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Clash of prog epics: Cygnus Hemispheres or Close to the Edge?


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Poll: Clash of prog epics: Cygnus Hemispheres or Close to the Edge? (30 member(s) have cast votes)

Clash of prog epics: Cygnus Hemispheres or Close to the Edge?

  1. Rush - Cygnus Hemispheres (13 votes [43.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 43.33%

  2. Yes - Close to the Edge (17 votes [56.67%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 56.67%

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#1 Texas King

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 03:55 PM





For me CTTE crushes Hemispheres in every possible aspect.
I suppose that Hemi will win this poll by a thin margin.

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 03:56 PM

Close to the Edge very, very easily.

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 04:02 PM

You mean side one of Hems versus side one of CTTE?


CTTE, easily.

Edited by Entre_Perpetuo, 03 January 2018 - 04:02 PM.


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Posted 03 January 2018 - 04:05 PM

Hemispheres, it's quite a bit more metal.

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 04:54 PM

Hemispheres is Rush's greatest prog song. But no Rush song will ever eclipse Close to the Edge.

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 06:04 PM

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 06:14 PM

View PostMaverick, on 03 January 2018 - 04:54 PM, said:

Hemispheres is Rush's greatest prog song. But no Rush song will ever eclipse Close to the Edge.

That.

Plus, the "I have memory and awareness" section of Hemispheres is kinda clunky-sounding to me, and it pales in comparison to CTTE's "I get up, I get down."

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 06:19 PM

I have a lot of great memories listening to CTTE so it's an easy vote for me.

It's a masterpiece to my ears.

I was at the YES show in 2004 at MSG where the audience would not let the band finish And You and I.   I shed a tear when this happened.

about 2:45 in



Edited by custom55, 03 January 2018 - 06:32 PM.


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Posted 03 January 2018 - 06:53 PM

Not even close for me, Hemispheres by yuuuge margin.

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 06:56 PM

Edge because its perfect. Hemis is a tad long and way more repetitive.

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 07:49 PM

Cygnus Hemispheres

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 09:13 PM

You'll get no argument from me in saying Close To The Edge is the greatest song - and album - of all time .. I love it, and YES is one of the few bands where I can say that I really love each member ..

But there is something special about Hemispheres, and I feel more connected to the three nerds who, a mere 4 years earlier were basically a bar band playing high schools .. There's a untouchable fire in that Rush has, and Hemispheres is the peak ..

Hemispheres wins here





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Posted 04 January 2018 - 01:37 AM

Yes at the way for this one, sorry but imma not supper huge on 70's :rush: (Still alright btw)

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 03:56 PM

View PostMaverick, on 03 January 2018 - 04:54 PM, said:

Hemispheres is Rush's greatest prog song. But no Rush song will ever eclipse Close to the Edge.
This exactly.

Hemeisphere's is one of my very favourite Rush songs...but Close to the Edge is closer to the edge ;)

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 10:00 AM

Cygnus, and it's not close.

Close to the Edge doesn't even make my list of top-10 Yes songs. I've always found it a bit wonky, rambling and amelodic. It's got some great moments, but I've never understood the love it gets. I'd take just about anything from Fragile or The Yes Album over CTTE.

Edited by KenJennings, 05 January 2018 - 10:03 AM.





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