Yep, Going For The One. I often wonder what Roger Dean would have come up with for that album...
The whole "David vs. the Goliath" theme is a viewpoint......More than just a shallow 'naked dude' rendering.
The first Yes album, English version. I love the punchiness of the logo, it still looks good today! Don't get me wrong I love Roger's logo but the one Banks designed isn't as psychedelic, and thus seems ageless.
.I think of you every day, yesterday and today
GFTO - I like the triptych sleeve, the photo on the inside, the funny lines that run across the cover, even the skyscrapers and the butt-crack.
90125 - simple, minimalist, clean.
Good with curry; not good with dogma
26/10/77 (Wembley); 26/10/78 (Wembley); 14/12/80 and 16/12/80 (Hammersmith); 11/7/84 and 12/7/84 (Wembley); 8/12/87 (Montreal); 23/8/89 (ABWH - Ottawa); ... The Wilderness Years ...; 16/6/04 (Wembley); 17/11/09 (Hammersmith); 17/11/11 (Hammersmith); 26/3/13, 27/3/13 and 29/3/13 (Cruise to the Edge)
TAAW - UK version
Honourable Mention: The inside spread of GFTO.
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For the last couple of millennia, the Messiah has been a figure who would re-appear to bring salvation. If using that metaphor, would it not be better applied to those who think Jon Anderson's return would solve all of Yes's problems and usher in a new golden era? Henry
Good with God
Do you think they could get Roger to do 'Special Edition' covers for the ones he didn't do originally ?
All Yes albums should have Roger Dean covers...
Soon oh soon the light, Pass within and soothe this endless night, And wait here for you, Our reason to be here...
Probably Tormato - I like the irony in it... ist is really quite cool...
All in all I wish, Yes had less Dean covers in the recent decades. The last one, that made sense to me is Drama... all the other Dean-covers that came later were just more or less cheap clichee-covers... Rocks, trees, that stuff, I am quite tired of it. And this images, I find, do Yes no favour, because they let the band appear like an dusted Oldie-Band. Cause Roger Deans younger art does not have really artistic power and reminds you too much of past eras.
Nevertheless, the CTTE-cover is great, Relayer and Tales are as well.
My Cover-Top-Ten would be:
1: Close To The Edge
2: Tormato (though I like te music muss less)
6: Going For The One (also not one of my favourite Yes-music)
8: Big Generator
9: The Yes-Album
Magnification. By miles. It's the only Non-Dean cover I can really stand.