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Nick DeRiso’s Best of 2015 (Reissues + Live): John Oates, Led Zeppelin, Yes, Faces + others

Nick DeRiso’s Best of 2015 (Reissues + Live): John Oates, Led Zeppelin, Yes, Faces + others

This Best of 2015 list focuses on those revelatory moments, those times when a shard of pristine insight cuts through the clutter of expectation and then memory.

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.

Preston Frazier’s Best of 2015 (Reissues and Box Sets): Joni Mitchell, Yes, Mr. Mister + others

Preston Frazier’s Best of 2015 (Reissues and Box Sets): Joni Mitchell, Yes, Mr. Mister + others

Joni Mitchell, Yes, Mr. Mister, Kevin Gilbert and David Baerwald find a home on Preston Frazier’s Best of 2015 list for reissues and box sets.

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.

Billy Sherwood on Citizen, Yes’ Cruise to the Edge: Something Else! Interview

Billy Sherwood on Citizen, Yes’ Cruise to the Edge: Something Else! Interview

Billy Sherwood goes in depth with Douglas Harr on his new solo project ‘Citizen,’ and discusses Yes’ surprise setlist addition during Cruise to the Edge.

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

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

Jon Anderson’s often-forgotten “A Venture” likely would have been a favorite on most prog projects, and that speaks to the strength of ‘The Yes Album.’

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.”

Billy Sherwood on replacing Chris Squire, solo work + what’s next for Yes: Something Else! Interview

Billy Sherwood on replacing Chris Squire, solo work + what’s next for Yes: Something Else! Interview

Billy Sherwood recently found himself in a position that was both enviable and deeply sad: Replacing his mentor Chris Squire in Yes.