Time and a Word

Time and a Word

Infobox Album
Name = Time and a Word
Type = Studio Album
Artist = Yes

Background = orange
Released = June 1970
Recorded = November 1969–January 1970
Genre = Progressive rock, symphonic rock
Length = 40:06
Label = Atlantic
Producer = Tony Colton
Reviews =
*Allmusic Rating|2|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:tuadqj4bojaa link]
* Robert Christgau (C) [http://www.robertchristgau.com/get_artist.php?name=yes link]
Last album = "Yes"
This album = "Time and a Word"
Next album = ""
Misc = Extra album cover 2
Upper caption = Alternative cover
Type = studio

Lower caption = U.S. cover

"Time and a Word" is the second album by progressive rock band Yes, released in mid-1970 in the UK and November 1970 in the US. This was the last Yes album to feature the group's original line-up, as Peter Banks was fired before the album's release.

With the ambitious decision to use string arrangements on most of the album's songs, Peter's role as a guitarist was diminished. Tensions within the band increased, and just after the album's recording was completed in early 1970, Peter was asked to leave, which he reluctantly did. Steve Howe would join the line-up that March, replacing Banks. The album also includes two songs Jon Anderson wrote with David Foster [http://www.david-foster.co.uk] , a former band mate in The Warriors.The US and UK releases had different album artwork; the UK version had black-and-white drawing of a nude woman, but this was deemed inappropriate in the US, so the cover there showed a picture of the band. Despite appearing on the US cover, Steve Howe does not play on the album. The back cover of both versions features photographs of the band members, including Peter Banks.

"Time and a Word"'s use of heavy strings seemed intrusive to some critics, and while the album was received in a lukewarm fashion upon its release (UK #45, Yes' first chart entry at home), it is more warmly remembered today.

With the acquisition of Steve Howe, the band would start to compose, rehearse, and record the music for "The Yes Album" over the summer and autumn of 1970. The album, released the following spring, would finally earn the band their success. In effect, "Time and a Word" marks the end of Yes's formative, yet musically significant, period.

"Time and a Word" (Atlantic 2400 006) reached #45 in the UK. It never charted in the US.

Track listing

ide one

#"No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed" (Richie Havens) – 4:48
#"Then" (Jon Anderson) – 5:46
#"Everydays" (Stephen Stills) – 6:08
#"Sweet Dreams" (Anderson, David Foster) – 3:50

ide two


  • "The Prophet" (Anderson, Chris Squire) – 6:34
    #"Clear Days" (Anderson) – 2:06
    #"Astral Traveller" (Anderson, Fostercite book| title = YES Yesterdays (Music score) | edition = Paperback | last = Anderson| first = Jon| coauthors = Foster, David | year = 1975| publisher = Warner Music| id = ASIN: B000CS2YT0 | pages = p. 28] ) – 5:53
    #"Time and a Word" (Anderson, Foster) – 4:32

    Remastered Tracks

    "Time and a Word" was remastered and reissued in 2003 with several bonus tracks:


  • "Dear Father" (Anderson, Squire) – 4:14
    #"No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed (Original Mix)" (Havens) – 4:46
    #"Sweet Dreams (Original Mix)" (Anderson, Foster) – 4:20
    #"The Prophet (Single Version)" (Anderson, Squire) – 6:33

    Tracks 9–11 first appeared on early West German pressing of "Time and a Word", Atlantic (GE) (4/42/70).


    * Jon Anderson (Written as "John Anderson" on the original LP): Vocals, percussion
    * Chris Squire: Bass, vocals
    * Peter Banks: Electric and acoustic guitars, vocal
    * Tony Kaye: Piano, organ
    * Bill Bruford: Drums, percussion


    * David Foster: acoustic guitars on the title track


    1989 - Atlantic - CD
    1994 - Atlantic - CD (Remastered )
    2003 - Rhino - CD (Remastered with Bonus Tracks )


    * "Time and a Word" CD booklet essay, Mike Tiano, c. 2003
    * AllMusicGuide.com


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