Yes are an English progressive rock band that formed in London in 1968. Their music is marked by sharp dynamic contrasts; often extended song lengths; abstract lyrics; and a general showcasing of its members' instrumental prowess. Yes blends symphonic and other 'classical' structures with their own brand of musical style. Despite a great many lineup changes, occasional splits within the group and the ever-changing trends in popular music, the band has continued on for nearly forty years and still retains a following. Chris Squire, Steve Howe and Alan White of the band have announced the In The Present tour for late 2008 with vocalist Benoît David and keyboardist Oliver Wakeman.
Talk is the fourteenth studio album by progressive rock band Yes and was released in 1994. Their first release with an independent label after having been distributed the length of their career thus far with Atlantic Records and Arista Records, Talk is also notable for being the last Yes recording with Trevor Rabin and Tony Kaye.
Following the mammoth tour for Union in 1991, the eight-member mega-Yes line-up proved too unwieldy to contain, with Bill Bruford, Steve Howe and Rick Wakeman leaving the band shortly thereafter. Remaining was the 1983 - 1988 line-up of Jon Anderson, Chris Squire, Trevor Rabin, Tony Kaye and Alan White.
With Rabin taking the lead - even producing the project himself, he attempted to re-introduce Yes to the 1990s with a lean, guitar-oriented sound. In taking such a strong role, he ensured he had a hand in writing every song, even overdubbing some of Chris Squire's bass parts (to Squire's minor annoyance).
Released in March 1994, Talk had its warm reviews, but also its detractors. It was the first of the remaining new projects by Yes to fail to reach gold status, the band not being able to successfully impart their sound to new listeners in an era consumed with grunge.
Pop artist Peter Max created the artwork for Talk.
After the album's release, guitarist Billy Sherwood toured with the band. Trevor Rabin and Tony Kaye left the band in 1995, twelve years after teaming up with Jon Anderson, Chris Squire and Alan White. Sherwood would become an official member of Yes in 1997 after Rick Wakeman had re-joined and departed the band in the interim. [/quote]
1. "The Calling" – 6:56
2. "I Am Waiting" (Jon Anderson/Trevor Rabin) – 7:25
3. "Real Love" – 8:49
4. "State of Play" (Jon Anderson/Trevor Rabin) – 5:00
5. "Walls" (Jon Anderson/Trevor Rabin/Roger Hodgson) – 4:57
6. "Where Will You Be" – 6:09
7. " Endless Dream: I. Silent Spring" (Jon Anderson/Trevor Rabin) - 1:55
8. " Endless Dream: II. Talk" (Jon Anderson/Trevor Rabin) - 11:55
9. " Endless Dream: III. Endless Dream" (Jon Anderson/Trevor Rabin) - 1:53