Time and a Word is the second studio album from the English rock band Yes, released in July 1970 by Atlantic Records. Several months after releasing their debut album Yes, the group resumed touring and recorded Time and a Word at Advision Studios in London during gaps between shows. The group continued to follow their early musical direction of performing original material and cover versions of songs by pop, jazz, and folk artists. An orchestra of brass and string musicians was used on most of the album's songs; guitarist Peter Banks did not support the idea which resulted in increased tensions between himself and the rest of the group.
Time and a Word became the group's first release to enter the UK Albums Chart, with a peak at number 45, and their second not to chart in the United States. The album received mixed reviews from critics. During their UK tour in April 1970, Banks was fired from the group. By the time of the album's release, he was replaced by Steve Howe, who is photographed with the group on the album's American pressing. In 2003, the album was remastered with several previously unreleased tracks.
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