Stand there They could find out where each individual player's contribution lay."[16]. SHARP-DISTANCE The Blu-ray disc features six previously unreleased tracks. Features Song Lyrics for Yes's Fragile album. It has been remastered several times since its release, some containing previously unreleased tracks. Surrounded by a million years, I’ll be the roundabout Yes - Fragile *Isolated Vocals. How can the wind with so many around me The words will make you out ‘n’ out In his review for AllMusic, Bruce Eder gave the album five stars out of five. This adult T-shirt is an officially licensed YES product and features our cool FRAGILE Album Cover design printed on 100% cotton. [1] Kurt White reviewed the album in The Daily Reporter, calling Wakeman a "very talented organist". Mountains come out of the sky and they 13 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart in April 1972. Annakata Music, Paramount, Screen Gems. Were we ever colder on that day a million 101233 Yes Fragile Album Cover Art Music Decor LAMINATED POSTER US. [nb 4] In 2002, Rhino and Elektra Records released Fragile in stereo and 5.1 surround sound mixes for the DVD-Audio format. A snow storm a stimulating voice “Roundabout” was released as a single in the U.S. and is one of the band’s best-known songs. Cut from the original analog master tapes by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio. The third page is of Anderson with his wife and daughter and contains a short poem. Progressive Rock band YES' discography of live and studio albums. "[43], In 2005, Fragile was included in the musical reference publication 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. Next to your deeper fears we stand Rock 60-70s. [nb 1] Wakeman later described the track as "dreadful", as contractual problems with A&M Records, with whom he was signed as a solo artist, prevented him from writing a composition of his own. With this line-up, YES was ready for the big league. Mountains come out of the sky and they We had to get another album out quickly from a purely financial point of view. Luminescence, but, within that, darkness. Two words describe much of Fragile‘s music: jagged and luminescent ­ adjectives seldom found together. All Rights Reserved. Rolling Stone reported the album cost $30,000 to produce. Call it morning driving thru the sound and So I said—brightly—'Why don't we do some individual things, whereby we all use the group for our own musical fantasy? The words will make you out ‘n’ out Letting in the sunshine And melt in the sky warmth when you die Call me back in half an hour'". His replacement, ace session player & Strawbs member, Rick Wakeman, completed what came to be regarded as the first classic YES line-up. Billboard Hot 100. shipping: + $49.21 shipping . The primary source of this razor-sharp, sometimes stabbing sound was bassist Chris Squire. Twenty four before my love you’ll see I’ll be [nb 1], ^shipments figures based on certification alone. Genres: Progressive Rock. I'll be the director, conductor, and maestro for the day, then you do your track, and so on. [7] Kaye was soon sacked from Yes, and a replacement was quickly found in Rick Wakeman, a classically-trained pianist with experience playing a wide variety of keyboard instruments who was a member of the folk rock band Strawbs and an in-demand session musician. I spend the day your way I feel lost in the city, Lost in their eyes as you hurry by It peaked at No. Fragile was Yes' breakthrough album, propelling them in a matter of weeks from a cult act … Lose one on to the heart of the sunrise Fragile is the fourth studio album by the English progressive rock band Yes, released on 26 November 1971 by Atlantic Records. Did we really tell lies Siberian Khatru - 03:4703. Hot colour melting the anger to stone It had marked the arrival of Steve Howe, the expansion into long-form material & with a final date at London’s Crystal Palace Bowl, the departure of keyboardist Tony Kaye. Fragile is the fourth studio album from progressive rock band Yes, originally released in November 1971 on Atlantic Records. Steve Howe – electric and acoustic guitars, backing vocals The Yes Album was both the peak & natural end point of the first period of YES album recordings. Catching the swirling wind the sailor sees [nb 6]. How can the wind with so many around me lost in the city, Lost in their eyes as you hurry by The river can disregard the cost View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the 2019 180 gram Vinyl release of Fragile on Discogs. FR 00850619768. Call it morning driving thru the sound and The line-up during this time consisted of lead vocalist Jon Anderson, bassist Chris Squire, drummer Bill Bruford, keyboardist Tony Kaye, and guitarist Steve Howe. It seemed from all of eternity, The sunshine in mountains sometimes lost Extras: The LP’s accompanying promotional booklet contains two additional Dean paintings; the front cover depicts five creatures huddled under a root system; the back cover depicts a person climbing up a rock formation. Speaking on the level of musical form, has there ever been a better synthesis of jazz and Western classical elements than in “South Side‘s” middle section, with Rick Wakeman’s rich piano and Bruford’s hyper-syncopated drums? [21] "Long Distance Runaround" segues into Squire's solo track, "The Fish (Schindleria Praematurus)". It's all a little too much like exercises, clever and beautifully played". The rim of the land This means that if the mastering engineer decided that the bass guitar needed more bottom end then he/she had to add bass across the whole track, therefore affecting other elements in the mixes too. Released in Late 1971 in the UK & at the beginning of 1972 in the USA, the album reached the Top 10 in both countries (7 UK, 4 USA). 4 in E minor by Johannes Brahms, with an electric piano used for the string section, grand piano for the woodwinds, organ for the brass, electric harpsichord for reeds, and synthesizer as contrabassoon. [22], The album's sleeve was designed and illustrated by English artist Roger Dean, who would design many of Yes's future album covers, including their "bubble" logo. Yes Tales from Topographic Oceans 1974 Album Cover Canvas Art Poster Print Songs. YES began a period of perpetual change with The Yes Album; with Fragile they produced one of the masterpieces of progressive rock and became popular all over the world. April 2020. The eagle’s dancing wings create as weather Yes began performing original songs and rearranged covers of rock, pop, blues and jazz songs, as evident on their first two albums. Side one begins with "Roundabout", a song written by Anderson and Howe that has become one of Yes's best-known songs. Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab put out a "24 KT Gold" edition for CD headed by Shawn Britton,[nb 7] and a 200-gram LP from Analogue Productions by Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman. All the London Recording Studios and Engineers. Although Roger Dean had created sleeves for a number of other bands during the late sixties, it was his collaborations with Yes which brought his other-worldly designs to the fore and became a crucial element in the packaging of that band’s early seventies releases. Bill Bruford – drums, percussion The album is certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for selling over two million copies. SHARP-DISTANCE This was found at the end of a reel that had been reused for a later session, but fortunately not completely erased.”. I’ll be the round about Schindleria praematurus I sort of write a song without a song. 7 on the UK Albums Chart. Dream on, on to the heart of the sunrise 40:51. Since the advent of CD in the early 80’s, all the 60’s and 70’s YES albums have been remastered for the different editions by various mastering engineers. On 31 July 1971, Yes performed the final concert of their 1970–71 tour at Crystal Palace Park, London in support of their previous album, The Yes Album (1971). Released on November 26, 1971 by Atlantic Records, Fragile was the progressive rock band's fourth studio album, and Yes' first to feature famed keyboardist Rick Wakeman. Details are taken from the 1971 US Atlantic album (UK release does not list running times); other releases may show different information. 27:55. Tracks such as “Roundabout” & “Heart of the Sunrise” have rarely been out of the live set-list & the album was performed in full by YES in venues worldwide in recent years to unanimous standing ovations. The Keys to Ascension duology gave some strong hopes that … It seemed from all of eternity, Long distance run around Were we ever colder on that day a million In and out the valley, The music dance and sing Love comes to you and then after All the ingredients are there—all that's missing is the song. I still remember the dream there Spins out of hand The lead single "Roundabout" had become the most popular Progressive Rock song up to that point in time. "Some critics thought this was just being flash. How can the wind with its arms all around me [6] According to Wakeman, the basic structure of "Roundabout" was also worked out on the same day. © 2019 YES '97 LLC. I hope you enjoy the definition and clarity of these new mixes in high resolution 96/24 audio, and of course especially in 5.1 surround sound where these classic albums really open out and shine! Yes Album Covers Classic Album Covers Music Album Covers Music Albums Music Music Music Stuff Progressive Rock Lp Cover Cover Art. Some problems remain, however: They're good and they know it, so they tend to succumb to the show-off syndrome. Dream on, on to the heart of the sunrise, Lost on a wave that you’re dreaming Rick Wakeman – Hammond organ, piano, RMI 368 Electra-Piano and Harpsichord, Mellotron, Moog synthesizer, Johannes Brahms, arranged by Rick Wakeman, Tell the Moon-dog, tell the March-hare Go closer hold the land feel partly no more [44], Fragile was first reissued on CD in the United States and Europe in 1990. Side one closes with "South Side of the Sky". – Two additional alternate takes Remixing, on the other hand, entails a more sophisticated and time consuming process – going back to the original 16 or 24 track multitrack session tapes, and then recreating the mix from the drums up. The classic, back on 180-gram vinyl. nostalgia118. Fragile was Yes' breakthrough album, propelling them in a matter of weeks from a cult act to an international phenomenon; not coincidentally, it also marked the point where all of the elements of the music (and more) that would define their success for more than a decade fell into place fully formed. YES has another idea: music that might fall apart – because it isn’t overly clear what holds it together – but somehow stays intact. [30] The album has been certified Silver by the British Phonographic Industry. Melodically, harmonically, rhythmically, and in tonal range and colours, everything in the music had to take account of this leap in the role of what many regard (if they regard it at all) a “background” instrument. "Roundabout" was a bit like that; there was a structure, a melody and a few lines. Letting in the sunshine Top Lyrics of 2010. Essex Music, Toni Visconti, Gus Dudgeon, Jon Anthony, Eddie Offord, The Musical Bargain Centre, The Tony Oee Showband, Dan Wooding, south Harrow Baptist Church, Wolfgang Amadeus Motzart, Arnolo, Martin and Morrow, Sid Sax, Charlie Katz, All session Musicians, The White Bear Hounslow, The BBC, Colin Spiers, Roy Shea, Ex-members and Performers of Booze-Proof (White Hart Acton), Becky Appold, Jon Schroeder, God Bless Brentford Football Club, Ken Scott, Piglet, the Top Rank Reading, The Woolfords, The Spinning Wheel, Roger Dean, Staff and Pupils of Drayton Manor County Grammar School and all my friends off and on the road too numerous to mention for helping to further my career either deliberately or by accidental P.S. Around the south side so cold that we cried Eddy Offord, who served as a recording engineer on Time and a Word (1970), assumed his role while sharing production duties with the band. Product details Package Dimensions : … [40] In the Detroit Free Press, reviewer Jon Weisman deemed it "in a word, extraordinary" with Wakeman's addition to the band the key to them achieving an "ethereal, clear sound" they had been aiming for. Long last treatment of the telling that relates to all the words sung [13], The LP's accompanying promotional booklet contains two additional Dean paintings; the front cover depicts five creatures huddled under a root system; the back cover depicts a person climbing up a rock formation. The review praised "Roundabout" for Howe's guitar work and compared its style to "Yours is No Disgrace" from The Yes Album. $24.61. Yes Album Covers. [24], The band had wished for an image of a fractured piece of porcelain; to compromise, Dean ended up breaking the planet into two pieces. I still remember the time you said goodbye How can the wind with so many around me Counting the broken ties they decided, Straight light moving and removing None of Yes's "rivals" at the time including King Crimson and Emerson, Lake & Palmer had ever had a hit as big as "Roundabout". Even in the valley, Along the drifting cloud the eagle searching [nb 9] The 2003 reissue was included in the album box set The Studio Albums, 1969–1987, released in 2013. Yes T Shirt Fragile Album cover Prog Rock new Official Mens Navy Blue. "[23] He commented further: "'Fragile' was quite a complicated cover because there was a book inside. No additional compression has been added at all. SHARP-DISTANCE The thinking behind this was that we realised there would be a lot of new listeners coming to the band. The Ronnie Smith Band, James Royal, A&M Records, The Music Press, Dan Wooding. Whether it would have fared better with a different band is up for half-hearted debate, although I’m guessing things wouldn’t change. Schindleria praematurus, Love comes to you and you follow Ten true summers we’ll be there and All around me, Lost on a wave and then after Side two of the album opens with Bruford's track, "Five Per Cent for Nothing". [21] According to Tait, its original title was "Suddenly It's Wednesday",[15] but it was changed in reference to Yes paying off their former manager Roy Flynn with the deal of five percent of future royalties. Be the first to write a review. – US promo singles edits as needle-drops. The Yes Album, were pushed much harder here, and not just in the music but in the packaging of the album: the Roger Dean-designed cover was itself a fascinating creation that seemed to relate to the music and drew the purchaser's attention in a manner that few records since the heyday of the psychedelic era could match. The band's cover of "America" is included, along with other supplemental features. [45], Credits are adapted from the album's liner notes. Notes: Fragile is Yes’s 4th studio album. Rick ... had to buy a vast amount of new equipment when he joined, and it all costs much more money than people seem to imagine. 4 on the US Billboard Top LPs chart and No. [14], Fragile is formed of nine tracks; four are "group arranged and performed" with the remaining five being "the individual ideas, personally arranged and organised" by the five members. Product Description. Inspired by The Beatles, especially, and having their ears open to the whole world of music, these groups created new possibilities in rock, and some, of course, claimed to have left the genre altogether. [5], Rehearsals took place in August 1971 in what Squire described as "a little rehearsal studio in Shepherd's Market" in London. "[7], In 2014, readers of Rhythm voted it the sixth greatest drumming album in the history of progressive rock. [41] Ed Keheller for Circus magazine summarised his review of the album with "Fragile is unquestionably their most cohesive and mettlesome undertaking". Billboard magazine selected the album in its "Billboard Pick" feature, describing it as "vibrant, soothing, tumultuous, placid and instrumentally brilliant" and Anderson's vocals "deliciously ingratiating". [13] While the band were recording, Wakeman remembered children being brought into the studio to watch them play. We have a lot of mouths to feed. [28] In April 1972, Fragile was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Fragile is the fourth studio album by the British progressive rock band Yes, released November 1971 by Atlantic Records.. I’ll be the roundabout Released 26 November 1971 on Atlantic (catalog no. And I thought about that very literally, painting a fragile world that would eventually break up. The songs, instantly familiar to a multitude of YES fans, remain so, with the new mixes – especially in 5.1 form – providing a greater sense of space for each voice to be heard. Recently Added. Anderson’s voice seems to join the listener in the room, Howe & Wakeman’s solos glisten with clarity and Bruford & Squire remind all that they were unmatched as a rhythm section during that period. [42] In the same issue, Squire responded to the criticism regarding the album's solo tracks, "in a way you've got to appreciate the circumstances. Did we really count to one hundred, Schindleria praematurus Contact details. [19][nb 2] Anderson described "We Have Heaven" as a "rolling idea of voices and things",[20] with its two main sets of chants containing the phrases "Tell the Moon dog, tell the March hare" and "He is here, to look around" (cf.[14]). 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