History Music / Yes

15th Apr '18 1:14:08 PM RaiderDuck
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In 2017, Anderson, Rabin & Wakeman began performing vintage Yes material with their self-titled band, which was later officially renamed... well, let's just say it wasn't "No".

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In 2017, Anderson, Rabin & Wakeman began performing vintage Yes material with their self-titled band, which was later officially renamed... well, let's just say it wasn't "No".
"No"[[note]]The official name is "Yes featuring ARW"[[/note]].
28th Mar '18 8:13:15 AM PennyDreadful
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* AccentUpontheWrongSyllable: From "Don't Kill the Whale": "If time will AY-llow..."
19th Feb '18 1:16:28 AM bt8257
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* ''The Yes Album'' (1971) "Yours is No Disgrace", "I've Seen All Good People", "Starship Trooper".

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* ''The Yes Album'' (1971) "Yours is Is No Disgrace", "I've Seen All Good People", "Starship Trooper".



* ''Union'' (1991) "Lift Me Up", "Saving My Heart", "Masquerade". [[note]] A Steve Howe guitar instrumental that was nominated for a Grammy [[/note]]

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* ''Union'' (1991) "Lift Me Up", "Saving My Heart", "Masquerade". [[note]] A Steve Howe guitar instrumental {{instrumental|s}} that was nominated for a Grammy [[/note]]
19th Feb '18 1:14:57 AM bt8257
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Despite ''Yes'' and ''Time and a Word'' suffering from mixed reception and EarlyInstallmentWeirdness ({{cover version}}s, overproduction, orchestras overpowering everything, [[ThePeteBest Peter Banks]] [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking on guitar]]), the band's "classic lineup" (Anderson/Howe/Squire/Wakeman/Bruford) and distinctive ProgressiveRock sound and look (the latter supplied by Roger Dean's DesignStudentsOrgasm artwork) coalesced at the start of TheSeventies, resulting in the critically acclaimed trilogy of ''The Yes Album'', ''Fragile'', and ''Close to the Edge'', the latter considered their masterpiece. But it didn't last, as they came back to earth with the widely-reviled double album ''Tales from Topographic Oceans'', which was roundly panned for its self-indulgence (although it got to the top of the charts at the time). Notably, Rick Wakeman was so [[CreatorBacklash displeased]] with the album that he left soon afterwards.[[note]](Wakeman has since softened on it, noting that there was a lot of really good material on it, but that it got padded out because there was too much material for a single LP but not enough for a double LP. Fan and critical consensus has since softened as well.) [[/note]] However, the band soldiered on, managing to make two more reasonably well-received albums influenced by jazz fusion, ''Relayer'' and ''Going for the One'' (the latter getting to number one at the height of punk's popularity) and bringing back Wakeman before once again sabotaging their career with the horribly-received ''Tormato'' (although it reached the Top 10 in the Album charts just like ''Tales from Topographic Oceans'' did).

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Despite ''Yes'' and ''Time and a Word'' suffering from mixed reception and EarlyInstallmentWeirdness ({{cover version}}s, overproduction, orchestras overpowering everything, [[ThePeteBest Peter Banks]] [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking on guitar]]), the band's "classic lineup" (Anderson/Howe/Squire/Wakeman/Bruford) and distinctive ProgressiveRock sound and look (the latter supplied by Roger Dean's the DesignStudentsOrgasm artwork) artwork of Roger Dean) coalesced at the start of TheSeventies, resulting in the critically acclaimed trilogy of ''The Yes Album'', ''Fragile'', and ''Close to the Edge'', the latter considered their masterpiece. But it didn't last, as they came back to earth with the widely-reviled double album ''Tales from Topographic Oceans'', which was roundly panned for its self-indulgence (although it got to the top of the charts at the time). Notably, Rick Wakeman was so [[CreatorBacklash displeased]] with the album that he left soon afterwards.[[note]](Wakeman has since softened on it, noting that there was a lot of really good material on it, but that it got padded out because there was too much material for a single LP but not enough for a double LP. Fan and critical consensus has since softened as well.) [[/note]] However, the band soldiered on, managing to make two more reasonably well-received albums influenced by jazz fusion, ''Relayer'' and ''Going for the One'' (the latter getting to number one at the height of punk's popularity) and bringing back Wakeman before once again sabotaging their career with the horribly-received ''Tormato'' (although it reached the Top 10 in the Album charts just like ''Tales from Topographic Oceans'' did).



* ''Talk'' (1994) "Endless Dream", "The Calling", "Walls".

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* ''Talk'' (1994) "Endless Dream", "The Calling", "Walls".
13th Feb '18 4:28:18 PM DavidDelony
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* HistoryRepeats: In 1983, a band Music/TrevorRabin was in was renamed Yes because it contained several core Yes members. In 2017, another band Rabin was in was renamed Yes because it contained several core Yes members.
18th Jan '18 1:36:58 PM DavidDelony
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* TragicDropout: Jon Anderson left school at 15 because his father had become ill, working on a farm, as a truck driver delivering bricks and as a milkman. He decided to pursue a career in music because he didn't want to end up delivering milk all his life.
14th Jan '18 9:58:45 PM Blatch0
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* CoolOldGuy: Despite pushing 70, Anderson is very active on social media. The rest of the band qualifies as well.

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* CoolOldGuy: Despite pushing being over 70, Anderson is very active on social media. The rest of the band qualifies as well.



* LastNoteNightmare:
** The ending of "Sound Chaser" alternates between dissonant yelling from the band members and frenzied keyboard solos. These get faster and faster until the song ends abruptly. Listening to the song on its album (''Relayer'') isn't as bad, however, because it segues into the slow, SweetDreamsFuel-filled finale "To Be Over".
** "Take the Water to the Mountain" finishes with background yelling from Jon Anderson, alongside some twinkly synth notes that would be comforting in any other context, but just seem strange here. It's an unnerving ending to ''Union'' as a whole.
** ''Magnification'''s title track ends with the backing orchestra used for the album pretty much collapsing on itself. Interestingly, "Dreamtime" from that same album has an opposite effect, with an upbeat and hard-rocking song followed by two minutes of stray instrumentation.



** The live version of "The Fish" on ''Yessongs'' might reach a 6 or 7. It was shockingly loud for its day and would easily have qualified as an 11 at the time.

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** The live version of "The Fish" on ''Yessongs'' might reach a 6 or 7. It was shockingly loud for its day and would easily have qualified as an 11 at the time. Some live versions of "Ritual", particularly from the Moraz era, also score an 11.



* SoloSideProject: Around 197778, all the then-members released solo albums.

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* SoloSideProject: Around 197778, 197576, all the then-members released solo albums.



** Rather than hire a new keyboardist to replace the newly-departed Igor Khoroshev in 2000, Yes opted to continue with the remaining four-piece lineup of Anderson/Howe/Squire/White with a symphony orchestra handling what would have been keyboard/synthesizer parts for a whole album [[note]] They previously incorporated orchestral parts on ''Time and a Word'', but this was the first time an orchestra ''replaced'' the keyboardist [[/note]]; the result was ''Magnification''. The band toured with the orchestra for their ''[=YesSymphonic=]'' tour (and DVD concert film), hiring keyboardist Tom Breslin as a temporary non-member sideman.

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** Rather than hire a new keyboardist to replace the newly-departed Igor Khoroshev in 2000, Yes opted to continue with the remaining four-piece lineup of Anderson/Howe/Squire/White with a symphony orchestra handling what would have been keyboard/synthesizer parts for a whole album [[note]] They previously incorporated orchestral parts on ''Time and a Word'', but this was the first time an orchestra ''replaced'' the keyboardist [[/note]]; the result was ''Magnification''. The band toured with the orchestra for their ''[=YesSymphonic=]'' tour (and DVD concert film), hiring keyboardist Tom Breslin Brislin as a temporary non-member sideman.



* TitleOnlyChorus: "Leave It".
6th Nov '17 12:58:22 PM bt8257
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* DarkerAndEdgier: ''Drama'' is noticeably darker and bleaker than anything than Yes has done before or since. The album cover even refers to this with the cold and stark Arctic landscape.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: ''Drama'' is noticeably darker and bleaker bleaker, not to mention heavier and harder, than anything than Yes has done before or since. The album cover even refers to this with the cold and cold, stark Arctic landscape.landscape drawn by Roger Dean.
23rd Oct '17 4:35:29 PM Blatch0
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** Bill Bruford left ''during'' the tour for Union, even though the band still had some dates scheduled in Japan for Winter 1992. They were apparently okay with it, and they would have done those concerts with Alan White as the sole drummer. Of course, he was coaxed into coming back.

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** Bill Bruford left ''during'' '''during''' the tour for Union, ''Union'', even though the band still had some dates scheduled in Japan for Winter 1992. They were apparently okay with it, and they would have done those concerts with Alan White as the sole drummer. Of course, he was coaxed into coming back.
23rd Oct '17 4:35:05 PM Blatch0
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** Bill Bruford left ''during'' the tour for Union, even though the band still had some dates scheduled in Japan for Winter 1992. They were apparently okay with it, and they would have done those concerts with Alan White as the sole drummer. Of course, he was coaxed into coming back.
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