Going for the One (Expanded) Original recording remastered
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Bonus tracks: Montreux's Theme; Vevey (revisited); Amazing Grace , and the unissued Going for the One (rehearsal); Parallels (rehearsal); Turn of the Century (rehearsal), and Eastern Numbers (early version of Awaken )!
In 1977, with England still in the throes of the punk explosion, and art-rock becoming a decidedly unfashionable commodity, the longstanding progressive-rock institution Yes was making some of the most inventive and energetic music of its career on Going for the One. The album--which marked the return of star keyboardist Rick Wakeman to the band--features the hit "Wondrous Stories", one of frontman Jon Anderson's most limpid acoustic ballads. Elsewhere, the propulsive title track and the hyperactive "Parallels" find the band flirting with dissonance, belying Yes's image as a hidebound dinosaur. Elsewhere, the 16-minute "Awaken" ranks with the band's most ambitious long-form extravaganzas. --Scott Schinder --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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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.
The least dissonant and most accessible songs on the album are 'Turn Of The Century' and 'Wonderous Stories.' Both songs feature Steve Howe's remarkable prowess on the acoustic guitar. 'Turn Of The Century' features exceptionally moving performances from Howe and singer Jon Anderson- in fact it's probably Anderson's most emotional vocal in the entire Yes canon. I don't listen to this track much, mostly because of its 8-minute length, which is quite prodigious for a song that's 90% acoustic. 'Wonderous Stories' is a good indication of what The Yes Album might have sounded like had keyboardist Rick Wakeman performed on it (it's also a good indication that Jon Anderson doesn't know how to spell *wondrous*). Wakeman's Moog washes over the chorus are very cool. The song features the vachalia, which Howe used on TYA's 'I've Seen All Good People.' It's a pithy, pleasant little ditty.
The title track is a wonderful tune, and next to 'Tempus Fugit' (from 1980's awesome Drama) it's my favorite short-form Yes song. It's very artsy and dissonant, but definitely grows on you after two or three listens. There's not much "progressive" about the song, other than Howe's use of a steel guitar all the way through. He gives one hell of an awesome solo from 2:05-2:40, which is the highlight of the song for me.Read more ›
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I'm a big fan of Yes so it's no surprise that I would give it a 5 star review but this blue vinyl version is fantastic. Looks great. ..sounds great.. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Marcus Almighty
They got Wakeman back...they rocked..the sound is great...a great mix of style yet with a new rocky edge to it. A much better album than some of the concept ones they put out. Read morePublished on Dec 11 2009 by Donald Francis Sweete
Most of the time when you ask someone what their favorite Yes album is, odds are you'll get "Close to the Edge", "Fragile" or even "The Yes Album" but rarely would someone say... Read morePublished on June 5 2008 by Ryan Adams
Going For The One is in my opinion the greatest prog-rock album of all time. I became a Yes fan in the mid 70's and have followed them over the years. Read morePublished on July 2 2004
This is one of my favorite YES albums right up there with Close to the edge, The Yes album and Fragile. Read morePublished on May 8 2004 by Tomas
Going for the One is a comeback album for Yes, and not just because the band hadn't recorded an album together in 3 years. Read morePublished on May 3 2004 by Matt Poole
Yes released this magnificent, often overlooked gem in 1977: a time when art rock was being scoffed at as pretentious and overblown. Read morePublished on May 1 2004 by Samhot
This is one of the best albums Yes has ever put together. Every one of the songs are well written, engaging, and original to say the least. Read morePublished on April 22 2004 by JPA