Yes - Tormato
Yes - Tormato
Yes - Tormato
Yes - Tormato

Yes - Tormato

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Jon Anderson – vocals, 10-string Alvarez guitar (A1, A5, B3)

Steve Howe – Gibson Les Paul Custom guitar, Martin 000-45, Fender Broadcaster, Gibson ES-175, Gibson acoustic guitar, mandolin, Spanish guitar, vocals

Chris Squire – harmonised Rickenbacker bass, Gibson Thunderbird bass, bass pedals, piano (A2), vocals

Rick Wakeman – Birotron, Hammond organ, Polymoog synthesizer, piano, harpsichord, RMI Electra Piano

Alan White – drums, military snare drum (A1), glockenspiel, crotales, cymbals, bell tree, drum synthesizer (A5), gongs, vibraphone, vocals (A4)

1 LP, Gatefold Cover

Original analog Master tape : YES

Heavy Press : 180g

Record color : black

Speed : 33RPM

Size : 12”



Record Press : Rainbo Records

Label : Friday Music

Original Label : Atlantic

Recorded February–June 1978 at Advision Studios London and RAK Studios London

Engineered & mixed by Pete Schwier, Peter Woolliscroft

Produced by Yes

Remastered by Joe Reagoso

Originally released in 1978

Reissued in 2013


Side A :

  1. Future Times
  2. Rejoice
  3. Don't Kill the Whale
  4. Madrigal
  5. Release, Release


Side B :

  1. Arriving UFO
  2. Circus of Heaven
  3. Onward
  4. On the Silent Wings of Freedom


Reviews :

"The '70s model of Yes runs out of gas. Recorded in a morale slump and an impending haze of drink, Tormato's decent tunes are sabotaged by Rick Wakeman's increasing penchant for cheesy textures and the band's thin overall sound. "Don't Kill the Whale" was their last successful single for years; the soaring "Onward" almost but not quite redeems the twee silliness of "Arriving UFO" and "Circus of Heaven." Of special interest is the pounding "On the Silent Wings of Freedom," which pushes Chris Squire and Alan White to the front of the mix, establishing the kind of aggressive and straightforward rhythms that would propel the band through the '80s. Bass freaks, take note: this tune also marks one of the few appearances of the Dipthong pedal, accounting for Squire's distinctive "bow bow bow" sound." AllMusic Review by Paul Collins

Often considered one of the finest recordings in their amazing catalog, Yes fans continue to praise Tormato as a truly inspiring masterwork. This important piece of music consists of nine amazing Yes workouts such as the definitive side one opener Future Times, the art rock driven Circus Of Heaven, and of course the international smash hit Don't Kill The Whale.


Ratings :

AllMusic : 2 / 5 , Discogs : 3,69 / 5

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