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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.

Yes, “Perpetual Change” from The Yes Album (1971): YESterdays

Yes, “Perpetual Change” from The Yes Album (1971): YESterdays

Yes’ “Perpetual Change” is a wonder of polyrhythms, poetic lyrics, tight harmonies, elegant keys and sometimes melodic, always innovative guitar.

Yes, “I’ve Seen All Good People” from The Yes Album (1971): YESterdays

Yes, “I’ve Seen All Good People” from The Yes Album (1971): YESterdays

Yes’ “I’ve Seen All Good People” uses a number of elements not commonly found in rock. But it all comes together to form an unlikely masterpiece.

Yes, “Starship Trooper” from The Yes Album (1971): YESterdays

Yes, “Starship Trooper” from The Yes Album (1971): YESterdays

Yes’ first epic triumph arrives, as contributions by Jon Anderson, Steve Howe and Chris Squire are stitched together to make “Starship Trooper.”

Yes, “Clap” from The Yes Album (1971): YESterdays

Yes, “Clap” from The Yes Album (1971): YESterdays

Initially, it might have been difficult to imagine a three-minute acoustic Yes track having such an impact. Then Steve Howe begins playing “Clap.”

GTR, “Roundabout” from GTR: Deluxe Edition (2015): One Track Mind

GTR, “Roundabout” from GTR: Deluxe Edition (2015): One Track Mind

An expanded reissue of GTR’s self-titled 1986 debut finds Steve Hackett and Steve Howe making the surprising choice to take on a Yes classic.

Yes’ Magnification marked a turning point: ‘That was a bit of a nightmare’

Yes’ Magnification marked a turning point: ‘That was a bit of a nightmare’

Steve Howe and Chris Squire talked to us about Yes’ ‘Magnification.’ Released on Sept. 11, 2001, it would be their final album with Jon Anderson.

Inside Steve Hackett and Steve Howe’s ill-fated GTR supergroup: ‘The price of success was very high’

Inside Steve Hackett and Steve Howe’s ill-fated GTR supergroup: ‘The price of success was very high’

GTR debuted in July 1986 with a lineup led by prog legends Steve Hackett and Steve Howe. What could go wrong? As Hackett tells us, almost everything.

Steve Howe sings the praises of fellow guitarist Steve Morse: ‘The breadth of the music!’

Steve Howe sings the praises of fellow guitarist Steve Morse: ‘The breadth of the music!’

Steve Morse, as Ritchie Blackmore’s successor in Deep Purple, doesn’t always get the respect he deserves. But Steve Howe simply loves the guy.

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.