Saturday, 10 September 2016

Poll: Best Yes-related album of the first half of 2016

Our latest poll was on the best Yes-related album of the first half of 2016. If you've been reading the forums and seen the reaction it's had, there's no surprise here: an overwhelming victory for Invention of Knowledge from Anderson/Stolt. It snuck up on us unexpectedly and there it was, the return to form for Jon Anderson we'd been waiting for. Wakeman's latest classic album re-recording came second. With 69 votes in total, the full results:

1. Anderson/Stolt: Invention of Knowledge 57 (83%)
2. Rick Wakeman: The Myths and Legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table [2016 version] 8 12%
3= The Samurai of Prog: Lost and Found (w/ Davison) 1 (1%)
3= Jerusalem: Cooler Than Antarctica (w/ Downes) 1 (1%)

And so no votes for Oakes and Smith's Between the Earth and the Sky (w/ Anderson), Scott Walton's Wandering Soul or Rome Pro(G)ject: II — Of Fate and Glory (both w/ Sherwood), or Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here Symphonic or Michael Livesley & Brainwashing House's Vivian Stanshall's Sir Henry at Rawlinson End (both w/ Wakeman). Some good albums there, but unlucky to hit tough competition.

There were 2 other votes: one for 'none of the above' (seems a bit harsh!) and one for CIRCA:'s Valley of the Windmill, which is a good album, but came out just a few days into the second half of the year, so you'll be able to vote on it in a later poll.

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