The Yes Album is the third studio album from the English progressive rock band Yes, released in February 1971 on Atlantic Records. It is the first album recorded with guitarist Steve Howe, and the last with keyboardist Tony Kaye until his return in 1983. The album was written and rehearsed at a farmhouse in South Molton, Devon, then home to Langley Studios.
The Yes Album was a commercial and critical success and is the band's breakthrough album. It peaked at number 4 in the UK and number 40 in the US. It is certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for selling over one million copies.
Steve Howe appeared with the band for the first time and played a prominent role throughout. The band explored longer songs with "Yours is No Disgrace", "Starship Trooper", and "Perpetual Change", foreshadowing the many side-length tracks that followed on Close to the Edge, Tales from Topographic Oceans and Relayer.
In 1997 Classic Rock magazine placed the album at number 97 in its list of the 100 Greatest British Rock Albums Ever. In 2000 Q magazine placed the album at number 86 in its list of the 100 Greatest British Albums Ever.