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Title: Time And A Word
Artist: Yes
Type: Studio Album
Released: June, 1970
Recorded: November 1969 - January 1970
Length: 40:06
Label: Atlantic Records
Producer: Tony Colton


Time And A Word was the last Yes album to feature the group's original line-up, as Peter Banks was fired before the album's release. Time and a Word's use of heavy strings seemed intrusive to some critics, and while the album was received in a lukewarm fashion upon its release (UK #45, Yes' first chart entry at home), it is more warmly remembered today.

With the acquisition of Steve Howe, the band would start to compose, rehearse, and record the music for The Yes Album over the summer and autumn of 1970. The album, released the following spring, would finally earn the band their success. In effect, Time And A Word marks the end of Yes's formative, yet musically significant, period.

Track Listing Edit

  1. No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed (4:48)
  2. Then (5:46)
  3. Everydays (6:08)
  4. Sweet Dreams (3:50)
  5. The Prophet (6:34)
  6. Clear Days (2:06)
  7. Astral Traveller (5:53)
  8. Time And A Word (4:32)

Bonus Tracks (2003 Re-Issue) Edit

  1. Dear Father (4:14)
  2. No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Required (Original Mix) (4:46)
  3. Sweet Dreams (Original Mix) (4:20)
  4. The Prophet (Single Version) (6:33)

Musicians Edit

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