Yesterdays (Yes album)

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Yesterdays front cover.jpg
Compilation album by Yes
Released 28 February 1975
Recorded 1969–1970, 1972
Studio Advision Studios
(London, England)
Genre Progressive rock
Length 45:36
Label Atlantic
Yes chronology
Going for the One
(1977)Going for the One1977

Yesterdays is the first compilation album by the English progressive rock band Yes, released in February 1975 on Atlantic Records. It is formed of material previously recorded for the band's first two studio albums, Yes (1969) and Time and a Word (1970), their 1970 B-side "Dear Father", and the full version of their cover of "America" by Simon & Garfunkel. Yesterdays is the last Yes album to feature cover artwork by Roger Dean until 1980.


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars [1]
Rolling Stone(not rated) [2]

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "America" (Paul Simon) (from The New Age of Atlantic, 1972) – 10:30
  2. "Looking Around" (Jon Anderson, Chris Squire) (from Yes, 1969) – 4:00
  3. "Time and a Word" (Anderson, David Foster) (from Time and a Word, 1970) – 4:32
  4. "Sweet Dreams" (Anderson, Foster) (from Time and a Word, 1970) – 3:50

Side two[edit]

  1. "Then" (Anderson) (from Time and a Word, 1970) – 5:45
  2. "Survival" (Anderson) (from Yes, 1969) – 6:20
  3. "Astral Traveller" (Anderson) (from Time and a Word, 1970) – 5:53
  4. "Dear Father" (Anderson, Squire) (b-side of "Sweet Dreams" single, 1970) – 4:21




Year Chart Position
1975 UK Albums Chart 27
Billboard Pop Albums 17


Year Single Chart Position
1972 "America" Single version to be found on expanded Close to the Edge Billboard Pop Singles 46


  1. ^ Paul Collins. "Yesterdays". Allmusic. Retrieved 11 January 2012.
  2. ^ [1] Archived 5 November 2007 at the Wayback Machine.