Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by LAW, Aug 29, 2005.

  1. LAW


    Jun 23, 2005
    Best YES song in your opinion and why?

    "Bury me with all my stuff...because you know that it is mine...."
    -Master Shake
  2. relayer66


    Oct 10, 2002
    Miura, Japan
    The Gates of Delirium.
    Most intense, varied, futuristic, most progressive.
  3. +1 in a big way!
  4. KeithPas


    May 16, 2000
    My vote would be for "Awaken" which I believe is a great song with alot of different cool parts, then "Close To the Edge".
  5. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    I don't know about "Best" but I'd probably rank "Heart of the Sunrise" as my personal favorite.

    BTW +1 on Gates of Delerium - I like that song a lot.
  6. jacostilllives


    May 4, 2004
    Siberian Khatru and Heart of the Sunrise. Awesome stuff.
  7. Thurisarz


    Aug 20, 2004
    Every song on the Drama album is my personal favourite, i love that album, and the tone!
  8. My favorites are:

    - Machine Messiah
    - Roundabout
    - Tempus Fugit

    I love YES!!!! :bassist:
  9. Lo end PUNCH

    Lo end PUNCH

    Jan 28, 2005
    For me it was "leave it" because of the sheer arrangement value that it had. Incredible and produced by Travor Rabin, their best producer IMO.
  10. Snarf


    Jan 23, 2005
    New York, NY
    "It Can Happen." Lots of depth in the production, great melodies, just a really well-written song. Good lyrics too.
  11. roundabout blew me away when it came out
  12. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    South Side of the Sky
    Heart of the Sunrise
    And You and I

    all are up there for me
  13. lucas vigor

    lucas vigor Banned

    Sep 2, 2004
    Orange County, Ca,
    South side of the sky
    Sound chaser
    The preacher, the teacher.
    Yours is no disgrace
    Beyond, before
    Could it really happen
  14. burk48237

    burk48237 Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Oak Park, MI
    I know they didn't write it, but their cover of America (Simon and Garfunkels) is sick good!
  15. jeff schmidt

    jeff schmidt no longer red carded, but my butt is still sore.

    Aug 27, 2004
    Novato, CA

    Wow Burke - I think that's the smartest post I've ever read of yours. ;)

    I second, third and 4th "Gates" - but I prefer the Live version off Yesshows - it kicks major booty.

    I also 2nd "Close to the Edge" - the whole album.

    But I'd like to also bring up an often over looked Yes album -Tormato - particularly the tracks "On the Silent Wings of Freedom" and "Future Times/Rejoice".

    The most musical wah bass work I've ever heard is on that album.
  16. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    Close to the Edge for me, but I'm kinda new to their material... kinda sorta. It took me a while to get past Andersons "grandpa voice" (I forget who here on TB called it that, but it's so perfect), but now I even like it. I got Symphonic Yes, and when I heard them do close to the edge with the symphony, I was so overpowered with the beauty of it.

    Heart of the Sunrise is the first Yes song that made me realize how cool these guys were. I was totally into metal when I first heard yes (that's why I didn't like em ;) ) but hearing Chris Squire rock that main riff made me pee more than a little bit.
  17. SlavaF


    Jul 31, 2002
    Edmonton AB
    The Revealing Science of God has to be my all-time favorite.

    Also, "Parallels" and "Ritual" from Yesshows are amazing.

    Siberian Khatru, And You And I, and Close To The Edge from Yessongs, likewise.

    Most of Drama (obviously MM and TF, but also Into The Lens is really cool)

    And of course, Starship Trooper and Roundabout are all time classics. :bassist:
  18. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    Nice! I'm listening to Tormato right now.

    Right on Matt!

    to add the "Why" to the 3 I listed....

    "Heart of the Sunrise" floored me when I heard it for the first time, that tone is one that I tried to match for a long time. Ric with a 4x12 & a 1x18 cab through a tube screamer.... coulda been close if I only had his hands and mind ;)

    "and You and I" is just a killer wave of emotion, one of my all time favorite tunes from any band.

    "South Side of the Sky"... it touches me! I can actually FEEL the cutting wind on that mountain, the bitter cold.... the exhaustion of the journey!
  19. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    On a tangent(as usual)-
    Has anyone picked up the Time Is Live set?

  20. I called his voice that on the Great Deciever Thread.

    I dig Gates of Delirium the most...not sure why. And Patrick Moraz is so scary it's cool.