A dead good album, much under-rated, it seems. Released nearly 40 years ago, this eclectic, interesting album must have been a brave move at the time being largely unlike anything Yes did and so varied that it might well have alienated many listeners, Yes fans or not. Ooh Baby is a funky groove with smooth vox; One Way Rag is a mellower funk with nice female backing singers; Avakak is a jilted Zappa / Gong-esque number with a bitta jazz; Song of Innocence is gorgeous with Anderson on vox a very beautiful piece; Giddy is a stone groove with soulful vox; Silly Woman is reggae stylee, very catchy but I can see it irritating some; Marching Into A Bottle is a brilliant track, acoustic guitar, woodwind and percussion; Everybody is syncopated, soulful very groovy; Darkness is an atmospheric, down tempo ending to the album, trumpet plays blues kinda thing. Yes, the drumming throughout is very good, but never in your face hogging the limelight, the production is well balanced; overall, it has a very 70s feel - naturally - but for me this makes it even better.
Set aside any preconceptions you may have of this album and do your best to avoid any prejudice when it comes to genre-fication, this elpee is a really good, eclectic and interesting opus even if it takes a good few listens, you will not regret the time.