During the 1960s, Yes was part of the fading hippie movement. Their musical style blended progressive rock with psychedelic rock. Their songs were accompanied by a complex musical structure and strong yet delicate lead vocals. It was also a band that attracted younger listeners.
Yes performed a series of albums during the 1970s and early ’80s. Their songs included covers of the Beatles’ “Every Little Thing” and the Byrds’ “I See You”. The band also released a live album, In the Present – Live from Lyon, in 2006. The band performed the Yes Album and Relayer through the 1970s.
The band changed several lineups. Rick Wakeman was replaced by Geoffrey Downes. Rick Wakeman had a number of credits, including those with David Bowie and T. Rex. He was also a noted studio musician. He played Mellotron and grand piano.
The band toured for four months in 2018. The band then disbanded. It was believed that the band’s singer Jon Anderson left the band because of a serious band dispute. This was the first time that Yes had performed without their singer. It was also the band’s first tour without Squire in 47 years.
The group’s newest album is its first in eight years. The band is collaborating with producer Steve Howe, who has worked with the Rolling Stones, Metallica, and The Who. The new album is a two-disc set. The album has an upbeat, melancholy central theme and is held together by an overture. It is accompanied by orchestral Yes tracks arranged by Dee Palmer.