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    Deal with Warner for catalogue (incomplete)

    I'm hoping this might make it easier to get archive live material from the 1970s restored, curated and released.
    I notice this includes a lot of compilations and live albums, but not the two Like It Is sets or the Royal Affair. Union and Talk are also not included.
    Warner Acquires Recorded Music Rights to YES’ Complete Atlantic Records Catalog Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Remain One of the Most Respected and Influential Bands of All Time, With More Than 30 Million Albums Sold Worldwide Warner Music Group’s Global Catalog Division has announced the acquisition of the
    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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    Jon A. recently said they had been talking about this sale. I hope their music is put to good use and not abused to sell cornflakes...but that is usually what these deals mean.
    Last edited by Close to the Edge 72; 01-23-2023, 08:04 AM.

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      #3
      You have to love articles like this . . . a bare bones narrative. Missing is how much Warner paid for the catalog, and how much the band members will profit off the sale.

      My guess is that the band sees nothing until Warner repackages it all.

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        #4
        Originally posted by Ash Armstrong View Post
        I'm hoping this might make it easier to get archive live material from the 1970s restored, curated and released.
        I notice this includes a lot of compilations and live albums, but not the two Like It Is sets or the Royal Affair. Union and Talk are also not included.
        That's right Ash. The deal is for those albums released originally on the Atlantic label. Big Generator was the last Yea album released on the Atlantic label, hence why albums released after that and through other labels are not part of the deal.

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          #5
          Originally posted by Mr. Holland View Post

          That's right Ash. The deal is for those albums released originally on the Atlantic label. Big Generator was the last Yea album released on the Atlantic label, hence why albums released after that and through other labels are not part of the deal.
          Topographic Drama and Yes50 Live are part of it.
          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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            #6
            Because those were released on Rhino, which is a subsidiary of WMG.

            But I do hope this means that maybe BigGen might get, if not the "Expanded & Remastered" treatment, at least some kind of reissue for the US.
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              #7
              this is good. Hopefully in time the other studio albums will get added into the WMG division, have everything under one outlet.
              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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                #8
                Originally posted by Ash Armstrong View Post

                Topographic Drama and Yes50 Live are part of it.
                Those are both on Rhino, a Warners subsidiary. After the Frontiers contract ended, the labels are a bit mixed up - these two as stated, FFH-RT and From A Page were self released, and the Royal Affair live release on BMG, a Sony company.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Close to the Edge 72 View Post
                  Jon A. recently said they had been talking about this sale. I hope their music is put to good use and not abused to sell cornflakes...but that is usually what these deals mean.
                  There's a popular urban myth that cornflakes were invented to prevent masturbation. Presumably just for blokes, but I'm damned if I can figure out the mechanics of how this worked, and gods know I've tried...
                  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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                    #10
                    Interesting move by Warners as they seemed quite happy to license the Wilson remasters to Panygeric. I'd be surprised if they whip up to much development of this catalogue themselves, but perhaps they will look to do a similar deal to the Wilson one for other parts of the catalogue.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Ash Armstrong View Post

                      There's a popular urban myth that cornflakes were invented to prevent masturbation. Presumably just for blokes...
                      Woah! The ladies can whip the beef gates too, you know... 😬

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by pianozach View Post
                        You have to love articles like this . . . a bare bones narrative. Missing is how much Warner paid for the catalog, and how much the band members will profit off the sale.

                        My guess is that the band sees nothing until Warner repackages it all.
                        As you say, an article that doesn't say anything. Warner already controlled the rights to the Atlantic catalogue. This seems to be about Yes handing over their future royalties on that material... which they've presumably done for some serious hard cash now. (I doubt the band members would agree to see nothing until Warner repackages it. There's money coming in now from the back catalogue. They'd want a payment now to make up for losing that.)

                        Given how well the band members have done organising interesting releases of archival material, i.e. poorly and disinterestedly, I'm quite happy for Warner to take over!

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Ash Armstrong View Post
                          There's a popular urban myth that cornflakes were invented to prevent masturbation. Presumably just for blokes, but I'm damned if I can figure out the mechanics of how this worked, and gods know I've tried...
                          Numerous websites exaggerated the role of J.H. Kellogg's odd beliefs about sexual health in the creation of the breakfast cereal.


                          Not entirely a myth, but certainly a story exaggerated for comedic purposes.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Yorkshire Square View Post

                            Woah! The ladies can whip the beef gates too, you know... 😬
                            Oh I know, but it's the part played by cornflakes I'm baffled by...
                            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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                              #15
                              Meh, makes no difference to me.

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