YES is one of the cornerstones and hallmarks of British progressive rock, a style that mixed modern rock with classical elements. Their sound was complimented by the illustration style of Roger Dean, who produced their signature logo and a stunning series of distinctive album covers for the band.
Most members of YES have had productive solo careers or also been in other successful bands. The lineup has changed over the years, most notably with numerous changes to their keyboard players. The only member who has been in every single incarnation of YES is bass player Chris Squire.
TALES FROM TOPOGRAPHIC OCEANS
This double album was the sixth from YES. Comprised of just four tracks, this record was written by lead singer Jon Anderson and guitarist Steve Howe. Each album side is a single song, with each piece being between 18 and 22 minutes in length.
Although critically panned when first released, this album went on to earn a gold record and become a fan favorite.
The Band YES - official websites for the band
At the moment, there aren't really any big group projects for YES as an entity, but the various band members are all busy with a variety of solo and side projects.
This list includes the members of the band as it exists presently. Further down this lens are links to former band members.
YES vs ELP
When Greg Lake went on his 2012 solo music tour, mixing songs and stories, one story he told was of the "rivalry" between ELP and YES. According to Lake, both bands got on, but they did have nicknames for each other. YES liked to refer to Emerson Lake and Palmer as "Henderson, Snake and Charmer."
And ELP liked to refer to YES as "Maybe."
90125 - the reinvention of YES
When YES reformed in the early 1980s, Steve Howe was busy with ASIA, so they recruited guitarist/songwriter Trevor Rabin in his place. This proved to be a great decsion as his contributions to the band helped bring them some top 10 hits and their most wide-reaching and commercial album to date.
YES and Progressive Rock
- 100 Greatest Progressive Rock Artists
100 Greatest Progressive Rock Artists, with YES listed as #1!
- Strawberry Bricks Time Line of Progressive Prog Rock Music
a listener's guide documenting the progresseive prog music era 1967-1979 from the united kingdom and europe. complete artists, bands, albums, discographies and reviews.
- Progressive Rock Radio
The best free Progressive Rock Radio playing great music from groups like Genesis, Gentle Giant, Kayak, King Crimson, Knight Area, IQ, Marillion, Nektar, Porcupine Tree, RPWL, Pendragon, Flower Kings, Riverside, SYN, Yes, and Independent Artists from
- History Of Punk - Genesis, ELP & Yes
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- A definition of Progressive Rock
Progressive rock ("prog") is an ambitious, eclectic, and often grandiose style of rock music which arose in the late 1960s principally in England, reaching the peak of its popularity in the early 1970s, but continuing as a musical form to this day.
Other Great Yes Albums - further explorations into the music of YES
Other YES Band Members
YES has shifted their line-up from time to time. Here are links to other musicians who have recorded and played with the band.
- Trevor Rabin
lead guitar, 1983-1995
- Trevor Horn
lead singer on DRAMA
- Official Geoff Downes Website - GeoffDownes.Com - Home
keyboardist on DRAMA
- The Official Site Of Patrick Moraz
keyboardist 1974-1976, RELAYER album and tour
- Tony Kaye - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
original keyboardist, played on YES and TIME & A WORD, then rejoined the group in the 1980s