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Yes – Tormato
(Atlantic Records  1978  K50518)
Matrix No’s: A4/B4 – UK Pressing

Sleeve in Nr MINT condition
Inner Sleeve in Nr MINT condition

Vinyl in Nr MINT condition

Yes are an English progressive rock band formed in London in 1968 by lead singer Jon Anderson, bassist Chris Squire, guitarist Peter Banks, keyboardist Tony Kaye, and drummer Bill Bruford. The band has undergone numerous lineup changes throughout their history, during which 20 musicians have been full-time members. Since February 2023, the band has consisted of guitarist Steve Howe, keyboardist Geoff Downes, bassist Billy Sherwood, singer Jon Davison, and drummer Jay Schellen. Yes have explored several musical styles over the years and are most notably regarded as progressive rock pioneers.

Tormato is the ninth studio album by English progressive rock band Yes. It was released on 22 September 1978 on Atlantic Records, and is their last album with singer Jon Anderson and keyboardist Rick Wakeman before their departure from the group in 1980. After touring their previous album Going for the One (1977), the band entered rehearsals in London to record a follow-up. The album was affected by various problems, such as internal disputes over the direction of the music and artwork, and the departure of engineer Eddy Offord early into the sessions, resulting in the group producing the album themselves.

Track listing

All songs written by Jon Anderson, Chris Squire, Steve Howe, Rick Wakeman, Alan White except where noted.

Side one
No. Title Music Length
1. “Future Times”/”Rejoice” Anderson, Howe, Squire, Wakeman, White 6:46
2. “Don’t Kill the Whale” Anderson, Squire 3:55
3. “Madrigal” Anderson, Wakeman 2:21
4. “Release, Release” Anderson, Squire, White 5:40
Side two
No. Title Music Length
1. “Arriving UFO” Anderson, Howe, Wakeman 6:02
2. “Circus of Heaven” Anderson 4:28
3. “Onward” Squire 4:00
4. “On the Silent Wings of Freedom” Anderson, Squire 7:45



  • Jon Anderson – vocals, 10-string Alvarez guitar (1, 5 and 8)
  • Steve Howe – Gibson Les Paul Custom guitar, Martin 000-45, Fender Broadcaster, Gibson ES-175, Gibson acoustic guitar, mandolin, Spanish guitar, vocals
  • Chris Squire – harmonised Rickenbacker bass, Gibson Thunderbird bass, bass pedals, piano (2), vocals
  • Rick Wakeman – Birotron, Hammond organ, Polymoog synthesizer, piano, harpsichord, RMI Electra Piano
  • Alan White – drums, military snare drum (1), glockenspiel, crotales, cymbals, bell tree, drum synthesizer (5), gongs, vibraphone, vocals (4)

Technicial personnel

  • Geoff Young – engineer
  • Nigel Luby – engineer
  • Peter Woolliscroft – additional engineering
  • Pete Schwier – additional engineering
  • Sean Davis – disk cutting at Strawberry Studios, London
  • Brian Lane – executive producer
  • Hipgnosis – sleeve design, photography
  • Brimson Graphics/Colin Elgie – photography
  • Roger Dean – Yes logo design


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