This album made me re-evaluate Yes enormously. It's just the best they have ever done. The overall atmosphere sucks your right in. It can be enjoyed on several levels. It doesn't matter if you listen to the singing phonetically or lyrically. They indeed succeeded in creating a rock symphony despite what all the haters tell you. Judge yourself.
Sings like an Angel. Talks like an Angel. Thinks like an Angel. Looks like an Angel. Sounds like an Angel. My conclusion,...Jon Anderson Is An Angel. No explanation needed. Explain the reason for our existence and if there's a point or a reason to live or die. Omnipotent. Definition:1 Beyond man's belief system. 2. Impossible to comprehend or imagine. Nobody has the answers to what, when, where, why, and who. It's a shame that self-destruction is a part of man's nature. Isn't nice to dream about though?
Check out "The Revealing Science of God",..The Remembering",...The Ancient" and finally this one "Ritual" Find the lyrics and discover the pure magical divine nature that only few are able to comprehend. ,.."Colored in pastures of chance dancing leaves cast spells of challenge. Amused but real in thought."
Might not make sense to some. But it does to me. What a gift assembling words in such a fashion as this. There's only room in the universe for just one Jon Anderson! One of the best when it comes to writing lyrics and poetry. Never to be equaled in all eternity!
Anyone think Jon Anderson might possibly be an angel? The lyrics written for this entire album,.(Topographic Oceans) are simply beyond belief and pure magic! Critics say Jon's lyrics are nonsensical. They are exactly that in a way. Anderson uses the vowels, syllables and color of words when he composes. He got most of his ideas for this album from the Hindu Shastras. I saw him first in 1978. I could only conclude he has something of a Godly nature about him. I thought he was truly,...an Angel. He must be!.