Song80s Posted October 9, 2016 Share Posted October 9, 2016 The Tales album was easily the most divisive of Yes career, with some hailing its ambition and extended compositions , and others calling it pompous and self-indulgent. The double-album contained just four songs, just one per side, with the shortest clocking in at more than 18 minutes. The two songs Yes will perform on its 2016 U.S. tour are The Revealing Science of God (Dance of the Dawn), which lasts 20 minutes and 25 seconds, and Ritual (Nous Sommes du Soleil), which clocks in at 21 minutes and 37 seconds. Rick Wakeman, who was the keyboardist in Yes at the time, was less then enthralled by Tales. During the bands 1973 tour of England, he consumed a multi-course Indian dinner while seated at his keyboards as the rest of the band played on. I had a chicken vindaloo curry, with Bombay potatoes aloo, rice pilaf, papadom and naan. Unfortunately, the smell was quite strong and most of the people in the audience could smell it as well, Wakeman recalled in a 2004 Union-Tribune interview. I won't say it went down ridiculously well, although Jon (Anderson, Yes original lead singer) popped over and ate a popadom. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Rxb7U-oZxu4/TUwhWjwstUI/AAAAAAAAAA8/hGCi9TASH34/s1600/papadom.png Urrrpp http://ultimateclassicrock.com/files/2011/07/Jon-Anderson.jpg Why fit in, when you were born to stand out ? My Soundcloud with many originals: [70's Songwriter] Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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