Artist: Yes
Label: Atlantic
Catalog#: SD 19202
Format: Vinyl
Country: United States
Released: 1978-09
A1 Future Times 4:05
A2 Rejoice 2:41
A3 Don't Kill The Whale 3:55
A4 Madrigal 2:21
A5 Release, Release 5:40
B1 Arriving Ufo 6:02
B2 Circus Of Heaven 4:28
B3 Onward 4:00
B4 On The Silent Wings Of Freedom 7:45

Arranged By [Strings, Original Idea By] - Rick Wakeman
Arranged By [Strings] - Andrew Pryce Jackman
Arranged By, Orchestrated By - Andrew Pryce Jackman
Bass [Gibson Thunderbird] - Chris Squire
Bass [Harmonised Rickenbacher] - Chris Squire
Bells [Bell Tree] - Alan White
Cymbal - Alan White
Cymbal [Crotales] - Alan White
Drums - Alan White
Drums [Military Snare] - Alan White
Engineer [Assistant] - Pete Schwier
Engineer [Assistant] - Peter Woolliscroft
Executive Producer - Brian Lane
Glockenspiel - Alan White
Gong - Alan White
Guitar [Alvarez 10 String] - Jon Anderson
Guitar [Fender Broadcaster] - Steve Howe
Guitar [Gibson 175d] - Steve Howe
Guitar [Gibson Les Paul Custom] - Steve Howe
Guitar [Martin 00045] - Steve Howe
Guitar [Spanish] - Steve Howe
Harpsichord - Rick Wakeman
Keyboards [Bass Pedals] - Chris Squire
Keyboards [Birotron] - Rick Wakeman
Mandolin [Gibson Elec. & Ac.] - Steve Howe
Organ [Hammond] - Rick Wakeman
Percussion - Alan White
Piano - Chris Squire
Piano - Rick Wakeman
Producer, Arranged By - Yes
Recorded By [Recording Engineer] - Geoff Young
Recorded By [Recording Engineer] - Nigel Luby
Synthesizer [Drum Synthesiser] - Alan White
Synthesizer [Polymoog] - Rick Wakeman
Synthesizer [Rmi] - Rick Wakeman
Vibraphone - Alan White
Vocals - Alan White
Vocals - Chris Squire
Vocals - Damion Anderson
Vocals - Jon Anderson
Vocals - Steve Howe

Strawberry Bricks Entry: 
One look at the album cover and once again you'd have to figure something was different inside Yes' latest album. Recorded at London's RAK Studios, Tormato was another step away from the band's epic-length proportions, as it contained nine (count ‘em) songs. "Future Times" kicks in immediately and races along in fine Yes tradition; Steve Howe and Rick Wakeman trade leads, while Chris Squire delivers one rubbery bass. In fact, that bass tone would lend a unique signature to the album. This song dives right into "Rejoice," reminding us that the band had indeed made it "ten true summers long." "Don't Kill the Whale," one of the band's most outright statements, was the album's single and a Top 40 hit in the UK. "Release, Release" is again frantic, though the "live" break in the middle is a little misguided. Wakeman moves to the fore with his new polyphonic synthesizers; but unfortunately, he's playing over everyone else. After all, frantic isn't a word often used to described Yes' music; but then again, this isn't your typical Yes album. Side two opens with "Arriving UFO" and "Circus of Heaven;" and, as you might guess, both are prime examples of Jon Anderson's cosmic fancy—and perhaps something only a Yes fan would truly appreciate. Squire offers the placid "Onward" to slow the pace, before the album winds up with its undisputed classic, "On the Silent Wings of Freedom." Driven along by Alan White's drums, it contains all the power and splendor of any of Yes' classics. The album was a success too, reaching the Top 10 on both sides of the Atlantic. Yes then spent the rest of the year in the US performing "in the round," and later returned to the UK for a few dates at London's Wembley Empire Pool. After touring ended, both Howe and Wakeman took time off to complete solo records, while Anderson teamed up with Vangelis. In 1979, the band returned to the US for another tour in the spring, and then headed to Paris to record their next album, with Roy Thomas Baker producing. However, the sessions ended acrimoniously with only a handful of unfinished tracks; and by early 1980, both Anderson and Wakeman had left Yes. Drama, of course, was just around the corner.
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