack Douglas, by sending mp3's via the in...
by Dr_Yes
Tue Jul 01, 2008 5:42 pm
Forum: Alternate Tunes
Topic: Asia: Phoenix
Replies: 13
Views: 1823

Re: Asia: Phoenix

Is this the latest output by the original Asia four?

If it is, then I listened to the myspace samples (or official web site samples) and I think they should be banged up.

Words like awful, cheesy, insipid, embarrassing, came to mind when I took the plunge.
by Dr_Yes
Tue Jul 01, 2008 5:39 pm
Forum: Alternate Tunes
Topic: Syndestructible
Replies: 7
Views: 896

Re: Syndestructible

Nice one Chris,

I am half inclined towards buying this if I can get it cheaply.

Look forward to hearing people's opinions of it; it might sway my decision.

Cheers

Dave.
by Dr_Yes
Sun Jun 29, 2008 10:38 pm
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: Why Is Syn Such A Dirty Word At Yesfans?
Replies: 72
Views: 6251

Re: Why Is Syn Such A Dirty Word At Yesfans?

Hmm, well this may relate to something that happened recently (a month or so ago) where yet another alledged Nardelli alias posted some rather crass pictures and words of a sexual nature to Yesfans. I haven't really paid much attention to be honest as of late. That being said, all this talk of free...
by Dr_Yes
Fri Jun 27, 2008 11:44 am
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: Yessong Of The Week: On the Silent Wings of Freedom
Replies: 46
Views: 4120

Yessong Of The Week: On the Silent Wings of Freedom

We only know We go with sound -- Yes, "On the Silent Wings of Freedom" Following on from Richard's opening selection last week and the excellent discussion that followed, I'd like to offer up a mini-epic from a decidedly less certain period of the band's career. Taken from the album that was release...
by Dr_Yes
Wed Jun 25, 2008 10:59 pm
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: Yessong Of The Week: Yours Is No Disgrace.
Replies: 37
Views: 2933

Re: Yessong Of The Week: Yours Is No Disgrace.

As another train of thought the term 'Wolfhound' is used for the US 27th Infantry in Vietnam. Or at least the infantryman in general perhaps. Purple - has strong connotations with 'purple hearts' to me too. Shining, flying - seems to me to also indicate drugs. PS> David Foster co-wrote this song (al...
by Dr_Yes
Tue Jun 24, 2008 5:44 pm
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: Why Is Syn Such A Dirty Word At Yesfans?
Replies: 72
Views: 6251

Re: Why Is Syn Such A Dirty Word At Yesfans?

In a way, what happened is/was fascinating, even though I didn't think so at the time, having been in the middle of it all. From my POV, it's understood what you are trying to do with this thread ... It's a nightmare to moderate virtually anything concerning the Syn ... Much of the fault does lie w...
by Dr_Yes
Mon Jun 23, 2008 2:28 pm
Forum: Other Skylines
Topic: Who Do You Fancy Now For Euro 2008?
Replies: 6
Views: 1169

Re: Who Do You Fancy Now For Euro 2008?

In the wake of the abject failure of Portugal and the Netherlands - both of the 'pure' football flair teams (IMO), it now comes down to a poor selection of less attractive footballing nations. Germany? Nope, boring football, over-achievers who don't inspire me. Russia? Maybe, I thoguht they played t...
by Dr_Yes
Fri Jun 20, 2008 11:54 am
Forum: YEStalk
Topic: Yessong Of The Week: Yours Is No Disgrace.
Replies: 37
Views: 2933

Re: Yessong Of The Week: Yours Is No Disgrace.

I didn’t even have to think about it, because, even with all the wonderful songs I have heard in my life, the answer just had to be Yours Is No Disgrace. This song is a scintillating and mentally exhausting ride, but it’s a ride I am compelled to take every now and then. And when I do take that rid...
by Dr_Yes
Fri Jun 20, 2008 10:41 am
Forum: Tour and Concert talk
Topic: Steve Howe @ The Phoenix, Exeter - Wednesday 18 June
Replies: 8
Views: 1234

Re: Steve Howe @ The Phoenix, Exeter - Wednesday 18 June

Excellent review, sounds like it was a great night. My wife wouldn't have been keen if she'd thought it was going to jazz, so it's always nice to be won over. Thanks. I kind of don't like the fact that I approach most ventures associated with Yes with a degree of cynicism these days, but honestly, ...
by Dr_Yes
Fri Jun 20, 2008 10:07 am
Forum: When Rock Was Young
Topic: U2.
Replies: 34
Views: 3454

Re: U2.

along came U2 and REM and were actually original...UNfortunatly neither of those bands survived in the promise of their earlier works in the way that many of those 60's 70's bands still are A lot of good points in this post yesman, and if I may I'd like to pick up on something here. I often wonder ...
by Dr_Yes
Fri Jun 20, 2008 9:58 am
Forum: When Rock Was Young
Topic: U2.
Replies: 34
Views: 3454

Re: U2.

sound_chaser wrote:Nicely said Yesman.

Group hug everyone!
[SHUFFLES, LOOKS AT FEET]

Sorry everyone.

Have I said sorry? ;)

Enough already....
by Dr_Yes
Fri Jun 20, 2008 9:57 am
Forum: When Rock Was Young
Topic: U2.
Replies: 34
Views: 3454

Re: U2.

well... I'M very glad you bothered Your point was very constructive I'm sorry if you didn't feel acknowleged I thought the best way of moving forward was to let your statement finish the debate and move to the next point in no way was that meant to diminish the statement you made It was exellent an...
by Dr_Yes
Fri Jun 20, 2008 9:55 am
Forum: When Rock Was Young
Topic: U2.
Replies: 34
Views: 3454

Re: U2.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euhGPrgVZj0 That clip I promised - Partridge is trying to sell the idea of a new show (featuring himself of course) to a couple of Irish TV execs. This episode also features his deranged fan the 'mentalist' - a genuine comedy classic IMHO. I think Bono and Edge were p...
by Dr_Yes
Thu Jun 19, 2008 3:20 pm
Forum: Tour and Concert talk
Topic: Steve Howe @ The Phoenix, Exeter - Wednesday 18 June
Replies: 8
Views: 1234

Re: Steve Howe @ The Phoenix, Exeter - Wednesday 18 June

PS. I think there are some audioclips on their myspace site.

Might we worth checking anyway.
by Dr_Yes
Thu Jun 19, 2008 2:55 pm
Forum: Tour and Concert talk
Topic: Steve Howe @ The Phoenix, Exeter - Wednesday 18 June
Replies: 8
Views: 1234

Re: Steve Howe @ The Phoenix, Exeter - Wednesday 18 June

Wow! Really cool. Thanks for the review! Yeah, I've never seen Steve solo either, and I'm not very well versed in his solo catalogue (although I do have a few albums of his I really enjoy!) so it's great to hear such a positive review. At least he's managing to keep himself busy and, better yet, st...
by Dr_Yes
Thu Jun 19, 2008 2:47 pm
Forum: Tour and Concert talk
Topic: Steve Howe @ The Phoenix, Exeter - Wednesday 18 June
Replies: 8
Views: 1234

Re: Steve Howe @ The Phoenix, Exeter - Wednesday 18 June

You're welcome Chris. You should try to get to one as Steve's really relaxed into the solo performer role now and his warmth and enthusiasm for all things 4, 5, 6 and 12-stringed really shines through. I've got Skyline, Spectrum, Natural Timbre, Homebrew and a few others, but my favourite is the Not...
by Dr_Yes
Thu Jun 19, 2008 11:42 am
Forum: Tour and Concert talk
Topic: Steve Howe @ The Phoenix, Exeter - Wednesday 18 June
Replies: 8
Views: 1234

Steve Howe @ The Phoenix, Exeter - Wednesday 18 June

I am pleased to say last night's gig was an absolute delight. The Phoenix was packed to the rafters with several hundred eager Steve Howe fans enjoying his return to the Exeter stage for the first time since the 'In the Groove' tour. The timing of the gig - smack in the middle of the Exeter Festival...
by Dr_Yes
Thu Jun 19, 2008 11:32 am
Forum: When Rock Was Young
Topic: U2.
Replies: 34
Views: 3454

Re: U2.

I'm not really sure what you're going on about? You made a good contribution to the debate I was having with Yesman. I accepted your points and felt no further comment was necessary? Moving on from Sunday Bloody Sunday, I wanted to make some comments about Rattle & Hum, which Yesman has responded t...
by Dr_Yes
Thu Jun 19, 2008 8:39 am
Forum: When Rock Was Young
Topic: U2.
Replies: 34
Views: 3454

Re: U2.

I kind of wonder why I bother at times.

You try to make a constructive point and what thanks do you get ;) .

Okay, I know I am maybe being touchy, but I tried to engage and don't feel anyone wants to hear I've got to say. So byee.

PS It's been a really shit day. Can you tell ;) .
by Dr_Yes
Wed Jun 18, 2008 12:37 pm
Forum: When Rock Was Young
Topic: U2.
Replies: 34
Views: 3454

Re: U2.

I know we're trying to move on but this comment on the song is attributed to Bono in a newspaper interview for the Los Angeles Times on the 8th of August 2004. Bono comments that 'The idea was to contrast Bloody Sunday, where 13 peaceful Irish protesters were killed by British paratroopers, with an ...