This second song from Yes’ ‘Tormato’ has a more straight-ahead sensibility than we usually expect from the world’s greatest progressive rock band.
“Ministry of Life” is an excellent preface for what’s coming on ‘Esquire III: No Spare Planet,’ the third album from Yes co-founder Chris Squire’s ex-wife Nikki Squire.
As an opening track, “Future Times/Rejoice” is not a good omen for the rest of Yes’ ‘Tormato.’
Up until recently, “Awaken” was at the bottom of my list when I thought of Yes’ so-called epic songs.
Over just three verses and one hook-driven chorus, Yes’ “Wonderous Stories” demonstrates prog rock in its direct and most accessible form.
There is a display of chops going on with Burnt Belief’s “Ghosts Aquatic.” It’s all there in the guise of subtle sublimity.
Despite the fact that “Parallels” is a solo contribution from the late Chris Squire, there is no doubt this is a Yes song.
With the first post-Daevid Allen Gong album, the torchbearers of serious rock who don’t take themselves *too* seriously carries on confidently.
Despite some pre-session turmoil, “Turn of the Century” finds Yes focused, inspired and acting as one cohesive unit.
The meaning of “Going For the One” doesn’t matter, as Yes does more with this abstract gem than their contemporaries were striving for at the time.