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Awaken

Progressive Rock
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Awaken is a song by the British progressive rock band Yes released on their acclaimed 1977 album Going for the One. At 15 minutes and 31 seconds it is the longest track on the album, occupying most of the second side of the LP. Many Yes fans, as well as lead singer/songwriter Jon Anderson himself, consider this song to be the best track in the band’s entire recorded output: “We had a hit record! I loved listening to ‘Awaken’, at last we had created a Masterwork.“ Like many extended Yes pieces, the song has a very complex harmonic and rhythmic structure and enigmatic lyrics. Along with the track “Parallels”, also released on Going for the One, the song features a church organ played by Rick Wakeman. According to the booklet of the 2003 CD reissue, these parts were... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Here we can be ... And you were standing close to me ... And turned around

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More songs by Yes (See Charts): Cinema, Survival, Beyond And Before, I Would Have Waited Forever, Hearts, Hold On, Siberian Khatru, Leave It, Then, and Into The Lens.

Popular in Progressive Rock (See Charts): Wish You Were Here, Comfortably Numb, Time, Have A Cigar, Money, Echoes, Freewill, Aqualung, Roundabout, and Close To The Edge.

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Ricardo Cagnoni wrote on August, 5th 2021 at 5:20pm:
a masterpiece, well balanced....instruments, melody, virtusiosm, of the most creative group at it most creative period.


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