Yes -- Guitar Anthology: Authentic Guitar TAB Sheet music – 3 Jan 2004
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A band like Yes really deserves a series of TAB books, so a slim volume like this (124 pages) can't really hope to satisfy your Yes-enthusiast guitarist. But still, "Money"? And "Montreux's Theme"? Presumably they were picked because they're more guitar-oriented than other Yes tracks, but I can think of many more I'd have preferred to see transcribed here. (And another slight niggle -- the cover of this book shows the Big Generator album cover. Why? Because the contents lists "Hold On" as being on Big Generator. But it was on 90125!)
The TAB seems pretty accurate, and nicely detailed (as musical transcriptions of Yes songs would have to be!). I've seen a few transcriptions of Clap, and watched how Steve Howe plays it, and I have to say that, although they've got the notes right here, the actual position Howe plays part of the opening riff is different (he plays it one string down). (It's always worth trying to find a few live videos on YouTube to back up a transcription when learning it, I find.) It's still playable as written, though. The first part of "I've Seen All Good People" has the lute parts arranged for guitar, and "Long Distance Runaround" has the keyboard of the opening section arranged for guitar, too.
Overall, it's great to have some Yes transcriptions, I just wish there were more! (Or better selections. I'd love to have had "Don't Kill the Whale" or the whole of "Gates of Delirium"(!) -- both very guitar oriented.) So, excellent music, just a few odd choices.
(And a note on the Kindle version: I bought a physical copy of this book because the Kindle sample proved to be nigh-on unreadable. Perhaps it's okay if you're reading it on an iPad or something, but certainly not on a Kindle!)