Here’s (close to) the back jacket racket, and by the way, got some colour
photography in this one. Looks sweet!
Yes – (Largely) In Their Own Words
For his landmark 50th book, top rock writer Martin Popoff abandons his metal
musings to celebrate the long and legendary life of Yes, a band he has loved
since the 1970s.
Using a timeline format, Popoff disentangles the long and convoluted tale of
the band’s hirings and firings, their inspired creations, live triumphs and
studio victories (as well as the occasional controversial failure.)
With original interviews from Anderson, Bruford, Howe, Squire, Wakeman,
Downes, White and many others, the tale unfolds via an exhaustive chronology
designed to satisfy the most knowledgeable of Yes fans. You just might learn
what “Close to the Edge” actually means, or why Alan White and Jon Anderson
might be seen prowling the junkyard for car parts!
Not content with charting the band’s history, Popoff covers the major projects
outside of the Yes umbrella, such as Asia, GTR and Rick Wakeman’s
extravaganzas, to paint the whole picture.
If you’ve been moved by classic albums such as Fragile, Close to the Edge,
Relayer or Going for the One, or more recent offerings like
Fly from Here and Heaven and Earth, you’ll love this book, which
perfectly captures the spirit of progressive rock’s first and biggest and best
act of crack musicians bent on bending your perceptions of what rock can be.
Here’s a link to my Goldmine article on why Yes should be in the Rock Hall: http://www.goldminemag.com/article/yes-belong-rock-roll-hall-fame
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