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Preston Frazier’s Mid-Year Best of 2015 (Pop, Jazz + Rock): Yes, Richard Page, Toto + others

Preston Frazier’s Mid-Year Best of 2015 (Pop, Jazz + Rock): Yes, Richard Page, Toto + others

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.

Yes, “No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed” from Time and a Word (1970): YESterdays

Yes, “No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed” from Time and a Word (1970): YESterdays

‘Time and a Word’ opens with “No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed,” a Yes song which doesn’t quite sound like Yes.

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

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

Yes knows a thing of two about survival. As such, it seems only fitting that the last song on their debut is so titled.

Yes, “Heart of the Sunrise” from Like It Is (2015): One Track Mind

Yes, “Heart of the Sunrise” from Like It Is (2015): One Track Mind

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.

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.