In direct contrast to the prior Jon Anderson-penned track, “Astral Traveller” rocks as hard as anything on Yes’ ‘Time and a Word.’
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Jon Anderson has written a few classic Yes songs by himself. Sadly, “Clear Days” from the 1970 release ‘Time and a Word’ is not one of them.
Yes’ “The Prophet,” the lone Jon Anderson/Chris Squire collaboration on ‘Time and a Word,’ is a strong track hampered by heavy-handed production.
Jon Anderson and Jean-Luc Ponty’s long-awaited collaborative CD/DVD is coming soon. We’ve got details on tour dates, too.
Released on July 24, 1976, ‘Olias of Sunhillow’ makes clear why Jon Anderson soon turned to solo projects, and why Yes would ultimately move on, too.
Yes’ “Sweet Dreams” may have a decidedly non-progressive rock feel, but it is one of the stronger compositions on 1970’s ‘Time and a Word.’
An inventive and frenzied drum part from Bill Bruford helps propel Jon Anderson’s “Then” into the upper echelon of early Yes songs.
‘Time and a Word’ opens with “No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed,” a Yes song which doesn’t quite sound like Yes.
Yes knows a thing of two about survival. As such, it seems only fitting that the last song on their debut is so titled.
Has Yes finally hit upon a successor to Jon Anderson who diehard fans will accept? Keyboardist Geoff Downes thinks so – and here’s why.