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Yes  are an English rock band who achieved success with their progressive, art, and symphonic style of rock music.  They are distinguished by their use of mystical and cosmic lyrics, live stage sets and lengthy compositions, often with complex instrumental and vocal arrangements.  Nine of their twenty studio albums have reached the top ten in either the UK or the US charts, with two reaching the number one spot in the UK.  They have sold 13.5 million certified units in the US.  The band's current line-up since February 2012 consists of singer Jon Davison, guitarist Steve Howe, bass guitarist Chris Squire, keyboardist Geoff Downes, and drummer Alan White.  (More from Wikipedia)
When I spotted this album. Time and a Word in a used record bin decades ago, I had to really look at it before I could believe that this is the same Yes who had all those album covers with colorful fantasy paintings.  As I paid for it, I asked the man at the counter whether this album was as rare as I thought it was.  "It is scarce, but not rare", was his reply; and to be sure, I have seen the album a few times since.  (For at least 5% of my collection, the only copy of the album that I have ever seen is the one that I purchased).  This is actually their second album (the cover for their first, Yes is plainer still) and came out in mid-1970.  That was just seven months before the release of what most people probably think of as Yes' first album, The Yes Album, which included their first hit songs, "Yours Is No Disgrace" and "I've Seen All Good People". 
(September 2012)
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Last edited: March 22, 2021