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B . Jon Anderson , Steve Howe. Johannes Brahms , arr. Rick Wakeman. The song originated in March when the band were on tour promoting The Yes Album , travelling from Aberdeen to Glasgow after a gig in Aviemore , Scotland. We could only see the clouds because it was sheer straight up I remember saying, "Oh, the mountains—look! They're coming out of the sky! In August , Yes regrouped in London to prepare material for their fourth album, Fragile. Early into the sessions, keyboardist Tony Kaye was fired from the group over his lack of interest in learning more keyboards to expand the band's sound, and was replaced by Rick Wakeman.
The group then moved to Advision Studios in September to record Fragile with audio engineer Eddy Offord as their co-producer, using a track recording machine to layer their ideas at which point, Howe later said, "The song became pure magic". Howe recalled the track was originally "a guitar instrumental suite " and had a basic outline worked out when he first developed it.
They had played it through in rehearsal several times, but Squire recalled the group would make sure to "get the first two verses really good" and record from there. In its original form, the song began with the acoustic guitar, which Howe played on a Martin , but the group soon thought a more dramatic opening was needed.
Wakeman played the lowest E note on his grand piano with the E an octave higher which gave it "a fatter feel". Squire played his bass guitar parts with an overdub that was one octave higher using Howe's Gibson ES electric guitar and mixed with his bass track.
For the song's slower section, he plays a Minimoog synthesiser and flute sounds on a Mellotron which he said gave the section a " Strawberry Fields mood". Once the music tracks had been put down, Anderson entered the studio early one morning and recorded his lead vocals.
Help Learn to edit Community portal Recent changes Upload file. Download as PDF Printable version. Progressive rock. Union Yesyears Yesstory Leonard Bernstein , Stephen Sondheim. Single B-side to "Sweetness", July ; while the Yes album reissue includes the mono mix from the UK single , this is the stereo mix, released as an A-side in the Netherlands in John Lennon, Paul McCartney. Stephen Stills. Workings of man Driven far from the path Rereleased in inhibitions So that all is left for you All is left for you All is left for you All this left for you now.
Master of images Songs cast a light on you Hark thru dark ties That tunnel us out of sane existence In challenge as direct As eyes see young stars assemble. Master of Light All pure chance As exists cross divided In all encircling mode Oh closely guided plan Awaken in our heart.
High vibration go on To the sun, oh let my heart dreaming Past a mortal as me Where can I be. Wish the sun to stand still Reaching out to touch our own being Past all mortal as we Here we can be. Like the time I ran away Turned around and you were standing close to me Like the time I ran away Turned around and you were standing close to me.
It saw the return of Rick Wakeman and found the band incorporating shorter form songs. Similar to Fragile , Going For The One features stunning vocal harmonies balanced by thrilling guitar playing. It topped the U. Recommended Version.
Going for the One Remastered in from the master tape of the original mix. Going for the One by Tim Jones. Following a stadium-filling world tour that ran from April to August , YES focused on long-gestating solo projects, and that November saw solo albums released by Messrs.
Howe and Squire.YES 50 LIVE features 13 live performances of key songs that helped make YES the most enduring, ambitious, and virtuosic progressive band in rock history. What makes this collection even more extraordinary is the number of band members who are featured. In fact, much of the album was recorded in Philadelphia, a show where 10 members of YES were on stage during the encore (current .