The highlight of
last week's buying jaunt down to deepest Sussex was a wonderful array of
paperwork relating to prog-rockers 'Yes'. This original Atlantic Records press
pack is vintage 1970, sent out by their first manager Roy Flynn, prior to his
sacking later that same year. Their eponymous debut released in July 1969 gained rave
reviews, many of which are compiled & reproduced within this press pack,
along with positive comments about their early live performances, notably at the Van
Dike Club (where they were only the second band to receive a standing ovation)
and at the Ninth National Jazz & Blues Festival at Plumpton Race Course.
Complimenting the 6 pages of paper treasure is a 10-inch by 8-inch period
publicity photo of the original line-up, plus half a dozen of Roy Flynn's
'Yes' business cards. The piece-de-resistance comes in the form of an original
1969 promotional pop-art poster, in the style of their British debut album
artwork. A genuine original which retains its vibrant colour and continues
to dazzle some 40-odd years later. Classic Yes.