As part of Yes’ 50th anniversary celebration, Rhino is readying a new five-album box bringing Steven Wilson’s recent, acclaimed remixes of the band’s storied catalogue to vinyl. Due on June 29, Yes: The Steven Wilson Remixes features Wilson’s remixed versions of: The Yes Album (1971), Fragile (1971), Close To The Edge (1972), the double album Tales From Topographic Oceans (1973), and Relayer (1974). Each remixed album is a vinyl debut, having previously appeared only in deluxe CD/Blu-ray or DVD-Audio packages.
To mark the occasion, longtime Yes collaborator Roger Dean has created new artwork specifically for this box set. Not only has Dean designed the slipcase, but he’s reimagined the famous art for each individual album. Close To The Edge and Tales From Topographic Oceans will boast all-new cover art, while the remaining three covers have been reworked by Dean for this project.
Wilson’s remixes have brought new attention to these classic albums, Illuminating long-buried details and putting the spotlight on the contributions of each band member on such classic songs as “Roundabout,” “I’ve Seen All Good People,” and “Close to the Edge.” These five albums find the line-up shifting with each musical change. Yes’s third studio release, 1971’s The Yes Album, featured vocalist Jon Anderson, bassist Chris Squire, guitarist Steve Howe, keyboardist Tony Kaye, and drummer Bill Bruford. The release nine months later of Fragile welcomed keyboardist Rick Wakeman to the fold. That line-up returned for 1972’s Close To The Edge, but a year later, drummer Alan White made his Yes debut with Tales From Topographic Oceans. Patrick Moraz joined on keyboards for Relayer in 1974. The one constant remained the group’s desire to push the envelope of prog-rock forward.
Yes: The Steven Wilson Remixes is due from Rhino on June 29. You’ll find pre-order links for this set below!
LP 1: The Yes Album (originally released as Atlantic 2400 101 (U.K.)/SD 8283 (U.S.), 1971 – this mix released on Panegyric GYRBD40106 (U.K.), 2014)
- Yours is No Disgrace
- The Clap
- Starship Trooper (Life Seeker/Disillusion/Würm)
- I’ve Seen All Good People (Your Move/All Good People)
- A Venture
- Perpetual Change
LP 2: Fragile (originally released as Atlantic 2401 019 (U.K.)/SD 7211 (U.S.), 1971 – this mix released on Panegyric GYRBD50009 (U.K.), 2015)
- Cans and Brahms (Extracts from Brahms’ 4th Symphony In E Minor, Third Movement)
- We Have Heaven
- South Side of the Sky
- Five Percent for Nothing
- Long Distance Runaround
- The Fish (Schindleria Praematurus)
- Mood for a Day
- Heart of the Sunrise
LP 3: Close to the Edge (originally released as Atlantic K 50012 (U.K.)/SD 7244 (U.S.), 1972 – this mix released on Panegyric GYRBD50012 (U.K.), 2013)
- Close to the Edge (The Solid Time of Change/Total Mass Retain/I Get Up I Get Down/Seasons of Man)
- And You and I (Cord of Life/The Eclipse/The Preacher The Teacher/The Apocalypse)
- Siberian Khatru
LPs 4-5: Tales From Topographic Oceans (originally released as Atlantic K 80001 (U.K.)/SD 2-908 (U.S.), 1973 – this mix released on Panegyric GYRBD80001 (U.K.), 2016)
- The Revealing Science of God
- The Remembering
- The Ancient
LP 6: Relayer (originally released as Atlantic K 50096 (U.K.)/SD 18122 (U.S.), 1974 – this mix released on Panegyric GYRBD50096 (U.K.), 2014)
- The Gates of Delirium
- Sound Chaser
- To Be Over