Best Yes album cover

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Post: # 91965Post child-of-the-light
Sun Nov 27, 2005 3:54 am

I say Tales From Topographic Oceans all the way
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Post: # 92968Post Coffee_&_Cigarettes
Thu Jan 19, 2006 3:44 am

I´ll have to say the "drama" album cover.I´ve always enjoyed the looks of it, there is a nocturnal/mystic vibe going on, plus it´s a great album.

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Fri Jan 20, 2006 3:46 pm

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Sun Apr 02, 2006 3:11 pm

My favorite album cover is Talk! No, no, no-just kidding! It's real close but I'd have to take Drama over Relayer.
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Post: # 100499Post Sidewinder_6
Sat Nov 04, 2006 6:07 am

For Album covers, I'm partial towards The Ladder. For interior I adored Close to the Edge. Tried to draw it but didn't even come close. I'll leave it to Roger Dean from now on.

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Post: # 101659Post john mccleary
Tue Mar 13, 2007 1:40 am

Tales :)

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Re: Best Yes album cover

Post: # 109943Post topographic_drama1980
Tue Oct 14, 2008 9:30 pm

No question about it. It's both Tales and Relayer.
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Post: # 113157Post thehallway
Wed Feb 04, 2009 6:39 pm

Relayer/Close To The Edge. I can't decide which. :confused:

As a snake fan I may be partially inclined towards realyer, and the whole concept is generally better, but the inside of CTTE is uber-cool (But if the decision was only based on the OUTER covers then the winner is obvious).
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Post: # 113159Post tardistraveler
Wed Feb 04, 2009 7:19 pm

Looks like I missed this thread, as activity had died down back in 2002 before I joined Yestalk!

My personal favorite is Tales, as far as the outer packaging goes.

If you're talking the package as a whole, then Tales is still excellent, but you also have to give nods to Yessongs, for its four paintings and the interior booklet, and CTTE for the interior painting and those calligraphic lyrics . . . how often I listened while perusing those!

And Relayer is so wonderful too . . . the detail is just gorgeous . . .

All the Dean stuff amazes me . . . I remember purchasing Views back in the 70's when it wasn't available except by import, and I finally found a bookstore willing to import it for me . . . sat mesmerized at all those beautiful images all in one place . . . :)

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Re: Best Yes album cover

Post: # 113162Post the greenman
Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:51 pm

i'd say Fragile.

but I like Talk too - no seriously, I found out recently its by a guy called Peter Max, who's a bit of a legend. i didnt get it before, but it has a wondrous simplicity.

Dean is a master, tho, it has to be said.

my least favourite, why that would be Tormato - before it got splatted..

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Post: # 113179Post Chris2210
Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:22 pm

From a technical viewpoint ABWH is probably best. Of the 70s albums Tales is probably the most accomplished as well as (IMO) the most imaginative.

There's I think an interesting comparison to be made between their debut album cover and that adorning Talk. Both very simplistic, but whilst the first is rather dated and uninspiring I think the Peter Max cover is really rather good...
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