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Even on the most disastrous albums (their latest one included), there were always a handful of tracks that stood out, at least a passage or two that stuck after the record ended. The instrumentation is soft and gentle, but it’s Jon Anderson‘s vocals that really stand out. Surprisingly, the musician who impresses me the most here is Peter Banks, a guitarist that time seems to have forgotten under the shadow of Yes‘ canonical riffmaker Steve Howe. By contrast, Yes opens up the scope once again on Tales, no by continuing to up the density in their sound as they had been doing for their career up ’til now, but by relaxing the measurements of time and giving compositions air to breathe. Although Trevor Horn relinquished his vocal duties to Benoit David here, he returns here as the record’s producer. “Future Times / Rejoice” is a finely written, atmospheric song, but it feels like the musicians have each fled to their own little worlds. To be fair, Yes had only truly slipped on 2.5 albums (Union, Open Your Eyes and the first half of Talk) but they hadn’t anything great outside of Magnification either. I’ve mentioned that Close to the Edge is an album most impressive for its band-centered performance, and this remix has acknowledged those strengths and capitalized on them. Widely acclaimed, it has received rave reviews from Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Q and many other publications. Yes‘ transition on 90125 has made it the most polarizing album among fans after Tales from Topographic Oceans. By the time the famed instrumental “battle” takes place, “The Gates of Delirium” has already built a frightening momentum, and a perfect precedent for what is possibly the most impressive passage ever written in progressive rock. I would like to call “New State of Mind” and the catchy title track the highlights of the album (which they are), but those songs would have felt lacklustre even on Big Generator or Union. Maybe number six for me. Like any mid-life career change, the transition Yes made with 90125 was a risk, but it certainly paid off. Without that stress on the composition’s back, new territories are more capably explored. Was I right? The Yes Album would be Tony Kaye's final moment with Yes until his return in the reformed 90125 lineup, being dismissed by the band citing an unwillingness to expand his musical palette with the rest of them. The Yes Album marked Steve Howe as the new guitarist. After taking a break in activity in 1975 for each member to release a solo album and their 1976 North American tour, the band relocated to Montreux, Switzerland to record their next studio album. Copyright © 2010-2020 Prog Sphere. Fragile was Yes' breakthrough album, propelling them in a matter of weeks from a cult act to an international phenomenon; not coincidentally, it also marked the point where all of the elements of the music (and more) that would define their success for more than a decade fell into place fully formed. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Moraz steps in for a fusion key solo towards the end, but it feels sort of underwhelming, given the context of a patchy song structure, and the brilliance the album’s first side had to offer. The good intention is admittedly better than the execution itself, but it’s nonetheless impressive to hear such a young band trying to work a true-to-life symphonic layer into their music. I know many Yes albums don’t consider Fragile to be top three or even top five but I sure do. The instrumentation feels more lively and balanced than before, Chris Squire‘s bass guitar in particular has finally been given a well-deserved showcase in the mix. In spite of the obvious lack of inspiration and synergy, Tormato still manages to be a fairly engaging and surprisingly under-appreciated record, although the band’s better bouts continue to weigh heavily against it by comparison. Things were made infinitely worse when Trevor Rabin left after Talk in 1994; anyone who begs to differ should listen to Open Your Eyes. Although undeniably rooted within prog rock territory, The Yes Album is an incredibly accessible album. The disastrous collaboration of the old and new band incarnations on Union was a severe misstep, but nothing on that album was as mind-numbing and lifeless as some of the songs here. Early ‘90s saw all of the present and past members reunited for lukewarm Union, with the following two releases reaching the absolute bottom. All albums made by Yes with reviews and song lyrics. No. The group bounced back in 2001 with the release of Magnification, but it didn’t last for so long. The comparisons between Fly From Here and Drama don’t end with irregular vocalists. Over the years they have released 21 studio albums, 14 live albums, 35 compilation albums, 28 singles and 22 videos. From the onset, it’s clear they are sisters; both of them are alike in their beauty, intelligence and sophistication. I could still point the finger at any of the three albums Yes would release following this as the best of their career, but Fragile marks the band’s destined ascent into the realm of mastery. Everybody starts somewhere. Yes lyrics - 183 song lyrics sorted by album, including "Owner Of A Lonely Heart", "Roundabout". Whereas so much of Yes‘ post-Drama material is cumulatively shat upon by their fans and critics, the short period beginning with their Keys to Ascension duology and ending with Magnification escaped the brunt of the storm. To name many at all, I’d have to start talking about jazz music. Select Your Cookie Preferences. Yes’s breakthrough third album and Platinum classic marked Steve Howe’s debut with the breathtaking ‘Clap’ and finds the band discovering their trademark sound. The album was the first by the group comprised solely of original material. We see plenty of films where a brilliant “outside the box” madman is reduced to a docile wreck in a mental institution, be it a result of medication or a lobotomy. Steve Howe and Rick Wakeman were both a couple of years away from joining Yes, and progressive rock had barely started. Rather than choosing to welcome the listener in with a resounding theme or overture, Yes erupt into a chaotic swirl of guitar-based jamming and synthesizer-fuelled madness. 1969 was saturated with melody-driven bands that tried to bring a heavier approach to psych rock with the use of distorted guitars and thick organ playing, and Yes were no exception. See the list below, and let us know how do you rank them in the comments. Once again, Roger Dean unveiled an incredible cover that sought to capture my imagination. It’s a slice of near-perfection, and still sounds monumental over forty years since its recording. He has proved his ear for production and mastering countless times before, and Close to the Edge is no different. It’s certainly not as obvious, but it’s there. Yes Albums From Worst To Best Counting Down May 20, 2015 10:21 AM By Phil Freeman Yes are one of the flagship acts of progressive rock. When they’re ambitious enough to emerge beyond the fold of adult-oriented rock, the orchestrations are tired and predictable. Yes discography and songs: Music profile for Yes, formed July 1968. Whereas everything from “Endless Dream” to “That, That Is” and “In the Presence Of” aimed to create a singular, start-to-finish impression, “Fly From Here” is very compartmentalized—three of the parts within could be experienced as self-contained songs outside of their epic context. Although Jon didn’t get his wish to record their sixth LP out in the woods with the owls and squirrels, Yes instead decorated their studio to make it look more like a farmyard. 90125 was, undeniably, a fully cheesy pop affair, though one which found itself on the good side of ’80s pop. Rated #25 in the best albums of 1971, and #670 of all-time album.. Just can’t bring myself to replace it just yet. The mid-paced softer track “A Venture” is a bit of a baroque, mysterious-sounding exception, but the majority of the album evokes vivid imagery of summer and bright-eyed wonder. That’s fine, simply look just beneath the surface and there’s an equal depth to the sophisticated bass grooves and drumwork. Genres: Progressive Rock. I’m also glad to see TALES get the high grades it so richly deserves. Far and away the longest lasting and the most successful of the ’70s progressive rock groups, Yes proved to be one of the lingering success stories from that musical genre. It’s surprising that so many Yes fans have never bothered to check them out. With Going for the One, it was clear that the proggy fervour was cooling off—punk was famously being said to have killed off prog, and a zeitgeist of once progressive bands giving up their mellotrons and moogs for three minute pop songs was right around the corner. No. Stream ad-free or purchase CD's and MP3s now on Amazon. Yes have proved a clichéd expression true—it turns out there is such a thing as too many cooks in a kitchen. The Keys to Ascension duology gave some strong hopes that Y… Home / YES DISCOGRAPHY / YES – The Studio Albums 1969-1987 The Studio Albums 1969-1987 sees YES ‘ legendary Atlantic years revisited in a 13-CD boxed set featuring remastered and expanded versions of the band’s studio albums. 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