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  1. Yes guitarist Steve Howe has spoken of the challenges he and the band faced while revisiting their classic album Tales From Topographic Oceans for their live shows. They’re gearing up to launch Topographic Drama: Live Across America on November 24 via Rhino Records, which was recorded across 12 dates on the band’s US tour in February.
  2. Tales From Topographic Oceans is an amazing musical journey with few rivals in the genre.” (Image credit: Andrew Simpson) THEO TRAVIS “Tales From Topographic Oceans was never my favourite Yes record. Steven Wilson has spun his usual magic on the new remix, but I still find the music a little overblown and ponderous.
  3. Tales From Topographic Oceans is an album you can’t be ambivalent about. Asked if it’s a formidable achievement or a folly, Steven Wilson says, “Both! One of the things I miss in modern rock music is the will to reach for the stars and risk falling flat on your face.
  4. May 21,  · "Tales From Topographic Oceans" is a piece of music that the band itself may not have understood where they wanted to take us. It goes from melodic to chaos and back again. Some parts of the songs seem to go on too long and some seem to end too soon. Ideas are formed and forgotten and never gone back to again/5().
  5. Nov 21,  · Yes: Tales From Topographic Oceans and it's all the more galling that if you can get past that there is the beautiful passage of vocals and Steve Howe's acoustic guitar. including winded acoustic passages by Howe, but there was one section that had some good stuff in it. Ritual runs everything together, with confusing lyrics, a long 4/5().
  6. Aug 09,  · “Tales from Topographic Oceans” is such a high-minded album, even by prog standards, with its shortest song clocking in at 18 minutes and a concept whose roots are in Hindu texts, it was divisive not only among fans and critics, but also within the band itself.
  7. Tales from Topographic Oceans. Total Mass Retain: Steven Wilson on Mixing Yes’ Close to the Edge in Surround Sound it sounds just like you’re in the room with Steve Howe while he’s playing those guitar harmonics.” Steven Wilson is describing the clarity of the gorgeous acoustic intro to “And You And I,” the second track on.
  8. Oct 29,  · ‘Tales From Topographic Oceans’ is loved (mostly by fans) and loathed (by music critics) and has sometimes polarized the YES fan base, as well as the band itself. Jon Anderson and Steve Howe thrashed out the structure and themes of the double album while on tour in early , and understandably remain supportive of the music.
  9. Tales from Topographic Oceans is the sixth studio album from the English progressive rock band Yes, released as a double album on 7 December by Atlantic bluegrass.gravelmoondonndorintrius.infoinfo is a concept album based on singer Jon Anderson's interpretation of a footnote in Autobiography of a Yogi () by Paramahansa Yogananda that describes four bodies of Hindu texts, collectively named the bluegrass.gravelmoondonndorintrius.infoinfo: Progressive rock.
  10. Yes - Tales From Topographic Oceans Expanded Edition album review Guitarist Steve Howe’s playing is exquisite from top to tail, and while Chris Squire doesn’t dominate as he does on earlier albums, that thrilling Rickenbacker bass rumble is an ominous presence throughout.4/5.

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