Sunday, 25 October 2009

Poll results: What albums are you looking forward to?

Our most recent poll asked which album you are most looking forward to, from a list of forthcoming releases expected soon. I left the poll up for a while and it's amassed the most votes of any of the polls to date (239 votes).

After about 70 votes, Steve Hackett's new album (on which Squire guests) was ahead, followed by Wakeman's Henry VIII - Live (which has now actually been released) and Yoso. The Steve Howe vote was split three ways, but the votes added up to be comparable to these other releases. However, by the time of the final tally, there had been a substantial surge for these Howe albums.

Final results:
1. Steve Howe Trio live album: 59 (25%)
2. Steve Hackett: Out of the Tunnel's Mouth (w/ Squire): 46 (19%)
3. Steve Howe: Motif, Vol. 2: 42 (18%)
4. Steve Howe: Homebrew 4: 38 (16%)
5. Yoso: Yoso (w/ Kaye, Sherwood): 23 (10%)
6. Rick Wakeman: The Six Wives Of Henry VIII - Live At Hampton Court Palace [Eagle Rock release]: 19 (8%)
7. iCon: Urban Psalm (w/ Downes): 5 (2%)
8. Robbie Williams: Reality Killed the Video Star (w/ Horn): 3 (1%)
9. Billy Sherwood: Xmas songs tribute album (w/ Downes): 2 (1%)
10. Other answer: 2 (1%)
11. Kid Harpoon: Once (w/ Horn): 0 (0%)

So, that's a whopping 59% for Howe!

Note that this was the second release for Henry VIII - Live after the Concert Live edition earlier this year, which itself won the best release of the first half of 2009 poll. That prior release may have suppressed its performance here.


  1. Hi, I have a question that is not related to this blogpost. I need to get hold of the music notes for "Soon" or "Gates of delirium". I want it to be played on my wedding. Do know where I could find them ? Best regards, Anders (Sweden)

  2. There have been several books of Yes music notated, but I'm not certain which contain "Soon". There was a "Relayer Songbook" published with both piano/vocal versions of each piece *and* versions arranged for guitar, bass, vocals and keys. I think "Yes Complete - Deluxe Edition" (1981) includes all of "Gates..." too, but both of these can be hard to find.

    I've seen some online notations for "Soon", like , but I can't vouch for their accuracy.

    Hope this helps, Henry

  3. Thanks Henry, I found the 2 books at Amazon but it will take a few weeks to get them to Sweden. Do you know how I could get hold of them via email or something faster ? I need them for next saturday.

    thanks, Anders

  4. No idea, sorry. You could try asking at, see if anyone can do a scan for you. I've not got them myself. Good luck with the big day!