Essentially Yes

Essentially Yes

by Yes
     
 
Many of Yes' post-1987 studio albums seemed to have slipped through the cracks, as seemingly only hardcore fans are familiar with such releases as 1994's Talk, 1997's Open Your Eyes, 1999's The Ladder, and 2001's Magnification. But now you have another chance to discover these latter-day Yes efforts in one fell swoop,

Overview

Many of Yes' post-1987 studio albums seemed to have slipped through the cracks, as seemingly only hardcore fans are familiar with such releases as 1994's Talk, 1997's Open Your Eyes, 1999's The Ladder, and 2001's Magnification. But now you have another chance to discover these latter-day Yes efforts in one fell swoop, as 2006 saw the release of the five-disc Essentially Yes. Included are all four aforementioned albums, as well as a fifth disc that collects highlights from 2007's Live at Montreux 2003. For decades by this point, Yes studio albums had become increasingly clean-sounding affairs with near-perfect playing, and the four studio albums here all follow this same blueprint -- as evidenced by such tracks as "Homeworld (The Ladder)," "The Calling," and "Wonderlove." And the live disc is the same as well (the grit of 1973's Yessongs is replaced with perfectly executed renditions of the classics). If you don't already own these titles, it probably makes sense to acquire them via Essentially Yes.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/05/2006
Label:
Eagle Records
UPC:
0826992009728
catalogNumber:
20097

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Homeworld (The Ladder)
  2. It Will Be a Good Day (The River)
  3. Lightning Strikes
  4. Can I?
  5. Face to Face
  6. If Only You Knew
  7. To Be Alive (Hep Yadda)
  8. Finally
  9. The Messenger
  10. New Language
  11. Nine Voices (Longwalker)

Disc 2

  1. The Calling
  2. I Am Waiting
  3. Real Love
  4. State of Play
  5. Walls
  6. Where Will You Be
  7. Endless Dream: Silent Spring/Talk/Endless Dream
  8. The Calling

Disc 3

  1. New State of Mind
  2. Open Your Eyes
  3. Universal Garden
  4. No Way We Can Lose
  5. Fortune Seller
  6. Man in the Moon
  7. Wonderlove
  8. From the Balcony
  9. Love Shine
  10. Somehow, Someday
  11. The Solution

Disc 4

  1. Magnification
  2. Spirit of Survival
  3. Don't Go
  4. Give Love Each Day
  5. Can You Imagine
  6. We Agree
  7. Soft as a Dove
  8. Dreamtime
  9. In the Presence Of: Deeper/Death of Ego/True Beginner/Turn Around and R
  10. Time Is Time

Disc 5

  1. Siberian Khatru
  2. Magnification
  3. Don't Kill the Whale
  4. In the Presence Of: Deeper/Death of Ego/True Beginner/Turn Around and R
  5. And You and I: Cord of Life/Eclipse/The Preacher the Teacher/Apocalypse
  6. Awaken
  7. I've Seen All Good People: Your Move/All Good People
  8. [Untitled Hidden Track]

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