"Tales from Topographic Oceans" Being Remixed by Steve Wilson

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by rstamberg, Nov 24, 2015.

  1. rstamberg

    rstamberg Senior Member Thread Starter

    Riverside, CT
    I just read about it in a post by ultimateclassicrock.com covering Yes' recent cruise concerts on Facebook. Steve Howe mentioned it in a fans' Q and A. Alright ... about time.
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  2. Endymion

    Endymion Forum Resident

    It has been known for a long time that "Tales" will be the next Yes remix project by Steven Wilson and some weeks ago I read somewhere that the mix has already been finished some time ago.
    But admittedly this is the first confirmation by an "official" source.
  3. The Bishop

    The Bishop Forum Resident

    Dorset, England.
    Oh, looking forward to this one.
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  4. This has "pyrrhic victory" written all over it. ;)
  5. Rne

    Rne Sufferin' succotash!

    This is the one I've been waiting for!
  6. gkella

    gkella Let there be songs to fill the air

    Toronto, Canada
    YES !!!!!!!
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  7. Claus

    Claus Senior Member

    I have read no confirmation!!!
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  8. Sordel

    Sordel Forum Resident

    Midlands, UK
    I actually think this has "critical reappraisal" written all over it, but my experience with Yes is very atypical: basically I don't even seem to listen to a Yes album properly until it comes with the SW Seal of Quality.
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  9. Tristero

    Tristero Touching from a distance

    I don't see a critical reappraisal in the cards for Tales. It is what it is, a fan favorite that is largely inaccessible to more casual listeners. I remain pretty ambivalent about the project, though when I'm in the right mood, it can be enjoyable. We'll see if Wilson's fairy dust is enough to draw me in more convincingly.
  10. Tullman

    Tullman Senior Member

    Boston MA
    Good, this makes sense.
  11. agentalbert

    agentalbert Forum Resident

    San Antonio, TX
    I wonder if I'll finally get something out of this album. It typically puts me to sleep. Was hoping he'd just go to "Drama" next, but everyone of these Yes/Wilson releases has been great, so I'll probably get this too.
  12. Lonson

    Lonson Just a Lucky So-and-so

    My favorite Yes. Bring it on.
  13. mestreech

    mestreech Forum Resident

    Yes, another great YES title
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  14. Eleventh Earl of Mar

    Eleventh Earl of Mar Somehow got them all this far.

    New York
    I always thought the Rhino remaster was really good, though I heard the Steven Wilson The Yes Album and it was really great.
  15. JamesLord

    JamesLord Forum Resident

    My favourite Yes album. If SW can improve the sound as much as he did Relayer I shall be one happy boy.
  16. Rne

    Rne Sufferin' succotash!

    Yes, it sounds really nice for me. Not something that can be said about the rest of the batch.
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  17. ssmith3046

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  18. dkmonroe

    dkmonroe A completely self-taught idiot

    Cool! Glad I held off on the Rhino though I was sorely tempted. I was afraid this one would get ignored by Wilson. I think it deserves the attention - a 5.1 mix should reveal some surprising things.
  19. varitone

    varitone Forum Resident

    Lincs, UK
    Rick eating a bhindi bhaji.
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  20. Zongadude

    Zongadude Music is the best

    Side 3 in surround, that must be something!
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  21. DonnyMe

    DonnyMe Forum Resident

    NW Indiana
    I know I'm not the only fan of Tales and I want to start a "like line" to see how many likers are following this post....The line starts here...any other likes?
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  22. chewy

    chewy Forum Resident

    West Coast USA
    so the are remixes like the nick davis genesis remixes....but good?
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  23. lennonfan1

    lennonfan1 Forum Resident

    baltimore maryland
    This is an album I never liked outside side 1 but I will, of course, give the SW version a chance. Who knows? Maybe I'll see something I didn't over the last 42 years:p
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  24. Tristero

    Tristero Touching from a distance

    Yes, Wilson manages to bring out new details while still staying true to the spirit of the original mix. Also, as a general rule, Wilson's remixes haven't been harshly mastered like the Genesis ones were. He prefers a flat remastering approach.
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  25. zen

    zen Forum Resident

    I'd buy a copy.

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