Yes – Going for the One (Epic #358)

The Epic 2017 Project #358: 171224

Yes – Going for the One (1977)

Going for the One is the eighth ‘Yes’ studio album, released on 15 July 1977 by Atlantic Records. It was recorded in Montreaux, Switzerland after the band took a break in activity for each member to release a solo album and their 1976 North American tour. It marks the departure of keyboardist Patrick Moraz and the return of Rick Wakeman, who had left to pursue his solo career after musical differences surrounding Tales from Topographic Oceans (1973). In a departure from their previous three albums, Going for the One features shorter and more direct songs written without a unifying theme or concept, and saw Yes record with new producers, engineers and cover designers.

A remastered edition was released in 2003 that contains several previously unreleased tracks from the album’s recording sessions. Yes supported the album with a six-month tour of North America and Europe.

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Yes – top rock albums

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Issue 91 of ‘Classic Rock’ magazine – published in April 2006 – featured the 100 Greatest British Rock Albums ever. As I am fortunate enough to have 60 of these in my collection, this is day 26 in a mini-series for Jemtunes – sample tracks from each of the albums I own from 100 through to 1.

Day 26: Number 50/100: Yes – Siberian Khatru (from Close to the Edge – 1972)

Yes – top rock albums

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Issue 91 of ‘Classic Rock’ magazine – published in April 2006 – featured the 100 Greatest British Rock Albums ever. As I am fortunate enough to have 60 of these in my collection, this is day 15 in a mini-series for Jemtunes – sample tracks from each of the albums I own from 100 through to 1.

Day 15: Number 68/100: Yes – Long distance runaround (from Fragile – 1971)

Yes – top rock albums

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Issue 91 of ‘Classic Rock’ magazine – published in April 2006 – featured the 100 Greatest British Rock Albums ever. As I am fortunate enough to have 60 of these in my collection, this is day 2 in a mini-series for Jemtunes – sample tracks from each of the albums I own from 100 through to 1.

Day 2: Number 97/100: Yes – “Yours is no disgrace” from the Yes album (1971)

Artful albums #9: Roger Dean – Tales from Topographic Oceans (1973)

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Roger Dean (b.1944), a graduate of the Royal College of Art, together with Storm Thorgerson (more about him later) is credited with the transformation of the album cover from perfunctory packaging to the status of art form in its own right. This example is the gatefold cover for the 1973 Yes album ‘Tales from Topographic Oceans’. But you really should check out his website and have a look at the other stuff he’s done over the years – http://www.rogerdean.com