Relayer (Deluxe Version)
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Relayer (Deluxe Version)

28 Jan 2008

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Song Title
The Gates of Delirium (Remastered LP Version)
Sound Chaser (Remastered LP Version)
To Be Over (Remastered LP Version)
Soon (Remastered New Edit)
Sound Chaser (Single Edit)
The Gates of Delirium (Previously Unissued)

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  • Original Release Date: 28 Jan 2008
  • Release Date: 28 Jan 2008
  • Label: Rhino/Elektra
  • Copyright: 2005 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group company
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  • Total Length: 1:09:00
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  • ASIN: B001LBI30Q
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,223 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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40 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great album from Yes 16 Jan 2004
Format:Audio CD
Yes released this one in 1974. This is the third cd release of it but is by far the most worthwhile to purchase. Extensive sleeve notes in a fold out booklet and all the original sleeve artwork in a cardboard sleeve and outer sleeve case. Much has been written about Relayers sparse feel and the jam section on the first track 'The Gates of Delirium' which occupied one side of the original vinyl release. Suffice to say, if you wanted to introduce someone not familiar to the band you wouldn't choose this album. For the lifelong fan of course it's a classic and 'Gates' sounds good as ever on this remastered edition.
The bonus tracks combine both sides of the US 'Soon' single ('Soon' being the beautiful closing section to 'Gates') with a studio run through of 'Gates'. This latter version is well worth having as it has subtle differences from the standard version (including 'la la' lyrics where none were written at that point !) with the most notable difference being the extra up tempo bit at the very end.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Yes at their most frenetic. 20 April 2004
By Dr. D. B. Sillars VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
The only studio album to feature keyboard whiz Patrick Moraz, filling therole from departing Rick Wakeman. But what a contribution he makes. Thoughsome of the material was written before Moraz joined, his jazzier andfunkier style embellishes the distinctive Yes sound with something moreaggressive and frenzied. The overall effect, especially on "Soundchaser"was more like the Mahavishnu Orchestra.
This album comes across as a mirror image to Close to the Edge. Bothcontain three pieces, one side long track, backed with two relativelyshorter pieces. But whereas Close to the Edge was all lightness, andcolour, Relayer was hard and grey as typified in their respective sleevedesigns. But Relayer is my personal favourite of the two. The opening"Gates of Delerium" rips through it's 20 odd minutes at a tremendous rate.The middle instrumental section never lets up, a fierce duel betweenMoraz's synths and Howe's frenetic electric guitar. The serene ending ofthe "Soon" section is a welcome chance for a breather after the cacophonyof what has just come before. Yes have never been as energised as on thistrack. "Soundchaser" is funky, with again Howe's jagged guitar playingtaking solo spot in the mid-section. The closing "To Be Over" is calmingand beautiful and a fitting finish to this classic album.
Special mention must be made of the remastering of this recording. Allprevious versions of this, whether on vinyl, cassette or earlier CDreleases have suffered from high levels of hiss, particularly noticeableon the "Soon" section of "The Gates of Delerium". Here at last, this hasbeen removed and we now have a crystal clear sound, with lots of detail inthe mix. New life has been given to this recording. The digipak andbooklet do justice to Roger Dean's artwork. A superb job all round fromRhino.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yes were never better! 8 Aug 2008
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
The best Yes album.

Part of the appeal of Yes was that they had "taken some getting into"; this had certainly been the case with Close to the Edge - which became truly sublime after about four listenings. Once its greatness was established, I recall the eager anticipation that went round the Sixth Form (that dates me) when it was reported that they were going to follow up with something called "Tales from the Topographic Ocean" - sounded challenging, bold, an extension of the Close to the Edge aesthetic into mythopoeic territory, etc..

Then the title was officially announced as "Tales from Topographic Oceans"; and, with that wishy-washy plural, everything seemed to go kind of vague. As for the album itself: well, true, there were some decently avant garde moments and a couple of baroque synth solos from Wakeman - but, in all honestly, things were beginning to sound just a wee bit "country" for my liking. Roger Dean's artwork had lost its, well, Edge. Plus, we heard, in due course, that Wakeman was leaving. Yes seemed on the verge of losing musicality to pomp (ironic, given Wakeman's later destinations at the Centre of the Earth and Camelot (on ice)).

Meanwhile, my own longing for keyboard wizardry of a more eloquent, jazz-oriented style was being well-satisfied by Jan Hammer, with and without added Mahavishnu. Indeed, he out-played everyone else, not just with fantastic solo improvisation but also in beautiful compositions and arrangements.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Listen... 23 Feb 2012
Format:Audio CD
Though they would have been forgiven if they had needed several years to recharge after the achievement of their previous effort, 'Tales From Topographic Oceans', Yes returned in 1974 with 'Relayer'. For this turbo-charged album the five-piece channel hard rock, folk, electronic, classical, blues and jazz elements in a concoction not heard before and never heard again, complete with an unabashed science-fiction/fantasy flavour, poetic lyrics and fierce musical dexterity. Taking the theme of sending or embodying a message of great importance - 'relaying' - this is probably their heaviest and most energetic work, clearly showing the influence that progressive contemporaries such as King Crimson and Mahavishnu Orchestra had on the members of the band at the time. Nevertheless, the classic Yes optimism is present and as distinctive and refreshing as ever, delivering the three new tracks with sincerity and musicianship a cut above even the bands mentioned. The contribution of new keyboardist Patrick Moraz also adds a new dimension of bright, futuristic synthesizer tones throughout, and his inspired fusion-like soloing is a key factor of this album's uniqueness in the Yes discography. Arguably, 'Relayer' represents the band at the very peak of their creative output, with all five musicians putting in remarkable performances for the duration, and each voice knitting together effortlessly.

'The Gates Of Delirium' opens with the group already in full swing, as fluttering synthesizers, strummed bass guitar harmonics and freeform electric guitar melodies combine to create an impression of the comings and goings in a grand, airy city of some glorious civilisation.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Prog Rock
This is a re-mastered version of a classic YES prog rock album. It's got a classic Roger Dean Cover and the sleeve notes are comprehensive. Read more
Published 8 hours ago by Simon Nixon
2.0 out of 5 stars Very poor 're-master'
I have this on an old vinyl copy and wanted a digital version. Can't believe how bad the sound quality is on this 're-master'! Read more
Published 21 hours ago by Adrian
5.0 out of 5 stars Early Yes in there Physchadelic period
A great album that touches the mind and journeys through the bounds of the sub conscious mind to a beautiful land of reality
Published 3 months ago by Andy Phillip Hatchett
4.0 out of 5 stars Life After Wakeman!!
After the difficult concept that was 'Topographic Oceans', this is a pretty good return to normality in the wacky world of prog. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Prog Rob
4.0 out of 5 stars Good but not classic
Not quite as good as earlier yes in my view but still worthy. Great tracks by a great band. Recommended.
Published 4 months ago by sjd parker
5.0 out of 5 stars great album relayer by Yes
Seventh studio album by the group Yes is RELAYER and it features Patrick Moraz who replaced Rick Wakeman briefly during this period. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Miss M. Potter
5.0 out of 5 stars sensational, sinuous, relentless rock
I hadn't listened to this album for a long time until a discussion with another Yes fan (below the line on another Amazon review, in fact) got me listening again. Read more
Published 5 months ago by fraxinus
5.0 out of 5 stars Music of the Gods.
Ah, Relayer...these were the glory days of Yes, and progressive rock in general. We had such an embarrassment of riches during this period that we came to take albums of this... Read more
Published 6 months ago by P. J. Bullough
4.0 out of 5 stars Yes but not at their best
Not one of the best Yes albums but it has allowed me to replace an old cassette tape at reasonable cost.
Published 8 months ago by P. Cook
5.0 out of 5 stars Relayer
just love everything YES did. Just one more brilliant disc added to my collection form this fantastic group of musicians.
Published 11 months ago by Dozy diddy
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