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South Side of the Sky (5:39)

"South Side of the Sky" is a song by progressive rock band Yes from their album Fragile. It is one of the relatively few group performances on the album.

It opens with the sound of a howling wind. It then bursts into a heavy, riff-dominated rock song. At around 2:08, Rick Wakeman's piano comes in along with another few seconds of wind. The piano is gentler than the rest of the song, and even somewhat classical, but…

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Yes - South Side of the Sky Lyrics


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  • We'll never forget the man making those beautiful bass lines.
  • The vocal harmonies after that strange (but brilliant) piano solo are exceptional, quite haunting. Howe's final guitar solo is great, too.
  • So sad to hear the news of the passing of Chris. RIP and thank you for the music. A unique talent. God bless.
  • Been a long time since I've heard this...quite awesome.
  • Man I forgot how awesome this song is.
  • amazing
  • Extremely good!
  • Southside spinners
  • This is the most musically ambitious group at all times.

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