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Yesyears
Album cover
Box Set by Yes
Release 6 August 1991
Recorded 1969 - 1991
Genre Progressive rock
Length 4 hrs 51 min 23 s
Label Atco Records
Producer Yes, Paul Clay,
Tony Colton, Eddie Offord, Trevor Horn, Trevor Rabin and Paul De Villiers
Professional reviews
Yes chronology
Union
(1991)
Yesyears
(1991)
Yesstory
(1992)

Yesyears is a box set of career-spanning material by progressive rock band Yes and was released in 1991. Compiled following the release of Union and Yes' departure with Atlantic Records, with whom they had been contracted with since 1969 (and their offshoot label Atco Records since 1983), Yesyears covers the band's musical story from 1969's debut Yes to their most recent Big Generator from 1987. Cover by Roger Dean for Yes four-disc compilation Yesyears, featuring the painting Yellow City, 1991. ... A box set (or boxed set) refers to one or more recordings which are contained in a box made generally out of cardboard. ... Yes in concert in Indianapolis in 1977 (left to right, Steve Howe, Alan White, Jon Anderson, Chris Squire, Rick Wakeman) Yes are a progressive rock band that formed in London in 1968. ... 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The second (symbol s) is a unit for time, and one of seven SI base units. ... A record label is a brand created by companies that specialize in manufacturing, distributing and promoting audio and video recordings, on various formats including compact discs, LPs, DVD-Audio, SACDs, and cassettes. ... Atco Records was a United States based subsidary label of Atlantic Records. ... In the music industry, a record producer is responsible for completing a master recording so that it is fit for release. ... Yes in concert in Indianapolis in 1977 (left to right, Steve Howe, Alan White, Jon Anderson, Chris Squire, Rick Wakeman) Yes are a progressive rock band that formed in London in 1968. ... Eddie Offord is a noted record producer and engineer, who worked on some of the most famous albums in the 1970s. ... Trevor Horn, born July 15, 1949 in Leicester, England, is a pop music producer and musician. ... Trevor Rabin (born Trevor Charles Rabin on January 13, 1954) is a South African guitarist and film composer, best known for being the guitarist and writer for the band Yes from 1983 - 1995, and since then, as a film composer. ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music owned by All Media Guide. ... Image File history File links Description: Rating stars. ... Yes in concert in Indianapolis in 1977 (left to right, Steve Howe, Alan White, Jon Anderson, Chris Squire, Rick Wakeman) Yes are a progressive rock band that formed in London in 1968. ... Union is an album by British progressive rock band Yes, released in 1991 . ... 1991 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1991 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Yesstory is a double CD distillation of career-spanning material by progressive rock band Yes that had originally appeared on the 1991 box set Yesyears. ... 1992 was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... A box set (or boxed set) refers to one or more recordings which are contained in a box made generally out of cardboard. ... Progressive rock (shortened to prog, or prog rock when differentiating from other progressive genres) is an ambitious, eclectic, and often grandiose style of rock music which arose in the late 1960s, reached the peak of its popularity in the early 1970s, and continues as a musical form to this day. ... Yes in concert in Indianapolis in 1977 (left to right, Steve Howe, Alan White, Jon Anderson, Chris Squire, Rick Wakeman) Yes are a progressive rock band that formed in London in 1968. ... 1991 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Union is an album by British progressive rock band Yes, released in 1991 . ... Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is a scary record label founded in 1947 by Ahmet Ertegun and Herb Abramson. ... 1969 was a common year starting on Wednesday For other uses, see Number 1969. ... Atco Records was a United States based subsidary label of Atlantic Records. ... 1983 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1969 was a common year starting on Wednesday For other uses, see Number 1969. ... Yes is the 1969 debut album by the classic progressive rock band Yes. ... Big Generator is an album by progressive rock band Yes. ... 1987 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


One of the major attractions to Yesyears was its inclusion of rarity material, with many of those songs previously unreleased.


In 1992, a two-disc summary of this package, entitled Yesstory, would be released. 1992 was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Yesstory is a double CD distillation of career-spanning material by progressive rock band Yes that had originally appeared on the 1991 box set Yesyears. ...


Yesyears was deleted in the late 1990s, preceeding the release of Rhino Records' 2002 In a Word: Yes (1969 - ) box set. Most of the additional material found on Yesyears would surcace on Rhino's reissues of Yes' albums in 2003 and 2004. // Events and trends The 1990s are generally classified as having moved slightly away from the more conservative 1980s, but otherwise retaining the same mindset. ... Rhino Entertainment is a specialty record label originally known for releasing retrospectives of famous comedy performers, including Stan Freberg, Tom Lehrer, and Spike Jones. ... 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Contents


Track listing

Disc 1

  1. "Something's Coming" (Leonard Bernstein/Stephen Sondheim) - 7:06
    • Originally released as the B-Side to "Sweetness" in July 1969
  2. "Survival" (Jon Anderson) - 6:18
  3. "Every Little Thing" (John Lennon/Paul McCartney) - 5:41
  4. "Then" (Jon Anderson) - 4:18
  5. "Everydays" (Stephen Stills) - 4:08
  6. "Sweet Dreams (Jon Anderson/David Foster) - 3:49
  7. "No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed" (Richie Havens) - 4:48
  8. "Time And A Word" (Jon Anderson/David Foster) - 4:31
  9. "Starship Trooper" - 9:25
    1. "Life Seeker" (Jon Anderson)
    2. "Disillusion" (Chris Squire)
    3. "Würm" (Steve Howe)
  10. "Yours Is No Disgrace" (Jon Anderson/Chris Squire/Steve Howe/Tony Kaye/Bill Bruford) - 9:41
  11. "I've Seen All Good People" - 6:53
    1. "Your Move" (Jon Anderson)
    2. "All Good People" (Chris Squire)
  12. "Long Distance Runaround" (Jon Anderson) - 3:30
  13. "The Fish (Schindleria Praematurus)" (Chris Squire) - 2:37

Bernstein with conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, at the 1974 Charles Ives Centenary Concert in Danbury, Connecticut. ... Stephen Sondheim Stephen Joshua Sondheim (born March 22, 1930) is an American musical theater lyricist and composer. ... July is the seventh month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... 1969 was a common year starting on Wednesday For other uses, see Number 1969. ... Jon Anderson performing in concert with Yes in 1977 Jon Anderson (born October 25, 1944) is a British musician, the lead singer of the progressive rock band Yes. ... John Lennon in the autumn of 1968 John Winston Lennon (a. ... Paul McCartney, as photographed by John Kelley for the 1968 LP The Beatles (aka The White Album). Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942) is a British singer, musician and songwriter, who first came to prominence as a member of The Beatles. ... Corporate logo of the British Broadcasting Corporation The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is the national publicly funded broadcaster of the United Kingdom. ... January 19 is the 19th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1970 was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Stephen Stills album cover Stephen Stills is an American guitarist and singer/songwriter best known for his work with the Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young (at first it was Crosby, Stills and Nash; Young joined the group after their first album). ... August 4 is the 216th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (217th in leap years), with 149 days remaining. ... David Foster, OC, OBC , LL.D. born 1950 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, is a multi Grammy Award winning musician, producer, and composer. ... Richie Havens (born January 21, 1941 in Brooklyn, New York) is an African American folk singer and guitarist. ... Chris Squire performing in concert with Yes in 1977 Christopher Russell Edward Squire (born March 4, 1948), better known as Chris Squire is the bassist and backing vocalist for the progressive rock group Yes, and is the only member of the group to appear on every album (co-founder Jon... Steve Howe performing for Yes in 1977 Stephen James Howe (b. ... Tony Kaye (born January 11, 1946) was born in England with the name Anthony John Selridge (some mistaken authors spell it Selvidge). Early years Kaye was only four years-old when he started to receive piano lessons. ... Bill Bruford William Scott Bruford (born May 17, 1948 in Sevenoaks, Kent, England), better known as Bill Bruford is an influential drummer known for his forceful, highly precise, polyrhythmic style. ...

Disc 2

  1. "Roundabout" (Jon Anderson/Steve Howe) - 8:31
  2. "Heart Of The Sunrise" (Jon Anderson/Chris Squire/Bill Bruford) - 10:35
  3. "America" (Single Edit) (Paul Simon) - 4:04
  4. "Close To The Edge" (Jon Anderson/Steve Howe) - 18:34
    1. "The Solid Time Of Change"
    2. "Total Mass Retain"
    3. "I Get Up I Get Down"
    4. "Seasons Of Man"
  5. "Ritual (Nous Sommes Du Soleil)" (Words by Jon Anderson/Steve Howe; Music by Jon Anderson/Chris Squire/Steve Howe/Rick Wakeman/Alan White) - 21:33
  6. "Sound Chaser" (Jon Anderson/Chris Squire/Steve Howe/Alan White/Patrick Moraz) - 9:22

Steve Howe performing for Yes in 1977 Stephen James Howe (b. ... Paul Simon This article is about the musician; for other Paul Simons, see Paul Simon (disambiguation). ... Rick Wakeman performing on stage with Yes in the 1970s Rick Wakeman (born May 18, 1949 as Richard Christopher Wakeman) is a progressive rock keyboard player. ... Alan White (born June 14, 1949) is a rock and roll drummer best known for his thirty years of work with the progressive rock band Yes. ... Patrick Moraz (born June 24, 1948 in Morges, Switzerland) is a progressive rock keyboard player. ...

Disc 3

  1. "Soon" (Single Edit) (Jon Anderson) - 4:06
  2. "Amazing Grace" (Trad. Arr. Chris Squire) - 2:31
  3. "Vevey, Part One" (Jon Anderson/Rick Wakeman) - 1:07
  4. "Wonderous Stories" (Jon Anderson) - 3:49
  5. "Awaken" (Jon Anderson/Steve Howe) - 15:35
  6. "Montreux's Theme" (Steve Howe/Chris Squire/Jon Anderson/Alan White) - 2:26
  7. "Vevey, Part Two" (Jon Anderson/Rick Wakeman) - 0:56
    • Previously unreleased and recorded in February 1978
  8. "Going For The One" (Jon Anderson) - 5:32
  9. "Money" (Chris Squire/Jon Anderson/Alan White/Rick Wakeman) - 3:12
    • Previously unreleased and recorded during Tormato's sessions, with a spoken overdub by Rick Wakeman
  10. "Abilene" (Steve Howe) - 3:55
    • Originally released as the B-Side of "Don't Kill The Whale" in August 1978
  11. "Don't Kill The Whale" (Jon Anderson/Chris Squire) - 3:54
  12. "On The Silent Wings Of Freedom" (Jon Anderson/Chris Squire) - 7:46
  13. "Does It Really Happen?" (Geoff Downes/Trevor Horn/Steve Howe/Chris Squire/Alan White) - 6:30
  14. "Tempus Fugit" (Geoff Downes/Trevor Horn/Steve Howe/Chris Squire/Alan White) - 5:14
  15. "Run With The Fox" (Chris Squire/Alan White/Peter Sinfield) - 4:09
  16. "I'm Down" (John Lennon/Paul McCartney) - 2:31

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Disc 4

  1. "Make It Easy (Trevor Rabin) - 6:08
    • Previously unreleased
  2. "It Can Happen" (Jon Anderson/Trevor Rabin/Chris Squire) - 6:01
    • Previously unreleased early version
  3. "Owner Of A Lonely Heart" (Trevor Rabin/Jon Anderson/Chris Squire/Trevor Horn) - 4:27
  4. "Hold On" (Trevor Rabin/Jon Anderson/Chris Squire) - 5:15
  5. "Shoot High Aim Low" (Jon Anderson/Tony Kaye/Trevor Rabin/Chris Squire/Alan White) - 7:00
  6. "Rhythm Of Love" (Jon Anderson/Tony Kaye/Trevor Rabin/Chris Squire) - 4:46
  7. "Love Will Find A Way" (Trevor Rabin) - 4:49
  8. "Changes" (Live Version) (Trevor Rabin/Jon Anderson/Alan White) - 7:34
  9. "And You And I" (Live Version) (Jon Anderson; Themes by Bill Bruford/Steve Howe/Chris Squire) - 10:49
    1. "Cord of Life"
    2. "Eclipse" (Jon Anderson/Bill Bruford/Steve Howe)
    3. "The Preacher The Teacher"
    4. "Apocalypse"
  10. "Heart Of The Sunrise" (Jon Anderson/Chris Squire/Bill Bruford) - 10:50
  11. "Love Conquers All" (Chris Squire/Billy Sherwood) - 4:58
    • An outtake from Union, recorded in early 1991

 
 

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