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Close to the Edge is 50

Discussion in 'music' started by Fuller, Sep 14, 2022.

  1. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Feelin' nearly faded as my jeans

    I never bought the album - I much prefer "Fragile" - but I have this compilation with the CTTE title track on it. It's a Joe Gastwirt master from '91 and sounds OK to me.

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    Yes – Yesstory
    Label: ATCO Records – 7567-91747-2
    Format: 2 x CD, Compilation, Fatbox
    Country: Europe
    Released: Sep 1991
    Genre: Rock
    Style: Prog Rock
     
  2. Nigel

    Nigel pfm Member

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    My CD is the Joe Gastwirt master. I heard it last night, not bad to my ears. I also have the record but that will have seen better days.

    There's a nice Classic Rock / Prog magazine special on Yes currently available. Picked up a copy last week.
     
  3. BJP

    BJP pfm Member

    Same here The Yes Album :)
    Although my favourite discs are Keys to Ascension 1 & 2 , fantastic live recordings and note perfect , I eventually got around to listening to the new studio tracks on these albums and they are not to be dismissed .
     
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  4. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Feelin' nearly faded as my jeans

    One of the better YouTube 'reactors', Doug Helvering is a composer and breaks down CTTE.

     
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  5. notaclue

    notaclue pfm Member

    Best Yes album I've heard (I can't claim to know them all) has to be Beverly Hills 90210



    Loads of Trevor Horn. No Rick Wakeman.
     
  6. foxwelljsly

    foxwelljsly Hawkwind and Fire

    My taste in Yes is weird. I think I probably like the first album, Fragile and Drama the most.
     
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  7. webster

    webster Listen & enjoy.

    I have to say (ducks for cover) I've never listened to Drama.
     
  8. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    The Yes Album, Fragile’s longer tracks, first side of TFTO (maybe another side too, I’d have to re-listen), Relayer, and the title track of Going For The One here.
     
  9. Tumeni Notes

    Tumeni Notes pfm Member

    Around 10 versions floating around here; one vinyl, a German pressing from mid-1970s definitely a repress, not a first edition. I'm sure I had two of them at one stage, the other being a UK pressing, but that also from mid-1970s, so probably a repress. I must have had a clearout at some stage, but don't recall when. I'm off to Discogs in a couple of minutes to see which one I do have ....

    Various digitals; the Gastwirt remaster, Audio Fidelity SACD, 2003 remaster, Japanese SACD from memory, a host of others that are boxed up in the garage.

    Don't think CttE was the first Yes I heard; I think that was "Looking Around", played on Freeman's Saturday Rock Show, but I'm ... fairly ... certain CttE was the first Yes I actually bought on album, having read up on them in the music and musician press of the day. And that would have been the UK pressing that's gone missing.
     
  10. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Feelin' nearly faded as my jeans

    The Yes albums that get played most are the first three and 91025.

    I'll just leave this here as proof of how much they kicked a**e when Pete Banks was on board.

     
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  11. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Feelin' nearly faded as my jeans

    You're missing a bit of a treat there.
     
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  12. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Feelin' nearly faded as my jeans

    I bought the single "Leave It", as a 12" from the Woolies' bargain bin, 'cos I'd heard "Owner of a Lonely Heart" and thought for 29p it was a bargain.



    Imagine my surprise when my friend, Foxy, got Herbie Hancock's "Sound System" album and I heard this.



    I thought it was pretty cool.
     
  13. suzywong

    suzywong Wot, no electrons?

    In my case, "Survival" from the Age of Atlantic sampler, followed by listening to The Yes Album on Kid Jenson's Sunday night Album Chart show on Luxembourg.
     
  14. suzywong

    suzywong Wot, no electrons?

    A much under-rated guitarist. His solo on Sweet Dreams is right up there with any of his sucessor's, especially if you can get hold of the uncut verion (T&aW Deluxe Version)
     
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  15. VanDerGraaf

    VanDerGraaf pfm Member

    Very true- Banks had much of the jazz stylings that people laud Howe for.
     
  16. Paul Mc

    Paul Mc pfm Member

    I love CTTE, but Wakeman does rather ruin the title track for me.
     
  17. Nigel

    Nigel pfm Member

    Why so?
    The organ parts are majestic and the opening sequence before the music starts is incredible at setting up the scene. Moog synth I believe.
     
  18. Tumeni Notes

    Tumeni Notes pfm Member

    How so?
     
  19. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Church organ for me. Had he done the later part on a Mellotron or even a Hammond it would have flowed so much better. The church organ just sounds like a brick wall the whole thing crashes into. Kills any groove stone dead.

    If the Drake Equation is correct and there is life on other planets, and some of that life is intelligent, I’m prepared to bet my house there is no other planet anyone has ever tried sticking a bloody church organ into a rock track.
     
  20. Paul Mc

    Paul Mc pfm Member

    I think the church organ sounds fantastic on Parallels, but on CTTE I don't enjoy the whole slow section. I never really liked Wakeman that much because he didn't / couldn't play jazz. So when Moraz turns up I think they sounded great. Shame Eddie Jobson didn't stay. The lack jazz is I think why I have never loved Genesis.
     
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