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This is our page which is a combination of Yes personnel changes through the years and a discography. The albums are not listed strictly chronologically. They are first grouped by band personnel, then in order of release date. We included Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman, and Howe, which is not technically Yes. 

We came up with thirteen different formats and they are described below. Some of the personnel changes were minor such as replacing Bill Bruford with Alan White, adding Igor Khoroshev to the band with Billy Sherwood, and replacing Tony Levin with Jeff Berlin in Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman, and Howe.  Other personnel moves were quite drastic such as the  Trevor Rabin era, the Drama album and tour, etc. 

Through this writing the last album was Magnification.  The number of Yes releases is as follows: 
32 Total 
19 Studio (Keys counts as one studio record)
7 Live (Keys counts as one live record)
6 Compilation (including the two box sets.)

A brief Biograph of Yes is provided by Djangomusic.

Yes Live Albums
Yessongs | Yesshows | An Evening of Yes Music Plus
Keys to Ascension | Keys to Ascension 2 | Beyond and Before |
9012Live: The Solos | House of Yes: Live From House of Blues
Plus the career spanning - The Word Is Live

Yes Studio Albums
Yes | Time and a Word | The Yes Album | Fragile  |
Close To the Edge |Tales From Topographic Oceans |
Relayer | Going for the One  | Tormato | Drama  | 90125 
 Big Generator  | Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman, Howe 
Union  | Talk  | Open Your Eyes | The Ladder  | Keystudio | 
Magnification

Yes Compilations

Yes Personnel - Yes Discography - album reviews

Yes ~ Band 1  

Two Studio / One Live

Yes Personnel - Yes Discography - album reviews

Looking back at Yes' first two albums after the fact make an interesting journey. Obviously, the only reason we are listening to these albums is due to the success of their latter material
and looking for additional brilliance. Do they deliver the magic? The albums offer beautiful lead vocals and an amazing rhythm section that shines at times.

Any fans of Chris Squire's bass playing and John Anderson's singing will find plenty to enjoy with these albums. The rest of the band is solid too, and Yes' first two albums are worthy of consideration of purchase, though hardly essential. While there are two other releases of early Yes, a greatest hits and live effort, we would suggest one of their studio albums or both, as the sonic quality of the remastering is excellent. Of them, we prefer the first album much more as the use of symphony used on the second album is more often distracting than pleasing.

Plus the career spanning - The Word Is Live | Order

Personnel  Jon Anderson: Vocals
Chris Squire: Bass and vocals
Tony Kaye: Keyboards
Bill Bruford: Drums
Peter Banks: Guitars

Yes ~ 1969

Beyond and Before 4:50
I See You 6:33
Yesterday and Today 2:37
Looking Around 3:49
Harold Land 5:26
Every Little Thing 5:24
Sweetness 4:19
Survival 6:01

Bonus Tracks
Everydays (Single Version) [6:24]
Dear Father (Early Version #2) [5:51]
Something’s Coming [7:08]
Everydays (Early Version #1) [5:17]
Dear Father (Early Version #1) [5:31]
Something’s Coming (Early Version) [8:01]

Time and a Word ~ 1970

No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience
   - 4:52
Then 5:49
Everydays  6:12
Sweet Dreams 3:51
The Prophet  6:38
Clear Days 2:09
Astral Traveller 5:56
Time and a Word  4:39

Bonus Tracks
Dear Father  4:14
No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience
  4:46
Sweet Dreams 4:20
The Prophet 6:33

Beyond and Before (Live 69 - 70) ~ 1998

Disc 1
Something's Coming
Everydays
Sweetness
Dear Father
Every Little Thing
Looking Around
Sweet Dreams
Then
No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed

Disc 2 
Astral Traveller
Then
Every Little Thing
Everydays
For Everyone
Sweetness
Something's Coming
Sweet Dreams
Beyond and Before

  Note (Yesterdays is a compilation of music exclusively from this period, )
Yes Personnel - Yes Discography - album reviews

Yes ~ Band  2 

One Studio 

Plus the career spanning - The Word Is Live | Order
Yes Personnel - Yes Discography - album reviews
Personnel  Jon Anderson: Vocals
Chris Squire: Bass and vocals
Tony Kaye: Keyboards
Bill Bruford: Drums
Steve Howe: Guitars and vocals

The Yes Album ~ 1971 
Review

Yours Is No Disgrace 9:26
The Clap 3:07
Starship Trooper 9:23
I've Seen All Good People 6:47
A Venture 3:13
Perpetual Change 9:50

Bonus Tracks

Your Move (Single Version) [2:54]
Starship Trooper: Life Seeker (Single Version) [3:25]
Clap (Studio Version) [4:06]

Yes Personnel - Yes Discography - album reviews

Yes ~ Band 3

Two Studio 

Plus the career spanning - The Word Is Live | Order
Yes Personnel - Yes Discography - album reviews
Personnel  Jon Anderson: Vocals
Chris Squire: Bass and vocals
Rick Wakeman: Keyboards
Bill Bruford: Drums
Steve Howe: Guitars and vocals

Fragile ~ 1972 

Roundabout 8:29
Cans And Brahms 1:35
We Have Heaven 1:30
South Side Of The Sky 8:04
Five Percent For Nothing 0:35
Long Distance Runaround 3:33
The Fish (Schindleria Praematurus) 2:35
Mood For A Day 3:57
Heart Of The Sunrise 10:34

Bonus Tracks
America [10:34]
Roundabout (Early Rough Mix) [8:47]

Close to the Edge ~ 1973

Close To The Edge 18:50
And You And I 10:09
Siberian Khatru 8:57

Bonus Tracks
America (Single Version) [4:03]
Total Mass Retain (Single Version) [3:20]
And You And I (Alternate Version) [10:21]
Siberia (Studio Run-Through Of “Siberian Khatru”) [9:19]

Yes Personnel - Yes Discography - album reviews

Yes ~ Band 4

Four Studio / Four Live 
Keys to Ascension is counted as one studio and one live album.

Plus the career spanning - The Word Is Live | Order
Yes Personnel - Yes Discography - album reviews
Personnel  Jon Anderson: Vocals
Chris Squire: Bass and vocals
Rick Wakeman: Keyboards
Alan White: Drums
Steve Howe: Guitars

Yessongs ~ 1973

Disc 1 
Opening Excerpt From "Firebird Suite" 3:45
Siberian Khatru 9:50
Heart Of The Sunrise 11:26
Perpetual Change 14:08
And You And I 10:55
Mood For A Day 3:52
Excerpts From "The Six Wives Of Henry VIII" 3:52
Roundabout 8:33

Disc 2 
I've Seen All Good People 7:00
Long Distance Runaround/The Fish 13:45
Close To The Edge 18:41
Yours Is No Disgrace 14:21
Starship Trooper 9:25

Tales From Topographic Oceans ~ 1974

Disc 1
The Revealing Science Of God - Dance Of The Dawn 20:27
The Remembering - High The Memory 20:38
The Ancient - Giants Under The Sun 18:34

Disc 2 
Ritual - Nous Sommes Du Soleil 21:35

Bonus Tracks
Dance Of The Dawn (Studio Run-Through) [23:10]
Giants Under The Sun (Studio Run-Through) [17:34]

Going for the One ~ 1977

Going For The One 5:30
Turn Of The Century 8:58
Parallels 6:52
Wonderous Stories 3:45
Awaken 15:38

Bonus Tracks
Montreux’s Theme [2:34]
Vevey (Revisited) [4:43]
Amazing Grace [2:31]
Going For The One (Rehearsal) [5:00]
Parallels (Rehearsal) [6:33]
Turn Of The Century (Rehearsal) [7:00]
Eastern Numbers (Early Version Of "Awaken") [12:35]

Tormato ~ 1978

Future Times/Rejoice 6:45
Don't Kill The Whale 4:56
Madrigal 2:23
Release, Release 5:47
Arriving UFO 6:03
Circus of Heaven 4:30
Onward 4:02
On The Silent Wings of Freedom 7:47

Bonus Tracks - re-mastered version
Abilene
Money
Picasso
Some Are Born
You Can Be Saved
High
Days
Countryside
Everybody's Song (Early demo of "Does It Really Happen"

Yesshows ~ 1980

Parallels 6:57
Time And A Word 4:05
Going For The One 5:13
The Gates Of Delirium 22:58
Don't Kill The Whale 4:12
Ritual (Nous Sommes Du Soleil) 28:22
Wonderous Stories 3:55

Keys to Ascension ~ 1996

Live Tracks
Siberian Khatru 10:16
The Revealing Science of God 20:12
America 10:28
Onward 5:48
Awaken 18:33
Roundabout 8:30
Starship Trooper 13:05

Studio Tracks
Be The One 9:50
That, That is 19:14

Keys to Ascension 2 ~ 1997

Live Tracks
I've Seen All Good People 7:16
Going For The One 4:58
Time And A Word 6:23
Close To The Edge 19:40
Turn Of The Century 7:55
And You And I 10:48

Studio Tracks
Mind Drive 18:37
Foot Prints 9:09
Bring Me To The Power 7:25
Children of Light 6:02
Sign Language 3:29

Keystudio ~ 2001

Foot Prints 9:09
Be The One 9:51
Mind Drive 18:38
Bring Me To The Power 7:25
Sign Language 3:29
That, That is 19:15
Children Of The Light 6:34

Yes Personnel - Yes Discography - album reviews

Yes ~ Band 5

One Studio / One Live

Plus the career spanning - The Word Is Live | Order

See also Yesshows which includes portion featuring Patrick Moraz and Rick Wakeman.

Yes Personnel - Yes Discography - album reviews
Personnel  Jon Anderson: Vocals
Chris Squire: Bass and vocals
Patrick Moraz: Keyboards
Alan White: Drums
Steve Howe: Guitars and vocals

Relayer ~ 1974

Gates Of Delirium 22:55
Sound Chaser 9:25
To Be Over 9:08

Bonus Tracks
Soon (Single Edit) [4:06]
Sound Chaser (Single Edit) [3:07]
The Gates Of Delirium (Studio Run-Through) [21:21]

Yes Personnel - Yes Discography - album reviews

Yes ~ Band 6

One Studio 

Plus the career spanning - The Word Is Live | Order
Yes Personnel - Yes Discography - album reviews
Personnel  Trevor Horn: Vocals & bass on 5
Chris Squire: Bass, vocals, and piano on 5
Geoff Downes: Keyboards
Alan White: Drums
Steve Howe: Guitars

Drama ~ 1980

1. Machine Messiah 
2. White Car 
3. Does It Really Happen?
4. Into the Lens
5. Run Through the Light
6. Tempus Fugit

Bonus tracks from the 2004 re-issue
7. Into the Lens (I Am a Camera)
8. Run Through the Light
9. Have We Really Got to Go Through This
10. Song No. 4 (Satellite)
11. Tempus Fugit
12. White Car (Downes/Horn/Howe/Squire/White)
13. Dancing Through the Light
14. Golden Age
15. In the Tower
16. Friend of a Friend


Yes Personnel - Yes Discography - album reviews

Yes ~ Band 7

Three Studio / One Live

Plus the career spanning - The Word Is Live

On DVD - 9012 Live: The Solos

Yes Personnel - Yes Discography - album reviews
Personnel  Jon Anderson: Vocals
Chris Squire: Bass and vocals
Tony Kaye: Keyboards
Alan White: Drums
Trevor Rabin: Guitars and vocals

90125 ~ 1983

Owner Of A Lonely Heart 4:27
Hold On 5:15
It Can Happen 5:39
Changes 6:16
Cinema 2:09
Leave It 4:10
Our Song 4:16
City Of Love 4:48
Hearts 7:34

Bonus tracks from the 2004 re-master
Leave It
Make It Easy
It Can Happen
It's Over
Owner of a Lonely Heart
Leave It

9012Live: The Solos ~ 1985

Hold On 6:57
SI (Tony Kaye) 2:40
Solly's Beard (Trevor Rabin) 4:39
Soon (Jon Anderson) 2:18
Changes 7:00
Amazing Grace (Chris Squire) 2:10
Whitefish (Squire & White) 8:40

Big Generator ~ 1987

Rhythm Of Love 4:49
Big Generator 4:31
Shoot High Aim Low 7:59
Almost Like Love 5:58
Love Will Find A Way 4:48
Final Eyes 6:20
I'm Running 7:34
Holy Lamb 3:15

Talk ~ 1994

The Calling 6:52
I Am Waiting 7:22
Real Love 8:42
State Of Play 4:58
Walls 4:52
Where Will You Be 6:03
Endless Dream 15:41

Yes Personnel - Yes Discography - album reviews

Yes ~ Band 8

One Studio 

Yes Personnel - Yes Discography - album reviews
Personnel  Jon Anderson: Vocals
Rick Wakeman: Keyboards
Bill Bruford: Drums, percussion
Steve Howe: Guitars, vocals
Tony Levin: Bass, vocals

This band is very similar to line-up 10.

Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman, Howe ~ 1989

Themes 5:58
Fist of Fire 3:27
Brother of Mine 10:18
Birthright 6:02
The Meeting 4:21
Quartet 9:22
Teakbois 7:39
Order of the Universe 9:02

Yes Personnel - Yes Discography - album reviews

Yes ~ Band 9

One Studio 

Yes Personnel - Yes Discography - album reviews
Personnel  Jon Anderson: Vocals on 1, 2, 4-5, 8, 10-12, 14-15
Chris Squire: Bass on 4, 6-7, 9, vocals on 1, 4, 6-7, 9
Tony Levin: Bass on 1, 2, 5, 8, 10-12, 14-15
Tony Kaye: Keyboards on 4, 6-7, 9
Rick Wakeman: Keyboards on 1, 2, 5, 8, 10-15
Alan White: Drums on 4, 6-7, 9
Bill Bruford: Drums on 1, 2, 5, 8, 10-15
Trevor Rabin: Guitars and vocals on 4, 6-7, 9
Steve Howe: Guitars on 1-3, 5, 8, 11-12, 14-15

Union ~ 1991

I Would Have Waited Forever 6:32
Shock to the System 5:09
Masquerade 2:18
Lift Me Up 6:30
Without Hope You Cannot Start the Day 5:18
Saving My Heart 4:42
Miracle of Life 7:30
Silent Talking 4:01
The More We Live - Let Go 4:34
Angkor Wat 5:24
Dangerous (Look in the Light of What You're Searching For) 3:39
Holding On 5:24
Evensong 0:52
Take the Water to the Mountain 3:10
Give and Take

Yes Personnel - Yes Discography - album reviews

Yes ~ Band 10

One Live 

Yes Personnel - Yes Discography - album reviews
Personnel  Jon Anderson: Vocals
Rick Wakeman: Keyboards
Bill Bruford: Drums, percussion
Steve Howe: Guitars, vocals
Jeff Berlin: Bass

Julian Colbeck on keyboards
Milton McDonald Guitar

An Evening of Yes Music Plus ~ 1994

Disc 1
Benjamin Britten's Young Persons Guide to the Orchestra 1:41
Time and a Word/Owner of a Lonely Heart/Teakbois 7:32
The Clap/Mood for a Day 9:35
Gone But Not Forgotten/Catherine Parr/Merlin the Magician 5:37
Long Distance Runaround/Drum Solo 7:10
Birthright 7:23
And You and I 9:54
Starship Trooper 12:48

Disc 2 
Close to the Edge 19:48
Themes 6:37
Brother of Mine 11:17
Heart Of The Sunrise 10:46
Order of the Universe 9:30
Roundabout 9:53

This line-up is very similar to 8.

Yes Personnel - Yes Discography - album reviews

Yes ~ Band 11  

One Studio 

Yes Personnel - Yes Discography - album reviews
Personnel  Jon Anderson: Vocals
Chris Squire: Bass, Harmonica, Vocals
Billy Sherwood: Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals
Alan White: Drums, Percussion, Vocals
Steve Howe: Guitars, Vocals

Open Your Eyes ~ 1997

New State of Mind 6:00
Open Your Eyes 5:14
Universal Garden 6:16
No Way We Can Lose 4:56
Fortune Seller 5:00
Man In The Moon 4:41
Wonderlove 6:06
From The Balcony 2:43
Love Shine 4:37
Somehow, Someday 4:47
The Solution 5:25

Yes Personnel - Yes Discography - album reviews

Yes ~ Band 12 

One Studio / One Live

Yes Personnel - Yes Discography - album reviews
Personnel  Jon Anderson: Vocals
Chris Squire: Bass, Harmonica, Vocals
Billy Sherwood: Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals
Alan White: Drums, Percussion, Vocals
Steve Howe: Guitars, Vocals
Igor Khoroshev: Keyboards and Vocals

The Ladder ~ 1999

Homeworld (The Ladder) 9:33
It Will Be A Good Day (The River) 4:53
Lightning Strikes 4:34
Can I? 1:32
Face to Face 5:03
If Only You Knew 5:42
To Be Alive (Hep Yadda) 5:07
Finally 6:01
The Messenger 5:13
New Language 9:19
Nine Voices (Longwalker) 3:20

House of Yes: Live From the House of Blues 2000

Disc 1
Yours is No Disgrace 13:03
Time and a Word 0:58
Homeworld (The Ladder) 9:44
Perpetual Change 10:48
Lightning Strikes 5:07
The Messenger 6:39
Ritual - Nous Sommes Du Soleil 0:59
And You And I 11:22

Disc 2
It Will Be A Good Day (The River) 6:28
Face to Face 5:32
Awaken 17:34
Your Move/I've Seen All Good People 7:27
Cinema 1:57
Owner of a Lonely Heart 6:03
Roundabout 7:40

Yes Personnel - Yes Discography - album reviews

Yes ~ Band 13  

One Studio 

Yes Personnel - Yes Discography - album reviews
Personnel  Jon Anderson: Vocals
Rick Wakeman: Keyboards
Bill Bruford: Drums, percussion
Steve Howe: Guitars, vocals

Magnification ~ 2001

Magnification 7:15
Spirit Of Survival 6:02
Don't Go 4:27
Give Love Each Day 7:44
Can You Imagine 2:58
We Agree 6:30
Soft As A Dove 2:18
Dreamtime 10:45
In the Presence of 10:24
Time Is Time 2:09

Yes Personnel - Yes Discography - album reviews
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