‘The Yes Album’ by Yes is their third ( and first with guitarist Steve Howe) studio album, released on February 19, 1971 by Atlantic.
Track Listing : 1.Yours Is No Disgrace (Jon Anderson, Chris Squire, Steve Howe, Tony Kaye, Bill Bruford) – 09:36 . 2.Clap (Steve Howe) – 03:07 . 3.Starship Trooper (Jon Anderson, Chris Squire, Steve Howe) – 09:23 . 4.I’Ve Seen All Good People (Jon Anderson, Chris Squire) – 06:47 . 5.A Venture (Jon Anderson) – 03:18 . 6.Perpetual Change (Jon Anderson, Chris Squire) – 08:54
Musicians : Jon Anderson – Vocals, Percussion . Chris Squire – Bass, Vocals . Steve Howe – Guitars, Laúd, Vocals . Tony Kaye – Piano, Organ, Moog Synthesizer . Bill Bruford – Drums, Percussion . Colin Goldring – Recorders . Yes – Band
Production : Produced By Yes, Eddy Offord . Eddy Offord – Engineer
Package : Barry Wentzell – Photography . Phil Franks – Photography
Recorded October–November 1970 At Advision Studios (London, England).
Released On February 19, 1971 By Atlantic.
Steve Howe talks The Yes Album track-by-track“We weren’t going to be obvious and predictable,” he says. “We didn’t want to do three-minute songs for the radio, although we did manage to get a lot of radio play….” […]
The two-part “I’ve Seen All Good People” is one of the band’s best singles, while Howe’s slow, spacey guitar build at the end of “Starship Trooper” is one of the great Yes moments. […]
Fans of rock music in general should be able to appreciate the exceptional instrumentals, interesting compositions, or marvelous vocals, if not all three. The Yes Album left fans in 1971 begging for more and wondering what could come nextand even today it leaves people with the interest of “What happens next?” […]