Post Tagged with: "YESterdays"

Yes, “Be the One” from ‘Keys to Ascension’ (1996): YESterdays

Yes, “Be the One” from ‘Keys to Ascension’ (1996): YESterdays

“Be the One” was a strong start to what should have been the opening song for a new Yes studio album.

Yes, “Endless Dream” from ‘Talk’ (1994): YESterdays

Yes, “Endless Dream” from ‘Talk’ (1994): YESterdays

The final song on 1994’s ‘Talk’ became a ’90s-style progressive epic, creating a lasting legacy for the Trevor Rabin era of Yes.

Yes, “Where Will You Be” from ‘Talk’ (1994): YESterdays

Yes, “Where Will You Be” from ‘Talk’ (1994): YESterdays

As with the earlier “Walls,” “Where Will You Be” holds an unusual place in the Yes canon – but in a much more positive way.

Yes, “Walls” from ‘Talk’ (1994): YESterdays

Yes, “Walls” from ‘Talk’ (1994): YESterdays

“Walls” is easily the most commercial song on Yes’ 1994 album ‘Talk,’ but that doesn’t make it a stand-out track.

Yes, “State of Play” from Talk (1994): YESterdays

Yes, “State of Play” from Talk (1994): YESterdays

“State of Play” sounds as for away from the main sequence of Yes songs as they could get. That doesn’t mean it isn’t good.

Yes, “Real Love” from Talk (1994): YESterdays

Yes, “Real Love” from Talk (1994): YESterdays

Nine minutes of well-played but uninspired AOR, “Real Love” is not quite up to the standards set by Yes in their glory years.

Yes, “I Am Waiting” from Talk (1994): YESterdays

Yes, “I Am Waiting” from Talk (1994): YESterdays

“I Am Waiting” isn’t a Yes epic of yesteryear, but there are enough prog elements to keep old fans engaged.

Yes, “The Calling” from Talk (1994): YESterdays

Yes, “The Calling” from Talk (1994): YESterdays

Yes begins 1994’s ‘Talk’ with a powerful tour-de-force that showcases some of the best aspects of this particular incarnation.

Yes, “Evensong / Take the Water to the Mountain” from Union (1991): YESterdays

Yes, “Evensong / Take the Water to the Mountain” from Union (1991): YESterdays

Like the majority of the Jonathan Elias-produced tracks on Yes’ ‘Union,’ these tracks might have been great if different choices had been made.

Yes, “Holding On” from Union (1991): YESterdays

Yes, “Holding On” from Union (1991): YESterdays

“Holding On” doesn’t quite reach Yes greatness – ironic, given the song is packed full of so many production tricks.

Close