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London, United Kingdom (1968 – 1981, 1983 – present)

Yes is a British band which formed in London, United Kingdom in 1968. They are best known for 1970’s “I’ve Seen All Good People”, the 1972 9-minute US Top 20 smash “Roundabout” and their 1983 #1 hit “Owner of a Lonely Heart”. Despite many lineup changes, occasional splits and the influence of the many changes in popular music, the band has endured for 40 years and still retains a strong international following. Their music is marked by sharp dynamic contrasts, lush harmonies, often extended song lengths and a general showcasing of members’ instrumental prowess. Arguably one of the most musically ambitious bands of their genre, Yes manages to use symphonic and other so-called “classical” structures with their own blend of musical styles - including some innovations - in a happy constructive “marriage” of music.

The original line-up consisted of Jon Anderson (vocals), Chris Squire (bass, vocals), Peter Banks (guitar, vocals), Tony Kaye (keyboards), and Bill Bruford (drums). Personnel changes brought musicians Steve Howe and Rick Wakeman into the group in 1970 and 1971 respectively. Steve Howe appears on the cover of Time and a Word, even though soon-to-be-ousted Pete Banks is the guitarist on the album. Alan White then replaced Bill Bruford in 1972. These changes had arguably the biggest influence on their music and subsequent success. The early 1970’s saw Yes as one of the few influential mainstream progressive acts.

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  • irinalisitsyna

    Новый альбом неожиданно прекрасен.

    28 Aug 8:15am Reply
  • Dmitry_Prilipko

    Мне нравится невероятная торжественность группы и невероятное звучание клавишных, особенно в 3 альбоме

    23 Aug 8:14pm Reply
  • FjordSweetFjord

    I had the pleasure of seeing Jon Anderson last weekend and he sounded terrific, that is all :)

    18 Aug 8:01pm Reply
  • Epsilon_X2008

    Why does Fragile have so much filler? Ugh

    11 Aug 4:33pm Reply
  • John__Lemon

    Not sure I like the new record

    11 Aug 7:45am Reply
  • deadlygoodmusic

    http://deadlygoodmusic.wordpress.com/2014/08/09/yes-the-yes-album-1971/ Review of "The yes album"

    9 Aug 6:12pm Reply
  • ricz_dm

    *Listen to Close to the Edge

    6 Aug 2:57pm Reply
  • Mellowman66

    Heaven and Earth !?... The worse Yes album of all the times !!!... The only one, I hope !... Incredible bullshit !

    6 Aug 2:43pm Reply
  • AllanMenezes

    Listen to Time And a Word and Yes [debut 1969] albums

    5 Aug 12:25am Reply
  • AllanMenezes

    Quit listening to Owner of a Lonely Heart jerks. [6] Tanta música melhor

    5 Aug 12:20am Reply
  • Assedor

    Band maintains its sound; creating music is about one key for all the albums. It should be noted that the team is trying to squeeze out all the creative juices, the entire potential. The band is still very, very recognizable. However, looking at the membership does not have to wonder.

    29 Jul 3:36pm Reply
  • Epsilon_X2008

    Man, Changes is such an awesome song. Awesome mix of prog and 80s pop.

    24 Jul 4:50am Reply
  • FjordSweetFjord

    the new album is too slow paced, had to hold your attention. And Alan White couldn't be drumming and less than he is on here.

    23 Jul 4:37pm Reply
  • Jealousheart

    New album is not so good as I expected :c

    21 Jul 5:51pm Reply
  • M0Duss

    musicians are getting older... still wanting to create albums of new music... no matter what kind of sacrifices they have to make... even so Yes had recruited their 4th lead-vocalist...too bad the original spirit of Yes is leaving us and the chance of seeing/hearing new material of the most original line-ups seem to be smaller everyday... If you don't accept change... you are probably not suitable for music... shit is changing everyday... you can be fan of the 'product', the 'band' or the 'musicians'... the band is following their most succesable way of the way they call Yes (In this case)... if you don't like it and talking big shit about it.. then create your own 'Yes' YOU want to hear... you have my blessing for it.. and good luck if you can create such a story as the original band Yes could...so far as I'm concerned, you can't.... Yes = Music

    6 Jul 7:44pm Reply
  • ramona_aniinha

    The new album is fantastic! *-* <3

    2 Jul 7:38pm Reply
  • FlavioCotta

    The new album is nice, sound is more pop.. I preffer Fly From Here from 2011

    26 Jun 11:12pm Reply
  • rockmetalrules

    Owner of a Lonely Heart is just as good as the stuff from Relayer, The Yes Album or Fragile. God, I love Jon Anderson's voice. How does the the new singer sound?

    21 Jun 7:45pm Reply
  • theorly64

    Keep listening to Owner of a Lonely Heart, fellow rockers

    20 Jun 10:13pm Reply
  • Ranunculus

    2HaHaHaYoureDead: Every Word Out of Your Mouth is Like a Turd Falling in My Drink

    15 Jun 8:39pm Reply
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