Going for the One [Super Audio]

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All Music Guide - Ross Boissoneau
Going for the One is perhaps the most overlooked item in the Yes catalog. It marked Rick Wakeman's return to the band after a three-year absence, and also a return to shorter song forms after the experimentalism of Close to the Edge, Tales from Topographic Oceans, and Relayer. In many ways, this disc could be seen as the follow-up to Fragile. Its five tracks still retain mystical, abstract lyrical images, and the music is grand and melodic, the vocal harmonies perfectly balanced by the stinging guitar work of Steve Howe, Wakeman's keyboards, and the solid rhythms of Alan White and Chris Squire. The title track features Howe on steel guitar (he's the only prog rocker who...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ross Boissoneau
Going for the One is perhaps the most overlooked item in the Yes catalog. It marked Rick Wakeman's return to the band after a three-year absence, and also a return to shorter song forms after the experimentalism of Close to the Edge, Tales from Topographic Oceans, and Relayer. In many ways, this disc could be seen as the follow-up to Fragile. Its five tracks still retain mystical, abstract lyrical images, and the music is grand and melodic, the vocal harmonies perfectly balanced by the stinging guitar work of Steve Howe, Wakeman's keyboards, and the solid rhythms of Alan White and Chris Squire. The title track features Howe on steel guitar (he's the only prog rocker who bothers with the instrument). "Turn of the Century" and the album's single, "Wonderous Stories," are lovely ballads the way only Yes can do them. "Parallels" is the album's big, pompous song, so well done that in later years the band opened concerts with it. Wakeman's stately church organ, recorded at St. Martin's Church, Vevey, Switzerland, sets the tone for this "Roundabout"-ish track. The concluding "Awaken" is the album's nod to the extended suite. Again, the lyrics are spacy in the extreme, but Jon Anderson and Squire are dead-on vocally, and the addition of Anderson's harp and White's tuned percussion round out this evocative track. [A Super Audio version was released in 2013.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/25/2013
  • Label: Audio Fidelity
  • UPC: 780014215729
  • Catalog Number: 157
  • Sales rank: 44,447

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Going For the One (5:32)
  2. 2 Turn of the Century (7:54)
  3. 3 Parallels (5:59)
  4. 4 Wonderous Stories (3:50)
  5. 5 Awaken (15:28)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Yes Primary Artist
Rick Wakeman Organ, Piano, Keyboards, Polymoog
Jon Anderson Harp, Vocals
Steve Howe Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Steel Guitar, Vocals
Chris Squire Bass Guitar, Vocals
Alan White Percussion, Drums
Richard Williams Singers Choir, Chorus
Technical Credits
Rick Wakeman Choir Arrangement
Jon Anderson Composer
Steve Howe Composer
Chris Squire Composer
Yes Arranger, Producer
Roger Dean Logo Design
Alan White Composer
Brian Lane Executive Producer
John Luard Timperley Engineer
Sean Davis Cut
Steve Hoffman Mastering
Paul Van Der Sonckheyd Cut
Claude Road Crew
Snoopy Road Crew
Nu Nu Road Crew
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