Yes (British progressive rock band)

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Yes are an English rock band formed in London in 1968 by singer Jon Anderson and bassist Chris Squire. The band has undergone numerous formations throughout its history; nineteen musicians have been full-time members. Since June 2015, it has consisted of guitarist Steve Howe, drummer Alan White, keyboardist Geoff Downes, singer Jon Davison, and bassist Billy Sherwood. Yes adopted several changes in musical style, from rearranged covers to progressive and art rock in the 1970s, before moving towards pop in the 1980s. They have sold 13.5 million RIAA-certified albums in the US.

Yes changed their name from Mabel Greer's Toyshop and performed rearranged covers of rock, pop, blues and jazz songs as evident on their first two albums. A change of direction in 1970 led to a series of successful progressive and art rock-style albums until their disbanding in 1981, their most successful being The Yes Album (1971), Fragile (1971) and Close to the Edge (1972). Yes toured as a major rock act that earned the band a reputation for their elaborate stage sets, light displays, and album covers designed by Roger Dean. The success of "Roundabout", the single from Fragile, cemented their popularity across the decade and beyond.

In 1983, Yes reformed with a new line-up that included guitarist Trevor Rabin and a more commercial and pop-oriented musical direction. The result was 90125 (1983), their highest-selling album which contained the US number one single, "Owner of a Lonely Heart". From 1990 to 1992, Yes were an eight-member formation after they merged with Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe to release Union (1991) and complete its tour. Since 1994, Yes have released albums with varied levels of success and completed tours from 1997 to 2004. After a four-year break in activity, they resumed touring in 2008 and continue to release albums; their most recent is Heaven & Earth (2014).

Yes are one of the most successful, influential, and longest-lasting progressive rock bands. In 1985, they won a Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance with "Cinema", and received five Grammy nominations between 1985 and 1992. Yes have headlined annual progressive rock-themed cruises since 2013 named Cruise to the Edge. Their discography spans 21 studio albums. The band will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2017.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1969 Yes Yes 3.5 13
1970 Time and a Word Yes 4 11
1971 The Yes Album Yes 4.2 18
1971 Fragile Yes 4.6 24
1972 Close to the Edge Yes 4.85 26
1973 Tales From Topographic Oceans Yes 4 13
1974 Relayer Yes 4.1 18
1977 Going for the One Yes 4.6 14
1978 Tormato Yes 3 9
1980 Drama Yes 3.65 13
1983 90125 Yes 3.8 17
1987 Big Generator Yes 3.35 7
1991 Union Yes 3 14
1994 Talk Yes 4 7
1997 Open Your Eyes Yes 5 5
1999 The Ladder Yes 4 8
2001 Magnification Yes 5 8
2011 Fly From Here Yes 3 5
2014 Heaven & Earth Yes 3 2

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1975 Yesterdays Yes 8
1981 Classic Yes Yes 8
1991 YesYears Yes 4
1991 YesStory Yes 2
1993 Highlights: The Very Best of Yes Yes 2
1998 Yes, Friends and Relatives Yes 3
1999 Astral Traveller Yes 1
1999 Millenium Collection Yes 1
2000 The Best of Yes: 1970–1987 Yes 2
2000 Geographic Potions Yes 1
2001 Yes, Friends and Relatives, Volume 2 Yes 1
2001 Keystudio Yes 2
2002 In a Word: Yes (1969– ) Yes 3
2002 Essential Elements Yes 1
2002 Yes-Today Yes 1
2003 Sweet Dreams Yes 1
2003 The Ultimate Yes: 35th Anniversary Collection Yes 2
2004 Topography: The Yes Anthology Yes 1
2004 Millennium Collection Yes 1
2004 Owner of a Lonely Heart Yes Family 2
2005 The Collection Yes 1
2005 The Solid Gold Collection Yes 1
2006 Live and Solo Yes 1
2006 Yesstories Yes 1
2007 The Definitive Rock Collection Yes 1
2009 Introducing: Yes Yes 1
2011 Wonderous Stories: The Best Of Yes 1
2013 Original Album Series Yes 1
2013 High Vibration Yes 1
2013 The Studio Albums: 1969–1987 Yes 1
2014 The Very Best of Yes Yes 1
2014 The Greatest Hits Yes 1
2015 The Early Years Yes 1

Album + Compilation + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2005 The Word Is Live Yes 1
2015 Progeny: Seven Shows From Seventy-Two Yes 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1973 Yessongs Yes 5 21
1979 Yesshows Yes 4 11
1985 9012Live: The Solos Yes 3
1990 They! Yes 1
1996 Keys to Ascension Yes 3 3
1996 Extended Versions: The Encore Collection Yes 2
1997 Something’s Coming: The BBC Recordings 1969–1970 Yes 3
1997 Keys to Ascension 2 Yes 2
1998 Keys to Ascension, Volumes 1 & 2 Yes 2
2000 House of Yes: Live From House of Blues Yes 1
2001 Live 1975 at Q.P.R. Vol. 1 Yes 1
2001 Live 1975 at Q.P.R. Vol. 2 Yes 1
2003 Roundabout: The Best of Yes Live Yes 1
2004 Yes Acoustic: Guaranteed No Hiss Yes 1
2007 Live at Montreux 2003 Yes 1
2009 Symphonic Live Yes 5
2009 The Lost Broadcasts Yes 1
2010 Union Live Yes 1
2011 In the Present: Live From Lyon Yes 2
2013 Yessongs (video) Yes 1
2014 Songs From Tsongas: 35th Anniversary Concert Yes 2
2014 Like It Is: Yes at the Bristol Hippodrome Yes 2
2015 Progeny: Highlights From Seventy-Two Yes 2
2015 Like It Is: Yes at the Mesa Arts Center Yes 2

Album + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2003 Yes Remixes Yes 1

Single

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1969 Sweetness Yes 1
1970 Time and a Word Yes 1
1970 Sweet Dreams Yes 1
1972 Roundabout Yes 4 1
1972 America Yes 1
1975 Soon / Sound Chaser Yes 4 1
1977 Wonderous Stories Yes 2
1983 Owner of a Lonely Heart Yes 3.5 4
1984 Leave It Yes 2
1987 Love Will Find a Way Yes 1
2005 Owner of a Lonely Heart Max Graham vs. Yes 3
2011 We Can Fly Yes 1

Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2003 The Yes Story – Gold Yes 1

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