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Yes - "Perpetual Change"


Yes Perpetual Change

Release Type: User
Audio Type: Single-track
Reductions: Yes (Auto/CAT)
Pitched Vocals: Yes
Vocals Gender: Male (3)

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Author Notes

UPDATE 3/10:
Replaced 90MB multitrack monstrosity with 11MB unecrypted for the benefit of all to enjoy :)
 
GUITAR: TheWizard
VOCALS: EchoOfMystery
KEYS/BASS: MrBurpler
 
“Perpetual Change,” the final song on the album is a wonder of polyrhythms, poetic lyrics, tight harmonies, elegant and non-obtrusive piano and organ, and sometimes melodic, always innovative guitar.
 
The Yes Album is not considered part of the main sequence of Yes albums, which starts when Rick Wakeman joins the band for Fragile, but is has all the elements that make the band great. On “Perpetual Change” — co-written by Jon Anderson and Chris Squire — the lyrics start with a dreamy imagery of a country home setting and the change of seasons but the metaphor works for the life of the band, as well as life in general.
 
Evocative, elegant but not preachy, the lyrics almost skate above the jazzy backbeat of Bill Bruford and offer a counter balance to Steve Howe’s opening power chords. Chris Squire’s bass is innovative as always, but his call and response backing vocal to Anderson continues to amaze. Keyboardist Tony Kaye is not to be outdone, with jazzy piano touches aptly supported by a few light Hammond Organ phrases.
 
The solo section, where Howe provided a brief and jazzy interlude is later punctuated by and interwoven Hammond and snare drum flourish. After a tricky time signature change and a more frenzied Howe solo reinforced by a Tony Kaye synth run, the main musical theme returns with even more urgency. “Perpetual Change” is progressive rock at its pinnacle, and seemingly unstoppable.



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kandowontu
March 7, 2018

Any chance for a Wii compatable version?

 

Thanks :)

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dlauthor
March 7, 2018

Man, thank you so much. Love that we basically have the TYA-Fragile-CTTE triptych in totality now (yeah, a couple of Fragile's fiddly bits aren't there, but not even Wakeman cares that much about Cans and Brahms).

 

Any chance we'll be seeing more work on Going for the One, or anything from Drama? I'm slightly shocked nobody's taken a run yet at Tempus Fugit.

 

And, of course, there's Topographic Oceans, just lurking there, waiting for someone with the right degree of crazy to take it on ...

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Funk Meister Freud
March 7, 2018

Simply stated....SWEEEEET!!  \m/

Thanks AJFOne and associates!

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nsw1-6
March 7, 2018

Any chance we'll be seeing more work on Going for the One, or anything from Drama? I'm slightly shocked nobody's taken a run yet at Tempus Fugit.

 

And, of course, there's Topographic Oceans, just lurking there, waiting for someone with the right degree of crazy to take it on ...

 

They're all coming, it just takes some time to get there ;)

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AJFOne23
March 7, 2018

Any chance for a Wii compatable version?

 

Thanks :)

 

C3CONTools - Wii Converter

 

And, of course, there's Topographic Oceans, just lurking there, waiting for someone with the right degree of crazy to take it on ...

 

You'll forgive my crew and I but we're not doing the entirety of Toppographic. A medley is in the works though

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Rocker1999
March 7, 2018

 

C3CONTools - Wii Converter

 

I think they mean a non-emu Wii compatible version.  Non-emu Wii's apparently can't read files or something similar to that if the file is above 40mb.  The fact this custom is 86.4mb means unless it's converted to work with non-emu Wii, it ain't working

 

Actually thinking about it, this custom may actually stutter on Dolphin just for the size alone.  I'll get back to you on that one.

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kandowontu
March 8, 2018

Yes, it needs to be converted to a .bik file in order to work, and the only way to do that is to have access to the unencrypted mogg. Hoping you have that ability!

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Xdeadoralive
March 8, 2018

 

They're all coming, it just takes some time to get there ;)

Show some love for The Ladder and Magnification pleaseeeeeee :D

Show some love for The Ladder and Magnification pleaseeeeeee :D

 

I concur.  And let's not forget Keys To Ascension.  I'd be happy to contribute guitar for Homeworld or Mind Drive.

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kandowontu
March 12, 2018

Thank you for the update! :)