Yes, I got mines at my local Borders store. The have a "Remastered" logo on the cover. Enjoy them, Hector.
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Slipknot1 and Nrchy, I have not found any pressings of "Tales" that are any better than the first UK pressing. It is my least favorite of the Yes catalog, aside from "Revealing", so I am a bit biased. A larger Yes fan you will not likely find, though. I haven't a clue with respect to re-mastered quality of "Going for the One".
CTTE, is an ultimate classic and finding an early UK Atlantic K50012 pressing is the very best. Better than MSFL and Japanese versions by a long shot, IMHO. The mix is better and more of what you'll remember of YES concerts (if you can remember). The US first pressing, Atlantic SD7244, SUCKS in comparison. The Japanese version is quiter but the the sonics, IMO, are shallow. The MSFL version is bloated, to say the least.
If you want a real treat, find the plum label Atlantic versions of "Album" and "Fragile". I was fortunate to find some of the very earliest pressing of these albums and the sonics are shockingly superior to ANYTHING else. Squire's bass riffs are so damn realistic you can actually hear the subtle variations as he B E N D S those strings. You've not heard "South Side of the Sky" unless you've heard that pressing.
Please, pass on the CD's if vinyl is at all an option. The digital versions pale terribly in comparison.
I have the entire YES catalog in pdf format, including all LP's, singles, promos, magazine articles, CD's etc. through 2002. E-mail me if you want a copy.
WOW, there are more Yes fans than I figured. Here is a link to the Yes catalog that can be downloaded. Kudos to Paul Cobb for going to this massive amount of effort. The catalog is now updated through 2003!!!! At 313 pages I doubt you'll find a more comprehensive list of YES stuff.
With respect to the newer CD's. I think that the remaster of "Fragile", while better than the Atlantic remaster, is not very good at all, especially considering the crucial bass lines which are an absloute foundation on this record (Squire nod or no). They did a better job with "Album" but still vastly inferior to vinyl. CTTE, to me, while still better than the Atlantic CD is just too damn brittle. The texture in CTTE is paramount and the CD just don't have it! At least to me.
4yank - thanks for your vinyl input
and I just had won a japanese pressing lp of CTTE on ebay last week and GFTO a month ago
I think the Yes album new Rhino cd remaster is absolutely fabulous. I bought a Japanese cd of Going For the One and it is light years better than the Atlantic remaster from a few years back, much more detail and dynamics.
I recently splurged on a Nottingham Spacedeck and can't wait to hear this stuff again in all it's vinyl splendor
so how rare are the first issue british lps?
couldn't they take one of those and reburn the lathe for it?
Certainly YEs deserves 180 g remastering for it's classic years
Tom, the earliest red/plum UK Atlantic versions of "Album" and "Fragile" show up from time to time on E-Bay and generally finish at somewhere between $25-60, depending on condition. You can find one sometimes on gemm.com and they are almost always offered by UK dealers. In such cases, my advice is to ask specific questions regarding vinyl condition and surface noice because I have often found the standard UK desciption of EX (excellent) to be highly variable.
I, too, would have interest in 180/200g remasters on LP. As far as reburn the original lathes, I haven't a clue.