The Story Of Yes – (Largely) In Their Own Words For his landmark 50th book, top rock writer Martin Popoff abandons his metal musings to celebrate the long and legendary life of Yes, a band he has loved since the 1970s. Using a timeline format, Popoff disentangles the convoluted tale of the band’s hirings and firings, their inspired creations, live triumphs and studio victories (as well as the occasional controversial failure.) With original interviews from Anderson, Bruford, Howe, Wakeman, the late Chris Squire and many others, the tale unfolds via an exhaustive chronology designed to satisfy the most knowledgeable of Yes fans. You just might learn what “Close To The Edge” actually means, or why Alan White and Jon Anderson might be seen prowling the junkyard for car parts! Not content with charting the band’s history, Popoff covers the major projects outside the Yes umbrella, such as Asia, GTR and Rick Wakeman’s extravaganzas, to paint a full picture. If you’ve been moved by classic albums like Fragile, Close To The Edge, Relayer, Going For The One, or more recent offerings like Fly From Here and Heaven And Earth, you’ll love this book, which perfectly captures the spirit of progressive rock’s first, biggest, and best band who have made it their mission to widen our perceptions of what music can be.