Yes released their 5th LP, "Close to the Edge" on Sept. 13, 1972. With…

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Yes released their 5th LP, "Close to the Edge" on Sept. 13, 1972. With the success the band had with "Fragile" they began to produce extended pieces which resulted in a record that was made up of three tracks with the 18-minute title track occupying side one and "And You and I" and "Siberian Khatru" on side two. When recording for the album finished, drummer Bill Bruford had grown tired of the band's style and song writing methods and left to join King Crimson.

Released three months into its supporting tour, "Close to the Edge" was a commercial and critical success for the band. It peaked at number 3 in the United States and number 4 in the United Kingdom. "And You and I" was released as a single that reached number 42 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The album is certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for selling over one million copies.

Some think that this was one of their best records ever, while many other feel just the opposite. Your thoughts?

Happy 46th Birthday to "Close to the Edge"!!

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