Yes ‎– Fragile

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Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab ‎– UD1S 2-012, Atlantic ‎– UD1S 2-012
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2 × Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Album, Reissue, Remastered, 180 gram
Box Set, Limited Edition, Numbered
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A1 Roundabout
Arranged By – YesWritten-By – Anderson*, Howe*
A2 Cans And Brahms (Extracts From Brahms' 4th Symphony In E Minor Third Movement)
Arranged By – Wakeman*Written-By – Brahms*
B1 We Have Heaven
Arranged By – Jon AndersonWritten-By – Anderson*
B2 South Side Of The Sky
Arranged By – YesWritten-By – Squire*, Anderson*
C1 Five Per Cent For Nothing
Arranged By – Bill BrufordWritten-By – Bruford*
C2 Long Distance Runaround
Arranged By – YesWritten-By – Anderson*
C3 The Fish (Schindleria Praematurus)
Arranged By – Chris SquireWritten-By – Squire*
C4 Mood For A Day
Written-By – Howe*
D1 Heart Of The Sunrise
Arranged By – YesWritten-By – Bruford*, Squire*, Anderson*

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Limited edition of 7,500.

Boxed set contains a gatefold cover with interior credits and a reproduction of the original 8-page color booklet.

Pressed on 'SuperVinyl' - a vinyl formulae developed by Mobile Fidelity, RTI, and Blue Note that is purer, translucent, quieter, and more durable. Also much more expensive than standard virgin vinyl.

Mastered at Mobile Sound Lab, Sebastopol, CA on the GAIN 2 ULTRA ANALOG SYSTEM™

Original released in 1972. Recorded at Advision Studios, London, September 1971.

Five tracks of this album are the individual ideas, personally arranged and organised, by the five members of the Band. "Cans And Brahms" is an adaptation by Rick Wakeman on which he plays electric piano taking the part of the strings, grand piano taking the part of the woodwind, organ taking the brass, electric harpsichord taking reeds, and synthesizer taking contra bassoon. "We Have Heaven" is a personal idea by Jon Anderson in which he sings all the vocal parts. "Five Per Cent For Nothing" is a sixteen bar tune by Bill Bruford, played twice by the Group, and taken directly from the percussion line. In Chris Squire's "The Fish", each riff, rhythm, and melody is produced by using the different sounds of the bass guitar. Steve Howe concludes with a solo guitar piece "Mood For A Day"
The remaining tracks on the album are Group arranged and performed.

All titles published by Cotillion, BMI, except "Cans And Brahms" which is traditional, arrangement published by Irving, BMI.

℗ 1972 & 2019 Atlantic Recording Corp. Produced Under License From Atlantic Recording Corp.
Manufactured by Rhino Entertainment Company, A Warner Music Group Company.
℗ & © 2019 Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, Inc.
Made in the U.S.A.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 821797201223
  • Barcode (Text): 8 21797 20122 3
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched): UD1S 2 - 012 A5 KW@MoFi 33842.1(1)....
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched): UD1S 2 - 012 B4 KW@MoFi 33840.2(1) ̶3̶3̶8̶4̶0̶.̶4̶(̶1̶)̶.̶
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side C, etched): UD1S 2 - 012 C6 KW@MoFi 33843.3(1) ...
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side D, etched): UD1S 2 - 012 D5 KW@MoFi 33842.4(1) ...

Other Versions (5 of 301) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
2401019, 2401 019 Yes Fragile(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic, Atlantic 2401019, 2401 019 UK 1971 Sell This Version
P-10102A Yes Fragile(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Atlantic P-10102A Japan 1976 Sell This Version
AAPP 7211 Yes Fragile(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Analogue Productions AAPP 7211 US 2006 Sell This Version
208657 Yes Fragile(LP, Album) Atlantic 208657 Argentina Unknown Sell This Version
W 450009 Yes Fragile(Cass, Album, RE) Atlantic W 450009 Italy Unknown Sell This Version

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MKiisak

MKiisak

September 17, 2020
edited 15 days ago
What is the point of this pressing? Kevin Gray's AAA cut from 2016 is so amazing that is it possible make it better?
efectocherry

efectocherry

August 19, 2020
The mastered is perfect. The problem is the pressing quality control. My first box received from Amazon has little static noise for 10 seconds on Roundabout . I asked Amazon for a replacement . The second box record 1 is full of Non-fills distorsion especially at the middle and end of Cans and Brahms. Very frustrated and dissapoint becouse MoFi claims to be the “audiophile and best sounding records in the world” also for the expensive price you expect for something well done. I will keep my first copy becouse i like the music so much . Is the last time i bought MoFis. With Bob Dylan “Blonde on Blonde” Mofi was the same issue. I asked Amazon a replacement twice becouse of non-fills. Something is happening with the quality of control. These MoFI people only want your cash . Be careful.
vestaxwax

vestaxwax

July 26, 2020
edited 3 months ago
Is this pressing good? Yes. Was I blown away? No. Impressed? Well...sort of?

Over and over, I A/B compared this with a great sounding $10 pressing I've had for years.

The 1-Step was dead quiet, the cheapo packed with background hiss. The 1-step brings Squire's bass to the forefront and outshines the $10 in that regard. The 1-step also has a very distinct soundstage with clearer separation.

The problem: I kept hitting a wall with the 1-Step. The wall of 'Meh.' This isn't a new problem with Mofi pressings either, they're hit or miss: quite decent or kinda flat, dull and boring. In shootouts, many Mofi titles I've bought end up being whupped by $10 pressings.

Why? The cheapos are more lively, more fun, brighter and alive. They're the life of the party. The Mofi pressings are a bit clinical, polite, and not much fun.

All said, I sent my 1-Step back for a refund. I couldn't justify the cost of owning it.

For reference sake, I'm listening to this on Quad ESL57 speakers powered by a Quad 303 and 33 with a Thorens 125m2/Shure V15 Mark IV. Shameful admission: I do have a Sunfire 10" sub helping out the bottom end.
pseudoty

pseudoty

July 19, 2020

Acoustic Sounds had a restock so I picked up my first One Step #5803. I have the embedded marks that others have mentioned mine looks almost like a hockey stick on disc 1 side 1 through all of track 2 but it did not effect playback. I did not clean the vinyl other than a carbon fiber brush prior to attempting to listen and although it looks clean it was very noisy. You would think for the price MoFi would come up with some silver ion acid wash that would clean the record after production. Cleaned up great and sounds even better vocals and keyboard are very present and Chris Squires bass on Heart of the Sunrise was rattling my fillings with no subwoofer. I just gave it a second listen this evening and it seems like this may get even better with use.
leonthepro

leonthepro

April 29, 2020
edited 6 months ago
I actually prefer the Analogue Productions and 2016 Kevin Gray cuts. This is slightly muffled as MFSL usually masters to get a little extra bass. There is more depth which is also typical but not always necessarily better as I prefer a more present sound here.
This goes for MFSL in general, Krieg Wunderlich just doesnt EQ naturally a lot of the time.
mikeh69

mikeh69

April 25, 2020
This MOFI SUCKS you got to be kidding me... I had 50,000 dollar systems have cracks at it ... Sounds horrible ...
ausamerika

ausamerika

February 7, 2020
This is really well done, and I appreciate the attention to detail. That said, I still prefer the sound of the AP KG/SH LP.
tbranyen

tbranyen

January 29, 2020
edited 9 months ago

Anyone else see worrying marks on their disc media? I have what looks to be scratches or smudges, but do not impact quality. I'm wondering if they are an artifact of the SuperVinyl material used. I do have some clicking on Disc 1, Side 1, but not where I was expecting to see it given the visible marks.

Sounds great, looks great, I'm loving Heart of the Sunrise on a dedicated side.
franklinkevin

franklinkevin

January 28, 2020
edited 9 months ago

The opening fade of Roundabout had serious static (due to being dirty from the manufacturer, cleaned up just fine) but otherwise this package was perfect. I've heard notes and instrumentation that was never present on my original pressing or CD versions. Amazing! The Supervinyl compound makes the record translucent, smoked grey color, which is pretty unique for an audiophile grade recording. This is the most I've ever paid for an album and I'm so glad I didn't talk myself out of preordering it!
paulushumungus

paulushumungus

January 24, 2020
This is a very expensive item but there is no doubt about it that the sound is absolutely stunning. I am a huge Yes collector and I have a near mint UK first pressing of this album which sounds amazing too. I think that this may beat that in sound quality.
It is a beautiful item. The packaging oozes quality. As far as vinyl goes this is like having afternoon tea at the London Ritz.