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    I'm making my way thru the demos collection I...

    I'm making my way thru the demos collection I screen capped above, and yeah, if there's no legal reason there hasn't been a "road to 90125" type box set with all Rabin's demos and whatever Cinema...
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    A whole new world opened up for old proggers in...

    A whole new world opened up for old proggers in the 80s when they started singing about girls.
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    So that archeological endeavor earned me two...

    So that archeological endeavor earned me two Cinema/Yes tunes I hadn't heard before, Open Your Door and Don't You Know (or Carry On)... and a lot of early 80s kinda campy Trevor Rabin demos about...
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    Excellent. Thanks for the heads up.

    Excellent. Thanks for the heads up.
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    15539 So what are the chances that any of...

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    So what are the chances that any of these Rabin/Squire/Kay/White tracks are actually that? I'm assuming it's mostly Rabin solo demos.
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    Hrm. Just found a bunch of Cinema era demos...

    Hrm. Just found a bunch of Cinema era demos collections in plain sight. Will spend some time downloading and sifting thru today.
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    While I was typing that last post, the playlist...

    While I was typing that last post, the playlist in question ended and rolled into this really great sounding Big Generator tour boot, if anyone wants to hear a really great sounding Big Generator...
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    That is totally the version of Hold On from...

    That is totally the version of Hold On from 90124, or that is, both those versions (Hold On and Moving In) are from 90124. I've been listening to the 90124 stuff a lot lately since The Quest came out...
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    Okay, while we're talking about random rare yes...

    Okay, while we're talking about random rare yes demos, most of this playlist is from either Rabin's "90124" demos collection or from the expanded 90125, but where from is this proto-City of Love...
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    Thanks!

    Thanks!
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    Thanks for answering this question. Sorry, lost...

    Thanks for answering this question. Sorry, lost track of this thread for a bit. Giving a good listen to the SARM demos now and enjoying them. It seems like there is no end to the amount of Yes music...
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    You definitely are not, I think it's my favorite...

    You definitely are not, I think it's my favorite track. The first thing that jumped out at me was hearing all the comments about how there are no uptempo tunes after The Ice Bridge, and the Western...
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    Or are they the demos that led Arista to ask the...

    Or are they the demos that led Arista to ask the band to come back when they had a possible single?
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    This stuff is all new to me, and I thought I was...

    This stuff is all new to me, and I thought I was pretty well versed in all the demos and alternate versions from this period.
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    For the record, and I don't see much point in...

    For the record, and I don't see much point in discussing it at length, I like The Quest a lot.
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    If there's one thing I've learned from online...

    If there's one thing I've learned from online fandom, it's that music is a contest. Bands need to be compared to each other so that it can be determined whose music is better. Music shouldn't be...
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    Perhaps I didn't dig deep enough. I didn't see it...

    Perhaps I didn't dig deep enough. I didn't see it on their official channel yesterday.
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    It was the first thing I checked yesterday, since...

    It was the first thing I checked yesterday, since I had preordered from amazon. DL was not available for my order.
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    Yes, they usually will, but not ahead of the...

    Yes, they usually will, but not ahead of the release, so if they offer them for The Quest it'll be on the 15th. I wanted to listen to the album today. :)
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    Oh for fucksake. The album is up on YouTube now,...

    Oh for fucksake. The album is up on YouTube now, I would've ripped it from there to carry me until the CD arrived, but it wasn't up there when I checked yesterday.
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    Kinda disappointed the roll out for the album...

    Kinda disappointed the roll out for the album turned into such a shitshow. Just canceled my cd order from amazon and downloaded mp3s from amazon instead. I still like to have physical copies of...
  22. I always wonder about the mind-workings of people...

    I always wonder about the mind-workings of people that think the best way to compliment something is to insult something else in comparison. Or in this case, insult something else AND everyone who...
  23. This? https://youtu.be/31b0tRQ2zzE

    This?


    https://youtu.be/31b0tRQ2zzE
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    I went back and looked at the review again, and,...

    I went back and looked at the review again, and, uh, yeah. If you're rambling on about the Silver Surfer, Galactus, and Happy Days, chances are you're more concerned with being witty than actually...
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    Bless you stalwarts who pushed thru that whole...

    Bless you stalwarts who pushed thru that whole Classic Rock review. After the fourth "...sounds like [other musician or song]" without any actual analysis of the music, I stopped reading. Telling us...
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    I was just coming here to ask if anyone else felt...

    I was just coming here to ask if anyone else felt that they were just throwing subtlety to the wind on this tour, after seeing the Beacon show last night. Not in a bad way by any means, but last...
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    This was a fun little experiment, definitely plan...

    This was a fun little experiment, definitely plan on taking a more structured approach to doing stuff like this. Three elements, a kinda dense looped soundscape over randomish Logic generated drum...
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    I like the tune and ain't trying to start...

    I like the tune and ain't trying to start anything, but it amused me that... the first few listens I couldn't place what other Yes music the ascending acoustic gtr phrase that enters around 2:30...
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    Holy crap I haven't listened to this Crimson Jazz...

    Holy crap I haven't listened to this Crimson Jazz Trio album in a while and the rendition of Three of a Perfect Pair is off the hook.
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    This one perhaps? https://youtu.be/AOdmk85YyWo...

    This one perhaps?

    https://youtu.be/AOdmk85YyWo

    Also, no mention yet of Ian Wallace's great two jazz trio tribute albums?


    https://youtu.be/L2zCZRBDOHU
  31. Yeah, I'm surprised there isn't more buzz here...

    Yeah, I'm surprised there isn't more buzz here for this album. It's phenobarbitals

    No, it's phenomenal, but auto complete wanted me to type phenobarbitals and that seemed like a fun word.

    It's...
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    Yes, and AXS is doing a shitty job of sending out...

    Yes, and AXS is doing a shitty job of sending out the presale password to OG venue ticket holders. I had to get the pw from someone on Facebook.
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    My all time favorite Crim cover. This whole album...

    My all time favorite Crim cover. This whole album is one of my favorites, really.


    https://youtu.be/4xlxIVZ0FrY
  34. Just caught up on this discussion and wanted to...

    Just caught up on this discussion and wanted to throw in a digressive curve: Heaven and Earth? Same four guys in the same room at the same time as TCoL. Granted, with some post-production from Pat...
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    Thanks for listening and the kind words. There's...

    Thanks for listening and the kind words. There's definitely a lot of post punk in my music DNA, glad it leaks out thru this post-rock ambient jam stuff.
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    Still rumbling away. ...

    Still rumbling away.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dH7Wh9XiqY
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    That's kind of how ambient music works.

    That's kind of how ambient music works.
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    Really? He's always struck me as the kind of...

    Really? He's always struck me as the kind of person who's convinced he's funny and couldn't give two shits if other people don't think so.
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    Primus: A Tribute to Kings

    Had no idea this was happening, but it is happening.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4S70s2qsMvI&t=0s


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zflb2s_yu2A
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    This is my Current Crimson playlist, pulled from...

    This is my Current Crimson playlist, pulled from all the live albums:

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    Yeah, I feel like they've been subtly clear that...

    Yeah, I feel like they've been subtly clear that this is it for this iteration. Which makes one wonder what's next? The resolution to Adrian's issues with the current lineup playing his music, way...
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    Please. I expressed a very simple and clear...

    Please. I expressed a very simple and clear opinion, that the constant, repetitive explanations of why Yes isn't really Yes anymore are tedious. That it's impossible to have a conversation about the...
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    I've been here for seven years. I know who the...

    I've been here for seven years. I know who the players are without a scorecard, despite not being a respected poster myself. Thanks for putting me in my place.

    Moving on, but to be honest, I'm...
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    I do hope the black cover/20 hash marks art is...

    I do hope the black cover/20 hash marks art is real, but assuming/hoping there will be a more creative title than "20."
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    When I returned to activity around here a few...

    When I returned to activity around here a few weeks ago, I was surprised to see your posts because I thought for sure I had blocked you long ago. Thanks for reminding me I meant to do that.
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    Is it weird that I love the placeholder "titles"...

    Is it weird that I love the placeholder "titles" and artwork as it is?
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    Just a stray thought, and this is just my opinion...

    Just a stray thought, and this is just my opinion you're all welcome to disagree, but I'm pretty confident if there was a dedicated thread to "reasons why Yes is no longer Yes" populated only by...
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    Sorry if I overreacted, but I am so, so tired of...

    Sorry if I overreacted, but I am so, so tired of not being able to find a corner of the internet anywhere where someone isn't explaining how the current lineup isn't really Yes because of some...
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    I'm just realizing now how much discussion I've...

    I'm just realizing now how much discussion I've missed out on all the years I've been hanging here. I've been spending my time in threads for bands I like. Think of all the endless discussion I've...
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    Ooh, burn. You really got me. Now I totally...

    Ooh, burn. You really got me. Now I totally understand the need to repeat the exact same shit over and over. It's "discussion."
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    Adding "totally my own take and opinion" to the...

    Adding "totally my own take and opinion" to the end of one of the most repeated ad nauseam takes and opinions in the entire realm of music discussion doesn't make it any more of an original thought...
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    Thanks for dropping the link. I should've mentioned the stand alone promo that's up there is no longer up there. Kind of disappointing that all the promo singles have been pulled down. If anyone...
  53. Thanks for the reminder of yessongs.nl. Have't...

    Thanks for the reminder of yessongs.nl. Have't dug around there in ages, and just discovered there was a Be The One/That, That Is promo cd with 3:30 versions of the songs. I love finding stuff like...
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    False equivalence. Jakko is willing to do...

    False equivalence. Jakko is willing to do Adrian's songs, and Ade had no interest in performing Lake and Wetton.
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    (I'm done)

    (I'm done)
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    Okay, we agree and all that. But this is still...

    Okay, we agree and all that. But this is still frustrating/amusing. Why do you keep reiterating things I've acknowledged back at me as if you're telling me something new, and not something that I...
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    I have not criticized Geoff. Please stop twisting...

    I have not criticized Geoff. Please stop twisting my words into something negative.

    My point stands:

    If Geoff is not in a position to explain, that's understandable. But not explaining because...
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    Not to come off like a jerk myself, but...

    Not to come off like a jerk myself, but addressing the weird optics of the situation would involve addressing the weird optics of the situation. I understand that he may be in no position to say...
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    No, I'm sorry, to be clear, he accused me of...

    No, I'm sorry, to be clear, he accused me of calling Geoff a liar for saying "IMO he should acknowledge the optics." Even better. Yeah, very objective.
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    He accused me of libel for saying "I give Downes...

    He accused me of libel for saying "I give Downes the benefit of the doubt for now."
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