Yes, “Parallels” recorded simultaneously from a church and a studio – harmonic tempo structure.

Parallels is a song by Yes recorded in the late 20th century.  IN that era it was considered a tremendous feat to have Rick Wakeman play organ in [Germany] with band Yes in an [English] studio as they recorded in “real time,” something which most have taken for granted but in 1978 was considered absolute cutting edge analogue.

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LyricsIt’s the beginning of a new love in sight / You’ve got the way to make it all happen / Set it spinning turning roundabout / Create a new dimension… Full lyrics on Google Play Music
Released1977

The harmonic structure of the song still holds up and the song still rocks out at a median expected tempo of 129 1/3 beats per minute.

 

 

silverman matherton

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