It had been 35 years since I’d seen the quintessential prog-rockers Yes, led by the recently departed Chris Squire. They didn’t disappoint.
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An inventive and frenzied drum part from Bill Bruford helps propel Jon Anderson’s “Then” into the upper echelon of early Yes songs.
This Mid-Year Best of 2015 list also includes J.D. Souther, Jose James, Luke Reynolds, Kevin Gilbert, Leslie Johnson, Joni Mitchell, Marc Cary and others.
‘Time and a Word’ opens with “No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed,” a Yes song which doesn’t quite sound like Yes.
Yes knows a thing of two about survival. As such, it seems only fitting that the last song on their debut is so titled.
As the bracing news of Yes bassist Chris Squire’s serious illness continues to reverberate, we dig into a new take on one of his most brilliant performances.
“Sweetness,” which became Yes’ debut single in 1969, shows a fledgling band that hasn’t quite become more than the sum of its parts.
Jon Anderson and Billy Sherwood look back on Yes’ Frankenstein-like collaborative album ‘Union,’ released on April 30, 1991.
This Beatles cover show how unique original guitarist Peter Banks was, and how important his contributions were to the early Yes sound.