Editors’ Notes It's tough to go wrong with a huge batch of highlights from the long, rich career of the planet's premier prog rock band. Outside the box-set realm, Ultimate Yes is as comprehensive a guide to Yes as you'll find. Not every one of the band's many albums is represented, but each era of the constantly evolving ensemble is covered. With the Beatlesque ballad "Time and a Word," the collection reaches back to the days before guitar hero Steve Howe replaced founding member Peter Banks. Then we move on to Howe-era breakthrough tracks like the exultant "I've Seen All Good People" and the timeless classic rock radio staple "Roundabout." Ultimate Yes follows the band through their many personnel changes: "Tempus Fugit" hails from the period where new wave duo The Buggles replaced singer Jon Anderson and keyboard wizard Rick Wakeman; "Owner of a Lonely Heart" marks Yes' triumphant '80s comeback, with the return of Anderson and arrival of guitarist Trevor Rabin. A batch of live and/or previously unheard tracks sweetens the pot even further.

SONG
Time and a Word
1
4:33
 
Starship Trooper: A. Life Seeker, B. Disillusion, C. Wurm
2
9:29
 
Yours Is No Disgrace
3
9:41
 
I've Seen All Good People: A. Your Move, B. All Good People
4
6:56
 
Roundabout
5
8:32
 
Long Distance Runaround
6
3:30
 
Heart of the Sunrise (Advance Resolution Stereo Version)
7
11:26
 
South Side of the Sky
8
7:55
 
And You and I: A. Cord of Life, B. Eclipse, C. The Preacher the Teacher, D. Apocalypse
9
10:08
 
America (Single Edit)
10
4:09
 
Wonderous Stories
11
3:49
 
Siberian Khatru
12
8:55
 
Soon (New Edit)
13
5:44
 
Going for the One
14
5:31
 
Don't Kill the Whale
15
3:55
 
Tempus Fugit
16
5:15
 
Owner of a Lonely Heart
17
4:27
 
Leave It
18
4:13
 
It Can Happen (Single Edit)
19
4:18
 
Rhythm of Love
20
4:52
 
Big Generator (Remix Version)
21
3:38
 
Roundabout (Acoustic Version)
22
4:18
 
Show Me
23
3:36
 
South Side of the Sky: A. South Side of the Sky, B. South Side Variations
24
4:26
 
Australia (Solo Acoustic Version)
25
4:08
 
New World Symphony
26
3:33
 

Music Videos

More by Yes

Featured On

Albums You May Also Like