Turn of the Century (7:53)

Cover of Keys to Ascension 2

From Keys to Ascension 2 and 12 other releases

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  • TheOnlyMAD

    One of the most beautiful songs ever.

    7 Mar 5:32am Reply
  • nicolasbj


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  • Philbitar

    great track

    5 Mar 2014 Reply
  • stargazer916

    one of the best songs ever written.total masterpiece

    15 Jul 2013 Reply
  • SimonePerrota

    Similarities with Pygmalion are abounding. The song, irrespective of era, shares the same poetic prose, florid language and spiritual symbolism. Imagery in particular is the most striking parallel. Although Yes’ elderly man is driven by the same desire as Pygmalion, he creates a statue in order to recount a loving relationship, not to start one. Pygmalion pines for a definitive and loving relationship; the character in modern song simply wants one last embrace. This song could not be more underappreciated. Turn of the Century appears to be a testament to man’s strong desire to relive – the power of memory and love, the latter of which transcends age.

    29 Sep 2012 Reply
  • IntruderIAm

    Poetical & emotive, I love it. ♥

    18 Aug 2012 Reply
  • bossmark1

    This is Groovy

    6 Jun 2012 Reply
  • nightwish04


    21 May 2012 Reply
  • tsnamm

    some really awesome guitar runs by Steve in this one...so tasteful yet over the top...love it!

    16 Aug 2010 Reply
  • Drew079

    Amazing 1st part to this song- but then it drags a bit...

    6 Jun 2010 Reply
  • FjordSweetFjord

    the way squire, wakeman, and howe's playing interweaves on this song is amazing. Truly one of their finest moments.

    5 Jun 2010 Reply
  • LakeGlade12

    Perfect ballad, in the style only Yes do. I'm not a major balled/love song fan, but this is one of my all time favourites! Makes almost every other love song sound shallow.

    28 May 2010 Reply
  • MistahJohnson


    28 Apr 2010 Reply
  • rotting_schntzl

    i can't describe how much this song means to me...

    25 Apr 2010 Reply
  • tights1916

    .........oh yes, yes

    21 Feb 2010 Reply
  • trulygrateful

    The song that made me a YES fan. Heard it on late night Radio 3 (anyone else remember 'Sounds Interesting' with Derek Jewell?) when Going for the One came out in 1977. It was a revelation. Still sounds absolutely wonderful over thirty years later.

    3 Feb 2010 Reply
  • RickMagee1

    In my college studies every time I had trouble understanding something I would just slap on the headphones on listen to this an other songs on this album and boom I understood.

    7 Jan 2010 Reply
  • plodder

    and yes, I did listen to this at midnight 1999. I had to.

    10 Dec 2009 Reply
  • FjordSweetFjord

    Steve Howe's guitar playing on this is beyond incredible :D

    1 Aug 2009 Reply
  • daileron38

    I almost can't listen to this anymore. It's so beautiful and sad and yearning.

    22 May 2009 Reply
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