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Time And A Word [Expanded & Remastered] [Limited Edition, Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered]

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  • Audio CD (17 Feb 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Limited Edition, Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Rhino
  • ASIN: B00007KWHO
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 24,917 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed (Remastered LP Version) 4:480.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Then (Remastered LP Version) 5:440.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Everydays (Remastered LP Version) 6:080.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Sweet Dreams (Remastered LP Version) 3:510.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. The Prophet (Remastered LP Version) 6:340.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Clear Days (Remastered LP Version) 2:060.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Astral Traveller (Remastered LP Version) 5:530.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Time And A Word (Remastered LP Version) 4:310.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Dear Father (Remastered LP Version) 4:120.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed (Remastered Original Mix) 4:420.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Sweet Dreams (Remastered Original Mix) 4:190.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. The Prophet (Remastered Single Version) 6:340.79  Buy MP3 

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The Word Is Love!!! 27 July 2007
By Stotty
Format:Audio CD
Only Yes would have the balls to enter a studio and record with an orchestra for only their second album. The results are interesting.
Some of the material on Time And A Word gives an increasing insight into the future direction of the band. 'Then', 'The Prophet' 'Astral Traveller' and their treatment of Buffalo Springfield's 'Everydays' have the kind of long, complex instrumental passages that would become one of Yes' trademarks. In fact 'Astral Traveller' is almost a precursor to the following album's 'Starship Trooper.
'No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed', 'Sweet Dreams' and the title track are good examples of the band's ability to write short, more accessible pieces to counter the more ambitious efforts, and like the debut, the individual msuicianship on display is quite excellent.
The only real downside on 'Time And A Word' is the orchestral element. It provides more nuisance value, rather than compliment the existing music. In fact, a CD is available (maybe from this website) of BBC sessions from this era of Yes that contains much of the Time And A Word Material, and the difference is staggering. The music flows better and has much more impact when you can hear the individual playing without an orchestra involved.
The use of an orchestra on this album led to guitar player Peter Banks' departure, and I have to say I'm in the Banks camp when it comes to this aspect of the record.
Another downside is the quality of the production on the title track, it's simply awful. For some reason, Peter Banks doesn't get to play guitar on the track so instead of a nice acoustic guitar being played, there's an awful twanging at the start of the track that sounds like a five year old is playing. The live version of the track was always far better. That's the reason for two points dropped. Otherwise, a good album, and a good tongue wetter for what was to follow with the Steve Howe inspired The Yes Album.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A BRAVE EFFORT. 11 Feb 2009
Format:Audio CD
OK, we know that, with this, their 2nd album, Yes had not yet established their trademark sound. However, in a way, I prefer it to their later work, simply because it presents a far clearer concept than on subsequent releases, where the group disappears into the stratospheric realms. All very exciting, of course, but I wonder how many fans honestly relate to - or even understand - lyrics such as: "my eyes convinced eclipsed with the younger moon attained with love" (TOTAL MASS RETAIN) or "charged only for a sight of sound the space agreed between the picture of time behind the face of need" (AND YOU & I). "The time is now & the word is love," on the other hand, is as rich & relevant an idea today as ever & each track offers a different perspective on the theme. Track-by-track analysis:
NO OPPORTUNITY NECESSARY, NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED - "Step out in the night when you're lonely." A great opening line, it poses the question, 'will you accept the challenge of life, or just lie down & die?' Yes's very future was in doubt at this point, so the song had a particular relevance to their situation. (Note: The 'Big Country' extract has provoked criticism over the years, but I think it's great).
THEN - "Love is the only answer, hate is the root of cancer...there's only us who can change it.." Again, we are being urged to respond positively, to make things happen.
EVERYDAYS - Sheer tedium, the reality of so many people's lives - "every day's a-killing time" - is emphasised by the lazy, lethargic arrangement of this Stephen Stills song, until the sudden burst of dynamic energy midway through jolts the listener awake, to show how exciting life COULD be. Tremendous.
SWEET DREAMS - Joy, sorrow, tedium or excitement apart, dreams live on, regardless, as they're "born to last.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth Another Look 10 Nov 2011
Format:Audio CD
I've always had a soft spot for "Time and a Word". This was the first Yes album that I ever bought and, all these years later, I'd even go as far as to say that I prefer it to "The Yes Album". For most people though, only familiar with the title track, this is not classic Yes.

The tensions within the band are obvious. Peter Bank's playing, which was so perfectly suited to the first album, seems uncoordinated and clumsy - the inclusion of the original mixes of "no opportunity..." and "Sweet Dreams" highlights this particularly and hint as to why an orchestra was thought to be necessary. The symbiotic relationship which the band would later have with producer Eddie Offord is a thing of the future. The band are still lacking in self-confidence and Tony Colson's production wasn't always to their liking - the use of the orchestra has been described as possibly the most unsympathetic in a rock album ever - while the band's ambitions were clearly way-ahead of what the existing line-up were capable of delivering.

Yes were still covering other peoples material at this time - Richie Haven's "No opportunity necessary, no experience needed" and Buffalo Springfield's "Everydays" getting the Jon Anderson treatment. "Then", "The Prophet" and "Astral traveller" point the way towards the band's next incarnation in "The Yes Album" while "Clear Days" is basically just Jon and orchestra.

The first bonus track is "Dear father" which has found a new home since, I guess, the "Yesterdays" album is somewhat redundant, in the current catalogue. The final track, unusually for a single version, is a different recording of "The Prophet", in full, rather than an edited down "radio" single and is a nice addition for those who haven't come accross it before.

Nice :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Time and a Word by Yes
The great second studio album by the group yes is TIME AND A WORD. This album has a live orchestra throughout most of the album. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Miss M. Potter
5.0 out of 5 stars First flirtation with an orchestra
Some really excellent material on this album inc. a rousing rendition of the Richie Havens number 'No opportunity needed, no experience required' and 'Astral Traveller'. Read more
Published 8 months ago by P. Cook
3.0 out of 5 stars Yes' 1970 rock-orchestral experiment is an interesting oddity pointing...
`Time and a Word', the 1970 second album release from Yes, has a distinct character different from the rock-pop feel of the debut and different again from the 1971 landmark `Yes... Read more
Published 15 months ago by The Guardian
4.0 out of 5 stars Time and a word (yes)
excellent value for money, very well packaged and quick delivery, amazon is my first choice when purchasing music albums/Downloads.
Published on 26 Oct 2010 by Mr. Brian Tweed
3.0 out of 5 stars Why are there boobs on the cover though?
Similar in quality to Yes's first album but with an orchestra. And, like their debut, the first and last tracks (along with 'Sweet Dreams') provide the best moments. Read more
Published on 16 Aug 2010 by MR K J DOWNING
5.0 out of 5 stars The sound of things to come...
The first LP Yes [Expanded & Remastered] was pretty impressive, but with a variety of styles, sounded like a band trying to work out who they were. Read more
Published on 11 July 2010 by Mark Shackelford
5.0 out of 5 stars The sound of things to come
The first "Yes" LP was a set of covers and sounded like a band trying to work out who they were.

The third LP : "The Yes Album", was the master-work, with the band's... Read more
Published on 10 Dec 2009 by Mark Shackelford
3.0 out of 5 stars Hatchet job by the producer.......
There is, somewhere in the mix, a great album here. It is spoiled by the daft fashionable idea from the late 60's of having an orchestera with you if you are a rock band; without... Read more
Published on 13 Mar 2008 by Mr. C. J. Iredale
5.0 out of 5 stars JUST A GREAT ALBUM
This Yes second album is just great much more Jazz Rock and some great Hammond Organ playing buy Tony Kaye. Read more
Published on 18 Jan 2005 by "md35545"
3.0 out of 5 stars 'Second Album Syndrome'
I'm a big YES fan, and have been adding CD's out in both directions from their classic period ('Fragile', and 'Close to the Edge' being their greatest works, IMO). Read more
Published on 25 Aug 2004 by D. Storey
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