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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2017: Better Late Than Never For Yes?

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2017: Better Late Than Never For Yes?

With today’s announcement, it would seem the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame finally saw the light by including Yes – but they’re not off the hook yet.

Yes, “Madrigal” from Tormato (1978): YESterdays

Yes, “Madrigal” from Tormato (1978): YESterdays

“Madrigal” may be the only track on Yes’ disappointing 1978 album ‘Tormato’ which ends too soon.

Yes, “Awaken” from Going For the One (1977): YESterdays

Yes, “Awaken” from Going For the One (1977): YESterdays

Up until recently, “Awaken” was at the bottom of my list when I thought of Yes’ so-called epic songs.

Yes, “Cans and Brahms” from Fragile (1971): YESterdays

Yes, “Cans and Brahms” from Fragile (1971): YESterdays

Yes’ ‘Fragile’ is undoubtedly a great album, but “Cans and Brahms” reminds us that it could have been even greater with a Rick Wakeman original.

Yes, “Roundabout” from Fragile (1971): YESterdays

Yes, “Roundabout” from Fragile (1971): YESterdays

“Roundabout” gave Yes’ reworked lineup an opportunity to shine, as the newly installed Rick Wakeman makes a lasting impression.

Rick Wakeman – White Rock (1977; 2014 reissue)

Composed for a forgettable documentary on the 1976 Winter Games, Rick Wakeman’s ‘White Rock’ still offers moments of very real discovery.

Prog Collective with Colin Moulding, John Wetton, Peter Banks, Billy Sherwood, others – Epilogue (2013)

The second Prog Collective project holds a series of intrigues for fans of Yes, as still more final recordings from the late Peter Banks surface. Another track features a partial reunion of the Relayer-era lineup

‘The only time it will ever be done’: Yes legend Rick Wakeman on his unique new concerts

‘The only time it will ever be done’: Yes legend Rick Wakeman on his unique new concerts

Rick Wakeman will make a series of UK appearances in June, beginning on the 15th in Gloucestershire, where the Yes legend will perform an exciting all-new program featuring some of his best known work.

Days Between Stations + Peter Banks, Colin Moulding, Rick Wakeman, Billy Sherwood – In Extremis (2013)

In a strange and beautiful coincidence, Days Between Stations was working on an album about birth, life and death with Peter Banks in the time just before Yes’ co-founding guitarist passed.

Jon Anderson on Yes’ “And You and I,” “Endless Dream,” “I’ve Seen All Good People”: Gimme Five

Jon Anderson on Yes’ “And You and I,” “Endless Dream,” “I’ve Seen All Good People”: Gimme Five

Jon Anderson stopped by before embarking on a new solo tour of Australia and New Zealand to discuss a few key moments from his career — including key Yes tracks from Close to the Edge and The Yes Album.