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Yes – Fragile (1972) [Japanese SACD 2011] {2.0 & 5.1} PS3 ISO + FLAC

Yes – Fragile (1972) [Japanese Reissue 2011]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 51:57 minutes | Scans included | 3,64 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | Full Scans included | 1,23 GB
Features Stereo and Multichannel Surround Sound | Warner Music Japan # WPCR-14167

Fragile was Yes’ breakthrough album, propelling them in a matter of weeks from a cult act to an international phenomenon; not coincidentally, it also marked the point where all of the elements of the music (and more) that would define their success for more than a decade fell into place fully formed. The science-fiction and fantasy elements that had driven the more successful songs on their preceding record, The Yes Album, were pushed much harder here, and not just in the music but in the packaging of the album:the Roger Dean-designed cover was itself a fascinating creation that seemed to relate to the music and drew the purchaser’s attention in a manner that few records since the heyday of the psychedelic era could match. Having thrown original keyboard player Tony Kaye overboard early in the sessions – principally over his refusal to accept the need for the Moog synthesizer in lieu of his preferred Hammond organ – the band welcomed Rick Wakeman into its ranks. His use of the Moog, among other instruments, coupled with an overall bolder and more aggressive style of playing, opened the way for a harder, hotter sound by the group as a whole; bassist Chris Squire sounds like he’s got his amp turned up to “12,” and Steve Howe’s electric guitars are not far behind, although the group also displayed subtlety where it was needed. The opening minute of “Roundabout,” the album opener – and the basis for the edited single that would reach number 13 on the Billboard charts and get the group onto AM radio in a way that most other prog rock outfits could only look upon with envy – was dominated by Howe’s acoustic guitar and Bill Bruford‘s drums, and only in the middle section did the band show some of what they could do with serious amperage. Elsewhere on the record, as on “South Side of the Sky,” they would sound as though they were ready to leave the ground (and the planet), between the volume and intensity of their playing. “Long Distance Runaround,” which also served as the B-side of the single, was probably the most accessible track here apart from “Roundabout,” but they were both ambitious enough to carry most listeners on to the heavier sides at the core of this long player. The solo tracks by the members were actually a necessity: they needed to get Fragile out in a hurry to cover the cost of the keyboards that Wakeman had added to the group’s sonic arsenal. But they ended up being more than filler. Each member, in effect, took a “bow” in mostly fairly serious settings, and Squire’s “The Fish” and Howe’s “Mood For a Day” pointed directly to future, more substantial projects as well as taking on a life of their own on-stage. If not exactly their peak, Fragile was as perfect a record as the group would ever make, and just as flawless in its timing as its content.

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Yes – Fly From Here: Return Trip (Remastered) (2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Yes – Fly From Here: Return Trip (Remastered) (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 52:47 minutes | 625 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Yes Records

Prog rock icons YES have released a brand-new mix of their album Fly From Here – Return Trip, featuring the Drama line-up and new lead vocals by Trevor Horn, to coincide with their 50th Anniversary celebrations.

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Yes – The Steven Wilson Remixes (2018) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Yes – The Steven Wilson Remixes (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 04:02:41 minutes | 5,08 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | ©  Rhino Atlantic

YES mark their 50th anniversary this year and release YES: THE STEVEN WILSON REMIXES which spotlights five studio albums that helped secure the band’s recent induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

YES: THE STEVEN WILSON REMIXES will be available on 29th June as a five album set. It includes remixed versions of: The Yes Album (1971), Fragile (1971), Close To The Edge (1972), the double album Tales From Topographic Oceans (1973), and Relayer (1974). Each album features remixed audio by Steven Wilson, released on vinyl for the first time.

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Yes – Yes 50 Live (2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Yes – Yes 50 Live (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 01:51:03 minutes | 1,24 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Rhino

Yes celebrated their 50th anniversary with a tour through America and Europe, one that is commemorated on Rhino’s 2019 set 50 Live. Recorded over two July nights in Philadelphia, 50 Live touches upon material written throughout the band’s history but it adheres most closely to the prog rock that made their name in the early ’70s. The set is anchored by classics — “Close to the Edge” opens the album,” “Starship Trooper” ends it, with “Yours Is No Disgrace” and “Roundabout” arriving elsewhere — and the newer material is in the same vein (in other words, there is no “Owner of a Lonely Heart” or “Leave It”). Considering how the 2018 lineup is directed by guitarist Steve Howe, this shouldn’t be a surprise, and it has to be said that this incarnation — which features Howe, Geoff Downes, Alan White, Billy Sherwood, and vocalist Jon Davison, who joined the band in 2012 — does this sound justice, which makes the album precisely what it’s intended to be: a celebration of a particular time and sound, delivered with affection and skill. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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Yes – High Vibration: SACD Box (2013) [Japanese 16 Discs Box Set] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Yes – High Vibration: SACD Box (2013) [Japanese 16 Discs Box Set]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 716:14 mins | Scans included | 29,7 GB
or FLAC 2.0 (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 15,9 GB

High Vibration is a limited edition 16 SACD box set, featuring the 13 albums released by English prog rock supergroup Yes, between 1968 and 1987, including live album “Yessongs”. A unique 12-track bonus SACD features rare selections such “Owner of a Lonely Heart (Move Yourself Mix)” from 1991 and 1972′s “Total Mass Retain (Single version)” is also included. Everything has been newly remastered in Japan by Isao Kikuchi, and comes with a 200-page book (mostly on japanese language). Albums includes: “Yes (1969)”, “Time and a Word (1970)”, “The Yes Album (1971)”, “Fragile (1971)”, “Close to the Edge (1972)”, “Yessongs (1973)”, “Tales from Topographic Oceans (1973)”, “Relayer (1974)”, “Going for the One (1977)”, “Tormato (1978)”, “Drama (1980)”, “90125 (1983)”, and “Big Generator (1987)”.

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Yes – Magnification (2002) [DVD-Audio ISO]

Yes – Magnification
Artist: Yes | Album: Magnification | Style: Progressive Rock | Year: 2002 [2001 original] | Quality: DTS 5.1 (.wav+.cue) + DVD-Audio (MLP 5.1 96kHz/24Bit, PCM 2.0 96kHz/24Bit, Dolby AC3 5.1) | Tracks: 10+1 live bonus | Size:  7.96 Gb | Recovery: 5% | Covers: in archive | Release: © Rhino | WEA, 2002 + DTS ремукс DVD-Audio | Note: Watermarked

Many call Yes’ brand of progressive rock “symphonic rock.” The term means that the group produces arrangements in the vein of a symphony using typical rock instrumentation. With Magnification, Yes has taken that a step further, adding a symphony orchestra. The orchestra is not simply thrown over the top, though; the songs were written for this particular grouping. Yes has flirted with this type of thing before. Released in 1970, the Time and a Word album featured a string section, but the complete integration is what makes Magnification a superior work. The material on the CD is pretty standard modern Yes fare, but the addition of that symphony really does create a whole new texture. It also seems as if it inspired the band, and some members put in performances that are head and shoulders above their recent work. The album does have its weak moments and gets just a little over the top at times, but there are a lot more moments that shine than dull ones.

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Yes Featuring Anderson, Rabin, Wakeman – Live at the Apollo (2018) Blu-ray 1080p AVC DTS-HD MA 5.1 + BDRip 720p/1080p

Title: Yes Featuring Anderson, Rabin, Wakeman – Live at the Apollo
Release Date: 2018
Genre: Rock

Production/Label: Eagle Rock Entertainment
Duration: 01:59:57
Quality: Blu-ray
Container: BDMV
Video codec: AVC
Audio codec: DTS, PCM
Video: MPEG-4 AVC Video / 29996 kbps / 1080p / 23,976 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio#1: English / DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 2859 kbps / 16-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 16-bit)
Audio#2: English / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1536 kbps / 16-bit
Size: 31,4 GB

In 2016, Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman brought together their incredible talents and long experience of working in Yes to take to the road for a series of concerts celebrating Yes’ musical legacy of the seventies, eighties and nineties. Yes featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman toured first in North America and then brought their live show to the UK in early 2017, including this performance captured at the Manchester Apollo. The band are in superb form in front of a sell-out crowd who are clearly loving every minute of the show, which includes classic tracks such as “Roundabout”, “Owner of a Lonely Heart”, “And You and I”, “Hold On”, “Heart of the Sunrise”, “Rhythm of Love”, “I’ve Seen All Good People” and many more.

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Yes featuring Anderson, Rabin, Wakeman – Live At The Apollo (2018) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Yes featuring Anderson, Rabin, Wakeman – Live At The Apollo (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 01:54:24 minutes | 1,41 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Eagle Rock Entertainment

In 2016, Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman brought together their incredible talents and long experience of working in Yes to take to the road for a series of concerts celebrating Yes’ musical legacy of the seventies, eighties and nineties. Yes featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman toured first in North America and then brought their live show to the UK in early 2017, including this performance captured at the Manchester Apollo. The band are in superb form in front of a sell-out crowd who are clearly loving every minute of the show which includes classic tracks such as Roundabout, Owner Of A Lonely Heart, And You And I, Hold On, Heart Of The Sunrise, Rhythm Of Love, I’ve Seen All Good People and many more.

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Yes – Fly From Here: Return Trip (2018) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Yes – Fly From Here: Return Trip (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 53:22 minutes | 626 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: PledgeMusic | Front Cover

In celebration of 50 years of Yes Music, the band have released a re-worked version of 2011’s “Fly From Here”, now featuring lead vocals and substantial remixing by Trevor Horn. He played a huge role in the original album as songwriter, producer, and performer—with the then-recent return of Geoff Downes to the band, it was an almost sort-of kind-of sequel to the Drama album. With the release of Fly From Here-Return Trip, we can drop the “almost”: this is definitely sort-of kind-of a sequel to “Drama”. The release includes an additional song.

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Yes – Tales from Topographic Oceans (2016) [High Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-Ray Disc]

Artist: Yes
Title: Tales from Topographic Oceans
Genre: Progressive rock
Label: © Panegyric/Rhino/Atlantic
Release Date: 1973/2016
Recorded: Late summer – early autumn 1973, Morgan Studios, Willesden, London, England
Quality: Blu-ray Audio
Duration: ~
Video: MPEG-4 AVC 3000 kbps / 1080p / 23,976 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio: English DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 96 kHz / 8399 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Audio: English LPCM 5.1 / 96 kHz / 13824 kbps / 24-bit
Audio: English LPCM 2.0 / 96 kHz / 4608 kbps / 24-bit
Audio: English LPCM 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Audio: English DTS-HD MA 2.0 / 192 kHz / 5516 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)

Tales From Topographic Oceans is the fifth in a series of remixed and expanded Yes classics. The album has been remixed in both stereo and 5.1 surround sound from the original studio masters by Steven Wilson, and is fully approved by Yes. Also includes the original mix in high resolution, and bonus material, including a complete alternate version of the album using live tracks and studio run throughs.
The Blu-Ray features:
– 5.1 PCM Surround Sound (24bit/96khz) and in DTS-HD MA 5.1 (24bit/96khz)
– Hi-res (24bit/96khz) 2016 stereo mix
– Original album mix in a hi-res flat transfer from an original stereo master tape source (24bit/192khz). We believe this is the earliest master of the original mix to be issued in the digital era.
– Extended Dance of the Dawn in stereo and 5.1 surround sound + 5 single edits (stereo only), all mixed from the multi-track tapes by Steven Wilson.
– Instrumental mixes
– Full alternate album featuring: sides 1 and 3 from the 2003 Rhino CD, a previously unreleased studio run-through of Side 2 and previously unreleased live version of Side 4.
– full album needle-drops of an original UK vinyl pressing and US banded promo pressing.

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