Yes - Tormato*

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by BryanA-HTX, Jul 18, 2015.

  1. Eleventh Earl of Mar

    Eleventh Earl of Mar Somehow got them all this far.

    New York
    Now those are some obi I wouldn't mind having
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  2. Chemically altered

    Chemically altered Forum Resident

    In your mind
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  3. Ken_McAlinden

    Ken_McAlinden MichiGort Staff

    Livonia, MI
    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.
  4. rancher

    rancher Unmade Bed

    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 ...
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  5. zen

    zen Forum Resident

    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.
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  6. NettleBed

    NettleBed Forum Resident

    new york city
    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.
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  7. BryanA-HTX

    BryanA-HTX Crazy Doctor Thread Starter

    Houston, TX
    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.
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  8. broos

    broos Forum Resident

    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?
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  9. WHitese

    WHitese Forum Resident

    Arriving UFO has some great playing by Howe..
  10. rancher

    rancher Unmade Bed

    It really does, and that saves it in my book
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  11. freemanl

    freemanl Bass Lover

    Central New Jersey
    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').
  12. SimonSaysCake

    SimonSaysCake Forum Resident

    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 :)

  13. Rufus rag

    Rufus rag Forum Resident

    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.
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  14. deredordica

    deredordica Music Freak

    Sonoma County, CA
    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.
  15. Chemically altered

    Chemically altered Forum Resident

    In your mind
    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.
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  16. ShockControl

    ShockControl Bon Vivant and Raconteur!

    Lotus Land
    Quite a few sealed original copies of this turkey on eBay, undoubtedly plucked from the cutout bin.
  17. zen

    zen Forum Resident

    Trade-in pile? These days you might get a nickel for a used CD.
    Perhaps keep it for those few good moments.
  18. rancher

    rancher Unmade Bed

    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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