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

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

“Sweetness,” which became Yes’ debut single in 1969, shows a fledgling band that hasn’t quite become more than the sum of its parts.

Yes’ patched-together homecoming project Union never lived up to its promise

Yes’ patched-together homecoming project Union never lived up to its promise

Jon Anderson and Billy Sherwood look back on Yes’ Frankenstein-like collaborative album ‘Union,’ released on April 30, 1991.

Yes, “Every Little Thing” from Yes (1969): YESterdays

Yes, “Every Little Thing” from Yes (1969): YESterdays

This Beatles cover show how unique original guitarist Peter Banks was, and how important his contributions were to the early Yes sound.

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.

Steve Lukather on Toto’s overlooked Yes connections: ‘Shameless nods to our heroes? Sure’

Steve Lukather on Toto’s overlooked Yes connections: ‘Shameless nods to our heroes? Sure’

As a 2015 summer tour featuring Toto and Yes is announced, Steve Lukather talks about how two seemingly very different bands overlap.

Yes, “Looking Around” from Yes (1969): YESterdays

Yes, “Looking Around” from Yes (1969): YESterdays

As the first Jon Anderson/Chris Squire composition to appear on a Yes album, “Looking Around” represents a landmark moment.

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.

Yes, “I See You” from Yes (1969): YESterdays

Yes, “I See You” from Yes (1969): YESterdays

“I See You” hints at the wide-screen experimentation to come for Yes, though in this early incarnation they tend more to psychedelia than prog.

Tony Kaye discusses his scary Yes Album-era injury: ‘We hit a car head on’

Tony Kaye discusses his scary Yes Album-era injury: ‘We hit a car head on’

Tony Kaye was on the way back from a Yes performance at Basingstoke in 1970, when the band was involved in a horrific crash.

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.