Talk:Tales from Topographic Oceans

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Alan White's writing credit?[edit]

The article currently says at Background and writing that "[Alan] White contributed some lengthy sections of music that bridged between the main sections of tracks, but did not receive a writing credit. This bothered him at first, but he later acquiesced and accepted the concept was mostly Anderson and Howe's brainchild." However, it also says at Songs: "The lyrics were written by Anderson and Howe, and each band member is credited for composing the music." The track listing also says, "All lyrics by Jon Anderson and Steve Howe. All music written and arranged by Anderson, Howe, Chris Squire, Rick Wakeman and Alan White."

Why does the article say that White was denied a writing credit, and then say that he did receive a writing credit? --Metropolitan90 (talk) 01:44, 31 May 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

We would need to read the source for that claim, which I don't have at hand right now. The record does actually credit all five Yes members with music.--Gorpik (talk) 08:04, 1 June 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I have removed the contentious statement. It can be returned when the appropriate research has been done, and reworded for clarity. SilkTork (talk) 09:23, 24 October 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Release date[edit]

The December 15, 1973 issue of Billboard Magazine reported, ""The new Yes album became the first LP in Britain to ship gold on Monday under regulations introduced by BPI on April I." That would make the release date December 10, and it probably didn't hit the shelves until sometime later. (talk) 18:03, 16 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]