Yes released the greatest Progressive Rock album of all time, on September 13, 1972 via Atlantic Records. ‘Close to the Edge’ is three songs long, the title track taking up the entirety of side one. Many live performances, re-releases, remixes, remasters and reissues later, it is still at the top of the heap, an iconic and influential 70’s progressive rock album, with themes and lyrics inspired by the Herman Hesse novel Siddhartha. Many modern Prog bands and artists site this album as a profound inspiration. Jon Anderson, Steve Howe, Rick Wakeman, Bill Bruford and Chris Squire, spent five months in recording sessions they later described as “climbing Mount Everest”. The album’s centerpiece is the 18+ minute, four part epic, Close to the Edge. JD will play the definitive Steven Wilson remix of this song, on Thursday at 2 PM, on 103.3 Asheville FM and our new APP!!! This fall, Yes kicks off the Close to the Edge 50th Anniversary Tour in the United States, playing the album in it’s entirety, along with other Yes classics.