The BBC Recordings 1969-1970
 
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The BBC Recordings 1969-1970

YES
1 July 2009

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Song Title
Time
Popularity  
1
Something's Coming (1/12/1969)
7:38
2
Everydays (1/12/1969)
5:11
3
Sweetness (1/12/1969)
4:14
4
Dear Father (1/12/1969)
5:33
5
Every Little Thing (1/12/1969)
5:31
6
Looking Around (8/4/1969)
3:39
7
Sweet Dreams (1/19/1970)
3:25
8
Then (1/19/1970)
4:18
9
No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed (1/19/1970)
4:14
10
Astral Traveler (3/17/1970)
6:01
11
Then (3/17/1970)
5:15
12
Every Little Thing (3/17/1970)
6:48
13
Everydays (3/17/1970)
6:07
14
For Everyone (3/17/1970)
4:34
15
Intro / Sweetness (6/14/1969)
5:16
16
Something's Coming (2/23/1969)
7:58
17
Sweet Dreams (2/23/1969)
4:14
18
Beyond & Before (2/23/1969)
5:27


Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 July 2009
  • Label: Purple Pyramid Records
  • Copyright: (c) 2009 Purple Pyramid Records
  • Total Length: 1:35:23
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  • ASIN: B002JG15CA
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 76,970 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
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This is a darned interesting record, not just for fans of traditional YES wanting to hear the band's sonic roots, but for folks like me who come at this set as a fan of the Beatles and the Nice etc. On these BBC recordings, YES is energetic and propulsive in their performances; several songs, especially "Beyond and Before," give me the feeling of being yanked about on a short hang-glider ride--later YES is less likely to be as concise, fast, and skittish. The longest song here is
about seven minutes. It is exceptionally neat to hear YES take an early Buffalo Springfield song ("Everyday"), put a rocket under it, and take it through smart, well-defined breaks (including some killer unison accent bits) all in less than five minutes, ending in a ferocious Squire/Bruford "buh-blam"! That track is what this record is about: YES reworking 60's pop-psychedelia and figuring out what they can do with it. Elsewhere on the web someone says of these YES BBC performances, "they play their asses off"--I agree. The rhythm section, especially Bruford at the drums, is superb. The vocals are rough on a few tracks, but fine on others. This band features Tony Kaye on a Hammond organ and the band's original guitarist, Peter Banks. No, he's not Steve Howe, but he's quite fine being who he is. His style is often angular and aggressive; he's not as interested in sounding lyrical or pretty as Howe is, but Banks also does some neat volume pedal work and some lacy effects influenced by jazz guitarists. But the bottom line: Banks is a fine, loud rock'n'roll guitar player, and he's key in giving the early version of YES a raunchier sound than fans of AOR radio might associate with this group.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Catches the band at an interesting time. 14 Mar 2014
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For anyone interested in Yes this is a must have album as it catches the group right at the beginning of their career. These are mainly tracks that were recorded for broadcast on radio and it mainly consists of tracks that ended up on the first two albums. It's a bit rough and ready and the mixes are occasionally rather uneven. For example on one version of 'Something's coming' Peter Banks's guitar seems rather high in the mix. However, there is much to like here as the music is enthusiastically played and gives hints of the greatness that was yet to come! It also shows how some of the tracks were developed as 'For everyone' is basically what will become the second section of 'Starship trooper' from the 'Yes album'. The three star rating is more to do with the quality of the production (I'd probably have give it 3 1/2 but can't due to Amazon rating system) which is rather on the shoddy side. But saying that there is much here for the enthusiastic Yes fan who wants to know what they were doing early on.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Same tracklist as the Millenium Collection 18 May 2011
By AOR_Jim
Format:Audio CD
These tracks have been previously released as Millenium Collectionso if you already have that album don't bother with this one.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Unknown title/recordings 19 Aug 2009
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I am very fond of Yes and have ben since 1993. My favourite album's being Close to the Edge, Yes Songs and Union.
Looking forward to seing them in the Waterfront in Belfast in November this year. Rick Wakeman is an excellent keyboard player amd Jon Anderson has a good singing voice. Long may they continue!!

Brian Gourley.
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