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Format: CD
Sku: 60585517
UPC: 081227378820
UPC 14: 00081227378820
Release Date: 1/14/2003
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Yours Is No Disgrace ~ Yes
2. Clap ~ Yes
3. Starship Trooper: Life Seeker / Disillusion / Wurm ~ Yes
4. I've Seen All Good People: Your Move / All Good People ~ Yes
5. Venture, A ~ Yes
6. Perpetual Change ~ Yes
7. Your Move - (single version) ~ Yes
8. Starship Trooper: Life Seeker - (single version) ~ Yes
9. Clap - (previously unreleased, studio version) ~ Yes
 
Their acclaimed third album (1971) is the first to feature guitar wizard Steve Howe. It also introduced such signature tracks as "Starship Trooper" and "I've Seen All Good People." Includes new liner notes and three bonus tracks.

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Yes: Jon Anderson (vocals, percussion); Steve Howe (acoustic & electric guitars, vachalia, background vocals); Tony Kaye (piano, organ, Moog synthesizer); Chris Squire (bass, background vocals); Bill Bruford (drums, percussion).
Muze PNote Additional personnel: Colin Goldring (recorder).
Muze PNote Recorded at Advision Studios, London, England in Autumn 1970. Originally released on Atlantic (8283).
Muze PNote All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Muze PNote Yes: Chris Squire (bass instrument, background vocals); Steve Howe (background vocals); Jon Anderson , Tony Kaye, Bill Bruford.
Muze PNote Personnel: Chris Squire (vocals, guitar); Steve Howe (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Jon Anderson (vocals, percussion); Tony Kaye (piano, organ, Moog synthesizer); Bill Bruford (drums, percussion).
Muze PNote Additional personnel: Colin Goldring (recorder).
Muze PNote Audio Remasterer: Bill Inglot.
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Bill Martin.
Muze PNote Recording information: The Lyceum, London, England (07/17/1970).
Muze PNote Photographers: Phil Franks; Barry Wentzell.
Muze PNote Unknown Contributor Role: Steve Howe.
Muze PNote On Yes' first two albums, Yes (1969) and Time and a Word (1970), the quintet was mostly searching for a sound on which they could build, losing one of their original members -- guitarist Peter Banks -- in the process. Their third time out proved the charm -- The Yes Album constituted a de facto second debut, introducing the sound that would carry them forward across the next decade or more. Gone are any covers of outside material, the group now working off of its own music from the ground up. A lot of the new material was actually simpler -- in linear structure, at least -- than some of what had appeared on their previous albums, but the internal dynamics of their playing had also altered radically, and much of the empty space that had been present in their earlier recordings was also filled up here -- suddenly, between new member Steve Howe's odd mix of country- and folk-based progressive guitar and the suddenly liberated bass work and drumming of Chris Squire and Bill Bruford, respectively, the group's music became extremely busy. And lead singer Jon Anderson, supported by Squire and Howe, filled whatever was left almost to overflowing. Anderson's soaring falsetto and the accompanying harmonies, attached to haunting melodies drawn from folk tunes as often as rock, applied to words seemingly derived from science fiction, and all delivered with the bravura of an operatic performance -- by the band as well as the singer -- proved a compelling mix. What's more, despite the busy-ness of their new sound, the group wasn't afraid to prove that less could sometimes be more: three of the high points were the acoustic-driven "Your Move" and "The Clap" (a superb showcase for Howe on solo acoustic guitar), and the relatively low-key "A Venture" (oddly enough, the latter was the one cut here that didn't last in the group's repertory; most of the rest, despite the competition from their subsequent work, remained in their concert set for years to come). The Yes Album did what it had to do, outselling the group's first two long-players and making the group an established presence in America where, for the first time, they began getting regular exposure on FM radio. Sad to say, the only aspect of The Yes Album that didn't last much longer was Tony Kaye on keyboards: his Hammond organ holds its own in the group's newly energized sound, and is augmented by piano and other instruments when needed, but he resisted the idea of adding the Moog synthesizer, that hot instrument of the moment, to his repertory. The band was looking for a bolder sound than the Hammond could generate, and after some initial rehearsals of material that ended up on their next album, he was dropped from the lineup, to be replaced by Rick Wakeman. ~ Bruce Eder

Producer: Yes; Eddie Offord; Bill Inglot; Yes; Eddie Offord

Engineer: Colin Goldring; Eddie Offord; Eddie Offord

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Associated Artists and Works

ABWH
Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe
Bruford, Bill
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Moody Blues (The)

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 01/14/2003
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1971
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 8122737882
Music Label Name Label : Elektra (Label)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00081227378820

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone (2/6/03, p.64)
- 3 stars out of 5 - "...It was the addition of Steve Howe's guitar pyrotechnics that finally allowed Yes to find their true identity. The following year's YES ALBUM is a gigantic leap forward..."

Q (6/00, p.63)
- Ranked #86 in Q's "100 Greatest British Albums" - "...The sound of British prog rock at its most inventive....[It] is Swinging London-meets-Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey..."

Q (6/00, p.63)
- Ranked #86 in Q's "100 Greatest British Albums" - "...The sound of British prog rock at its most inventive....[It] is Swinging London-meets-Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey..."

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