Yes’ ‘Tales from Topographic Oceans’ is their sixth studio album released on December 14, 1973 and originally presented as a double album with one track on each of the four sides of the LP.
Track Listing : 1.The Revealing Science Of God (Dance Of The Dawn) (Jon Anderson, Steve Howe, Yes) – 22:22 . 2.The Remembering (High The Memory) (Jon Anderson, Steve Howe, Yes) – 20:38 . 3.The Ancient (Giants Under The Sun) (Jon Anderson, Steve Howe, Yes) – 18:35 . 4.Ritual (Nous Sommes Du Soleil) (Jon Anderson, Steve Howe, Chris Squire, Rick Wakeman, Alan White) – 21:37
Musicians : Steve Howe – Guitars, Vocals . Chris Squire – Bass Guitar, Timpani, Vocals . Rick Wakeman – Minimoog Synthesiser, Mellotron, Hammond Organ, Pipe Organ, Rmi Electra Piano, Grand Piano . Alan White – Drums, Percussion
Production : Produced By Yes, Eddy Offord . Eddy Offord – Engineer
Package : Roger Dean – Cover Design And Illustrations
Recorded In 1973 At Morgan Studios.
Released On December 14, 1973 By Atlantic.
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