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Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2005 3:54 am
by child-of-the-light
I say Tales From Topographic Oceans all the way

Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2006 3:44 am
by Coffee_&_Cigarettes
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.

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 3:46 pm
by khalpin

Posted: Sun Apr 02, 2006 3:11 pm
by Terry Shea
My favorite album cover is Talk! No, no, no-just kidding! It's real close but I'd have to take Drama over Relayer.

Posted: Sat Nov 04, 2006 6:07 am
by Sidewinder_6
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.

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2007 1:40 am
by john mccleary
Tales :)

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2007 1:49 am
by Roan's Lady

Re: Best Yes album cover

Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 9:30 pm
by topographic_drama1980
No question about it. It's both Tales and Relayer.

Re: Best Yes album cover

Posted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 6:39 pm
by thehallway
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).

Re: Best Yes album cover

Posted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 7:19 pm
by tardistraveler
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 . . . :)

Re: Best Yes album cover

Posted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:51 pm
by the greenman
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..

Re: Best Yes album cover

Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:22 pm
by Chris2210
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...