The band considered several possible replacements, including Aynsley Dunbar (who was playing with Frank Zappa at the time), White learned the band's repertoire in three days before embarking on their 1972–1973 tour.

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The track subsequently appeared on The New Age of Atlantic, a 1972 compilation album of several bands signed to Atlantic Records, and again in the 1975 compilation Yesterdays.

Released in September 1972, Close to the Edge, the band's fifth album, was their most ambitious work so far.

the first gig under the new brand followed at a youth camp in East Mersea, Essex on 4 August 1968.

Early sets were formed of cover songs from artists such as the Beatles, the 5th Dimension and Traffic.

The band would then learn to play the song through after the final mix was complete.

and his reported reluctance to play the Mellotron and the Minimoog synthesiser.

Released on 26 November 1971, the band's fourth album Fragile showcased their growing interest in the structures of classical music, with an excerpt of The Firebird by Igor Stravinsky being played at the start of their concerts since the album's 1971–1972 tour.

Each member performed a solo track on the album, and it marked the start of their long collaboration with artist Roger Dean, who designed the group's logo, album art, and stage sets.

After Bruford was refused a year's sabbatical leave from Leeds, Anderson and Squire convinced him to return for Yes's supporting slot for Cream's farewell concert at the Royal Albert Hall on 26 November.