Tormato (Expanded & Remastered) (Bonus Tracks) CD (2004)

Artist: Yes

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Label Rhino Records
SKU 60626350
UPC 081227379421
UPC 14 00081227379421
Format CD
Release Date 2/24/2004
Author Yes
Associated Artist/Work ABWH
Associated Artist/Work Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe
Associated Artist/Work Bruford, Bill
Associated Artist/Work London Philharmonic Orchestra
Associated Artist/Work Moody Blues (The)
Technical Info
Engineer Geoff Young; Nigel Luby
Producer Brian Lane; Yes; Bill Inglot
CatalogID 73794
Lable Name Rhino (Label)
Released 02/24/2004
Original Release 1978
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 41m : 12s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00081227379421
Album Notes and Credits
Includes nine bonus tracks.
Yes: Jon Anderson (vocals, 10-string guitar); Steve Howe (acoustic & electric guitars, background vocals); Rick Wakeman (Hammond B-3 organ, Polymoog synthesizer; keyboards); Chris Squire (bass, background vocals); Alan White (vibraphone, drums, crotales, percussion, background vocals).
Recorded at Advision Studios, London, England. Originally released on Atlantic (19202).
Personnel: Steve Howe (vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, mandolin); Chris Squire (vocals, piano); Rick Wakeman (harpsichord).
Audio Mixer: Brian Kehew.
Audio Remasterers: Daniel Hersch; Bill Inglot.
Liner Note Author: Tim Jones.
Recording information: Rak Studios, London, England.
Photographers: Hipgnosis; Glenn A. Baker; Neil Zlozower.
Arrangers: Andrew Pryce Jackman; Rick Wakeman; Yes.
There's no ignoring the fact that TORMATO was Yes' most roundly (and unjustly) ignored recording. For reasons unknown, the album languished in bargain bins for years, despite being substantially less pretentious than some earlier work and much more "progressive" than Yes' later pop crossovers. On many tracks, there seems to be a concerted effort to cut back on the bombast. "Onward" is a simple, piano-based ballad, effectively rendered. "Future Times," "Don't Kill the Whale" and others find Steve Howe delivering some of his most visceral, biting guitar work, interacting nicely with Chris Squire's upper register bass lines. There's lots of carnival-like keyboard work and fanciful imagery (see the striking, harpsichord-driven "Madrigal" and the poignant "Circus of Heaven"), but hell, this is a Yes album. And it all works.
Disc 1
1 Future Times/Rejoice
2 Don't Kill the Whale
3 Madrigal
4 Release, Release
5 Arriving UFO
6 Circus of Heaven
7 Onward
8 On the Silent Wings of Freedom
9 Abilene
10 Money
11 Picasso
12 Some Are Born
13 You Can Be Saved
14 High
15 Days
16 Countryside
17 Everybody's Song
18 [Untitled Hidden Track]

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