Yes to Reissue ‘Close to the Edge’ With Extras
A reissue of one of Yes' most popular albums of the '70s will include instrumental versions of well-known songs, new artwork, rare photos and remastered stereo mixes.
The classic 'Close to the Edge' is getting the reboot on Oct. 29, courtesy of Panegyric Records and Porcupine Tree's Steven Wilson.
According to the band's website, 'Close to the Edge' -- which was originally released in 1972 -- will be the first in a new series of expanded Yes albums to get this treatment. The project will be available in a number of different formats, each with a particular setup.
The specifics of each release can be found at YesWorld.com, but there will be a CD/DVD-audio version and a CD/Blu-Ray-audio edition. All will include the new 5.1 surround mix and high-resolution stereo mixes, as well as a new mix of 'America.'
There are several bonus audio features on the DVD and Blu-Ray versions, and the Blu-Ray version will include three "vinyl needle-drop transfer" songs. And Roger Dean, the original artist behind the album's famous artwork, will provide updated art for the reissue. There's no word yet on future reissues in the series.