YES

"Wondous Stories"


SHORT BIOGRAPHY:

Yes are an English progressive rock band formed in London in 1968 by singer Jon Anderson and bassist Chris Squire. The band has undergone numerous personnel changes throughout its history. Yes have explored several musical styles over the years, and are most notably regarded as progressive rock pioneers. With the exception of a brief period, between January 1981 and summer 1983, when the band were disbanded, they have not split up. Chris Squire was the only founding member never to leave the group, until his death in June 2015. Among prominent member are guitarist Steve Howe, Keyboardist Rick Wakeman and drummers Bill Bruford and Alan White.

Key Band Members:

Jon Anderson: Born 1944, vocals and guitar. The voice of the band

Chris Squire: Born 1948, bass and vocals. Founding member and stayed with the band until his death in 2015

Steve Howe: Born 1947, guitar, various other string instruments and vocals

Bill Bruford: Born 1949, drums

Alan White: Born 1949, drums

Rick Wakeman: Born 1949, keyboards and vocals

Peter Banks: Born 1947, guitar

Tony Kaye: Born 1945, Keyboards. Was in Badfinger on their last 1981 album "Say No More"

Patrick Moraz: Born 1948, keyboards



Discography

The 1960-1970's

1. Yes - Atlantic 1969

Tracks:
1. Beyond and Before / 2. I See You / 3. Yesterday and Today / 4. Looking Around / 5. Harold Land / 6. Every Little Thing / 7. Sweetness / 8. Survival / 9. Everydays* / 10. Dear Father / 11. Something's Coming*
Rating : 6


2. Time and a Word - Atlantic 1970

Tracks:
1. No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed / 2. Then / 3. Everydays / 4. Sweet Dreams / 5. The Prophet / 6. Clear Days / 7. Astral Traveler / 8. Time and a Word
Rating : 7


3. The Yes Album - Atlantic 1971

Tracks:
1. Yours Is No Disgrace / 2. The Clap / 3. Starship Trooper a. Life Seeker b. Disillusion c. Würm / 4. I've Seen All Good People a. Your Move b. All Good People / 5. A Venture / 6. Perpetual Change
Rating : 7


4. Fragile - Atlantic 1971

Tracks:
1. Roundabout / 2. Cans and Brahms / 3. We Have Heaven / 4. South Side of the Sky / 5. Five per Cent for Nothing / 6. Long Distance Runaround / 7. The Fish (Schindleria praematurus) / 8. Mood for a Day / 9. Heart of the Sunrise
Rating : 8


5. Close to the Edge. - Atlantic 1972

Tracks:
1. Close to the Edge i. The Solid Time of Change ii. Total Mass Retain iii. I Get Up I Get Down iv. Seasons of Man / 2. And You and I i. Cord of Life ii. Eclipse iii. The Preacher the Teacher iv. The Apocalypse / 3. Siberian Khatru
Rating : 8


6. Tales From Topographic Ocean - Atlantic 1973

Tracks:
1. A The Revealing Science of God - Dance of the Dawn / 2. The Remembering - High the Memory / 3. The Ancient - Giants Under the Sun / 4. Ritual - Nous sommes du solei
Rating : 7


7. Relayer - Atlantic 1974

Tracks:
1. The Gates of Delirium / 2. Sound Chaser / 3. To Be Over
Rating : 6



8. Yesterdays ( arch + comp.) Atlantic 1974

Tracks:
1. America / 2. Looking Around / 3. Time and a Word / 4. Sweet Dreams / 5. Then / 6. Survival´/ 7. Astral Traveller / 8. Dear Father
Rating : 7


7. Going For the One - Atlantic 1977

Tracks:
1. Going for the One / 2. Turn of the Century / 3. Parallels / 4. Wonderous Stories /b 5. Awaken
Rating : 7


3. Tormato - Atlantic 1978

Tracks:
1. Future Times / 2. Rejoice / 3. Don't Kill the Whale / 4. Madrigal / 5. Release, Release / 6. Arriving UFO / 7. Circus of Heaven / 8. Onward / 9. On the Silent Wings of Freedom
Rating : 6


1980 . . forward

1. Drama - Atlantic 1980

Tracks:
1. Machine Messiah / 2. White Car / 3. Does It Really Happen? / 4. Into the Lens / 5. Run Through the Light / 6. Tempus Fugit
Rating : 7


2. 90125 - Atco 1983

Tracks:
1. Owner of a Lonely Heart / 2. Hold On / 3. It Can Happen / 4. Changes / 5. Cinema / 6. Leave It / 7. Our Song / 8. City of Love /9. Hearts
Rating : 7


3. Big Generator - Atco 1987

Tracks:
1. Rhythm of Love / 2. Big Generator / 3. Shoot High Aim Low / 4. Almost Like Love / 5. Love Will Find a Way / 6. Final Eyes / 7. I'm Running / 8. Holy Lamb (Song for Harmonic Convergence)
Rating :


4. Union - Arista 1991

Tracks:
1. I Would Have Waited Forever / 2. Shock to the System / 3. Masquerade / 4. Lift Me Up / 5. Without Hope You Cannot Start the Day / 6. Saving My Heart / 7. Miracle of Life / 8. Silent Talking / 9. More We Live / Let Go / 10. Angkor Wat / 11. Dangerous (Look in the Light of What You're Searching For) / 12. Holding On / 13. Evensong / 14. Take the Water to the Mountain / 15. Give & Take
Rating : 7


5. Talk - London 1994

Tracks:
1. The Calling / 2. I Am Waiting / 3. Real Love / 4. State of Play / 5. Walls / 6. Where Will You Be . . Endless Dream /. 7. i. Silent Spring (Instrumental) / 8. ii. Talk11:56 / 9. iii. Endless Dream
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6. The Keys to Ascension - Eagle - 1996

Tracks:
1. Siberian Khatru / 2. The Revealing Science of God / 3. America / 4. Onward / 5. Awaken / 6. Roundabout / 7. Starship Trooper / 8. Be the One / 9. That, That Is
Rating :


7. Open Your Eyes - Eagle - 1997

Tracks:
1. New State of Mind / 2. Open Your Eyes / 3. Universal Garden / 4. No Way We Can Lose / 5. Fortune Seller / 6. Man in the Moon / 7. Wonderlove / 8. From the Balcony / 9. Love Shine / 10. Somehow.....Someday / 11. The Solution
Rating : 6


8. The Ladder - Eagle 1999

Tracks:
1. Homeworld / 2. It Will Be a Good Day / 3. Lightning Strikes / 4. Can I? / 5. Face to Face / 6. If Only You Knew / 7. To Be Alive / 8. Finally / 9. The Messenger / 10. New Language / 11. Nine Voices
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9. Magnification - Eagle 2001

Tracks:
1. Magnification / 2. Spirit of Survival / 3. Don't Go / 4. Give Love Each Day / 5. Can You Imagine? / 6. We Agree / 7. Soft as a Dove / 8. Dreamtime / 9. In the Presence Of i. Deeper ii. Death of Ego iii. True Beginner iv. Turn Around and Remember / 10. Time Is Time
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10. Fly From Here - Frontiers 2011

Tracks:
1. Fly From Here - Overture / 2. Fly From Here - Pt I - We Can Fly / 3. Fly From Here - Pt II - Sad Night at the Airfield / 4. Fly From Here - Pt III - Madman at the Screens / 5. Fly From Here - Pt IV - Bumpy Ride / 6. Fly From Here - Pt V - We Can Fly Reprise / 7. The Man You Always Wanted Me to Be / 8. Life on a Film Set / 9. Hour of Need / 10. Solitaire / 11. Into the Storm
Rating :


11. Heaven and Earth - Frontiers 2014

Tracks:
1. Believe Again / 2. The Game / 3. Step Beyond / 4. To Ascend / 5. In a World of Our Own / 6. Light of the Ages / 7. It Was All We Knew / 8. Subway Walls
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12. Fly From Here - Return Trip - Pledge 2018

Tracks:
1. Fly From Here - Overture / 2. Fly From Here - We Can Fly / 3. Fly From Here - Sad Night at the Airfield / 4. Fly From Here - Madman at the Screens / 5. Fly From Here - Bumpy Ride / 6. Fly From Here - We Can Fly Reprise / 7. The Man You Always Wanted Me to Be / 8. Life on a Film Set / 9. Hour of Need / 10. Solitaire / 11. Don’t Take No for an Answer / 12. Into the Storm
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13. From a Page - Burning Shed 2019

Tracks:
1. To the Moment / 2. Words on a Page / 3. From the Turn of a Card / 4. The Gift of Love / 5. To the Moment - single
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14. Mirror to thew Sky - InsideOutMusic 2023

Tracks:
1. Cut From The Stars / 2. All Connected / 3 Luminosity / 4. Living Out Their Dream / 5. Mirror to the Sky / 6. Circles of Time // 7. Unknown Place / 8. One Second Is Enough / 9. Magic Potion
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My Suggestion For a 2 x 80 minutes (app.) Best Of Compilation - more tracks will be added eventually!!:


1. Looking Around ( Anderson/Squire )Yes
2. Beyond and Before ( Bayley/Squire )Yes
3. Harold Land ( Anderson/Squire/Bruford )Yes
4. Survival ( Anderson )Yes
5. Time and a Word ( Anderson/Foster ) Time and a Word
6. No Opportunity Necessary ( Havens ) Time and a Word
7. Then ( Anderson ) Time and a Word
8. Everydays ( Stills ) Time and a Word
9. Yours is No Disgrace ( Yes ) The Yes Album
10. Wondrous Stories ( Anderson ) Going for the One
11. Don't Kill the Whale ( Anderson/Squire ) Tormato
12. Madrigal ( Anderson/Wakeman ) Tormato
13. Release Release ( Anderson/Whie/Squire ) Tormato
14. Circus of Heaven ( Anderson ) Tormato
15. Owner of a Lonely Heart ( Rabin/Anderson/Squire/Horn ) 90125
16. Perpetual Change ( Anderson/Squire ) The Yes Album
17. Roundabout ( Anderson/Howe ) Fragile
18. South Side of the Sky ( Anderson/Squire ) Fragile
19. Mood for a Day ( Howe ) Fragile
20. Heart of the Sunrise ( Anderson/Squire/Bruford ) Fragile
21. Close to the Edge ( Anderson/Howe ) Close to the Edge
22. And You and I ( Anderson/Howe/Squire/Bruford ) Close to the Edge
23. To Be Over ( Yes ) Relayer
24. Going For the One ( Anderson ) Going for the One
25. The Revealing Science of God ( Yes ) Tales From Topographic Oceans
26. Circus of Heaven ( Anderson ) Tormato
27. Into the Lens ( Yes ) Drama
28. It Can Happen ( Rabin/Anderson/Squire ) 90125
29. Changes ( Rabin/Anderson/White ) 90125
30. No Way We Can Lose ( Yes ) Open Your Eyes
31. Open Your Eyes ( Yes ) Open Your Eyes
32. From a Balcony ( Yes ) Open Your Eyes
33. I Would Have Waited Forever ( Anderson/Howe/Elias) Union
34. Lift Me Up ( Rabin/Squire) Union
35. Saving My Heart ( Rabin) Union
36. Miracle of Life ( Rabin/Mark/Mancina) Union
37. Give and Take ( Anderson/Howe/Elias) Union

Essential Albums!

Original albums as listed and rated on “Rate Your Music” - December 7 - 2020

3 Close to the Edge - 1972
16 Fragile - 1971
19 Relayer - 1974
25 The Yes Album - 1971
205 Going for the One - 1977
322 Drama - 1980
521 Tales From Topographic Oceans - 1973
676 Yes - 1969
670 Fly From Here - Return Trip - 2018
729 Time and Word - 1970
787 90125 - 1983
902 Magnification - 2001
946 Fly From Here - 2011
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