Going For The One

by Yes

Going For The One

Going for the One is the eighth studio album by English progressive rock band Yes, released on 15 July 1977 by Atlantic Records. After taking a break in activity in 1975 for each member to release a solo album, and their 1976 tour of the United States and Canada, the band relocated to Montreux, Switzerland to record their next studio album. During rehearsals, keyboardist Patrick Moraz left the group, which marked the return of Rick Wakeman who had left to pursue a solo career after differences surrounding Tales from Topographic Oceans (1973). In a departure from their previous albums, Going for the One, with the exception of the fifteen-minute “Awaken”, features shorter and more direct songs without an overarching concept, and saw Yes record with new engineering personnel and cover artists. Going for the One received a mostly positive response from music critics who welcomed the band’s return to more accessible music. It was a commercial success, reaching No. 1 on the UK Albums Chart for two weeks and No. 8 on the US Billboard 200. “Wonderous Stories” and “Going for the One” were released as singles; the former went to No. 7 in the UK and remains the band’s highest-charting single in the country. It was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) within a month for selling 500,000 copies. Yes supported the album with a six-month tour of the US, Canada and Europe. A remastered edition was released in 2003 containing previously unreleased tracks from the album’s recording sessions.


  1. Going For The One (5:30)
  2. Turn Of The Century (7:58)
  3. Parallels (5:52)
  4. Wonderous Stories (3:45)
  5. Awaken (15:38)

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Wikipedia URL https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Going_for_the_One
Format Vinyl LP Album Stereo (Specialty Records Pressing)
Label Atlantic
Catalog Number SD 19106
Notes Similar to [url=https://www.discogs.com/Yes-Going-For-The-One/release/7921043]this Specialty Records version[/url] by different lacquer cutting credits in runout. Recorded at Mountain Studios, Montreux, Switzerland. Track B2 recorded at Eglise des Planches, Montreux, Switzerland. Church Organ recorded at St. Martin’s Church, Vevey, Switzerland. ℗ 1977 Atlantic Recording Company and Star/Right Co. All song published by Topographic Music ASCAP administered by WB Music Corp. Mfg. by Atlantic Recording Corp. Issued in a gatefold roll-fold sleeve, with lyrics on dustbag. Runouts are etched, except for the SRC logo which is stamped.
Discogs URL Yes - Going For The One