Yes ‎– Tales From Topographic Oceans

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Tales from Topographic Oceans is the sixth studio album by Yes, released Friday December 7, 1973 on Atlantic Records. Presented as a double album with one track on each side, its concept is based on singer Jon Anderson’s interpretation of four Shastric scriptures from a footnote in Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda. It is the first studio album to feature drummer Alan White, who replaced Bill Bruford in 1972.
Tales from Topographic Oceans became the first album in the UK to earn a gold certification prior to its release. It reached number-one on the UK Albums Chart for two weeks and peaked at number 6 on the Billboard 200.

Tracklist

The Revealing Science Of God 20:27
The Remembering 20:38
The Ancient 18:34
Ritual 21:25

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K 80001 Yes Tales From Topographic Oceans(2xLP, Album) Atlantic K 80001 UK 1973 Sell This Version
480001/1 Yes Tales From Topographic Oceans Vol. 2(Cass, Album) Atlantic, Suzy 480001/1 Yugoslavia 1973 Sell This Version
480 001 Yes Tales From Topographic Oceans(2xCass, Album) Atlantic 480 001 France 1973 Sell This Version
K 480001 A, K 480001 B Yes Tales From Topographic Oceans(2xCass, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic K 480001 A, K 480001 B Italy 1973 Sell This Version
GX 01-683, GX 01-684 Yes Tales From Topographic Oceans(2xLP, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic GX 01-683, GX 01-684 Spain 1973 Sell This Version
ATL80001 Yes Tales From Topographic Oceans(2xLP, Album) Atlantic ATL80001 Belgium 1973 Sell This Version
2SD 908 Yes Tales From Topographic Oceans(2xLP, Album) Atlantic 2SD 908 Canada 1973 Sell This Version
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thatmatt_

thatmatt_

November 13, 2020
edited about 1 month ago
referencing Tales From Topographic Oceans, 2xLP, Album, 2SD 908

I'm honestly really impressed by how this version sounds. I don't own any other versions on LP, but my ripped cd sounds nearly identical to the LP. Maybe I just got impressively lucky with my copy or maybe I have impressively low standards, but I really enjoy how this version sounds. Should also note that there seems to be an alternate mix on Revealing compared to the ripped cd I previously mentioned, where Anderson's vocals start at the beginning of side A, rather than the intro on the 2003 remaster. This very well could be the norm for early copies of TFTO, but I have no idea since this is the only one I own.
jara.ignacio87

jara.ignacio87

October 11, 2020
referencing Tales From Topographic Oceans, 2xLP, Album, Gat, 50.035

Bad quality cover, but impressive sound!!! Almost like UK pressings, this one sounds really good.
MKiisak

MKiisak

September 15, 2020
edited 4 months ago
referencing Tales From Topographic Oceans, 2xLP, Album, Pre, SD 2-908
This US pressing is the best version of this album I have ever heard. Nice overall sound! My recommendations.
mikeh69

mikeh69

July 24, 2020
referencing Tales From Topographic Oceans, 2xLP, Album, Gat, STBO-95571
Strange US copy .. The US copies here of Tales they used lots of pressing plant some with George Pyros some not hard to make sense of this.
mikeh69

mikeh69

July 24, 2020
edited 6 months ago
referencing Tales From Topographic Oceans, 2xLP, Album, K 80001
https://www.discogs.com/Yes-Tales-From-Topographic-Oceans/release/8535940 No love for the US 1973 presses... George Pyros did Monarch Presswell ( most of them ) and Richmond ... there is also a Specialty isn't there always and a Santa Maria ? I know for a fact the best pressings are the 1973 US one's https://www.discogs.com/Yes-Tales-From-Topographic-Oceans/release/7697157 And I heard the 2013 one or owned it and I agree something was just not right with that pressing. And it was a Rhino I was thinking how did they mess this up.
fails.tyler

fails.tyler

February 14, 2020
referencing Tales From Topographic Oceans, Reel, 4tr Stereo, Album, RE, ATL 908-H-DP
Willing to pay big dollar for this release. 7.5ips tape.
johnnypro

johnnypro

January 21, 2020
referencing Tales From Topographic Oceans, 2xLP, Album, Pre, SD 2-908

this particular issue sounds VERY close to the UK 1st pressing: excellent bang for the buck.
hrobb

hrobb

August 22, 2019
referencing Tales From Topographic Oceans, 2xLP, Album, RE, RM, 180, FRM 2908

When I first got this I did not like it. I'm still on the fence about it. First off, the cover art quality is really bad. It's almost pixelated, and you can barely make out the lyrics or anything. I suspect resized CD art. Pressing quality is not good. Lots of crackles for a new record and some bits of nonfill in parts.

I first thought that this was based off of the cd rip because of how it sounded. Upon further listening, I agree that Friday music definitely mastered this right. I have the 2016 repress (supposedly the same as the 2013 rhino) and I've been listening to them both back to back to find the differences. This has way more bass, but it's lacking on the treble end. 2016 has the exact opposite problem. I feel like it shouldn't be hard to track down an original copy of this in good shape, and I will do that. I don't know which one I prefer, the 2016 one has less pressing problems and the presentation of the cover art is a big plus. This one feels a bit more epic at parts such as the opening of the Revealing with the bass up front and the synth soaring above it. However the 2016 one feels more balanced, especially when it comes to quieter parts
cacozambra66

cacozambra66

January 18, 2019
referencing Tales From Topographic Oceans, 2xCD, Album, RE, RM, Sli, R2 73791

Had the 2 LP set in 1975 and did not really like it. Now hearing with more critical ears this 2CD set is truly monumental. Soundwise perfection. The 4 segments are a true joy, like "Ritual; nous sommes du soleil" and "The ancient; giants.." are just superb.
This is the kind of album CD's make shine and appreciate more.
Highest recommendation.
70sProgFan

70sProgFan

November 21, 2018
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Tales From Topographic Oceans, 2xLP, Album, K 80001

Time, as they say, is a great healer and it most definitely is in the case of this, Yes' 'magnum opus'. I used to hate it; I had tried and tried to like it as they were always my favourite band back then, and I even saw them perform the whole damned thing in the rain at Reading Festival in 1975. But I always failed. Elements always struck a chord with me, but it was far too unwieldy and with too many 'obscure' moments. Of course, Anderson's rambling and incoherent lyrics are/were legendary so I never made any attempt to understand what the songs were about; it was simply the music that I was there for.

And now, 45 years on I've just listened to a beautiful vinyl copy and... It still makes no bloody sense to me at all, but the music is great. Some of the passages are really great (Nous sommes du soleil, etc.) and I would go so far as to say that it is almost on a par with Close To The Edge, my long-standing favourite. The only problem that I now have - lyrics notwithstanding - is getting past the first half of Side 3, 'The Ancient'; all that percussion and Howe noodling just seems a discordant din, and it's all the more galling that if you can get past that there is the beautiful passage of vocals and Steve Howe's acoustic guitar.

So, yes - as others have said, try it, stick at it and you will be rewarded Although I hope that you don't have to come back to it 45 years later to hear it at its best!