Although Yes was never a singles band, 1971's The Yes Album netted them a number 40 hit with "Your Move," their first on the American charts. But it was another song in amongst the rest of the tracks that helped send The Yes Album to the number seven spot on Britain's album charts and number 40 in the U.S. "I've Seen All Good People" was a precursor to what was to come for the band, and even though it maintained a progressive feel without going overboard, there were prog elements in both Anderson's vocals and in the instrumental course of the song that were still in their early stages. The track maintains an unsurpassed flow to be sure, and the harmonies are resilient from start to finish, making it one of Yes most singable songs. Without an overabundance of extensive instrumental wanderings that would later become a trademark of the band, "I've Seen All Good People" retains a rock air with progressive rock tendencies hovering around the perimeter. Even Yes' brand of fantastical lyrics and wordy opaqueness haven't fully flourished yet, while musically, keyboardist Tony Kaye struts his stuff on the Hammond organ rather effectively before he's replaced by Rick Wakeman on Yes' next album, 1972's Fragile. "I've Seen All Good People may not be the group's most bewildering piece, but it still stands as one of their most appealing.