Monday, June 28, 2010

Yes: DoTM

I'm actually not really a huge fan of this band but I heard a song on the radio from them earlier this evening and decided to do one of these on them:

Yes
Released in July 1969 by Atlantic.
Produced by Paul Clay.
Band lineup:
Jon Anderon - vocals; Peter Bank - guitars, vocals; Chris Squire - bass, vocals; Tony Kaye - organ; Bill Bruford - drums.
Tracks: 12 (this album was reissued in 2003 with 6 additional tracks)

Time and a Word
Released in July 1970 by Atlantic.
Produced by Tony Colton.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 12 (reissued in 2003 with 4 additional tracks)

The Yes Album
Released in February 1971 by Atlantic.
Produced by Yes and Eddie Offord.
Lineup changes:
Peter Bank was replaced on guitar by Steve Howe.
Tracks: 6 (reissued in 2003 with 3 additional tracks)

Fragile
Released in November 1971 by Atlantic.
Produced by Yes and Eddie Offord.
Line up changes:
Tony Kaye was replaced on organ by Rick Wakeman.
Tracks: 9 (reissued in 2003 with 2 additional tracks)
Notes:
This album reached #4 on the Billboard 200.

Close to the Edge
Released in September 1972 by Atlantic.
Produced by Yes and Eddie Offord.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 3 (reissued in 2003 with 4 additional tracks)
Singles:
"And You and I"
Notes:
This album reached #3 on the Billboard 200.

Yessongs
Live album released in May 1973 by Atlantic Records.
Produced by Yes and Eddie Offord.
Lineup changes:
Bill Bruford plays drums on only 2 tracks; the rest are played by Alan White.
Tracks: 13

Tales from Topographic Oceans
Released in December 1973 by Atlantic.
Produced by Yes and Eddie Offord.
Lineup changes:
Alan White replaced Bill Bruford on drums.
Tracks: 4 (reissued in 2003 with 2 additional tracks)

Relayer
Released in December 1975 by Atlantic.
Produced by Yes and Eddie Offord.
Lineup changes:
Rick Wakeman was replaced on keyboards by Patrick Moraz.
Tracks: 6 (reissued in 2003 with 3 additional tracks)

Yesterdays
Compilation album released in February 1975 by Atlantic.
Various producers.
Tracks: 8

Going For the One
Relased in July 1977 by Atlantic.
Produced by Yes.
Line up changes:
Rick Wakeman returned on keyboards, replacing Patrick Moraz, who replaced him originally.
Tracks: 5 (reissued in 2003 by Rhino with 9 additional tracks)

Tomato
Released in September 1978 by Atlantic.
Produced by Yes.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 8 (reissued in 2004 with 10 additional tracks)

Drama
Released in August 1980 by Atlantic.
Produced by Yes and Eddie Offord.
Lineup changes:
Jon Anderson was replaced on vocals by Trevor Horn and Rick Wakeman was replaced on keyboards by Geoff Downes.
Tracks: 6 (reissued in 2004 with 10 additional tracks)

Yesshows
Live album released in December 1980 by Atlantic.
Produced by Yes.
Tracks: 8

Classic Yes
Compilation album released in November 1981 by Atlantic.
Produced by Yes and Eddie Offord.
Tracks: 7

90125
Released in November 1983 by Atco.
Produced by Trevor Horn.
Band lineup:
Jon Anderson - vocals; Tony Kaye - keyboards; Trevor Rabin - guitar; Chris Squire - bass; Alan White - drums.
Tracks: 9

9012Live: The Solos
Live album released in November 1985 by Atco.
Produced by Yes.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 7

Big Generator
Released in September 1987 by Atco.
Produced by Yes, Trevor Horn, Trevor Rabin and Paul DeVilliers.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 8

Union
Released in April 1991 by Arista.
Produced by Jonathan Elias, Jon Anderson, Steve Howe, Trevor Rabin, Mark Mancina, Eddie Offord and Billy Sherwood.
No lineup changes.
Additional musicians:
Bill Bruford - drums; Rick Wakeman - keyboards; Steve Howe - guitar.
Tracks: 14
Notes:
The title union refers to the point that this album was actually a "Union" of the band's Yes and ABWH (Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman and Howe - a side project that was together during the late 80s/early 90s)

Yesyears
Box set released in August 1991 by Atco.
Various producers.
Tracks: 46

Yesstory
Compilation album released in September 1991 by Atco.
Various producers.
Tracks: 29

Talk
Released in March 1994 by Victory Records.
Produced by Trevor Rabin.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 9 (reissued in 2002 with 1 additional track)

Keys to Ascension
Live album released in October 1996 by Essential Records.
Produced by Yes and Tom Fletcher.
Tracks: 9

Keys to Ascension 2
Live album released in November 1997 by Essential.
Produced by Yes and Billy Sherwood.
Tracks: 11

Open Your Eyes
Released in November 1997 by Beyond Music.
Produced by Yes.
Band lineup:
Jon Anderson - vocals; Steve Howe - guitars; Billy Sherwood - keyboards; Chris Squire - bass; Alan White - drums.
Tracks: 12

The Ladder
Released in September 1999 by Beyond Music.
Produced by by Bruce Fairbairn.
Lineup changes:
Billy Sherwood switched to guitar and Igor Khoroshev was added on keyboards.
Tracks: 11

House of Yes: Live from House of Blues
Live album released in September 2000 by Beyond Music.
Tracks: 15

Keystudio
Released in May 2001 by Sanctuary Records.
Produced by Yes and Billy Sherwood.
Band lineup:
Jon Anderson - vocals; Steve Howe - guitar; Chris Squire - bass; Rick Wakeman - keyboards; Alan White - drums.
Tracks: 7

Magnification
Released in December 2001 by Beyond Music.
Produced by Yes and Tim Weidner.
Band lineup:
Jon Anderson - vocals, guitar; Chris Squire - bass; Steve Howe - guitar; Alan White - drums.
Tracks: 10 (reissued in 2004 with 3 additional tracks)

In a Word: Yes
Box set released in July 2002 by Rhino Records.
Various producers.
Tracks: 55

The Ultimate Yes
Box set released in July 2003 by Rhino.
Various producers.
Tracks: 31

The Word is Live
Live album released in August 2005 by Rhino.
Produced by Steve Woolard.
Tracks: 26

Essentially Yes
Box set released in December 2006 by Eagle Records.
Various producers.
Tracks:
Disc 1 contains the entirety of Open Your Eyes.
Disc 2 contains all of The Ladder
Disc 3 contains all of Magnification
Disc 4 contains all of Talk
Disc 5 contains a live album with 17 tracks.

Live at Montreux
Live album released in September 2007 by Eagle.
Produced by Yes.
Tracks: 17

Symphonic Live
Live album released in February 2009 by Eagle Rock Entertainment.
Produced by Perry Joseph.
Tracks: 14

I have to ask..........does the world really need 4 Yes box sets?

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