Close to the Edge (I. The Solid Time of Change, II. Total Mass Retain, III. I Get up I Get Down, I.
Close to the Edge would make the Top Five on both sides of the Atlantic, dispatch Yes on the longest tour of their career so far and, if hindsight be the guide, launch the band on a downward swing that only disintegration, rebuilding, and a savage change of direction would cure. The latter, however, was still to come. In 1972, Close to the Edge was a flawless masterpiece.
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Close to the Edge is the fifth studio album by the English rock band Yes, released on 13 September 1972 by Atlantic Records. Following their tour in support of their previous album, Fragile (1971), Yes returned to the studio to record a new album. Formed of three tracks, Close to the Edge features the 18-minute title track on side one with And You and I and Siberian Khatru on side two. When recording for the album finished, drummer Bill Bruford had grown tired of the band’s style and song writing methods and left to join King Crimson. The album was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America in 1998 for over one million copies sold. Close to the Edge Q&A.
Close to the Edge" is a song by the English progressive rock band Yes, featured on their fifth studio album Close to the Edge (1972). The song is over 18 minutes in length and takes up the entire first side of the album. It consists of four movements.