On November 26, 1971.

Fragile

On November 26, 1971, “Atlantic” label released “Fragile”, the fourth Yes studio album. “Fragile” was band’s first album with keyboardist Rick Wakeman, who replaced Tony Kaye and first collaboration with artist and designer Roger Dean. The album was recorded in September 1971, at the “Advison Studios” in London, and was produced by Eddy Offord and Yes. “RIAA” certified the album double platinum for two million copies sold in US.

Personnel:

  • Jon Anderson– lead and backing vocals
  • Steve Howe– electric and acoustic guitars, backing vocals
  • Chris Squire– bass guitars, backing vocals, electric guitar
  • Rick Wakeman– Hammond organ, grand piano, Mellotron, Minimoog
  • Bill Bruford– drums, percussion
  • Roger Dean– photography, sleeve design
  • David Wright – photography

Track listing:

  1. Roundabout – Jon Anderson, Steve Howe
  2. Cans and Brahms – Johannes Brahms, arranged by Rick Wakeman
  3. We Have Heaven – Jon Anderson
  4. South Side of the Sky – Jon Anderson, Chris Squire
  5. Five Per Cent for Nothing – Bill Bruford
  6. Long Distance Runaround – Jon Anderson
  7. The Fish – Chris Squire
  8. Mood for a Day – Steve Howe
  9. Heart of the Sunrise – Jon Anderson, Chris Squire, Bill Bruford
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