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Yes are an English progressive rock band formed in London in 1968 by singer Jon Anderson, bassist Chris Squire, guitarist Peter Banks, keyboardist Tony Kaye, and drummer Bill Bruford. The band has undergone numerous formations throughout its history; twenty 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 have explored several musical styles over the years, and are most notably regarded as progressive rock pioneers. Yes began performing original songs and 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 rock 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 Trevor Rabin and a more commercial and pop-oriented musical direction. The result was 90125 (1983), their highest-selling album, which contained the U.S. 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 for Union (1991) and its tour. Since 1994, Yes have released albums with varied levels of success and completed tours from 1994 to 2004. After a four-year hiatus, they resumed touring in 2009 and continue to release albums; their most recent is Heaven & Earth (2014). In 2016, a new group of former Yes members began touring and named themselves Yes Featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman. Yes are one of the most successful, influential, and longest-lasting progressive rock bands. They have sold 13.5 million RIAA-certified albums in the US. In 1985, they won a Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance with "Cinema", and received five Grammy nominations between 1985 and 1992. They were ranked No. 94 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock. Yes have headlined annual progressive rock-themed cruises since 2013 named Cruise to the Edge. Their discography spans 21 studio albums. In April 2017, Yes were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which chose specifically to bestow the honour upon current and former members Anderson, Squire, Bruford, Kaye, Howe, Wakeman, White and Rabin.

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Genres rock prog rock symphonic rock classic rock art rock
Picks
  1. Roundabout
  2. South Side of the Sky
  3. Heart of the Sunrise / We Have Heaven (reprise)
Top release Close to the Edge

Albums

  1. Yes
    1969
  2. Time and a Word
    1970
  3. 6.5
    The Yes Album
    1971
  4. 5.7
    Fragile
    1971
  5. 7.0
    Close to the Edge
    1972
  6. 4.0
    Tales From Topographic Oceans
    1974
  7. 6.0
    Relayer
    1974
  8. Going for the One
    1977
  9. Tormato
    1978
  10. Drama
    1980
  11. 90125
    1983
  12. Big Generator
    1987
  13. Union
    1991
  14. Talk
    1994
  15. Open Your Eyes
    1997
  16. The Ladder
    1999
  17. Magnification
    2001
  18. 6.0
    Relayer
    2003
  19. Fly From Here
    2011
  20. Heaven & Earth
    2014
  21. Fly From Here: Return Trip
    2018

Other releases

  1. Sweetness
    1969
  2. Time and a Word
    1970
  3. Sweet Dreams
    1970
  4. Perpetual Change
    1971
  5. Roundabout
    1972
  6. America
    1972
  7. Yessongs
    1973
  8. Soon / Sound Chaser
    1975
  9. Yesterdays
    1975
  10. Wonderous Stories
    1977
  11. Live at Wembley
    1978
  12. Don’t Kill the Whale
    1978
  13. Yesshows
    1980
  14. Owner of a Lonely Heart
    1983
  15. Leave It
    1984
  16. 9012Live: The Solos
    1985
  17. Love Will Find a Way
    1987
  18. Roundabout (Boston 1974, London 1978)
    1990
  19. They!
    1990
  20. Classic Yes
    1990
  21. Re‐Evolution
    1990
  22. Saving My Heart
    1991
  23. YesYears
    1991
  24. Live USA
    1992
  25. Quasi-Mystical Vision
    1992
  26. YesStory
    1992
  27. Live USA
    1993
  28. Highlights: The Very Best of Yes
    1993
  29. The Calling
    1994
  30. Keys to Ascension
    1996
  31. 1978-09-19: Madrigal Mystery Tour: Richfield & Cleveland, OH, USA
    1997
  32. 1996-11-27: Superstar Concert Series (disc 2): Tower Records, Hollywood, CA
    1997
  33. Something’s Coming: The BBC Recordings 1969–1970
    1997
  34. Keys to Ascension 2
    1997
  35. Keys to Ascension, Volumes 1 & 2
    1998
  36. Yes, Friends and Relatives
    1998
  37. Master of Dream
    1999
  38. Millenium Collection
    1999
  39. Astral Traveller
    1999
  40. The Yes Album / Going for the One
    2000
  41. Geographic Potions
    2000
  42. Masterworks Songs
    2000
  43. The Best of Yes: 1970–1987
    2000
  44. House of Yes: Live From House of Blues
    2000
  45. Legendary Works
    2001
  46. At The Opera - Symphonic Tour 2001
    2001
  47. Live 1975 at Q.P.R. Vol. 2
    2001
  48. Live 1975 at Q.P.R. Vol. 1
    2001
  49. 2001-08-21: Yessymphonic: Philadelphia, PA, USA (disc 3)
    2001
  50. YesSymphonic
    2001
  51. Yes, Friends & Relatives, Volume 2
    2001
  52. Yes-Today
    2002
  53. Essential Elements
    2002
  54. Extended Versions: The Encore Collection
    2002
  55. Keystudio
    2002
  56. Konocti Harbor Resort 07/19/02
    2002
  57. In a Word
    2002
  58. Roundabout: The Best of Yes Live
    2003
  59. The Yes Story: Gold
    2003
  60. Sweet Dreams
    2003
  61. Yes Remixes
    2003
  62. The Ultimate Yes: 35th Anniversary Collection
    2003
  63. Yes Acoustic: Guaranteed No Hiss
    2004
  64. Millennium Collection
    2004
  65. Topography: The Yes Anthology
    2004
  66. The Solid Gold Collection
    2005
  67. The Collection
    2005
  68. Owner of a Lonely Heart
    2005
  69. The Word Is Live
    2005
  70. Essentially: Special Edition 5CD Set
    2006
  71. Live and Solo
    2006
  72. Yesstories
    2006
  73. The Definitive Rock Collection
    2007
  74. Live at Montreux 2003
    2007
  75. Collection
    2008
  76. Owner of a Lonely Heart
    2008
  77. Yes + Friends
    2008
  78. The Lost Broadcasts
    2009
  79. Introducing: Yes
    2009
  80. Symphonic Live
    2009
  81. Union Live
    2010
  82. Live on Air
    2011
  83. We Can Fly
    2011
  84. Wonderous Stories: The Best of Yes
    2011
  85. In the Present: Live From Lyon
    2011
  86. Yessongs
    2013
  87. Original Album Series
    2013
  88. High Vibration
    2013
  89. The Studio Albums: 1969–1987
    2013
  90. The Very Best of Yes
    2014
  91. Songs From Tsongas: 35th Anniversary Concert
    2014
  92. The Greatest Hits
    2014
  93. Like It Is: Yes at the Bristol Hippodrome
    2014
  94. The Early Years
    2015
  95. Progeny: Highlights From Seventy-Two
    2015
  96. Progeny: Seven Shows From Seventy-Two
    2015
  97. Like It Is: Yes at the Mesa Arts Center
    2015
  98. Topographic Drama: Live Across America
    2017
  99. The Steven Wilson Remixes
    2018
  100. Live at Glastonbury Festival 2003
    2019
  101. 50 Live
    2019
  102. 1979-04-23: Anniversary of Decade: University of Illinois, Champaign, IL, USA
  103. 2000-06-23: Universal Ampitheater, Universal City, CA, USA
  104. 1994-06-29: Darker than Ebony: Riverport Ampitheater, Maryland Heights, MO, USA
  105. 2002-07-22: City Lights Pavillion, Denver, CO, USA
  106. 1974-12-11: Re-Evolution: Boston Gardens, Boston, MA, USA
  107. 2001-11-17: Palavobis, Milano, Italy
  108. Closer to the Edge
  109. Twelve Inches on Disc
  110. 1977-09-26: YesShows 77: Long Beach, CA, USA
  111. Cinema Sessions
  112. Yestower
  113. 1978-10-28: Wembley Arena, London, UK
  114. We Make Believe
  115. The Golden Age
  116. 1984-01-xx: 90125 Rehearsals: Lititz, PA, USA
  117. 1984-05-11: Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY
  118. Circus of Heaven
  119. 1994-06-18: Gimme More: Broome County Arena, Binghamton, NY, USA
  120. Moments
  121. 1994-08-26: Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA, USA
  122. 1977-09-18: Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle, WA, USA
  123. 1979-05-05: Tourmato (Part 1+2): Vancouver Coliseum, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  124. 1992-03-03: Masters of Time: Century Hall, Nagoya, Japan
  125. 1979-04-18: Le Colisée, Quebec City, QC, Canada
  126. 1984-06-24: Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, Germany
  127. 1994-06-29: Riverport Ampitheater, Maryland Heights, St. Louis, MO, USA
  128. 1974-12-11: KBFH: Boston Gardens, Boston, MA, USA
  129. The Story of Relayer
  130. 1974-02-20: Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY, USA
  131. Making For the One
  132. 1998-03-05: Hammersmith Odeon Theatre, London, UK
  133. Digital Reels & Master Reels
  134. The Alternate Generator
  135. 1991-04-24: Le Forum, Montréal, QC, Canada
  136. 1992: Quasi Mystical Vision: Australia
  137. 2000-07-06: Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH, USA
  138. 1976-05: Rehearsals, Millersville, PA, USA
  139. Making for the Complete One
  140. UFOs Over Boston
  141. 1998-05-21: Radio Futuro, Teatro Monumental, Santiago, Chile
  142. Yessessions
  143. 2004-07-08: Estival Jazz: Piazza Della Riforma, Lugano, Switzerland
  144. 2004-05-04: Allstate Arena, Rosemont, IL, USA
  145. 2002-08-25: Desert Light: Hilton Showroom, Las Vegas, NV, USA
  146. 1979-04-18: Le Colisee' de Quebec, Quebec City, QC, Canada
  147. 1974-04-23: Palazzo di Palaeur Dello Sport, Rome, Italy
  148. 1974-12-11: Boston Garden, Boston, MA, USA
  149. 1974-12-01: LSU Assembly Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA
  150. Live in Montreal
  151. 1977-08-28: Freedom Hall Coliseum, Louisville, KY, USA
  152. Milk
  153. 1971-07-24: The Yale Bowl, New Haven, CT, USA
  154. 1974-02-28: Cobo Hall, Detroit, MI, USA
  155. Heart of the Rising Sun
  156. Sweden Rock Festival - Solvesborg, June 8th 2003
  157. 1997-12: Open Your Ears: Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  158. 1980-11-30: Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre, Edinburgh, UK
  159. 1984-06-24: Dortmund, Germany
  160. 1972-03-17: San Bernardino Swing Auditorium, San Bernardino, CA, USA
  161. 1973-03-21: Cans and Brahms: Adelaide, Australia
  162. 2004-06-13: Arrow Rock Festival, Lichtenvoorde, Netherlands
  163. Say Yes
  164. 1994-09-07: Garden State Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ, USA
  165. 1999-09-12: The Lunar Ladder: Stadium de Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  166. Open the Gates