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Yes, “Heart of the Sunrise” from Fragile (1971): YESterdays

Yes, “Heart of the Sunrise” from Fragile (1971): YESterdays

Is “Heart of the Sunrise” about the power of the sun – or being lost in a city? Whatever the concept, this represents Yes at the peak of their powers.

Did Emerson Lake and Palmer almost lose Keith Emerson to Yes?

Did Emerson Lake and Palmer almost lose Keith Emerson to Yes?

“I got back to England, after a very successful tour – and my phone rings at 11:30 at night,” Keith Emerson remembered. “It was their then-manager Brian Lane.”

Yes, “The Fish (Schindleria Praematurus)” from Fragile (1971): YESterdays

Yes, “The Fish (Schindleria Praematurus)” from Fragile (1971): YESterdays

“The Fish (Schindleria Praematurus),” from Yes’ 1971 album Fragile, is a fitting contribution from the late, great Chris Squire.

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.

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.

Preston Frazier’s Best of 2015 (Non-Jazz): Van Hunt, Toto, Richard Page, J.D. Souther

Preston Frazier’s Best of 2015 (Non-Jazz): Van Hunt, Toto, Richard Page, J.D. Souther

Preston Frazier’s Non-Jazz Best of 2015 list also includes Shemekia Copeland, Grupo Fantasma, Luke Reynolds, Public Service Broadcasting, the Westies and others.

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.

Nick DeRiso’s Best of 2015 (Reissues + Live): John Oates, Led Zeppelin, Yes, Faces + others

Nick DeRiso’s Best of 2015 (Reissues + Live): John Oates, Led Zeppelin, Yes, Faces + others

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, “Cans and Brahms” from Fragile (1971): YESterdays

Yes, “Cans and Brahms” from Fragile (1971): YESterdays

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.