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Talk is the fourteenth studio album by Yes, released on 21 March 1994 by Victory Music. It is band's 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 1983-1989 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).

Unlike most Yes albums, the artwork for Talk was created by pop artist Peter Max, not Roger Dean.

Released in March 1994, Talk had its warm reviews, but also its detractors. It was the first of the remaining new projects by Yes failing to reach gold status, the band not being able to successfully impart their sound to new listeners in an era consumed with grunge.

After the album's release, guitarist Billy Sherwood joined the band as a sixth member, but was relieved of his duties at the end of the tour. After the touring commitments for Talk concluded in 1995, Trevor Rabin and Tony Kaye also left the band, twelve years after teaming up with Jon Anderson, Chris Squire and Alan White.

Talk reached #20 in the UK, and #33 in the US during a chart stay of 8 weeks.

Track Listing Edit

  1. "The Calling" (6:56)
  2. "I Am Waiting" (7:25)
  3. "Real Love" (8:49)
  4. "State Of Play" (5:00)
  5. "Walls" (4:57)
  6. "Where Will You Be" (6:09)
  7. "Endless Dream: a) Silent Spring" (1:55)
  8. "Endless Dream: b) Talk" (11:55)
  9. "Endless Dream: c) Endless Dream" (1:53)

Bonus Track (2002 Re-Issue) Edit

  1. "The Calling" (Special Version) (8:08)

Musicians Edit

Yes
Members Current: Steve Howe · Alan White · Geoff Downes · Billy Sherwood · Jon Davison
Former: Chris Squire · Jon Anderson · Peter Banks · Bill Bruford · Tony Kaye · Rick Wakeman · Patrick Moraz · Trevor Horn · Trevor Rabin · Igor Khoroshev · Benoit David · Oliver Wakeman
Studio albums Yes · Time And A Word · The Yes Album · Fragile · Close To The Edge · Tales From Topographic Oceans · Relayer · Going For The One · Tormato · Drama · 90125 · Big Generator · Union · Talk · Keys To Ascension · Keys To Ascension 2 · Open Your Eyes · The Ladder · Magnification · Fly From Here · Heaven & Earth
Live albums Yessongs · Yesshows · 9012Live: The Solos · Keys To Ascension · Keys To Ascension 2 · House Of Yes: Live From House Of Blues · Symphonic Live · Live At Montreux 2003 · Union Live · In the Present – Live from Lyon · Songs from Tsongas · Like It Is: Yes at the Bristol Hippodrome · Like It Is: Yes at the Mesa Arts Center · Topographic Drama – Live Across America · Yes 50 Live · The Royal Affair Tour – Live From Las Vegas
Compilations Yesterdays · 2 Originals Of Yes · Classic Yes · Yesstory · Affirmative: The Yes Solo Family Album · Highlights: The Very Best Of Yes · Symphonic Music Of Yes · Yes Active · Tales From Yesterday · Something's Coming: The BBC Recordings 1969-1970 · Keys To Ascension Volumes 1 And 2 · Yes, Friends And Relatives · Astral Traveller · Yes, Friends And Relatives Vol. 2 · The Masterworks · The Best Of Yes · Sweet Dreams · Keystudio · Yes-Today · Roundabout: The Best Of Yes Live · The Ultimate Yes: 35th Anniversary Collection · YesFamily - Owner Of A Lonely Heart · Topography · The Solid Gold Collection · The Definitive Rock Collection · Greatest Hits Live · Roundabout & Other Hits · Introducing Yes · Wonderous Stories: The Best of Yes · Wonderous Stories: The Best of Yes (reissue)
Box sets Yesyears · In A Word: Yes (1969 - ) · The Word Is Live · Essentially Yes · Progeny: Seven Shows from Seventy-Two · High Vibration · The Studio Albums 1969–1987
Remixes Twelve Inches On Tape · Yes Remixes
Promos and Rarities Yessolos · ABWH Sampler · Eight Cuts From Yesyears · Symphonic Music Of Yes Promo CD
EPs Yours Is No Disgrace · Roundabout · Owner Of A Lonely Heart · From a Page
Singles "Sweetness" · "Looking Around" · "Time and a Word" · "Sweet Dreams" · "Your Move" · "Roundabout" · "America" · "And You and I" · "Roundabout (Live)" · "Soon" · "Wonderous Stories" · "Going for the One" · "Don't Kill the Whale" · "Release, Release" · "Into the Lens" · "Owner of a Lonely Heart" · "Leave It" · "It Can Happen" · "Rhythm of Love" · "Love Will Find a Way" · "Lift Me Up" · "Saving My Heart" · "I Would Have Waited Forever" · "Make It Easy" · "The Calling" · "Walls" · "Open Your Eyes" · "Lightning Strikes" · "We Can Fly"
Videos and DVDs Yessongs · 9012 Live · Live At Q.P.R. 1975 Vol. 1 · Live At Q.P.R. 1975 Vol. 2 · Yesyears - A Retrospective · Keys To Ascension · Musikladen Live - Yes · House Of Yes: Live From House Of Blues · Symphonic Live · Live In Philadelphia · Fragile · YesSpeak · Greatest Video Hits · EP · Yes Acoustic · The Extraordinary World Of Yes · Inside Yes: 1968-1973 · 35th Anniversary Edition: YesSpeak/Yes Acoustic · Songs From Tsongas: 35th Anniversary Concert · Live At Montreux 2003 · Classic Artists: Yes · Yesspeak Live: The Director's Cut · The Lost Broadcasts · Rock of the 70's · Union Live · In the Present – Live from Lyon · Live Hemel Hempstead Pavilion October 3rd 1971 · Like It Is: Yes at the Bristol Hippodrome · Like It Is: Yes at the Mesa Arts Center
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