Yes Top 10 Album Covers

Yes Album Covers

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One of the greatest progressive rock bands to come out of the twentieth century. The first Yes album was released in 1969. In 2014, the band released their twenty first studio album entitled, ” Heaven & Earth. In between the studio albums, the band has released over a dozen live albums and many compilations. The majority of the Yes album covers were created by the great artist Roger Dean. These are some of the best covers that were the creations of Mr. Dean with the exceptions of “Big Generator,” and “Going for the One.” If you were a rock fan growing up in the nineteen sixties or seventies, odds are you spent many hours staring at the cover art of the Yes albums. It was a very common experience to sit in your bedroom with the black lights on listening to the music of Yes while staring at images that transcended space and time knowing no boundaries but the ones of the individual imagination.

Yes Top 10 Album Covers

 # 10 – Big Generator

We open up our top 10 Yes Album Covers list with the album Big Generator. A great textual graphic that is not always easy to accomplish

(Released  September 17 1987)

 # 9 – YesSongs

Yessongs was an amazing album package that opened up as a trifold. You never get that hands on experience with a download. Fans spent hours immersed in the experience of holding open this fabulous tri-fold package.

(Released  July 1973 )

# 8 – Going For The One

This Yes album cover was unique as it featured a nude man on the cover. The first time Yes did that. Interesting concept that worked well and probably turned some female heads in the record stores.

(Released  July 7 1977 )

# 7 – Drama

While some Yes fans were not to crazy about this Yes album (We liked It) the cover was one of our favorites for its ambiguity.

(Released August 1980 )

# 6 – Yesterdays

Yesterdays was a great album cover that featured luminous blues and a great pair of legs

(Released February 28, 1975)

# 5 – Heaven & Earth

A 2010s Yes album without Jon Anderson did not make Yes fans happy. But we liked the cover!

(Released  July 2014 )

 # 4 – Close To The Edge

A simple album cover that we stared at for hours listening to the incredible music on that vinyl record. Once again a great graphic rules!

(Released September 1972)

# 3 -Tales from Topographic Oceans

Presenting the great Roger Dean in all his brilliance.

(Released January 1974)

# 2 – Relayer

We loved how Roger Dean went away form all the blues and greens with this one. Relayer always stood out to us.

(Released December 1974 )

# 1- Fragile

We close out our top 10 Yes Album covers with the great Fragile album cover. A wonderful album cover that said so much. Simply genius and such a product of its times.

(Released January 1972 )

Yes Studio Albums

  • Yes – 1969
  • Time And A Word – 1970
  • The Yes Album – 1971
  • Fragile – 1971
  • Close To The Edge – 1972
  • Tales From Topographic Oceans – 1973
  • Relayer – 1974
  • Going For The One – 1977
  • Tormato – 1979
  • Drama – 1980
  • 90125 – 1983
  • Big Generator – 1987
  • Union – 1991
  • Talk – 1994
  • Keys To Ascension – 1996
  • Keys To Ascension 2 – 1997
  • Open Your Eyes – 1997
  • The Ladder – 1999
  • Magnification – 2001
  • Fly from Here – 2011

Yes Live Albums

  • Yessongs – 1973
  • Yesshows – 1980
  • 9012Live: The Solos – 1985
  • Keys To Ascension – 1996
  • Keys To Ascension 2 – 1997
  • House Of Yes: Live From House Of Blues – 2000
  • Live At Montreux 2003 – 2007
  • Symphonic Live – 2009

Yes Hits packages and more

  • Yesterdays – 1975
  • 2 Originals Of Yes – 1976
  • Classic Yes – 1981
  • Yesstory – 1992
  • Affirmative: The Yes Solo Family Album – 1993
  • Highlights: The Very Best Of Yes – 1993
  • Symphonic Music Of Yes – 1993
  • Yes Active – 1994
  • Tales From Yesterday – 1995
  • Something’s Coming: The BBC Recordings 1969-1970 – 1997
  • Keys To Ascension Volumes 1 And 2 – 1998
  • Yes, Friends And Relatives – 1998
  • Astral Traveller – 1999
  • Yes, Friends And Relatives Vol. 2 – 2000
  • The Masterworks – 2000
  • The Best Of Yes – 2000
  • Sweet Dreams – 2000
  • Keystudio – 2001
  • Yes-Today – 2002
  • Roundabout: The Best Of Yes Live – 2003
  • The Ultimate Yes: 35th Anniversary Collection – 2003
  • YesFamily – Owner Of A Lonely Heart – 2004
  • Topography – 2004
  • The Solid Gold Collection – 2005
  • The Definitive Rock Collection – 2007

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