Fragile by Yes, Gatefold album, catalogue number K50009
Released on Atlantic label in 1972. Repress.
Gatefold LP album with booklet.
• Matrix / Runout (Side A): K 50009 A2
• Matrix / Runout (Side B): K 50009 B2
Gatefold sleeve – vg+, slight corner bumps.
Inner sleeve – plain.
Booklet – VG+/NM
Vinyl – VG+/NM
A1 Roundabout 8:29
A2 Cans And Brahms 1:35
A3 We Have Heaven 1:30
A4 South Side Of The Sky 8:04
B1 Five Per Cent For Nothing 0:35
B2 Long Distance Runaround 3:33
B3 The Fish 2:35
B4 Mood For A Day 2:57
B5 Heart Of The Sunrise 10:34
Comes with a full-colour booklet containing photos of the band, and psychedelic artwork.
Five tracks of this album are the individual ideas, personally arranged and organised, by the five members of the Band. "Cans And Brahms" is an adaptation by Rick Wakeman on which he plays electric piano taking the part of the strings, grand piano taking the part of the woodwind, organ taking the brass, electric harpsichord taking reeds, and synthesizer taking contra bassoon. "We Have Heaven" is a personal idea by Jon Anderson in which he sings all the vocal parts. "Five Per Cent For Nothing" is a sixteen bar tune by Bill Bruford, played twice by the Group, and taken directly from the percussion line. In Chris Squire's "The Fish", each riff, rhythm, and melody is produced by using the different sounds of the bass guitar. Steve Howe concludes with a solo guitar piece "Mood For A Day"
The remaining tracks on the album are Group arranged and performed.
Engineered by Eddy Offord assisted by Gary Martin
All titles, except Cans And Brahms, published by Yessongs
Sleeve drawings and photograpy by Roger Dean (colour photograph of Bill Bruford on drums by David Wright)
Bank loan arranged by Brian Lane
Recorded at Advision Studios, London, September 1971