YES – The Steven Wilson Remixes 6LP (2018)
Rhino Records are to mark YES 50th anniversary with a new vinyl box set released today; “Yes: The Steven Wilson Remixes” which spotlights five studio albums that helped secure the band’s recent induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The box includes remixed versions of: The Yes Album (1971), Fragile (1971), Close To The Edge (1972), the double album Tales From Topographic Oceans (1973), and Relayer (1974). Each album features remixed audio by renowned producer Steven Wilson, released on vinyl for the first time.
The outer box features artwork created specifically for the set by Roger Dean, whose artwork is of course synonymous with the band’s identity. Additionally, the label have confirmed that, two of the albums – Close To The Edge and Tales From Topographic Oceans – have new cover art, while the remaining three covers have been reworked by Dean.
The music included in this collection confirms the band’s standing as one of the most enduring, ambitious, and virtuosic progressive band in rock history. It also follows the band through a number of personnel changes.
Starting in February 1971 with Yes’s third studio release, ‘The Yes Album’, the band featured vocalist Jon Anderson, bassist Chris Squire, guitarist Steve Howe, keyboardist Tony Kaye and drummer Bill Bruford.
Released just nine months later, ‘Fragile’ was Yes’s first release with keyboardist Rick Wakeman. The same line-up returned on 1972’s ‘Close To The Edge’. A year later, drummer Alan White made his Yes debut on ‘Tales From Topographic Oceans’.
And finally, keyboardist Patrick Moraz joined for ‘Relayer’ in 1974.
Wilson’s articulate remix shines a light on the stellar performances that run deep through each of these the albums, from hits like “Roundabout” and “I’ve Seen All Good People,” to album-side length epics like “Close To The Edge” and “The Gates Of Delirium.”
If the music of Yes – especially this early era – sometimes resulted a bit dated to you, then better check these albums again with these Wilson remixes.
Everything sound fresh, revitalized, updated to modern time without losing that classic era essence.
The Yes Album (1971) Remixed
Fragile (1971) Remixed
Close To The Edge (1972) Remixed
Tales From Topographic Oceans 2LP (1973) Remixed
Relayer (1974) Remixed
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