Excellent product really good band brought back memories of seeing them live in the 70s.
Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: New
played right through no problems.
Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: Pre-owned
THE Yes Album?
'The Yes Album' was the band's 3rd studio album (originally released in 1971), and the first to feature the eclectic guitar work of Steve Howe. With Howe's arrival, the band was able to continue their experiments with multi-themed progressive compositions, begun on the first two albums, and develop these into a fully-fledged and unique style which set the tone for the complex, extended works found on subsequent Yes albums. The band had already shown a diverse range of influences and styles on the first two albums; Howe's guitar style and songwriting fitted perfectly into this mix, creating new musical possibilties and driving the other band members to new heights and an emerging confidence. The four extended tracks - 'Yours Is No Disgrace', 'Starship Trooper', 'I've Seen All Good People' and 'Perpetual Change' - all stand out, with the instruments playing off each other in riff, melody and counter melody, but with an energy and direct rawness that arguably was missing from later works (shortly after the albums's release, organist Tony Kaye left the band, to be replaced by Rick Wakeman, who brought with him a more symphonic style). In fact, while 'Close to the Edge' (released less than two years later) is often regarded as the band's finest and most complete album, many Yes fans would, if pushed for a single favourite track, pick something from 'The Yes Album'. Undoubtedly a classic of its kind, and essential listening for any fan of the band and for anyone interested in the development of the progressive rock genre - this album is one of its first flowers, not one of its rotten, bloated fruits!Read full review
The Yes Album-CD
Decided to buy this as I had the original album when it was released first time and my copy was about worn out and had'nt heard it for 30 years!so bought it on re-mastered cd and it still sounds good.