YESTheYESAlbumI’m quite surprised that I waited as long as I have for to write this piece of info up.  If you’re a YES fan, (and if you are, then you already know), then it is indeed exciting news to know that Steven Wilson will follow his Close to The Edge remix with one for The YES Album.  Recorded and released in 1971, the same year as Fragile, The Yes Album featured extraordinary classics like “Yours is No Disgrace”, “I’ve Seen All Good People”, and “Clap”. Of course there are other great songs on the set.

The new remix of the Yes Album is expected on April 14, with the now anticipated DVD-Audio, and Blu-Ray Audio issues. but what really sets this apart for fans is the expected 5.1 surround addition, a feature that fans clamor for with any hi-resolution release.

The YES Album remix is the second in the YES restoration series, which is great news when you begin to think which YES album will be blessed with not only 5.1 Surround, but even the Stereo remix beyond this one (let it be Relayer).

This new remix will feature not only the brand new Steven Wilson treatment but will also offer the studio version of “The Clap”, and an extended version of “A Venture”.

The DVD-Audio version of The YES Album will offer a DTS 5.1 Surround selection, as well as a 24/96 lossless set of files.

The Blu-ray Audio provides the usual sound brilliance that was heard on Close To The Edge.  There will be High Resolution Stereo too.

The booklet will offer new notes, photos, credits, and other things to create more value for the quality album.

We’re getting spoiled!

By MARowe

11 thoughts on “Steven Wilson To Provide The Yes Album Remix in BD-Audio and DVD-Audio Formats”
  1. Yes!
    I think this is their strongest album even though my favorite is also “Relayer”.

    I can’t believe you didn’t announce this ASAP either.
    From what I can tell it’s not up for pre-order yet,,, right?

  2. I guess I’m in the minority, as my favourite record is Tales. When I got it back in the days, I just kept playing the first record, and only listened to the rest weeks later. I can’t wait for that to get the SW treatment.
    BTW, Yes Album is also available in the UK through Burning Shed, but is marginally more expensive. Also up for pre-order there.

  3. I believe Steven Wilson has confirmed the next release in the series will be Going For The One in the second half of 2014.

  4. Highly anticipated release.

    Hats off to John K as being a “Tales” fan. That would be the ultimate surround release!

  5. I like Tales too but Relayer is so dense with sound that I think it would benefit most with spreading out the mix. The song I am most looking forward to hearing in surround from the Yes album is Perpetual Change. That has always seemed like a dense song. Lots going in there.
    When it comes to Yes all of their 70’s (Steve Howe era) albums would be great in surround, kind of like the old Miller Lite commercials…
    It’s all good.

  6. Going For The One and Close To The Edge were both recently released on (stereo-only) SACD by Audio Fidelity. It’s odd that albums are reissued in different formats by different labels at nearly the same time.

    1. Even more coincidentally, CTTE, The Yes Album and Going For the One are the three albums Yes will be performing in their entirety during the current tours.

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