Yes’ sixth studio album, ‘Tales from Topographic Oceans,’ ends with its most accessible side of music.
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The always-busy Jon Anderson joins Preston Frazier for a Something Else! Sitdown that, predictably, covers a lot of musical ground.
Is Yes’ “The Ancient / Giants Under the Sun” an easy listen? No, but it sure is a good one.
Yes’ “The Remembering / High the Memory” is one epic from the world’s greatest progressive rock band which should not go overlooked.
If something works in pop music, it’s usually then run into the ground. Yes seemed immune to the axiom as 1973’s ‘Tales From Topographic Oceans’ arrived.
Like its album mates on ‘Close to the Edge,’ Yes’ “Siberian Khatru” can hardly be called your typical rock fare.
Yes’ “Mood for a Day” probably isn’t the first Steve Howe solo guitar composition that comes to mind – but maybe it should be.
The opening title track on ‘Close to the Edge’ is longer, but “And You and I” may truly be Yes at the peak of its powers.
A high water mark for Yes, the title track from 1972’s ‘Close to the Edge’ was the result of a slightly different approach.
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.