Over just three verses and one hook-driven chorus, Yes’ “Wonderous Stories” demonstrates prog rock in its direct and most accessible form.
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Despite the fact that “Parallels” is a solo contribution from the late Chris Squire, there is no doubt this is a Yes song.
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.
The night was a success. The concert had been enthusiastically received. But was it Yes?
“To Be Over,” the closing track on ‘Relayer,’ demonstrates the creative high that Yes was on in 1974.
This is the closest Yes gets to sounding like the jazz-fusion of Mahavishnu Orchestra, rather than simply the world’s greatest progressive rock band.
Yes sounded looser and more passionate than ever, even as the band lost another key member ahead of 1974’s ‘Relayer.’
Yes’ sixth studio album, ‘Tales from Topographic Oceans,’ ends with its most accessible side of music.
The always-busy Jon Anderson joins Preston Frazier for a Something Else! Sitdown that, predictably, covers a lot of musical ground.