Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by BryanA-HTX, Jul 18, 2015.
Now those are some obi I wouldn't mind having
Changed the thread title to "Yes - Tormato"
I did not notice so many threads on this album that we had to use the subject "Yes - Tormato hatred" to distinguish this one.
haven't listened to Tormato in quite awhile frankly ... but besides the absolute clunker of Circus (and I don't like Onward or Madrigal much either), I always thought most of the songs had redeeming qualities. Some of Wakeman's key choices are awful ...
Off the top, I enjoy it a lot more than Sabbath's Never Say Die (1978), ELP's Love Beach (1978) or Zeppelin's In Through the Out Door (1979). All these bands weren't as good in the second half of the decade, studio album wise.
Agreed that GfTO is overrated. Agreed that Tormato tends to be underrated. But I still think GfTO is better, and frankly I don't listen to either much these days. Yes for me is all about TYA-through-Relayer.
I quite liked the Yesterdays comp with the best songs from the first two albums. On their own they're a bit spotty but makes for a great album when combining the best tracks.
It is not one of my favorite album by Yes and it is clearly an album of its time.
But i wondered what would be my opinion of this album if i not heard the earlier albums of Yes before 1978.
How would i rate it, if this was the first album/music i ever heard of Yes in 1978.
Anyone for whom Tormato was the first album of Yes they ever heard?
Arriving UFO has some great playing by Howe..
It really does, and that saves it in my book
There are many, many amazing songs in Yes' catalog. Tormato might not be my favorite album, but the title track: "Future Times/Rejoice" is their signature song for me.
Everyone is playing their A@@ off and it's so uplifting. Listen to it loud.
My #2 song by the band (a close second to 'Awaken').
I'm a sucker for Tormato and Drama, will always have a soft spot for both and can play and enjoy them anytime. It has everything to do with first exposure. I knew of yes but hadn't gotten into them heavily yet. It wa the late 80's and the bins were full of dollar cut-out cassette tapes. Tormato was one I bought and I believe I had to replace it at least once. It got me through some tough commutes and solitary drives. Have them both on CD now
Am going to spin Tormato today. Love that album. The songs still sounds modern to me. I remember reading a review in Sounds on its release saying it was ahead of it's time.
As a huge Yes fan, it disappoints me to say I give up on it. Listened to it in the car this morning and while there were a few good moments, I was bored. Every time I listen to it, I am reminded why, reasons that others here have expressed very well. Sadly, it's going into my trade-in pile.
It was a good album with some excellent high points but it followed too many classic Yes albums and pales when compared to Going For The One, Relayer,etc.
Quite a few sealed original copies of this turkey on eBay, undoubtedly plucked from the cutout bin.
Trade-in pile? These days you might get a nickel for a used CD.
Perhaps keep it for those few good moments.
Yeh keep Tormato, it’s half good - or download it to your library at least if you are getting rid of physical media
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