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Perpetual Change - Thirty Years of Yes

About the Book

 

The following is the publisher's "blurb" about the book accompanied by some photos David took of the "Homeworld" show at the Royal Albert Hall in 2000.

Perpetual Change uncovers the history of Yes in a visual and refreshing style. Starting from the Pre-Yes years the book tracks the path of two of the main Yes protaganists Chris Squire and Jon Anderson. The book draws on and features real documents like programmes and fliers as well as interviews carried out by Yes members past and present.

 

The band were perhaps were perhaps the last 'super'group to break out of the thriving London club scene and take the world by storm, formed in 1968. Mixing in the raw power of rock 'n' roll with the complexities and rich textures of classical music and the fluid fastness of jazz, a magical and ultimately irresistible new form of music was being created by YES. This new genre showed a musicality and a virtuosity that had never been previously explored. The result was that they created for themselves a devoted and highly loyal group of fans who stayed with them as they entered the 1970's, becoming one of the biggest bands in the world. Producing albums that were both innovative and exciting, backed by stage tours that became entities in their own right - it was seen as an event that almost transcended music - the band became living legends. YES suffered its fair share of internal conflict during this time however and the clashing of egos and high level of turbulence could have ended the band's existence but they managed to stay together. In the 1980's they reinvented themselves and stayed in the public eye with a number one album whilst in the 1990's, they toured the world to huge audiences with new members of the band and exciting new albums. Today, they are still recording and touring and still breaking new ground through their music.

The text illuminates and expands on just why the band became so successful and why they remain so to this day. But the book is not only a written history but also a visual one. Providing a visual history, through photography, art work and memorabilia, YES are currently one of the hottest commodities on the collector's market. This is largely due to the loyalty of YES fans and the strong graphic association that YES have with artist Roger Dean, who is responsible for the YES logo and who designed their albums. Dean, whose style is identifiable by millions, has helped with some of the design in the book.

 

YES: Perpetual Change - Thirty Years of Yes is an aesthete's dream, a full-colour book backed up by all the apparatus of a private collector, and forming an essential collector's item for all YES Fans.

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