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YES

Yes

 

Symphonic Prog

3.26 | 1384 ratings

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Uruk_hai
4 stars Review #43

What a nice debut!

YES is without a doubt one of the most influential and legendary Progressive Rock bands ever; they recorded some of the most popular albums of the genre in the early seventies but their beginnings are in the late sixties, when they published this beautiful Symphonic Rock album.

The first line-up of YES consisted on Jon ANDERSON (vocals), Bill BRUFORD (drums), Chris SQUIRE (bass), Tony KAYE (keyboards) and Peter BANKS (guitar) and in 1969 this band published their homonymous album which is filled with very nice rock songs with a lot of resemblance to some American vocal bands like CROSBY, STILLS & NASH, BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD & THE BYRDS (in fact the second song of the album is a BYRDS' cover).

The energy that these guys had is very notorious: the drums, bass and keyboards don't stop going and creating a very intense but yet harmonic atmosphere. The songs are short but most of them have instrumental middle parts in which the band shows its geniality. Six original songs and two covers (one of THE BYRDS and one of THE BEATLES) are the contents of this amazing rock (not so much progressive but still really good) album.

This was a very groovy start for a band that later would became one of the most popular bands in Progressive Rock.

Uruk_hai | 4/5 |

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