For the next few years, Yes moved from strength to strength.

Regarded as one of the pioneers of the progressive genre, Yes are known for their lengthy songs, mystical lyrics, elaborate album art, and live stage sets. They quickly made a name for themselves on the London club scene, and got a prime gig opening Cream’s farewell concert at the Royal Albert Hall. The ’80s and ’90s found the band shedding and regaining members, leaving their original label, Atlantic/Atco, for Arista, then a string of indies, and even seeing four of their key players forming the spinoff group Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe. Yes are an English rock band who achieved worldwide success with their progressive, art, and symphonic style of rock music. Vrijwel direct werd er begonnen met het schrijven van nummers, waarbij Sweetness … I skipped the members’ various solo releases, ’cause holy fuck, there are a lot of them, and there are already 33 titles in this roundup. Yes are an English rock band who achieved worldwide success with their progressive, art, and symphonic style of rock music. Over the years they have released 21 studio albums, 14 live albums, 35 compilation albums, 28 singles and 22 videos. Well-known and influential mainstream progressive from the 1970's, and still around in some form ever since, they … these strange sounds and these strange long compositions made me curious. 1 – The Butcher Shoppe Sessions.

My favourite Yes moment (and there have been many), was lying back on a poolside lounger in Tahiti listening to "The Revealing science of God", from the live album "Keys to ascension 1", as I had a very much elongated moment of revelation... that life could REALLY be this good! The records got worse (Tormato in particular), and Anderson and Wakeman both quit in 1980, causing the remaining members to absorb new-wave duo the Buggles (Geoff Downes and Trevor Horn) for the Drama album. I think the most creative years of the band were 1971-74. This is a discography of the English progressive rock band Yes.Over the years they have released 21 studio albums, 14 live albums, 35 compilation albums, 28 singles and 22 videos. The first single, “Owner Of A Lonely Heart,” went to #1, and the album sold more than six million copies. And while they continue to write and record new material, their concerts are still dominated by 40-year-old songs; indeed, in 2014, they performed a “Three Albums Tour,” during which they played The Yes Album, Close To The Edge and Going For The One in their entirety, and followed that up with a tour showcasing Fragile and Close To The Edge, plus a “greatest hits”/new-material mini-set at the end. They're also one of rock's weirdest bands. Yes is het debuutalbum van de Britse progressieve rockband Yes.Yes werd gevormd door enkele leden van de oorspronkelijke groep Mabel Greer's Toyshop, te weten Chris Squire en Peter Banks.Nadat zij in een club in Londen Jon Anderson waren tegengekomen vormden ze een nieuwe band en werd de naam veranderd in Yes. Pretty simple really. Just listen to anything that Yes did in the '60's or '70's and you're bound to see why (unless of course you've been blinded by modern society). These days, Yes are a legacy act. Of course, it couldn’t last. 1970 - 77 is a pretty good period. like GENESIS.

But they’ve had a staggering number of lineup fluctuations — the only constant presence has been bassist Chris Squire — to the point that their last two singers have been recruited from Yes cover bands. My first contact with Yes music was in 1976. So … enjoy!

To this day, I am true to this band and still enjoy their extraordinary compositions. At worst they can be dull as dish-water. I also included the debut by Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe, because honestly it’s got more of a claim to being a Yes album than some Yes albums do. Open Mike Eagle – Anime Trauma And Divorce, Sturgill Simpson – Cuttin’ Grass Vol. As the ’70s wore on, Yes began to be a band in turmoil. The very good reason is that they are in fact the best band that has ever existed on this particular planet.

Yes at best can be mental, wild ,incoherent...awesome! Each album — Fragile, Close To The Edge, Tales From Topographic Oceans, the live Yessongs — was rapturously received, and they began selling out larger and larger venues. Yes are one of the flagship acts of progressive rock.

Their last two singers, Benoît David and Jon Davison, have been former members of Yes cover bands.

We must have waited all our lives for this moment, moment, moment, moment, MOMENT! They’re also one of rock’s weirdest bands. Yes is, for a very good reason, my very favourite band on the planet. Regarded as one of the pioneers of the progressive genre, Yes are known for their lengthy songs, mystical lyrics, elaborate album art, and live stage sets. They revered "The King," but not Presley -- Crimson. All bootlegs are free to download. Their first two albums were moderately successful, but they didn’t really develop their own sound until their third, simply titled The Yes Album. Something's Coming: The BBC Recordings 1969–1970, Like It Is: Yes at the Bristol Hippodrome, The Ultimate Yes: 35th Anniversary Collection, "australian-charts.com – Discography Yes", "Yes – 9012 Live – The Solos – austriancharts.at", https://www.allmusic.com/artist/p5891/charts-awards, Recording Industry Association of America, https://www.allmusic.com/artist/p5891/charts-awards/billboard-singles, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Yes_discography&oldid=975539374, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, "No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed" (1970), This page was last edited on 29 August 2020, at 03:15. That disc was also Tony Kaye’s last work with the group; he was replaced by Rick Wakeman, and the band’s classic era commenced. Yes were formed in the summer of 1968 by Chris Squire and Jon Anderson, who recruited guitarist Peter Banks, keyboardist Tony Kaye, and drummer Bill Bruford. The big run in 'Gates Of Delerium', the big flow in 'The Remembering', 'Close To The Edge' a.s.o., you can always have a glimpse on ingenious moments when you dig into the depths of the music, no matter if it's 'Big Generator', 'Magnification' or 'Fragile'. Then the band flat-out broke up … until 1983, when they came back, with Anderson returned to the fold and Horn producing, and made 90125, their most commercially successful album to date. This roundup includes every Yes studio album, and the majority of their live releases, including the brand-new, mind-crushing box Progeny: Seven Shows From Seventy-Two, which (as its title implies) includes seven full concerts from the Close To The Edge tour on 14 CDs. This is a discography of the English progressive rock band Yes. No fewer than 18 musicians have been a part of the band's line-up, with its current form comprising singer. They’ve released three albums of new material in the 2000s, only one of them with Jon Anderson singing; he left the group for good in 2008, after years of health issues. Yes biography 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). They’re some of the most talented and technically skilled musicians in rock history, but it’s a safe bet that the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame will burn to the ground before they’ll be inducted. But Tales proved to be a stumble; critics and some fans rebelled against the idea of a four-song double LP. Songs Of The Earth is a Yes fansite with audio and video bootlegs of the band YES. Their best and most brillant moments can be found when they dare something: In the most abstract and adventurous pieces.

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Here are the best Yes albums of all time, including pictures of the album covers when available. Their services consisted of mostly instrumental, hour-long songs chock full of synth solos, endless guitar noodlings, medieval themes, and formulaic changes. Indeed, the band became poster children for bloated ’70s rock excess, with Wakeman a particular figure of fun for things like wearing a cape onstage and ordering takeout dinner delivered to his keyboard during other bandmembers’ extended solos. YES were a very influential band for me as a boy and as a person. (Very sadly, just yesterday, Squire revealed that he has been diagnosed with Acute Erythroid Leukemia, and will be receiving treatment over the next few months. Yes are one of the flagship acts of progressive rock. Its disciples were called mathemagicians.

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Their best music is intense and aggressive, incorporating influences from jazz, folk, and country, but blending them with wild synthesizer explorations, crazed art-boogie guitar shredding, bass louder than most metal bands’, crushingly complex drumming, and Jon Anderson’s unique, highly recognizable upper-register vocals. At their mid-’70s peak, they were imaginative and self-indulgent enough to release a double album with one song on each side; a decade later, they partnered with producer Trevor Horn (Art Of Noise, Frankie Goes To Hollywood) and created one of the biggest hit singles of the ’80s. there is more expression possible in music than 'let's twist again'? Ultimately, he left the band after the Tales tour, though he’d be back — and gone, and back again. Yes are a difficult band to sum up in only a few words, quite often utterly brilliant , sometimes absurd and overblown, trying to follow Yes's journey is almost half the fun as the various incarnations emerged, evolved, and re invented themselves. We wish him a speedy recovery.). Beloved by many, Yes are considered to be one of the greatest progressive rock bands of all time. At the age of 16 in 1977 I attended my first Yes concert. FOR SALE: 2.5" HDD with my entire Yes audio bootleg collection in MP3: I can offer you a WD 1TB 2.5" hard disc drive with my collection of Yes audio bootlegs (no ARW, no video). Biography Formed in 1968 with a lineup of Jon Anderson, Peter Banks, Tony Kaye, Chris Squire and Bill Bruford, Yes is one of the few 1970s Progressive Rock bands to survive through to the new millennium. This Yes discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Yes albums can be found at the top of the list. Yes founded the Church of Prog.