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Old 07-28-2006, 08:08 PM
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Re: Tales from Topographic Oceans.

Keith, correct me if I'm wrong, but Britain has more restrictive laws
when it comes to supplements.
I have Brit friends that talk me out of Valerian, Melatonin
because they can't buy it locally.

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Old 07-29-2006, 01:19 AM
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Re: Tales from Topographic Oceans.

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Re: Tales from Topographic Oceans.

Think that Tales is a hugely overrated album. I've never really been able to get into it it, despite the wise advice offered above. I think the problem with it is that... (retreats to the bunker...)... it's not actually that good. Wakeman loathed it, even as he was doing it: "Tony's Topographic Go-Kart" was his reference to it. LP 1, side 2 is for me the best cut on the record. I'll take or leave the others tracks. It does not compare favourably to any of the other 1971-1974 releases. Much has been written about Close to the Edge, but the towering Yes achievement for me is Relayer. It's peerless, IMO.
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Think that Tales is a hugely overrated album. I've never really been able to get into it it, despite the wise advice offered above. I think the problem with it is that... (retreats to the bunker...)... it's not actually that good. Wakeman loathed it, even as he was doing it: "Tony's Topographic Go-Kart" was his reference to it. LP 1, side 2 is for me the best cut on the record. I'll take or leave the others tracks. It does not compare favourably to any of the other 1971-1974 releases. Much has been written about Close to the Edge, but the towering Yes achievement for me is Relayer. It's peerless, IMO.
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No retreat needed...a good opinion.
Many thanks. This seems like a highly civilised forum; I may well stick around here for a while!
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Re: Tales from Topographic Oceans.

I thought his review and observations of this Yes masterpiece were spot on.
he is a little confused about the meaning of many of the lyrics... yes Jon could babble a bit,
but those words he wrote were fully inspired by Hindu philosophy, rishi study and the writings
of Sri Paramahansa Yogananda. http://www.yogananda-srf.org/py-life/index.html
and his book Autobiography of a Yogi... http://www.yogananda-srf.org/ay/index.html

Jon even briefly mentions the book in the Tales liner notes, even though he references the wrong page numbers...
he says he was influenced by a footnote. It is clear by the lyrics that Jon read the whole book to be so inspired.

I highly recommend reading it.
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Argh! What is it about Awaken? That is easily the worst "epic" Yes has ever put out. Argh!!!!!!

Boring, boring, boring. Put that and "Echoes" together, and you've got enough material for a good 5 minute song...

i really love Awaken like many ones in here. The fact that Rick Wakeman said he doesn't like this album would somewhere mean that he loves it. He is a 70s artist. It's just like an improvisational album and he doesn't like it to be shown as an album i guess. That's why he always try to add many stuffs each time he plays one of the 4 songs.
this album is a prog rock fight among many prog rock listeners and critics. Some are adoring it as i do, some hate it. we're all Rick_Wakemen...
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