Featuring 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Jon Anderson (YES’s original singer), keyboardist Rick Wakeman, and guitarist Trevor “Owner of a Lonely Heart” Rabin, the trio reunites after 25 years to reform the definitive YES lineup.
From topping the charts to epic pieces taking up a side of vinyl, and even both at the same time, YES are among of the longest lasting and the most successful of the ’70s progressive rock groups, proving to be one of the lasting success stories from that musical genre. The band, founded in 1968, overcame a generational shift in its audience and the transition of its members at key points in its history to reach the end of the century as the definitive progressive rock band.
YES has retained the same sound, and performed much of the same repertoire that they were doing in 1971, and continue to be taken seriously a quarter of a century later. Their audience remains huge because they have always attracted younger listeners drawn to their mix of daunting virtuosity, cosmic (often mystical) lyrics, complex musical textures, and powerful yet delicate lead vocals.