“Heart of the Sunrise” is a progressive rock song by British band Yes. It is the closing track on their fourth album, 1971’s Fragile. The compositional credits go to Jon Anderson, Bill Bruford, and Chris Squire, though keyboardist Rick Wakeman contributed some uncredited sections. The song eventually rose to become the band’s fourth most-played song.However, it was played approximately three hundred times less than “I’ve Seen All Good People” and received little if any airplay. It was popular enough, however, to appear on Yessongs, Classic Yes, In a Word: Yes (1969 – ), and many other studio and live retrospectives. “Heart of the Sunrise” was used in the Vincent Gallo film Buffalo 66, with matching cinematography. “Sweetness”, from the band’s eponymous debut, was also used.
[Dedicated to Benny Woitowitz and Morten Holmstrup]