Yes - Relayer (Album)
The 20 minute epic anti-war song. Going through all the stages of a battle; before, during, and after. The first couple of verse touch on the moral complexities of actually going to war, and the brainwashing that can occur. Not from a 3rd party perspective though, it's being sung from a more 1st person perspective. This leads into a monster of an instrumental section... the battle section.
The battle section of the song is basically a call and answer solo between the guitar and keys and that's where things get intense. The key board melody, OH MAN!! It's sooo good! then the tension builds and builds and everything slows down until we get possible the best example of tension and release I have ever heard from any song. The 11/4 melody again with the keys. Oh man..... it's so good. And it reflects some type of "victory" that has taken place at this point in the song, but all the dust settles. People ask "was it all worth it?"
Then we get to the "Soon" section of the song. Was it all worth it? All this bloodshed and destruction, for what? From my understanding the people left after the battle vow to never have such an act committed again ("The sun will lead us Our reason to be here")
The guitar part is taken from Meander's chart, modified to match the new tempo map, and some edits were made.
A special thanks to AJFOne23 for the super awesome venue!
The search for sound, hence the title of the song. This is basically an instrumental track, with elements of jazz and that jazz fusion sound with the syncopated keys and drums at the beginning and middle of the track. Then Alan White's only drum solo (basically) with the keys on top, it's like there's no time signature, SWEET STUFF. Then the band comes in with the main riff and it's awesome and then the verses come it and it's also awesome. Then after the verses it's like some type of bass break and Chris Squire it just KILLING IT with that main riff. Then it's builds and builds and BAM! Steve Howe does this no-quite-solo-solo, and the mood of the song completely changes.
The songs get's all mellow and rises and falls with the guitar playing (again, like no time signature). After the guitar section there's a mellow verse then we're back into the action.
the main riff is played at medium tempo. then a fast tempo, then they slow it right down and out of nowhere there's this weird chant and then... a keyboard solo! Guitar takes a back seat, the bass and drum holding a solid foundation and Patrick Moraz just kills it will excessive use of the pitch bend. The solo ends and then we get essentially an extended outro with that main rill and then more chanting. the main riff plays one more time and then with a flurry fill the song ends.
This is up there for most difficult song I've ever had to chart, I hope you enjoy!
A very special thanks to AJFOne23 for creating the awesome venue!
I love this song, everything about it just works, the lyrics, the musicianship, the arrangement, everything. This song isn't too difficult, guitar and keys will certainly be a highlight on this track. The Venue track was done by AJFOne23, who elevates the custom to something beyond that which I could have done. This song does have charted vocals and prokeys, which were transposed from a different source, so if there are charting errors with those tracks let me know!
Update - 12/30/2019:
Guitar, Bass, Keys, and Vox all have chart fixes/upgrades