Yes ‎– Close To The Edge

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Atlantic ‎– K50012, Atlantic ‎– K 50012
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Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold, Textured Sleeve
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Close To The Edge
Written-By – Anderson*, Howe*
(18:12)
Aa (i) The Solid Time Of Change
Ab (ii) Total Mass Retain
Ac (iii) I Get Up I Get Down
Ad (iv) Seasons Of Man
And You And I
Music By [Themes] – Bruford*, Squire*, Howe*Written-By – Anderson*
(10:40)
B1a (i) Cord Of Life
B1b (ii) Eclipse
Written-By – Squire*, Bruford*
B1c (iii) The Preacher The Teacher
B1d (iv) The Apocalypse
B2 Siberian Khatru
Music By [Themes] – Anderson*, Wakeman*, Howe*Written-By – Anderson*
9:50

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UK first issue.
Textured gatefold cover with silver trim around title and band name. Includes printed inner sleeve with lyrics.

Labels:
An Atlantic USA Recording
Rondor / Yessongs

℗ 1972

Sleeve:
Rick Wakeman appears by courtesy of A&M records Ltd.
an Atlantic record distributed by WEA Records Ltd. ℗ 1972

Inner:
All titles published by Yessongs reproduced by permission ©1972

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A-side label): K 50012 A
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side label): K 50012 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A run-out, stamped - Variation 1): K 50012/3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B run-out, stamped - Variation 1): K 50012-B3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A run-out, stamped - Variation 2): K 50012 A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B run-out, stamped - Variation 2): K 50012 B1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A run-out, stamped - Variation 3): K 50012 A3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B run-out, stamped - Variation 3): K 50012 B3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A run-out, stamped - Variation 4): K 50012 A3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B run-out, stamped - Variation 4): K 50012 B2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A run-out, stamped - Variation 5): K 50012 A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B run-out, stamped - Variation 5): K 50012 B2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A run-out, stamped - Variation 6): K 50012 A3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B run-out, stamped - Variation 6): K 50012 B1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A run-out, stamped - Variation 7): K 50012 A1 ⋀
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B run-out, stamped - Variation 7): K 50012 B3 ⋀
  • Pressing Plant ID (Deadwax stamp w/ some variations, "broken" A ): ⋀

Other Versions (5 of 248) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
3-02-404-012, ATLP 028 Yes Close To The Edge(LP, Album, RE, Gat) ATCO Records, ATCO Records 3-02-404-012, ATLP 028 Brazil 1972 Sell This Version
7567-82666-2 Yes Close To The Edge(CD, Album, RE, RM) Atlantic 7567-82666-2 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
250 012 Yes Close To The Edge(CD, Album, RE) Atlantic 250 012 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
GWEA-5022 Yes Close To The Edge(LP, Album) Atlantic GWEA-5022 Mexico Unknown Sell This Version
K 450012 Yes Close To The Edge(Cass, Album, RE) Atlantic K 450012 UK Unknown Sell This Version

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Rockground

Rockground

April 20, 2019
Silver trim around title and band name denotes 1st pressing but not textured of matt cover, it was just a matter of the paper it was used in factory. Just my opinion of course.
BeatlELO10538

BeatlELO10538

March 13, 2019
3 extra long tracks, makes one giant LP. This is the longest EP ever
tebpixels

tebpixels

February 17, 2016
My A3/B3 copy of this has "Made in UK" on the A side label...anyone else?
sixteanein

sixteanein

March 28, 2015
I own two separate 70's pressings of CTTE, the original US pressing (SD 7244) and a 1977 reissue (SD 19133). I thought it was interesting that the different pressings come with a different inner sleeve. The original US pressing has the lyrics in black text, while the reissue has the words in white text, both sharing the green background. I figured maybe they changed the color because the black is a bit hard to read with the green, but the white isn't much easier. If anyone has more information about all of this I'd love to learn about it!
BERNARDCASARIN

BERNARDCASARIN

June 27, 2013
the most elaborate yes album with relayer, my favourite yes album ever! work of art! (94/100) ****1/2 stars
gaparici

gaparici

August 7, 2011
Some times in my life I made myself the following question: "If I had to go to live alone in a solitarie island and had to take with me just two albums (CDs preferably), which would they be?" I wouldn't hesitate too much, they would be "Foxtrot" by Genesis and "Close To The Edge" by Yes. In 1972 I was just to cross the line between the teens and the twenties, everything was perfect, I listened progressive rock and read SiFi (the good one) and these two discs, specially "Close To The Edge" simply changed my life. Even now-a-days when I get the chance of listen to it, some passages still make me weep with joy. This is THE perfect album.
Darksidefloyd

Darksidefloyd

February 9, 2010
Where do I start I originally bought this albun on Vynil then Cassette then CD I also have copies on mini disc and mp3 and the Tracklist Close To The Edge (i) The Solid Time Of Change (ii) Total Mass Retain (iii) I Get Up I Get Down (iv) Seasons Of Man And You And I (i) Cord Of Life (ii) Eclipse iii) The Preacher The Teacher (iv) The Apocalypse and Siberian Khatru does not have a duff track its one of the perfect prog rock albums of all time I listen to this albun at least once a week it never fails to amaze me thank you Yes