Poll - favourite Yes closing album track?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Madrid, Jan 15, 2022.

  1. Madrid

    Madrid Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Madrid
    Yes have had some absolutely classic tracks to close their albums. What are your favourites? You can pick three. Let us know your choices and thoughts as well.

    May have made some errors on the latter day albums that I don't own, 90s onwards as only have Talk, Magnification and Fly From Here (enjoy all of these).

    Looking forward to seeing the results!
     
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  2. Madrid

    Madrid Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Madrid
    I voted for:

    Heart of the Sunrise
    Awaken
    Tempus Fugit
     
  3. willy

    willy hooga hagga hooga

    Heart of the Sunrise
    To Be Over
    Awaken
     
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  4. Thoughtships

    Thoughtships Forum Resident

    Location:
    Devon, UK
    Heart Of The Sunrise
    Awaken

    And one from Trev....
    Endless Dream
     
  5. Svetonio

    Svetonio Forum Resident

    Location:
    Serbia
    Voted for the last really great Yessong from the last Yes' masterpiece album which is criminally underrated.
    An amazing video created by a fan, using Roger Dean's illustrations..


    Yes On the Silent Wings of Freedom (from Tormato, 1978)
     
  6. newelectricmuse

    newelectricmuse charm, strangeness and quark

    Location:
    London
    My three favourites out of these are:
    Heart of the Sunrise
    Siberian Khatru
    Awaken
    ...but a lot of these songs are great.

    What makes a good album closer? Awaken does. Also To Be Over closes the frantic Relayer on a quieter, more calming note. Of the later albums, Endless Dream is a good closer for Talk.
     
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  7. sbeck201

    sbeck201 Forum Resident

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    Wreay, Cumbria, UK
    Awaken
    To Be Over
    Ritual
     
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  8. Perpetual Change
    Awaken
    Hearts
     
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  9. Madrid

    Madrid Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Madrid
    Awaken may well be their masterpiece and I think it's one of the best album closers of all time.
     
  10. Joey Johnson

    Joey Johnson Well-Known Member

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    Suffolk, VA
    Siberian Khatru, followed closely by Heart of the Sunrise
     
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  11. DK Pete

    DK Pete Forum Resident

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    Levittown. NY
    Heart of the Sunrise by a long mile.
     
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  12. lucan_g

    lucan_g Forum Resident

    Heart of the Sunrise
    To Be Over
    Awaken

    (Ritual could have been in there as well...)
     
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  13. juss100

    juss100 Forum Resident

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    London
    Absolutely agree. I can't pick it over Awaken or Heart of the Sunrise, but this is one overlooked track amongst Yes fans!
     
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  14. Madrid

    Madrid Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Madrid
    In the Presence Of is a latter day minor classic. Since then they don't seem to have gone for 'big' album closers although admittedly I haven't really heard the last two.

    The ones from the 69-80 original run are all really strong.
     
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  15. Jamsterdammer

    Jamsterdammer Forum Resident

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    Málaga, Spain
    1. Awaken
    2. Siberian Khatru
    3. Perpetual Change

    4. Heart of the Sunrise
    5. Ritual
    6. To Be Over

    7. Tempus Fugit
    8. On the Silent Wings of Freedom
    9. Time and a Word

    10. That, That Is
     
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  16. Bob Voldar

    Bob Voldar Forum Resident

    My three were "Heart of the Sunrise", "Siberian Khatru", and "Tempus Fugit".
     
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  17. The Razors Edge

    The Razors Edge Forum Resident

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    UK
    Awaken might just be my overall favourite Yes track, I also went with Time And A Word, which I've always had a soft spot for, possibly because that album was my introduction to Yes, and Heart Of The Sunrise the dynamics of which, even after all these years, I still find thrilling to listen to. There is much to enjoy in their later recordings, but, for my money, they never quite reached the heights of that early run - or maybe I'm just trying to re-capture my youth when I listen:rolleyes:
     
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  18. carlwm

    carlwm Forum Resident

    Location:
    wales
    Lot's of good songs up there, obviously but I've gone for:

    Tempus Fugit
    Endless Dream
    Subway Walls
     
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  19. drumzNspace

    drumzNspace Forum Resident

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    New Yuck City
    Sunrise, Perpetual, Awaken. I only voted for Sunrise however b/c it’s so far above it’s all I need to vote for.
     
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  20. Instant Dharma

    Instant Dharma Dude/man

    Location:
    CoCoCo, Ca
    Same.
     
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  21. GregM

    GregM The expanding man

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    Daddyland, CA
    Wondering why Perpetual Change isn't getting more love. Tossup between that and Siberian Khatru as my favorite.
     
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  22. zen

    zen Senior Member

    1. Heart Of The Sunrise
    2. Ritual (Nous Sommes du Soleil)
    3. Endless Dream
    Many wonderful YES album closers/finales were left off my top 3.
     
  23. Nowadays Survival or Perpetual , back in the day Awaken
     
  24. Bill Pafford

    Bill Pafford Hyperactive!

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    Surveyor, WV
    I voted for Siberian Khatru.

    Heart of the Sunrise is a very close 2nd.
     
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  25. SJB

    SJB Beloved Parasitic Nuisance

    Location:
    Maryland
    Tough call, Yes has a lot of classic closing cuts, but I went with "Siberian Khatru" as my main choice. The choice sort of surprised me, but that's the track that does the best job of holding my attention all the way through.

    My other two votes went to "Awaken" and "...Silent Wings...," both of which have parts that I really love, but also some filler where the song slows down without adding much to the overall presentation. A number of their songs could withstand being boiled down into "single versions" like Wilson did with Topographic Oceans.

    Runners-up: "Perpetual Change," "To Be Over," "Tempus Fugit," "That, That Is" and "Into the Storm."
     

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