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#1
I can't seem to find any official threads for Yes, so i decided to make my own. Definately in my opinion one of the best bands in the world. anyone have any thoughts?
#2
one of the best bands in the world? they had some good albums. but come on.
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#3
I like Roundabout. I'm a little ignorant when it comes to Yes, so I'd be open to recommendations.
#4
i definitely wouldn't consider yes to be one of the greatest bands ever. i mean, they have some good songs/albums, but that's a bit of an exaggeration, don't you think?
#5
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I like Roundabout. I'm a little ignorant when it comes to Yes, so I'd be open to recommendations.
If you like Roundabout, then pick up Fragile. From there you can go for The Yes Album, Close to the Edge, or Relayer.
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#6
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i definitely wouldn't consider yes to be one of the greatest bands ever. i mean, they have some good songs/albums, but that's a bit of an exaggeration, don't you think?

well its a matter of opinion, but personally on an emotional level i have been moved listening to Close to the Edge, and that puts them up there for me.
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#7
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If you like Roundabout, then pick up Fragile. From there you can go for The Yes Album, Close to the Edge, or Relayer.


Fragile was the album I downloaded a few months ago, and I found it really hit and miss. To me there, was a lot of what I would call filler.
#8
^^Don't forget that half of that album is solo pieces written by the individual members and the other half full band tracks. Cans and Brahms, We Have Heaven, 5 Per Cent For Nothing, The Fish, and Mood For A Day are the solo pieces, and I can see how they can be considered filler, but Roundabout, South Side of the Sky, Long Distance Runaround, and Heart of the Sunrise are all great tracks (I personally love We Have Heaven, The Fish, and Mood For A Day as well, so the only tracks I really consider filler are Cans and Brahms and 5 Per Cent).
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#9
finally someone else who likes "we have heaven", everyone else who has heard that track hates it. cans and brahams is alright but wakeman really showcases his talents on "the six wives of henry VII". as for the fish and mood for a day; superb. i guess it depends as always on what you like. but as a whole i still prefer "Close to the Edge", amazing album.
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#10
speaking of solo work, has anyone in the world besides me heard Jon Anderson's first solo album "Olias of Sunhillow"?
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#15
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Owner of a Lonely heart and starship trooper are teh pwnage. I love Yes. These guys and king crimson are the gods of prog rock.

Rush, King Crimson, Yes - the prog rocker's Holy Trinity, IMO.
#16
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speaking of solo work, has anyone in the world besides me heard Jon Anderson's first solo album "Olias of Sunhillow"?


My father owns Jon's solo albums, but lent them to a neighbor who actually does stage design work for progressive rock bands (as far as I understand).

Chris Squire's solo work is my favorite from any Yes member in terms of strict solo work. Steve Howe's is my favorite in terms of solo work done within Yes (such as the pieces being discussed from Fragile).

I know I've posted this in practically every Yes thread, but We Have Heaven makes me imagine a battle scene in a movie edited into slow motion as an army charges a hill for a final strike (imagine Hamburger Hill).
#18
Just bought Close to the Edge and it might have overtaken Fragile as my favorite Yes record. Siberian Khatru is spectacular, Howe's end solo is just breathtaking.
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#22
I'm just starting to listen to Yes. I never did because I'm not a fan of Jon Anderson. But my dad and brother are HUGE fans of Yes. From what I actually have listened to Heart of the Sunrise is the best song to me. I actually and trying to learn it now haha. For the time they came out the music is so intense I just wish they had more riffs in the songs instead of fills but I dont know. That is why I love Dream Theater they do what yes did but heavier. So I guess Yes is cool
#23
I own The Yes Album, Fragile, and Close to the Edge. Love their 1970s work. They're definitely in my top 10.... but i wouldn't rank them quite on the same level as King Crimson, Rush, or The Mothers of Invention.
#25
i love yes, close to the edge is amazing
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#26
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I only have Close to The Edge but it's amazing. I can't decide, should I go Fragile or The Yes Album next?


I'd probably recommend "The Yes Album" next. You may not realize it, but chances are (if you listen to classic rock radio) you've probably heard the whole thing already.
#27
I just recently got into Yes. I love the "Fragile" album, and have started to digest "The Yes Album" and "Close To The Edge". I ordered the "Live at Montreux 2003" DVD yesterday
#28
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Owner of a Lonely heart and starship trooper are teh pwnage. I love Yes. These guys and king crimson are the gods of prog rock.


two of their worst songs to me.

Commercial Yes =
My Spanish Hearts
#29
I'll agree on Owner of A Lonely Heart. But Starship Trooper is a superb song, regardless of the fact that it is commercially successful.
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#30
Don't know why but I like all songs on the Yes album but that.

Clap is a nice one.
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#31
^^Get the hell out of here Starship Trooper is fantastic. It's worth a listen for the last section (Wurm) alone.

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I only have Close to The Edge but it's amazing. I can't decide, should I go Fragile or The Yes Album next?
The Yes Album.
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#32
get both, i like fragile the most outta all their albums......but the yes album is also spectacular
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#34
It doesn't and that is what I was trying to point out.
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#35
its really just your opinion......if you dont like it, you dont have to.

but i do like the song
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#36
My favourite album is Going for the One, Parallels (track 3) is epic.
Why arent this band more well known.. i cant think of a better progressive rock band
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#38
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TFTO is underrated. Why?

Most people don't want to listen to it because the songs are too long for them. Those losers. I personally think the 20-ish minute songs are amazing. The Gates of Delirium and the Revealing Science of God are some of my favorite songs of all time.

I'm a total Yes freak. I can never get tired of them. They're probably my favorite prog band. I absolutely love Steve Howe's instrumental pieces, especially Mood For a Day. My favorite Yes album is either The Yes Album or Fragile. Chris Squire's bass work on "Long Distance Runaround" is just awesome.
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#40
Sorry for reviving old threads but it's better than making a new one when one already exists......

OK, it's time I got new albums, so I'm going for something from Rush and Yes...

On the Yes front:
I have Fragile and like in particular America, Heart of the Sunrise, and South Side of the Sky

Should I go for Relayer or Close to the edge or The Yes Album (i'm only getting one)?
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