Yes: Steve Howe talks about his favourite Yes tracks.


Steve Howe has just just released Anthology, a double-disc exploration of his impressive solo work that spans over 40 years. While he’s in reflective mood, Prog Magazine asked him to come up with his five favourite tracks by Yes. Below is a short extract


The Revealing Science Of God (Dance Of The Dawn), from Tales From Topographic Oceans (1973)

...Topographic Oceans was such a challenge – from the construction, the rehearsal, then the studio. Jon and I were pushing this project along; the others were saying, ‘Are you sure? A double album and this is the first track?’ It needed Jon and me to say, ‘No no, it’s going to work!’ Side One and Four Ritual (Nous Sommes Du Soleil) would be so playable now, like an album in themselves. Those two sum up the project – the beginning and the end – and I choose the beginning. The Revealing Science Of God? It’s about where you put yourself: if you put yourself where people are saying, ‘Wait, I’m not sure about this,’ it might actually be a good thing. Then after the record came out the press slagged it, and Rick left. But then, everybody loved it…

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