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Tormato [Bonus Tracks]

Yes 22/4/2004


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. [Tormato was reissued by Rhino in 2004 with nine bonus tracks, including five previously unreleased songs and two demos.] ~ Paul Collins
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  1. # Track Artist Length
  2. 1 Future Times/Rejoice Yes 6:41
  3. 2 Don't Kill the Whale Yes 3:54
  4. 3 Madrigal Yes 2:20
  5. 4 Release, Release Yes 5:43
  6. 5 Arriving UFO Yes 6:2
  7. 6 Circus of Heaven Yes 4:27
  8. 7 Onward Yes 4:1
  9. 8 On the Silent Wings of Freedom Yes 7:47
  10. 9 Abilene Yes 3:55
  11. 10 Money Yes 3:11
  12. 11 Picasso [Previously Unreleased] Yes 2:7
  13. 12 Some Are Born [Previously Unreleased] Yes 5:38
  14. 13 You Can Be Saved [Previously Unreleased] Yes 4:16
  15. 14 High [Previously Unreleased] Yes 4:25
  16. 15 Days [Previously Unreleased][Demo] Yes 0:58
  17. 16 Countryside [Previously Unreleased][Demo] Yes 3:9
  18. 17 Everybody's Song [Previously Unreleased] Yes 6:36
  19. 18 [Untitled Hidden Track][Previously Unreleased][Demo] Yes 3:6

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