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Yes - Millenium Collection (1999) FLAC/MP3

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Yes - Millenium Collection (1999) FLAC/MP3

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EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2CD | Millenium, 20.4022-MI | ~ 499 or 225 Mb | Progressive Rock

A chance meeting at the beginning of 1968, in the Soho pub, La Chase, was the start of what has been called the most successful symphonic rock band of all time, YES. Jon Anderson was singing with the group Gun at the time and Chris Squire was the bassist in Syn, which suited neither of them artistically. They decided to form a band together which was more to their own musical tastes. Peter Banks, who was also playing in Syn, was recruited as guitarist. His style, influenced by jazz guitarists such as Wes Montgomery and Kenny Burrell, was to be crucial to the early sound of the band. To complete the lineup, Tony Kaye joined them on organ and Bill Bruford, in answer to their ad in the Melody Maker, became the drummer. A debut performance at the East Mersey Youth Camp in Essex on 4 August, followed by a gig the next day at the Marquee, marked the start of a pop legend.

It wasn’t long before the band was signed up by Atlantic Records and their first LP, entitled simply, YES, was released. The album was enthusiastically received by the British press and public alike and established them as a progressive symphonic rock band.

A year later, in 1970, the second album, Time and a World’, came out, featuring the same line-up. However, despite the success of this production, all was not well within the band and Peter Banks was kicked out and replaced by Steve Howe.

In 1971, after the release of their third record, ‘The Yes Album’, the band went on tour for the first time in the U.S., supporting Jethro Tull. Unfortunately, the tour was not as successful as had been expected and tension mounted between the band members. This lead to the departure of Tony Kaye and his replacement by Rick Wakeman.

In 1972 drummer Bill Bruford, who had been with them from the very start, also went his own way. Only the founder members, Anderson and Squire, remained of the original formation. These changes in line-up, however, seemed to have little effect on their success, which continued regardless. By 1980, though, things had started to fall apart and the band officially broke up. All the members and ex-members went on to record individually or in various formations.
Three years later, in 1983, Jon Anderson and Chris Squire got together again and, with Alan White, Tony Kaye and Trevor Rabin, YES rose like a phoenix from the ashes. In 1991, a YES reunion tour was organised by their new record company, Arista and, almost without exception, everyone who had played in the band appeared on stage together.
This album features both studio recordings produced by Peter Banks and examples of various radio and TV performances from the early days of the band, with the original line-up of Jon Anderson on vocals, Tony Kaye on keyboards, Chris Squire on bass, Peter Banks on guitar and Bill Bruford on drums.

Tracklist CD1:
1-1 Something's Coming
Written-By – Berstein, Sondheim
7:38
1-2 Everydays
Written-By – Stills
5:13
1-3 Sweetness
Written-By – Squire, Bailey, Anderson
4:14
1-4 Dear Father
Written-By – Squire, Anderson
5:33
1-5 Every Little Thing
Written-By – Lennon / Mc Cartney
5:32
1-6 Looking Around
Written-By – Squire, Anderson
3:40
1-7 Sweet Dreams
Written-By – Foster, Anderson
3:26
1-8 Then
Written-By – Anderson
4:20
1-9 No Oppurtunity Necessary, No Experience Required
Written-By – Havens
4:17

Tracklist CD2:
2-1 Astral Traveller
Written-By – Anderson
6:01
2-2 Then (Reprise)
Written-By – Anderson
5:16
2-3 Every Little Thing (Reprise)
Written-By – Lennon / McCartney
6:49
2-4 Everydays (Reprise)
Written-By – Stills
6:07
2-5 For Everyone
Written-By – Squire, Anderson
4:35
2-6 (Intro) Sweetness
Written-By – Squire, Bailey, Anderson
5:17
2-7 Something's Coming
Written-By – Bernstein, Sondheim
7:59
2-8 Sweet Dreams
Written-By – Squire, Bailey
4:14
2-9 Beyond And Before
Written-By – Squire, Bailey
5:27

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