Yes’ “The Prophet,” the lone Jon Anderson/Chris Squire collaboration on ‘Time and a Word,’ is a strong track hampered by heavy-handed production.
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Jon Anderson and Jean-Luc Ponty’s long-awaited collaborative CD/DVD is coming soon. We’ve got details on tour dates, 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.’
Talk about a buzz kill. Yes’ cover of Stephen Stills’ “Everydays,” though situated between two of their best early songs, just doesn’t work.
It had been 35 years since I’d seen the quintessential prog-rockers Yes, led by the recently departed Chris Squire. They didn’t disappoint.
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An inventive and frenzied drum part from Bill Bruford helps propel Jon Anderson’s “Then” into the upper echelon of early Yes songs.
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‘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.