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Latest news: The second edition of The Strawberry Bricks Guide to Progressive Rock is OUT OF PRINT. I would like to thank everyone who has purchased the book over the years. I don't get a lot of feedback on it, but what I do get is positive, and it is very rewarding. For as long as I can remember, the "progressive" music of the 60s/70s/80s has been my passion. Life has been good to me and I have been able to dedicate much of my time outside family and work to my so-called music "archaeology." The book is the culmination of that research and is my legacy to the fine musicians that made the music we hold so dear. c

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Yessongs > Yes

Artist: Yes
Label: Image Entertainment
Catalog#: 14381-4209-2
Format: DVD
Country: United States
Released: 2003-02

Live In Philadelphia 1979 > Yes

Artist: Yes
Label: Sanctuary Visual Entertainment
Catalog#: SDE3005
Format: DVD
Country: United States
Released: 2002

Something's Coming: The BBC Recordings 1969-1970 > Yes

Artist: Yes
Label: New Millennium Communications
Catalog#: PILOT 25
Format: CD
Country: United States
Released: 1997-10-14

Yesyears > Yes

Artist: Yes
Format: CD, Box Set
Country: United States
Released: 1991

Classic Yes > Yes

Artist: Yes
Label: Atlantic
Catalog#: SD 19320
Format: Vinyl
Country: United States
Released: 1981-11

Yesterdays > Yes

Artist: Yes
Label: Atlantic
Catalog#: SD 18103
Format: Vinyl
Country: United States
Released: 1975-02

Yesshows > Yes

Artist: Yes
Label: Atlantic
Catalog#: SD 2-510
Format: Vinyl
Country: United States
Released: 1980-11

Drama > Yes

Artist: Yes
Label: Atlantic
Catalog#: SD 16019
Format: Vinyl
Country: United States
Released: 1980-08
Strawberry Bricks Entry: 
In 1979, manager Brian Lane resuscitated the brand name of Yes by injecting two musicians from a slightly different ilk to the core group of Chris Squire, Steve Howe and Alan White. As The Buggles, Geoff Downes and Trevor Horn had just scored a No. 1 single in the UK and elsewhere with "Video Killed the Radio Star" b/w "Kid Dynamo;" but as a studio-only project, they found themselves ensconced in the same studio space as Yes, languishing over a follow-up.

Tormato > Yes

Artist: Yes
Label: Atlantic
Catalog#: SD 19202
Format: Vinyl
Country: United States
Released: 1978-09
Strawberry Bricks Entry: 
One look at the album cover and once again you'd have to figure something was different inside Yes' latest album. Recorded at London's RAK Studios, Tormato was another step away from the band's epic-length proportions, as it contained nine (count ‘em) songs. "Future Times" kicks in immediately and races along in fine Yes tradition; Steve Howe and Rick Wakeman trade leads, while Chris Squire delivers one rubbery bass. In fact, that bass tone would lend a unique signature to the album.

Going For The One > Yes

Artist: Yes
Label: Atlantic
Catalog#: SD 19106
Format: Vinyl
Country: United States
Released: 1977-07
Strawberry Bricks Entry: 
Having spent the previous two years getting solo albums out of their system, the individual members of Yes were now pressed with the task of being Yes again. First up was a move to Switzerland (for tax reasons) to record; and second, oddly enough, was to dump their Swiss keyboardist in favor of an old friend. Rick Wakeman had enjoyed a relatively successful solo career over the last three years, but was up to the call, bypassing a possible group with Bill Bruford and John Wetton. Absent from the album though were two other friends: Eddie Offord and Roger Dean.