In Fall 1987 YES was still surfing the crest of a wave of resurgent popularity which had begun four years earlier with the comeback album of the decade, 90125At the time they were touring Texas, playing arenas in support of the follow up album Big Generator  . YES prodigal keyboard player Tony Kaye had returned after a long dozen year layoff, so we took advantage of that fact backstage in Dallas in discussing the group’s third album on which he played way back in 1971 , The YES AlbumWe then traveled to Houston to  interview lead singer Jon Anderson and bass player/ singer Chris Squire on a night off. 

Anderson was marvelous, animated and eager, while Squire had too much wine at dinner and ended up sounding like Dudley Moore in the movie Arthur , so we salvaged what we could. Drummer extraordinaire Bill Bruford and then-new guitarist Steve Howe share delightful memoirs of the progressive rock touchstone The YES Album  which was In the Studio‘s fourth show in our series thirty years ago. –Redbeard