Going For The One
Released: Jul 1977
Believe it or not, the titular opening cut here sounds like In Through the Out Door-era Led Zeppelin (think "Hot Dog"), with slide guitars right in your face and vocals from Jon Anderson that are like Robert Plant minus the tired horniness. From there, this late-in-the-game offering from the prog rock masters delivers "Wondrous Stories" (a Top 10 hit in the U.K., for good reason), that rubber-banding first song and an overall return to the terse (for Yes), catchy style of Fragile. Longtime fans that don't trust the album cover (or 1977 release date) need to hear "Awaken."