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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.

Daevid Allen Weird Quartet – Elevenses (2016)

Daevid Allen Weird Quartet – Elevenses (2016)

Daevid Allen’s final recording is as he’s always sounded: like he’s still frolicking in 1970 trying to imagine what music might be like in 2020 if we had lost our minds along the way,

Yes, “Five Percent for Nothing” from Fragile (1971): YESterdays

Yes, “Five Percent for Nothing” from Fragile (1971): YESterdays

Bill Bruford frequently calls this Yes song, originally titled “Suddenly It’s Wednesday,” a starting point of his journey as a composer.

Yes, “South Side of the Sky” from Fragile (1971): YESterdays

Yes, “South Side of the Sky” from Fragile (1971): YESterdays

An amazing piece of music, “South Side of the Sky” is a platform for the best of Yes’ compositional, playing and arranging talents.

Steven Wilson – 4 ½ (2016)

Steven Wilson – 4 ½ (2016)

The upshot of ‘4 ½’ is that Steven Wilson’s chaff still beats most of contemporaries’ wheat because his creative zeal doesn’t ever seem to take days off, even for songs he sets aside.

Yes, “We Have Heaven” from Fragile (1971): YESterdays

Yes, “We Have Heaven” from Fragile (1971): YESterdays

Clocking in just over a minute and a half, Yes’ “We Have Heaven’ is essentially a Jon Anderson chant revolving around two themes.

Preston Frazier’s Best of 2015 (Reissues and Box Sets): Joni Mitchell, Yes, Mr. Mister + others

Preston Frazier’s Best of 2015 (Reissues and Box Sets): Joni Mitchell, Yes, Mr. Mister + others

Joni Mitchell, Yes, Mr. Mister, Kevin Gilbert and David Baerwald find a home on Preston Frazier’s Best of 2015 list for reissues and box sets.

Yes, “Perpetual Change” from The Yes Album (1971): YESterdays

Yes, “Perpetual Change” from The Yes Album (1971): YESterdays

Yes’ “Perpetual Change” is a wonder of polyrhythms, poetic lyrics, tight harmonies, elegant keys and sometimes melodic, always innovative guitar.

Metallic Taste Of Blood – Doctoring The Dead (2015)

Metallic Taste Of Blood – Doctoring The Dead (2015)

The perfect pairing of Eraldo Bernocchi with Colin Edwin makes ‘Doctoring The Dead’ well worth this second helping of Metallic Taste of Blood.

How Deep Purple’s ‘Smoke on the Water’ ‘almost got left off the album’

How Deep Purple’s ‘Smoke on the Water’ ‘almost got left off the album’

Inspired by a Dec. 4, 1971 blaze at Montreux, “Smoke on the Water” nearly missed being included on Deep Purple’s ‘Machine Head.’ Roger Glover explains.