Fragile [Bonus Tracks]

Fragile [Bonus Tracks]

by YesYes

CD(Remastered / Bonus Tracks)

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The arrival of keyboardist Rick Wakeman for Yes's fourth recording, 1972's Fragile, signaled a major change for the founding fathers of UK progressive rock. Though Yes had begun expanding its scope with Fragile's predecessor The Yes Album, Wakeman's classically influenced approach helped the band attain new heights in composition and arrangement. The classical-rock sound Yes perfected on Fragile would define the group's style for the remainder of the '70s: Cuts like "Long Distance Runaround," "Heart of the Sunrise," and the FM staple "Roundabout" feature tricky time signatures, complex structures, and radical dynamic shifts, but Jon Anderson's straightforward vocal melodies and guitarist Steve Howe's signature licks make these songs instantly accessible. Each member of the band also indulges himself in a more "experimental" solo piece, and each is sophisticated in conception and elegant in construction. Ultimately, Fragile achieves the perfect marriage between Yes's lofty ambitions and their infectious melodic appeal.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/14/2003
Label: Elektra / Wea
UPC: 0081227378929
catalogNumber: 73789
Rank: 97220


  1. Roundabout
  2. Cans and Brahms
  3. We Have Heaven
  4. South Side of the Sky
  5. Five Per Cent for Nothing
  6. Long Distance Runaround
  7. The Fish (Schindleria Praematurus)
  8. Mood for a Day
  9. Heart of the Sunrise
  10. America
  11. Roundabout

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,Soloist
Chris Squire   Bass,Vocals

Technical Credits

Johannes Brahms   Composer
Rick Wakeman   Arranger
Jon Anderson   Composer
Bill Bruford   Composer
Steve Howe   Composer
Paul Simon   Composer
Chris Squire   Composer
Yes   Arranger,Producer,Audio Production,Original Album Producer
Greg Allen   Art Direction
Bill Inglot   Producer
Eddy Offord   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production,Original Album Producer
Bryan Lasley   Art Direction
Tim Scanlin   Liner Note Coordination
Bill Martin   Liner Notes

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