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Turn Of The Century - Yes - Going For The One

Label: Suzy - ATL 50379,Atlantic - 50379 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: Yugoslavia • Genre: Rock • Style: Prog Rock
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Going for the One is the eighth studio album by English progressive rock band Yesreleased on 15 July by Atlantic Records. After taking a break in activity in for each member to release a solo album and their North American tour, the band relocated to MontreuxSwitzerland to record their next studio album. During rehearsals keyboardist Patrick Moraz left the group, which marked the return of Rick Wakeman who had left to pursue a solo career after differences surrounding Tales from Topographic Oceans In a departure from their previous albums, Going for the One features shorter and more direct songs without a concept and saw Yes record with new engineering personnel and cover artists.

Going for the One received a mostly positive response from music critics who welcomed the band's return to more accessible music. It was a commercial success, reaching No. Yes supported the album with a six-month tour of North America and Europe.

A remastered edition was released in containing previously unreleased tracks from the album's recording sessions. They regrouped for their tour of North America from May to August, which saw Yes perform some of their Turn Of The Century - Yes - Going For The One attended concerts.

By Octoberthe band had become tax exiles and relocated to MontreuxSwitzerlandto record a new studio album at Mountain Studios[2] their first studio album recorded overseas.

A substantial amount of writing and arranging of their new material was done during this time. In the first two months of writing and Golden Bird - Levon Helm - Electric Dirt, Moraz was let go from the band, which he did not expect.

I felt there were a few things going on that I didn't know Unfortunately some people did not play the game fair, although the final decision was taken by all members. Upon his arrival at Switzerland, Wakeman was surprised by how much the band had changed. I think we had all grown up and became much more mature. Maybe I had to grow up more than them. Wakeman found out when he saw himself on the front cover of Melody Maker Bring It On Home To Me - Various - This Is Soul had printed the news on 4 December In a departure from their previous four studio albums, Yes recorded Going for the One with new engineering personnel.

Sincethey had worked with audio engineer and producer Eddy Offordwho also mixed the band's live sound in concert. After their Relayer tour, however, Offord thought the band's style had become "a bit stale", and thought a break from the band to pursue other projects was needed.

In a first for the band, the album was produced entirely by Yes. After constructing extended tracks Turn Of The Century - Yes - Going For The One Yes decided to scale things back and record songs that critic and author Chris Welch described as "user friendly". In one instance, Howe recalled the band had started to arrange "another five-minute introduction" to a song before they abandoned it and realised "there are more ways of getting into songs [ The album is a kind of celebration [ Any musician should be given the chance to extend his horizons and luckily we've been successful enough to do so.

But generally we think of this as a more eventful album. We've come back to a happier medium. It's something we felt we wanted to do at this time. If we wanted another 'Tales' concept we would have gone in that direction, but we needed to relax for a while—a little more laughing and jive.

In addition to recording at Mountain Studios, the organ on "Parallels" and "Awaken" were played on the church organ at St. Martin's church in the town of Veveysome four miles away. When it came to selecting material for Going for the OneAnderson presented the song once more and it was selected for the album. Its meaning was inspired from a variety of ideas, including sport, horse racing, a film he once saw about "going down the Grand Canyon river on one of those rubber dinghies", and "the cosmic mind".

He also felt the song did not fit with the style of the other tracks on his album. In its rough form, the song contained no guitar riffs. During the day, the lyrics to the track entered his mind that he later wrote down.

He noted the song's meaning as "the joys of life, as opposed to the uptightedness of some aspects of life" that was inspired by romantic stories and "a kind of dream sequence". Anderson drew further inspiration from a book about the life of Dutch painter Rembrandtwhich had affected him "quite significantly". Howe had written the beginning of the guitar solo previously, which was originally to be a part of a solo guitar piece. In addition to a change of producers and engineers, Going for the One also marked a departure in the band's choice of artwork design.

Since Turn Of The Century - Yes - Going For The Onethey had worked with English artist Roger Dean who became known for his surreal and fantastical landscapes and designed their logo. It was intended to Turn Of The Century - Yes - Going For The One a sequel design to his art on the band's first live album, Yessongs Dean recalled visiting the studio to find Anderson painting a cover of what he wanted and seemed uninterested in seeing Chim Chim Cheree.

- Richard M. Sherman & Robert B. Sherman - Mary Poppins own design. In the end, he claimed he did not present his ideas to any other band member. They came up with a marked change in direction that represented a new, revitalised attitude within the band and their return to more direct and concise songs. Presented as a gatefold sleevethe front cover depicts a standing nude male looking towards multiple skyscrapers Marinero - Marzio Dance - Marinero a blue sky.

Dean's logo designed for the band was retained and is credited in the liner notes. Inside features a photograph of each band member by Lake Geneva with a background depicting a tree above a lake. In their place came stark, geometric simplicity. Anticipating computer designs of the future The album spawned two singles, both released in To help promote the song, Yes filmed their first music video for the song which received airplay on the BBC television music show Top of the Pops.

It remains the band's highest charting single in the country. The second, "Going for the One" with an edited version of "Awaken Pt. In his review for Los Angeles TimesSteve Pond believed the album succeeds because the band had "lowered rather than raised its sights. By going back to basics rather than trying to top its previous 'extravaganzas', Yes has produced its most appealing collection" since Close to the Edge He praised the "refreshing energy" the album brings, but noted their "kitchen-sink approach to song-writing, throwing everything into a composition but sometimes failing to smoothly integrate the disparate elements".

He thought Wakeman plays his keyboard arrangements "with some taste" and praised Anderson's return to more abstract lyrics "rather than preachy". As a result, the band "made itself interesting again". However, he deemed "Parallels" the "most boring and incoherent" track on the album, but the rest are "light and entertaining". Grobaty rates the title track and "Turn of the Century" as "excellent". Ciarochi picked out "Going for the One" and "Wonderous Stories" as standout tracks, though "Awaken" a mixture of good and tedious sections.

Cobb thought "Awaken In a retrospective review, biographer and reporter Chris Welch welcomed the album after the more complex material on Tales from Topographic Oceans and Relayerciting its "melodic simplicity" which was "a breath of fresh air" and still stands up strong today.

He praised Wakeman's performance and the band's choice in incorporating his talents into the music more effectively, which was not the case on Tales. He praised every track, calling "Wonderous Stories" a tune that allowed the group "to fly without really trying" and the closing Turn Of The Century - Yes - Going For The One of "Awaken", in particular, "quite beautiful He described Going for the One as "perhaps the most overlooked item in the Yes catalog 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".

He calls "Awaken" an "evocative track" with lyrics "spacey in the extreme", but praises Anderson and Squire's vocals and the addition of Anderson's harp and White's tuned percussion. Yes supported Going for the One with its supporting concert tour across North America and Europe that ran from 30 July to 6 December Each show was opened by Donovan.

Yes selected Going for the One for their first album-themed tour from March to Junewith the album performed live in its entirety the first time sinceand in track order. Going for the One was first reissued on CD across Europe in Credits are adapted from the album's and liner notes. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Forgotten Yesterdays. Retrieved 14 May Rhino Records. R2 Notes from the Edge. Retrieved 3 October Atlantic Records. K Modern Recording. March Retrieved 2 October Ultimate Classic Rock.

The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 14 May — via Newspapers. Retrieved 26 October Sanctuary Records Group Raging Sea - Digital Velvet - Digital Velvet (File). June Retrieved 28 September Something Else!

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9 thoughts on “ Turn Of The Century - Yes - Going For The One

  1. Turn of the Century Lyrics: Realising a form out of stone / Set hands moving / Roan shaped his heart / Through his working hands / Worked to mold his passion into clay / Like the sun / In his room.
  2. Turn of the Century Lyrics. Realising a form out of stone. Set hands moving. Roan shaped his heart. Through his working hands. Worked to mold his passion into clay. Like the sun. In his room, his lady.
  3. 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 Fragile6/
  4. “Going for the One” By Yes Album Cover Location The two towers located at 20Century Park East are featured on the cover of Yes’ eighth album “ Going for the One ” which was released by Atlantic on July 15, after a break for each of the band members to make solo records.
  5. The English progressive rock group Yes composed "Turn Of The Century" (); it tells the story of the sculptor Roan who, in the grief of his wife's death, "molds his passion into clay." The sculpture of his wife comes to life and they fall in love.5/5(3).
  6. "Turn of the Century" was an "outstanding ballad" and "strangely beautiful", but is "unnecessarily long" which does become monotonous. Ciarochi picked out "Going for the One" and "Wonderous Stories" as standout tracks, though "Awaken" a mixture of good and tedious neramarwhitecasterkelerim.infoinfo: Progressive rock.
  7. Did her eyes at the turn of the century, Tell me plainly. When we meet, how we'll look, As we smile time will leave me clearly. Like leaves we touch, we see, We will know the story. As autumn calls we'll both remember, All those many years ago.
  8. Lyrics: Yes: Going for the One: Turn of the Century. Turn of the Century Lyrics Realising a form out of stone Set hands moving Roan shaped his heart Thru his working hands Work to mould his passion into clay Like the sun In his room, his lady She would dance and sing so completely.
  9. As for YES, the band had just unleashed their eighth studio effort, Going For The One – music that still thrills audiences more than 25 years after it was created by the virtuoso quintet of Jon Anderson (vocals), Steve Howe (guitar), Chris Squire (bass), Rick Wakeman (keyboards), and Alan White .

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