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From the Album Heaven & Earth (2014) (buy at
Heaven & Earth

From the Album Fly From Here (2011) (buy at
Fly From Here
Fly From Here: Overture
Fly From Here: Pt. 1 - We Can Fly
Fly From Here: Pt. 2 - Sad Night At The Airfield
Fly From Here: Pt. 3 - Madman At The Screens
Fly From Here: Pt. 4 - Bumpy Ride
Fly From Here: Pt. 5 - We Can Fly (Reprise)
The Man You Always Wanted Me To Be
Life On A Film Set
Hour Of Need
Into The Storm
Hour Of Need (Full-Length Version)

From the Album Symphonic Live (2009) (buy at

And You And I
Close to The Edge
Don't Go
I've Seen All Good People
In The Presence Of
Long Distance Runaround
Owner Of A Lonely Heart
Starship Trooper
Steve Howe Guitar Solo
The Gates of Delirium

From the Album Magnification (2001) (buy at

Spirit Of Survival
Don't Go
Give Love Each Day
Can You Imagine
We Agree
Soft As A Dove
In The Presence Of
Time Is Time

From the Album The Ladder (1999) (buy at

Homeworld (The Ladder)
It Will Be A Good Day (The River)
Lightning Strikes
Face To Face
If You Only Knew
To Be Alive (Hep Yadda)
The Messenger
New Language
Nine Voices (Longwalker)

From the Album Open Your Eyes (1997) (buy at

New State Of Mind
Open Your Eyes
Universal Garden
No Way We Can Lose
Fortune Seller
Man In The Moon
From The Balcony
Love Shine
Somehow, Someday
The Solution

From the Album Keys To Ascension 2 (1997) (buy at

I've Seen All Good People
Going For The One
Time And A Word
Close To The Edge
Turn Of The Century
And You And I
Mind Drive
Foot Prints
Bring Me To The Power
Children Of Light

From the Album Keys To Ascension (1996) (buy at
Keys To Ascension
Be The One I: The One
Be The One II: Humankind
Be The One III: Skates
That, That Is I: Togetherness
That, That Is II: Crossfire
That, That Is III: The Giving Things
That, That Is IV: That Is
That, That Is V: All In
How Did Heaven Begin
Agree To Agree

From the Album Talk (1994) (buy at
The Calling
I Am Waiting
Real Love
State Of Play
Where Will You Be
Endless Dream I: Silent Spring
Endless Dream II: Talk
Endless Dream III: Endless Dream

From the Album Union (1991) (buy at
I Would Have Waited Forever
Shock To The System
Lift Me Up
Without Hope You Cannot Start The Day
Saving My Heart
Miracle Of Life
Silent Talking
The More We Live - Let Go
Angkor Wat
Dangerous (Look In The Light Of What You're Searching For)
Holding On
Take The Water To The Mountain
Give And Take

From the Album Big Generator (1987) (buy at
Big Generator
Rhythm Of Love
Big Generator
Shoot High Aim Low
Almost Like Love
Love Will Find A Way
Final Eyes
I'm Running
Holy Lamb

From the Album 90125 (1983) (buy at
Owner Of A Lonely Heart
Hold On
It Can Happen
Leave It
Our Song
City Of Love

From the Album Drama (1980) (buy at
Machine Messiah
White Car
Does It Really Happen?
Into The Lens
Run Through The Light
Tempus Fugit

From the Album Tormato (1978) (buy at
Future Times
Don't Kill The Whale
Release, Release
Arriving UFO
Circus Of Heaven
On The Silent Wings Of Freedom

From the Album Going For The One (1977) (buy at
Going For The One
Going For The One
Turn Of The Century
Wonderous Stories

From the Album Yesterdays (1975) (buy at
Looking Around
Time And A Word
Sweet Dreams
Astral Traveller
Dear Father

From the Album Relayer (1974) (buy at
The Gates Of Delirium
Sound Chaser
To Be Over

From the Album Tales From Topographic Oceans (1974) (buy at
Tales From Topographic Oceans
The Revealing Science Of God
The Remembering: High The Memory
The Ancient: Giants Under The Sun
Ritual: Nous Sommes Du Soleil

From the Album Close To The Edge (1972) (buy at
Close To The Edge
Close To The Edge I: The Solid Time of Change
Close To The Edge II: Total Mass Retain
Close To The Edge III: I Get Up I, Get Down
Close To The Edge IV: Seasons Of Man
And You And I I: Cord Of Life
And You And I II: Eclipse
And You And I III: The Preacher The Teacher
And You And I IV: Apocalypse
Siberian Khatru

From the Album Fragile (1972) (buy at
Cans And Brahms
We Have Heaven
South Side Of The Sky
Five Percent For Nothing
Long Distance Runaround
The Fish (Schindleria Praematurus)
Mood For A Day
Heart Of The Sunrise

From the Album The Yes Album (1971) (buy at
The Yes Album
Yours Is No Disgrace
The Clap
Starship Trooper I: Life Seeker
Starship Trooper II: Disillusion
Starship Trooper III: Wurm
I've Seen All Good People I: Your Move
I've Seen All Good People II: All Good People
A Venture
Perpetual Change

From the Album Time And A Word (1970) (buy at
Time And A Word
No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Required
Sweet Dreams
The Prophet
Clear Days
Astral Traveller
Time And A Word

From the Album Yes (1969) (buy at
1971 Edison Award
Beyond And Before
I See You
Yesterday And Today
Looking Around
Harold Land
Every Little Thing

Other Songs:
Amazing Grace
Be the One
Clrcus of Heaven
Dear Father
Give and Take
Ii All Good People
Ii Disillusion
Ive Seen All Good People I Your Move
Love Will Find The Way
Make It Easy
Sound Chaser
Starship Trooper I Life Seeker
The 'Ancient' (Giants Under The Sun)
The Ancient
The Ancients
The Fish
The Remembering
The Revelaing Science of God
To Be Over
Total Mass Retain
Your Move

Yes Info:

Yes are an English rock band who achieved success with their progressive, art, and symphonic style of rock music. Yes are one of the most popular, influential and critically acclaimed acts in the history of the progressive genre, and have influenced bands such as Dream Theater and Rush. They have sold 13.5 million certified units in the US. -Wikipedia

Also known as:
Yes! (Summer 1968-early 1969)

London, England

Progressive rock, symphonic rock, art rock, psychedelic rock, experimental rock

Years active:
1968-80, 1983-2004, 2008-present

Associated acts:
Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe
The Buggles

in London in 1968.

Debut Single:
Your Move (1971) #40 US

Name Origin:
While the group members searched for an appropriate name, guitarist Peter Banks suggested they called the group 'Yes', a very short and positive word. The others agreed that the name was not meant to be permanent, but just a temporary solution.

According to liner notes from Beyond & Before (1998), Peter Banks' original rationale when he came up with the name was that it would stand out on posters. That the three letters would be made large to take up the available space whenever they were billed. Which would have been pretty clever because if their band had been billed on the same poster with another band with a longer name it would look as if 'Yes' was the main attraction.

Steve Howe -
guitars, backing vocals
(1970-1981, 1990-1992, 1995-present)

Alan White -
drums, percussion, backing vocals
(1972-1981, 1982-present)

Geoff Downes - keyboards
(1980-1981, 2011-present)

Jon Davison -
lead vocals, guitar, tambourine, keyboards

Former Members:
Chris Squire -
bass guitar, backing vocals
(1968-1981, 1982-2015)

Jon Anderson - lead vocals, percussion, guitar, harp, drums
(1968-1980, 1983-1988, 1990-2008)

Tony Kaye - keyboards, backing vocals
(1968-1971, 1982-June 1983, October 1983 - 1994)

Peter Banks - guitar, backing vocals
(1968-1970; died 2013)

Bill Bruford - drums, percussion
(1968-September 1968, November 1968 - 1972, 1990-1992)

Tony O'Riley - drums
(September 1968 - November 1968)

Rick Wakeman - keyboards, piano, Hammond organ, Mellotron
(1971-1974, 1976-1980, 1990-1992, 1995-1996, 2002-2008)

Patrick Moraz - keyboards

Trevor Horn - lead vocals, bass guitar

Trevor Rabin - guitar, lead and backing vocals, keyboards

Eddie Jobson - keyboards
(June 1983-October 1983)

Billy Sherwood - guitar, backing vocals
(1994, 1997-2000), keyboards (1997)

Igor Khoroshev - keyboards, backing vocals

BenoƮt David - lead vocals

Oliver Wakeman - keyboards

Did You Know:
• Jon Anderson did not appear on the YES album Drama. Only Chris Squire has played on every YES album which is why the courts have given him the rights to the band's name.

Yes Quotes:
It's just adventurous music. Rock is fantastic, but I also like folk and all sorts of music. With YES, in the beginning we played pop music - THE BEATLES, Frank Zappa, THE BEACH BOYS - and it was an extention of that experience, where you're going to do rock music but adventurous, not basic, working from the structure, like symphonic structure, where a lot is going on, and instrumentation, so we expanded on that, we expanded our musical thinking. Then I did that with my solo work and my work with Vangelis, doing different things, writing for dance theater, working with Kitaro and others - it's all experiments in music.
-Jon Anderson

Oh yeah! Thanks to working as a lorry driver, I found "The Cavern". I was driving in Liverpool delivering sugar and flowers, and then I drove around the corner and saw "The Cavern" where THE BEATLES started... and about six years later I was playing there!
-Jon Anderson

I think mostly YES, because YES is very very famous in the world. We sold thirty-five million records, and as a solo artist I didn't sell that many records - maybe four million - but it's my solo work. And now I'm doing the one-man show where I sing and play and talk about my music, I have a projection and animation with me that's very creative. I have a DVD available now of this show, it's just been released in Europe - a very interesting DVD.
-Jon Anderson

I think we all have the same spirituality deep inside and we grow to learn more about it all the time, and we try very hard to become better people as we grow. We search all the time for the truth. We learn more about the world and we can't have thoughts like, "We are better than them" or "They are not good enough for God". This is very bad way of thinking, you know?
-Jon Anderson

Well, we've been collaborating for a few years. We first met when he was doing a record in the late 80's, and it was called Seraphin, (1988) and I did a bit of a guesting on that. And then we collaborated in the 90's on an album called Voyagers, (1995) which was a real joint record between both of us. And, you know, we were getting on quite well, so we started to work on some more tracks about three years ago, and I just -- I just sensed that this was the kind of mood that I wanted. You can't always predict what mood you are going to get, if you know what you get when you work with certain people. But it's a great indication, you know. I went along with the idea that Paul was the right guy for this record. And he's on eight of the tracks and I do four myself, so he's a free-wheeling sort of collaborator/writer, does his mini keyboards and percussion stuff, and just a good friend as well. So it just means that when I go to Geneva, and WorldCom Music is a great environment and it's a very helpful situation to have somewhere to cope sometimes, when either of you have exhausted your possibilities in one place.
-Steve Howe

Well, I'll actually say yes. That was my aim and my goal. When I was a boy playing, jazz was strictly for older people and as I got older it seemed to get older and older and in my mind you always avoided accepting it. My son is 34 and he's been playing jazz for 10 years. He didn't need the age to play the jazz, but I guess in my preconception I was prepared to wait. I was prepared to think that maybe when I'm 60 I'll just be playing jazz guitar, but I don't ever want to step up on the stage and say that I'm playing like these people. I don't think I ever will. I will always play with a rock/ blues and jazz tinge but look at my experience in acoustic music, my country pickin' and my classical guitar. Those are very complex pictures, many of the guitarists that I liked didn't do all that stuff, not many of them recorded in different ways, like Chet Atkins is the only one who did. He played Spanish guitar and electric guitar, so what I'm really saying is because I'm experienced and everything I don't think my jazz will ever be the same and I don't want it to be. I'm not trying to follow in somebody's footsteps. I'm trying to carve out my own version, it will be Steve Howe's version. It won't be emulating or imitating. I don't think that would do me any good.
-Steve Howe

We were pissing in the wind, we were having a great time. We didn't know about the troubles that were going to come to the group and in our own personal lives. The difficulties with marriage and love. We didn't know, we were just in the heyday of pissing in the wind. We were playing anything we liked, we were so proud and egotistical really that we were doing exactly, no compromise, exactly what we wanted. Nobody told us anything and that tells you something doesn't it? Look at the music that came out of the 70's. The record companies knew nothing, they knew how to market, advertise, print and sell them, but they didn't pretend that they understood how a young band in the 70's was thinking and how we could create. When we came out with The Yes Album Atlantic were really relieved because the band had already had two records out that hadn't meant anything, so the third one was really the make it or break it record, believe me that is true, we were going to get dropped if that record didn't take. Now that record did take and it built the way for Fragile and Close To The Edge. By the time we got to Close To The Edge we were headlining all over the world, we never opened for another group.
-Steve Howe

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