Yes Shm CD

YES: Japanese SHM-CD Collection (1969 - 1987) [2009, Warner Music Japan]

YES: Japanese SHM-CD Collection (1969 - 1987)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
18CD | Warner Music Japan | ~ 8069 or 2771 Mb | Scans(300dpi, jpg) -> 510 Mb
Progressive Rock

~ 18CDs: 15 Remastered Albums with Bonus Tracks (12 Studio Albums + 3 Live ) ~
Yes - Tales from Topographic Oceans (1973) [2009, Japan SHM-CD] Re-post

Yes - Tales from Topographic Oceans (1973) [2009, Japan SHM-CD]
Progressive/Art Rock | EAC Rip | Flac (Image) + Cue + Log | MP3 CBR 320Kbps | 3 + 3 tracks
Scans(jpg, 300dpi) -> 52 Mb | Warner Music Japan | WPCR-13519/20 | ~819 + 303 Mb | FServe, FSonic

Either the finest record or the most overblown album in Yes' output. When it was released, critics called it one of the worst examples of progressive rock's overindulgent nature. Jon Anderson's fascination with Eastern religions never manifested itself more clearly or broadly, but one needn't understand any of that to appreciate the many sublimely beautiful moments on this album, some of the most gorgeous passages ever recorded by the band. ~ Bruce Eder

Yes - Big Generator (1987) [2009, Japan SHM-CD]  Music

Posted by v3122 at June 28, 2010
Yes - Big Generator (1987) [2009, Japan SHM-CD]

Yes - Big Generator (1987) [2009, Japan SHM-CD]
Progressive/Art Rock | EAC Rip | Flac (Image) + Cue + Log | MP3 CBR 320Kbps | 13 tracks
Scans(jpg, 300dpi) Included | Warner Music Japan | WPCR-13529 | ~530 + 180 Mb | FServe, FSonic

With 1987's BIG GENERATOR, Yes continued in the synthesizer-laden, production-heavy mode that had made the band's comeback album, 90125, such a success. While some diehard fans found this era of Yes to be in contrast to the band's previous classically influenced art rock, this incarnation of the band had plenty of the strong musicianship and fantastical imagination that had propelled the group to legendary status in the '70s. Indeed, producer Trevor Horn and the band succeeded in creating an intriguing sonic landscape that only Yes could conceive…

Yes - Yesshows (1980) [2009, Japan SHM-CD]  Music

Posted by v3122 at June 27, 2010
Yes - Yesshows (1980) [2009, Japan SHM-CD]

Yes - Yesshows (1980) [2009, Japan SHM-CD]
2CD | Progressive/Art Rock | EAC Rip | Flac (Image) + Cue + Log | MP3 CBR 320Kbps | 4 + 5 Tracks
Covers(jpg, 300dpi) -> 12.5 Mb | Warner Music Japan | WPCR-13525/26 | ~670 + 230 Mb | FSonic, UploadStation

The most important aspect of YESSHOWS is its display of the live interaction between the musicians. While Yes was never accused of being a "jam band," their elaborate, sophisticated arrangements require their own kind of musical telepathy between participants. That connection is apparent throughout the epic "Gates of Delirium" from RELAYER. The pleasure Squire, Anderson, Howe and company still get from playing together is especially apparent on their old chestnut "Time and a Word," a simple but very effective ballad…

Yes - Tormato (1978) [2009, Japan SHM-CD]  Music

Posted by v3122 at June 26, 2010
Yes - Tormato (1978) [2009, Japan SHM-CD]

Yes - Tormato (1978) [2009, Japan SHM-CD]
Progressive/Art Rock | EAC Rip | Flac (Image) + Cue + Log | MP3 CBR 320Kbps | 18 tracks
Scans(jpg, 300dpi) Included | Warner Music Japan | WPCR-13523 | ~573 + 223 Mb | FServe, FSonic

Yes singer Jon Anderson has a voice so high it makes Minnie Mouse seem the epitome of machismo and the band's fascination with pompous and dull intergalactic fantasy make it a prime target for Saturday Night Live parody. But there's no arguing with the players' proficiency. Bassist Chris Squire, guitarist Steve Howe, keyboardist Rick Wakeman, and drummer Alan White are all tops in their game. Tormato is far from the best Yes album, but the indisputable power of "Release, Release" where the band goofingly state "Rock is the medium of our generation" is worth the price of admission alone. Besides, just figuring out what exactly they mean with song titles such as "Arriving UFO" and "Don't Kill the Whale" is probably almost as cool as staring at the Hipgnosis designed cover. A period piece without question. ~ Rob O'Connor

Yes - Going For The One (1977) [2009, Japan SHM-CD]  Music

Posted by v3122 at June 26, 2010
Yes - Going For The One (1977) [2009, Japan SHM-CD]

Yes - Going For The One (1977) [2009, Japan SHM-CD]
Progressive/Art Rock | EAC Rip | Flac (Image) + Cue + Log | MP3 CBR 320Kbps | 12 tracks
Scans(jpg, 300dpi) Included | Warner Music Japan | WPCR-13522 | ~563 + 233 Mb | FServe, FSonic

In 1977, with England still in the throes of the punk explosion, and art-rock becoming a decidedly unfashionable commodity, the longstanding progressive-rock institution Yes was making some of the most inventive and energetic music of its career on Going for the One. The album–which marked the return of star keyboardist Rick Wakeman to the band–features the FM hit "Wondrous Stories," one of frontman Jon Anderson's most limpid acoustic ballads. Elsewhere, the propulsive title track and the hyperactive "Parallels" find the band flirting with dissonance, belying Yes's image as a hidebound dinosaur. Elsewhere, the 16-minute "Awaken" ranks with the band's most ambitious long-form extravaganzas. ~ Scott Schinder

Yes - Relayer (1974) [2009, Japan SHM-CD]  Music

Posted by v3122 at June 25, 2010
Yes - Relayer (1974) [2009, Japan SHM-CD]

Yes - Relayer (1974) [2009, Japan SHM-CD]
Progressive/Art Rock | EAC Rip | Flac (Image) + Cue + Log | MP3 CBR 320Kbps | 6 Tracks
Scans(jpg, 300dpi) Included | Warner Music Japan | WPCR-13521 | ~517 + 203 Mb | FServe, FSonic

Relayer is the seventh studio album by the progressive rock band Yes. Recorded and released in 1974, it is the only Yes studio album to feature Patrick Moraz, who replaced keyboardist Rick Wakeman earlier in the year.

Yes - Yessongs (1973) [2009, Japan SHM-CD]  Music

Posted by v3122 at June 23, 2010
Yes - Yessongs (1973) [2009, Japan SHM-CD]

Yes - Yessongs (1973) [2009, Japan SHM-CD]
2CD | Progressive/Art Rock | EAC Rip | Flac (Image) + Cue + Log | MP3 CBR 320Kbps | 8 + 5 Tracks
Scans(jpg, 300dpi) -> 44 Mb | Warner Music Japan | WPCR-13517/18 | ~900 + 308 Mb | RS.com + HF.com

Opening with a few bars of Stravinsky to set the adoring crowd on its feet, this once-three-LP set is Yes at their finest. This was, after all, probably the most mainstream act that had even provisional "prog rock" status, and their tunes show it. While "Heart of the Sunrise" may be one of the more modestly titled Yes songs (compare it with "The Six Wives of Henry VIII" or "The Fish (Schindleria Praematurus)" or even "Total Mass Retain"), it also bears marks of the band playing at its most frenetic pace around Jon Anderson's soaring near-falsetto. Rick Wakeman's grand synthesizer flashes are more than textural, finding visual meshes aplenty with Roger Dean's cryptic cover art–most of which is shrunken or absent on this two-CD reissue…

Yes - Fragile (1971) [2009, Japan SHM-CD]  Music

Posted by v3122 at June 23, 2010
Yes - Fragile (1971) [2009, Japan SHM-CD]

Yes - Fragile (1971) [2009, Japan SHM-CD]
Progressive/Art Rock | EAC Rip | Flac (Image) + Cue + Log | MP3 CBR 320Kbps | 11 tracks
Scans(jpg, 300dpi) Included | Warner Music Japan | WPCR-13515 | ~458 + 185 Mb | FSonic, Fserve

With the release of Fragile, Yes established themselves as one of the most progressive rock bands on the scene. With the recent addition of towering, silver-caped Rick Wakeman on keyboards, they raised their innovative brand of music to even dizzier heights. "Roundabout," which is still a standard on classic rock playlists, is an unusual track, coming in under four minutes, while "Heart of the Sunrise"–with its varied constituents molded together perfectly–goes on for as long as it needs. ~ Paul Clark

Yes - The Yes Album (1971) [2009, Japan SHM-CD]  Music

Posted by v3122 at June 22, 2010
Yes - The Yes Album (1971) [2009, Japan SHM-CD]

Yes - The Yes Album (1971) [2009, Japan SHM-CD]
Progressive/Art Rock | EAC Rip | Flac (Image) + Cue + Log | MP3 CBR 320Kbps | 9 Tracks
Scans(jpg, 300dpi) Included | Warner Music Japan | WPCR-13514 | ~389 + 157 Mb | FServe, FSonic

The album that first gave shape to the established Yes sound, build around science-fiction concepts, folk melodies, and soaring organ, guitar, and vocal showpieces. "Your Move" actually made the U.S. charts as a single, and "Starship Trooper," "Perpetual Change," and "Yours Is No Disgrace" became much-loved parts of the band's concert repertory for many tours to come. ~ Bruce Eder