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Encyclopedia > Close to the Edge
Close to the Edge
Close to the Edge cover
Album by Yes
Released 13 September 1972
Recorded April–June 1972
Genre Progressive rock/Rock
Length 37:47
Label Atlantic Records
Producer(s) Yes and Eddie Offord
Professional reviews
Yes chronology
Fragile
(1971)
Close to the Edge
(1972)
Yessongs
(1973)

Close to the Edge is the fifth album by British progressive rock band Yes. In June 1972, just as recording ended, drummer Bill Bruford suddenly left the line-up (to play with King Crimson), forcing Yes to find a replacement (ex-Plastic Ono band drummer Alan White) before starting a new US tour. Image File history File links PetSounds 7/5/2005 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... An album is a collection of related audio tracks, released together commercially in an audio format to the public. ... Yes is a progressive rock band that formed in London in 1968. ... September 13 is the 256th day of the year (257th in leap years). ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1972 calendar). ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1972 calendar). ... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... Progressive rock (shortened to prog rock or prog) is an ambitious, eclectic, and often grandiose style of rock music which arose in the late 1960s, reached the peak of its popularity in the 1970s, and continues as a musical form to this day. ... Rock is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars, a bass guitar, and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the piano, saxophone, trumpet, and trombone are common in some styles, however, horns have been omitted from newer subgenres of rock music... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label, and a subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the performers, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Eddie Offord is a noted record producer and engineer, who worked in his ADVISION Studio in London on some of the most famous albums in the 1970s. ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music owned by All Media Guide. ... Image File history File links Star*.svg Summary A golden star. ... Image File history File links Star*.svg Summary A golden star. ... Image File history File links Star*.svg Summary A golden star. ... Image File history File links Star*.svg Summary A golden star. ... Image File history File links Star*.svg Summary A golden star. ... Pitchfork logo Pitchfork Media, usually known simply as Pitchfork, is a U.S.-based daily Internet publication devoted to music criticism and commentary, music news, and artist interviews. ... Robert Christgau (sometimes abbreviated in print to Xgau), born April 18, 1942, is an American essayist, music journalist, and rock critic. ... // History John Lennon - RS 1 (November 9, 1967)How I Won the War Film Still Founded in San Francisco in 1967 by Jann Wenner (who is still editor and publisher) and music critic Ralph J. Gleason, Rolling Stone was initially identified with and reported on the hippie counterculture of the... Yes is a progressive rock band that formed in London in 1968. ... Fragile is the fourth album by British progressive rock band Yes. ... Escape Arrival Awakening Pathways Yessongs (1973) was the first live album by the British progressive rock group Yes. ... Progressive rock (shortened to prog rock or prog) is an ambitious, eclectic, and often grandiose style of rock music which arose in the late 1960s, reached the peak of its popularity in the 1970s, and continues as a musical form to this day. ... Yes is a progressive rock band that formed in London in 1968. ... See also: 1971 in music, other events of 1972, 1973 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 17 - Highway 51 South in Memphis, Tennessee is renamed Elvis Presley Blvd January 20 - Pink Floyd debuts Dark Side of the Moon during a performance at... Bill Bruford on the cover of his album, Feels Good to Me William Scott Bruford (born May 17, 1949 in Sevenoaks, Kent, England), better known as Bill Bruford, is an influential drummer known for his forceful, highly precise, polyrhythmic style. ...


Close to the Edge set a trend for Yes of including a single epic song significantly longer than the others which was followed in the later albums Relayer (which featured "The Gates of Delirium") and Going for the One (1977) (which featured "Awaken"). Relayer is the seventh studio album by the progressive rock band Yes. ... Going for the One is the eighth studio album by British progressive rock band Yes. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ...


The religious influences introduced by Jon Anderson, which later formed the basis of Tales from Topographic Oceans, are already evident in the music and lyrics of all three tracks on Close to the Edge. Renewal and repetition are other main themes; the title track starts and finishes with the same sound effects of running water and birds and in "Siberian Khatru" there is the repetition of two-word phrases. Yes co-founder Jon Anderson Jon Anderson (born October 25, 1944) is a British musician, best known as the lead singer of the progressive rock band Yes. ... Tales From Topographic Oceans is a double album by British progressive rock band Yes released on Atlantic Records in December 1973 worldwide and early January 1974 in North America. ...


According to the band's official website, Yesworld, the song is inspired by Hermann Hesse's book Siddhartha, an explanation which can cast the cryptic and mysterious lyrics in a new light, tracking the awakening of Hesse's character "close to the edge" of a river (and, symbolically, of the serial lifetimes of his soul) where he experiences a spiritual awakening. Hermann Hesse in 1927 Hermann Hesse (2 July 1877 – 9 August 1963) was a German-Swiss poet, novelist, and painter. ... Siddhartha is an allegorical novel by Hermann Hesse which deals with the spiritual journey of an Indian man called Siddhartha during the time of the Buddha. ...


The album was released on Atlantic Records in September 1972. It reached #4 in the UK and a career high of #3 in the US. Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label, and a subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ... See also: 1971 in music, other events of 1972, 1973 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 17 - Highway 51 South in Memphis, Tennessee is renamed Elvis Presley Blvd January 20 - Pink Floyd debuts Dark Side of the Moon during a performance at...


The cover art was by Roger Dean. Some of the photography for the album sleeve was by bass player Chris Squire's former bandmate in The Selfs and The Syn, Martyn Adelman. Arches Mist, 1996 Roger Dean (born August 31, 1944, in Ashford, Kent, United Kingdom) is a contemporary artist best known for his work on album covers, which began in the late 1960s. ... Yes co-founder Chris Squire Christopher Russell Edward Squire (born March 4, 1948), better known as Chris Squire is the bassist and backing vocalist for the progressive rock group Yes, and is the only member of the group to appear on every album (co-founder Jon Anderson appeared on all... The Syn is an English band that lasted from 1965 to 1967 and then reunited as a progressive rock band in 2004. ... Martyn Adelman (or Martin) is a British photographer and former drummer. ...


Many consider Close to the Edge to be not only the greatest album in Yes' discography, but the best album of the progressive and art rock genres. The album is shown in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die, further reiterating the impact it had on progressive rock. It has been suggested that Experimental Rock be merged into this article or section. ... Progressive rock (shortened to prog rock or prog) is an ambitious, eclectic, and often grandiose style of rock music which arose in the late 1960s, reached the peak of its popularity in the 1970s, and continues as a musical form to this day. ...


Rhino Records issued a remastered and expanded version of Close to the Edge on August 26, 2003. It added four bonus tracks: single versions of "America" and "Total Mass Retain" and early versions of "And You and I" and "Siberian Khatru" (as "Siberia"). Rhino Entertainment is a specialty record label originally known for releasing retrospectives of famous comedy performers, including Stan Freberg, Tom Lehrer, and Spike Jones. ... August 26 is the 238th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (239th in leap years). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... America, a Paul Simon song, was made popular by 1960s folk duo Simon and Garfunkel. ...


Close to the Edge (Atlantic K 50012) reached #4 in the UK. It also reached #3 in the US during a chart stay of 32 weeks.

Inside of the Close to the Edge LP cover.
Inside of the Close to the Edge LP cover.

Contents

Painting by Roger Dean featured inside the sleeve of the Yes album Close to the Edge, 1972. ... Painting by Roger Dean featured inside the sleeve of the Yes album Close to the Edge, 1972. ...


Track listing

  1. "Close to the Edge" (Anderson/Howe) – 18:41
    • "The Solid Time of Change"
    • "Total Mass Retain"
    • "I Get Up I Get Down"
    • "Seasons of Man" (song sample - 176K)
  2. "And You and I" (Anderson; Themes by Bruford/Howe/Squire) – 10:08
    • "Cord of Life"
    • "Eclipse" (Anderson/Bruford/Howe)
    • "The Preacher the Teacher"
    • "Apocalypse"
  3. "Siberian Khatru" (Anderson; Themes by Anderson/Howe/Wakeman) – 8:55

Yes co-founder Jon Anderson Jon Anderson (born October 25, 1944) is a British musician, best known as the lead singer of the progressive rock band Yes. ... Yes guitarist Steve Howe in 2004 Stephen James Howe (b. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Bill Bruford on the cover of his album, Feels Good to Me William Scott Bruford (born May 17, 1949 in Sevenoaks, Kent, England), better known as Bill Bruford, is an influential drummer known for his forceful, highly precise, polyrhythmic style. ... Yes co-founder Chris Squire Christopher Russell Edward Squire (born March 4, 1948), better known as Chris Squire is the bassist and backing vocalist for the progressive rock group Yes, and is the only member of the group to appear on every album (co-founder Jon Anderson appeared on all... Rick Wakeman performing on stage with Yes in the 1970s Richard Christopher Wakeman (born May 18, 1949) is a British progressive rock keyboard player. ...

Personnel

Yes co-founder Jon Anderson Jon Anderson (born October 25, 1944) is a British musician, best known as the lead singer of the progressive rock band Yes. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... Yes co-founder Chris Squire Christopher Russell Edward Squire (born March 4, 1948), better known as Chris Squire is the bassist and backing vocalist for the progressive rock group Yes, and is the only member of the group to appear on every album (co-founder Jon Anderson appeared on all... It has been suggested that DADG tuning be merged into this article or section. ... Yes guitarist Steve Howe in 2004 Stephen James Howe (b. ... The classical guitar typically has nylon strings. ... Rick Wakeman performing on stage with Yes in the 1970s Richard Christopher Wakeman (born May 18, 1949) is a British progressive rock keyboard player. ... Piano, a well-known instance of keyboard instruments A keyboard instrument is any musical instrument played using a musical keyboard. ... Bill Bruford on the cover of his album, Feels Good to Me William Scott Bruford (born May 17, 1949 in Sevenoaks, Kent, England), better known as Bill Bruford, is an influential drummer known for his forceful, highly precise, polyrhythmic style. ... Drum carried by John Unger, Company B, 40th Regiment New York Veteran Volunteer Infantry Mozart Regiment, December 20, 1863 Several American Indian-style drums for sale at the National Museum of the American Indian. ... Percussion instruments are played by being struck, shaken, rubbed or scraped. ...

Charts

Album

Year Chart Position
1972 Billboard Pop Albums 3

Singles An example of a Billboard Magazine. ...

Year Single Chart Position
1972 "And You and I" Billboard Pop Singles 42

Certifications

Organization Level Date
RIAA – USA Gold October 30, 1972
CRIA – Canada Gold December 1, 1976
CRIA – Canada Platinum December 1, 1977
BPI – UK Gold December 5, 1984
BPI – UK Platinum December 5, 1984

October 30 is the 303rd day of the year (304th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 62 days remaining. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1972 calendar). ... December 1 is the 335th (in leap years the 336th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1976 calendar). ... December 1 is the 335th (in leap years the 336th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... December 5 is the 339th day (340th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 5 is the 339th day (340th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Sources

Yes
Jon Anderson | Chris Squire | Steve Howe | Rick Wakeman | Alan White
Peter Banks | Tony Kaye| Bill Bruford | Patrick Moraz | Geoff Downes | Trevor Horn | Trevor Rabin | Billy Sherwood | Igor Khoroshev
Discography
Studio albums: Yes | Time and a Word | The Yes Album | Fragile | Close to the Edge | Tales from Topographic Oceans | Relayer | Going for the One | Tormato | Drama | 90125 | Big Generator | Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe | Union | Talk | Open Your Eyes | The Ladder | Magnification
Live albums: Yessongs | Yesshows | 9012Live: The Solos | Keys to Ascension | Keys to Ascension 2 | House of Yes: Live from House of Blues
Compilations: Yesterdays | Classic Yes | Yesstory | The Ultimate Yes: 35th Anniversary Collection
Remix albums: Yes Remixes
Box sets: Yesyears | In a Word: Yes (1969 - ) | The Word is Live

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Close to the Edge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (421 words)
Close to the Edge is the fifth album by British progressive rock band Yes.
Close to the Edge set a trend for Yes of including a single epic song significantly longer than the others which was followed in the later albums Relayer (which featured "The Gates of Delirium") and Going for the One (1977) (which featured "Awaken").
Many consider Close to the Edge to be not only the greatest album in Yes' discography, but the best album of the progressive and art rock genres.
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