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The Yes CD/Blu-Ray reissues

Discussion in 'Laser's Edge' started by Chris Lira, Jun 24, 2015.

  1. Chris Lira

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    Is there a schedule somewhere for the future releases? If not, does anyone know what is next and what the timeframe is?

    Thanks.
     
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    Looks like the next one will be Fragile, per email newsletter I get. Ken, can you confirm? If so, that would be awesome.
     
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    October 30th. CD/DVD-A format coming as well

    FORMAT:
    1 x CD/1 x Blu-Ray

    CD:
    1 Roundabout
    2 Cans & Brahms
    3 We Have Heaven
    4 South Side of the Sky
    5 Five Percent for Nothing
    6 Long Distance Runaround
    7 The Fish
    8 Mood for a Day
    9 Heart of The Sunrise

    Bonus Tracks
    See below


    Blu-Ray:

    – Album mixed in 5.1 Lossless Surround from original multi-track sources.
    – New Album mix
    – Original Album mix (flat transfer)
    Both in High Resolution Stereo
    – Six additional tracks

    + Numerous exclusive audio extras

    Genre: Progressive Rock Classic enhanced & expanded


    • Fragile is the fourth in a series of remixed & expanded Yes Classics
    • The album has been mixed for 5.1 Surround Sound from the original studio masters by Steven Wilson & is fully approved by Yes.
    • CD features a completely new stereo album mix by Steven Wilson
    • CD also features 6 additional tracks – 4 newly mixed from multi-track by Steven Wilson
    • We Have Heaven (full mix), South Side of the Sky (early version), All Fighters Past (prev. unheard), We Have Heaven (acapella) mixed by SW + Roundabout (rehearsal take/early mix) & Mood for Another Day (alt take of Mood for a Day)
    • Blu-Ray features 5.1 PCM Surround Sound and High Resolution Stereo mixes (24bit/96khz) & in DTS-HD MA 5.1 (24bit/96khz).
    • Blu-Ray also features the original album mix in a hi-res flat transfer from the original stereo master tape source (24bit/192khz).
    • Blu-Ray also features 6 additional tracks – 4 newly mixed from multi-track by Steven Wilson
    • Blu-Ray exclusive features include full album instrumental mixes by Steven Wilson,
    • Blu-Ray exclusive features two additional alternate takes, a full album needle-drop of an original UK vinyl pressing & US promo singles edits as needle-drops.
    • Original Roger Dean artwork expanded & restored with material from the Roger Dean archive & with full approval of the artist.
    • Presented in a mini-vinyl replica format with new sleeve-notes by writer Sid Smith along with rare photos & archive material.
    • Advertising booked includes Record Collector & Prog Magazine
    Jon Anderson: Vocals Bill Bruford: Percussion Steve Howe: Guitars, Vocals
    Chris Squire: Bass, Vocals Rick Wakeman: Keyboards

    “I wanted to hear something inspiring….” – Jon Anderson (from the sleeve-notes)

    With Fragile – the fourth album by Yes, Jon Anderson’s wish was fulfilled. Recorded in September 1971 following rehearsals a month earlier Yes was, by this point, on something of a roll. The Yes Album had been a chart success in the UK & had started to make inroads in the US album charts following a highly successful tour there. The challenge – to take the band to the next level of success – had to be met quickly to build on that momentum. The Yes Album was both the peak & natural end point of the first period of Yes album recordings.
    It had marked the arrival of Steve Howe, the expansion into long-form material & with a final date at London’s Crystal Palace Bowl, the departure of keyboardist Tony Kaye. His replacement, ace session player & Strawbs member, Rick Wakeman, completed what came to be regarded as the first classic Yes line-up. Wakeman brought with him an expanded array of keyboards, including a Moog synth & Mellotron & proved every bit as strong a soloist & arranger as Steve Howe. With this line-up, Yes was ready for the big league.

    Released in Late 1971 in the UK & at the beginning of 1972 in the USA, the album reached the Top 10 in both countries (7 UK, 4 USA). With additional impetus from the hit single “Roundabout” in the USA – a track which became a radio staple – the album quickly reached platinum status & went on to sell millions over the past 44 years. The album’s long form pieces were presented in a running order which allowed for the placement of solo led tracks by each of the five members, a novel way of presenting an album that merely enhanced the reputation of the band as a group where each member could be viewed as band member & star soloist in their own right.
    Tracks such as “Roundabout” & “Heart of the Sunrise” have rarely been out of the live set-list & the album was performed in full by Yes in venues worldwide in recent years to unanimous standing ovations. Another key factor in Yes’ history was the fact that the album occasioned the arrival of sleeve artist extraordinaire, Roger Dean, a man who would go on to design logos for the band – including the famous ‘bubble logo’ – stage sets & numerous album sleeves & an artist who, despite having provided equally dramatic sleeves for numerous other bands, is always most readily associated with his work for Yes.

    In keeping with earlier releases in this series, Steven Wilson’s approach to this album for new stereo & 5.1 mixes is to faithfully retain the spirit & sounds of the original album mix, while applying modern mix techniques to bring further clarity to the individual instrument, vocal & overdubs for each track. The songs, instantly familiar to a multitude of Yes fans, remain so, with the new mixes – especially in 5.1 form – providing a greater sense of space for each voice to be heard, Anderson’s voice seems to join the listener in the room, Howe & Wakeman’s solos glisten with clarity & Bruford/Squire remind all that they were unmatched as a rhythm section during that period.

    In addition to the main album, Steven unearthed a virtual treasure trove on the multi-track tapes, allowing him to mix full length & acapella versions of “We Have Heaven”, an earlier take of “South Side of the Sky” & - in perhaps the most exciting discovery of this series to date – a previously unheard segment of a piece now called “All Fighters Past” which incorporates ideas that would later form parts of “The Revealing Science of God” (Tales from Topographic Oceans) & “Siberian Khatru” (Close to The Edge) performed in the style of Roundabout! With a further two additional tracks – alternate takes of “Roundabout” & “Mood for a Day” & numerous exclusive to Blu-Ray edition features, including the complete album in instrumental form mixed by Steven Wilson, this is the definitive edition of Fragile.
     
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    Looks like TFTO is next; this is where they really lost me, but the completist in me will take over my finger and *make* me click the Buy button. Is this on your scope?
     
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    Yes' best album has been on order for a month now. We will have the best price on both versions.
     
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    Sorry, there's been some confusion- I was asking about Tales from Topographic Oceans. :p
     
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    Masterpiece.
     
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    One of my favorite quotes of all time on progressiveears was by Luis Nasser when talking about subjective enjoyment of music: "It's all a matter of taste. One man's self-fellating queerfest is another man's Tales from Topographical Oceans." (sorry if I offended anyone)
     
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    Can't wait for this!
     
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    Tales will be here next week.
     
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