Onward
by Yes

Songfacts®:

  • Yes bassist Chris Squire wrote this for his wife at the time, Nikki. It is the only song on Tormato Jon Anderson had no part in writing.
  • The orchestra was arranged by Andrew Pryce Jackman, who worked with Squire on his solo album Fish Out of Water and was in a band with Squire called The Syn. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Tom - Eaton, NY, for above 2

Comments: 2

  • Paul from Rothesay, Nb, CanadaCompared to their incredibly complex music, this is a simple and beautiful song from the classic Yes period.
  • Rick from Mount Ephraim, NjBetter live than the studio version. Steve's guitar on the "Keys to Ascension" version is gorgeous.
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