Yes - Relayer




Right in time for the holidays, Friday Music continues its extensive Yes 180-gram audiophile vinyl series with their masterpiece Relayer. Presented for the first time on audiophile vinyl, this amazing album hit the Top 5 in 1975 and continued their trek to the world stadiums and stages for the next several years. This time around, longtime members Jon Anderson, Chris Squire, Steve Howe and Alan White welcome superstar keyboard sensation Patrick Moraz for his one and only album with the band. Three lengthy tracks made this the LP of choice for progressive radio stations that year, with "Gates Of Delirium," "Sound Chaser" and "To Be Over" all receiving heavy airplay. Roger Dean's gatefold cover is also presented, as well as the sound and mastering you have come to expect from Friday Music.



The Gates Of Delirium
Sound Chaser
To Be Over

Customer Reviews (3.00 Stars) 3 person(s) rated this product.

Not impressed, not as good as my regular pressing

posted on 11/14/2013
3 Stars
I am currently listening to my original regular Atlantic pressing after listening to this Friday Music edition, and I have to say the difference is immediately detectable.... and not in a good way for Friday Music.

The Friday Music pressing sounds compressed, not nearly as full/detailed, transparent, or rich, the sound-stage is limited, and the bass suppressed in comaparison to my original. The entire concept of remastering for is to make it sound better..... Friday Music failed miserably. I had such high hopes too.


Vastly underrated Yes

posted on 10/03/2013
5 Stars
Reviewer: cundare
Fans of the Rick Wakeman-era Yes of Close to the Edge & Topographic Oceans had a little trouble adjusting to very different playing of Patrick Moraz on this album. But the rest of the "classic" Yes lineup is intact and, although this is Moraz's only Yes recording, I've always felt that his virtuosic performance brings an interesting, fresh perspective to the music that was much needed after the increasing bloat of the last few releases. And the three extended tracks here remain, in my opinion, some of their best, easily in a class with the Close to the Edge material: complex, surprising, harmonically sophisticated and rhythmically challenging. Perhaps the band's last great album.


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