Progressive Rock Chronicler Will Romano Assesses Yes's Close to the Edge 40 Years On.
Now that they are being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, perhaps it’s time to reevaluate the Progressive Rock band, Yes. Their album, Close to the Edge is one of the most renowned recordings in Progressive Rock. Released in 1972, it’s an epic work with three expansive compositions that established part of the Prog Rock vernacular. Author Will Romano has written an exhaustively detailed book about it called Close to the Edge: How Yes’s Masterpiece Defined Prog Rock. In the Echoes Podcast we talk to Romano to explore its meaning. We also hear interviews with Bill Bruford, Jon Anderson and Roger Dean.