Yes sell back catalogue to Warners

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Prog legends Yes have become the latest iconic 70s group to sell their back catalogue.

Variety is reporting that the band have sold the recorded-music rights and income streams from their Atlantic Records catalogue to the Warner Music Group, who have also recently secured high-profile catalogue deals with David Bowie’s estate and Madonna.

“The entire Yes family came together and worked enthusiastically with Warner Music Group to secure this historic deal, ensuring that these iconic recordings will continue to be curated in the optimum manner to delight their fans across more than five decades, while also finding and developing new audiences for this timeless music,” the band said in a statement.

Warner’s president of global catalogue, Kevin Gore added; “My introduction to Yes came while working at a record store in Ohio in 1983. I’ve been a fan ever since and we’re absolutely thrilled and deeply honoured that the strong relationship between Yes and Warner Music will continue forever.”

The deal includes every Yes studio album from 1969’s self-titled debut through to 1987’s Big Generator, the live releases Yessongs, Yesshows, 9012Live: The Solos, The Word Is Live, Progeny: Seven Shows from Seventy-Two, Topographic Drama: Live Across America and Yes 50 Live, and the compilations Classic Yes, Yesyears, Yesstory, Highlights: The Very Best of Yes, In A Word: Yes (1969-), Yes Remixes, The Ultimate Yes: 35th Anniversary Collection, High Vibration and The Steven Wilson Remixes.

Last September Genesis announced that they had sold a portion of their music rights to Concord, including publishing copyrights and streaming income from their post-1978 output, and solo albums by Tony BanksPhil Collins, and Mike Rutherford, for a reported £270 million. Pink Floyd are also believed to be ion negotiations ove their catalogue.

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  • Yes - Yessongs - Mexican - 3-LP vinyl set - £50.00, $61.50, €58.00 (New Item) (arrived 22-Apr-2024 16:38)
    on April 23, 2024 at 11:13 am

    YES Yessongs (Scarce 1976 Mexican red Atlantic label 15-track triple LP, housed in a unique wraparound sleeve variant with Roger Dean sheet artwork stapled within a protective clear PVC sleeve. The shows light foxing with just a little cornercreasing & the PVC has inevitable light wear. All three vinyl discs are in excellent condition, with just a little faint cosmetic wear to show for their origins - remarkable condition for a seventies pressing from this part of the world! SD3-100)

  • Yes - Close To The Edge - 5th - Complete - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.45, €17.40 (New Item) (arrived 03-Apr-2024 15:29)
    on April 23, 2024 at 11:13 am

    YES Close To The Edge (Late 70s UK fifth issue of the classic 1972 3-track LP, on the green & orange Atlantic label with perimeter text starting above the half way line & ending with the 'W' logo. Comes housed in a smooth gatefold picture sleeve with a green lyric inner. The sleeve is Excellent with a few light scuffs or ring wear & the vinyl is clean & in Excellent condition with just light cosmetic marks from play K50012) #Top 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time

  • Yes - Relayer - 2nd - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $24.60, €23.20 (New Item) (arrived 25-Mar-2024 10:18)
    on April 23, 2024 at 11:13 am

    YES Relayer (1974 UK 3-track LP with picture labels, known for being influenced by Patrick Moraz who took over for this album whilst Rick Wakeman temporarily departed the band. Moraz's more eclectic, percussive style of playing marked a uniquesounding Yes album including the mammoth masterpiece 'The Gates Of Delerium', with thick card lyric inner & matte gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve is Excellent with minor shelf wear, the vinyl is in Excellent condition with the odd faint hairline not affecting play K50096)

  • Yes - Yesshows 1980 + Stub - UK - tour programme - £25.00, $30.75, €29.00 (New Item) (arrived 26-Mar-2024 13:08)
    on April 23, 2024 at 11:13 am

    YES Yesshows (Official 1980 UK 24 page tour programme includes tour dates & venues for the US & UK tour, band biography, lyrics to Run Through The Light, Into The Lens & Tempus Fugit along with an advert for the Drama album. This copy has somelight wear to the cover but the pages inside are excellent, and includes a ticket stub for one of the shows from the tour. Please note that the ticket stub shown might be different than the one you receive)

  • Yes - Big Generator - Stickered Sleeve - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.45, €17.40 (New Item) (arrived 26-Mar-2024 16:19)
    on April 23, 2024 at 11:13 am

    YES Big Generator (1987 UK Atco 8-track vinyl LP, including Love Will Find A Way, Rhythm Of Love & Shoot High Aim Low, stickered picture sleeve with lyric inner. The sleeve shows a small residual sticker mark and minor general wear, whilst thevinyl shows only light signs of play WX70)

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