Album of the Day
The Yes Album
The third time proved the charm for Yes; on the verge of being dropped by their label after two LPs, the U.K. progressive rockers came up with a critical and commercial success in THE YES ALBUM. Released 50 years ago today, the Atlantic collection would be the final one to feature keyboardist Tony Kaye (until his return for 90125) and the first to feature guitarist Steve Howe, whose versatility took the band to a whole new level. The set is also the quintet's first of all-original material and includes such future concert staples as “Yours Is No Disgrace,” “Starship Trooper” and “I've Seen All Good People.” The vocal and instrumental work on these intricate-but-melodic songs is spectacular, and it's easy to see why the platinum-certified THE YES ALBUM is a favorite of such fellow prog greats as Rush's Geddy Lee and Genesis' Tony Banks.