No sooner does the SACD of Close To the Edge deliver to people – happy people – than the surprise news comes that Audio Fidelity, who is doing EVERYTHING right these days, will be delivering a coveted Going For The One SACD.
Going For The One was released after Relayer (please oh please oh please oh please let there be a Relayer SACD), with great fanfare. With five songs on the album including the single, “Wonderous Stories”, Going For The One was another magnificent addition to the Wakeman-era of YES.
(I remember a trip to Peaches Records and Tapes in St Louis and seeing the huge wooden painting of the album cover hoisted on to the top of building heralding its arrival.) Since, it has been a necessary part of the catalog.
The album contains the opening title track (“…should I really chase so hard, the truth of sports runs rings around you…”), the heavenly “Turn Of The Century”, with its engaging Howe guitars, the Squire-submitted “Parallels”, the previously mentioned “Wonderous Stories”, and the closing 15-minute “Awaken” track.
The upcoming (unannounced date) for the Steve Hoffman remastered Going For The One SACD is on many wanted lists as soon as it was announced on Facebook.
I, for one, look forward to this next release with Relayer, and Tales For Topographic Oceans to follow. An SACD of Fragile would be completely welcomed as well despite it having been reissued as a DVD-Audio package.
Here’s to continuing great times from the wonderful folks at Audio Fidelity.