I’ll make this short and sweet. Last week, I posted that YES would be releasing a 13CD Box of their Atlantic Years. In that post, we had dates for countries except for the US. Well, I’ll rectify that right now. The official US release date is now December 24, just a mere day before Christmas Day. Not bad for last minute shoppers.
Allow me to take a few minutes to express a few points.
This set, The Studio Albums 1969-1987, is simply a bargain. Of course, I’m assuming that you do not have any, or most, or even some of the Rhino reissues (which these are). Priced at $74.98, you cannot get a better price deal. If you were to purchase each album individually, you’d be paying at the very least, around $15 per. Acquired all at once, you’re paying around $150 before taxes. This set essentially costs less than half that. If you have only a few, or none, this set just makes sense.
Also, note that November 5th brought availability of the Steven Wilson remix of Close To the Edge on both DVD, and BD. Tons of extras. And it doesn’t matter if you own Close To the Edge a hundred times over, this is a must purchase.
There…my YES stuff for the now. And yes, YES WILL get into the Hall of Fame. Although, for the life of me, I cannot see why it would matter one way or the other. The HoF is a crimonal farce. It’s only good for reunion possibilities even if for the one time. So, it will be nice to see Jon Anderson getting back with the gang once again, if only for the night. And if they disallow him to sing with them? Now THAT, THAT would be the greatest travesty of all.