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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 (one year ago) link

for shame that this hasn't been polled yet

reggie (qualmsley), Friday, 13 April 2018 00:45 (one year ago) link

Heart of the Sunrise or go home.

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Friday, 13 April 2018 00:46 (one year ago) link

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

JRN, Friday, 13 April 2018 00:46 (one year ago) link

South Side, baby!

Acid Hose (Capitaine Jay Vee), Friday, 13 April 2018 00:54 (one year ago) link

heart of the sunrise

ciderpress, Friday, 13 April 2018 01:00 (one year ago) link

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 (one year ago) link

Roundabout is one of the best songs ever made

stormzy daniels (voodoo chili), Friday, 13 April 2018 01:21 (one year ago) link

heart of the Sund4rise

mookieproof, Friday, 13 April 2018 01:21 (one year ago) link

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 (one year ago) link

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 (one year ago) link

tell the moon don't tell the marcher

mookieproof, Friday, 13 April 2018 01:43 (one year ago) link

Howe’s chromatic runs

calstars, Friday, 13 April 2018 02:15 (one year ago) link

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 (one year ago) link

haha

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

pplains, Friday, 13 April 2018 02:39 (one year ago) link

"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 (one year ago) link

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 (one year ago) link

long distance runaround!!!

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Friday, 13 April 2018 04:17 (one year ago) link

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 (one year ago) link

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 (one year ago) link

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 (one year ago) link

'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 (one year ago) link

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 (one year ago) link

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 (one year ago) link

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 (one year ago) link

South Side of the Sky

Gavin, Leeds, Friday, 13 April 2018 14:00 (one year ago) link

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 (one year ago) link

I've been faked out by that too.

pplains, Friday, 13 April 2018 14:26 (one year ago) link

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 (one year ago) link

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 (one year ago) link

Love all of Howe's interjections in the verses

otm but still voted Heart

Paul Ponzi, Friday, 13 April 2018 16:21 (one year ago) link

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 (one year ago) link

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

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Friday, 13 April 2018 16:28 (one year ago) link

Fine but unnecessary

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Friday, 13 April 2018 16:28 (one year ago) link

the definition of filler

Scam jam, thank you ma’am (Sparkle Motion), Friday, 13 April 2018 16:55 (one year ago) link

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 (one year ago) link

"We Have Heaven" is one of my favorites

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 13 April 2018 17:22 (one year ago) link

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 (one year ago) link

heart of the sunrise without a second's hesitation.

Louis Jägermeister (jim in vancouver), Friday, 13 April 2018 17:26 (one year ago) link

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 (one year ago) link

*has to be

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Friday, 13 April 2018 18:20 (one year ago) link

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 (one year ago) link

SHARP
DISTANCE

calstars, Friday, 13 April 2018 18:22 (one year ago) link

Dreamer easy in the chair that really fits you

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Friday, 13 April 2018 18:29 (one year ago) link

thought it was “dream more”

calstars, Friday, 13 April 2018 23:34 (one year ago) link

Dreamoire

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Friday, 13 April 2018 23:42 (one year ago) link

that works

calstars, Friday, 13 April 2018 23:46 (one year ago) link

SHARP
DISTANCE


otm

when worlds collide I'll see you again (Jon not Jon), Saturday, 14 April 2018 01:18 (one year ago) link

SHORP

j., Saturday, 14 April 2018 02:22 (one year ago) link

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

cal (calstars), Saturday, 5 May 2018 21:43 (one year ago) link

Have we done a Yes vs Crimson poll? Sheet

cal (calstars), Saturday, 5 May 2018 21:45 (one year ago) link

I’m sure Y would crush...

cal (calstars), Saturday, 5 May 2018 21:47 (one year ago) link

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

cal (calstars), Saturday, 5 May 2018 21:48 (one year ago) link

South Side of the Sky is my jam.

Fastnbulbous, Sunday, 6 May 2018 01:24 (one year ago) link

four months pass...

WERE WE EVER COLDER ON THAT DAY
A MILLION MILES AWAY

nba jungboy (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 3 October 2018 19:21 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Monday, 5 November 2018 00:01 (one year ago) link

South side is great but gotta go Heart

calstars, Monday, 5 November 2018 00:04 (one year ago) link

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 (one year ago) link

SHARP
DISTANCE
HOW
CAN
THE WIND
WITH SO MANY
AROUND
ME

mookieproof, Monday, 5 November 2018 15:05 (one year ago) link

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 (one year ago) link

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

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Monday, 5 November 2018 18:10 (one year ago) link

What’s the connection? Rush baffles me

calstars, Monday, 5 November 2018 18:25 (one year ago) link

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

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Monday, 5 November 2018 18:28 (one year ago) link

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 (one year ago) link

In and around the lake . . .

Andrew "Hit Dice" Clay (PBKR), Monday, 5 November 2018 18:32 (one year ago) link

SHORP!!!! DISTANCE!!

j., Monday, 5 November 2018 18:42 (one year ago) link

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 (one year ago) link

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 (one year ago) link

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 (one year ago) link

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

System, Tuesday, 6 November 2018 00:01 (one year ago) link

Nice

The nexus of the crisis (Sund4r), Tuesday, 6 November 2018 00:13 (one year ago) link

haha wow

fred-a van vleet (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 6 November 2018 00:38 (one year ago) link

both choices are correct

fred-a van vleet (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 6 November 2018 00:38 (one year ago) link

nice

sleeve, Tuesday, 6 November 2018 01:05 (one year ago) link

condolences 5und4r

j., Tuesday, 6 November 2018 01:16 (one year ago) link

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

The nexus of the crisis (Sund4r), Tuesday, 6 November 2018 01:18 (one year ago) link

lmao accurate

princess of hell (BradNelson), Tuesday, 6 November 2018 01:19 (one year ago) link

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

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Tuesday, 6 November 2018 01:28 (one year ago) link

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

j., Tuesday, 6 November 2018 02:03 (one year ago) link

schindleria præmaturus deserved slightly better

mookieproof, Tuesday, 6 November 2018 02:15 (one year ago) link

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

fred-a van vleet (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 6 November 2018 02:27 (one year ago) link

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 (one year ago) link

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 (one year ago) link

'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 (one year ago) link

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

He said captain, I said wot (FlopsyDuck), Tuesday, 6 November 2018 18:57 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...

happy 47th birthday, FRAGILE!

reggie (qualmsley), Monday, 26 November 2018 17:08 (eleven months ago) link

wheres those tax returns wakeman

j., Monday, 26 November 2018 18:37 (eleven months ago) link

two months pass...

According to Anderson, the song is about being lost in the city.[2]

we're far from the challops now (voodoo chili), Sunday, 24 February 2019 16:41 (eight months ago) link

The song is about being the roundabout.

jmm, Sunday, 24 February 2019 17:55 (eight months ago) link

eight months pass...

the sunshine -- in mountains sometimes lost
the river -- can disregard the cost

and melt in the sky -- the warmth when you die

reggie (qualmsley), Friday, 8 November 2019 19:02 (four days ago) link

cans & brahms 0

About right

Cornelius Fondue (Matt #2), Friday, 8 November 2019 19:03 (four days ago) link

Yes was a band that was partly great for reasons beyond the control of any of its members. The corny "give each member a feature" aspect of this album is evidence of just how questionable a lot of their ideas and taste were. I always pictured that as being Jon Anderson's influence although IDK for sure. Jon Anderson himself has a lot of lame tendencies (as does Rick Wakeman) and yet both work exceedingly well over that rhythm section.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Friday, 8 November 2019 19:52 (four days ago) link

i love heart of the sunrise so much

ت (jim in vancouver), Friday, 8 November 2019 19:54 (four days ago) link

the 'give each member a feature' is a fun aspect of the album imo, and the fish and mood for a day stand pretty well on their own tbh.

kanye kendrick frank kendrick frank kanye (voodoo chili), Friday, 8 November 2019 20:08 (four days ago) link

it's filler, but sometimes it's nice to have some filler to welcome us into the band's sonic world.

kanye kendrick frank kendrick frank kanye (voodoo chili), Friday, 8 November 2019 20:10 (four days ago) link

I like all the solo bits, besides Wakemans. Mood for a Day is really pretty and I like The Fish has an extended coda to Long Distance Runaround. Even Jon's is pretty fun.

frogbs, Friday, 8 November 2019 20:17 (four days ago) link

bruford's is kinda pointless, but it's also 30 seconds long, so it's fine.

kanye kendrick frank kendrick frank kanye (voodoo chili), Friday, 8 November 2019 20:44 (four days ago) link

the instrumental virtuosity each YES person performs here is more compelling and inspirational than "good taste" imho. i mean "heart of the sunrise", holy fuck

reggie (qualmsley), Friday, 8 November 2019 20:59 (four days ago) link

"We Have Heaven" is amazing.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 8 November 2019 21:05 (four days ago) link


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