Classic Yes

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Classic Yes
Classic Yes.jpg
Greatest hits album by
Released30 November 1981
Recorded1970–1977
Genre
Length65:14
LabelAtlantic
Producer
Yes chronology
Yesshows
(1980)
Classic Yes
(1981)
90125
(1983)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]

Classic Yes is the second compilation album by the English rock band Yes, released in November 1981 by Atlantic Records. It was released after the group had disbanded in early 1981 following their 1980 tour in support of their tenth studio album, Drama (1980). The tracks were compiled by bassist Chris Squire and the cover was designed by Roger Dean.

Upon its release, it charted at number 142 on the US Billboard 200. Some pressings included a free live single of previously unreleased live versions of "Roundabout" and "I've Seen All Good People". The album became a strong seller, and was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for selling over one million copies.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Heart of the Sunrise"Jon Anderson, Chris Squire, Bill Bruford10:35
2."Wonderous Stories"Anderson3:50
3."Yours Is No Disgrace"Anderson, Squire, Bruford, Steve Howe, Tony Kaye9:41
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
4."Starship Trooper
  • A. "Life Seeker"
  • B. "Disillusion"
  • C. "Würm""

  • Anderson
  • Squire
  • Howe
  • 9:25
    5."Long Distance Runaround"Anderson3:30
    6."The Fish (Schindleria Praematurus)"Squire2:37
    7."And You and I
  • A. "Cord of Life"
  • B. "Eclipse"
  • C. "The Preacher and the Teacher"
  • D. "Apocalypse" (called "The Apocalypse" in the album's liner notes)"
  • Anderson; themes by Bruford, Howe, Squire10:05
    Total length:1:05:14
    Bonus single, side one
    No.TitleWriter(s)Length
    8."Roundabout" (live version recorded at Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, California, United States, 7 October 1978)Anderson, Howe7:53
    Bonus single, side two
    No.TitleWriter(s)Length
    9."I've Seen All Good People
  • Anderson
  • Squire
  • 7:29
    1994 CD remaster
    No.TitleLength
    1."Heart of the Sunrise"10:35
    2."Wonderous Stories"3:50
    3."Yours Is No Disgrace"9:41
    4."Starship Trooper
    • A. "Life Seeker"
    • B. "Disillusion"
    • C. "Würm""
    9:25
    5."Long Distance Runaround"3:30
    6."The Fish (Schindleria Praematurus)"2:37
    7."And You and I
  • A. "Cord of Life"
  • B. "Eclipse"
  • C. "The Preacher and the Teacher"
  • D. "The Apocalypse""
  • 10:07
    8."Roundabout" (live version recorded at Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, California, USA, October 1978)7:53
    9."I've Seen All Good People
  • A. "Your Move"
  • B. "All Good People"" (live version recorded at the Empire Pool, Wembley, London, UK, 28 October 1978)
  • 7:29

    Personnel[edit]

    Yes
    Production
    • Chris Squire – album compilation
    • Yes – production
    • Eddy Offord – production, engineer

    References[edit]

    1. ^ Connolly, D. (2011). "Classic Yes - Yes | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 25 July 2011.

    Sources[edit]

    • AllMusicGuide.com
    • "Top Pop Albums 1955–2001", Joel Whitburn, c.2002