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10:35
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3:49
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9:41
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9:29
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3:30
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  • Original Release Date: 30 Nov 1981
  • Release Date: 30 Nov 1981
  • Label: EastWest
  • Copyright: 1981 Atlantic Recording Corp. for the US and WEA International for the world outside the US.
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  • Total Length: 1:05:14
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  • ASIN: B003MX1SU8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,474 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 25 July 2004
Format: Audio CD
Unless a later digitally remastered version of 'Classic Yes' has reduced the number of tracks on this fine album, the track listing above is selling the world's greatest live band short by omitting two live tracks, namely Roundabout and I've Seen All Good People.
There have been many compilation albums by Yes issued over the years, but this is probably the one I return to most. Whilst I tend to agree overall that the current line up of Anderson, Squire, Howe, Wakeman and White is probably the best, I still feel the jazz influenced drumming of Bill Bruford, featured on all the studio tracks from this compilation, is incredible. The slow build up on Heart of the Sunrise, after the frenetic opening, provides Bruford with the opportunity to demonstrate his prowess and the result is awesome.
I saw Yes perform in Birmingham just a few weeks ago, 33 years after first seeing them, and they are still as enthusiastic about performing, and their playing retains the artistry whilst now displaying new depths of interpretation of their older material. This is a great introduction to work from the 'golden years', but don't stop here - listen to later live versions and their later studio stuff and marvel at their virtuosity and verve!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By mitchy59 on 5 July 2013
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I bought this album even though I've practically got all of the tracks on the albums they are taken off !!!! Its a great introduction for people who are discovering Yes's early music !!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Thompson on 20 Nov 2012
Format: Audio CD
Yes were massively successful in the 1970s and all this CD comes from that period.
Roundabout and I/ve Seen All Good People are both live and not much to my liking due to sounding a little rough compared with their studio tracks.
And You And I is really the best of the best, 10 minutes long and I still don't want it finish while Wonderous Stories is not far behind with high picthed vocals and suberb sythezier sounds.
So there it is, 65 minutes in total, not in chronological order, but giving a fair representation of their work at that time.
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This concise 9-track collection was assembled by virtuoso Yes bassist and founder-member Chris Squire, and contains some of the best short and medium-length works from the band's golden period in the 1970s. As such it's a great introduction to Yes' music for the young and curious listener who might not know where to start with this prolific band's extensive back catalogue.

Aficionados always disagree about the content (and omissions) of any `greatest hits' collection and I would have a few minor quibbles with Squire's selection:

* Squire's own (admittedly excellent) composition `The Fish' is included, but not Jon Anderson's equally good `We have Heaven' or Steve Howe's `Mood for a Day' which each showcase a different side of the band members' individual talents

* Live-on-stage versions of `Roundabout' and `All Good People' with less-than-perfect sound are included in place of the excellent & superior studio recordings

* `Classic Yes' was originally released as a vinyl LP, a format which precluded the inclusion of more material. On the re-issued CD however, more tracks might easily have been added: `South Side of the Sky', `Siberian Khatru' and something from the superb `Relayer' album - maybe the sublime `Soon' (which works on its own and was released as a single in some markets) or the outstanding `Sound Chaser' would have been my choices, and even something from `Time and a Word'

The short-taster format obviously precludes any of Yes' longer 20-minute pieces such as `Close to the Edge', `Relayer' or anything from `Tales'. But as a concise selection of highlights, it's overall pretty good as an introduction to this inventive and mould-breaking music.
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This is a very good best of album. It introduces the listener to some classic yes songs while not given to many. I dislike large anthology albums as I find they can include to many difficult songs. The only problem i have about this album is Fish which I find annoying and I also dislike the inclusion of the two live pieces as i feel that the studio versions would be better for a yes newbie.
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