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Going for the One [Original recording remastered, Extra tracks]

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Far and away the longest lasting and the most successful of the '70s progressive rock groups, Yes proved to be one of the lingering success stories from that musical genre. The band, founded in 1968, overcame a generational shift in its audience and the departure of its most visible members at key points in its history to reach the end of the century as the definitive progressive rock ... Read more in Amazon's Yes Store

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  • Audio CD (25 Aug 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered, Extra tracks
  • Label: Rhino
  • ASIN: B00007LTIC
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 15,620 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Going For The One (Remastered Version) 5:31£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Turn Of The Century (Remastered LP Version) 7:55£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Parallels (Remastered LP Version) 5:53£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Wonderous Stories (Remastered Version) 3:49£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Awaken (Remastered LP Version)15:31Album Only
Listen  6. Montreux's Theme (Remastered LP Version) 2:33£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Vevey (Revisited) (Remastered LP Version) 4:42£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Amazing Grace (Remastered LP Version) 2:31£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Going For The One (Rehearsal) (Remastered) 5:07£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Parallels (Rehearsal) (Remastered) 6:17£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Turn Of The Century (Rehearsal) (Remastered) 6:54£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Eastern Numbers (Early Version of Awaken) (Remastered)12:16Album Only

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Rhino Records remastered edition of overlooked gem from 1977 with 7 BONUS tracks

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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential 20 Sep 2008
Format:Audio CD
I wish Rhino had released this in digipack form as they did for some of the other Yes albums, as the original triple gatefold cover was fantastic.

Yes sound very different on this album, much more like a conventional Rock band (I'm talking strictly about the sound here, this is still Prog). Squire's bass in particular is softer and deeper than usual, Howe's guitar has a dirtier sound and White's drumming stays resolutely on top of the beat. The sound quality has always been a little bit of an issue on this album, as the production style has made extreme use of multi-tracking, and consequently sounds a little muddied. There was also a lot of hissing in some of the quieter passages. This new Rhino release is noticable better than the older versions and many may find replacing their old CD worthwhile.

This is considered by many to be Yes' last album from their classic period, and it is of a very high standard, all of the tracks are exceptional. The title track and "Parallels" are huge, fast paced rockers - they have an "out of control" quality which I really like, the entire band playing in a virtuoso, flat-out manner, as if they are trying to win a competition or something. "Going for the One" in particular has so much happening towards the end of the track, it becomes pleasantly overwhelming.

"Turn of the Century" is a complete contrast. This is a very gentle composition, led by classical guitar and Anderson's ethereal sounding vocals (the Pygmalion style lyrics are quite pleasant too). From start to finish it is dripping with otherworldly atmosphere. The relatively successful single "Wondrous Stories" is the other lighter track on the album.

"Awaken" along with "Turn of the Century" is one of the best tracks in the entire Yes catalogue.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The re-awakening of Yes 9 April 2003
By Touring Mars VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
After the gruelling task of writing, rehearsing, recording and touring for 'Tales from Topographic Oceans', Rick Wakeman called it a day, and some argued that Yes would never be the same again. And despite a valiant attempt by Patrick Moraz to fill the gap, there was only one way that Yes were ever going to be able to put together an album anything like as good as their 'golden years' albums of 1971-1973, and that was to get Wakeman back.
In 1977, that is exactly what happened. The band collectively re-discovered themselves, and the result is this magnificent album that ranks as highly as any prog-rock album can. Just as 'progressive rock' was about to bite the dust forever, Yes demonstrated that the genre was capable of producing some seriously brilliant and lasting music.
The five tracks on this album represent the highest degree of variety seen on any Yes album, from the out-and-out rock of the title track, to the dreamlike 'Wonderous Stories', and the simply awesome 'Awaken'. Indeed, the 15-minute epic 'Awaken' is thought by many (including me, and a certain Jon Anderson..) to be the finest piece of Yes musicianship of all. Each member of the band truly excels themselves, but it is Rick Wakeman who really steals the show. It is almost as if he is making up for lost time after his own personal disappointment with 'Tales From Topographic Oceans'. It is amazing to compare the lethargic Mellotrons of that recording to the furious (and beautiful) piano and pipe organ on this one...
The album deserves a 5 star rating as each track (with the possible of exception of Chris Squire's 'Parallels') should get a star each, with 'Awaken' earning 2 stars all by itself. Sadly, after this album, Yes really were never the same again...
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37 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderous!!! 6 Aug 2007
By Stotty
Format:Audio CD
After the three large scale epic works that Yes had made prior to this record, Close To The Edge, Tales From Topographic Oceans and Relayer, Yes finally returned to more earthy territory with Going For The One.
Yes had gone as far as they could with their massive symphonic works, and instead went back to the kind of music they were making from 1969 to 1971.
Happily, Rick Wakeman approved of this ideology and duly returned to the band.
It has to be said that there aren't too many Yes albums that can top Going For The One. In fact, I would go as far to say that it is perhaps the perfect Yes record.
'Parallels' and the title track are good straight ahead rock numbers with Steve Howe and Rick Wakeman interplaying superbly together with Chris Squire and Alan White providing a steady rythmn section.
'Turn Of The Century' is a gorgeous track that shows the band using 'real' instruments and coming up with a fusion of folk and classical music in a stupendous piece. Steve Howe plays some outstanding acoustic guitar, and Rick Wakeman uses all his classical nous to give the song some real majesty. Special mention has to go to Jon Anderson here as well who puts in one of his finest ever vocal displays.
'Wonderous Stories' is another quite lovely track. At three minutes plus, it probably ranks among Yes' shortest ever group compositions, but like 'Long Distance Runaround' on the Fragile album, it shows that Yes can come up with a simple, catchy, melodic pop tune when they want to. Wakeman throws in some top keyboards too.
The major track on Going For The One has to be Awaken. At fifteen minutes plus it's the longest track on offer here, but unlike some of the songs on the previous two albums, Awaken is beautifully structured and expertly played by all.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars I really like this album
I really like this album, my favourite of the earlier work. I don't think the bonus tracks are really necessary though.
Published 11 days ago by Natalie Black
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 3 months ago by Virgilijus
5.0 out of 5 stars Streamlined Yes!
This is the last of the truly classic Yes albums of the 70s. I've always considered this to be the third of their classic albums, the others being 'The Yes Album' and 'Close to... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Keith Plant.
2.0 out of 5 stars Vinyl re-master: Very poor
This is a great album, but this review refers only to the quality of the recent Friday's music re-master.

Frankly, it is not a patch on the original vinyl release. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Fred Says
4.0 out of 5 stars Pleasantly surprised
Only knew a couple of songs (the title track and Wonderous Stories) from this but going to see them playing this and two other albums live in full so wanted to get familiar with... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Michael Ryan
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy this for Awaken!' :-)
I've been a long term fan of Yes, from their jazzy beginnings to their radio AOR phase, though to tolerating Fly From Here, and I keep coming back to this album. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Care Bear Stare
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Album.
Awesome Album from the best 'Prog' Rock Band ever.
Epic tracks like 'Turn of the Century' and 'Awaken' and 'Wondrous Stories'!
Published 6 months ago by Mr Edward Criglington
4.0 out of 5 stars Later Yes
Good album, with a number of excellent tracks from the later 1970's era of the band. Maybe not quite the level of Close to the Edge
Published 6 months ago by Jaguar enthusiast
3.0 out of 5 stars Going for the one
New re-mastering has robbed the sound of all it's body and depth. It appears to be all clarity rather than emotion. First time I have ever heard Jon Anderson sound sterile.
Published 7 months ago by Steven Shaw
3.0 out of 5 stars who is he?
The man on the cover has a very nice bottom.
I wonder who he is?
Unfortunately when you open the cover, you don't get to see the front of him. Read more
Published 7 months ago by ab
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