No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed (Remastered L - Yes, Havens, Richie
Then [Remastered LP Version]
Everydays [Remastered LP Version] - Yes, Stills, Stephen
Sweet Dreams [Remastered LP Version]
The Prophet [Remastered LP Version]
Clear Days [Remastered LP Version]
Astral Traveller [Remastered LP Version]
Time and a Word [Remastered LP Version]
Dear Father [Remastered LP Version] [*]
No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed (Remastered O [Original - Yes, Havens, Richie
Sweet Dreams [Remastered Original Mix] [*]
The Prophet [Remastered Single Version] [Single Mix][*]
2003 remastered reissue of 1970 album includes four bonus tracks, 'Dear Father', 'No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed' (Original Mix), 'Sweet Dreams' (Original Mix), & 'The Prophet' (Single Version). Elektra/R... more »hino.« less
2003 remastered reissue of 1970 album includes four bonus tracks, 'Dear Father', 'No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed' (Original Mix), 'Sweet Dreams' (Original Mix), & 'The Prophet' (Single Version). Elektra/Rhino.
An Excellent Progressive Rock Album Made Even Better!
highway_star | Hallandale, Florida United States | 05/23/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
""Time And A Word" (released in 1970) was The Yes' second album and in my opinion was a better album then their debut. It clearly shows the group experimenting with different sounds. Just listen to "No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed" and "Clear Days" which utilize an orchestra. There are some great songs on this cd beginning with the above mentioned song "No Opportunity Needed...", "Then", "Sweet Dreams", and "Astral Traveller". Granted this album isn't as great as "Fragile" or "Close To The Edge", but then again they didn't have Steve Howe or Rick Wakeman. Interestingly, Howe appears on the cover of the U.S. release of "Time And A Word" but doesn't play on it. It wasn't until the next album "The Yes Album" (released in 1971) , that Howe replaced Peter Banks as guitarist. And Tony Kaye was later replaced by keyboard wizard extroardinaire, Wakeman. There are four bonus tracks included in this newly remastered cd. 1) Dear Father, 2) No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed (Original Mix), 3) Sweet Dreams (Original Mix), 4) The Prophet (Single Version), all of which are a nice addition to the regular album song listing. The sound quality of this cd is much better than the previous Joe Gastwirt remasters which had no punch. This version has more bottom end, increased midrange and pumped up output level. There's also an eight page booklet included that has some colorful pictures of the group and lyrics to the songs. This is a must for all Yes fans or those who enjoy listening to seventies progressive rock such as Emerson, Lake & palmer, King Crimson, or Genesis."
Yes And A Word
Alan Caylow | USA | 06/17/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The 2nd Yes album, 1970's "Time And A Word," saw the band add some orchestral arrangements to some of their songs. Some fans were turned off by it, and even Yes themselves now say they don't think the orchestral touches on the album worked completely (and the band would not take on orchestral accompanyment again until 2001's "Magnification"). Personally, I'm not bothered one bit by the orchestral flourishes. They don't *bury* the band, for heaven's sake, and I think they enhance the songs that they're used on very well. Yes themselves are still the main attraction throughout "Time And A Word," and the album is excellent. It features several of my personal favorite Yes songs, such as the amazing cover of Richie Havens' "No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed," the captivating sounds of "Then," the perfect pop-rock of "Sweet Dreams," the supremely powerful rock of "Astral Traveller" (with a killer guitar riff from Peter Banks), and the great beauty of the closing title track. The band are in top form on "Time And A Word," as they also say goodbye to guitarist Banks, who would be replaced by longtime guitarist Steve Howe shortly after the album's release (SO shortly, in fact, that the original US album cover features a group photo with Howe, even though Banks is the guitarist on the album!). I've always loved "Time And A Word." It's a very strong Yes album, and I highly recommend it."
Very solid 2nd album
plsbuckeye | Vineland, NJ United States | 02/20/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I always considered this to be one of Yes's most underrated efforts. The title track is a great song that is still on the band's playlist at concerts. The upbeat "Sweet Dreams" is my personal favorite. "The Prophet", "Then" and "Astral Traveller" are also excellent tracks. The new Rhino release with extra tracks is noteworthy for the bonus track "Dear Father" (formerly only available on the "Yesterdays" compilation) and the original UK only cover. This was the last album with Peter Banks, who was of course replaced by the great Steve Howe."
Marcus Tullius Wardo | 02/24/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Yes hit their stride with the album that would follow "Time and a Word," and I suspect I'm not alone in that this album did not find its way onto my turntable, or today into my CD player, as much as "The Yes Album" and those that followed. However, if you like Yes, this their second offering is worth having. Without Steve Howe, this band had not quite attained excellence, but there are fine songs here. "Then" sounds the most like a classic Yes song and features some excellent bass playing by Chris Squire. "Astral Traveller" and "Time and a Word" are nice songs. None of the songs drag, they are fine efforts, they just don't attain the greatness of the following albums.
The Rhino re-release is excellent. As usual, the Rhino liner notes and improved sound quality make it worthwhile rebuying this album. I recommend this CD for prog rock fans. "
Bourbeau | Ann Arbor, MI United States | 03/02/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Yes is joined by an orchestra for their second album, the last for guitarist Peter Banks. The material is a continuation of the style defined by their debut with lots of great gems that typify the trends of the late sixties: cosmic lyrics, jazzy chords, lush harmonies, and a hot rhythm section. "Astral Traveller" is a great cut that could easily be at home on Stereolab's "Emperor Tomato Ketchup" cd. "Dear Father" (like "Survival" from the first LP) shows how Anderson can skillfully write a song that passes through epic chord and key changes, taking the listener on what feels like a long and pleasant voyage (something the band would expand upon once they worked their way into the Wakeman years). I'm very fond of the first two Yes records. They may not be as individualistic as albums like "Fragile" or "Close To The Edge," but they do a great job of summarizing some of the more interesting (and sometimes contradictory) trends of the late sixties with a gracefulness and logic that only a prog rock band could engineer."