Title: Like It Is – Yes at the Bristol Hippodrome Released: 2014 Genre: Rock, Progressive Rock Artists: Jon Davison, vocals; Chris Squire, bass; Steve Howe, guitars; Alan White, drums; Geoff Downes, keyboards.
• Among the world’s most influential, ground-breaking, and respected progressive rock bands, Grammy Award winning, YES, is proud to announce its new live album, ‘Heaven and Earth.’ Having sold nearly 40 million albums in a career that has so far spanned more than four decades, ‘Heaven and Earth’ sees YES continuing with its tradition of symphonic progressive rock that remains timelessly fresh and innovative. • In Spring 2014, YES performed in their Canada, UK and European tour a true classic rock header by performing two of their most popular albums in their entirety, all in one concert: 1971’s THE YES ALBUM, and 1977’s GOING FOR THE ONE. • Music audiences across the world experienced the albums – each representing an important milestone in YES’ career which encompasses sales of close to 50 million albums worldwide – performed from beginning to end. (more…)
Title: Like It Is – Yes at the Bristol Hippodrome
Genre: Rock, Progressive Rock
Artists: Jon Davison, vocals; Chris Squire, bass; Steve Howe, guitars; Alan White, drums; Geoff Downes, keyboards.
Released: Frontiers Records
Video codec: AVC
Audio Codec: PCM
Video: MPEG-4 AVC 29843 kbps / 1920 * 1080p / 23,976 fps / 16: 9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio: English LPCM 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit Size: 22.25 GiB
• Among the world’s most influential, ground-breaking, and respected progressive rock bands, Grammy Award winning, YES, is proud to announce its new live album, ‘Heaven and Earth.’ Having sold nearly 40 million albums in a career that has so far spanned more than four decades, ‘Heaven and Earth’ sees YES continuing with its tradition of symphonic progressive rock that remains timelessly fresh and innovative. • In Spring 2014, YES performed in their Canada, UK and European tour a true classic rock header by performing two of their most popular albums in their entirety, all in one concert: 1971’s THE YES ALBUM, and 1977’s GOING FOR THE ONE. • Music audiences across the world experienced the albums – each representing an important milestone in YES’ career which encompasses sales of close to 50 million albums worldwide – performed from beginning to end.
Yes – Going For The One (1977) [Audio Fidelity ‘2013] PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 38:48 minutes | 1,55 GB or FLAC 2.0 (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | 724 MB Audio Fidelity SACD #AFZ-157 | Mastered for this SACD by Steve Hoffman
Going for the One is perhaps the most overlooked item in the Yes catalog. It marked Rick Wakeman’s return to the band after a three-year absence, and also a return to shorter song forms after the experimentalism of Close to the Edge, Tales from Topographic Oceans, and Relayer. In many ways, this disc could be seen as the follow-up to Fragile. Its five tracks still retain mystical, abstract lyrical images, and the music is grand and melodic, the vocal harmonies perfectly balanced by the stinging guitar work of Steve Howe, Wakeman’s keyboards, and the solid rhythms of Alan White and Chris Squire. The title track features Howe on steel guitar (he’s the only prog rocker who bothers with the instrument). “Turn of the Century” and the album’s single, “Wonderous Stories,” are lovely ballads the way only Yes can do them. “Parallels” is the album’s big, pompous song, so well done that in later years the band opened concerts with it. Wakeman’s stately church organ, recorded at St. Martin’s Church, Vevey, Switzerland, sets the tone for this “Roundabout”-ish track. The concluding “Awaken” is the album’s nod to the extended suite. Again, the lyrics are spacy in the extreme, but Jon Anderson and Squire are dead-on vocally, and the addition of Anderson’s harp and White’s tuned percussion round out this evocative track. (more…)
Title: Yes – Songs From Tsongas – 35th Anniversary Concert
Genre: Rock, Progressive Rock
Directed by: Thomas Joe
Artists: Jon Anderson – vocals, MIDI guitar, percussion, keyboards; Steve Howe – guitars, vocals, Portuguese guitar; Rick Wakeman – keyboards, synthesizers, piano [briefly]; Chris Squire – bass, harmonica, vocals; Alan White – drums, percussion
Released: Eagle Rock Entertainment
Video codec: AVC
Audio Codec: DTS, AC-3, PCM
Video: MPEG-4 AVC 20655 kbps / 1920 * 1080i / 29,970 fps / 16: 9 / High Profile 4.1
# 1 Audio: English DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 2432 kbps / 16-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 16-bit)
Audio # 2: English LPCM 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1536 kbps / Size: 37.69 GB
This Special Edition of Songs From Tsongas contains two different concerts from Yes 35th Anniversary Tour in 2004, the last tour by the band to feature the classic line-up of Jon Anderson, Steve Howe, Chris Squire, Rick Wakeman and Alan White. Part One contains the whole of the concert from the Tsongas Arena in Lowell, Massachusetts. This epic show features a brand new stage set by legendary designer and Yes collaborator Roger Dean and the setlist features tracks from across the band s career including an extensive acoustic section (tracks 11 18) and some tracks that have rarely been performed live. Part Two contains 70 minutes of highlights from a very different concert on the same tour filmed at Estival in Lugano, Switzerland. This outdoor concert sees a stripped down stage and full on rock versions of the acoustic tracks from Tsongas whilst the crowd wield a multitude of umbrellas against the pouring rain, which is clearly not preventing them having a great time!
Relayer is the third in a series of remixed and expanded Yes albums. Presented in a mini vinyl replica gatefold card sleeve with booklet featuring new sleeve notes by Sid Smith, along with rare photos and archive material, the album has been remixed into stereo and 5.1 Surround Sound from the original studio masters by Steven Wilson and is fully approved by Yes. Also includes the original mix in high resolution, and bonus material.
Yes had fallen out of critical favor with Tales from Topographic Oceans, a two-record set of four songs that reviewers found indulgent. But they had not fallen out of the Top Ten, and so they had little incentive to curb their musical ambitiousness. Relayer, released 11 months after Tales, was a single-disc, three-song album, its music organized into suites that alternated abrasive, rhythmically dense instrumental sections featuring solos for the various instruments with delicate vocal and choral sections featuring poetic lyrics devoted to spiritual imagery. Such compositions seemed intended to provide an interesting musical landscape over which the listener might travel, and enough Yes fans did that to make Relayer a Top Ten, gold-selling hit, though critics continued to complain about the lack of concise, coherent song structures. (more…)
• In 2012/2013, The Who embarked on the Quadrophenia and More Tour, performing their landmark rock opera in its entirety, marking the 40th anniversary of the original 1973 release of this double-album masterpiece. The critically acclaimed and highly successful tour closed at London’s Wembley Arena, with the cameras rolling, to record the closing night of this historic anniversary tour. • Filmed on July 8, 2013, QUADROPHENIA: LIVE IN LONDON Blu-rayTM features The Who in peak form, performing Quadrophenia from front to back, in its entirety, plus a special set of some of their all-time greatest hits. The film captures the band’s dynamic performance in front of their hometown crowd and features blistering performances of ‘The Real Me’, ‘The Punk And The Godfather’, ‘Doctor Jimmy’ and a powerful performance of ‘Love Reign O’er Me’. With HD screen backdrops, archival footage and today’s advanced technology in sound, QUADROPHENIA: LIVE IN LONDON reunites The Who with bandmates John Entwistle, for ‘5:15′, and Keith Moon for his signature song ‘Bell Boy’. In addition to their performance of Quadrophenia, the band tear through classic tracks such as ‘Pinball Wizard’, ‘Who Are You’, ‘You Better You Bet’ ‘Baba O’Riley’ ‘Won’t Get Fooled Again’ and ‘Tea & Theatre’, from their 2006 release ‘Endless Wire’, with the intensity and power only The Who can conjure.
Tracklist: • Live in London’s Wembley Arena on July 8, 2013 1. I Am The Sea 01:57 2. The Real Me 03:42 3. Quadrophenia 05:50 4. Cut My Hair 04:08 5. The Punk And The Godfather 05:02 6. I’m One 03:01 7. The Dirty Jobs 04:55 8. Helpless Dancer 02:17 9. Is It In My Head 03:37 10. I’ve Had Enough 06:42 11. 5:15 11:12 12. Sea And Sand 05:40 13. Drowned 07:21 14. Bell Boy 05:11 15. Doctor Jimmy 08:09 16. The Rock 06:51 17. Love Reign O’er Me 07:22 Bonus Performance: 18. Who Are You 06:27 19. You Better You Bet 05:35 20. Pinball Wizard 02:53 21. Baba O’Riley 05:27 22. Won’t Get Fooled Again 09:06 23. Tea & Theatre 03:58
Yes – The Yes Album (1971/2014) [High Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-Ray Disc] Blu-Ray: LPCM 2.0 & 5.1 24bit/96(192)kHz and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 24bit/48kHz | 21,6 GB FLAC: 2.0 Stereo | Tracks 24bit/96kHz(192) – 5,49 GB; Includes Extras | Complete Scans – 247 MB
The Yes Album is the second in a series of remixed and expanded Yes classics. The album has been mixed for 5.1 Surround Sound from the original studio masters by Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree) and is fully approved by Yes. The Blu-Ray features 5.1 PCM Surround Sound and High Resolution Stereo mixes and in DTS-HD MA 5.1. The Blu-Ray also features the original album mix in a hi-res flat transfer from the original stereo master tape source as well as a complete alternate album running order drawn from live tracks, singles edits and an extended mix. And if that wasn’t enough, the Blu-Ray exclusive features include full album instrumental mixes, a full album needle-drop of an original UK A1/B1 vinyl pressing, additional singles edits and live tracks. Original artwork expanded with new sleeve-notes and archive material. (more…)
Yes – High Vibration: SACD Box (2013) [Japanese 16 Discs Box Set] PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 716:14 mins | Scans included | 29,7 GB or FLAC 2.0 (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 15,9 GB
High Vibration is a limited edition 16 SACD box set, featuring the 13 albums released by English prog rock supergroup Yes, between 1968 and 1987, including live album “Yessongs”. A unique 12-track bonus SACD features rare selections such “Owner of a Lonely Heart (Move Yourself Mix)” from 1991 and 1972′s “Total Mass Retain (Single version)” is also included. Everything has been newly remastered in Japan by Isao Kikuchi, and comes with a 200-page book (mostly on japanese language). Albums includes: “Yes (1969)”, “Time and a Word (1970)”, “The Yes Album (1971)”, “Fragile (1971)”, “Close to the Edge (1972)”, “Yessongs (1973)”, “Tales from Topographic Oceans (1973)”, “Relayer (1974)”, “Going for the One (1977)”, “Tormato (1978)”, “Drama (1980)”, “90125 (1983)”, and “Big Generator (1987)”. (more…)
Yes – Time And A Word (1970/2013) FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 39:59 minutes | 1,77 GB Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Front cover
For this, their second album for Atlantic Records, Jon Anderson, Chris Squire, Tony Kaye, Bill Bruford and Peter Banks pulled together one of the most cohesive albums in their early seventies output. Featuring many of their fan and radio favorites as “Sweet Dreams”, “Time And A Word” and the amazing prog rock classic “Astral Traveller”, Time And A Word is another great instalment in this band’s iconic legacy. (more…)
Yes – Fragile (1971/2002/2013) FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 41:17 minutes | 902 MB Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Front cover
The fourth studio album by British prog-rock legends Yes stands among the band’s greatest and most commercially successful work. Marrying the complexity of classical music (the album includes reworked excerpts of Brahms’ 4th Symphony) the melodicism of pop, and the instrumental prowess of progressive jazz, the record took the recording industry by storm, sitting on the Billboard 200 for 46 weeks and eventually going gold. (more…)