Re: The Yes Thread I prefer Fragile to Close to the Edge myself Stout. And I know the history behind the release of the album, Rick Wakeman had to pick up some new keyboards so the band quickly threw Fragile together to generate some revenue to pay for them and as fate would have it a single was spawned, Roundabout...talk about serendipity, that is a classic example.(When Roundabout was first released my FM stations played the Whole song, not the edited short version.) I love Yes, but there is a period after Drama right up to 90125, that they seemed to lose something, and 90125 was a great comeback album. I am always amused to see their reactions when people that are new to Yes play their early material then put that one in the CD player... One thing that has remained true from beginning to end on every Yes album, is Chris Squire's amazing bass playing, he has to be one of the best ever, and is my all time fave rock bassist.