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Yes Album [Bonus Tracks]
     

The Yes Album [Bonus Tracks]

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by Yes
 

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The album that first gave shape to the established Yes sound, built around science-fiction concepts, folk melodies, and soaring organ, guitar, and vocal showpieces. "Your Move" actually made the U.S. charts as a single, and "Starship Trooper," "Perpetual Change," and "Yours Is No Disgrace" became much-loved parts of the band's concert repertory

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The album that first gave shape to the established Yes sound, built around science-fiction concepts, folk melodies, and soaring organ, guitar, and vocal showpieces. "Your Move" actually made the U.S. charts as a single, and "Starship Trooper," "Perpetual Change," and "Yours Is No Disgrace" became much-loved parts of the band's concert repertory for many tours to come. It was remastered in 1995, with significantly improved sound. Then, in January 2003, Rhino reissued The Yes Album in a newly remastered and expanded edition, with a much brighter, crisper and fuller sound, new annotation by Yes scholar Bill Martin, and three bonus tracks: The single edits of "Your Move" and the "Life Seeker" portion of "Starship Trooper," and the studio version of the Steve Howe acoustic guitar solo number "Clap." All of the music, down to the tiniest nuances of Howe's guitar work or Chris Squire's bass playing, is exposed as never before, and the vocals have greater warmth. The studio version of "Clap" is less focused and succinct than the slightly shorter live rendition from the original LP, and it contains about a minute of material that Howe removed from the piece and later explored more effectively in "Mood For A Day" off of the group's next album, so we're essentially getting a preview-after-the-fact of part of Fragile.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/14/2003
Label:
Elektra / Wea
UPC:
0081227378820
catalogNumber:
73788
Rank:
18060

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Yes   Primary Artist
Jon Anderson   Percussion,Vocals
Bill Bruford   Percussion,Drums
Steve Howe   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Chris Squire   Bass,Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Colin Goldring   Recorder
Tony Kaye   Organ,Piano,Moog Synthesizer

Technical Credits

Jon Anderson   Composer
Bill Bruford   Composer
Steve Howe   Composer,Contributor
Chris Squire   Composer
Yes   Producer,Audio Production
Colin Goldring   Engineer
Bill Inglot   Producer
Tony Kaye   Composer
Eddy Offord   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Bryan Lasley   Art Direction
Tim Scanlin   Liner Note Coordination
Bill Martin   Liner Notes

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The Yes Album 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A remarkably good record that has improved the more I listen to it. The Yes Album's three long set pieces - 'Yours Is No Disgrace', 'Starship Trooper', 'Perpetual Change' - establish the conventions of the Yes sound. Long, complex instrumentals, odd chords and timings, and bizarre lyrics tacked onto lovely pop melodies are the main features. I find a few moments of weakness here, namely the lamentable ''boogie'' section of 'All Good People', but the good material here makes it worth having anyway.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album is where I think the progresive movement really began. It's remarkable how all the musicians in the band united and seemed to flow easily. The inclusion of Steve Howe was a brilliant move for the group, he just fit perfectly into Yes. The album is very fun to listen to, maybe because it combines talent, a defined direction into the unknown and great sensibility from Anderson and Squire. It's one of my all time top 40 records.