History Music / Yes

5th May '16 11:25:01 PM GoldenSeals
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** ''Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe'' (1989) is considered by many fans to be a ''de facto'' Yes album, both due to the fact that was made up entirely of ex-Yes members and the ABWH members were absorbed back into Yes proper with ''Union'' (which actually started life as an ABWH album).

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** ''Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe'' (1989) is considered by many fans to be a ''de facto'' Yes album, both due to the fact that as it was made up entirely of ex-Yes members and the ABWH members were absorbed back into Yes proper with ''Union'' (which actually started life as an ABWH album).
30th Apr '16 6:32:17 PM bt8257
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* SingingVoiceDissonance: Jon Anderson: singing voice of an angel, speaking voice of a Creator/MontyPython farmer.

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* SingingVoiceDissonance: Jon Anderson: Anderson has the singing voice of an angel, angel and the speaking voice of a Creator/MontyPython farmer.
26th Apr '16 2:45:57 PM CassandraLeo
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[[caption-width-right:350:Yes' ''Union'' 8-man lineup, circa 1991 (l-r: Music/TrevorRabin, Tony Kaye, Rick Wakeman, Alan White, Chris Squire, Jon Anderson, Bill Bruford, Steve Howe).]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Yes' ''Union'' 8-man lineup, circa 1991 (l-r: Music/TrevorRabin, Tony Kaye, Rick Wakeman, Alan White, Chris Squire, Jon Anderson, Bill Bruford, Music/BillBruford, Steve Howe).]]
26th Apr '16 2:44:11 PM CassandraLeo
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* ''Yes'' (1969) – "Beyond And Before", "Every Little Thing" (Music/TheBeatles cover), "Harold Land", "Survival"
* ''Time and a Word'' (1970) – "No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed" (Richie Havens cover), "Everydays" (Buffalo Springfield cover), "Sweet Dreams", "Time And A Word"
* ''The Yes Album'' (1971) – "Yours is No Disgrace", "I've Seen All Good People", "Starship Trooper"

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* ''Yes'' (1969) – "Beyond And and Before", "Every Little Thing" (Music/TheBeatles cover), "Harold Land", "Survival"
* ''Time and a Word'' (1970) – "No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed" (Richie Havens cover), "Everydays" (Buffalo Springfield cover), "Sweet Dreams", "Time And A and a Word"
* ''The Yes Album'' (1971) – "Yours is Is No Disgrace", "I've Seen All Good People", "Starship Trooper"



* ''Relayer'' (1974) – "The Gates of Delirium", "Sound Chaser", "To Be Over"

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* ''Relayer'' (1974) – "The Gates of Delirium", "Sound Chaser", "To Be Over"Over" ([[RunningGag again]], the only songs on the album)



* ''Drama'' (1980) – "Machine Messiah", "Into the Lens", "Tempus Fugit"

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* ''Drama'' (1980) – "Machine Messiah", "Into the Lens", "Tempus Fugit"fugit"



* AdaptationExpansion: The incredibly obscure ''Yes Remixes'' (see SomethingCompletelyDifferent) turns the 37-second "Five Per Cent For Nothing" from ''Fragile'' into a 4:44 dance song. [[AdaptationDistillation Conversely]], the same album condenses the 21:33 "Ritual" way down to 6:20.
* AlbumFiller: The "solo" pieces on ''Fragile'', recorded to get the album out the door quickly to pay the bank loan on Rick Wakeman's instruments. Their "filler" is still pretty good, with Steve Howe's acoustic piece "Mood for a Day" considered one of his best. That's how awesome they are.

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* AdaptationExpansion: The incredibly obscure ''Yes Remixes'' (see SomethingCompletelyDifferent) turns the 37-second "Five Per Cent For for Nothing" from ''Fragile'' into a 4:44 dance song. [[AdaptationDistillation Conversely]], the same album condenses the 21:33 "Ritual" way down to 6:20.
* AlbumFiller: The "solo" pieces on ''Fragile'', recorded to get the album out the door quickly to pay the bank loan on Rick Wakeman's instruments. Their "filler" is still [[TropesAreNotBad pretty good, good]], with Steve Howe's acoustic piece "Mood for a Day" considered one of his best. That's how awesome they are.



* AltumVidetur: "Tempus fugit" means "Time Flies". Thus, the song has a stealth TitleDrop due to using the English translation in the lyrics.



** On ''Magnification'', the phrase "sacred ground" is sung on both "Give Love Each Day" and "In The Presence Of".

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** On ''Magnification'', the phrase "sacred ground" is sung on both "Give Love Each Day" and "In The the Presence Of".



* BigYes: "Tempus Fugit" has one.

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* BigYes: "Tempus Fugit" fugit" has one.



** Guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist Billy Sherwood was in the running to replace Jon Anderson for what would have been the follow-up to ''Big Generator'' (his collaboration with Chris Squire, ''The More We Live–Let Go'' is featured on ''Union'', while the outtake ''Love Conquers All'' appears on the ''[=YesYears=]'' box set), came back as a SixthRanger to help on the ''Talk'' tour, came back again as an official member alongside Jon Anderson for ''Open Your Eyes'' and ''The Ladder'', and most recently did some engineering work on ''Fly from Here'' and ''Heaven & Earth''. He would also fill in for an ailing Squire on bass for a 2015 tour.
** Trevor Horn and Geoff Downes for ''Fly from Here'', with Downes continuing to play in Yes since then.

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** Guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist Billy Sherwood was in the running to replace Jon Anderson for what would have been the follow-up to ''Big Generator'' (his collaboration with Chris Squire, ''The "The More We Live–Let Go'' Go" is featured on ''Union'', while the outtake ''Love "Love Conquers All'' All" appears on the ''[=YesYears=]'' box set), came back as a SixthRanger to help on the ''Talk'' tour, came back again as an official member alongside Jon Anderson for ''Open Your Eyes'' and ''The Ladder'', and most recently did some engineering work on ''Fly from Here'' and ''Heaven & Earth''. He would also fill in for an ailing Squire on bass for a 2015 tour.
** Trevor Horn and Geoff Downes for ''Fly from Here'', with Downes continuing to play playing in Yes several times since then.then. In fact, he's still in the band.



* GreenAesop: "Don't Kill The Whale", "Take the Water to the Mountain".

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* GreenAesop: "Don't Kill The the Whale", "Take the Water to the Mountain".



** "The Fish" (if taken separate, though it is often [[SiameseTwinSongs twinned with]] "Long Distance Runaround"), repeats the line "Schindleria Praematurus".

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** "The Fish" (if taken separate, separately, though it is often [[SiameseTwinSongs twinned with]] "Long Distance Runaround"), repeats the line "Schindleria Praematurus".praematurus".



* MinisculeRocking: The ridiculously small – as in 37 seconds – "Five Per Cent For Nothing" comes right after an [[EpicRocking 8-minute epic]].

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* MinisculeRocking: The ridiculously small – as in 37 seconds – "Five Per Cent For for Nothing" comes right after an [[EpicRocking 8-minute epic]].



** The live version of "The Fish" on ''Yessongs'' might reach a 6 or 7. It was shockingly loud for its day.

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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.day and would easily have qualified as an 11 at the time.



** Yes does have pieces that could be classified as ProgressiveMetal, notably "Machine Messiah" and "Endless Dream" (the former was covered by Music/DreamTheater, to drive the point home even more). Yet they also have pieces like "Mood For A Day" that are the lightest 1's imaginable, which shows how versatile they are.

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** Yes does have pieces that could be classified as ProgressiveMetal, notably "Machine Messiah" and "Endless Dream" (the former was covered by Music/DreamTheater, to drive the point home even more). Yet they also have pieces like "Mood For A for a Day" that are the lightest 1's imaginable, which shows how versatile they are.



** ''Drama'' has very prominent {{New Wave|Music}} influences due to Music/TheBuggles joining and is the only album where Steve Howe's playing goes into [[HeavyMetal heavy metal]].

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** ''Drama'' has very prominent {{New Wave|Music}} influences due to Music/TheBuggles joining joining, and is the only album where Steve Howe's playing goes into [[HeavyMetal heavy metal]].



** "Siberian Khatru", "Tempus Fugit", "Future Times", "Into The Lens", "Sound Chaser"; there are plenty of examples.

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** "Siberian Khatru", "Tempus Fugit", "Future Times", "Into The the Lens", "Sound Chaser"; there are plenty of examples.



* ObviousBeta: Averted. "Lift Me Up", "Miracle of Life", and "Saving My Heart" were actually demos by Trevor Rabin, and he intended for them to be re-recorded. Apart from Jon Anderson's vocals being added, they were mostly unchanged before being included on ''Union''. However, their "demo" status is not noticeable and in fact are often regarded as the best songs on the album.

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* ObviousBeta: Averted. "Lift Me Up", "Miracle of Life", and "Saving My Heart" were actually demos by Trevor Rabin, and he intended for them to be re-recorded. Apart from Jon Anderson's vocals being added, they were mostly unchanged before being included on ''Union''. However, their "demo" status is not noticeable and they are in fact are often regarded as the best songs on the album.



** Chris Squire sings "Can You Imagine?" (''Magnification'') and "The Man You Always Wanted Me To Be" (''Fly from Here'').

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** Chris Squire sings "Can You Imagine?" (''Magnification'') and "The Man You Always Wanted Me To to Be" (''Fly from Here'').



** Rick Wakeman usually ''doesn't'' sing on his solo albums, with the exception of the three vocal songs on ''Rock 'n' Roll Prophet'' and narrates "The Dancer" on ''Silent Nights''.

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** Rick Wakeman usually ''doesn't'' sing on his solo albums, with the exception of the three vocal songs on ''Rock 'n' Roll Prophet'' and Prophet''. He also narrates "The Dancer" on ''Silent Nights''.



* TakeThat: "Man in a White Car" is a dig at Music/GaryNuman, who had been given a car by his label.

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* TakeThat: "Man in a White "White Car" is a dig at Music/GaryNuman, who had been given a car by his label.



* TenMinuteRetirement: Jon Anderson and Rick Wakeman have had a couple (notably, Wakeman left after ''Tales from Topographic Oceans'', then came back for ''Going for the One''; likewise, Anderson left after ''Big Generator'', then came back for ''Union''.)

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* TenMinuteRetirement: Jon Anderson and Rick Wakeman have had a couple (notably, Wakeman left after ''Tales from Topographic Oceans'', then came back for ''Going for the One''; likewise, Anderson left after ''Big Generator'', then came back for ''Union''.)''Union'').



* UncommonTime: In addition to the band's songs being played in any number of different time signatures, it's not uncommon for Alan White or Bill Bruford to play in a meter ''completely different'' from the rest of the band, making it even harder for listeners to follow along.

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* UncommonTime: In addition to the band's songs being played in any number of different time signatures, it's not uncommon for Alan White or Bill Bruford Music/BillBruford to play in a meter ''completely different'' from the rest of the band, making it even harder for listeners to follow along.
26th Apr '16 2:19:53 PM CassandraLeo
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* ReligionRantSong: Perhaps surprisingly, they have one. According to ThatOtherWiki, "Long Distance Runaround" was written about Anderson's experiences with religious hypocrisy during his youth and his desire to find a genuine, compassionate example of godliness. With the WordSaladLyrics, it is of course difficult to tell.
5th Apr '16 11:02:00 AM JohnPrestwick
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Sad news as the 2015 tour began, however, as Squire announced he had been diagnosed with leukemia and so former member Billy Sherwood would fill in for him on the live shows. But not even 6 weeks later, Squire lost his battle with leukemia and died in his new hometown of Phoenix, Arizona. He was 67 years old. In accordance with his wishes, however, the band will continue on without him.

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Sad news as the 2015 tour began, however, as Squire announced he had been diagnosed with leukemia and so former member Billy Sherwood would fill died in for him on the live shows. But not even 6 weeks later, Squire lost his 2015 after a short battle with leukemia and died in his new hometown of Phoenix, Arizona. He was 67 years old. leukemia. In accordance with his wishes, however, the band will continue continued on without him.
him. He was succeeded by Billy Sherwood, who had previously played guitar in the band and had already been filling in on bass during Squire's illness. This marks the first time the band has none of its founding members, while Howe is the only member from the ''Close to the Edge'' line-up to currently be a member. Until then, Squire had also been the only member to have been in every lineup of the band, while current drummer Alan White has been in every lineup since 1972.
30th Mar '16 3:10:38 PM TheWhistleTropes
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* SiameseTwinSongs: "Long Distance Runaround" and "The Fish" from Fragile. So much they are never played without each other in concert.
11th Mar '16 1:07:39 PM MarkLungo
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The band's former rhythm section of Chris Squire and Alan White soon joined up with South African guitarist Trevor Rabin, whose sensibilities were far more mainstream, and formed a new band called Cinema. Squire also brought back Yes' original keyboard player Tony Kaye and got Trevor Horn to produce the album. During a chance encounter between Anderson and Squire, the former heard Cinema's demos and was so impressed he joined right away, re-singing most of the previously recorded vocals and re-writing some of the lyrics. The resulting album, ''90125'' was released under the "Yes" moniker and showcased a departure from the band's previous formula, being made up of catchy, accessible poppy hard-rock tunes that still preserved enough of the band's former weirdness like incomprehensible lyrics, complex production, abrupt time changes and multitracked vocal harmonies. The [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks predictable whining from older fans]] couldn't drown out the critical acclaim, and ''90125'' became the band's highest-selling album and spawned their biggest-selling single, "Owner of a Lonely Heart".

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The band's former rhythm section of Chris Squire and Alan White soon joined up with South African guitarist Trevor Rabin, Music/TrevorRabin, whose sensibilities were far more mainstream, and formed a new band called Cinema. Squire also brought back Yes' original keyboard player Tony Kaye and got Trevor Horn to produce the album. During a chance encounter between Anderson and Squire, the former heard Cinema's demos and was so impressed he joined right away, re-singing most of the previously recorded vocals and re-writing some of the lyrics. The resulting album, ''90125'' was released under the "Yes" moniker and showcased a departure from the band's previous formula, being made up of catchy, accessible poppy hard-rock tunes that still preserved enough of the band's former weirdness like incomprehensible lyrics, complex production, abrupt time changes and multitracked vocal harmonies. The [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks predictable whining from older fans]] couldn't drown out the critical acclaim, and ''90125'' became the band's highest-selling album and spawned their biggest-selling single, "Owner of a Lonely Heart".



* [[NotUsingTheZWord Not Using The "Y" Word]]: Some press releases for Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe are comically bent out of shape implying that this band was Yes without ever actually using the name. Yet others explicitly refer to ABWH as a band that in the 70's was called Yes, so Arista Records' lawyers seemed uncertain if they could actually use the word "Yes" or not. An agreement between Arista and Atco Records specified later that they could refer to their origins in Yes, but could not call themselves that.

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* [[NotUsingTheZWord Not Using The "Y" Word]]: Some press releases for Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe are comically bent out of shape implying that this band was Yes without ever actually using the name. Yet others explicitly refer to ABWH as a band that in the 70's was called Yes, so Arista Records' Creator/AristaRecords' lawyers seemed uncertain if they could actually use the word "Yes" or not. An agreement between Arista and Atco Records specified later that they could refer to their origins in Yes, but could not call themselves that.
21st Feb '16 10:22:09 AM Yoshiman400
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** While they don't deny the existence of ''Yes'' or ''Time and a Word'', they are never mentioned in interviews and nothing but the latter's title track has been played live in decades.

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** While they don't deny the existence of ''Yes'' or ''Time and a Word'', they are never mentioned in interviews and nothing but the latter's title track has few songs have been played live in decades.decades ("Time and a Word", "Sweet Dreams", and "Astral Traveller").



** Steve Howe avoided the '80s material for a while, but eventually agreed to play it occasionally.
*** for the 2016 tour, the band will be playing ''Drama'' in its entirety, alongside ''Fragile''.

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** Steve Howe avoided the '80s Rabin-era material for a while, but eventually agreed to play it occasionally.
*** for the 2016 tour, the band will be playing ''Drama'' in its entirety, alongside ''Fragile''.
occasionally.
16th Feb '16 11:14:27 AM CassandraLeo
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** Another example from ''Drama'' is "Into the Lens", which references Creator/ChristopherIsherwood's story "I Am a Camera". Also a GeniusBonus.

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** Another example from ''Drama'' is "Into the Lens", which references Creator/ChristopherIsherwood's story Christopher Isherwood novel ''Goodbye to Berlin'' (part of ''The Berlin Stories''; Isherwood is probably now better known for ''Film/ASingleMan''), which contains the phrase "I Am am a Camera". Also camera with its shutter open, quite passive, recording, not thinking". It's another example of a GeniusBonus.GeniusBonus, once again due to the story's relative obscurity.
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