Monday, February 11, 2019

"The Extraordinary World Of Yes" by Alan Farley is the book that celebrates the stunning achievements of Yes as one of the greatest bands in the history of rock and places some important sign posts along the road towards a better understanding of the mastery behind its amazing music. The central theme in "The Extraordinary World Of Yes" is to address the implicit questions: What makes Yes so outstanding and what is it that is truly significant about the band and its music?

These questions and many more are answered in "The Extraordinary World Of Yes", backed up with quotes from the members of Yes themselves in an unfolding sequence focusing on the exceptional Yes musicians, the fascinating Yes history, the remarkable Yes music and the brilliant Yes concerts.

REVIEW OF "THE EXTRAORDINARY WORLD OF YES": "Unlike other works relating to Yes, this excellent text chooses not to follow the familiar chronological route of the band's thirty-five year career, but is astutely divided into four main sections...This book will provide both an interesting treat for Yes afficionados and an excellent introduction for those new to the band." (Dave Winstanley, Classic Rock Society Magazine, Issue 146)

A 254 page book published in two formats:
- Paperback 6x9 
- Adobe e-Book
Available from publisher iUniverse and online retailers such as Amazon and the Book Depository. 

LATEST NEWS: Updates for "THE EXTRAORDINARY WORLD OF YES" book are now freely available online - click on 'YES UPDATES' below to download the latest news in the world of Yes in text and photos. 


CLASSIC YES: With the induction of Yes into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2017, here is a timely reminder of the famous classic Yes lineup (Jon Anderson, Chris Squire, Steve Howe, Rick Wakeman & Alan White) starting with a sequence of photos from the band’s 2004 American tour that featured a stage set designed by artist Roger Dean. (photos by Alan Farley; click to enlarge)

Classic YES at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville CT, USA 2004
Classic YES at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville 2004
Classic YES at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville 2004
Classic YES at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville 2004

Classic YES at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville 2004

(R to L) Jon Anderson, Rick Wakeman, Steve Howe & Chris Squire at a signing session in Boston MA, USA in 2004 

(L to R) Steve Howe, Jon Anderson, Chris Squire, Rick Wakeman & Alan White in Melbourne, Australia 2003

YES keyboardist Rick Wakeman (R) and artist Roger Dean at the Gig Gallery in Sydney, Australia 2003 
YES bass guitarist Chris Squire in Sydney, Australia 2003

YES vocalist Jon Anderson performing solo in Newcastle, Australia 2013

YES guitarist Steve Howe (L) with Geoff Downes in Sydney, Australia 2014
YES drummer Alan White in Sydney, Australia 2014
Alan White (R) with author Alan Farley in Nashville TN, USA during the YES Masterworks tour in 2000 (photo by Robby Steinhardt of the band Kansas)