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Wednesday, 2 May 2018

YES NEWS


Released just nine months later, Fragile was Yes's first release with keyboardist Wakeman.The same line-up returned on 1972's Close To The Edge. A year later, drummer White made his Yes debut on Tales From Topographic Oceans. And finally, keyboardist Patrick Moraz joined for Relayer in 1974.

Squire sings brilliantly (like Jon Anderson in places), and utilises the talents of Yes-mates Patrick Moraz and Bill Bruford, saxophonist Mel Collins and guitarist/orchestrator Andrew Pryce Jackson, among others, to deliver a masterpiece that sounds like Yes at their best. The album was re-released in ...

By the time Jon Anderson enters with his vocals a third of the way in the song, “Silent Talking” has swerved off into the overproduction lane – and the discrepancies from a Yes song become more apparent. The backing vocals are simply overdone. Anderson, who is in fine voice the entire album, doesn't ...

Until his death in 2015, Chris Squire was the only member of Yes to play on every one of their 21 studio recordings. Little wonder, then, that he found time to make only one truly great album outside the band. Fish Out Of Water is it – prog rock with a human touch. Squire sings brilliantly (like Jon Anderson ...

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