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Disclaimer: All info that does not reside in my brain is gathered from (mostly because Jon can't stand it) unless otherwise noted.

Album: Fragile

Artists: Yes

Released: 1971

Label: Atlantic

Producer: Yes/Eddy Offord

Chart Performance: #4 US/#7 UK

RIAA Certification: 2 X Platinum US/Platinum UK

Singles: Roundabout (#13 - US)/Did not chart in UK

Notes: Fragile is the fourth studio album for English progressive rock band Yes.  It is the band's first album to feature keyboardist Rick Wakeman, who replaced Tony Kaye in the band.  It is also the first album to have a cover featuring the now famous artwork of Roger Dean.  The album was originally conceived as a double album that would feature both studio and live tracks.  The Roundabout single was an edited version of the song, which runs for almost nine minutes on the album.  

It's available in an expanded a remastered format for ten dollars and change on Amazon.  This version carries two bonus tracks.  

Side One:

1. Roundabout

2. Cans And Brahms

3. We Have Heaven

4. South Side Of The Sky

Side Two:

5. Five Per Cent For Nothing

6. Long Distance Runaround

7. The Fish (Schindleria Praematurus)

8. Mood For A Day

9. Heart Of The Sunrise

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Cool album and it goes by really quickly. Have it, MIGHT have listened to it some time this year but now already have so another off (on) my list. Seriously, either time is going by really, really quick or this is a fast-paced album but it's Yes and it's one of those groups that you need to listen to closely to get every nuance, to get every feeling to get every....thing.

Man, I hate snow.  

Were you snowed in this week?  I believe this is the first week ever that I listened to one more album than you did for the week.

No, something is coming today. Just getting my hate prepared.


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