Psst... Ready to join TalkBass and start posting, make new friends, sell your gear, and more?  Register your free account in 30 seconds.

Yes albums

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Thurisarz, Jul 19, 2005.


  1. Thurisarz

    Thurisarz

    Aug 20, 2004
    Thanks for waking my old Roundabout thread guys and gals! :)

    I'm in a "Yes period" and since i only got two records with them, "Fragile" and "Drama", i wonder if you can recommend records with some classic Squire basslines in it. Time period doesn't matter as long as it's rips :cool:
     
  2. iamthebassman

    iamthebassman

    Feb 24, 2004
    Austin,Texas
    Endorsing Artist: Phantom Guitars, Eastwood Guitars
    The intro of the first song on their first album "YES", is all bass and sounds very cool. I really like this album 'cause Squire is all over the place, and Peter Banks doesn't "get in the way" as much as Howe does IMO. and Squire's tone on this and "TIME AND A WORD" is not quite together yet(almost), and is really NASTY sometimes.
    Also, do you have "FISH OUT OF WATER"?
     
  3. lucas vigor

    lucas vigor Banned

    Sep 2, 2004
    Orange County, Ca,
    Close to the edge
    Relayer
    Yesshows (the first live album)
     
  4. lucas vigor

    lucas vigor Banned

    Sep 2, 2004
    Orange County, Ca,
    tormato
    going for the one
    Big generator
    90210 (whatever, the one with "owner of a lonely heart" on it)
     
  5. lucas vigor

    lucas vigor Banned

    Sep 2, 2004
    Orange County, Ca,
    You might also want to check out King Crimson...

    Kind of a darker side of prog rock then YES....this is the band that the original drummer Bill Bruford left YES for....

    Starless and bible black
    Red

    John Wetton had a very cool, overdriven raunchy bass style, similar to Chris Squire.
     
  6. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

    Yesshows was released in 1980. The first Yes' live album is Yessongs from 1972, which is one of my favorites because it's a live document of their best era (to me) and the sound quality is very raw.

    There's another thread on the same topic. Look here:

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=184046
     
  7. lucas vigor

    lucas vigor Banned

    Sep 2, 2004
    Orange County, Ca,
    yeah, that's what I meant....yesssongs.
     
  8. iamthebassman

    iamthebassman

    Feb 24, 2004
    Austin,Texas
    Endorsing Artist: Phantom Guitars, Eastwood Guitars
    Speaking of Yessongs, I wish the film wasn't so dark. Very cool film tho'.
     
  9. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    Melnibone
    Close to the Edge
     
  10. Going For The One
    Tormato
    Relayer
     
  11. I think the ones with the most classic Squire lines are:

    The Yes Album (Yours is No Disgrace, Starship Trooper)
    Fragile (Heart of the Sunrise, The Fish, Roundabout)
    Close to the Edge (All songs)

    and then there's the more obscure Relayer which is one of my favorites. Sound Chaser is just sick!!
     
  12. The Symphonic YES dvd is fokken stupendous. Chris "THE MOUNTAIN" Squire is the backbone o' the band. Watch & learn!!!
     
  13. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    About Yessongs-
    Thanks to the last great Yes thread(about a month ago), I finally picked that up.
    In that last thread, someone mentioned how the 're-mastered' Yessongs was not as good as the earlier version.
    I would have to agree; not 'unlistenable', just not as enjoyable as it coulda been.
     
  14. Close To The Edge
    Relayer
     
  15. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    "The Yes Album" and "Close To The Edge" are mandatory IMO.
     
  16. Get em all!
     
  17. relayer66

    relayer66

    Oct 10, 2002
    Miura, Japan
    The best bass lines are on Relayer. Geddy found a lot of inspiration here also. Close to the Edge is a close second.
    I like Yesshows better than Yessongs. The sound quality is much better, and it's representative of their Tales/Relayer period material.
    These albums are more complex and difficult to get into than the earlier and later stuff, which is why most people always refer to you Fragile and The Yes Album. They probably haven't been able to get into the more hardcore prog.
     
  18. Yogi Bear

    Yogi Bear Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2000
    Colorado
    +1
     
  19. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    I don't think I've ever listened to "Tales", but I really like "Relayer". Patrick Moraz' strange keyboards keep it interesting.
     
  20. FireAarro

    FireAarro

    Aug 8, 2004
    austr-
    Yes Album!
    Yes Album!

    Agree with the other guy; totally mandatory.