As odd as it sounds to say, I do not think Yes has had a dedicated blog from me yet!
CD 90125 ATCO US 90125.2
LP 90125 ATCO US 90125.1
CD 90125 re RHINO
LP 9012LIVE - THE SOLOS (Live) ATCO US 90474.1
CD BIG GENERATOR ATCO US 90522.2
LP BIG GENERATOR ATCO US 90522.1
LP CLOSE TO THE EDGE ATLANTIC
CD CLOSE TO THE EDGE re
7" DON'T KILL THE WHALE / ABELINE ATLANTIC
LP DRAMA ATLANTIC
CD DRAMA re RHINO
LP FRAGILE ATLANTIC
CD FRAGILE re
LP GOING FOR THE ONE ATLANTIC
7" INTO THE LENS / DOES IT REALLY HAPPEN? ATLANTIC
12" LEAVE IT ATCO
12" OWNER OF A LONELY HEART ATCO DE 79-6976-0
7" OWNER OF A LONELY HEART / OUR SONG ATCO
LPx2 PRIMERAS GRABACIONES (1st 2 albums) ATLANTIC ES 50051/2
12" RHYTHM OF LOVE ATCO
LP TIME AND A WORD, A ATLANTIC
LP TORMATO ATLANTIC AUS SD 19202
LP YES ATLANTIC
LP YES ALBUM, THE ATLANTIC
CD YES ALBUM, THE re ATLANTIC US 82665.2
I think I first heard Yes around the time that “All Good People” would’ve been played on the FM radio – because I almost certainly bought “Fragile” as soon as it came out. I would have had no idea that Rick Wakeman came from the band Strawbs.
At the time, I liked “Close To The Edge” just fine (I think I had a cassette of it), and I definitely rushed to buy an inexpensive copy of the triple live album “Yessongs” (no, I didn’t keep it). And I never made it to “Tales of Topographic Oceans” – never. Despite the nice cover art. A shout out to Roger Dean – for all of his lovely commercial art that graces the covers and inner-sleeves and booklets of Yes albums!
I’ve since filled in a few gaps between “Close…” and “Drama” (what were they thinking when they made “Tormato”?), but…Yes really comes alive for me when they were joined by The Buggles for the LP “Drama”. And I absolutely love the next two studio Yes albums, “90125” and “Big Generator”. Anything after “Big Generator” – forget it.
Recently, I even bought the DVD of all of the Yes music videos – nice to see the “Drama” and “90125” stuff again. And, I kept a ‘paint-face’ German Atco “90125” CD – it was such an early CD! And wasn’t it supposed to be called “80183” – but the title of it changed when the list price went up?
So, should I go see Jon Anderson at the Canyon Club? I sure wish I’d seen his show up in