Progressive rock

Yes, “Siberian Khatru” from Close to the Edge (1972): YESterdays

Yes, “Siberian Khatru” from Close to the Edge (1972): YESterdays

Like its album mates on ‘Close to the Edge,’ Yes’ “Siberian Khatru” can hardly be called your typical rock fare.

Ben Craven on streaming’s impact, working with Captain Kirk, and his terrific new album

Ben Craven on streaming’s impact, working with Captain Kirk, and his terrific new album

Australia-based progressive rocker Ben Craven joins Preston Frazier for a Something Else! interview.

Yes, “Mood for a Day” from Fragile (1971): YESterdays

Yes, “Mood for a Day” from Fragile (1971): YESterdays

Yes’ “Mood for a Day” probably isn’t the first Steve Howe solo guitar composition that comes to mind – but maybe it should be.

Yes, “And You and I” from Close to the Edge (1972): YESterdays

Yes, “And You and I” from Close to the Edge (1972): YESterdays

The opening title track on ‘Close to the Edge’ is longer, but “And You and I” may truly be Yes at the peak of its powers.

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Keith Emerson’s Death Sparked a Journey Through the Past

Mike Tiano remembers Keith Emerson, the legendary Emerson Lake and Palmer keyboardist who died on March 10, 2016.

Yes, “Close to the Edge” from Close to the Edge (1972): YESterdays

Yes, “Close to the Edge” from Close to the Edge (1972): YESterdays

A high water mark for Yes, the title track from 1972’s ‘Close to the Edge’ was the result of a slightly different approach.

Yes, “Heart of the Sunrise” from Fragile (1971): YESterdays

Yes, “Heart of the Sunrise” from Fragile (1971): YESterdays

Is “Heart of the Sunrise” about the power of the sun – or being lost in a city? Whatever the concept, this represents Yes at the peak of their powers.

Did Emerson Lake and Palmer almost lose Keith Emerson to Yes?

Did Emerson Lake and Palmer almost lose Keith Emerson to Yes?

“I got back to England, after a very successful tour – and my phone rings at 11:30 at night,” Keith Emerson remembered. “It was their then-manager Brian Lane.”

Yes, “The Fish (Schindleria Praematurus)” from Fragile (1971): YESterdays

Yes, “The Fish (Schindleria Praematurus)” from Fragile (1971): YESterdays

“The Fish (Schindleria Praematurus),” from Yes’ 1971 album Fragile, is a fitting contribution from the late, great Chris Squire.

Yes, “Long Distance Runaround” from Fragile (1971): YESterdays

Yes, “Long Distance Runaround” from Fragile (1971): YESterdays

“Long Distance Runaround” is stuffed with progressive elements from Jon Anderson, producer Eddy Offord and Yes, only adding to its stature in the canon.