Yes – Yessongs (1973/2013) FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 130:14 minutes | 4,82 GB Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Front cover
Yessongs is the first live album from the English progressive rock band Yes, released on Atlantic Records. It reached number 7 on the UK Albums Chart and number 12 on the Billboard 200 in the United States. The album was certified gold in 1973 and platinum in 1998 by the Recording Industry Association of America. The album is formed of recordings from their supporting world tours for their studio albums, Fragile and Close to the Edge, between February and December 1972. A concert film of the same name was released in 1975 that documents the band’s performances at London’s Rainbow Theatre on 15 and 16 December 1972.
Yes – Yesshows (1980/2013) FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 79:29 minutes | 2,96 GB Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Front cover
Prog-rock band, Yes, is one of the most exhilarating live acts in music history. The band’s live interaction is captured in all its glory on their second live album, Yesshows. Jon Anderson, Chris Squire, Alan White and Steve Howe are joined by Rick Wakeman for a variety of tracks. The band’s contagious live energy, intricate melodies and riveting dynamics are in exquisite form. They performed hits including “Time And A Word,” “Going For The One” and “Don’t Kill The Whale”. (more…)
Yes – Yes (1969/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 41:03 minutes | 1,53 GB Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Front cover
“Yes” is the British progressive rock band’s eponymous debut album, released in 1969. Given the amount of psychedelic rock bands that were prevalent at the time, Yes created a surprisingly arresting and focused album that grabbed the listener’s attention. In Rolling Stone magazine, Lester Bangs said about the album, “This is the kind of album that sometimes insinuates itself into your routine with a totally unexpected thrust of musical power”. (more…)
Yes – Tormato (1978/2013) FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 41:46 minutes | 1,76 GB Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Front cover
Tormato is the prog-rock band’s ninth studio classic. Yes fans have praised the album as a truly inspiring masterwork. The Platinum hit includes “On The Silent Wings Of Freedom,” “Future Times/Rejoice” and the international smash “Don’t Kill The Whale.” Tormato reached the Top Ten in the U.K. and in the United States. This important piece of music is widely considered one of the band’s finest recordings.
The ’70s model of Yes runs out of gas. Recorded in a morale slump and an impending haze of drink, Tormato’s decent tunes are sabotaged by Rick Wakeman’s increasing penchant for cheesy textures and the band’s thin overall sound. “Don’t Kill the Whale” was their last successful single for years; the soaring “Onward” almost but not quite redeems the twee silliness of “Arriving UFO” and “Circus of Heaven.” Of special interest is the pounding “On the Silent Wings of Freedom,” which pushes Chris Squire and Alan White to the front of the mix, establishing the kind of aggressive and straightforward rhythms that would propel the band through the ’80s. Bass freaks, take note: this tune also marks one of the few appearances of the Dipthong pedal, accounting for Squire’s distinctive “bow bow bow” sound. (more…)
Yes – The Yes Album (1971/2013) FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 41:30 minutes | 1,48 GB Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Front cover
The Yes Album is the prog-rock legends’ Platinum classic. This monumental release finds the band discovering their trademark sound. Widely acclaimed, it received rave reviews from Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Q and many other publications. It reached #4 in the U.K. and the Top Forty in the United States. The Yes Album is included on Q’s list of the “100 Greatest British Albums of All Time”.
The album that first gave shape to the established Yes sound, build around science-fiction concepts, folk melodies, and soaring organ, guitar, and vocal showpieces. “Your Move” actually made the U.S. charts as a single, and “Starship Trooper,” “Perpetual Change,” and “Yours Is No Disgrace” became much-loved parts of the band’s concert repertory for many tours to come. (more…)
Yes – Tales From Topographic Oceans (1973/2013) FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 81:32 minutes | 2,98 GB Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Front cover
After several whirlwind tours to celebrate their amazing successful run with albums like Fragile, Close To The Edge and Yessongs, the legendary Yes got back to the studio and worked on an amazing and huge piece of music for their prog-rock masterwork, Tales From Topographic Oceans. With an ever interesting line-up of world class musicianship featuring Jon Anderson (vocals), Chris Squire (bass/vocals), Steve Howe (guitars/vocals), Rick Wakeman (keyboards) and Alan White on drums, Tales From Topographic Oceans truly stands as absolutely one of the most important albums of their mega successful career. Often considered one of the finest recordings in their amazing career, Yes fans continue to praise Tales Of Topographic Oceans as a truly inspiring masterwork. This important piece of music consists of four amazing Yes workouts such as the definitive side one opener “The Revealing Science of God,” the art-rock driven “The Remembering,” the percussive and acoustic favorite “The Ancient – Giants Under The Sun,” and of course, the definitive album closer “Ritual – Nous Sommes du Soleil”.
Yes – Relayer (1974/2013) FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 40:29 minutes | 1,64 GB Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Front cover
Relayer is the seventh studio classic by prog-rock greats, Yes. This conceptual work features sensational solos, compelling vocals, unbelievable choral sections and thrilling rock anthems. The album reached #4 in the U.K., where it spent eight weeks in the Top Forty and #5 in the United States, spending over sixteen weeks on the Billboard 200. It is the only Yes album to feature Patrick Moraz. (more…)
Yes – Going For The One (1977/2013) FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 38:57 minutes | 1,47 GB Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Front cover
Going For The One is Yes’ 1977 masterwork. It saw the return of Rick Wakeman and found the band incorporating shorter form songs. Similar to Fragile, Going For The One features stunning vocal harmonies balanced by thrilling guitar playing. It topped the U.K. charts and reached #8 on the Billboard 200. It includes the hit singles “Wonderous Stories” and “Going For The One.” Absolutely essential. (more…)
Yes – Close To The Edge (1972/2013) FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 37:48 minutes | 1,58 GB Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Front cover
Close To The Edge is widely regarded as one of the greatest progressive rock albums ever recorded. The Gold-certified work remains a crowning achievement in the band’s illustrious career. It reached the Top Ten in both the U.K. and in the U.S., where it spent thirty-two weeks on the charts. Close To The Edge includes the epic standout “And You And I.” Guitar World named it one of their “100 Greatest Guitar Albums of All Time.” This flawless classic is also included in the book, 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. (more…)
Yes – Big Generator (1987/2013) FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 43:34 minutes | 1,69 GB Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Front cover
Yes’ 1987 classic is the follow-up to their comeback album 90125, featuring Trevor Rabin. The album reached the Billboard Top Twenty and includes the rock anthems “Love Will Find A Way,” “Rhythm Of Love,” “Shoot High, Aim Low” and more. This Platinum-selling hit is another masterpiece in their illustrious career. Must-have!
The four-years-in-the-making follow-up to Yes’ comeback album, 90125, Big Generator was also a million-selling hit, although not as successful as its predecessor, probably because the singles “Love Will Find a Way” (number 30) and “Rhythm of Love” (number 40) couldn’t match “Owner of a Lonely Heart” from the previous LP, even if they were favorites on AOR radio at the time. Actually, it was the title track that was a carbon copy of “Owner,” so maybe that was the problem. More likely, though, “Owner” was a one-shot (courtesy of producer Trevor Horn), and as Yes asserted itself more here, the band reverted more to its old style, making for some confusion. Nevertheless, this album was Yes’ last major hit. (more…)