“Long Distance Runaround” is stuffed with progressive elements from Jon Anderson, producer Eddy Offord and Yes, only adding to its stature in the canon.
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Bill Bruford frequently calls this Yes song, originally titled “Suddenly It’s Wednesday,” a starting point of his journey as a composer.
An amazing piece of music, “South Side of the Sky” is a platform for the best of Yes’ compositional, playing and arranging talents.
Preston Frazier’s Non-Jazz Best of 2015 list also includes Shemekia Copeland, Grupo Fantasma, Luke Reynolds, Public Service Broadcasting, the Westies and others.
Clocking in just over a minute and a half, Yes’ “We Have Heaven’ is essentially a Jon Anderson chant revolving around two themes.
This Best of 2015 list focuses on those revelatory moments, those times when a shard of pristine insight cuts through the clutter of expectation and then memory.
Yes’ ‘Fragile’ is undoubtedly a great album, but “Cans and Brahms” reminds us that it could have been even greater with a Rick Wakeman original.
“Roundabout” gave Yes’ reworked lineup an opportunity to shine, as the newly installed Rick Wakeman makes a lasting impression.
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” is a wonder of polyrhythms, poetic lyrics, tight harmonies, elegant keys and sometimes melodic, always innovative guitar.