Close to the Edge: I. The Solid Time of Change, II. Total Mass Retain, III. I Get Up I Get Down, IV. Seasons of Man
English prog rockers Yes have used their masterful musicianship to constantly evolve since 1968. Complete with Jon Anderson's mystical lyrics and gravity-defying vocal style, their '70s albums suggested worlds as trippy as the cover artwork; multi-part epics like the eight-and-a-half-minute “Roundabout” flowed around flamenco-inspired picking, burbling bass, and whirling synthesizers. By 1983, they were embracing new technology, typified by the gleam and grunt of “Owner of a Lonely Heart,” which bristled with gated drum cracks and slabs of metallic guitar.