Chart Position: NR

  • Originally recorded by Simon and Garfunkel (1968)
  • Written by Paul Simon
  • Lead vocals: Jon Anderson
  • Guitar: Steve Howe
  • Keyboards: Rick Wakeman
  • Backing vocals: Steve Howe and Chris Squire
  • Recorded in London UK
  • Produced by Eddie Anderson and Yes
  • The instrumental intro incorporates elements of Leonard Bernstein’s ‘In America’ from West Side Story
  • Also recorded by Paul Desmond (1970), Bruno Lauzi (1973), White Eisenstein (1983), King’s Singers (1989) and David Bowie (2001)

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  1. tad says:

    The full-length version of this included on Yes’s album YESTERDAYS (sorta an early-best-of collection) is more than 10 mins long, & features lotsa great guitar work by Steve Howe & Xcellent keyboards from Rick Wakeman. The single version was 2 chopped-up 2 ever make much sense on the radio….

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