Register to remove these ads

Yes (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Progressive Rock' started by Reverend Rock, Dec 9, 2005.

  1. Magic

    Magic Woman of the World

    Age:
    58
    Posts:
    22,561
    Likes Received:
    1,466
    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2009
    Location:
    Ohio, USA
    Re: Yes Feature

    Very nice interview. Thanks for offering it to the members! Who is Dr. Rock, the person conducting the interview?
     
  2. Mr. Shadow

    Mr. Shadow "Classic" Member

    Posts:
    2,587
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2009
    Re: The Yes Thread

    Pre-Yes Steve Howe:

    The syndicats "You Can't Judge A Book"

     
  3. Mr. Shadow

    Mr. Shadow "Classic" Member

    Posts:
    2,587
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2009
    Re: The Yes Thread

    Chris Squire's group XYZ "Mind Drive"

     
  4. Magic

    Magic Woman of the World

    Age:
    58
    Posts:
    22,561
    Likes Received:
    1,466
    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2009
    Location:
    Ohio, USA
    Re: The Yes Thread

    [​IMG]

    I have been taking the effort to listen to albums that I have not heard before, and Yes made that list with "Time and a Word" their 2nd album released in 1970.

    This album is totally different than anything else I have heard from Yes. This album was the last album with the original band line-up, and the decision to make this album with an orchestra didn't sit well with members, causing Peter Banks to be fired from the band. What amuses me is Steve Howe is pictured on the album cover, but didn't participate in the album...which is a complete and cold slap to Banks.

    This album didn't get very good reviews back in the 70's so I was very hesitant in listening..........but I have to say, I think the added orchestra strings was brilliant. Although at times the orchestra overshadows the band, I still feel the album is worth giving a listen:

    No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed Fabulous opening song.

    Then This is the gem of the album.

    Everydays Some great sounds by the orchestra, otherwise a very slow song.

    Sweet Dreams Another gem.

    The Prophet Great Orchestration.

    Clear Days EWWW!

    Astral Traveller This is a decent song which more resembles something from Yes.

    Time and a Word Title track, and just fluff for the album.

    Not a terrible album, and worth experiencing but would I buy it, no.
     
  5. LG

    LG Fade To Black

    Posts:
    36,989
    Likes Received:
    22
    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2009
    Re: The Yes Thread

    I have that one, but haven't played it yet. I am sure the orchestra would make it interesting, many groups were experimenting with that combination in the 60's.
     
  6. Gabble Ratchet

    Gabble Ratchet Senior Member

    Age:
    27
    Posts:
    6,110
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2009
    Location:
    Australia
    Re: The Yes Thread

    I say yes to Yes!

    I have Their selftitled debut, The Yes Album, Fragile and Close To The Edge.

    Fragile is my favourite, Heart Of The Sunrise and South Side Of The Sky being the standouts.
     
  7. Soot and Stars

    Soot and Stars I AM SOOT! Staff Member

    Age:
    39
    Posts:
    16,446
    Likes Received:
    103
    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2009
    Location:
    Small Town NH, USA
    Re: The Yes Thread

    I'm going to have to look into these guys more. From magics examples the most I can say is they might be something that could grow on me but something isn't working right now! Not sure why!

    I just say that this isn't a knock against any past posters or history here but I'm glad all our current threads always feature some examples of the music. I don't know if the options weren't available in 2005 or if everyone just figured they knew all the goods songs already but after checking out this thread and wanting to learn about a band I've only heard about I didn't find any music for 5 pages! All i can say is that I think things have come a long way! :grinthumb
     
  8. LG

    LG Fade To Black

    Posts:
    36,989
    Likes Received:
    22
    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2009
    Re: The Yes Thread

    Yeah Fragile is my favorite too Sal. Chris Squire is one of my top 5 bass players of All time, he is superb.

    Bry, you either get Yes after a few plays or not, they are one of those kind of bands. I like them a lot, I think I have 12 of their CD's now.

    Get a hold of Fragile or Close to the Edge, then pick up 90125,,,and I'm sure you'll have formed an opinion by then.
     
  9. Stout

    Stout Senior Member

    Age:
    49
    Posts:
    155
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2009
    Location:
    New York
    Re: The Yes Thread

    As far as Progressive rock bands go in the `70`s, Yes were at the top of their game. 1971-77 was their peak period. `Close to the Edge', is undoubtedly, their finest hour. The form and shape of it is perfect. `And You and I' is still over 37 years later, a sterling track, awesome in production and dripping with emotion. They have not bettered it live.
    Lately, they have become a joke. Get rid of the tribute band lead singer and bring back Anderson when he is healthy. Maybe i shouldn`t be bothered about it since there are other bands that have done this,but I always thought Yes, despite internal arguments, had more integrity.
     
  10. METALPRIEST

    METALPRIEST Senior Member

    Posts:
    33,636
    Likes Received:
    33
    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2009
    Location:
    U.S.A.
    Re: The Yes Thread

    YES is one of my all time favorite prog bands! Pretty flawless IMO! :grinthumb





     

Share This Page

defer="defer" charset="utf-8">