Classic Yes is a compilation album by the English progressive rock band Yes, released in November 1981 by Atlantic Records. It was released after the group had disbanded in early 1981, following their 1980 tour in support of their tenth studio album, Drama. The tracks were compiled by bassist Chris Squire and the cover was designed by Roger Dean.
The album features songs from Yes' classic period, from 1971 to 1977, including "Roundabout", "Heart of the Sunrise", "And You and I", "Starship Trooper", and "Yours Is No Disgrace". It also includes a live version of "Roundabout" recorded in 1978.
Classic Yes was a commercial success, reaching number 142 on the US Billboard 200 chart. It has been certified Gold by the RIAA.
The album is a good introduction to Yes' classic sound. It features some of the band's most popular and beloved songs, and it showcases their virtuosity and their ability to create complex and immersive musical experiences.
If you are a fan of progressive rock, or if you are simply looking for a great introduction to Yes, then Classic Yes is a must-have album.
|Original Release: 1981.|
|Catalog No: R2 19320 / 081227976316.|
|Type: Jewel Case.|