What does it sound like?:
After the 1975 World Tour, Yes (now with Swiss ex-Refugee keyboard player, Patrick Moraz) all made solo albums. In hindsight, all were pretty good – “Ramshackled” maybe not QUITE so much. Moraz’s “The Story of i” brought his fusiony and world-music chops to the fore, in a way that, “Sound Chaser” excepted, was not really part of Yes’s sound. It is definitely progressive music, but has a lighter touch than rock, and the Brazillian elements are pretty prescient for a time when Bob Marley and Santana provided about the only non-western sound elements for the average rock fan (I realise I am writing for an audience who had exquisitely global tastes 20 years ahead of King Sunny Ade and Mongolian throat singing). The playing and recording is slick and top-quality, and represents the point at which progressive music was sneaking into the mainstream, and the music centres of the new housing estates for hip young marrieds. If it was more obscure, I am sure it would be a masterpiece of Euro progressive rock to taste makers, though it is, anyway. The children’s choir works, cheesy though it is, and a bit TOO Jon Anderson » Continue Reading.