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Yes, “Then” from Time and a Word (1970): YESterdays

Yes, “Then” from Time and a Word (1970): YESterdays

An inventive and frenzied drum part from Bill Bruford helps propel Jon Anderson’s “Then” into the upper echelon of early Yes songs.

Yes, “No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed” from Time and a Word (1970): YESterdays

Yes, “No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed” from Time and a Word (1970): YESterdays

‘Time and a Word’ opens with “No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed,” a Yes song which doesn’t quite sound like Yes.

Yes, “Survival” from Yes (1969): YESterdays

Yes, “Survival” from Yes (1969): YESterdays

Yes knows a thing of two about survival. As such, it seems only fitting that the last song on their debut is so titled.

Geoff Downes discusses Yes’ challenges in replacing Jon Anderson: ‘There’s a certain resentment’

Geoff Downes discusses Yes’ challenges in replacing Jon Anderson: ‘There’s a certain resentment’

Has Yes finally hit upon a successor to Jon Anderson who diehard fans will accept? Keyboardist Geoff Downes thinks so – and here’s why.

Yes, “Harold Land” from Yes (1969): YESterdays

Yes, “Harold Land” from Yes (1969): YESterdays

A promising-but-still-transitional composition from Jon Anderson, Bill Bruford and Chris Squire, “Harold Land” points to bigger things from Yes.

Yes, “Yesterday and Today” from Yes (1969): YESterdays

Yes, “Yesterday and Today” from Yes (1969): YESterdays

“Yesterday and Today,” from Yes’ 1969 debut album, finds the world’s greatest progressive rock band sounding anything but progressive.

Jon Anderson, Steve Howe + Tony Kaye on The Yes Album: ‘It was a special time’

Jon Anderson, Steve Howe + Tony Kaye on The Yes Album: ‘It was a special time’

Released this week in 1971, ‘The Yes Album’ was their big-bang moment, a project where the full scope of Yes’ genius began to take shape.

Yes’ high-concept “And You and I” marked end of an era: ‘Music that had never been tried’

Yes’ high-concept “And You and I” marked end of an era: ‘Music that had never been tried’

Jon Anderson remembers “And You and I,” which became Yes’ fourth consecutive Top 50 single after its release this week in 1972.

‘Shoot High, Aim Low’ showed where Yes could have gone: ‘It was hard at that time’

‘Shoot High, Aim Low’ showed where Yes could have gone: ‘It was hard at that time’

Jon Anderson and Trevor Rabin discuss the creative process that led to Yes’ deeply underrated ‘Shoot High, Aim Low,’ released as a single on Dec. 31, 1987.

Jon Anderson, Patrick Moraz discuss Yes’ Relayer: ‘Very close to the edge of jazz rock’

Jon Anderson, Patrick Moraz discuss Yes’ Relayer: ‘Very close to the edge of jazz rock’

We go in depth on one of Yes’ most inventive albums, ‘Relayer.’ Released 40 years ago today, it now represents a road not taken.