Yes Remixes (US Release)
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Yes Remixes (US Release)

March 22, 2005

  Song Title
Tempus Fugit (Remastered Remix Version)
Arriving UFO (Remastered Remix Version)
Heart Of The Sunrise (Remastered Remix Version)
Starship Trooper (A. Life Seeker) (Remastered Remix Version)
Awaken (Remastered Remix Version)
Sound Chaser (Remastered Remix Version)
Ritual (Remastered Remix Version)
Siberian Khantru (Remastered Remix Version)
5 Per Cent For Nothing (Remastered Remix Version)
No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed (Remastered Remix Version)
No Clowns (Remastered Remix Version)

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  • Original Release Date: March 22, 2005
  • Release Date: March 22, 2005
  • Label: Rhino
  • Copyright: 2005 Warner Strategic Marketing. Warner Music Group, an AOL Time Warner Co. Made in the USA.
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  • Total Length: 1:02:06
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  • ASIN: B00123G58K
  • Average Customer Review: 2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #289,972 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An radical spin on Yes music. September 9, 2003
Format:Audio CD
There are a number of Yes fans who are probably not going to like this album, but these are mostly the sort who only like the early 70s albums and in varying degrees hate everything since.
My advice is keep an open mind. Yes Remixes is not a new studio album, it is what is - a remix album, and a good one at that. When I first heard it, my intimate familiarity with the original songs made it hard to enjoy the intentional looping and other standard remix techniques. If you stop trying to hear the original song in your head and focus instead of the driving beat and take each track on its own terms rather than comparing it to the original, it's actually a pretty infection and cool album. That is, assuming you're an eclectic Yes fan who also likes techno/electronika/club music (that said, not all the tracks would be classified as 'dance'music).
Unlike, say, "The Symphonic Music of Yes", which could be dismissed an unimaginative gimmick, Yes Remixes is more than just assorted Yes music set in a different style, as here the songs are reworked and rearranged. As such it offers something new and interesting to Yes fans.
Inversely, if you are approaching the album more so as a fan of electronika, you'll find the progressive structure of the songs to be a refreshing change.
Virgil Howe (The Verge) did the remixes. His song selection was not based on a list of Yes's most famous songs, but rather those that he felt would be better suited to remixing.
By nature of remixing and looping, the songs become more 'simplified' for the most part. The exception to this is "5 per cent for Nothing". This quirky Bruford 'throughaway' track has been nurtured into something much more engagingly eloberate and one of the best tracks on this collection.
So go ahead, pick this one up. But remember to keep an open mind and listen to it a few times before you pass judgement.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All this IMO... March 13, 2006
Format:Audio CD
Okay, like was previously stated, to like this you must be a fan of YES and electronica. If you don't like those, you probably won't like this. So don't buy it. The degree of hardcore YEShead I am, I find this album perfect for when I'm feeling a little YESsed out and want to mix it up a bit with some groovy remixes. I thoroughly enjoy this album- it has songs I already know with new beats, and it's quite refreshing.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars More of this PLEASE! January 30, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Review before me says it all... you have to have an open mind about this one. If your expecting straight ahead 70's YES go listen to Fragile again. The drum programming is very good(no way could your teenage son does this on the same computer he downloads porn) and he is very creative seeing as it looks like he produced this record from the vinyl only. I wonder what he could have done had he had the masters to work from. I'm a fan of drum n bass, acid jazz, type music whatever you wanna call it and YES. This CD is a perfect match for me.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars From a fan and iconoclast October 3, 2003
Format:Audio CD
First let me state from what perspective I review this album. I am a long-time Yes fan, having seen every tour at least once starting with the Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman and Howe reunion of 1989. I was an avid follower from even before that time, but that is when I started seeing their shows. I am also an avid music fan in general, voracious for anything new and exciting.
With that said, let me highly recommend this album for those who want the taste of the old revamped into the new. I admit that when I first listened to the CD, something inside me cringed to hear these compositions (which have been burned into my soul) deconstructed and set to a techno beat. I know many fans will probably have that initial reaction. Yes, after all, is a conglomerate of musical craftsmen. Though many compositions are quite lengthy, they are not a "jam band", a la The Dead, Phish, or the Dave Matthews Band. Even in concert, the musicians play meticulously and faithfully to the originals, including instrumental sections, and perform more as classical musicians than as free-form rockers. Because of this meticulous construction of composition, those familiar with the original pieces remixed here are bound to be jarred by the jumbling of melodies and structure that Virgil Howe has mixed.
However, my senses soon realized that in order to enjoy the beauty of this disk, I must step over to the other side, to hear it from its own perspective, rather than as a purist. Once my Yes-sense was willing to do that, the beauty and power of this disk has unfolded.
Virgil Howe (AKA The Verge) is Yes guitarist Steve Howe's son, and if you CAN read the liner notes there is a wonderful anecdote of how he presented the first remix (Heart of the Sunrise) to his father.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Worthy and interesting effort September 22, 2003
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Format:Audio CD
I normally don't post reviews on CD's but just had to add my 2 cents on this one. I will start off with the bottom line: You will either like this or hate it. I personally like it a lot. I agree it is not for everyone and I don't think it was meant to be. I am a 36 y.o. diehard fan of Yes and have been since 1980. I love all their music and have been recently collecting all the fantastic Rhino remasters (which I highly recommend btw).Anyhow, I also have a very varied and eclectic taste in music including much of the current 'electronica'( Techno,Trance,Drum&Bass,etc..)Perhaps it is because I also enjoy these styles of music is the reason I find this release by The Verge very interesting and enjoyable. While his renditions are in no way a substitute ( I don't think he intended them to be)for the original classics (he even recommends checking out the original versions in his CD liner notes)they are refreshing and even a bit exciting to hear the classics re-worked and re-configured into new 'songs'in a modern sound/style.I'm not even saying this disc is perfect and amazing but at least a worthy effort and fun listening ( and I think this CD is meant to be 'fun' whereas the real YES music is quite more 'serious. I think that's why we have such a difference in opinion with this). I can totally understand and respect why some would absolutely hate this stuff and call it horrible but I feel they simply don't have an 'ear' for this style of music (and I'm sure some wouldn't even call this 'music') and that's fine. It's not their 'cup of tea' as they say. I have been listening to this CD for about a week now and I find it thoroughly enjoyable. Read more ›
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2.0 out of 5 stars opportunity wasted, experience forgettable
I must agree with most reviews that this remix cd pretty much sucks. I to am a fan of electronic music and yes and this did have the potential to be great, its just so damn... Read more
Published on April 22, 2011 by desoto
5.0 out of 5 stars The Verge did a great job!
Yes fans should not miss this remix of some of their all time great songs by the son of Steve Howe.

I don't know what inspired him, but he picked some really great tunes... Read more
Published on September 25, 2010 by Mind Driver
1.0 out of 5 stars SUCKS!!!!!!!!
Who in God's name gave this clown the rights to remix Yes albums?

This drum machine happy moron hasn't a clue on how to artistically enhance these classics. Read more
Published on April 20, 2009 by PGM
5.0 out of 5 stars outstanding and very unexpected Yesmix mastery!
If you've heard all the Yes there is, and you're growing a little tired of it but still listen, trying to find something new you might have missed before? Read more
Published on April 7, 2009 by Michael Northrop
1.0 out of 5 stars Unbelievable!!!
Thank you Amazon for online audio samples. This guy ought'a be shot!

They say one of the sons did this. Read more
Published on September 29, 2008 by W. R. Franklin
1.0 out of 5 stars Virgil should stay out of daddy's things.
Well, if Virgil weren't the son of Steve, this never would have seen the light of day. I love yes and I love techno, but this isn't a good example of either. Read more
Published on August 21, 2007 by PG
4.0 out of 5 stars Chemical YES
I am a HUGE YES fan. I also like the Chemical Bothers, Beck and Fatboy Slim. The remix, techno thing is an art form, building new patterns out of existing sounds. Read more
Published on March 19, 2007 by TJ Pierce
1.0 out of 5 stars Not very good. Novelty wears out really quick.
Previous reviewer said that one needs to be a fan of electronica to enjoy this and I guess thats true because I like neither. Although Tempus Fugit and Awaken are kinda OK.
Published on March 24, 2006 by Livingstill
1.0 out of 5 stars Truly forgettable
After years of enjoying prog rock, & remix electronica, this album reveals the worst aspects of these forms. Read more
Published on January 1, 2006 by caveman
4.0 out of 5 stars Not for every yes fan
Look guys. There are two requirements for liking this CD. One, you must be a Yes fan. Two, you must be as much of an electronic music fan. Read more
Published on January 16, 2005 by Jerry
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