Yes ‎– Fragile

Atlantic ‎– K 50009, Atlantic ‎– K50009
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Orange / green Atlantic label. (crossover press still retaining the 1st press matrix stamped in the runout)
Matt gatefold sleeve with an 8 page colour booklet glued to the inside.

Cat. No.- K50009 on inside of sleeve and spine.
Cat. No.- K 50009 on labels.

Made in UK - (no 'W' -Warner logo)

Publisher info:
A1, A3 to A4 - Rondor Music (London) / Yessongs
B1 to B5 - Rondor Music (London) Ltd. / Yessongs
A2 - Arnakata / Kinney Music

℗ 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, except Cans And Brahms, published by Yessongs
Bank loan arranged by Brian Lane
Recorded at Advision Studios, London, September 1971
Printed and made by Macneill Press Ltd., London, S.E.1.

There is also a near identical version on the "green / orange" Atlantic labels, still retaining the 1st press matrix stamped in the runout, without made in UK on the labels.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout stamped): 2401019 A//1 K50009 A
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout stamped): 2401019 B//1 K50009 B
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side label): K 50009 A
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side label): K 50009 B
  • Other (A & B-side label): V

Other Versions (5 of 246) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
2401019, 2401 019 Yes Fragile(LP, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic 2401019, 2401 019 UK 1971 Sell This Version
82524-2 Yes Fragile(CD, Album, RM, Gol) Atlantic 82524-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
82667-4 Yes Fragile(Cass, Album, Club, RE, RM) Atlantic 82667-4 US 1994 Sell This Version
30.010 Yes Fragile(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Atlantic 30.010 Brazil 1976 Sell This Version
CD 82667 Yes Fragile(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP) Atlantic CD 82667 Canada 1996 Sell This Version