THIS BOOK IS DESIGNED FOR YOUR FUTHER ENJOYMENT OF THE SHOW
YES! The most positive of all positive words... and as such,
an accurate reflection of the music created by five guys who
have leapt from near-obscurity to the forefront of the
international music scene over the past few years.
Yes have happened because they are one of the few groups
around to successfully combine finesse, power and style.
Their music is fresh, vital and above all else, totally
original - a rich, colourful tapestry of varying moods and
textures that is immediately recognizable as the Yes sound.
The real key to their success lies in their total
involvement in their music. In the early days, they could
so easily have sacrificed artistic integrity and turned to
a more immediately commercial form of music. Instead, they
chose to persevere with a style and approach they could
honestly call their own. And recent events have proved
their decision was the right one.
The group have been around for quite a time, but although
the music industry were quick to recognize their potential,
it wasn't until the advent of "THE YES ALBUM" (winner of
the Album Of The Year award in the "Sounds" poll) that they
eventually won total public acceptance in the early
They did well enough, mind, on club and concert gigs for a
couple of years and enjoyed a fair degree of success with
their first two Atlantic L.P.'s - "Yes" (which won the
support of the musical press) and the rather more
adventurous "Time and a Word", which helped spread the
gospel a little further and ultimately paved thy way for
the success of "THE YES ALBUM" closely followed by
"FRAGILE" and most recently "CLOSE TO THE EDGE".
Nationwide success in Britain was quickly followed by an
equal success throughout Europe. And in America, Yes are
now one of the biggest box office attractions ever to
flaunt the Union Jack in the country that is supposedly the
centre of modern rock music. They've already completed four
US tours, often playing to audiences of over 30,000. Both
the "FRAGILE" and "YES ALBUM" recording have earned Gold
Discs (it's worth nothing that "FRAGILE" reached no. 3 in
the US L.P. charts) and they've also noticed massive single
hits with "YOUR MOVE", "ROUNDABOUT" and "AMERICA". Some
idea of the band's stature throughout America can be gauged
from the fact that in charts published by the US "Cashbox"
and "Billboard" magazines in the summer of 1972, Yes
emerged as the Number One group based on chart positions
and sales figures.
The success of Yes is founded on the fusion of five
differing talents and personalities. Firstly, there's Jon
Anderson - slightly built, soft-spoken, a deep thinker and
a bundle of nervous energy. Jon writes the bulk of the
group's songs (both lyrics and music) and apart from
singing all the lead parts, doubles on tambourine and,
occasionally, mini synthesizer. The Anderson voice defies
description - suffice to say that it's the most distinctive
sound on the British music scene for years.
NOV. 17th - BOURNEMOUTH, WINTER GARDENS
18th - BRISTOL, COLSTON HALL
19th - PORTSMOUTH, GUILDHALL
20th - LONDON, RAINBOW
25th - OXFORD, NEW THEATRE
26th - LEICESTER, DEMONTFORT HALL
27th - SHEFFIELD
28/29th - MANCHESTER, FREE TRADE HALL
30th - LIVERPOOL
DEC. 1st - CARDIFF, CAPITOL
2nd - STOKE, TRENTHAM GARDENS
3rd/4th - BIRMINGHAM, HIPPODROME
6th/7th - GLASGOW, APPOLLO
8th/9th - NEWCASTLE
10th - EDINBURGH
ONE OF THE EXPRESSIVE ART PICTURES FROM "FRAGILE YES".