Sunday, June 7, 2009

Yes - Fragile (1972)

Fragile is the fourth album by the British progressive rock band Yes, released on Atlanti Records, catalogue 7211. It was the band's first album with keyboardist Rick Wakeman after the departure of Tony Kaye, and the first to feature cover art by Roger Dean, his work emblematic of both the band and progressive rock as a whole. Its best known track, "Roundabout," was released in the United States in an edited version as a single. Rick Wakeman contributed to the writing of "South Side of the Sky" and "Heart of the Sunrise" by adding piano interludes to both songs, but wasn't credited due to contractual conflicts. "Cans and Brahms" is an arrangement by Wakeman of the third movement from the Fourth Symphony in E minor by Johannes Brahms, his utilization of synthesizers adapted to classical works in vogue at the time, evidenced in efforts by Wend Carlos and Isao Tomita. "We Have Heaven" is by Jon Anderson in which he sings all the vocal parts, a technique later used on his solo album Olias of Sunhillow. Bill Bruford's "Five Per Cent for Nothing" derives its instrumental passages from the rhythm line, while "The Fish" and "Mood for a Day" serve almost entirely as bass and guitar solo pieces for Chris Squire and Steve Howe, respectively. - Wikipedia

Jon Anderson - Vocals
Steve Howe - Electric Guitar, Steel-string Acoustic Guitar, Backing Vocals
Rick Wakeman - Hammond Organ, Piano, Mellotron, Moog Synthesizer
Chris Squire - Bass, Backing Vocals
Bill Bruford - Drums, Percussion

1. Roundabout (8:30)
2. Cans and Brahms (1:38)
3. We Have Heaven (1:40)
4. South Side of the Sky (8:02)
5. Five Per Cent for Nothing (0:35)
6. Long Distance Runaround (3:30)
7. The Fish (Schindleria Praematurus) (2:39)
8. Mood for a Day (3:00)
9. Heart of the Sunrise (11:27)


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