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YES is the 1969 debut album from British progressive rock band Yes, considered among the first progressive rock albums. With the original Yes line-up of vocalist Jon Anderson, bassist Chris Squire, guitarist Peter Banks, keyboardist Tony Kaye and drummer Bill Bruford, Yes was the quintet's original musical statement, one that merged harmonic beauty with heavy instrumental backing.

While many music critics regarded it as a strong initial effort, the album was not a large commercial success, due in part to… read more

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  • this album is so gorgeous I love it so very much
  • I thought for sure I'd mentioned "Psychedelia" in the "great mixture of..." sentence in my comment, but evidently not. Anyway, there is a Psychedelic Rock element to the music here as well.
  • This hardly sounds like the Progressive Rock masterpieces the band would soon be turning out, but it's a great debut with a great mixture of Folk, Jazz and Rock blending together to make for a really nice, fun listen. "Beyond and Before" and "Survival" are two of my favorites (these guys really had a knack for starting and finishing albums with great tracks) and the covers of "I See You" and "Every Little Thing" are both tremendous. This one is very worthy of your attention.
  • 2003????????????
  • start!
  • Cannot really be compared to Fragile/Close to the Edge, but still, got to admit that pre-Howe era albums are really enjoyable too :)
  • Stop upvoting the remaster cover. The 1969 original one looks better [4]
  • Stop upvoting the remaster cover. The 1969 original one looks better [3]
  • Stop upvoting the remaster cover. The 1969 original one looks better [2] http://www.last.fm/music/Yes/Yes/+images/85838711

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