History Trivia / Yes

29th Dec '16 8:15:13 PM CassandraLeo
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** Several outtakes have been released through the years which reveal quite a lot about the group's writing process. "All Fighters Past", a fragment included on the 2015 remix of ''Fragile'', reveals that a segment of "The Revealing Science of the God" dates back at least to the sessions for ''Fragile''. It's only a fragment because apparently the group reused tapes of material that they didn't feel was satisfactory, which makes one wonder what was erased in the studio. A rehearsal of "The Revealing Science of God" included on the 2003 remaster of the album (inexplicably not included on the 2015 remaster) also reveals that the same segment got a TriumphantReprise in the rehearsal. The band cut it in the final version, but it feels like a loss. (WordOfGod says that the original version of that particular song was over twenty-five minutes long.) Jon Anderson has expressed a desire for awhile to re-edit ''Tales from Topographic Oceans'' for concision, but one wonders whether there was other material left on the cutting room floor that would have improved the album.
** Similarly, "South Side of the Sky", as revealed on the 2015 remix, had a radically different arrangement when the band was rehearsing it. There was a cheerful acoustic guitar/organ passage in the instrumental midsection that got removed because it didn't fit with the mood of the song, which makes sense, but the band doesn't seem to have reused it later, which is a shame, because it's rather charming.
20th Dec '16 10:44:30 PM bt8257
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* ColbertBump: For some young anime fans, and especially the Japanese audience, their first introduction to the band would be with "Roundabout" appearing as the first couple endings to the 2012 adaptation of''Franchise/JojosBizarreAdventure''.

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* ColbertBump: For some young anime fans, and especially the Japanese audience, their first introduction to the band would be with "Roundabout" appearing as the first couple endings to the 2012 adaptation of''Franchise/JojosBizarreAdventure''.of ''Franchise/JojosBizarreAdventure''.
18th Oct '16 9:50:59 AM WaxingName
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* ColbertBump: For some young anime fans, and especially the Japanese audience, their first introduction to the band would be with "Roundabout" appearing as the first couple endings to the 2012 adaptation of''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure''.

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* ColbertBump: For some young anime fans, and especially the Japanese audience, their first introduction to the band would be with "Roundabout" appearing as the first couple endings to the 2012 adaptation of''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure''.of''Franchise/JojosBizarreAdventure''.
9th Oct '16 11:38:54 AM MarkLungo
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** "Roundabout" off ''Fragile'' has few progressive elements compared to most of their '70s output. Even sounds like a straightforward rock song if you listen to the radio edit. The original length? 8:37. Radio edit? ''3:27''.

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** "Roundabout" off ''Fragile'' has few progressive elements compared to most of their '70s output. Even It even sounds like a straightforward rock song if you listen to the radio edit. The original length? 8:37.[[EpicRocking 8:37]]. Radio edit? ''3:27''.



* ColbertBump: For some young anime fans, and especially the Japanese audience, their first introduction to the band would be with Roundabout appearing as the first couple endings to the 2012 adaptation of''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure''.

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* ColbertBump: For some young anime fans, and especially the Japanese audience, their first introduction to the band would be with Roundabout "Roundabout" appearing as the first couple endings to the 2012 adaptation of''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure''.


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* Creator/{{Hipgnosis}}: Did the covers of ''Going for the One'' and ''Tormato''.
23rd Jun '16 6:34:11 PM CassandraLeo
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** Rick Wakeman dislikes much of ''Tales from Topographic Oceans'', in particular the "filler material" they used to spread the album's pieces across four sides of vinyl. He has, however, softened on it in recent years, saying that there is about an hour of really good music on it. He has also said that if the album had been produced in the CD era, it would likely have been better, since the impulse to fill sides of vinyl resulted in the album being longer than it probably merited being (there was too much material for a single LP, which tends to be best suited for about forty to forty-five minutes of content, but not enough for a double LP, which tends to be best suited for about eighty to ninety minutes of content. While some artists, such as Music/{{Genesis}} and Music/ToddRundgren, released longer LPs, the sound quality tends to suffer as a result). He's also been with the band when they've brought some of its tracks out of the vault (''Keys to Ascension'' contains a performance of "The Revealing Science of God (Dance of the Dawn)", for example).

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** Rick Wakeman dislikes much of ''Tales from Topographic Oceans'', in particular the "filler material" they used to spread the album's pieces across four sides of vinyl. He has, however, softened on it in recent years, saying that there is about an hour of really good music on it. He has also said that if the album had been produced in the CD era, it would likely have been better, since the impulse to fill sides of vinyl resulted in the album being longer than it probably merited being (there was too much material for a single LP, which tends to be best suited for about forty to forty-five minutes of content, but not enough for a double LP, which tends to be best suited for about eighty to ninety minutes of content. While some artists, such as Music/{{Genesis}} and Music/ToddRundgren, released longer LPs, [=LPs=], the sound quality tends to suffer as a result).result due to needing to reduce the volume in order to fit all the content on the record, resulting in a higher noise floor). He's also been with the band when they've brought some of its tracks out of the vault (''Keys to Ascension'' contains a performance of "The Revealing Science of God (Dance of the Dawn)", for example).
23rd Jun '16 6:33:16 PM CassandraLeo
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** Rick Wakeman dislikes much of ''Tales from Topographic Oceans'', in particular the "filler material" they used to spread the album's pieces across four sides of vinyl.

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** Rick Wakeman dislikes much of ''Tales from Topographic Oceans'', in particular the "filler material" they used to spread the album's pieces across four sides of vinyl. He has, however, softened on it in recent years, saying that there is about an hour of really good music on it. He has also said that if the album had been produced in the CD era, it would likely have been better, since the impulse to fill sides of vinyl resulted in the album being longer than it probably merited being (there was too much material for a single LP, which tends to be best suited for about forty to forty-five minutes of content, but not enough for a double LP, which tends to be best suited for about eighty to ninety minutes of content. While some artists, such as Music/{{Genesis}} and Music/ToddRundgren, released longer LPs, the sound quality tends to suffer as a result). He's also been with the band when they've brought some of its tracks out of the vault (''Keys to Ascension'' contains a performance of "The Revealing Science of God (Dance of the Dawn)", for example).
23rd Jun '16 6:28:59 PM CassandraLeo
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* FranchiseKiller: ''Drama'' subverted this when the band came back for ''90125''. ''Union'' played it straight, killing their commercial success, and all their albums have since been released on indie labels, though they're still an in-demand live act.

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* FranchiseKiller: ''Drama'' subverted this when the band came back for ''90125''. ''Union'' played it straight, killing their commercial success, and all their studio albums have since been released on indie labels, though they're still an in-demand live act.act and several of their albums have still charted in the UK and elsewhere.



** Vangelis was also seriously considered for a spot in the group after Rick Wakeman left but chose to go solo. He did collaborate with Jon Anderson in the early '80s.

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** Vangelis Music/{{Vangelis}} was also seriously considered for a spot in the group after Rick Wakeman left but chose to go solo. He did collaborate with Jon Anderson in the early '80s.



** "Love Will Find A Way" was originally written for Music/StevieNicks.

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** "Love Will Find A a Way" was originally written for Music/StevieNicks.



** The album that became ''Union'' started off as a second Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe album, tentatively titled ''Dialogue''. However, "Take the Water To the Mountain" is the only piece from ''Dialogue'' that ended up making it intact onto ''Union'', with the rest of the tracks remaining unreleased until Jon Anderson finally included some of them in a rarities collection in 2006.

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** The album that became ''Union'' started off as a second Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe album, tentatively titled ''Dialogue''. However, "Take the Water To to the Mountain" is the only piece from ''Dialogue'' that ended up making it intact onto ''Union'', with the rest of the tracks remaining unreleased until Jon Anderson finally included some of them in a rarities collection in 2006.
22nd Jun '16 5:29:17 PM DavidDelony
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** Tony Kaye is not the director of ''Film/AmericanHistoryX''.
22nd Apr '16 4:02:04 PM 123456789
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** WordOfGod says that this is how ''Union'' was sabotaged. Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe were recording their second album in Montserrat, while the official Yes were recording the followup to ''Big Generator'' in Los Angeles, while looking for a replacement for Jon Anderson (Billy Sherwood and [[Music/{{Supertramp}} Roger Hodgson]] were considered candidates). ABWH's label, Creator/AristaRecords, wanted more commercial material, and felt it would sell more copies if ABWH were called Yes. Arista approached Yes to contribute material for ABWH. Trevor Rabin reluctantly sent Arista demos of "Lift Me Up" and "Saving My Heart" for Jon to sing on. Squire and Billy Sherwood sent "The More We Live--Let Go". Meanwhile, Anderson sang backing vocals on Yes' project. Arista assembled all of the Yes and ABWH recordings, plus a Bill Bruford/Tony Levin instrumental, a Steve Howe acoustic solo piece, and "The More We Live" into ''Union''. Adding to the meddling was producer Jonathan Elias, who, as Arista wanted the project completed on schedule, changed guitar and keyboard parts Howe and Wakeman recorded for the band, and added myriad session musicians from L.A. to finish off Howe, Wakeman, and Bruford's playing without even any input from them. That's right, '''Bill Bruford was replaced by session musicians'''. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] by the fact that Arista was in a financial rut following the Music/MilliVanilli controversy that caused negative impact.
** After ''Union'', the record label Victory offered a contract to record ''Talk'' only to the members who had been on the hit eighties albums, ''90125'' and ''Big Generator''. They then made sure an epic length song ("Endless Dream") and an old song by Rabin, "Walls", appeared on the record; the latter, much to Rabin's chagrin. In a bit of poetic justice, the label folded shortly after its release.

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** WordOfGod says that this is how ''Union'' was sabotaged. Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe were recording their second album in Montserrat, while the official Yes were recording the followup to ''Big Generator'' in Los Angeles, while looking for a replacement for Jon Anderson (Billy Sherwood and [[Music/{{Supertramp}} Roger Hodgson]] were considered candidates). ABWH's label, Creator/AristaRecords, wanted more commercial material, and felt it would sell more copies if ABWH were called Yes. Arista approached Yes to contribute material for ABWH. Trevor Rabin reluctantly sent Arista demos of "Lift Me Up" and "Saving My Heart" for Jon to sing on. Squire and Billy Sherwood sent "The More We Live--Let Go". Meanwhile, Anderson sang backing vocals on Yes' project. Arista assembled all of the Yes and ABWH recordings, plus a Bill Bruford/Tony Levin instrumental, a Steve Howe acoustic solo piece, and "The More We Live" into ''Union''. Adding to the meddling was producer Jonathan Elias, who, as Arista wanted the project completed on schedule, changed guitar and keyboard parts Howe and Wakeman recorded for the band, and added myriad session musicians from L.A. to finish off Howe, Wakeman, and Bruford's playing without even any input from them. That's right, '''Bill Bruford was replaced by session musicians'''. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] by the fact that Arista was in a financial rut following the Music/MilliVanilli controversy that caused negative impact.
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** After ''Union'', the record label Victory offered a contract to record ''Talk'' only to the members who had been on the hit eighties albums, ''90125'' and ''Big Generator''. They then made sure an epic length song ("Endless Dream") and an old song by Rabin, "Walls", appeared on the record; the latter, much to Rabin's chagrin. In a bit of poetic justice, [[CreatorKiller the label folded shortly after its release.release]].
15th Apr '16 5:23:08 PM lalaTKG
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* ColbertBump: For some young anime fans, and especially the Japanese audience, their first introduction to the band would be with Roundabout appearing as the first couple endings to the 2012 adaptation of''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure''.
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