K 80001; Vinyl LP). Howe recalled: "Jon would say to me, 'What have you got that's a bit like that...?' Life is a dream, really. To work towards a very harmonious sort of sound is the law of the land with this band, and I think it was broken on a few occasions… A time finally came when I decided that my weight should be heard. [64], In 1990, Anderson felt pleased with three quarters of the album, with the remaining quarter "not quite jelling", but felt the too soon release deadline given to the band resulted in a lack of time to listen and alter the music properly. Presented as a double album with one track on each side, its concept is based on singer Jon Anderson’s interpretation of four Shastric scriptures from a footnote in Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda. [48], The album received a divided reception from music critics. So the ends meet the river’s son, Ours the story shall we carry on We are of the sun. At the end of the tour, Rick decided to leave the band and,on 18 May 1974,his birthday,he quit YES and took refuge at his farm house in Devon, whilst his second solo album went to the number one spot in the UK charts. [20] Squire worked in the studio for as long as sixteen-hour days, seven days a week on the album. Find similar albums to Tales from Topographic Oceans - Yes on AllMusic AllMusic. While in Tokyo, Anderson was in his hotel room and explored ideas for the band's next album. Bill Turner, a roadie for YES between the years 1972-74 remembers, ‘I started to work with YES through Hemdale films. Fletcher singled out the acoustic guitar section from "The Ancient" as the album's high point. Jon Anderson on Classic Artists: Yes DVD. A course towards a universal season, Getting over overhanging trees let them Then, while travelling in America, having dinner one night, and having this chicken placed in front of me – it was typically overcooked, greasy, you know, probably microwaved – I just right there made this decision not to eat it and I felt good about the decision. Additionally returning to the archives gave me a chance to mix unreleased material from the multitrack session tapes for the very first time – either things that the band had originally recorded but abandoned prior to mixing, alternate takes, or different perspectives of the album takes (such as the instrumental mixes, or the a cappella mix of We Have Heaven from Fragile). I think it’s a dreadfully padded album… there are some nice parts but it’s like wading through a cesspool to get to a water lily.‘. Qurax Chris Squire commented that, ‘It wasn’t a particularly happy album. Wait all the more regard your past Jon Anderson wanted the Mayan temple at Chichen Itza with the sun behind it, and Alan White suggested using markings from the plains of Nazca. They tell me And for those that not only like and appreciate Yes' other classic progressive works but want to get even closer to the edge, there is nothing quite like "Tales From Topographic Oceans". The concept for Tales from Topographic Oceans had already been chosen, covering subjects such as religion, medicine, music, art, society and architecture, and it would be a mammoth project that would engulf the band over the next five months. [3] Anderson described it as "a calm sea of music" and aimed to get the band to play "like the sea" with "rhythms, eddies, swells, and undercurrents". They move fast Available in a range of colours and styles for men, women, and everyone. I began going for treatments. But I got sort of hip." Nous [71] The 1973–1974 tour visited Europe and North America between November 1973 and April 1974 and featured a two-hour set of Close to the Edge and Tales from Topographic Oceans performed in their entirety, plus encores. Sunlight, seeing ground [11] The group had no new material to develop, however, so ideas were penned that relied heavily on improvisation which Wakeman disagreed with, calling it "almost busking, free-form thinking" and thought the music ventured into "avant-garde jazz rock, and I had nothing to offer". The pair presented the concept to the band back in the UK – with a decidedly mixed reaction. Classic YES double album cover for Tales From Topographic Oceans painted by Roger Dean. It was a time when I felt the music was suffering because of this… inner conflict.‘. Won’t to follow, only tunes of a different age, as the links span So if you are intimately familiar with them the new versions may sit uncomfortably with you, no matter how faithfully I tried to stay close to the originals. [55] The Guardian thought Anderson's "high-pitched and carefully modulated voice ... seemed at ease and control". [10], Yes spent five months arranging, rehearsing, and recording Tales from Topographic Oceans. [47] The album was certified Gold in the UK on 1 March 1974[44] and in the US on 8 February 1974, the latter for 500,000 copies sold. Silently, they move round Tell Me One was 19 and one was 12", which required editing to fit a single album or extending the arrangements to fit on a double. Are there many more in comfort understanding [14] The group were split in deciding where to record; Anderson and Wakeman wanted to retreat in the countryside while Squire and Howe preferred to stay in London, leaving White, who was indifferent. He thought the remaining three sides have some good music, but are too scattered, and claimed the album's concept is "a bit too obtuse for a rock album". Released on December 7, 1973, Tales from Topographic Oceans was Yes' sixth studio album and was a double album based on Yes singer, Jon Anderson's, interpretation of a footnote in Paramahansa Yogananda's Autobiography of a Yogi. Rick planned to record the album from an evening’s live performance at the Royal Albert Hall, where he would be accompanied by a five-piece electric band, the 60-strong English Chamber Choir and the 100-piece London Symphony Orchestra. About the album. This is the only version of Tales From Topographic Oceans to have been completely remixed from the original multitrack tapes since 1973. The album was negatively received by keyboardist Rick Wakeman, who disagreed with its structure and elaborate concept and felt unable to contribute to the music that had been written. Signed promise for moments caught within the spell [6], While the tour wrapped up in Australia and the US in March and April 1973, Anderson pitched his idea to Howe, a prolific songwriter and arranger in the group, who took an interest in the concept. Lay upon me, hold me around lasting hours Life flower reasons, They move fast, they tell me, This was a new experience for YES, whose relationship with the press had been extremely amicable up to this point. Coloured in pastures of chance dancing leaves cast spells of challenge, Also a Cadillac and a Jaguar XK 150s, which is in immaculate condition – well, they all are! When it got too much, he would bring out the green plastic dinosaur toy and wind it up and let it walk across the stage. Shine over mountains make the view [36] Each of them carried a loose narrative thread that Dean did not continue for Tales from Topographic Oceans. The exhibition will feature the paintings of Ned Evans and paintings, prints and a video from Chris Wilder. "[58] For New Musical Express, Steve Clarke, who had listened to the album for two months and saw the band perform the album live once, declared the album "a great disappointment", coming from the strength of Close to the Edge and notes the "colour and excitement" that the group usually puts on their albums was missing. He thought "Ritual" brought the "first enjoyable moments" of the entire album, "where Alan's driving drums have something to grip on to and the lyrics of la la la speak volumes. Craving penetrations offer links with the self instructor’s sharp It was funny. [30] The track includes a keyboard solo from Wakeman that Anderson wrote in the album's liner notes, "bring alive the ebb and flow and depth of our mind's eye". Anderson’s voice seems to join the listener in the room, Howe & Wakeman’s solos glisten with clarity and White & Squire remind all that they were unmatched as a rhythm section during that period. Call out all our memories Did we forget what happened surely we can tell The album, which had originally been called Tales From Tobographic Oceans but changed to Topographic Oceans, was meant to consist of four tracks over one album. I’ve been practising dreaming now for about ten years. Revealing corridors of time provoking memories, disjointed but with purpose, All lyrics by Jon Anderson and Steve Howe. In 1973, Yes released their sixth album Tales From Topographic Oceans, boasting a staggering 81 minute running time. Ir Arranged to sail you toward I love Frederick Delius. [30] His guitar solos on the track, performed on a Gibson ES-345,[31] were influenced by his belief that Frank Zappa performed lengthy solos "because the audience wanted it. The day can consist of a zillion things at once. – Ritual (Live, Zurich, April 1974) Into a time we’ve all seen on, High the memory carry on Sent through the rhythm work out the story The four tracks that made up Tales From Topographic Oceans were ‘>The Revealing Science of God‘, ‘The Remembering‘, ‘The Ancient‘ and ‘Ritual‘. When I’m not working, I’m travelling. [43] Two more radio broadcasts of the album aired on Your Mother Wouldn't Like It with Nicky Horne on 9 November, and Rock on Radio One with Pete Drummond on 10 November. [23] Sound engineer Nigel Luby recalled that tiles would fall off the box during recording takes. And then give you a call These are, specifically: Brimham Rocks, the last rocks at Land's End, the Logan Rock at Treen and single stones from Avebury and Stonehenge. Details about Official Yes Tales from Topographic Oceans Album Record Cover Allover T-shirt. Distant drums, Force the bit between the mouth of freedom didn’t learn to fly As life seems like Chase all confusion away with us, Stand on hills of long forgotten yesterdays knowledge of God is a search, constant and clear. Designing for Yes Edit. [76] Wakeman declined to attend rehearsals for their next album and confirmed his exit on 18 May 1974, his twenty-fifth birthday. so I'd play him something and he'd go: 'that's great. All the dying cried before you But if you treat the new mixes as an alternate perspective, you may notice additional details you hadn’t before, and more importantly the new stereo mixes are a step along the way to creating the 5.1 surround sound mixes. It topped the UK Album Chart for two weeks and reached No. Ideas were sought from the entire band, but it was Jon who came up with the final idea. [57], In his negative review for Rolling Stone, Gordon Fletcher described the record as "psychedelic doodles" and thought it suffers from "over-elaboration" compared to more successful songs on Fragile and Close to the Edge. Talk to the sunlight caller The move fast, they tell me, That chased flowers of dark and lights of songs During the first few months the band held rehearsals at Manticore Studios in London, followed by a move to Morgan Studios. Then go back to bed for an hour, maybe. YES Tales from Topographic Oceans Album Classic Rock Music Band T Shirt 61979. However, it never became serious enough to cause a major split and the band survived. I ventured to see, as the sound began to play, What happened to this song we once knew so well So we saw them much smaller than they are in reality.‘. The album should have been aired on Radio One in the UK, prior to the tour and official release date but, due to a mix up, the wrong tapes were sent to the station. [18] The "Young Christians see it..." section of the song originated from a take recorded during the Fragile recording sessions that was previously unreleased until the album's 2015 reissue, which contained the track named "All Fighters Past". The promotional tour for Topographic Oceans opened to mixed reviews at the famous Rainbow Theatre in north London. Press over moments leaving you, Out in the city running free Clearly to be home, They move fast, they tell me, But from Anchorage to Tokyo, I couldn't stop talking. With no time to acclimatise themselves to the work, the press could not comprehend the scale of what YES had done. 『オリコンチャート・ブックLP編(昭和45年‐平成1年)』(オリジナルコンフィデンス/1990年/, "Rick Wakeman on His Tumultuous History With Yes, Playing on Bowie's 'Space Oddity, "Progressive or Excessive? Life is a fight between sources of evil and pure love. Along without you [13][9] Roughly one month into rehearsals, the band took a break from recording, during which Anderson vacated to Marrakesh with his family and wrote lyrics. "[39] The original pressing of the sleeve included a slipstream in the background by the fish that was removed from future reissues. School gates remind us of our class Naytheet Magic turned our eyes As our song memories long hope in a way Tracks tend to wander a bit ... and the music therefore is perhaps not as focussed as it might be." It went gold on pre-sales alone and was nominated for Grammy awards in the US. They move time Its liner notes feature a short summary written by Anderson of how the album's concept is expressed in a musical sense. The four-disc set available on CD and Blu-ray or DVD-Audio that includes the new mixes, several bonus and previously unreleased mixes and tracks, and expanded and restored cover art. We walk around the story, Out in the city running free Nous sommes do soleil The strength of the meeting lies with you Let them hide between There’s someone, to tell you, All music written and arranged by Anderson, Howe, Chris Squire, Rick Wakeman and Alan White. Let them rape the forest We don’t even need to try we are one, And I do think very well – Ritual (Single Edit I) and I'd play him another tune". Sail the futile wars they suffer Steve added, ‘We had so much space on that album that we were able to explore things, which I think was tremendously good for us. That’s not to say that this means these new mixes are “better”, because particularly the original mixes of albums such as The Yes Album, Fragile, and Close to the Edge are brilliant. As to call light to the soul shall sing of the velvet sailors’ course on I don’t believe in sticking my money in the building society so I invested in cars instead. PURANAS: The Ancient probes still further into the past beyond the point of [42], The album was released in the UK on 7 December 1973,[44] followed by its North American release on 9 January 1974. [70], Yes had planned to start touring the album with an American leg from October 1973, but it was cancelled to allow more time for the band to complete it. [9] Yes were swayed to remain in London and record at Morgan Studios as it housed Britain's first 24-track tape machine, produced by Ampex, which presented greater possibilities in the studio. [22] "About halfway through the album", said Offord, "The cows were covered in graffiti and all the plants had died. Dawn of our power we amuse redescending as fast as misused When the idea for the colorful bean bag chair was hatched, the designer obviously envisioned a wasted teen reclined in the form-fitting piece of loud furnature, with bulky Koss head phones covering the ears, while Tales From Topographic Oceans was spinning on a Pioneer turntable. And I write some music on a piano. Tales from Topographic Oceans is the sixth studio album from Yes, released in the UK on December 14, 1973 (January 9, 1974, in the US). [69], Tales from Topographic Oceans was reissued with new stereo and 5.1 surround sound mixes completed by Steven Wilson in October 2016 on the Panegyric label. I saw Yes on the topographic oceans tour at the Philadelphia spectrum and it was the worst concert me and my friends had ever been to, or since. Soul constant sight listener He complained about the album's length, Howe's guitar solos on "The Ancient", and the percussion section on "Ritual", but praised Wakeman for his "stellar performance" throughout and believed the keyboardist was the "most human of the group". Tales From Topographic Oceans, an Album by Yes. I did the dry ice for ‘Close To The Edge‘ and I used to winch the wings up and down on top of Alan’s drum staging for ‘Ritual.’ Rick was so cheesed-off in those days he would just walk off stage, he either had crates of beer behind his keyboards or he’d resort to a glove puppet that would wave to the audience when he was bored. But even this cannot last long and cohesion is lost once more to the gods of drab self-indulgence. Relayer [46] The North American leg included two sold out shows at Madison Square Garden in New York City that grossed over $200,000. ‘When you think we worked on minuscule budgets, compared to what other people were getting, we achieved quite dramatic effects,‘ recalls Roger. Days pass as seconds turn the key As we shall speak to differ also the ends meet the river’s son Yes started the Tales from Topographic Oceans Tour at Winter Gardens, Bournemouth in November 1973 and covered the entire country before ending in December. And I do think very well Following the fantastically successful collaboration between Roger Dean and his brother Martyn on the Tales From Topographic Oceans album cover, the Deans copied a number of stylistic features for the stage design. Have you got anything else?' As the truth unfolds you Sun Item Information. Robert Sheldon for The Times termed the music as "rockophonic", and selected "The Ancient" as a piece of music that "will be studied twenty-five years hence as a turning point in modern music". [5] Anderson spoke about his meeting with Muir: "I felt I had to learn from him. Together they used the spare time in between gigs to hold writing sessions in their hotel rooms lit by candlelight, sharing musical and lyrical ideas that suited the album's concept. However, when Atlantic first listened to it, the mood was one of sheer incredulity – only four tracks on a double album was unheard of at that time. Other skylines Yes frontman Jon Anderson devised the concept album during the band's 1973 Japanese tour when he read a footnote in Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda that describes four bodies of Hindu texts about a specific field of knowledge, collectively named shastras: the śruti, smriti, puranas, and tantras. Tales from Topographic Oceans is the sixth studio album by Yes, and was released in 1973.It is the first Yes studio album to feature Alan White on drums after he replaced Bill Bruford in 1972. Or does it all come out along without you Tales from Topographic Oceans is the sixth studio album from the English rock band Yes, released as a double album on 7 December 1973 by Atlantic Records.It is a concept album based on singer Jon Anderson's interpretation of a footnote in Autobiography of a Yogi (1946) by Paramahansa Yogananda that describes four bodies of Hindu texts, collectively named the shastras. So the idea of ... a sort of magical landscape and an alternative landscape ... that informed everything: the album cover, the merchandising, the stage. The critics had a field day panning the new album, which affected YES for quite some time, while the fans embraced the work. Fight, fight, fight, Maybe I’ll just sing awhile Gunes, Grian Usually the music brought us together. A peace of mind Our life seems like knowledge. Shine or moons send me memories trail over days of forgotten tales "[66], Anderson spoke about his wish to edit the album and reissue it as a condensed 60-minute version with remixes and overdubs, but the plan was affected by "personality problems". Despite various setbacks, on 18 January 1974, Rick pulled it off. The UK leg saw Yes sell out the Rainbow Theatre in London for five consecutive nights, marking the first time a rock band achieved the feat. Produced by Eddie Offord, the four song Tales From Topographic Oceans swims in a sea of excess. – Original Album mix (flat transfer) in High Resolution Stereo CDs feature a completely new stereo album mix by Steven Wilson, a new mix of Dance of the Dawn and five new single edits (both editions). Alternate tune, In the days of summers so long According to Howe, the track was originally 28 minutes in length but six minutes were cut due to the time constraints of a vinyl record. The exhibition is being curated by B.V.B. Move around surely sing While the moments start to linger Of the velvet sailors’ course on Tales from Topographic Oceans is a music studio album recording by YES (Symphonic Prog/Progressive Rock) released in 1973 on cd, lp / vinyl and/or cassette. Nous sommes do soleil [27], Tales from Topographic Oceans contains four tracks, or "movements" as described by Anderson,[14] that range between 18 and 22 minutes. Tales from Topographic Oceans is also available as part of the High Vibration SACD Box Set at Amazon. [30] White came up with the chord basis of an entire section of the song on the guitar, which he does not play confidently, but Anderson told him to "keep playing" so it could be developed further. [7], "The Remembering" relates to the smriti, literally meaning "that which is remembered". Samse, So the flowering creativity of life wove its As time goes by, they’ll be worth a bomb!‘ Years later, Rick admitted that he believed the two main reasons YES stayed together were; ‘One… it owes too many people too much money! Atuned to the majesty of music "[14] The lyrics contain several translations of the word "Sun" or an explanation of the Sun from various languages. We advance we retrace our stories, Like a dreamer all our lives are only lost begotten changes We played in the music industry league. Clarke concluded with a hope of Yes making a return to "real songs" which demonstrate their musicianship better. – Original Roger Dean artwork expanded & restored with material from the Roger Dean archive & with full approval of the artist. Sunlight Late into corners, and we danced from the ocean. But I just can’t believe they really mean to sommes du soleil. 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