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Yes: Fragile

Review by Richard Cromelin, Rolling Stone, March 1972

THE SURE AND STEADY pace at which Yes has progressed through their four albums seems to suit them just fine, and in Fragile the fruit ...

Yes: Dinosaurs

Interview by Roy Trakin, Creem, February 1988

"YES, WE ARE five individuals. That's what makes it what it is, how good it is and as complicated as it is. Each of us ...

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Yes' Jon Anderson (1997)

Interview by Steve Roeser, Rock's Backpages Audio, November 1997

The ethereal Voice of Prog on life pre-Yes, the changes of personnel in the band, and the various break-ups and reformations that have taken place over the years.

File format: mp3; file size: 31.2mb, interview length: 34' 07" sound quality: * (phoner)

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Goodbye To The Cream

Live Review by David Griffiths, Record Mirror, December 1968

THE CREAM delivered all that was expected of them, and a little more, at their final, farewell-type Albert Hall concert last week. Of course, the ...

Rolling Stones, John & Yoko et al Singles

Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, July 1969

ROLLING STONES: 'Honky Tonk Women'/'You Can't Always Get What You Want' (Decca) An important single for the Stones, but a disappointment for us. ...

Yes: Yes (Atlantic)

Review by Mark Williams, Rolling Stone, July 1969

THE BRITISH END of the Atlantic Recording Company's operations rarely signs up this country's groups and when it does, they have to be exceedingly good ...

Yes: Yes

Review by Loyd Grossman, Fusion, October 1969

MAYBE HIDDEN away in the offices of Atlantic Records right now is an evil genius publicity man who is trying to devise a monstrous hype ...

Swiss Rolling And Rocking With Yes

Report and Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, December 1969

CHRIS WELCH reporting, with a little Alp from his friends ...

Yes: Time And A Word (Atlantic)

Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 1970

IT'S NICE to have those great Yes arrangements like ‘Then’, ‘The Prophet’ and ‘Astral Traveller’ on record at last. One of the great playing bands, ...

Yes: Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Live Review by Mark Williams, International Times, April 1970

IT HAS BEEN many months since I've seen YES and the consequent starvation of tight British progressive rock music par excellence left me eagerly awaiting ...

Yes, Black Sabbath, Uriah Heap: Lyceum, London

Live Review by Mark Plummer, Melody Maker, July 1970

YES MADE their comeback at the Lyceum on Friday, but what should have been a great occasion turned out to be rather mediocre. ...

Yes: Making It Last

Profile and Interview by Penny Valentine, Sounds, 1971

BRITISH MUSIC now seems to have a quality of holding onto its stars, and it’s maybe only once a year that anyone manages to surface ...

Yes and Iron Butterfly: Allies of Rock

Report and Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, January 1971

Chris Welch with Yes and Iron Butterfly in Holland ...

Yes: The Squire Of Nottihg Hill Gate

Interview by David Hughes, Disc and Music Echo, January 1972

...talks to David Hughes ...

Ready, Eddie? An Interview with Eddie Offord

Interview by Mark Plummer, Melody Maker, February 1972

EDDIE OFFORD SITS in his penthouse flat, way above the traffic that thunders down the Vauxhall Bridge Road past Victoria. ...

The Great Yes Technique Debate

Profile and Interview by Steve Turner, Rolling Stone, March 1972

London — "I tell you this much," said the studio doorman, "it’s been a real eye-opener working here. See, my generation don’t really appreciate how ...

Yes: Yes are Well and Grooving

Profile and Interview by Andrew Tyler, Disc and Music Echo, May 1972

IN THE basement of Una Billings School of Dancing, Shepherd's Bush, London, Yes are bouncing ideas off each other for a new album. Jon Anderson, ...

Yes: Close To The Edge (Atlantic)

Review by Ian MacDonald, NME, September 1972

Meaningless magnificence from Yes? ...

Yes: Close To The Edge

Review by Richard Cromelin, Rolling Stone, September 1972

WITH Close to the Edge, their fifth album, Yes have formed a coherent musical language from the elements that have been kicked around by progressive ...

Yes: A Story of Chinese Scriptures and Vegetable Eaters

Interview by Andrew Tyler, Disc and Music Echo, June 1973

STEVE HOWE... ENGLAND IS STILL BEST ...

Yes: Yessongs (Atlantic)

Review by Jon Tiven, Rolling Stone, June 1973

YES SUFFERS from having too many diverse talents for one group to handle. The differing musical styles of the five musicians cannot easily be integrated ...

Yes: Keep 'Em Yessing

Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, August 1973

"YES ARE LIKE an amoeba. Now an amoeba works on the principle of..do you know, I've no idea how it f***** works!" Jon Anderson grinned, ...

Yes: Yes Men On Top

Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, September 1973

FLUSHED from their success in the MM Pop Poll, the all-star musicians of Yes held a remarkable summit conference this week. Gathered round the board ...

Yes: Tales From Topographic Oceans (Atlantic)

Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, December 1973

CHANTING VOICES lead us into 'The Revealing Science Of God', and the marathon Yes epic that has occupied so much of their time throughout the ...

Yes: Rainbow Theatre, London

Live Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, December 1973

A DISTURBING night for a Yes fan at London's Rainbow, when the group unveiled their new work Tales From Topographic Oceans. For despite, the applause ...

Yes

Essay by Dave Laing, Let It Rock, February 1974

IF IT HADN'T been for Sgt Pepper, Paramhansa Yogananda would never have become part of the rock tradition. ...

Yes: Yes Please!

Profile and Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, February 1974

AS YES PLAY one of the most prestigious concerts in their career, at Madison Square Garden, New York, this week both their British and American ...

Yes: America roars YES!

Report by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, March 1974

Rick Wakeman said it: the MM's Yes concert at Madison Square Garden was the best yet. ...

Rick Wakeman: British Groups Have Gone Over The Top

Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, April 1974

The American tour was the last of the long ones ...

Yes, 5,000 Frenchmen Can't Be Wrong!

Report and Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, April 1974

"I HEAR we're playing the next gig in My-Rand," said Rick Wakeman, leaning heavily on the bar in the George Cinque Hotel. ...

Rick Wakeman: Quitting Was An Obvious Move

Report and Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, June 1974

A SQUEAL of tyres, a cloud of dust and Rick Wakeman and wife Ros, drew to a halt outside the "Valiant Trooper," an excellent boozer, ...

Rick Wakeman: Why I Said No To Yes

Report and Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, June 1974

RICK WAKEMAN has a grand design afoot that could result in one of the most extraordinary, epic concerts in ye history of popular music. ...

Yes: I'm Not Jumping Into Wakeman's Boots…It Will Be Different

Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, August 1974

"THE TEXTURES are so rich...and they work so fast..." Patrick Moraz slipped a sidelong glance across the top of an amphitheatre of keyboards, a mixture ...

"A Rearranged Yes Says 'No' To Standing Still"

Interview by Ron Ross, Circus, December 1974

JON ANDERSON'S normally composed features clouded, as the mouthpiece for Yes, rock's foremost progressive quintet, recalled with a shudder his first case of critical cold-shoulder. ...

Yes: Relayer (Atlantic)

Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, December 1974

Chris Squire (bass guitar), Jon Anderson (vocals), Patrick Moraz (keyboards), Steve Howe (guitar), Alan White (drums), Produced by Yes and Eddie Offord. Recorded on Eddie ...

Yes: Yesterdays (Atlantic)

Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, March 1975

Recordings between 1969-1971 including material from Yes and Time And A Word. ...

Chris Squire - Interview

Interview by Chris Salewicz, NME, June 1975

I'M HUNTING THROUGH the cartridges in the glove compartment of Chris Squire's '63 Rolls Royce as we head out of Liverpool towards the M62 and ...

Yes

Report and Interview by Chris Salewicz, NME, June 1975

There is no mention of brown rice on this page. Persian rugs and health food in general? Well, OK...yeah, but not in any harmful quantity. ...

Yes: Relayer and Yesterdays

Review by Ken Barnes, Rolling Stone, June 1975

WITH THEIR LAST five albums (including Relayer) reaching Top Five status, Yes are central to the new British Invasion. ...

Yes: When We're Perfect, We'll Stop

Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, September 1975

"IT'S BEEN a marvellous year for us, and hopefully it will get even better in 1976, but although we aim for perfection, I hope we ...

Alan White: Can A White Man Sing.....?

Interview by Vivien Goldman, Sounds, March 1976

"NOW TELL ME honestly, what did you really expect when you came to meet me?" The disarming question is posed as yet another Yes album ...

Yes, Peter Frampton, Gary Wright: JFK Stadium, Philadelphia

Live Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, June 1976

PHILADELPHIA: As rocket shells burst overhead and mortars roared only feet away, a lone Englishman with a dapper moustache smiled with delight as he stood ...

Yes: The Biggest Gig In The Entire History Of The World

Report by Phil Sutcliffe, Sounds, June 1976

Bicentennialand and rock's favourite vegetarians take Phil Sutcliffe by storm. ...

10cc, Genesis, Fleetwood Mac, ELO et al: Split Ends

Overview by Harry Doherty, Melody Maker, December 1976

SOME come, others go, but the name lives on for ever...10cc set no precedent by splitting in half last week, but the decision by Graham ...

Yes: Going For The One

Review by Phil Sutcliffe, Sounds, July 1977

GO ON, GUESS how the first Yes album for three years begins. I tell you, you haven't got a hope. ...

Yes: Credibility Regained (Or: Rich Superstars Make Good Album sensation!)

Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, Sounds, July 1977

GOVERNMENT HEALTH WARNING: this feature does not contain any references to "punk’ or ‘new wave" ...

Yes in New York: Swings And Roundabouts

Report and Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, September 1978

"EXCUSE me, but what are you writing?" I'm just making notes about the concert and I'm trying to listen to the piano player. ...

Yes: Tormato

Review by Phil Sutcliffe, Sounds, September 1978

I UNDERSTAND it has remained OK to like Genesis (which I don't) but it's not OK to like Yes (which I do though no longer ...

Yes: Tormato

Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, September 1978

"RELEASE, Release!" is one of the most significant chants on this happy musical event. It is the hook-line on the fastest, funkiest, piece of rock ...

Yes: Tormato

Review by Paul Morley, NME, September 1978

YES, YES, YES — BUT SO WHAT? ...

Yes: The Band That Punks Say Is A 'No'

Interview by John Mendelsohn, Los Angeles Times, September 1980

Question: Do you imagine it impossible to sum up in a single word all that rock's third generation, that is, the punks and their new ...

Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman & Howe: Mission Improbable

Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, Q, November 1989

They’ve survived countless changes of fashion, years of critical contempt, musical and personal differences de luxe. For legal reasons they can’t even call themselves Yes. ...

Roger Dean

Essay by Johnny Black, Q, November 1989

Any self-respecting Yes album used to feel naked without a fantasy cover by artist Roger Dean. It seems only fitting, then, that he has done ...

Yes: Hello Atlantis!

Report and Interview by Dave Rimmer, Q, February 1997

They're back, and this time they're organic... Dave Rimmer hops on board the Yes reunion special ...

Yes live at Los Angles Universal Amphitheater

Live Review by Dave DiMartino, MOJO, February 1998

IT'S ALWAYS seemed a tragic waste of snottiness that some safety-pinned '70s punk combo never thought to take the early, pre-Roger Dean Yes logo – ...

Yes: Live At Manchester Apollo

Live Review by John McCready, Independent, The, February 1998

LIKE ALICE Cooper, who I saw late last year playing the same game, it's interesting to note that former forces of the 1970s are bowing ...

Yes: Open Your Eyes

Review and Interview by Kit Aiken, Uncut, February 1999

TO ANYONE growing up through the punk era, Yes were the ultimate enemy. In those primitive cool days, laser shows, flowing locks, portentous mysticism, flamboyant ...

see also Jon Anderson

see also Asia

see also Bill Bruford

see also Flash

see also Steve Howe

see also Patrick Moraz

see also Tomorrow

see also Rick Wakeman

see also Alan White

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