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3.74 | 49 ratings | 2 reviews | 41% 5 stars

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Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Wonderous Stories (3:45)
2. Parallels (5:52)

Total Time 9:37

Line-up / Musicians

- Jon Anderson / vocals
- Chris Squire / bass and vocals
- Rick Wakeman / keyboards
- Alan White / drums
- Steve Howe / guitars

Releases information

Scarce 1977 UK limited edition 2-track 12 single pressed on translucent BLUE VINYL, also including Parallels, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows only light shelfweear & the vinyl looks barely played!

Record Label: Atlantic
Catalogue No: K10999
Country of Origin: UK

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YES Wonderous Stories 12'' ratings distribution

(49 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(41%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(37%)
Good, but non-essential (20%)
Collectors/fans only (2%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

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Review by Matti
3 stars (I don't quite get it: 26 ratings, zero reviews. So here's mine.) Of course you all know these songs, 'Wonderous Stories' and 'Parallels', which both are from the 1977 album Going For The One. A bit strange how they didn't release a single with something else on the flipside. Just think of all the bonus tracks of the album's latest CD edition. Therefor three stars is enough. I do enjoy the lighthearted Jon Anderson composition even though it is sometimes considered too light and a "throwaway". The melody is pretty and the crystal-clear playing has a nice fairytale-like atmosphere.

'Parallels' (written by Chris Squire) is together with 'Going for the One' my least favourite from the album. It is a powerful tune, but the church organ in it feels quite out of place.

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3 stars A single release from Yes in 1977. Contains "Wonderous Stories" and "Parallels" adding up to over 9 minutes of classic Yes music off of their great album GOING FOR THE ONE. Alan White is the drummer on this single and not Bill Buford. I have always considered "Wonderous Stories" to be a Jon ANderson ... (read more)

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