“This is a real top album for me in terms of influence. With Yes, it was about the positivity that came out of their music, not just the progressive nature of the songs and the unbelievable musicianship. It was the energy level. Jon Anderson and the rest of the band put out such a fantastic spirit - it screamed off of the vinyl.
“There’s certain things I just really love about Yes, like Steve Howe and the way he expresses melodies. In the song And You And I, there’s a beautiful lap steel melody that’s one of the most glorious moments of progressive rock, for sure.
“Great stuff from Rick Wakeman. A memorable organ solo. The whole band came into such a great space on this album.”