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Active since 1968 with varying formations - Two major hiatus between 1981-1983 and 2004-2008

YES formed in London (UK) 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 surprisingly "The Ladder") but this is the last great album.

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3.25 | 1238 ratings
Yes
1969
3.29 | 1290 ratings
Time And A Word
1970
4.30 | 2679 ratings
The Yes Album
1971
4.44 | 3308 ratings
Fragile
1971
4.66 | 4190 ratings
Close To The Edge
1972
3.90 | 2271 ratings
Tales From Topographic Oceans
1973
4.36 | 2858 ratings
Relayer
1974
4.04 | 1886 ratings
Going For The One
1977
2.98 | 1429 ratings
Tormato
1978
3.77 | 1580 ratings
Drama
1980
2.97 | 1470 ratings
90125
1983
2.51 | 1074 ratings
Big Generator
1987
2.50 | 990 ratings
Union
1991
3.05 | 900 ratings
Talk
1994
2.03 | 786 ratings
Open Your Eyes
1997
3.27 | 923 ratings
The Ladder
1999
3.74 | 1051 ratings
Magnification
2001
3.40 | 1046 ratings
Fly From Here
2011
2.37 | 562 ratings
Heaven & Earth
2014
3.11 | 66 ratings
Fly From Here - Return Trip
2018

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

4.33 | 908 ratings
Yessongs
1973
3.64 | 471 ratings
Yesshows
1980
2.27 | 242 ratings
9012 Live: The Solos
1985
4.11 | 490 ratings
Keys to Ascension
1996
3.97 | 458 ratings
Keys to Ascension 2
1997
2.58 | 137 ratings
BBC Sessions 1969-1970 Something's Coming (2 Cds)
1997
3.58 | 206 ratings
House of Yes: Live From the House of Blues
2000
2.66 | 38 ratings
Extended Versions
2002
2.88 | 36 ratings
Roundabout: The Best Of Yes- Live
2003
3.85 | 178 ratings
Live at Montreux 2003
2007
4.22 | 286 ratings
Symphonic Live
2009
4.48 | 159 ratings
Keys To Ascension (Full)
2010
3.30 | 37 ratings
Astral Traveller (The BBC Sessions)
2011
3.53 | 133 ratings
In The Present - Live From Lyon
2011
3.63 | 60 ratings
Union Live
2011
2.77 | 60 ratings
Like It Is: Yes at the Bristol Hippodrome
2014
4.24 | 84 ratings
Progeny - Seven Shows from Seventy-Two
2015
3.34 | 66 ratings
Like It Is - Yes at the Mesa Arts Centre
2015
3.50 | 46 ratings
Topographic Drama: Live Across America
2017
4.09 | 26 ratings
Yes ft. ARW: Live At The Apollo
2018

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

3.66 | 169 ratings
Yessongs (DVD)
1973
3.19 | 101 ratings
9012 LIVE (DVD)
1985
4.12 | 88 ratings
Yesyears (DVD)
1991
3.69 | 42 ratings
The Union Tour Live
1991
2.93 | 54 ratings
Greatest Video Hits
1991
4.25 | 8 ratings
The Best Of MusikLaden Live
1999
3.61 | 118 ratings
House Of Yes: Live From The House Of Blues (DVD)
2000
3.69 | 127 ratings
Keys to Ascension (DVD)
2000
4.59 | 313 ratings
Symphonic Live (DVD)
2002
3.07 | 72 ratings
Yesspeak
2003
2.39 | 81 ratings
Live in Philadelphia 1979
2003
3.12 | 35 ratings
Inside Yes 1968-1973
2003
3.60 | 93 ratings
Yes Acoustic: Guaranteed No Hiss
2004
4.29 | 168 ratings
Songs From Tsongas: 35th Anniversary Concert (DVD)
2005
3.41 | 68 ratings
Live 1975 At Q.P.R. Vol. 1
2005
3.32 | 62 ratings
Live 1975 At Q.P.R. Vol. 2
2005
3.63 | 55 ratings
Yes (Classic Artists)
2006
3.95 | 135 ratings
Montreux 2003 (DVD)
2007
3.83 | 46 ratings
Yes - The New Director's Cut
2008
3.83 | 43 ratings
The Lost Broadcasts
2009
3.18 | 30 ratings
Rock Of The 70's
2009
3.91 | 64 ratings
Union - Live
2010
3.04 | 6 ratings
Live Hemel Hempstead Pavillion October 3rd 1971
2013
3.43 | 17 ratings
Yes ft. ARW: Live At The Apollo
2018

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

3.53 | 11 ratings
2 Originals Of Yes
1973
3.10 | 213 ratings
Yesterdays
1975
3.78 | 178 ratings
Classic Yes
1981
3.27 | 112 ratings
Yesyears
1991
3.46 | 75 ratings
Yesstory
1992
3.02 | 76 ratings
Highlights: The Very Best of Yes
1993
2.56 | 32 ratings
The Best of Yes
2000
3.55 | 465 ratings
Keystudio
2001
2.71 | 22 ratings
Yes-today
2002
4.28 | 121 ratings
In A Word
2002
3.14 | 96 ratings
Ultimate Yes: 35th Anniversary Collection
2003
2.13 | 64 ratings
Remixes
2003
2.52 | 23 ratings
Topography: The Yes Anthology
2004
3.24 | 142 ratings
The Word Is Live
2005
3.88 | 24 ratings
Essentially Yes
2006
3.52 | 18 ratings
Collection 2CD: Yes
2008
5.00 | 2 ratings
Wonderous Stories: The Best of Yes
2011
4.07 | 43 ratings
Progeny: Highlights From Seventy-Two
2015
4.65 | 17 ratings
The Steven Wilson Remixes
2018

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

4.28 | 22 ratings
Something's Coming
1969
3.47 | 15 ratings
Looking Around
1969
2.82 | 27 ratings
Sweetness / Something's Coming
1969
3.34 | 19 ratings
Sweet Dreams
1970
3.41 | 36 ratings
Time and a Word
1970
3.45 | 46 ratings
Your Move
1971
3.12 | 15 ratings
Roundabout
1972
4.63 | 16 ratings
And You And I (Part 1 & 2)
1972
2.87 | 48 ratings
America
1972
4.74 | 19 ratings
And You And I
1974
3.24 | 16 ratings
Soon
1976
3.24 | 38 ratings
Soon - Sound Chaser - Roundabout
1976
2.40 | 15 ratings
Yes Solos
1976
3.66 | 39 ratings
Wonderous Stories 12''
1977
4.04 | 38 ratings
Going For The One 12''
1977
4.20 | 11 ratings
Turn Of The Century
1977
2.66 | 49 ratings
Don't Kill The Whale
1978
3.01 | 36 ratings
Into The Lens
1980
4.23 | 43 ratings
Roundabout
1981
2.36 | 42 ratings
Owner of a Lonely Heart (promo single)
1983
2.17 | 46 ratings
Owner Of A Lonely Heart
1983
2.69 | 37 ratings
Leave It
1984
2.82 | 21 ratings
Twelve Inches on Tape
1984
3.09 | 32 ratings
It Can Happen
1984
2.39 | 9 ratings
Rhythm Of Love
1987
2.93 | 30 ratings
Love Will Find A Way
1987
2.25 | 38 ratings
Rhythm Of Love (2)
1987
3.33 | 20 ratings
Saving My Heart
1991
2.56 | 40 ratings
Owner Of A Lonely Heart
1991
2.48 | 10 ratings
Lift Me Up
1991
2.76 | 19 ratings
Make It Easy
1991
2.60 | 11 ratings
Yesyears - Sampler
1991
2.60 | 25 ratings
The Calling
1994
3.00 | 2 ratings
Lightning Strikes (She Ay ... Do Wa Bap)
1999
2.82 | 71 ratings
YesSymphonic
2001
2.08 | 5 ratings
Selections From The Word Is Live
2005
3.05 | 63 ratings
We Can Fly
2011

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 Close To The Edge by YES album cover Studio Album, 1972
4.66 | 4190 ratings

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Close To The Edge
Yes Symphonic Prog

Review by The Crow
Prog Reviewer

5 stars And finally, Yes released their absolute masterpiece!

Close to the Edge is a beautiful, extremely complex and very well produced album. Short, very well composed and with no filler moments. Every member of the band was in top form and Wakeman shines even more than in Fragile, making a very advanced work on keyboards and synthesizers which would make a great impact through the years. The end of I Get Up I Get Down sounds like Vangelis's Blade Runner ten years after the release of this soundtrack!

The song Close to the edge is the first true epic of the band and it's an absolute joy of polyrhythms, polymetric passages, polyphonic choirs, cross-beats and very accessible and catchy at the same time. And You and I is mellower, more folk and a bit simpler but equally good, with very spiritual lyrics, another beautiful keyboard work from Wakeman and a great job from Howe in the acoustics. Siberian Kathru is a crazy mixture of world music with oriental melodies, medieval influences and an outstanding instrumental work very influenced by some contemporary jazz fusion bands like Mahavishnu Orchestra.

Best Tracks: every one of the three songs are fantastic!

Conclusion: with the excellent musical and instrumental basis of Fragile, Yes was able to expand their sound with other influences typical of the beginning of the 70's like electronic, jazz fusion and folk creating a true progressive masterpiece full of incredible passages, marvelous musicianship and an outstanding pharaonic production.

One of the best albums in rock music history! And of course, the peak in Yes's career.

My rating: *****

 Fragile by YES album cover Studio Album, 1971
4.44 | 3308 ratings

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Fragile
Yes Symphonic Prog

Review by The Crow
Prog Reviewer

4 stars And finally, Rick Wakeman arrived!

After the average debut Yes, the better Time and a Word and the fine The Yes Album, Fragile was in my opinion the first truly great Yes record and Wakeman was the perfect fit for the band. His spectacular style of playing fuses perfectly with the playful guitars of Howe, the mellow bass of Squire, the powerful drumming of Bruford and the soft and high-pitched voice of Anderson.

Since the beginning of the album with the tremendous Roundabout, is clear that Wakeman is here to have a good part of protagonism in Yes's music. And because of that, the definitive sound of Yes can be heard for the first time in Fragile, which sadly also contains a pair of lackluster tracks (the innocuous Cans and Brahms and We Have Heaven, and the silly Five Percent for Nothing) which prevents this album to have the maximum rating.

Best Tracks: Roundabout (incredible keyboards and marvelous chorus for one of the best songs in the entire Yes's career!), South Side of the Sky (incredible riffs from Howe!), Long Distance Runaround (the verses are great, with its syncopated riffs of bass and guitar) and Mood For a Day (a song with strong influence of Spanish classical music in the vein of Isaac Albeniz!)

Conclusion: Fragile was the introduction of the definitive Yes's line up with Wakeman finally on keys! It contains some truly great songs and despite the three weak tracks that I mentioned before and the also not so brilliant and too repetitive long composition Heart of the Sunrise, it's a true pleasure to the ears and an immortal prog-rock classic!

My rating: ****

 Time And A Word by YES album cover Studio Album, 1970
3.29 | 1290 ratings

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Time And A Word
Yes Symphonic Prog

Review by The Crow
Prog Reviewer

3 stars Second album of Yes and the last with their original line-up!

And here, in comparison with their debut from 1969, we can hear a much more orchestral album with some really competent compositions and fine playing from all the members. They are not at the same level that they would reach years later with Steve Howe and Rick Wakeman in the line-up, but the musicianship is good enough to be surprising and interesting almost the whole record.

But of course, the best here is Chris Squire, being his bass simply spectacular in tracks like Astral Traveler. Jon Anderson also makes a fine job, demonstration what a great singer he is.

The rest of the album is a good example of early symphonic rock with tons of progressions but with a pop feeling that Yes would never abandon through their whole career.

Best Tracks: No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed (fine homage to Jerome Moross), The Prophet (beautiful melodies in this one), Astral Traveler (the most instrumentally spectacular track of the album) and Dear Father (I really don't know why, but I always loved this little song)

Conclusion: in Time and a Work Yes was still experimenting in the search of their true personality, and despite some lackluster moments (the cheesy Sweet Dreams and the not so interesting Time and a Word) the result was a fine symphonic rock album influenced by The Moody Blues with beautiful orchestral arrangements and a pair of very good songs.

In The Yes Album they finally incorporated Steve Howe playing guitars, saying goodbye to Peter Banks. And the rest is just history!

My rating: ***

 Drama by YES album cover Studio Album, 1980
3.77 | 1580 ratings

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Drama
Yes Symphonic Prog

Review by GruvanDahlman
Collaborator Heavy Prog Team

4 stars I love Yes and they are one of the truly great pioneers of the whole genre. I know, I'm not kicking any doors down by saying that but there are albums in their discography that are, rightly so, up for debate. The last album of the 70's ("Tormato") is decidedly one of those. The first one of the 80's is another. "Drama" is one of the underdogs of prog. A seemingly one-off event that sometimes gets treated in a less than amiable way. I am happy to say that most of the reviewers on PA seems to share my point of view.

The Yes of 1980 lacks both Jon Anderson and the maestro Rick Wakeman but boasts both Trevor Horne and Geoff Downes. By what might be surmised when listening to "Tormato" the steam seemed to have left the engine of the band and what remained was a more or less foul smelling puddle of only simmering liquid. Messieurs Downes and Horn seemed to gel perfectly with the three remaining members and obviously shared the same view on which path to take. The result is an invigorated and updated version of the mighty Yes. There is no denying this is Yes. A lot of the ingredients that made their albums so fantastic in the first place remains. Squires bass, Howes guitars and Whites drums. Enter new blood and the result is staggering.

It all begins with some of the heaviest pieces recorded by the band, "Machine Messiah". This is ten minutes of progressive bliss that gives homage to everything that came before but still sounds different and more in tune with the new decade. "Into the lens" is absolutely stunning in it's playful and bass heavy arrangement. Absolutely brilliant. As is the spacey "Run through the light" which offers us yet another of what ought to be a Yes classic. I love the vocal lines and the keyboards that adds such a sumptuous and scrumptious texture to the whole affair.

"Drama" falls very easily down the roadside and seems an anonymous affair and still it ranks, for me, as one of their best efforts. No, it might not be "Fragile" or "Close to the edge" but it is something else, which probably was needed in the light of everything. I love it. Hopefully you will too.

 Talk by YES album cover Studio Album, 1994
3.05 | 900 ratings

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Talk
Yes Symphonic Prog

Review by GruvanDahlman
Collaborator Heavy Prog Team

3 stars Just like most people I made myself acquainted with the mighty Yes by discovering and exploring the early albums. I started with "Fragile", moved on to "Close to the edge" and from there I devoured every album they made between 1969 and 1980. Loving them all (apart from "Tormato" which I still find a bit hard to digest), despite or because of their differences, I was hooked. I came to avoid the albums after "Drama", feeling sick when hearing the things they put out on "90125" and "Big generator". While they performed immaculate on a musical level, the material in itself seemed devoid of the spirit and heart of the Yes I loved and adored. I never ventured further than that. There was no Eldorado to be found, however much jungle I was plowing through. The treasures had already been found.

As the years progress one's taste and interest in music and bands transform and alter the (by some given point) current state of affairs. "Union" wasn't the biggest thing since powdered milk, I think most people agree with me, but then the band found something of a renewed spirit on "Talk" from 1994. I was hesitant, reluctant and doubtful whether or not they actually had been able to record anything worth listening to. The simple answer is, yes they managed.

Don't get me wrong. This is the Yes (albeit with a different lineup) that went down Poppy Road ande never seemed to look back. The album is full of pop elements but, and there is a big but, they also looked back to the glory days to the times where they created some of the most wonderfully complex progressive rock ever to reach anyones ears. Considering that "Talk" was released 25 years after their first album and that the musical landscape had changed radically, and so also their own musical outlook, this is a in parts glorious return to form. And while a lot of the material is very, very pop I find so much to cherish on this album.

The first track that really stuck with me, even after a first listen, was "Real love" which is such a great song. The wondrous story (!) about this song is that it holds a section of unexpected heaviness. I have rarely heard them play in such a heavy mode. It really blew me away. The other great track, and the best of the lot, is the three part "Endless dream". It's not another "Close to the edge" or (one of my personal favorites) "Awaken" but it's really, really good and signals something that I really do appreciate, a slight return to the epic song writing of the past. There are other tracks aswell but these are my favorites on the album.

The cover, I must add, leaves a lot to wish for. There is absolutely nothing there to cherish. I mean "Union" had at least a great cover. This is just awful. It looks like commercial for some hip 90's shoes, or something. The other thing that is sort of regrettable is that most of the song titles are, if not daft, totally lacking the fantastic, mindboggling titles of the past. I mean, judging only by the title, I would rather listen to "The revealing science of God" than "I am waiting" or "Real love". But then again, this is the mid 90's. Only "Endless dream" gives me the urge to explore. All songs do however have a real quality to them, poppy-fied or not, and offers the listener a slice of really good (not extremely complex though) progressive rock the way it sounded back in the decade prior to the new millenium. Genesis went down the same path.

My advise to anyone reading this is that try this one out for size. It might just change the way you feel about Yes post-1980. It's bloody darn good for an album made long after the initial heyday of prog.

 Yes ft. ARW: Live At The Apollo by YES album cover Live, 2018
4.09 | 26 ratings

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Yes ft. ARW: Live At The Apollo
Yes Symphonic Prog

Review by Murphy

4 stars In all candour I had no great expectations of this release but what an unexpected surprise it turns out to be:- As you might expect the playing is stellar and for a guy in his seventies Jon Anderson is in absolutely terrific voice even if his between song banter has him away with the fairies, (twas ever thus!). The material is a mixture of the old standards with some 80's "90125" and even "Union" stuff thrown in. The arrangements on some of the songs have been subtly altered but still sound great.

For any fans put off by the lack lustre offerings being knocked out by the other "Yes" (who frankly look and sound like a group going through the motions) this is a must see or hear from a Band who look and better yet; sound like they are having a great time of it. Yes the dubbed over crowd noise is bloody annoying in places and the artwork looks like something K-tel might have re rejected but don't let that put you off.

Four and a half stars (half a star docked for the crowd noise and cheesy artwork).

 Close To The Edge by YES album cover Studio Album, 1972
4.66 | 4190 ratings

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Close To The Edge
Yes Symphonic Prog

Review by Patrick_Schlies

5 stars I like Close to the Edge. It's a good album, but I must say it's overrated. The Title track is Yes' best song for sure. It starts with this chaotic jam, that builds to a lovely guitar melody, than the main groove comes in joined by vocal harmonies galore. A few minutes later, things have become almost silent and Chris Squire's background vocals come in with some sweet melodies by Jon Anderson. The Organ kicks in, and then we're back to the groove. It Finally build up to one of the most eargasmic moments of all music when Jon belts out I GET UUUUUUP, I GET DOOOOOOOOOOOWN three times. One of prog's best epics. And You And I starts off as a nice folky acoustic tune, but turns into a melotron masterpiece. And lastly Siberian Khatru. It begins with some mysterious guitar licks, but really gets started when Steve Howe lays out the grooviest guitar riff of all time. Despite all that, the track goes on a minute or two too long. Every time I finish listening to the album I can't help but feel something's missing, it all happens so fast. While I don't consider it Yes's best work (much less prog's), it's a great album nonetheless.
 Yes ft. ARW: Live At The Apollo  by YES album cover DVD/Video, 2018
3.43 | 17 ratings

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Yes ft. ARW: Live At The Apollo
Yes Symphonic Prog

Review by Muumi

5 stars Yes has never sounded and looked better on digital format. Who would have imagined that after about fifteen years later since Anderson last time appeared on Yes dvd live at Tsongas, he would do miracle and give perfect sounding vocals for live in Apollo blu-ray. I think it's amazing. This is an amazing release with so superriorily playing band that I have to announce that Yes has never sounded better on digital format. All five band members does excellent job, not only playing well, but also by brinning these old songs back to life as they were, with warm hearted profeccionalism. No one can replace Jon Anderson, but other band members also feels unreplaceable. This is best Yes line up at the moment, no doubt. I just wish this same group would do more of this as long as they are able. Highest recommendations!
 Yes ft. ARW: Live At The Apollo  by YES album cover DVD/Video, 2018
3.43 | 17 ratings

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Yes ft. ARW: Live At The Apollo
Yes Symphonic Prog

Review by rdtprog
Special Collaborator RPI / Symphonic Prog Team

3 stars It's a good thing that Yes had many line-up changes in their career, that's maybe why they still play live after 50 years. They have a large directory of musicians to choose from each time someone left the band, And not only that, I don't know how many times Rick Wakeman, Trevor Rabin, and Jon Anderson left the band and come back. It's like a broken family that still have some love for each other despite many conflicts... Let's get to the main dish: Yes "Live At the Apollo"(Blu-Ray) It's no surprise that with Trevor Rabin on guitar we have some songs from his past experience with the band: "Changes", "Hold On", etc., and the miserable "Rhythm of Love". I am glad that they did "Lift Me Up" from the badly criticise "Union" album. And we have the classic songs of 8 minutes plus including "Awaken" with a new intro thanks to Rabin and the new drummer Louis Molino III. It's also the return of Rick Wakeman who have a bigger symphonic style then Downes who has toured with Yes recently.

The picture is sharp and the audio nice, except that they put more work into adding fake audience noise instead of doing a proper surround mix. Lee Pomeroy is on bass, he's been with Steve Hackett. He has the task to play a short version of "The Fish", and he succeeds nicely. We have a 2 hours show (30 minutes more than previous live releases) with no extra. For those fans who can't get enough Yes. I am still waiting for some great new fresh album, which probably will never materialize.

 Yes ft. ARW: Live At The Apollo  by YES album cover DVD/Video, 2018
3.43 | 17 ratings

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Yes ft. ARW: Live At The Apollo
Yes Symphonic Prog

Review by Bilkaim

2 stars I was literally thrilled by the fact I'll be seeing Yes with Jon Anderson once again on a glorious blu ray format, even though there are, sadly, two Yeses at the moment; Chris was gone and Steve Howe is playing with a guy who, to be honest, is a good singer, but totally desecrates the spirit of Yes music when involve himself in singing things like "Close to the Edge" or "And You and I". But after watching the concert for about half an hour my only impression was disappointment and sadness. First of all, in my opinion, the production is terrible, you may hardly hear the sound of drums, especially the soft tones, there is too much noise in the whole event and the guitar help this version of Yes look like an average melodic rock band. Trevor Rabin is simply not a proper replace for Steve Howe. On "And You and I" there is no acoustic guitar, not to mention the slide guitar and the sensitive way of playing which makes Steve Howe's contribution so unique and exciting. Jon Anderson, as usual, is excellent, the rest of the band was simply doing its job. The repertoire is generally acceptable and expected, even though I don't like the 90125 stuff. This was, I would suppose, an event for a live experience, not for a home watching. My hard recommendation is Live at Montreux 2003. Live at the Apollo - definitely not my cup of tea.
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