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YES formed in 1968 with Jon ANDERSON (vocals), Chris SQUIRE (bass, vocals), Peter BANKS (guitar, vocals), Tony KAYE (keyboards), and Bill BRUFORD (drums). Well-known and influential mainstream progressive from the 1970's, and still around in some form ever since, they were highly influential in their heyday, especially notable for the really creative "Relayer", which included at the time Swiss keyboardist Patrick MORAZ who replaced Rick WAKEMAN

During the 1970s, YES pioneered the use of synthesizers and sound effects in modern music. Driven by Jon's artistic vision, they produced such timeless, symphonic-rock masterworks as "Roundabout," "Close To the Edge," and "Awaken". In the 1980s, YES pushed new digital sampling technologies to their limits, selling millions of records and influencing a generation of digital musicians with classics like "Owner Of A Lonely Heart" and "Rhythm Of Love". Moving through the 1990s and into the new millennium, the band keeps expanding its boundaries by using the latest hard-disk recording techniques and, most recently, working with a full orchestra to create their genre-defying music.

YES gained large popularity with their brand of mysticism and grand-scale compositions. "Fragile" and "Close to the Edge" are considered their best works as it's symphonic, complex, cerebral, spiritual and moving. These albums featured beautiful harmonies and strong, occasionally heavy playing. Also, "Fragile" contained the popular hit song "Roundabout". This was followed by the controversial "Tales from Topographic Oceans" LP, which was a double album consisting of only four 20-minute length suites centering on religious concepts. Also, "Relayer" was their most experimental, yet grandiose and symphonic. They broke up, until the new jewel "Going For The One" and its incredible "Awaken" was issued in 1977. In later years, YES would go through many transformations. There were other very good YES albums after "Going For The One" ("Drama", "Keys To Ascension" and suprisingly "The Ladder") but this is the last great album.

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3.25 | 1006 ratings
Yes
1969
3.27 | 1051 ratings
Time and a Word
1970
4.29 | 2187 ratings
The Yes Album
1971
4.43 | 2725 ratings
Fragile
1971
4.65 | 3507 ratings
Close To The Edge
1972
3.88 | 1912 ratings
Tales From Topographic Oceans
1973
4.36 | 2353 ratings
Relayer
1974
4.04 | 1557 ratings
Going for the One
1977
2.95 | 1185 ratings
Tormato
1978
3.76 | 1294 ratings
Drama
1980
2.94 | 1215 ratings
90125
1983
2.48 | 878 ratings
Big Generator
1987
2.49 | 814 ratings
Union
1991
3.05 | 734 ratings
Talk
1994
2.04 | 638 ratings
Open Your Eyes
1997
3.28 | 762 ratings
The Ladder
1999
3.75 | 873 ratings
Magnification
2001
3.41 | 870 ratings
Fly From Here
2011
2.44 | 378 ratings
Heaven & Earth
2014

YES Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

4.29 | 752 ratings
Yessongs
1973
3.61 | 383 ratings
Yesshows
1980
2.24 | 194 ratings
9012 Live: The Solos
1985
4.10 | 404 ratings
Keys to Ascension
1996
3.95 | 378 ratings
Keys to Ascension 2
1997
2.54 | 116 ratings
BBC Sessions 1969-1970 Something's Coming (2 Cds)
1997
3.59 | 176 ratings
House of Yes: Live From the House of Blues
2000
2.65 | 35 ratings
Extended Versions
2002
2.89 | 30 ratings
Roundabout: The Best Of Yes- Live
2003
3.83 | 142 ratings
Live at Montreux 2003
2007
4.22 | 241 ratings
Symphonic Live
2009
4.51 | 110 ratings
Keys To Ascension (I & II + DVD)
2010
3.35 | 26 ratings
Astral Traveller (The BBC Sessions)
2011
3.57 | 108 ratings
In The Present - Live From Lyon
2011
3.53 | 38 ratings
Union Live
2011
2.88 | 32 ratings
Like It Is: Yes at the Bristol Hippodrome
2014
4.50 | 29 ratings
Progeny - Seven Shows from Seventy-Two
2015
3.85 | 14 ratings
Like It Is - Yes at the Mesa Arts Centre
2015

YES Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

3.63 | 143 ratings
Yessongs (DVD)
1973
3.14 | 83 ratings
9012 LIVE (DVD)
1985
4.10 | 76 ratings
Yesyears (DVD)
1991
3.68 | 35 ratings
The Union Tour Live
1991
2.89 | 44 ratings
Greatest Video Hits
1991
5.00 | 2 ratings
The Best Of MusikLaden Live
1999
3.58 | 102 ratings
House Of Yes: Live From The House Of Blues (DVD)
2000
3.66 | 109 ratings
Keys to Ascension (DVD)
2000
4.59 | 274 ratings
Symphonic Live (DVD)
2002
3.08 | 61 ratings
Yesspeak
2003
2.34 | 71 ratings
Live in Philadelphia 1979
2003
3.12 | 32 ratings
Inside Yes 1968-1973
2003
3.55 | 76 ratings
Yes Acoustic: Guaranteed No Hiss
2004
4.28 | 141 ratings
Songs From Tsongas: 35th Anniversary Concert (DVD)
2005
3.41 | 59 ratings
Live 1975 At Q.P.R. Vol. 1
2005
3.30 | 53 ratings
Live 1975 At Q.P.R. Vol. 2
2005
3.62 | 52 ratings
Yes (Classic Artists)
2006
3.92 | 115 ratings
Montreux 2003 (DVD)
2007
3.82 | 42 ratings
Yes - The New Director's Cut
2008
3.83 | 38 ratings
The Lost Broadcasts
2009
3.17 | 27 ratings
Rock Of The 70's
2009
3.89 | 51 ratings
Union - Live
2010
3.00 | 1 ratings
Live Hemel Hempstead Pavillion October 3rd 1971
2013

YES Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

4.00 | 1 ratings
2 Originals Of Yes
1973
3.09 | 188 ratings
Yesterdays
1975
3.80 | 150 ratings
Classic Yes
1981
3.24 | 100 ratings
Yesyears
1991
3.42 | 65 ratings
Yesstory
1992
3.04 | 65 ratings
Highlights: The Very Best of Yes
1993
2.58 | 30 ratings
The Best of Yes
2000
3.53 | 437 ratings
Keystudio
2001
2.74 | 21 ratings
Yestoday
2002
4.26 | 105 ratings
In A Word
2002
3.13 | 89 ratings
Ultimate Yes: 35th Anniversary Collection
2003
2.14 | 57 ratings
Remixes
2003
2.49 | 23 ratings
Topography: The Yes Anthology
2004
3.22 | 126 ratings
The Word Is Live
2005
4.00 | 23 ratings
Essentially Yes
2006
3.48 | 18 ratings
Collection 2CD: Yes
2008
4.21 | 15 ratings
Progeny: Highlights From Seventy-Two
2015

YES Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

4.28 | 22 ratings
Something's Coming
1969
3.45 | 14 ratings
Looking Around
1969
2.81 | 26 ratings
Sweetness / Something's Coming
1969
3.26 | 14 ratings
Sweet Dreams
1970
3.38 | 32 ratings
Time and a Word
1970
3.92 | 39 ratings
Your Move
1971
4.20 | 5 ratings
Roundabout
1972
4.57 | 7 ratings
And You And I (Part 1 & 2)
1972
2.78 | 40 ratings
America
1972
4.57 | 7 ratings
And You And I
1974
2.61 | 8 ratings
Soon
1976
3.21 | 36 ratings
Soon - Sound Chaser - Roundabout
1976
2.40 | 15 ratings
Yes Solos
1976
3.62 | 38 ratings
Wonderous Stories 12''
1977
4.02 | 35 ratings
Going For The One 12''
1977
4.00 | 6 ratings
Turn Of The Century
1977
2.61 | 44 ratings
Don't Kill The Whale
1978
2.93 | 32 ratings
Into The Lens
1980
4.19 | 36 ratings
Roundabout
1981
2.32 | 37 ratings
Owner of a Lonely Heart (promo single)
1983
2.08 | 39 ratings
Owner Of A Lonely Heart
1983
2.66 | 33 ratings
Leave It
1984
2.83 | 20 ratings
Twelve Inches on Tape
1984
3.07 | 30 ratings
It Can Happen
1984
2.17 | 4 ratings
Rhythm Of Love
1987
2.91 | 26 ratings
Love Will Find A Way
1987
2.23 | 35 ratings
Rhythm Of Love (2)
1987
3.29 | 19 ratings
Saving My Heart
1991
2.50 | 37 ratings
Owner Of A Lonely Heart
1991
2.24 | 6 ratings
Lift Me Up
1991
2.67 | 17 ratings
Make It Easy
1991
2.52 | 10 ratings
Yesyears - Sampler
1991
2.63 | 21 ratings
The Calling
1994
2.81 | 69 ratings
YesSymphonic
2001
0.00 | 0 ratings
Selections From The Word Is Live
2005
3.04 | 58 ratings
We Can Fly
2011

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 Drama by YES album cover Studio Album, 1980
3.76 | 1294 ratings

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Drama
Yes Symphonic Prog

Review by steelyhead

3 stars Not as bad as everybody told me

Forget the group You knew, this is a new band and on board we only have the semigod Chris Squire (just try to listen Tempus Fugit without drooling all over). New sounds on the keyboards thanks to our friend Geoff Downes.

This is a different CD, and surely You will miss the clear voice of You know who but this is not as bad as advertised, the songs had a way to your heart if You are listening closely but I am only giving three stars because I can't stand The "camera, camera" song. Too banal.

On the other hand, thanks God Marillion came along to save us all on those bleak years.

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 Yesterdays by YES album cover Boxset/Compilation, 1975
3.09 | 188 ratings

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Yesterdays
Yes Symphonic Prog

Review by Magnum Vaeltaja

1 stars This compilation is not one with much meat on its bones for the vast majority of listeners. Apart from the opening track "America", which is an incredible prog cover of a Simon and Garfunkel tune that features some of Steve Howe's best heavy riffing on record, all of the tracks come from the band's first two albums. These two albums, "Yes" and "Time And A Word", are both far different from the catalog that most Yes listeners are familiar with, consisting largely of jazz rock and psychedelic music as opposed to the symphonic and progressive music that they're best known for. Steve Howe and Rick Wakeman are also nowhere to be found, instead having the guitar and keyboard parts played by Peter Banks and Tony Kaye, respectively. Given the availability of 7 of the disc's 8 tracks on the first two albums, there isn't much point in going out and buying "Yesterdays" unless you want to hear "America" or are a fan of the Roger Dean album cover and wish to keep it on your shelf as wall art.

Having said that, "America" is also available on the Yes compilations "The Best of Yes" and the exhaustive "In A Word" so unless you're a very big fan of Roger Dean's art, just get the music off of other releases.

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 Talk by YES album cover Studio Album, 1994
3.05 | 734 ratings

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Talk
Yes Symphonic Prog

Review by Magnum Vaeltaja

4 stars This is without a doubt the finest Yes studio album to come since the 70's and is Trevor Rabin's musical triumph. While we all wish that the Close To The Edge line-up could have stuck around for 40 years making incredibly new progressive odysseys year after year, we all know that that'll never happen. So after two decades of inner tensions and changing musical climates, Yes creates with "Talk" a new, more accessible breed of prog that works on a much more human level while still staying true to the original spiritual nature of the group's early work. Is it as good as Close To The Edge or Relayer? Not really. But is it great music? Of course!

"The Calling" opens the album strong; Jon Anderson is in fine form, the lyrics invoke a wonderful sense of wanderlust, Rabin and Kaye offer great trade-off solos and the production (courtesy of Mr. Rabin) is some of the best I've heard since Boston's debut. Wow! What a start. Afterwards comes "I Am Waiting", a strong progressive song that transitions between quiet, mellow sections and thundering, emotive sections with guitar playing that's mildly reminiscent of Jeff Beck. "Real Love" and "State of Play" take the band into more of a heavy prog/metal territory but they both keep a certain degree of playful Jon Anderson energy. "Walls" is an upbeat, radio-friendly pop rock song that will undoubtedly irritate the most die-hard 70's Yes fans. It's not a terrible song, however, and will likely appeal to anyone who enjoyed Boston's debut album; there are some striking similarities in playing style and timbre.

The masterpiece of the album is its ending suite, "The Endless Dream". It not only features a return to symphonic elements and very strong instrumental cohesion by the group, but it is singlehandedly the most emotionally powerful Yes song I've ever heard, from any era. The lyrics are touching, insightful, encouraging and Trevor's compositional skills amplify their cathartic nature. The finished product is a 16 minute journey through the heart and soul of all humans struggling that fittingly mirrors the shifting political climates of Rabin's homeland South Africa at the time; the album was released only a month before the election that brought in Nelson Mandela as leader and brought an end to Apartheid.

"Talk" is an underrated gem in the Yes discography and more than redeems their 80's output. A 4 star album, if not just for "The Endless Dream" alone.

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 Close To The Edge by YES album cover Studio Album, 1972
4.65 | 3507 ratings

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Close To The Edge
Yes Symphonic Prog

Review by Magnum Vaeltaja

5 stars This is an album that has been discussed and reviewed to hell and back again so I'll try to keep this as concise as possible and try to keep things original and interesting.

"Close To The Edge" is a masterpiece; that is already well established. If one were to look at the first three albums of Yes' classic era, they'd find a situation not too much unlike the movie "Rocky". "The Yes Album" is like the trailer and exposition, setting a goal and direction. "Fragile" is like the classic training montage, with its segmented solo pieces forming snippets of the talents at hand. And finally comes "Close To The Edge", the prize fight, the grand spectacle. A powerful catharsis summating the years of work and training and development, the crowning achievement.

There are no weak moments on this record. On all three opuses themes and melodies are highly developed and tie into each other seamlessly, chaos and calm play against each other for a cathartic effect and no musical ideas ever feel too strained or overblown. In all, "Close To The Edge" is one of the golden standards of symphonic prog.

But like I said, that has already been well established by the previous nearly 500 reviews before mine. What I would like to say that doesn't appear to have gained much traction is that, though all three tracks are Olympian-tiered, I believe that "Siberian Khatru" doesn't get enough recognition and is possibly the strongest in the trifecta.

From a strict standpoint of analyzing the music theory of this song, "Siberian Khatru" is a wonderful piece of work. If I had a score of all the song's parts, I could analyze it for weeks without tiring it out. The harmonic and melodic innovations and creativity are impeccable and the frequent time changes are some of the most seamless I've heard in any music. And though its lyrics are Jon Anderson-confirmed nonsense, the song brings about the most clarity and unity in theme and imagery on the album. Steve Howe's subtle rock-and-roll influences hint at the primordial, raw quality of the North Asian landscape while Rick Wakeman's suspended chord motifs enchant the listener with the feeling of overlooking the vast Siberian expanse. Jon Anderson's poetry, cryptic as it is, manages to emulate the trials and tribulations of the humans in this harsh land and the interplay between man and the overwhelming force of nature. This is further amplified by Rick Wakeman's harpsichord solo; the domestic, baroque, eloquent qualities of the instrument counteract the ruggedness of the untamed wild. The song's emotional climax comes, however, at its end, in which several motifs from earlier in the song build upon each other in a thick yet free-flowing instrumental brew reminiscent of the active wilderness of Siberia when eventually Steve Howe's guitar alone shines above the chaos like the aurora on a clear night. And all of this in the most concise time frame on the album!

To summarize, if you like prog rock and have not yet heard "Close To The Edge", you're in for a real treat!

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 Ultimate Yes: 35th Anniversary Collection by YES album cover Boxset/Compilation, 2003
3.13 | 89 ratings

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Ultimate Yes: 35th Anniversary Collection
Yes Symphonic Prog

Review by SouthSideoftheSky
Special Collaborator Symphonic Team

2 stars New World Symphony

The Ultimate Yes is a compilation album that was released to celebrate the band's 35th year of existence. There are several different versions of the collection with somewhat different tracks and running order. The version that is available on Spotify in my territory oddly doesn't include anything more recent than (a remix of the title track from) Big Generator. Only the US version covers the whole 35 year history of the band with inclusions from Union, Talk, Open Your Eyes, The Ladder, and Magnification (the latter being their most recent studio album at the time of this compilation).

For fans of the band The Ultimate Yes is of limited interest as most of the tracks here were previously released on the regular studio albums. There are however a few previously unreleased tracks that may be of some interest for fans and collectors. These include a new edit of Soon (a bit longer than the original single edit), the aforementioned remix of Big Generator, a single edit of The Calling, and a radio edit of Homeworld (The Ladder). The single edits of America and It Can Happen are bound to be in your collection already, especially as they were included as bonus tracks on the remastered CD editions of Close To The Edge and 90125 respectively.

There is also a bonus disc with some acoustic recordings including Roundabout and South Side Of The Sky. Show Me is a new song by Jon Anderson that was performed on the band's tour at the time. These acoustic arrangements can be heard on the Yes Acoustic DVD and some of them also on the Songs From Tsongas: 35th Anniversary Concert DVD. If you like me already own both Yes Acoustic and Songs From Tsongas, The Ultimate Yes does not offer that much extra. However, Australia and New World Symphony are new recordings that are not to my knowledge available elsewhere. These are solo numbers by Steve Howe and Chris Squire respectively that round off the bonus disc. New World Symphony is a more fitting closer now than it was at the time considering Squire's untimely passing.

If you want "the ultimate Yes" you must invest in the entire back catalogue, nothing short of that will do.

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 Tales From Topographic Oceans by YES album cover Studio Album, 1973
3.88 | 1912 ratings

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Tales From Topographic Oceans
Yes Symphonic Prog

Review by VianaProghead

5 stars Review Nš 9

This is my first review of a Yes album. I bought my vinyl copy in 1976 and it became my first album from them. The main reason to be it my first choice to review a Yes' work on this site, besides being my first album from the band, is especially due to other two factors. In the first place, I always loved and considered it one of the best albums ever made. In the second place, it's one of the most controversial progressive albums, probably the biggest of all, and it's also one of the albums that most divided critics, fans and even the band members.

'Tales From Topographic Oceans' is the sixth studio album by Yes and was released in 1973. It topped the British charts and reached number 6 on the American charts. Originally, it was a double vinyl LP, consisting of a theme divided into four parts with about 20 minutes length each one, with some religious concepts, and which has broken all the previous artistic boundaries. It was a project of Jon Anderson and Steve Howe, completed by musical ideas and arrangements by Chris Squire, Alan White and Rick Wakeman. As I wrote above, when the album was released the reactions were divided between fans and critics, and it even provoked divisions within the band members. For instance, Wakeman who publicly derided the album, was forced to leave Yes at the end of the recording sessions. He was been replaced by Patrick Moraz on their next seventh studio album 'Relayer', released in 1974. He only returned to Yes, in 1977, when they released their eighth studio album 'Going For The One'.

'Tales From Topographic Oceans' is a concept album based upon Anderson's interpretation of four classes of an Hindu Scripture, collectively named Shastras, based from Paramahansa Yogananda's book, the 'Autobiography Of A Yogi'. In 1973, Anderson was introduced to Yogananda's book, at Bruford's wedding reception by Jamie Muir, then the King Crimson's percussionist. So, from there, Anderson managed to create the Yes' strongest and most spiritual lyrics, and as we can imagine, the concept itself is enough to bring goose bumps to many people.

'Tales From Topographic Oceans' has four tracks. The first track 'The Revealing Science Of God (Dance Of The Dawn)' is a brilliant piece of music. Lyrically, it examines the depth of the past and displays the ongoing search of God. Musically, it's beautifully built in the beginning, with ethereal passages in the middle and with a climax ending, which bring to the track an incredible finish. This is, in my humble opinion, one of the best pieces of music ever written. The second track 'The Remembering (High The Memory)' is a very complex piece of music. Lyrically, it affirms that the past informs our current thoughts. Musically, it's one of the Yes most ambient pieces of music. It relies heavily textures and ambient atmospheres to communicate the musical ideas. Their melodies are some of the most subtly powerful musical moments that I have ever experienced. The third track 'The Ancient (Giants Under The Sun)' continues in the correct musical direction of the all album. Lyrically, it explores history previous to human memory and reflects on past civilizations. Musically, it continues the ethereal and oceanic dreaminess of the previous track. It adds a raw and powerful edginess that really pulls the album together. It doesn't disappoint me, even in a slightest moment. The fourth track 'Ritual (Nous Sommes Du Soleil)' represents an excellent end to the album. Lyrically, it portrays the positive results of the battle with the evil. Musically, it's a very complex composition, where the pieces are the music built around regular beats that ease us to emulate the melody. This is the best known part of the album and it brings to it a real fitting climax, both sentimental as mysterious.

The art work of the album (design and illustration) was made by Roger Dean. He designed many of the group's albums, forming a continuing story in pictures. Dean has also created the Yes' logo. The cover of the album has often been included in lists of the best album covers of all time. Dean is one of the most famous artists on albums covers.

Conclusion: 'Tales From Topographic Oceans' is a very innovator and courageous album that deserves to be more considered and better rated on Progarchives. In my humble opinion, this isn't an album too pretentious, ambitious, megalomaniac and lengthy, as some say. It's as good as it gets for Yes, besides 'Close To The Edge' and 'Relayer'. It's practically impossible to follow up a masterpiece like 'Close To The Edge', without disappointing a great amount of fans. However, I am convinced that it suffers for being a concept album released in the 70's. If it had been able to be recorded on one only CD, I sincerely think that it would be even a better album, and probably better appreciated. I sincerely think that 'Tales From Topographic Oceans' belongs to the rare albums that achieved the status of being one of the best masterpieces of all time. Unfortunately, it soon became a Yes too underappreciated piece of music.

Prog is my Ferrari. Jem Godfrey (Frost*)

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 Progeny - Seven Shows from Seventy-Two by YES album cover Live, 2015
4.50 | 29 ratings

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Progeny - Seven Shows from Seventy-Two
Yes Symphonic Prog

Review by Fido73

5 stars A must !! If you where ever in doubt about this box set, don't be, this is the best live representation of a band at their peak. But 7 shows with the same setlist? really?!? Yep! 7 shows with the same setlist. But, with not the same atmosphere each night, not the same intensity and playing in each song, also you have all the original banter between each songs. Just for the gasp from the audience when Close To The Edge start, is enough to grant a buy. And also, it sound 100% better than Yessong. If your a true Yes fan, and you don't own it, what are you waiting for?!? If you like Yes, but not enough to spend 90$ on a live box set, you can still buy the 2 disc version, a highlight from the 7 shows on the box set. Finally a box set that truly, is taylor made for the longtime Yes fan that I am. Nothing less that 5 stars, a masterpiece, live box set, of progressive rock music.

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 Progeny - Seven Shows from Seventy-Two by YES album cover Live, 2015
4.50 | 29 ratings

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Progeny - Seven Shows from Seventy-Two
Yes Symphonic Prog

Review by CassandraLeo

5 stars The question looming over everyone's heads when this box set was released was no doubt: Does anyone really need seven additional versions of these ten songs? The answer turns out to be an unequivocal yes. Despite the recent departure of Bill Bruford, Yes were unquestionably on a musical peak when these shows were recorded, with many of the songs exceeding the quality of the studio versions in every version here ("Yours Is No Disgrace" stands out), and the performances actually vary significantly from night to night, and in some cases, radically; for example, Howe's solo set sometimes bookends "Mood for a Day" with excerpts of "Clap", and sometimes plays one before the other. The band also delves into improvisation at times, with "Yours Is No Disgrace" almost doubling in length in the Nassau performance. Rhino also has to be commended for doing a superb job with the packaging; there are liberal doses of Roger Dean artwork and extensive essays from Syd Schwarz and Brian Kehew on the background of the recordings and the technical process behind the remastering of the material, respectively. It should finally be mentioned that the sound quality is superb. There have never been better- sounding live recordings of this material, and Rhino's engineers wisely avoided subjecting the material to any "loudness war" shenanigans. This music sounds as clear as if you were in the audience. This set is strongly recommended, and will undoubtedly be a future classic of prog music.

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 Drama by YES album cover Studio Album, 1980
3.76 | 1294 ratings

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Drama
Yes Symphonic Prog

Review by Prog Leviathan
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4 stars Yes is one of my favorite bands. At their best the group is incomparable. At their worst, well, they're also incomparable. With that in mind, I held off exploring Drama for years because of two reasons: first, it came out in the '80's, at the tail end of what I consider to be band's weakest albums (Tormato), and second, it doesn't feature Anderson on vocals.

I am very very happy I finally decided listen to Drama. Not only are my assumptions wrong - it's actually one of the band's best albums. It is short, high-energy, precise, creative, and very artistic. There is more feeling and excitement on these all- too-brief 36 minutes of music that can be heard on the band's entire 90's catalog. Every song is a winner and probably belong on the Yes highlight reel. Considering it was made more than 30 years ago, it sounds very polished and modern. It's a great example of Yes blending melodic pop with their ambitious song structures and instrumentals. A lot of this is thanks to the keyboards of Downes, who fills the album with sound and yet somehow manages to feel understated and classy. This is a big change to most albums with Wakeman, whose overwhelming sound came across as comical and contrived.

Trevor Horn's vocals are outstanding. He sings in the same register as Anderson but with a somewhat more mellow feel. I love Anderson but feel that his presence isn't missed on this album. The lyrics may not be as wonderfully cryptic as the band's peak output, but they are still memorable.

Drama is probably one of the best prog albums of the '80's, at least by a "classic" prog-rock group, and definitely belongs in every Yes fans' library.

Songwriting: 4 - Instrumental Performances: 4 - Lyrics/Vocals: 4 - Style/Emotion/Replay: 5

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 Like It Is - Yes at the Mesa Arts Centre by YES album cover Live, 2015
3.85 | 14 ratings

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Like It Is - Yes at the Mesa Arts Centre
Yes Symphonic Prog

Review by rdtprog
Special Collaborator Heavy Prog Team

4 stars This is the suite of the Yes live at the Bristol Hippodrome of last year, recorded this time in Arizona, August 2014. It represents something special, because it's the last Chris Squire presence on a DVD release. They could have put those two shows on 1 Blu-Ray since it's only 1 hour and a half each show, or at least gives us a complete concert with the encore. The visuals have more importance on this one than on the previous DVD that had a poor light show. The camera angles gives us a better view of the whole stage. In the first minutes of "Close to the Edge", the video and the audio are not synced up correctly for a few seconds. But the stereo mix is fine with each instruments clearly heard. I can't help myself to have a closer look at Chris Squire who was looking like at any other shows with his finger and leg in the air, and thinking that there's no justice when someone is hit by a disease that led him to the inevitable in only one month. I surprised myself enjoying again the song "Roundabout" again after so many years with the unique Steve Howe guitar sound that i always enjoy. In the song "Cans and Brahms", Downes has to put his glasses on to read the notes.After the two shorts songs, "South Side of the Sky" that the band brought back about ten years ago is that nice little epic song that display some piano lines that could be perceive like a metaphor for someone climbing a mountain. I forgot about that little instrumental piece "5% for Nothing" that doesn't sound like Yes. It is in fact a Billl Bruford contribution and a joke on the music business. And how appropriate to see near the end of the show the song "Fish" with the unique solo and huge bass sound of Squire. I could not imagine Billy Sherwood replicate this in the future. For me this is a more enjoyable release than the Bristol show, and i am sure that many Yes fans will want this to complete their collection

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