Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by MikeyFingers, Dec 1, 2005.

  1. So far, I've only heard like 3 songs from Yes. I love Roundabout, but it's played like 5 times a day on the radio. I don't even know the names of the other songs I've heard. Can anyone recommend some good Yes songs/albums? (as if you didn't know, I want some badass bass stuff)
  2. Prahainspring


    Oct 22, 2002
    New Jersey
    The Yes Album
    Close to the Edge
    Going For the One
  3. zombywoof5050


    Dec 20, 2001
    For a good sampling of YES music that has a lot of great songs throughout their career, I highly recommend the "Keys To Ascension" DVD. A kickass spot-on performance by Squire and the sound is great.
  4. remo


    Jan 15, 2005
    just start at their first record.. it's self titled.. then as your addiction grows buy the next album.. "Time And A Word".. then "The Yes Album".. etc etc etc..

    there is amazing stuff on all their albums.. IMO Yes is a "life" band, you don't just buy a greatest hits or 1 or 2 CD's. They deserve much more than that..

    Personally my fav is "Going For The One" .. but I love them all.
  5. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    Close to the Edge is the only Yes album that I love.
  6. zombywoof5050


    Dec 20, 2001
    I agree, you got to eventually have them all.
    I only suggested the DVD as a good sampling 'to get started with'. You see, "Close To The Edge" is great, but with "Keys" you get all the songs on that album. Of course, you still gotta get "CTTE" because it's the original and it has Bruford, etc.
    Yeah, get them all. If you want to experience them like us old timers, get them in order of release.
  7. get the cd 'yessongs'. it's made up of live performances that basically wind up being a "best of" from the first 3 albums. that would be a good starting point i think. there are also numerous concert dvds from the 70s you can pick up at tower records.
  8. I always stick by The Yes Album as a starter point. With the arrival of Steve Howe the true Yes feel starts to shine through for the first time, yet it remains accessable and digestable to the masses. If you can swallow it, follow with Fragile and Close to the Edge.
  9. My fav Yes album is Close to the Edge, but I have almost all their material until they got boring.

    Believe it or not a jem among the material is Drama.
  10. I am a huge YesFan and have all of their studio works. I started with Time and a Word, then got Close to the Edge. By then I was hooked and got Relayer, then Going for the one, etc. Great stuff. Chris' basslines are so well constructed, especially on Going for the One and Tales from Topographic Oceans.
  11. iamthebassman


    Feb 24, 2004
    Endorsing Artist: Phantom Guitars, Eastwood Guitars
    My faves are the first two albums. Here's my Ric CS:
  12. Akami

    Akami Four on the floor

    Mar 6, 2005
    I'm another one of few Yes fans who gives a vote to Drama, particualarly Tempus Fugit.

    Also, especially since you're new to Yes and presumably have few preconceived notions as to what they should sound like, don't let anyone talk you out of listening to stuff from the Trevor Rabin years, especially as a bass player.
    Let your own tastes judge whether you like those cd's or not.

    All Yes material that I'm aware of has Chris Squire playing bass and there is some excellent playing to be found on all their albums.
  13. zombywoof5050


    Dec 20, 2001
    Squire is the only member who has never left the band.
  14. DemoEtc


    Aug 18, 2004
    REALLY a good live album!

    Wasn't there a movie that went along with it? Seems I remember smoke flowing in over the stage, Wakeman in his sparkly cape doing his extended solo bit (piano, clavinet, mellotron) - or did I just dream it?

    The music's spacy enough - maybe it was a dream.
  15. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA

    Tony Levin plays on half the stuff on Union... if you consider that a Yes album. :spit: :spit: :barf: :vomit: :spit: :spit:
  16. DaftCat


    Jul 26, 2004
    Medicine Hat
    Sorta offtopic; Chris owns the rights to the band name.
  17. Turock


    Apr 30, 2000
    You weren't dreaming, there is a movie; however, the sound is not the greatest. From time to time different instruments drop out, seems to be dependant on the camera angle. Probably the best they could do in 1973. Still a good film though. I have another (relatively) more recent one, 9021Live, with Trevor Rabin. That's a good one too.

    My favorite Yes album is Close to the Edge. Siberian Khatru, bad ass.
  18. Trevor Horn played bass on Run Through The Light, from Drama. Apparentely at Mr Squire's request. It's a burpy fretless thing going on.
  19. Close to the Edge
    The Yes Album

    Owner of a Lonely Heart is also a good song