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    Quote Originally Posted by The Crimson King View Post
    Yes did have some shitty album titles. Relayer? Tormato? What the hell is a “relayer”, anyway?
    I love the Relayer title, it speaks to me of relaying stories and ancient memories from our ancestors across millennia to the present times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Crimson King View Post
    Yes did have some shitty album titles. Relayer? Tormato? What the hell is a “relayer”, anyway?
    Apart from the reference to both some of the lyrics in "The Remembering" on TftO and "Sound Chaser" ("as nature relays to set the scene..."), I've come to believe there might be a reference to the Beatles' "Revolver". "Revolver" referred to the album as an object revolving on a record player, "Relayer" may be a description of the album as something that relays musical ideas, thoughts, etc.
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    I never gave it much thought, but with the cover depicting some ancients on horseback navigating a narrow passage, I always thought the relayer was akin to the Greek messenger who runs all the way to Athens to relay the news of the battle's outcome to the city leaders. A quick search reveals this to be Pheidippides, and connects him to Marathon running. At any rate, the Yes crew are on horseback, but I always imagined the task as similar, due to the artwork.
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