YES: America 7″ (A Paul Simon , cover song) + Your Move. Rare 1972 US Atlantic single. Check video

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This is an American pressing.

Artiste: Yes
Record Label: Atlantic
Catalogue Number: 24842
A-Side: America
B-Side: Your Move

America / mono (?), USA, 1972 -A-24842 SP & 45-2899

“America” is a song composed by Paul Simon and originally recorded by Simon and Garfunkel in the sixties. YES was performing their own arrangement of this song live since 1970-71, when the line-up of the band was Anderson-Squire-Bruford-Kaye-Howe. Both Anderson and Squire liked Simon & Garfunkel`s music, so I think that it was the reason why YES did their arrangement for this song in the early seventies.  In their early days, Yes used to do mainly covers of songs, by adding more and more to the song until it was barely recognisable.  Simon & Garfunkel’s ‘America’ is the last cover they ever did.


If you like the YES cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s ‘America’ as much as progsters do, you will find this a real gem. BE THERE in the studio where the band just recorded the song. Witness Jon sing, and Chris, Bill, and a very young Steve & Rick handle their instruments.

This one of best covers that has ever been done. Never get tired of hearing this. Anderson, Squire, Howe, Wakeman, Bruford…talk about the stars aligning just right! Never, ever, a better, more artistic 5some than the group assembled here.

Lyrics
Let us be lovers, we’ll marry our fortunes together
I’ve got some real estate in my bag
So we bought a pack of cigarettes, and Mrs. Wagner’s pies
And we walked off, walked off, walked off, to look for America
Kathy, I said, as we boarded the greyhound in Pittsburg
Michigan seems like a dream to me now
Took me four days to from Saginaw
They’ve all gone to look for amer-America
All gone to look for amer-America
Laughing on the bus, playing games with faces
She said the man in the garberdian suit was a spy
I said be careful, his bowtie is really a camera
Kathy I’m lost, I said
Though I knew she was sleeping
Well, I’m empty and aching and I don’t know why I’m
Counting the cars on the New Jersey Turnpike
And they’ve all gone to look for amer-America
All gone to look for amer-America
Kathy I’m lost, I said
Although I knew she was sleeping
Well, I’m empty & aching & I don’t know why I’m
Counting the cars on the New Jersey Turnpike
And they’ve all gone to look for amer-America
All gone to look for amer-America
All gone to look for amer-America
Songwriters: Paul Simon
America lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
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