Fragile [Mobile Fidelity]

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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
Fragile was Yes' breakthrough album, dominated by science-fiction and fantasy elements and new member Rick Wakeman, whose organ, synthesizers, Mellotrons, and other keyboard exotica added a larger-than-life element to the proceedings. Ironically, the album was a patchwork job, hastily assembled in order to cover the cost of Wakeman's array of instruments. But the group built effectively on the groundwork left by The Yes Album, and the group had an AM radio sucker-punch, aimed at all of those other progressive bands who eschewed the notion of hit singles, in the form of "Roundabout," the edited version sort of a "highlights" version of the album of which pulled in millions of...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
Fragile was Yes' breakthrough album, dominated by science-fiction and fantasy elements and new member Rick Wakeman, whose organ, synthesizers, Mellotrons, and other keyboard exotica added a larger-than-life element to the proceedings. Ironically, the album was a patchwork job, hastily assembled in order to cover the cost of Wakeman's array of instruments. But the group built effectively on the groundwork left by The Yes Album, and the group had an AM radio sucker-punch, aimed at all of those other progressive bands who eschewed the notion of hit singles, in the form of "Roundabout," the edited version sort of a "highlights" version of the album of which pulled in millions of young kids who'd never heard them before. The single clicked, most album-buyers liked the long version and all of the rest of what they found, and the band was made. [This edition has been extensively remastered by Mobile Fidelity.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/21/2006
  • Label: Mobile Fidelity Koch
  • UPC: 821797076623
  • Catalog Number: 766
  • Sales rank: 50,732

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Yes Primary Artist
Rick Wakeman Organ, Synthesizer, Piano, Harpsichord, Electric Piano, Mellotron, Piano (Grand)
Jon Anderson Vocals
Bill Bruford Percussion, Drums
Steve Howe Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals
Chris Squire Bass Guitar, Vocals
Technical Credits
Rick Wakeman Arranger
Yes Audio Production
Eddy Offord Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
Shawn R. Britton Mastering
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