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Going For The One (180g blue vinyl/tri-fold cover) Limited Edition


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  • LP Record (March 19 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Limited Edition
  • Label: FAB DISTRIBUTION
  • ASIN: B00B89WXI4
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (98 customer reviews)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 8 2004
Format: Audio CD
The title for this review is the reason keyboardist Rick Wakeman gave as his reason for rejoing Yes. Although I realize that Rick wasn't into what he considered Yes's "avante garde" direction post Close To The Edge, I personally feel that the more streamlined approach to song making on Going For The One is less interesting. It always seemed to me that Yes never did do "songs", in the sense that their compositions were creatively elongated while usually remaining impressively cohesive. Certainly there was some loss of form on Topographic and Relayer due to overextenion of motifs, but that's the downside to ambition. The upside is that because Yes pushed themselves so hard, I believe the successes on those albums outweighed the flaws. I'm inclined to think the best stuff on GFTO also wins out, its just too bad that by this time the band members seem to be trying a bit too hard to recapture the balance between accessible, hook-layden melodies and expansive instrumental probing. For instance, the epic 'Awaken' strikes me as having been built to sound epic, whereas 'Close To The Edge, Yes's first epic, had a sense of discovery about it simply because, as former Yes drummer Bill Bruford put it, "...as we were making it I don't think anyone really knew how we were going to finish it." By now, in revisiting their own musical past with Wakeman, Yes, in effect had formalized their own secret to success, which was that their synergy was of unplanned intent. They had a naturally occuring synergy together, and the more they tinkered with it, the more they lost, as the album after GFTO, Tormato, demonstrates.Read more ›
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By W. Langan on Feb. 6 2000
Format: Audio CD
This is probably the best Yes CD with members Jon Anderson, Rick Wakeman (who had returned to Yes after leaving in 1974), Chris Squire, Steve Howe, and Alan White. With the exception of 2 songs, the shorter song format is favored here for the 1st time snce "Fragile". It starts with the title track with Howe playing a raucous steel guitar (definitely not like your typical country music!)! The next song "Turn of the Century" is a rare love song which is about as Victorian as you'll ever hear (also features some unique percussion work by Alan White). The next song is Chris Squire's motivational "Paralells", with Wakeman's bold procession on the church organ and Squire's melodious bass lines that follow. "Wonderous Stories" is the most peaceful song with Anderson's imaginative lyrics and Howe's acoustic guitar work. Finally, the masterpiece "Awaken" (this is the only song on GFTO which is over 10 minutes) features Anderson playing harp, Wakeman on the church organ (his playing makes you feel as if you're in a Cathedral yourself!), and Anderson closes the song with his spiritual epitath: "Like the time I ran away and turned around and you were standing close to me."
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Gerard Sparaco on Sept. 4 2003
Format: Audio CD
This album was my introduction to Yes way back in 1977. I owned the vinyl, I own the recent remaster, but this edition completely and utterly makes them obsolete. I hoped the new mastering would be good, but not this good! I actually heard noises and sounds in the songs that I never heard (like Jon humming along to Howe's solo in "Parallels").
The sound quality alone should enough to convince you to replace any previous version. But the extra tracks and the insightful liner notes are icing on the cake. "Montreaux's Theme" and "Amazing Grace" were previously released. "Vevey (Revisited)", released in an edited form in the past, in here in full. The rehersals, especially for the vastly underrated "Turn of the Century" are really great.
It's about time that we have a Yes renaissance, and picking up the original studio albums with this quality (and at this price) are a great way to begin.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By M. B. Link on March 23 2004
Format: Audio CD
Going For The One(1977). Yes's eighth studio album and the return of former Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman.
At the dawn of the 70s, Yes was a young band looking for an identity, and they managed to find it through the success of their third album, The Yes Album(1971). They combined the 60s pop rock sensibilities of the Beatles with a strong experimental jazzy prog rock influence and became one of the finest and most innovative prog rock bands to come out of the 70s. Other compeditors like Pink Floyd, Genesis, and Emerson Lake & Palmer were still toying around for a proper sound, and others like Rush and Marillion were years away from starting out, but Yes as well as King Crimson were already well under way to jumpstarting the prog rock movement. They continued to impress new fans and critics alike with timeless classic albums like Fragile(1972) and Close To The Edge(1973). However, the band took on a much more experimental route with the followup releases Tales From Topographic Oceans(1974) and Relayer(1974) which were praised by all the die-hard fans, but were lamented by the critics. Though drummer Bill Bruford and keyboardist Rick Wakeman left around this time, the two albums still served as Yes's creative peak which they would never repeat again.
Nearly two and a half years after Relayer, Yes finally unleashes another amazing album, Going For The One. The band decides to forge on ahead with some notable changes, mainly that there are more songs now and they're much shorter than they used to be. Also, Rick Wakeman decided to rejoin because as quoted in the linear notes, he believed that Yes, "...were writing songs again." Keyboardist Patrick Moraz was booted out of the band due to his over-inflated fame ego.
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