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The Ladder is the sixteenth album by progressive rock band Yes and was released in 1999. The follow-up to 1997's tepidly-received Open Your Eyes, The Ladder was seen as a conscious return to the classic Yes sound, while maintaining a contemporary edge. It is the first Yes album to feature Igor Khoroshev as an official member.

Following guitarist/keyboardist Billy Sherwood's guidance of the last project, Yes decided to bring in an outside producer, Bruce Fairbairn, in order to give… read more



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  • Avatar for kiyotei
    Good album. A bit uneven in places but overall a good listen
  • Avatar for Abomination317
    To be perfectly honest, this is a very poor attempt at creating an album in the style of their golden age. They happened, and they're done. Leave them alone. Talk and Keys to Ascension are great albums, and after this Magnification would bring them back to greatness, with the orchestra adding a new twist. But this is down with Union and Drama as among their worst.
  • Avatar for bossmark1
    This is Groovy
  • Avatar for miamiscot
    Surprisingly good. Their best since Going For The One.
  • Avatar for nssworld
    I had given up on Yes after Talk, but I bought this in the bargain bin once and never looked back...what an AMAZING album...was totally pumped when I heard it.
  • Avatar for ozratygollum
    easily their best album since Close to the Edge... the first two tracks are absolutely incredible...
  • Avatar for Kiz88
    Great Modern day Yes album.
  • Avatar for KingsAndQueen
    good album this far!
  • Avatar for chrisrazor
    Not quite the Yes of the 70s but more than a few very nice, uplifting songs here.
  • Avatar for Halo07
    always brings a smile to my face :)

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