Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography



Symphonic Prog

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Yes Soon album cover
3.40 | 27 ratings | 2 reviews | 44% 5 stars

Good, but non-essential

Write a review

Buy YES Music
from partners
Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, released in 1976

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Soon (4:06)
2. Sound Chaser (Radio Edit) (3:10)

Line-up / Musicians

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

Thanks to SouthSideoftheSky for the addition
and to SouthSideoftheSky for the last updates
Edit this entry

Buy YES Soon Music

YES Soon ratings distribution

(27 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(44%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(19%)
Good, but non-essential (26%)
Collectors/fans only (11%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

YES Soon reviews

Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by SouthSideoftheSky
3 stars "Long ago, set into rhyme"

On the Relayer album, Soon forms part of the epic The Gates Of Delirium. It was released as a single on its own together with an edited version of Sound Chaser from the same album as its b-side. The single version of Soon was later included in the box set Yesyears, but the edited version of Sound Chaser was not. Both tracks have since been made available as bonus tracks on the remastered CD reissue of Relayer.

The two songs complement each other very well as Soon is a beautiful, heartfelt ballad while Sound Chaser a wild, frenzied instrumental. Both songs work very well in this format and the single runs like a condensed mini-version of Relayer. Almost needless to add, however, is that if you have the full-length album then this single is fairly redundant, especially if you have the CD reissue.

The single exist in several different versions some of which have alternative art work. Some have a big yellow Yes-logo on blue background and the song titles written underneath, others have the back cover of Relayer as its front cover as can be seen here.

Review by Guillermo
3 stars Both this single edit and the single edit for "America" were included in the "Yesyears" Box Set in 1991 among the "rare" tracks which were released in that Box Set that were not previously released on CD. In comparison to the single edit of "America", the single edit for "Soon" was done better, taking it from the song "The Gates of Delirium", and in fact being the last section of that whole piece of music, and it sounds well in this single edit version. It starts with a brief fade-in at the beginning of Steve Howe`s initial pedal steel guitar solo, and the song goes without any interruption or edit until it slowly fades out just when Steve Howe`s last pedal steel guitar solo starts. "America", in comparison, was really edited not in a similar way, leaving the song in a not very good single edit version. "Soon" is a very good section from "The Gates of Delirium", very well played, recorded and mixed, sounding very well as the final "peace" part in a big song with lyrics about war and peace. It ends the musical piece with a sense of hope about a new beginning after the end of war. As a whole, "The Gates of Delirium" is a great song from YES, one of my favourites from the band. And in fact the "Relayer" album as a whole (from which "Soon" and the B-side of this single were taken) is still one of my favourite albums from the band.

In the B-sice, the single edit for "Sound Chaser" was also done well, but it is more focused in the final instrumental parts of the song, with the guitar solos by Howe and the synth solos by Patrick Moraz. It works very well as contrast to "Soon", being a heavy piece of music.

Both single edits in this single were included as bonus tracks in the expanded and remastered version of the "Relayer" album which was released by Elektra / Rhino in 2003.

Latest members reviews

No review or rating for the moment | Submit a review

Post a review of YES "Soon"

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives

Donate monthly and keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever.