It’s hard to believe it’s the 50th anniversary of one of the most inventive albums ever made – Yes’ trippy, whimsical and oh so gorgeous Close To The Edge.
Known as much for the songs’ durations as their content, Close To The Edge took the long form album to the next level, not unlike Jethro Tull did with THEIR 1972 release, Thick As A Brick, and gave fans an even more enhanced listening experience.
When Jon Anderson was in town earlier this summer, before performing with the students of the Paul Green Rock Academy, he and I had a chance to chat about Close To The Edge, how it came to be, the influence of their producer Eddy Offord, and the record company’s reaction when the band told them of their plans to make such an album. Jon also shared a hilarious story about something that happened during the making of their 5th album that was almost a disaster!
Many thanks to Jon for his time and sharing his stories with us fans!
Check out the interview here: