Album of the Day
Yes was firing on all cylinders in the fall of 1972. The prog-rock pioneers’ fifth studio album, CLOSE TO THE EDGE, was a smash success as audiences around the world packed arenas to see the legendary group perform. The band captured the magic of that tour on its first live album, YESSONGS. The classic lineup of vocalist Jon Anderson, bassist Chris Squire, guitarist Steve Howe, keyboardist Rick Wakeman and drummer Alan White (with previous percussionist Bill Bruford on a couple of the earlier cuts) is at the peak of its powers on epic versions of such favorites as “Roundabout,” “Siberian Khatru” and “Yours Is No Disgrace.” Released in 1973, the triple-LP sold over a million copies (and blew minds with Roger Dean’s iconic artwork), and we'll give YESSONGS another spin now to wish Steve Howe a happy birthday.