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Yes Audio CD
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Far and away the longest lasting and the most successful of the '70s progressive rock groups, Yes proved to be one of the lingering success stories from that musical genre. The band, founded in 1968, overcame a generational shift in its audience and the departure of its most visible members at key points in its history to reach the end of the century as the definitive progressive rock ... Read more in Amazon's Yes Store

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  • Audio CD (17 Feb 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Rhino
  • ASIN: B00007KWI9
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,562 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Beyond And Before (Remastered LP Version) 4:530.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. I See You (Remastered LP Version) 6:480.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Yesterday And Today (Remastered LP Version) 2:490.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Looking Around (Remastered LP Version) 4:170.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Harold Land (Remastered LP Version) 5:420.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Every Little Thing (Remastered LP Version) 5:400.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Sweetness (Remastered LP Version) 4:330.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Survival (Remastered LP Version) 6:160.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Everydays (Single Version) 6:210.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Dear Father (Remastered Early Version #2 Previously Unissued) 5:490.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Something's Coming (Remastered LP Version) 7:070.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Everydays (Remastered Early Version#1 Prev. Unreleased) 5:150.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Dear Father (Remastered Early Version #1 Previously Unissued) 5:290.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Something's Coming (Remastered Early Version) (Previously Unissued) 8:020.79  Buy MP3 

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48 of 48 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A nice reissue of the original Yes debut album 8 Feb 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
"Yes" is the original debut album from Yes not to be confused with "The Yes Album," which was their third album but the first one with which most people would be familiar. "Yes" is not as strong an album, but it is a lot better than you would expect given the level of performance excellent you expect from the group down the road, especially since at this point you have Peter Banks on guitar and Tony Kaye doing the assorted keyboard work. Most of the songs are written by vocalist Jon Anderson and bass player Chris Squire, along with covers of songs by Lennon & McCartney ("Every Little Thing") and Crosby & McQuinn ("I See You"). It is rather strange to thing of the Beatle and the Byrds being major influences on Yes, but there you go. This is an album for lifelong fans of the group to check out, now that it has been reissued. Knowing where the Yes sound ends up, you can hear it in embryonic form, most notably on "Harold Land," which most anticipates the multi-part suites that would consume an entire record side on the group's best albums. However, when you hear the driving sound of the opening cut, "Beyond and Before," you will wonder who you are listening to. Banks does some interesting guitar work on both of the cover songs, especially the atypical version of the Beatles song.
This 2003 reissue is impressive because the bonus tracks add up to more playing time than the 8 original tracks on the album. The informative liner notes are from Mike Tiano. There early and finished versions of three songs, including "Something's Coming" from "West Side Story," which particularly fits Anderson's distinctive vocal style (you will be reminded of Yes' later cover of Simon & Garfunkle's "America"). The before and after approach with these bonus tracks is quite interesting. There are few opportunities this good to go back and look at what one of your favorite groups was doing when they were first starting out, which makes this expanded reissue of "Yes" a real treat.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
By Stephen Reid TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
This is a fascinating album. I came to know Yes through 'The Yes Album' and had never owned this debut album till now, over forty years later. And what an enjoyable experience it was to play it for the first time!

No, it's not as good as 'The Yes Album', which is regarded as a classic of prog rock. But the foundations are here, itching to get out and be developed. The distinctive voice of Jon Anderson, the close harmonies and unique bass playing of Chris Squire: they are there but not on every track. Bill Bruford's jazz inspired drumming is high quality and reminded me at times of Carl Palmer.

I ususually hate Beatles covers, but 'Every Little Thing' is more than a cover - it is a powerful reworking that shows how a standard 3 minute quality pop song can be turned into something much bigger and more powerful.

This is more than an album for completists: it is a good play in its own right. The five-star albums were coming later: this is a very creditable four-star debut and worth owning.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Yes yes yes... 12 July 2009
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
After owning this album on vinyl for 25 years , but not having a turntable for the past 7 years...i finally bought it on cd. It's even better than i remember, an absolutely stunning collection of songs, played with a flair to match any of the later albums by the 'definitive' Yes line-up. Jon anderson's voice is ,as always,simply beautiful. Chris Squire's bass,is, as mentioned by another reviewer forward in the mix,but that can only be a good thing right ?, he drives these songs along brilliantly.Bill Bruford was always in and out of the various line -ups,and we all know how good he is,and here he excels himself during both the subtle moments and the times when these songs simply rock. Tony Kaye's organ ,whilst sounding it's age,(this was 1969 remember),is all the better for it, it just sounds so 'real',and not at all the product of an expensive studio,as keyboard instruments often do.Indeed this entire album is pretty raw,and Peter Bank's agressive guitar style (as opposed to my favourite guitarist,Steve Howe's generally more jazzy,experimental style) is the icing on the cake. Thanks to Banks ,YES ,sound almost like a conventional rock band here,at times,but i said almost, and rest assured, this is bold and daring music. Sure enough as others have mentioned,they cover The Beatles here, but it's two minutes plus into that song, before the vocal starts, the intro is a group of top class musicians , having a great time , and this is most definitely passed on to the listener. It's joyous and infectious.
I'm rambling, this is a wonderous debut album, if you like YES even a little, you need this record. PS- This is one of the few cd's i have bought where the bonus tracks are truly deserving of mention, but they are that special ,i believe this should have been a double vinyl all those years ago.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Yes before they were Yes? 18 Feb 2004
By Robert Frampton VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
For me (and, I guess, a lot of other people) Yes weren't Yes 'til 'The Yes Album'. Having said that, you can definitely hear the genesis of that band in the first couple of albums. The overriding impression, though, is that this is a band in thrall to the sound of the Byrds, but filtered through a distinctively jazz-mindset! It sound bizzare if you've not heard it, but it really does work! Highlight tracks are "Survival", "Looking Around" and "Dear Father" and, even if the bonus early versions of some of the tracks don't really add too much to the experience, this is still a bargain-buy
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4.0 out of 5 stars A hint of what was yet to come!
It's fair to say that if you are looking for the epic structures and style that was do dominate Yes's music throughout the 70s and then you won't find it on their first album. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Keith Plant
5.0 out of 5 stars Great debut album by Yes
Album one is YES, by the group Yes from 1969. Track listing is
1 Beyond and Before 2 I see you 3 Yesterday and Today 4 Looking around
5 Harold Land 6 Every... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Miss M. Potter
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic early Yes
This has a simplicity that was lost on the later Yes albums ( 1973 > ). Good to hear them again as they are rarely played live now.
Published 12 months ago by P. Cook
5.0 out of 5 stars Yes (expanded & remastered)
This was bought for my husband's birthday.He has been a fan of Yes for a long time,he would thoroughly recommend it.
Published 13 months ago by GLENDA MARKHAM
4.0 out of 5 stars Yes Yes Yes!
Nice to relive old memories. "Sweetness" particularly good. One of the first albums I bought as a teenager and very enjoyable today too.
Published 14 months ago by Mr. J. Waller
4.0 out of 5 stars Yes in the beginning, with bonus material
This is the 1969 debut recording of Yes, not to be confused with the band's 1971 landmark release `The Yes Album' with which they broke through to a bigger audience. Read more
Published 19 months ago by The Guardian
4.0 out of 5 stars Good album, bad Warners Bros
Surprisingly good album.

BUT....What's with Warner Bros? I can't play their CDs on my HP computer. The sound is muffled and crackly. I will not buy another WB CD.
Published on 19 Jun 2012 by joeparis
3.0 out of 5 stars If you like Yes you'll like this.
'Yes' is one of those debut albums where you can see the early stages of a band who were to improve greatly in the future. Read more
Published on 16 Aug 2010 by MR K J DOWNING
5.0 out of 5 stars Fragile, but masterful debut
I first bought this some 20 years ago, chiefly as I was learning the abss guitar and thought Chris Squire's work was something to learn. Read more
Published on 11 Feb 2008 by Mr. C. J. Iredale
This is Yes's first debut 1969 album and it's a band that is trying to find there way , this and the next album A Time and A word 1970 are great but just like the other review they... Read more
Published on 18 Jan 2005 by "md35545"
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