YES - Going for the One

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Kink Rimson, Nov 18, 2005.

  1. In my opinion, an overlooked bass album. Very inventive playing, particularly on Turn of the Century and Awaken.
    Any idea what bass Mr Squire plays on the track Parallels?
    Doesn't sound like the Rick to these ears...
  2. keb


    Mar 30, 2004
    If memory serves me right, he played a Jazz on that tune.
  3. great record. I saw the tour and it was amazing. Awaken live is awesome.

    My faves are Awaken, Going for the One, and Parallels.
  4. The Owl

    The Owl

    Aug 14, 2005
    Chris's tone on this album was very cool, lots more grrrrowl and rrrrooooaarr and less trebly clank. You get an even better sense of it on the live "Yesshows" CD that has recordings from the "Going For The One" AND the "Relayer" tour (with Patrick Moraz on keys, who honestly I like a thousand times more than Wakeman).
  5. Ben Rose

    Ben Rose Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2004
    +1. I like Wakeman, but I love Patrick Moraz. I had a video of that tour at one point, but my vcr ate it. :crying:
  6. I am one of the lucky ones that saw Moraz with Yes on the Relayer tour. It was my very first concert, Sept. 1974. They played Relayer in its entirety - I was blown away.
  7. It was listening to Yesshows that took me back to GFTO. Parallels is the closest Squire ever got to funk. Saw them perform Awaken on the 35th anniversary show at Hammersmith - Astounding.
  8. Ben Rose

    Ben Rose Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2004
    I saw the Talk tour :rolleyes:, but I did get to meet Chris Squire and tell him that he and the Spice Girls were among my biggest influences.
  9. SlavaF


    Jul 31, 2002
    Edmonton AB
    GFtO is an amazing album, though I really can't get into "Awaken"... more like I HATE that song! But the other 4 tunes are great, Wondrous Stories is so chill... :D
  10. redwood


    Oct 3, 2002
    Buffalo, NY
    Sacrelidge! The finale of Awaken is one of the most powerful pieces of music I have ever had the priviledge of embracing.
    But, hey. That's just me :D
  11. Arthur U. Poon

    Arthur U. Poon

    Jan 30, 2004
    SLC, Utah -USA-
    Endorsing Artist: Mike Lull Custom Basses
    Great album IMO. I think Kirk Burglund is correct, -I'm pretty sure Squire used his Jazz bass on 'Parallels' and he may have also used it on 'Awaken'.

    I'd love to have seen the tours from Fragile through Going for the One, -especially Close to the Edge, but the first tour I saw was 90125. I also saw the Open Your Eyes tour from the 10th row, which was amazing.

    The two times I saw Yes perform live were fantastic. Overall, I'd say they're my favorite band.
  12. No it's not!!!

    How can you NOT like Awaken? I don't get it Slava...please explain. You didn't say why you hated it.

    I think it's one of Yes' more 'epic' songs.
  13. zombywoof5050


    Dec 20, 2001
    He played a triple-neck Wal bass on "Awaken" (which he got from Wakeman). The original Wal was put on display at the Hard Rock Cafe in the 90's, and since then Squire has been using a replica of it when playing the song.
  14. kjones


    Dec 4, 2004
    My favorite part of the album is the way, at the end of I believe, Turn of the Century, the last acoustic guitar part is being played, and they've already started the beginning of Parallels. You can hear the acoustics in the room change (remember that the organ part of Parallels was recorded in a big church), Wakeman plays a very quiet little intro warm up that's barely audible, then he just stands on that big pipe organ with these steaming cords, Howe starts one of the most underrated leads in rock history and Squire begins the main riff. Just sends chills up your spine.
  15. I think he acquired the Wal after making the album, to make playing it live easier. it was originally played by Roger Newell, bassist for Wakeman's English Rock Ensemble.
    The Wal is currently hanging in a Hard Rock somewhere, Squire plays a Japanese replica.
  16. Wolfehollow


    Jan 21, 2003
    Pensacola, FL
    the scales from howe towards the end of TotC are killer!

    It was probably the 30th time I listened to that song before I payed attention to that aspect...

    Awakens killer...

    Gates is probably my fave then Tales and CTTE, but GFTO was the first album (CD) that I listened all the way through and had that "amazed" feeling...
  17. I am a big fan of Yes from this era. My fave album is GFTO, but I also think Tormato was underrated.

    But nothing excuses the POS Drama :crying:
  18. SlavaF


    Jul 31, 2002
    Edmonton AB

    are you serious? I thought Machine Messiah, Into the Lens, and especially Tempus Fugit (one of my favorite Yes songs) are great... in any case, I think Drama is WAY better than Tormato :ninja:
  19. 12bass


    Jan 2, 2003
    Victoria, Canada
    Wow, I prefer Drama to Tormato.... some great bass on that one - Tempus Fugit.
  20. And thats whats so great about Yes, in any era - there are fans of just about every album. Just my opinion, but Drama is not one of my faves. Meh.

    I have always thought that Squire, Anderson and Howe are essential to Yes. Don't get me wrong, Horn and Downes are both exceptional musicians, but they didn't grab me emotionally on Drama.

    I have always liked Alan White, probably more so than Bill Bruford. I never really got into Trevor Rabin, and sometimes Rick Wakeman left me cold too, so go figure..... :meh: