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    Finally Completed my Yes Studio Album CD Collection!

    After so many years having some of these on digital, I've finally got them all physically on CD including From a Page- great to finally have all 24 studio albums (by my count) alongside various live albums of course. Tell me about your collections! What formats did you get the albums on? What format do you prefer to listen to Yes on?

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    The Definitive YES Albums

    -The Yes Album-Fragile-Close to the Edge-Tales From Topographic Oceans-
    -Relayer-Going for the One-Drama-90125-Big Generator-Union-Talk-
    -The Ladder-Magnification-Fly From Here-The Quest-

    #2
    I have never owned a physical copy of Yes, Time and a Word, Tales From Topographical Oceans, Going For the One or Tormato. I'd borrow these from friends except for the first two, which I wasn't interested in apart from the more well known tracks until Napster ushered in the digital era.

    I won't be buying Heaven & Earth. A Turn of a Page or The Quest but bought three songs.

    I have bought two or three copies of what I had physically since at times someone really liked a CD they heard at my apartment, so I gave it to them and got another. The funniest time was when I bought OYE before a huge Yes fan friend did, and he really liked it, so I gave him mine laughing: "Here, you can have it!"
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      #3
      Originally posted by soundchaser09 View Post
      After so many years having some of these on digital, I've finally got them all physically on CD including From a Page- great to finally have all 24 studio albums (by my count) alongside various live albums of course. Tell me about your collections! What formats did you get the albums on? What format do you prefer to listen to Yes on?

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      I do as well but I think my copy of a few of them are not the best.

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        #4
        Uh-oh, I don't see Return Trip there, looks like you have more work to do!

        p.s. I no longer own any physical CDs. 😀

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          #5
          Originally posted by Davy View Post
          Uh-oh, I don't see Return Trip there, looks like you have more work to do!

          p.s. I no longer own any physical CDs. 😀
          Return Trip is covered by FFH (2011) as far as I am concerned- I still feel iffy about them releasing that version, the Benoit version is superior and is now even harder to get due to Return Trip.
          The Definitive YES Albums

          -The Yes Album-Fragile-Close to the Edge-Tales From Topographic Oceans-
          -Relayer-Going for the One-Drama-90125-Big Generator-Union-Talk-
          -The Ladder-Magnification-Fly From Here-The Quest-

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            #6
            Everything on CD, plus all the digital versions on Prime Music which are part of my subscription, i.e., I haven't paid separately for them. About 40-odd bootlegs on CD, for the most part shows I was at, and a few that people I knew were at.

            Had them all on vinyl up to Yesshows in the 70s, and a few on cassette, plus all the singles, 7" & 12", but they're all long gone. I switched to CDs in 1988, and the only vinyl I still had at that time were classical and jazz. I did buy 90125 on cassette to listen to on a bus journey to Cambridge in spring 1985. I was curious whether my initial indifference to it when I heard it in my girlfriend's bedroom in January 1984 was because I was in her bedroom. We broke up after a couple of months when I found she was bedhopping with a friend. One feels so let down on so many levels...
            Anyway, I still didn't like it so I left it in Cambridge. Obviously the Trevor Rabin Band's albums are included in the Studio Albums box, and I have Chatter in a 2CD set with Magnification, simply for completion's sake. One or other of them might get an airing once a year or so, if they're lucky; when I'm playing with power-tools or sawing up the bodies I've had in the freezer..
            Sometimes the lights all shining on me, other times I can barely see.
            Lately it occurs to me what a long strange trip it’s been.

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              #7
              Originally posted by Ash Armstrong View Post
              Obviously the Trevor Rabin Band's albums are included in the Studio Albums box,
              Right along with Steve Howe band's release. One important difference is that Trevor Rabin's band had Chris Squire in it.

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                #8
                Originally posted by soundchaser09 View Post
                After so many years having some of these on digital, I've finally got them all physically on CD including From a Page- great to finally have all 24 studio albums (by my count) alongside various live albums of course. Tell me about your collections! What formats did you get the albums on? What format do you prefer to listen to Yes on?

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                Great post (and congratulations!).

                I love physical music product (movie classics too).

                There is just a sense that something that has meaning to you "belongs" to you in the tangible world.

                I may not be able to hold my first born child the rest of his life - but I can still take my CD copy of Crowded House WOODFACE off the shelf, and remember "Four Seasons In One Day" playing on our boombox in the hospital birthing room on October 29th, 1996.

                I was the first set of hands to hold my son Tyler, as I delivered him into this world (doctor at my side) - and I look through this CD booklet in the year 2022... 25 years after his birth... and I REMEMBER.

                (ENJOY your collection of YES on CD. Enjoy the music, cherish your MEMORIES made with it!)

                /AgentA\
                -Douglas
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                  #9
                  Bought the lps, but soon transferred them to cassette, where I could add solo tracks, or leave off tracks, to customize...
                  Then bought the cds, ABWH being the first. Transferred those to cassette was well.
                  Then turned the lot into mp3s. Live stuff I don’t listen to (anymore). Except for dvd’s: Yessymphonic and Yes acoustic.
                  Throwing away the cds and lps became easier once I had bought all the Roger Dean books.
                  Also made my own lyrics book, with pictures .

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                    #10
                    I had (almost) all the albums on vinyl in the 80s, and as the 90s went on, started replacing them. Like a lot of people, I picked up the Yesyears box set, in part for the rarities and in part for (I think) the first hints of digital remasters on some tracks… In '94 a relative got tickets to a Talk listening party, and together we won a "complete" (#ProTip: not that complete) Yes CD library, covering almost everything, but missing GFTO & Tormato and maybe a couple of others (clearly, it had been hastily assembled at the local record store chain about half an hour before showtime).

                    I've gone fully digital as early as I could, so Magnification was the last physical purchase, and anything from say 2004 onwards I've only bought (and yes bought, I don't stream) digitally, except for the Steve Wilson remasters, which, yeah, I got the CDs and ripped. Cos if it's not on my laptop, it's not getting played. (However, my last functioning computer with a CD/DVD drive is just about belly up, so the days of ripping may also soon be over…) (Oh and also the recent Jon Anderson remasters, because hell yeah.)

                    Probably the only official releases missing are the Like It Is pair, there just wasn't anything in there I don't have five times and better already. Full albums played live don't do a lot for me, they just take up a lot of room that could be a more interesting combination of songs. Although yes, I totally dig it when it's a new album played start to finish, like Marillion often does, and sometimes Rush (though not so much anymore), because I admire any artist or band committed to their new material at the expense of the old hits. I always support new music, even if I don't like it as much and would rather hear said hits, it's the commitment that counts.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by agentarmstrong View Post

                      Great post (and congratulations!).

                      I love physical music product (movie classics too).

                      There is just a sense that something that has meaning to you "belongs" to you in the tangible world.

                      I may not be able to hold my first born child the rest of his life - but I can still take my CD copy of Crowded House WOODFACE off the shelf, and remember "Four Seasons In One Day" playing on our boombox in the hospital birthing room on October 29th, 1996.

                      I was the first set of hands to hold my son Tyler, as I delivered him into this world (doctor at my side) - and I look through this CD booklet in the year 2022... 25 years after his birth... and I REMEMBER.

                      (ENJOY your collection of YES on CD. Enjoy the music, cherish your MEMORIES made with it!)

                      /AgentA\
                      -Douglas
                      Great story /AA\

                      My son was born November 1996. I didn't get to birth him. Luckily a doctor wearing a green bowtie came in and pulled him out with a rubber plunger on the head. Funny what you remember. My wife was a trooper as well.

                      Think discovered KTA and OYE soon after. Happy times. Got no physical product left. All given away. Then streamin'came in. Had all the books too.

                      Zen'd my life.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by soundchaser09 View Post
                        After so many years having some of these on digital, I've finally got them all physically on CD including From a Page- great to finally have all 24 studio albums (by my count) alongside various live albums of course. Tell me about your collections! What formats did you get the albums on? What format do you prefer to listen to Yes on?

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                        What an impressive body of work! Yes albums! Love 'em all, even the ones that I don't love as much.

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                          #13
                          Vinyl, CD and official digital releases. My original Atlantic CDs, a few singles and a fair selection of DVDs are all stored and I can't be arsed to get them out. Yesshows and Tsongas get their own picture as they in the "now playing" pile. Shedload of boots, but you can't photograph those.

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                            #14
                            I have all the studio albums on 8 track tape.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by josuev80 View Post
                              I have all the studio albums on 8 track tape.
                              Not KEYSTUDIO! LOL

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