Yes – Tormato (1978/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 41:46 minutes | 1,76 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | @ Rhino Atlantic
– Reached #10 on the Billboard 200.
– Reached #8 in the U.K.
Tormato is the prog-rock band’s ninth studio classic. Yes fans have praised the album as a truly inspiring masterwork. The Platinum hit includes “On The Silent Wings Of Freedom,” “Future Times/Rejoice” and the international smash “Don’t Kill The Whale.” Tormato reached the Top Ten in the U.K. and in the United States. This important piece of music is widely considered one of the band’s finest recordings.
The ’70s model of Yes runs out of gas. Recorded in a morale slump and an impending haze of drink, Tormato’s decent tunes are sabotaged by Rick Wakeman’s increasing penchant for cheesy textures and the band’s thin overall sound. “Don’t Kill the Whale” was their last successful single for years; the soaring “Onward” almost but not quite redeems the twee silliness of “Arriving UFO” and “Circus of Heaven.” Of special interest is the pounding “On the Silent Wings of Freedom,” which pushes Chris Squire and Alan White to the front of the mix, establishing the kind of aggressive and straightforward rhythms that would propel the band through the ’80s. Bass freaks, take note: this tune also marks one of the few appearances of the Dipthong pedal, accounting for Squire’s distinctive “bow bow bow” sound.
01 – Future Times / Rejoice
02 – Don’t Kill The Whale
03 – Madrigal
04 – Release, Release
05 – Arriving UFO
06 – Circus Of Heaven
07 – Onward
08 – On The Silent Wings Of Freedom