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Talk [CD]

Yes Audio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Audio CD (1 Dec 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Eagle Rock
  • ASIN: B00005UO4J
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 72,096 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. The Calling
2. I Am Waiting
3. Real Love
4. State Of Play
5. Walls
6. Where Will You Be
7. Endless Dream (Silent Spring (Instrumental) / Talk / Endless Dream)
8. The Calling (Special version) (bonus track)

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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Criminally ignored 19 July 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
After the Union tour and that awful album, Yes reconvened in the Travor Rabin lineup and made this essential album.
From the opening bars of The Calling you know that this is going to be good and it doesn't disappoint. Rabin is the key songwriter but Jon Anderson has a hand in all the songs and his enjoyment is reflected in the overall 'feel'of the performances.
Highlights are The Calling, I am Waiting and the absolutely stupendous 'Endless Dream' in which Trevor Rabin brings the Yes epic song into the nineties with a vengeance. If you don't value the sheer 'Yes-ness' of this track you're probably not breathing!
The quality of this album really is all down to Trevor Rabin and it completely justifies his stint as a member of the band - without him the band would never have made it through the 80's and 90's and a lot of great music would have been lost. When he left the band and Steve Howe returned things went backwards for a while and have only really come good with the release of Magnification.
This release from Spitfire records includes an additional slightly longer version of The Calling which was originally only included on the Japanese release - it's interesting but not essential - the middle 8 reminds me of Led Zeppelin circa 1972!
The original release of Talk went pretty well unnoticed by the vast majority of Yes fans and was deleted when Victory Records went broke. If you don't have this album and you are a fan then buy it now! You won't be disappointed.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The 'Lost' Yes album 16 May 2002
Format:Audio CD
Curiously, this appears to be the Yes album the disappeared off the map almost as soon as it appeared. If you loathe the Rabin-era stuff then you really won't find much here that appeals - although 'Endless Dream' really belongs up there with earlier epics from the Howe/Wakeman era. And yes, I can imagine lots of hippie diehards out there squealing for my blood for making such a suggestion, but have any of you heard this stuff?
Speaking for myself I've always enjoyed Yes in all its many incarnations - including Rabin et al, and the Horn/Downes stuff too. Rabin's influence gave Yes the opportunity to move with the times - surely the very definition of 'progressive rock'? This is a fine record which deserved to be heard far more than it seems to have been thus far. Try it, you may surprise yourself.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best and most underrated Yes Album ever! 30 Nov 2001
Format:Audio CD
This album is simply the best Yes album ever, the songs, production and playing are just out of this world. Many people have written this one off as "contemporary LA pop" - nothing could be further from the truth. Only 1 track is under 5 minutes. Great songs here: "The Calling" - wonderful "one world" creation themed anthem; "I am Waiting" - one to send to a loved one; "State of Play" - incendiary heavy metal with great guitar work from Trevor Rabin; And what about "Where will you Be" - so gentle, beautifull y sung and played; and the last track "Endless Dream" is THE best Yes piece ever, a moving paen through the journey of life and beyond. The last 2 minutes of this record are amongst the most moving musical moments ever recorded by ANYONE! Get this album; it'll blow you away and play it LOUD!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Yes at their most diverse! 21 Sep 2014
Format:Audio CD
Talk was very much an album that divided fans on its release. Yet, as is often the case, revaluated 20 years on it stands as a testament to Yes's diversity. With Jon Anderson and Trevor Rabin collaborating very closely on the song writing (something where they had been very much at odds with each other before) the album has a greater coherence in style and there are certainly some memorable tracks. The opening 'The calling' shows Yes that their heaviest and 'I am waiting' is a track that just grows and impresses with each play. 'State of play' is exciting and frantic in its approach and again makes a big impression. In my mind these are probably the standout tracks with the others being in the main interesting rather than spectacular. But the best is left to the last as Anderson and Rabin proved that the era of the Yes epic is not a thing of the past with the magnificent 'Endless dream'. This is a song which has the breadth and scope which I do not believe is seen on the later 'Rites of Ascension' albums where any of the studio tracks over 10 minutes feel a bit disjointed (the same could also be said with 'Fly from here). This album is almost worth five stars as I'd love to give it half a star more if I could. As such, this is a worthy effort which proved that Yes still had plenty of mileage in them.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Yes, Rabin can write an epic !! 19 April 2002
Format:Audio CD
If for no other reason than to hear the criminally neglected Endless Dream, this is a must buy (aren't they all ?) Yes product.
Yes, there are some low lights, too much Rabin not enough Yes - on State of Play, Walls and most of the single The Calling suffers - except for the instrumental exchanges near the end.
I know I should really. really hate, Real Love - not very Yes I know, I know, but it really moves me. I Am Waiting, simple stuff, more Yes-ish and it really, really moves you - JA Yes he still can do it. But to dream endlessly, it just takes me where I want to be every single time I hear it, to be over.....man ! Love it, Love it now if only they would play it live, and maybe rearrange it with Larry Groupe.......:)
I found my copy of Talk in a dingy record store in Arnhem in the Netherlands.....thank god its been rereleased ..........
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2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
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Published 11 days ago by Hausig
4.0 out of 5 stars Yes! Yes! Yes!
A good album from Yes. They have been changing their music in time. I prefer those older pieces - bought myself a box with all CD's until 'Big Generator'. Read more
Published 5 months ago by J.L.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album
First started listening to Yes in the late 1970's, but prefer the albums from around the time of this one
Published 19 months ago by David V
5.0 out of 5 stars disc
this is to be a gift for someones christmas - they obviously love the cd - thats all I can say
Published 22 months ago by roxi
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful and overlooked
This is one of the great Yes albums, true! It gets really bad press from some of those that (like me) love the classic era stuff but it really has all of the elements that make a... Read more
Published 23 months ago by smartie
4.0 out of 5 stars FOR FANS OF A CERTAIN KIND OF YES
Warning-- I got this thinking it was a 2009 version. Aside, from what Amazon says in the product details, there's nothing to suggest it has any relationship to that year. Read more
Published on 7 Sep 2011 by David P. Weber
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, powerful and more AOR
To my ears this is real AOR stuff and a considerable shift away from the Prog themes.
Very much the work of Trevor Rabin; he was never afraid to "move" Yes on! Read more
Published on 5 Dec 2010 by Ben Bottle
4.0 out of 5 stars If In doubt .. dont.. just get it
As with a lot of other reviews, for some reason i didnt manage to pick up on this one. I just tend to think that it came from a rather ignominious part of their recording... Read more
Published on 25 Oct 2010 by J. P. Oneill
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Best
How has this has been ignored for so long remains a mystery.
This is one of the Best of all Yes albums! Read more
Published on 29 Dec 2009 by RS
4.0 out of 5 stars Yes ... under rated !
This is probably one of Yes's most under rated albums. For me, unlike most other Yes albums, that are great to sit back and listen to, 'Talk' actually works better in the Car... Read more
Published on 25 Jun 2009 by Fast Eddie
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