The Jon Anderson-penned “Circus of Heaven” continues a trend of inconsistency which plagued Yes’ ‘Tormato.’
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While the earlier “Madrigal” seemed to end too soon, Yes’ “Arriving UFO” instead overstays its welcome.
Preston Frazier surveys the best rock, pop and soul of 2016, selecting a widely varied slate of honorees.
I’ve always thought that Yes’ 1978 album cut “Release, Release” harkened back to the days of original guitarist Peter Banks.
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.
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.
Yes sounded looser and more passionate than ever, even as the band lost another key member ahead of 1974’s ‘Relayer.’