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eBook Close to the Edge: The Story of Yes ePub

eBook Close to the Edge: The Story of Yes ePub

by Chris Welch

  • ISBN: 0711995095
  • Category: Music
  • Subcategory: Photo and Art
  • Author: Chris Welch
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Omnibus Press; 3rd edition (April 1, 2003)
  • Pages: 307
  • ePub book: 1910 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1738 kb
  • Other: lrf lit docx rtf
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 324

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Chris Welch's definitive biography has been updated to include the historic return of Rick Wakeman to the classic Yes line up during 2002 and their subsequent highly successful tour of America.

Chris Welch's definitive biography has been updated to include the historic return of Rick Wakeman to the classic Yes line up during 2002 and their subsequent highly successful tour of America. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

Chris Welch is among the UK's best known music journalists

Chris Welch is among the UK's best known music journalists. He has known Yes for longer than any other rock writer, watched them perform on almost 50 occasions, traveled with them on tour and interviewed every member of the band many times. This is the must-read history for any Yes fan! Chris Welch has been close to the band since the very beginning, and thus treats us to a true insider's look at these masters of Progressive rock.

Chris Welch's definitive biography of Yes is once again updated to include the historic return of Rick Wakeman to the classic Yes line up during 2002 and their subsequent highly successful tour of America.

Close to the Edge book. Close to the Edge: The Story of YES. by. Chris Welch. Yes have been on the rock circuit for almost 35 years and Chris Welch was there for the whole crazy journey, interviewing the changing band members many times over the years.

Close to the Edge - Chris Welch. The story of Yes sometimes appears as complex as much of their music. Behind it all lies a simple truth, as Jon Anderson is wont to explain, Yes – life is worth living. Yes – life is exciting and wondrous. 1. Beyond and before. I don’t believe it – he’s eating a curry! Jon Anderson’s jaw drops. Don’t let go of your dreams and your ideology. That is what Yes is really all about. Yes were born and nurtured in the fertile soil of the British rock scene of the psychedelic Sixties.

Chris Welch's definitive biography of Yes is once again updated to include the historic return of Rick Wakeman to the . The 40-year story of the rock band Yes reveals the rows, bust-ups and personal tensions, the twists, surprises, humour and drama of their lives together

Chris Welch's definitive biography of Yes is once again updated to include the historic return of Rick Wakeman to the classic Yes line up during 2002 and their. The 40-year story of the rock band Yes reveals the rows, bust-ups and personal tensions, the twists, surprises, humour and drama of their lives together. Welch talks to members past and present and traces the band's rise to fame.

Yes have now been on the rock circuit for almost 40 years. Jon Anderson, Steve Howe, Rick Wakeman, Chris Squire and Bill Bruford are just some of the star names who helped make the band one of the greatest-ever names in classic rock

Yes have now been on the rock circuit for almost 40 years. Jon Anderson, Steve Howe, Rick Wakeman, Chris Squire and Bill Bruford are just some of the star names who helped make the band one of the greatest-ever names in classic rock. Their turbulent story spans the early days of pub and club gigs, international supergroup status in the heyday of rock, and various line-ups since.

Close to the Edge is the fifth studio album by English progressive rock band Yes, released on 13 September 1972 by Atlantic Records. It is their last album of the 1970s to feature original drummer Bill Bruford before he left to join King Crimson

Close to the Edge is the fifth studio album by English progressive rock band Yes, released on 13 September 1972 by Atlantic Records. It is their last album of the 1970s to feature original drummer Bill Bruford before he left to join King Crimson. After touring their previous album, Fragile, the group assembled at Advision Studios in London to record a follow-up, ideas for which had been put down since February 1972.

Chris Welch's definitive biography of Yes is once again updated to include the historic return of. .Yes have now been on the rock circuit for almost 40 years. 9. Welch, Chris. Published by Omnibus Press (2008).

...classic rock biography has been updated to include details of the group's activities over the last 18 months... their turbulent story spans the early days of pub and club gigs, supergroup status, and various lineups since

Comments

Frlas Frlas
I've always liked the music of Yes, and this is a good, informative book with a lot of information and a massive amount of interviews with all the members of the band, past and present.

The major "problem" with the book is that Mr. Welch is clearly a fan of the band, and the writing tends to be geared more toward a press release, with very little critical view of either the personalities or the music. Almost every album is mooted as "their best yet," and highlights of the various songs are then presented. Each musician to come and go is praised for contributing, but rarely is that contribution put much into the context of what "Yes music" might all be about, and whether that contribution was really what the band needed. Someone left, someone came in to replace him, and it's all to the good.

Yes's music has always been very forward-looking, life-affirming, spiritual and positive, so it's entirely possible that all the members are just wondrous chaps who delight in each other's respective companies, but the various cracks and hints here and there argue that it isn't always so. None of these cracks, hints and arguments are explored with any great depth; we do hear about Rick Wakeman's disappointment with "Topographic Oceans" and the fact that no one--no one--seemed to like the "Union" album. Bill Bruford's frustration with the Yes direction is explored, and though Jon Anderson was sometimes referred to as a "Hitler" or a "Napoleon" there's not a lot here why people would call him that--he comes across as a nice guy who wants the music to be good. (Who would object to the music being good?) Otherwise they just meshed perfectly and created the "Yes sound" each and every time.

I don't want to sound too critical of this book; it's well written, I enjoyed it and it is remarkably thorough as a history of the band and its fortunes. Mr. Welch was there when many of the events in Yes's career actually happened, so there's no third-hand filter. It just seems a little too smooth, a little too hesitant to probe, a little too much like a bio a record company might release in advance of a tour.

Recommended for its impressive arsenal of facts, insider knowledge and interviews with a band that's always seemed very private, even when they were conquering the world.
Nuadora Nuadora
The book offers great, first-hand insight into the band and what was behind the many personnel changes during the first 30 years. Having been a huge Yes fan since I first put Fragile on my portable record player my freshman year of college in 1971-72, the book gives you a realistic, everyday look at the beginnings and struggles of the band, and how difficult it was for five very different personalities to mesh for long periods of time either in the studio writing and recording, or on the road touring. The only thing missing was insight into the band’s music - how they came up with songs like Starship Trooper, And You And I, and Close To The Edge. I wanted to know more about their music and where the ideas came from. Overall, it was a very interesting and insightful look at my all-time favorite band.
komandante komandante
This is the must-read history for any Yes fan! Chris Welch has been close to the band since the very beginning, and thus treats us to a true insider's look at these masters of Progressive rock. No speculating here. This is the straight truth, complete with tons of input and quotes from nearly everyone who has ever been in our connected to Yes.

Welch's writing style is very accessible and entertaining. This is a smooth read.

The only flaw (and I'm being sarcastic) is that the book only gives us the history up until 2008. I guess we'll all just have to hit the internet to get a glimpse at the happenings during the very recent past.
Thorgaginn Thorgaginn
I'm a YES fan of many years, hence downloading the e-version. I didn't enjoy the constant eulogising of each album & individual tracks. I would have preferred more about the individuals, and there were many, their lives and interactions.
This e-book needs proof reading to resolve the countless errors where words are sp lit. Annoying isn't it?
Overall I enjoyed the book and would suggest if you're a Yes fan, give it a go.
Kulalas Kulalas
Absolutely magic,as i have a DVD of theirs (Live in Montreux),and have been an avid follower of them for yonks,to read how they struggled through the early years and thanks partly to Chris Squire,they realized that the sum of the thing (group) is better then the individual,and due to constant touring they,like most other groups get tired of being on the road,and through all this they did it for the fan's,,,,bloody good on them!
Perdana Perdana
This is really terrible writing. It's all over the place with sequence and he keeps repeating things with slightly different wording. Was there even an editor? Lots of typos too. He keeps trying to sound clever and ends up misusing words. There's no excuse, everyone has access to dictionaries. Really clunky stuff and the awful puns on lyrics are annoying. Nothing particularly revealing in terms of the info you get in this book too. It would be nice to see a good book about Yes but this isn't it.
Akinonris Akinonris
I liked this book, as it gives an interesting behind-the-scenes look at my favorite band. The dynamics are fascinating. I don't think that the average music junkie will like it as much, but it's still a good read.
Book came promptly and as described.