On September 13, 1972.

Yes-Close to the edge

On September 13, 1972, “Atlantic Records” released “Close to the Edge”, the fifth Yes studio album. . It was recorded at the “Advison Studios” in London, and was produced by Yes and Eddy Offord. After the album recording was finished, drummer left the band and joined King Crimson.


  • Jon Anderson – lead vocals, production
  • Steve Howe – electric and acoustic guitars, vocals, production
  • Chris Squire – bass guitar, vocals, production
  • Rick Wakeman – Hammond organ, Minimoog, Mellotron, grand piano, RMI 368 Electra-Piano and Harpsichord, pipe organ at St. Giles, Cripplegate church, production
  • Bill Bruford – drums, percussion, production

Track listing

  1. Close to the Edge – Jon Anderson, Steve Howe
  • The Solid Time of Change
  • Total Mass Retain
  • I Get Up, I Get Down
  • Seasons of Man
  1. And You and I – Jon Anderson, Steve Howe, Bill Bruford, Chris Squire
  • Cord of Life
  • Eclipse
  • The Preacher, the Teacher
  • The Apocalypse
  1. Siberian Khatru – Jon Anderson, Steve Howe, Rick Wakeman




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