Title: Yes Active
Label: Victory/Compton's New Media
Yes Active: This nice CD-ROM contains the entire of Yes' Talk album playable on your computer (only "State Of Play" and "Where Will You Be" play on audio CD). On your computer, after listening to the familiar music or Jon Anderson's voice (that announces in an amused tone, "Helloooo... CD-ROM"), you can listen to the songs, each with complete lyrics and video commentary from Anderson or Rabin; watch the band perform on two songs; and hear two rehearsals.
Another feature is the Music Workshop, where you hear the band members talk about their music and instruments. In addition, clicking on a band member, you will be able to play a snippet from their instrument with your mouse (except, of course, for Anderson's microphone, but why not his other devices?). For instance, after Tony Kaye's explanations you can play the keyboard and hear the horn blast from "Owner Of A Lonely Heart".
There's also a History section, with a short biography of the band. It seems to have a well done discography until you discover that, for some reason, the list starts with Tales From Topographic Oceans!
Track Listing Edit
Multimedia Content Edit
- The Calling
- I Am Waiting
- Real Love
- State Of Play
- Where Will You Be
- Endless Dream: c) Endless Dream
Bonus Tracks Edit
- Walls (Instrumental)
- Where Will You Be (Instrumental)
- State Of Play (Demo)
- Endless Dream (Demo)
- Endless Dream: a) Silent Spring
- Endless Dream: b) Talk