martes, 15 de julio de 2014

Yes - Going For The One (w/ bonus trax)

Originally posted on June 26 2014

Arguably, the very best album of YES. Recorded in 1977 in the fantastic environment of Montreux, Switzerland, this album marked the return of keyboard player Rick Wakeman- thus the reappearance of the same lineup that gave us Yessongs and Tales from Topographic Oceans.

According to Wikipedia:

Going for the One is the eighth studio album from the English progressive rock band Yes, released on 7 July 1977 onAtlantic Records. The album was recorded in Switzerland after their extended break for each member to release a solo album and their 1976 tour of North America. It marks the departure of keyboardist Patrick Moraz and the return of Rick Wakeman, who left over differences surrounding Tales from Topographic Oceans (1973) to pursue his solo career. Formed of five tracks with no unifying theme or concept, Going for the One saw Yes produce their shortest songs since Fragile(1971). It closes with the fifteen-minute track "Awaken".
Going for the One was a commercial success for the band and received a mostly-positive critical response. It topped the UK album chart for two weeks and peaked at number 8 in the US. Two singles were released, "Wonderous Stories" and "Going for the One", of which the former peaked at number 7 in the UK. Going for the One has sold over one million copies worldwide, and was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. A remastered edition was released in 2003 that contains several previously unreleased tracks from the album's recording sessions.

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