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#1
hey guys, I have decided I want to start gettign into Yes. can anybody tell me essencial albums that I would need (please no greatest hits) to consiter my Yes collection good/great?
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#2
No.


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But ya, I'm wearing a Yes shirt right now. Steve Howe is insanely good.
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#4
Close To The Edge
Fragile
The Yes Album

IMO those are the best. And the entire album of Close To The Edge is a giant masterpeice.
#6
wow everyone is getting into yes now, good job
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wow everyone is getting into yes now, good job


They're all followers, they just jumped on the bandwagon, to bad I'm driving, they're all gonna die

Close to the Edge
Fragile
The Yes Album
Relayer(maybe not at first)

Would all be good to get, get the other stuff later if you want, just don't get 90125 as its not really that representative of the rest of Yes's work.
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#8
I'd recommend what pretty much everyone else has as being must have Yes albums...

Close to the Edge
Fragile
The Yes Album

However, I really like albums like Relayer, Yes, Tales from Topographic Oceans, and Going for the One.

Almost anything from Yes is enjoyable, even some parts of 90125.
#9
Required:
- Tales From Topographic Oceans
- Close to the Edge
- Relayer
- The Yes Album

Inspired:
- Yes
- Fragile
- Tormato
- Yesshows

Tired:
- Everything else
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#10
^^Going for the One?

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They're all followers, they just jumped on the bandwagon, to bad I'm driving, they're all gonna die

Close to the Edge
Fragile
The Yes Album
Relayer(maybe not at first)
yeah, really...what's up with all these people suddenly liking Yes? And I think you can get Relayer as one of the first, plainly because of Sound Chaser.
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#11
What's wrong people liking Yes? Shouldn't you be happy that more people on here are listening to them.. I am because now there's more stuff to talk about.. atleast about yes..
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#12
^^well, it went from nobody liking Yes to everyone liking Yes in no time.
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#13
Yeah, I mean i agree that it's kinda weird.. but I got a lot of information on a lot of bands quick just by comin to this forum too.. but its cool that they like yes
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#14
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^^well, it went from nobody liking Yes to everyone liking Yes in no time.


I know what you mean, a month ago no one ever heard of them and now everyone loves them.
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#15
I saw Yes live with Dream Theater.

I don't know any albums though, my dad has a 4 cd box set of greatest hits i listen to. I love them.
#16
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I know what you mean, a month ago no one ever heard of them and now everyone loves them.


Exactly.

Still, I'm one of the few people I know in R.L. who listens to them a lot.
#17
^^I'm lucky...the bassist in my band is a big Yes fan, so whenever I'm bored I play Starship Trooper: Wurm and he kicks in with the bass. It's amazing.
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#19
Yes is an extremely underrated band. They were one of the best instrumental bands ever. I hope I don't get disowned for saying this, but they remind me of Genesis. Because of their lyrics, which are definitely deep. Classic rock lyrics own.

Beats modern "rock" lyrics about girls, girls, girls, death, girls, girls, love, cutting myself, etc.
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Yes is an extremely underrated band. They were one of the best instrumental bands ever. I hope I don't get disowned for saying this, but they remind me of Genesis. Because of their lyrics, which are definitely deep. Classic rock lyrics own.

Beats modern "rock" lyrics about girls, girls, girls, death, girls, girls, love, cutting myself, etc.


actually most yes lyrics aren't that meaningful or deep according to jon anderson, the person who wrote and sang them, he apparently doesn't know much about any what any of the lyrics mean.
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Yes is an extremely underrated band. They were one of the best instrumental bands ever. I hope I don't get disowned for saying this, but they remind me of Genesis. Because of their lyrics, which are definitely deep. Classic rock lyrics own.


1) Genesis > Yes: Peter Gabriel's talent is far superior to Jon Andersons twenty fold. Gabriels lyrics (particularly those of his solo career, but even in Genesis) were just amazingly introspective, touching, deep, an ocean of meanings, lessons, stories and symbols.

2) Jon Andersons lyrics = The products of late, candlelit nights of dropping acid with Steve Howe in a hotel room whilst writing songs so aptly titled "The Revealing Science of God".

Yes are ok at best. Their best album was "A Time and a Word" - that was far before their music became something seemingly exclusive to people who did far to much acid and though Jon Anderson was some sort of alien prophet.
#22
^^I agree with you when it comes to Gabriel being a better lyricist than Anderson, but as a whole I think that Yes is a better band than Genesis.

However, I don't think everything that Jon wrote was "the products of late, candlelit nights of dropping acid with Steve Howe" - I mean, at times it may have seemed that way, but Jon was a genious in putting hard-to-find meanings in his songs. Like Roger Waters of Pink Floyd, Anderson was able to put both a literal and metaphorical meaning into his writing, and though the literal meaning was obvious enough, people could usually never agree entirely upon what the song was about metaphorically.

Musically I felt like Yes was a lot more "advanced" - some of the time signatures they play in are amazing, and at times they can totally change the direction of a song and have you amazed. Steve Howe's guitar work was simply amazing, Chris Squire was a mad-man at bass, whether Bill Bruford or Allen White was on drums didn't matter, and whoever the hell is was on the keyboards didn't seem to matter - the band always made great music.

Really, the only times you saw Yes fall apart were when either Anderson or Howe left the group. The pre-Howe Yes created some great material, but not until he came along did the band flourish.

From 1968 until Anderson left the group (temporarilly) in 1980, Yes was amazing. When Anderson came back, however, in 1983, for about seven years we saw the total absence of Howe. 1980 was basically when Yes was done.
#23
Not Yes!!! King Crimson is the way to go! Just kidding

Fragile is good.

Also, shouldn't this be in the Progressive rock?
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#24
^^We don't really care. Usually the Progressive Rock/Shred/80s Forum deals with Shred.

Besides, bands like Yes, Rush, Genesis, Jethro Tull, Pink Floyd, King Crimson, etc. released albums prior to 1984, and though they are best known as "prog-rock bands", they've got other stuff that's not entirely "prog-rock".
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whoever the hell is was on the keyboards didn't seem to matter
Rick Wakeman was the man.
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#26
^^I was referring to how it didn't matter which person was playing keyboards.

Wakeman was the best and most famous (and yes, he was the man), but other keyboardists (Igor Khoroshev, Tony Kaye, etc.) were great too, and the no matter who was playing keys for the band, they were always great.
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1) Genesis > Yes: Peter Gabriel's talent is far superior to Jon Andersons twenty fold. Gabriels lyrics (particularly those of his solo career, but even in Genesis) were just amazingly introspective, touching, deep, an ocean of meanings, lessons, stories and symbols.


Wow you have no idea what you are talking about!! Genesis is rat scrotum compared to Yes...

If you actually sit down and listen to the lyrics and try to understand them you can actually feel what Jon, or whoever writes the lyrics (isn't always the lead singer), is trying to get through. Listen to And You and I and Time and a Word and tell me if they aren't good lyrics.

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#28
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^^I was referring to how it didn't matter which person was playing keyboards.
I know, and I was making a statement that Rick Wakeman is awesome It doesn't really matter who was playing keys, you are right, but I tend to like Wakeman over the rest.
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#29
^^It does certainly matter to me. Rick Wakeman is the best in the world. If he wasn't in the the band they wouldn't be as good. Tracks like South Side of the Sky which have awesome guitar work from Steve is amazing but without that keyboardage, it's really nothing. Although Steve wouldn't have a hard time playing the riffs.
#30
^^what about Patrick Moraz? Sound Chaser, anyone?
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#33
Relayer = great album

Btw a metal forum regular posting in a Yes thread??? This is incredible!! Free cars for everyone! You get a car, you get a car, you get a car, you get a car! (Sorry for the bad Oprah impression)
#34
^^if you say that, then you know who Patrick Moraz is. He was the keyboardist on that album, he only played with Yes for that one album.
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#36
your welcome, and there is a smilie for embarrassed...it's

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#39
Is anyone a fan of Steve's solo work? I know we're all farmiliar with The Clap and Mood For a Day, but has anyone ever checked out albums like Beginnings or The Steve Howe Album? It's really good stuff and you can tell how much Steve gives to Yes.
#40
^^My dad said he had pretty much all the solo albums for the Yes members who made them, but years ago he lent them to a friend and still hasn't got them back yet.

If he ever gets them back I'll check them out, though.
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