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    Your ultimate yes timeline

    I am stealing this idea from the MI6 James Bond board but yeah it’s a simple concept but what would happen if you were in control of yes from 1969 to today?

    I was dreading creating this thread as I feel 75% of posts will be “yes ends in 1977 and I still have all my hair” posts but yeah let’s see what people do

    #2
    So Mister Rabinsky. You expect me to talk?

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      #3
      No offense, Danny, but the way you worded that, you sound like many a married woman. You would like to think you are in control, but that's never the way it works out, except for some very weak males who don't want to rock the boat. Relationships are suppose to be, and should be about compromise. :-)

      Bond movies have sucked ever since an unbelievable a tiny and feminine Daniel Craig was selected to play Bond. I would prefer a n actual strong female lead, instead. Almost unwatchable, but young people will ruin just about anything good. Just look at all the former young people who like Owner performed live. ;-)

      To answer your question. Who is Jon Anderson for $100, Alex, er Danny?

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        #4
        I'm just happy we got what we did but lets eek out a few more ideas:

        1975/76: Yessolos is released as one double album, with the highlights from all the guys' work.
        1985: Rabin and co work with Trevor Horn on a sequel to 90125, with ideas still ready for Big Generator in 87.
        1989: Yes release their own album with Billy, Trevor and Chris sharing vocal duties. Writing is mostly early conspriacy tracks and Rabin songs with some group efforts. (ABWH and Union happen as normal.)
        1995: Rabin releases one last project with Yes, which is promoted well and has more prog tendencies than Talk, with more succinct writing for the less epic tracks.
        1997: KTA is released as one double studio album, with a more polished finish to its sound, and more time to iron out some of the padding.
        2003: Yes release one final classic album after magnification, it is less retrospective than KTA and takes its cue from the Ladder in style, but with more extended solos from Wakeman and Howe.
        2015-2021: another Yes album release here, one that has maybe a couple of songs that signal a more straightforward rock approach.
        2018: ARW is released
        2022 and beyond: the continued release of whatever these legends can bring.
        Last edited by soundchaser09; 09-06-2022, 04:19 AM.
        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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          #5
          Given hindsight, ultimately I would say it would be fitting if Yes ended with Going for the One. There is a decline musically, imo, from Tormato to Big Generator, but Id take any of those as a finale. Tormato would be fitting , as it ended the best era of Yes. No Jon, we never got 'another CTTE'', just a steady decline with some nice moments and highlights along the way.
          As far as everything previous to BG, I probably wouldnt change a thing.

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            #6
            I don't know. Yes without Peter Banks was not the real Yes. And ditching Tony Kaye was the straw that sloshed over the cup. What came after wasn't real Yes any more. Not one song reached the heights of Survival, Clear Days or Sweet Dreams. They could have called it Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe Squire as well.

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              #7
              Maybe it would have been better if Jon and Chris had never met at La Chasse.
              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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                #8
                Following Soundchaser09 template, my timeline would be:

                1973: Combine all Topographic Oceans into single LP

                1975: All 4 solo LP released

                1976: Follow up LP to Relayer with Moraz

                1981: Keep Horne/Downes lineup together for Fly From Here LP

                1985/86: Complete Big Generator and release in 86

                1991: Union LP releases without studio musicians

                1996: KTA is released as one single LP with more focus on writing and production

                1997: Open Your Eyes released as Conspiracy LP

                2001: Magnification recorded with keyboardist (the return or Moraz?)

                2023/24: After Anderson tour with Band Geeks completed, final LP announced with Anderson and final tours 24/25

                2025...: Remaining band members continue under a different name

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                  #9
                  Tales From Topographic Oceans parts 2-10 during the late 70s and 80s
                  Relayer 2.
                  No solo albums, just more yes albums using the band members' compositions
                  2 keyboards band with Moraz and Wakeman
                  Rock not pop.

                  Drama perhaps from a one-off breakaway project of buggles plus squire, howe and white

                  Maybe something like King Crimson Projects? various line-ups, combinations etc.

                  More ludicrous and very wonderful concept albums. Roger Dean cover for avery album.

                  No sign of Rabin, ever.
                  Or Asia

                  and a fit, focussed, egoless and ready-to-tour Anderson

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                    #10
                    I would not change a thing. Putting out music is like drilling for oil. You are going to get alot of dry holes until you hit the Big One.

                    The Ladder IMO is a great album. It is the 1 gem after ABWH

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Old Frothingslosh View Post
                      1985/86: Complete Big Generator and release in 86

                      1991: Union LP releases without studio musicians
                      Okay, so you tighten up one gap and create yet another. 🤣😜
                      Rabin-esque
                      my labor of love (and obsessive research)
                      rabinesque.blogspot.com

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                        #12
                        I'm sure we could concoct a movie scenario akin to Yesterday, the one where only one guy remembered the Beatles, where only one person remembers Yes...
                        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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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Ash Armstrong View Post
                          I'm sure we could concoct a movie scenario akin to Yesterday, the one where only one guy remembered the Beatles, where only one person remembers Yes...
                          Or a new docu TV series: "Mind Drive To Survive"

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                            #14
                            1996-98 - The JonBox gets completed.

                            That is all.

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                              #15
                              I always wondered how in the world could someone put out the best solo album of all the yesmen ( FOOW) in or around 1976 and then nothing else. Anderson, Howe, White, Wakeman all put out multiple solo albums and played them live but for whatever reason Squire never put out another solo album.

                              I don't think he was ever asked this question.

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