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THE YES ALBUM

Yes

 

Symphonic Prog

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Walkscore
5 stars So Musical.

This is the album that introduced North America to Yes, with many thinking it was the first Yes album (probably largely due to the title). Their first album with Steve Howe, the album shows that while Peter Banks was good and did not deserve to be treated so poorly, Yes with Steve Howe was going to be another level up. Howe really sparkles on this album, the clear standout player (very notably on Howe-solo "The Clap", an amazing piece of acoustic guitar playing). This is also where Squire would establish his distinct bass style and sound. But the real strength of this album is the song-writing. Each of the four main long pieces ("Yours is No Disgrace", "Starship Trooper", "All Good People", "Perpetual Change" is excellent, a full 10/10, both inventive and original, but also highly musical. The bedrock of their concerts from that point onward, this is the album that cements their place in music history, and upon which they would expand their ideas. Only "A Venture" is not on the same level as the rest of the music, interestingly the one song they wrote as filler while in the studio (but, it is still a nice tune). While 'Close to the Edge' is their best album, this one is up there among the elite, inspiring so many other musicians. I give this 9.4 out of 10 on my 10-point scale.

Walkscore | 5/5 |

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