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Yes – The Ladder (2020 Reissue Double-LP on 180g Vinyl)

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The Ladder is the eighteenth studio album by Yes. It was released on 20 September 1999 and is their only studio album recorded with six full time members, following the addition of keyboardist Igor Khoroshev two years prior. The album originated in 1998 when the band visited Vancouver, Canada while touring their previous album, Open Your Eyes (1997). They met producer Bruce Fairbairn, who agreed to work with them on a follow-up album which was recorded at Armoury Studios. During the final recording and mixing sessions Fairbairn died unexpectedly of a heart attack, and Yes dedicated the album to him.

The Ladder received a warm reception from critics who saw the album as a return to creative form from the band. It reached a peak of No. 36 on the UK Albums Chart and No. 99 on the US Billboard 200. Three singles were released, Homeworld (The Ladder), Lightning Strikes, and If Only You Knew.

 

Track Listing

Side One

  1. Homeworld (The Ladder)
  2. It Will Be a Good Day (The River)

Side Two

  1. Lightning Strikes
  2. Can I?
  3. Face to Face

Side Three

  1. If Only You Knew
  2. To Be Alive (Hep Yadda)
  3. Finally

Side Four

  1. The Messenger
  2. New Language
  3. Nine Voices (Longwalker)

 

Format: Vinyl / 12” Album

Label: earMUSIC Classics

Catalogue No: 0214315EMX

Barcode: 4029759143154

Release Date: 18 Sep 2020