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Poll Results

OptionVotes
roundabout 36
heart of the sunrise 36
south side of the sky 17
long distance runaround 8
we have heaven 4
the fish (schindleria præmaturus) 2
mood for a day 1
cans & brahms 0
5% for nothing 0


reggie (qualmsley), Friday, 13 April 2018 00:44 (nine months ago) Permalink

for shame that this hasn't been polled yet

reggie (qualmsley), Friday, 13 April 2018 00:45 (nine months ago) Permalink

Heart of the Sunrise or go home.

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Friday, 13 April 2018 00:46 (nine months ago) Permalink

Great album, but not a hard choice: "Heart of the Sunrise"

JRN, Friday, 13 April 2018 00:46 (nine months ago) Permalink

South Side, baby!

Acid Hose (Capitaine Jay Vee), Friday, 13 April 2018 00:54 (nine months ago) Permalink

heart of the sunrise

ciderpress, Friday, 13 April 2018 01:00 (nine months ago) Permalink

I'm probably going to go with the one that I named an email address after in the end but there are some strong contenders.

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Friday, 13 April 2018 01:18 (nine months ago) Permalink

Roundabout is one of the best songs ever made

stormzy daniels (voodoo chili), Friday, 13 April 2018 01:21 (nine months ago) Permalink

heart of the Sund4rise

mookieproof, Friday, 13 April 2018 01:21 (nine months ago) Permalink

you haven't scaled the summits of existence until you've played 'roundabout' on a football field in a marching band

j., Friday, 13 April 2018 01:23 (nine months ago) Permalink

Heart
But South Side in 2nd, so propulsive, so determined, the perfect tune for walking in wind and snow

calstars, Friday, 13 April 2018 01:34 (nine months ago) Permalink

tell the moon don't tell the marcher

mookieproof, Friday, 13 April 2018 01:43 (nine months ago) Permalink

Howe’s chromatic runs

calstars, Friday, 13 April 2018 02:15 (nine months ago) Permalink

Roundabout is a pretty close second for me. Definitely one of the most breathtaking radio singles ever.

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Friday, 13 April 2018 02:25 (nine months ago) Permalink

haha

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KUmPPAQu58

pplains, Friday, 13 April 2018 02:39 (nine months ago) Permalink

"Long Distance Runaround" for me, because of the e m p t y s p a c e so graciously left for us (aided by ridiculous bass-drum work by Bill Bruford), as we're waiting to feel the sound, like mountains coming out of the sky and standing there (was it ever colder on that day? I feel lost in the city)

The double bass drum in the first verse when Jon sings "Cold summer" and the Chris Squire bass run when Jon sings "One... Hun...dred"; which he follows with this rad downward bass slide during the second verse when Jon sings "...Sou---ou--ou--ound".

Steve and Rick harmonizing in that awesomely-Bach-esque riff ain't so bad, either.

Prefecture, Friday, 13 April 2018 03:15 (nine months ago) Permalink

it's going to be tough to choose between roundabout and south side

Scam jam, thank you ma’am (Sparkle Motion), Friday, 13 April 2018 03:19 (nine months ago) Permalink

long distance runaround!!!

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Friday, 13 April 2018 04:17 (nine months ago) Permalink

Voting for South Side because it is such a great song, but so often overshadowed by the bigger hit tracks. Love all of Howe's interjections in the verses, and Bruford's drumming is totally badass. A real gritty, chugging song for Yes.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Friday, 13 April 2018 04:38 (nine months ago) Permalink

I probably mentioned it in the classic rock poll thread a few years back but I didn't realize just how heroic Steve Howe's performance on Roundabout was until I watched a live video. The man also has A+++ guitar faces.

stormzy daniels (voodoo chili), Friday, 13 April 2018 13:37 (nine months ago) Permalink

I remember trying to learn "Roundabout" on guitar and struggling mightily. Howe must have some really long fingers.

frogbs, Friday, 13 April 2018 13:41 (nine months ago) Permalink

'South Side of the Sky' is the one that gets stuck in my head the most from this, so that.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Friday, 13 April 2018 13:50 (nine months ago) Permalink

Not that I know a lot of their work, but I still love "Roundabout" 46 years after I loved it on Top 40. Gone, gone, gone--couldn't get a song like that anywhere near the radio/charts/whatever today.

clemenza, Friday, 13 April 2018 13:52 (nine months ago) Permalink

Yeah, it seems almost surreal that Close to the Edge was a top 5 album.

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Friday, 13 April 2018 13:57 (nine months ago) Permalink

I'm not sure if I have ever listened to the single edit of "Roundabout"! Classic rock stations always play the album version ime.

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Friday, 13 April 2018 13:59 (nine months ago) Permalink

South Side of the Sky

Gavin, Leeds, Friday, 13 April 2018 14:00 (nine months ago) Permalink

first time I heard "Roundabout" I wondered why they'd borrowed the intro of "From the Beginning" even though it was definitely the other way around

still weird to have two radio hits begin the exact same way

frogbs, Friday, 13 April 2018 14:02 (nine months ago) Permalink

I've been faked out by that too.

pplains, Friday, 13 April 2018 14:26 (nine months ago) Permalink

Had to be Roundabout, that bassline is so fun to play. But for the most part I don't think this album stacks up against their other albums from their good era, Yes don't really work in short-form for me. But The Fish is pretty cool, it sounds surprisingly ahead of its time I think, you can almost hear Tool being invented.

obnoxious pun (ultros ultros-ghali), Friday, 13 April 2018 15:43 (nine months ago) Permalink

first time I heard "Roundabout" I wondered why they'd borrowed the intro of "From the Beginning" even though it was definitely the other way around

The only ELP I know is radio ELP, but I've never heard that song!

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 13 April 2018 16:02 (nine months ago) Permalink

Love all of Howe's interjections in the verses

otm but still voted Heart

Paul Ponzi, Friday, 13 April 2018 16:21 (nine months ago) Permalink

This album would be a perfect 10 if it lost the solo crap

The Fish is OK but the others are such a drag

Paul Ponzi, Friday, 13 April 2018 16:22 (nine months ago) Permalink

True, the Wakeman and Brufors ones are my least favorite, others are fine.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Friday, 13 April 2018 16:28 (nine months ago) Permalink

Fine but unnecessary

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Friday, 13 April 2018 16:28 (nine months ago) Permalink

the definition of filler

Scam jam, thank you ma’am (Sparkle Motion), Friday, 13 April 2018 16:55 (nine months ago) Permalink

Heart of the Sunrise over South Side of the Sky because of the cheesy light entertainment section in the latter.

Three Word Username, Friday, 13 April 2018 16:59 (nine months ago) Permalink

"We Have Heaven" is one of my favorites

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 13 April 2018 17:22 (nine months ago) Permalink

I actually like how those short solo bits work to break up the longer compositions.

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Friday, 13 April 2018 17:24 (nine months ago) Permalink

heart of the sunrise without a second's hesitation.

Louis Jägermeister (jim in vancouver), Friday, 13 April 2018 17:26 (nine months ago) Permalink

Going from Roundabout to Cans & Brahms as to be about the shittiest, biggest letdown first to second track transition ever.

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Friday, 13 April 2018 18:20 (nine months ago) Permalink

*has to be

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Friday, 13 April 2018 18:20 (nine months ago) Permalink

Definitely gonna put on either this or Close to the Edge on the way home now. Getting excited.

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Friday, 13 April 2018 18:21 (nine months ago) Permalink

SHARP
DISTANCE

calstars, Friday, 13 April 2018 18:22 (nine months ago) Permalink

Dreamer easy in the chair that really fits you

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Friday, 13 April 2018 18:29 (nine months ago) Permalink

thought it was “dream more”

calstars, Friday, 13 April 2018 23:34 (nine months ago) Permalink

Dreamoire

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Friday, 13 April 2018 23:42 (nine months ago) Permalink

that works

calstars, Friday, 13 April 2018 23:46 (nine months ago) Permalink

SHARP
DISTANCE


otm

when worlds collide I'll see you again (Jon not Jon), Saturday, 14 April 2018 01:18 (nine months ago) Permalink

SHORP

j., Saturday, 14 April 2018 02:22 (nine months ago) Permalink

I definitely need to get fish out of water and olias of sunhillow sometime soon

when worlds collide I'll see you again (Jon not Jon), Saturday, 5 May 2018 14:32 (eight months ago) Permalink

They're both amazing.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 5 May 2018 14:46 (eight months ago) Permalink

Essential.

Acid Hose (Capitaine Jay Vee), Saturday, 5 May 2018 14:50 (eight months ago) Permalink

olias rules. people were shocked he was that good at so many instruments, and to this day there are rumors vangelis played on it both totally deny. JA's 'secret musicianship' was showing up way earlier than fragile; writing credits of "long distance runaround" are his cuz he sang the riff to howe iirc

reggie (qualmsley), Saturday, 5 May 2018 15:08 (eight months ago) Permalink

Hope you guys aren't sleeping on Chris Squire's Fish Out Of Water. The first three tracks (essentially forming one piece) are fucking dynamite. Shame you cant find it as easily as the early Anderson and Wakeman albums.

It's just been reissued as a 2CD set (the second disc is an alternate mix; the only bonus tracks are a single edit and a B-side, I think).

grawlix (unperson), Saturday, 5 May 2018 15:28 (eight months ago) Permalink

Fish out of Water is excellent.

akm, Saturday, 5 May 2018 15:33 (eight months ago) Permalink

Great news about the reissue.

here's tracklisting, hope posting it doesn't screw with the formatting

Disc: 1
1. Hold Out Your Hand
2. You By My Side
3. Silently Falling
4. Lucky Seven
5. Safe (Canon Song)

Disc: 2
1. Fish Out of Water
2. Hold Out Your Hand
3. You By My Side
4. Silently Falling
5. Lucky Seven
6. Safe (Canon Song)
7. Bonus Tracks
8. Lucky Seven (Single Version)
9. Silently Falling (Single Version)
10. Run with the Fox
11. Return of the Fox

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 5 May 2018 16:31 (eight months ago) Permalink

Oh God, I love Olias so much, it's the best shit ever. Solid Space has that ecstatic building thing that the end of Awaken does so well that really gets to me.

MaresNest, Saturday, 5 May 2018 17:09 (eight months ago) Permalink

Olias and Fish in particular get me thinking that these guys had a lot of untapped potential. Of course Jon Anderson is still alive and I've only heard 4 of his albums outside Yes but Squire didn't do as much as the other main Yes members.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 5 May 2018 17:35 (eight months ago) Permalink

Invention of Knowledge, the album Jon Anderson did with Roine Stolt (nope, me either) in 2016, is great.

grawlix (unperson), Saturday, 5 May 2018 18:06 (eight months ago) Permalink

I think Anderson once said there was lots of ideas he held back because he wanted to do them with Yes.

Now that Yes isn't an option for him now, maybe he's using those ideas now.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 5 May 2018 18:25 (eight months ago) Permalink

Have listened to the "Fish..." reissue and it's worth it for the new remastering. The 2018 remix is weird and too "off" for me.

Acid Hose (Capitaine Jay Vee), Saturday, 5 May 2018 20:44 (eight months ago) Permalink

Would have been cool if Jon dictated the riff to “Sunrise.”

cal (calstars), Saturday, 5 May 2018 21:43 (eight months ago) Permalink

Have we done a Yes vs Crimson poll? Sheet

cal (calstars), Saturday, 5 May 2018 21:45 (eight months ago) Permalink

I’m sure Y would crush...

cal (calstars), Saturday, 5 May 2018 21:47 (eight months ago) Permalink

What are the chances Jon dictated all of Squire’s lines

cal (calstars), Saturday, 5 May 2018 21:48 (eight months ago) Permalink

South Side of the Sky is my jam.

Fastnbulbous, Sunday, 6 May 2018 01:24 (eight months ago) Permalink

four months pass...

WERE WE EVER COLDER ON THAT DAY
A MILLION MILES AWAY

nba jungboy (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 3 October 2018 19:21 (three months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Monday, 5 November 2018 00:01 (two months ago) Permalink

South side is great but gotta go Heart

calstars, Monday, 5 November 2018 00:04 (two months ago) Permalink

on any given day it'd be roundabout or south side. today it's roundabout

Scam jam, thank you ma’am (Sparkle Motion), Monday, 5 November 2018 00:05 (two months ago) Permalink

SHARP
DISTANCE
HOW
CAN
THE WIND
WITH SO MANY
AROUND
ME

mookieproof, Monday, 5 November 2018 15:05 (two months ago) Permalink

I FEEL LOST IN THE CITY-AY-AY!

(rush's homage to this song -- "the camera eye" -- is almost as good!)

reggie (qualmsley), Monday, 5 November 2018 17:14 (two months ago) Permalink

Hmm, that's an interesting angle, never really considered the connection between those two tracks.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Monday, 5 November 2018 18:10 (two months ago) Permalink

What’s the connection? Rush baffles me

calstars, Monday, 5 November 2018 18:25 (two months ago) Permalink

Songs about cities, being a tourist in a city, the soul of a city

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Monday, 5 November 2018 18:28 (two months ago) Permalink

I find the lyrics to Heart of the Sunrise far more perplexing than The Camera Eye. You could probably say that about any Yes song vs any Rush song though.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Monday, 5 November 2018 18:30 (two months ago) Permalink

In and around the lake . . .

Andrew "Hit Dice" Clay (PBKR), Monday, 5 November 2018 18:32 (two months ago) Permalink

SHORP!!!! DISTANCE!!

j., Monday, 5 November 2018 18:42 (two months ago) Permalink

I was just about to say that I thought this one had been polled already, but then I realised it's the same poll!

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Monday, 5 November 2018 19:18 (two months ago) Permalink

Did Peart (or anyone) actually say "The Camera Eye" was an homage or was that a joke?

The nexus of the crisis (Sund4r), Monday, 5 November 2018 20:18 (two months ago) Permalink

I don't know how long the Steven Wilson remixes have been on Spotify, but there they are.

pplains, Monday, 5 November 2018 20:55 (two months ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Tuesday, 6 November 2018 00:01 (two months ago) Permalink

Nice

The nexus of the crisis (Sund4r), Tuesday, 6 November 2018 00:13 (two months ago) Permalink

haha wow

fred-a van vleet (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 6 November 2018 00:38 (two months ago) Permalink

both choices are correct

fred-a van vleet (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 6 November 2018 00:38 (two months ago) Permalink

nice

sleeve, Tuesday, 6 November 2018 01:05 (two months ago) Permalink

condolences 5und4r

j., Tuesday, 6 November 2018 01:16 (two months ago) Permalink

I voted for "Sunrise"! And I like "Roundabout" a lot!

The nexus of the crisis (Sund4r), Tuesday, 6 November 2018 01:18 (two months ago) Permalink

lmao accurate

princess of hell (BradNelson), Tuesday, 6 November 2018 01:19 (two months ago) Permalink

a little surprised Long Distance Runaround trailed so far behind the other 3

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Tuesday, 6 November 2018 01:28 (two months ago) Permalink

poor 5%, it didn't deserve to tie with cans

j., Tuesday, 6 November 2018 02:03 (two months ago) Permalink

schindleria præmaturus deserved slightly better

mookieproof, Tuesday, 6 November 2018 02:15 (two months ago) Permalink

i always wind up listening to 5% four times in a row

fred-a van vleet (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 6 November 2018 02:27 (two months ago) Permalink

It’s not that the songs that placed low are not good, it’s that the songs that placed high are monuments

calstars, Tuesday, 6 November 2018 02:45 (two months ago) Permalink

Yeah, the top 4 (plus 'The Fish', which I see more as a coda to 'Long Distance Runaround' - can't have one without the other) are the real meat of this record. Anything additional is just highly listenable padding.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Tuesday, 6 November 2018 18:38 (two months ago) Permalink

'Mood For A Day' isn't as enjoyable as 'Clap' but it's kinda funny seeing it only get one vote when I assume these are some very difficult songs to play.

He said captain, I said wot (FlopsyDuck), Tuesday, 6 November 2018 18:50 (two months ago) Permalink

(listening to them again) ... maybe 'Mood For A Day' is better

He said captain, I said wot (FlopsyDuck), Tuesday, 6 November 2018 18:57 (two months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

happy 47th birthday, FRAGILE!

reggie (qualmsley), Monday, 26 November 2018 17:08 (one month ago) Permalink

wheres those tax returns wakeman

j., Monday, 26 November 2018 18:37 (one month ago) Permalink


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