Yesstory

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Yesstory
Compilation album by Yes
Released 15 September 1992
Recorded 1969 - 1987
Genre Progressive rock
Length 2:27:44
Label Atco
Producer Yes, Paul Clay,
Tony Colton, Eddie Offord, Trevor Horn, Trevor Rabin and Paul De Villiers
Yes chronology
Yesyears
(1991)
Yesstory
(1992)
Symphonic Music of Yes
(1993)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Yesstory is a double CD and triple LP career-spanning distillation of music by progressive rock band Yes that had originally appeared on the 1991 box set Yesyears. Yesstory was issued in 1992 lacking the rarity material that had characterized its parent release.

Yesstory is still available, although Yesyears was deleted and replaced by the 2002 Rhino Records box set In a Word: Yes (1969 - ).

Track listing (CD version)[edit]

Disc one[edit]

  1. "Something's Coming" (Leonard Bernstein/Stephen Sondheim) – 7:06
    • Originally released in a mono mix as the B-Side to "Sweetness" in July 1969. The version included here and on Yesyears is the stereo mix, released as an A-Side in the Netherlands in 1970.
  2. "Survival" (Jon Anderson) – 6:18
  3. "Every Little Thing" (John Lennon/Paul McCartney) - 5:41
  4. "No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed" (Richie Havens) – 4:48
  5. "Time and a Word" (Anderson/David Foster) – 4:31
  6. "Starship Trooper" – 9:25
    a. "Life Seeker" (Anderson)
    b. "Disillusion" (Chris Squire)
    c. "Würm" (Steve Howe)
  7. "Yours Is No Disgrace" (Anderson/Squire/Howe/Tony Kaye/Bill Bruford) – 9:41
  8. "I've Seen All Good People" – 6:53
    a. "Your Move" (Anderson)
    b. "All Good People" (Squire)
  9. "Roundabout" (Anderson/Howe) – 8:31
  10. "Heart of the Sunrise" (Anderson/Squire/Bruford) – 10:35

Disc two[edit]

  1. "Long Distance Runaround" (Anderson) – 3:30
  2. "America" (Single Edit) (Paul Simon) – 4:04
  3. "Close to the Edge" (Anderson/Howe) – 18:34
    I. "The Solid Time of Change"
    II. "Total Mass Retain"
    III. "I Get Up I Get Down"
    IV. "Seasons of Man"
  4. "Ritual (Nous Sommes du Soleil)" (Words by Anderson/Howe; Music by Anderson/Squire/Howe/Rick Wakeman/Alan White) – 21:33
  5. "Soon" (Single Edit) (Anderson) – 4:06
  6. "Wonderous Stories" (Anderson) – 3:49
  7. "Going for the One" (Anderson) – 5:32
  8. "Don't Kill the Whale" (Anderson/Squire) – 3:54
  9. "Owner of a Lonely Heart" (Trevor Rabin/Anderson/Squire/Trevor Horn) – 4:27
  10. "Rhythm of Love" (Anderson/Kaye/Rabin/Squire) – 4:46

Yesstory (Atco 792 202) failed to chart in the U.S. or UK.

Track Listing (Vinyl version)[edit]

The vinyl version has a slightly different running order and tracklisting:

LP 1 Side 1

  1. "Survival" (Anderson) – 6:18
  2. "No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed" – 4:48
  3. "Time and a Word" – 4:31
  4. "Starship Trooper" – 9:25

LP 1 Side 2

  1. "I've Seen All Good People" – 6:53
  2. "Roundabout" – 8:31
  3. "Heart of the Sunrise" – 10:35

LP 2 Side 1

  1. "Close to the Edge" – 18:34

LP 2 Side 2

  1. "Ritual (Nous Sommes du Soleil)" – 21:33

LP 3 Side 1

  1. "Soon" (Single Edit) – 4:06
  2. "Wondrous Stories" – 3:49
  3. "Going for the One" – 5:32
  4. "Don't Kill the Whale" – 3:54
  5. "Does It Really Happen?" (Geoff Downes/Horn/Howe/Squire/White) - 6.34

LP 3 Side 2

  1. "Make It Easy" (Rabin) — 6.08
  2. "Owner of a Lonely Heart" – 4:27
  3. "Rhythm of Love" – 4:46
  4. "Changes (Live)" (Rabin/Anderson/White) - 7.34

References[edit]

  1. ^ Collins, P. (2011). "Yesstory - Yes | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 25 July 2011.