You Gotta Say Yes to Another Excess

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You Gotta Say Yes to Another Excess
Yello - You Gotta Say Yes To Another Excess CD cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 1983
Recorded1983
GenreSynthpop
Length37:35
LabelElektra (original US release)
Mercury (1988 US reissue)
Stiff (original UK release)
Polydor (original French release)
Vertigo (Europe)
ProducerBoris Blank
Yello chronology
Claro Que Si
(1981)
You Gotta Say Yes to Another Excess
(1983)
Stella
(1985)
Singles from You Gotta Say Yes to Another Excess
  1. "You Gotta Say Yes to Another Excess"
    Released: 22 October 1982
  2. "I Love You"
    Released: 30 May 1983
  3. "Heavy Whispers"
    Released: 1983
  4. "Lost Again"
    Released: 18 October 1983
  5. "Pumping Velvet"
    Released: 22 October 1983
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars [1]
Sputnikmusic3.6/5 stars[2]

You Gotta Say Yes to Another Excess is Yello's third album and was released in 1983. It was the last Yello album to feature founding member Carlos Perón and it reached at number 184 on the US Billboard 200.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."I Love You"Boris Blank, Dieter Meier3:14
2."Lost Again"Boris Blank, Dieter Meier4:18
3."No More Words"Boris Blank, Dieter Meier3:58
4."Crash Dance"Boris Blank, Dieter Meier2:08
5."Great Mission"Boris Blank, Dieter Meier2:56
6."You Gotta Say Yes to Another Excess"Boris Blank, Dieter Meier2:08
7."Swing"Boris Blank, Dieter Meier3:26
8."Heavy Whispers"Boris Blank, Dieter Meier3:56
9."Smile on You"Boris Blank, Dieter Meier3:09
10."Pumping Velvet"Boris Blank, Dieter Meier3:18
11."Salut Mayoumba"Boris Blank, Dieter Meier4:40
12."Two Worlds" (bonus track on some cassette releases)Boris Blank, Dieter Meier4:12
Total length:37:35
Chart (1983) Peak
position
Switzerland Swiss Hitparade[3] 13
Germany GfK Entertainment charts[4] 26
Netherlands Dutch Charts [5] 36
Swedish Sverigetopplistan [6] 44
United Kingdom UK Albums Chart [7] 65

Charts[edit]

Singles - The Official UK Singles Chart / Gallup (United Kingdom)

Year Single Chart Position
June 1983 "I Love You" The Official UK Singles Chart 41
November 1983 "Lost Again" The Official UK Singles Chart 73

Critical reception[edit]

It was ranked at number 6 among the "Albums of the Year" for 1983 by NME, and the single "I Love You" was ranked at number 17 among "Tracks of the Year".[8]

Other[edit]

In 2006, South African ceramicist Elton Harding, translated the opening track 'I Love You' into a ceramic tactile sculpture. The entire song was mapped out onto a rectangular spiral, with each second of the track taking up 1 cm. Samples were then represented by unique shapes allowing for the song to be 'read' either by sight or touch.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ You Gotta Say Yes to Another Excess at AllMusic
  2. ^ Yello - You Gotta Say Yes To Another Excess
  3. ^ Hit Parade - Yello - You Gotta Say Yes To Another Excess
  4. ^ Germany Charts - Yello - You Gotta Say Yes To Another Excess
  5. ^ Dutch Charts - Yello - You Gotta Say Yes To Another Excess
  6. ^ Swedish Charts - Yello - You Gotta Say Yes To Another Excess
  7. ^ Official Charts - Yello - You Gotta Say Yes To Another Excess
  8. ^ "Albums and Tracks of the Year". NME. 2016. Retrieved 23 February 2018.