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Going For The One (Deluxe)
Yes' eighth studio longplayer was cut after a three-year break to give its members the chance to do solo albums; to judge from GOING FOR THE ONE, the time apart did them good. The album marked the return to the fold of keyboardist Rick Wakeman, whose work on Moog synthesizers, Mellotron and a church pipe organ is inspired throughout. Except for the closing epic “Awaken,” the songs are punchier and stand easily on their own; singles “Wonderous Stories” and the title track were very radio-friendly, helping to push the album to the top of the U.K. chart on this day in 1977. Rhino's Deluxe Edition of GOING FOR THE ONE makes this underrated prog rock gem even better with the addition of seven previously unreleased tracks from the album sessions.