Ritual: Nous Sommes du Soleil
by Yes

Album: Tales From Topographic Oceans (1974)
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  • Running 21:33, this song takes up all of Side 4 on a 4-song double album. Yes lead singer Jon Anderson calls the track "a love song, something very personal." He added (in Melody Maker, 1974): "We hope people who listen will understand the possibilities of love. I think many people ask for love, strength, a kind of caressing energy."
  • In one section of this song, every band member plays a percussion instrument of some kind. Drummer Alan White came up with the arrangement for this part.
  • The French subtitle means "we are the sun."
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  • Jules from OregonI can't begin to express how much this song means. I really wish the extreme percussion would have been left out, yet, i am still in love with this.
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