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:

Prices for Time and a Word: The Yes Story including shipping (the book will be signed, by me, to you, unless otherwise requested):

US orders
US funds
Int'l orders
(air mail)
$45.00 US
Canadian orders
Cdn. funds

Also available as an eBook for $9.99 Canadian (about $7.50 US!) here

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Sweet postage savings to be had for multiple orders (or two of pretty much anything—long story, ask me!). Given new mailing system, works best for US orders.

Or mail payment (personal check in US funds, cash, or INTERNATIONAL money order), to:
Martin Popoff
P.O. Box 65208, 358 Danforth Ave.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M4K 2Z2

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