Yess

Yess

Profile:
Tape label from Bandung Indonesia. Active from late 70s to late 80's.
The name and design of the J-cards was inspired by the group Yes.

until 1988,
Yess’ cassettes (and so as others) were never considered as pirated products
Yess paid tax to Indonesian government
There was a legal tax label attached to each cassette covers, the label was issued by ASIRI (the Indonesian Association of Recording Industry)
State did not adjudge this act of copying foreign vinyl records as piracy
In this sense, both Yess and its consumers did not commit any act of piracy
At the time, everything was pirated – nothing was official.

history :
From 1975 to 1988, in the city of Bandung, Indonesia, the output of a record label called Yess Records was responsible for inspiring a generation of Indonesian listeners to pursue a musical life with progressive rock at the center. However, calling Yess a “label” doesn’t necessarily compute with its day-to-day operations: Their output was composed almost entirely of bootlegs, created by recording existing releases onto a C-60 or C-90 Maxell cassette.

For the three owners – A Fung, Ian Arliandy and Ihok, about whom little is known – audio quality was a high priority, even if following international copyright law was not. But with a total of 731 releases over Yess’s lifespan, the cassette brokers played an essential role in introducing its local customers to truly weird music – Marillion, Pendragon, Tangerine Dream, King Crimson and, of course, their namesake Yes among them – with the bluish-green covers of their cassettes still sitting on the shelves of unassuming record shops or nostalgic collectors throughout Indonesia.

Initially founded between 1972 and 1973 by A Fung under the name Diamond Records, it wasn’t long before Ian Arliandy was invited in as a curator. While A Fung primarily managed the re-recording process and Ihok took care of the store’s day-to-day business, Arliandy tended to a specific curatorial vision: “I really want to make [Yess] all about progressive music. My mission was to spread this kind of music. The more unintelligible progressive music gets, the better,” he once said.

Generally, the musical interests of Indonesians throughout the 1970s didn’t really expand beyond classic rock – the Led Zeppelins and Deep Purples of Western pop culture – or dangdut, the popular rhythmic music influenced by Arabic and Malay structures. Due to tight regulations under the authoritarian government, television was nothing more than a channel of propaganda and print publications needed a specific permit and, as a result, music didn’t travel fast. For Yess, the word “alternative” was commonly tossed around: their brand of prog and avant-garde music was the alternative to pop, just as cassettes were the alternative to rare and expensive records.

Yess were more than just purveyors of prog, though, and its restless work re-recording choice imports from the US, UK, Netherlands, Singapore and beyond became less constrained by genre as their output increased.
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
001 Fragile  album cover Yes Fragile(Cass, Comp, Unofficial) Yess 001 Indonesia Unknown Sell This Version
002 Journey To The Centre Of The Earth  album cover Rick Wakeman Journey To The Centre Of The Earth(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Yess 002 Indonesia Unknown Sell This Version
004 Ummagumma  album cover Pink Floyd Ummagumma(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Yess 004 Indonesia Unknown Sell This Version
017 The Yes Album  album cover Yes The Yes Album(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Yess 017 Indonesia Unknown Sell This Version
018 Close To The Edge  album cover Yes Close To The Edge(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Yess 018 Indonesia 1972 Sell This Version
019 Tales From Topographic Oceans  album cover Yes Tales From Topographic Oceans(Cass, Comp, Unofficial, Blu) Yess 019 Indonesia Unknown Sell This Version
019 Tales From Topographic Oceans  album cover Yes Tales From Topographic Oceans(Cass, Comp, Unofficial, Red) Yess 019 Indonesia Unknown Sell This Version
021 Yessongs II  album cover Yes Yessongs II(Cass, Comp, Unofficial) Yess 021 Indonesia Unknown Sell This Version
065 Best : Led Zeppelin  album cover Led Zeppelin Best : Led Zeppelin(Cass, Comp, Unofficial) Yess 065 Indonesia Unknown Sell This Version
073 Heavy Top Rock 2  album cover Various Heavy Top Rock 2(Cass, Comp, Unofficial) Yess 073 Indonesia Unknown Sell This Version
074 Heavy Slow 2  album cover Various Heavy Slow 2(Cass, Comp, Unofficial) Yess 074 Indonesia Unknown Sell This Version
083 Live  album cover Uriah Heep Live(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Yess 083 Indonesia Unknown Sell This Version
084 *Recorded Live*  album cover Grand Funk Railroad *Recorded Live*(Cass, Comp, Unofficial) Yess 084 Indonesia Unknown Sell This Version
088 Stand Up  album cover Jethro Tull Stand Up(Cass, Unofficial) Yess, Yess 088 Indonesia Unknown Sell This Version
096 Heavy Slow Vol. 3  album cover Various Heavy Slow Vol. 3(Cass, Comp, Unofficial) Yess 096 Indonesia Unknown Sell This Version
098 Too Old To Rock & Roll Too Young To Die  album cover Jethro Tull Too Old To Rock & Roll Too Young To Die(Cass, Unofficial) Yess 098 Indonesia Unknown Sell This Version
115 The Greatest Hits of Eric Burdon  album cover Eric Burdon And The Animals* The Greatest Hits of Eric Burdon(Cass, Comp, Unofficial) Yess 115 Indonesia Unknown Sell This Version
127 Sarabande  album cover Jon Lord Sarabande(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Yess 127 Indonesia 1976 Sell This Version
132 I Heard That!!  album cover Quincy Jones I Heard That!!(Cass, Comp, Unofficial) Yess 132 Indonesia 1976 Sell This Version
133 Wish You Were Here  album cover Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Yess 133 Indonesia 1978 Sell This Version
136 Peter Gabriel & The London Symphony Orchestra  album cover Peter Gabriel Peter Gabriel & The London Symphony Orchestra(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Yess 136 Indonesia Unknown Sell This Version
152 Welcome Back My Friends To The Show That Never Ends ~ Ladies And Gentlemen  album cover Emerson, Lake & Palmer Welcome Back My Friends To The Show That Never Ends ~ Ladies And Gentlemen(3xCass, Album, Unofficial) Yess 152 Indonesia Unknown Sell This Version
158 Songs From The Wood  album cover Jethro Tull Songs From The Wood(Cass, Unofficial) Yess 158 Indonesia Unknown Sell This Version
163 Frampton Comes Alive!  album cover Peter Frampton Frampton Comes Alive!(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Yess 163 Indonesia Unknown Sell This Version
169 Romantic Warrior  album cover Return To Forever Romantic Warrior(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Yess 169 Indonesia 1976 Sell This Version
170 All The World's A Stage  album cover Rush All The World's A Stage(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Yess 170 Indonesia 1976 Sell This Version
183 Live (With The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra)  album cover Procol Harum Live (With The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra) (Album) 183 Indonesia Unknown Sell This Version
191 Works Volume 2  album cover Emerson, Lake & Palmer Works Volume 2(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Yess 191 Indonesia 1977 Sell This Version
205 A Farewell To Kings  album cover Rush A Farewell To Kings(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Yess 205 Indonesia Unknown Sell This Version
212 Tubular Bells  album cover Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells(Cass, Unofficial) Yess 212 Indonesia Unknown Sell This Version
214 Ommadawn  album cover Mike Oldfield Ommadawn(Cass, Comp, Unofficial) Yess 214 Indonesia Unknown Sell This Version
218 Stained Class  album cover Judas Priest Stained Class(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Yess 218 Indonesia 1978 Sell This Version
220 Casino  album cover Al Di Meola Casino(Cass) Yess 220 Indonesia Unknown Sell This Version
222 Peter Gabriel  album cover Peter Gabriel Peter Gabriel(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Yess 222 Indonesia 1978 Sell This Version
225 U.K.  album cover U.K.* U.K.(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Yess 225 Indonesia 1978 Sell This Version
226 Heavy Slow 8  album cover Various Heavy Slow 8(Cass, Comp, Unofficial) Yess 226 Indonesia Unknown Sell This Version
236 Memory Heavy Hits 4  album cover Various Memory Heavy Hits 4(Cass, Comp, Unofficial) Yess 236 Indonesia Unknown Sell This Version
241 Love Beach  album cover Emerson, Lake & Palmer Love Beach(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Yess 241 Indonesia Unknown Sell This Version
243 In Collaboration With The Gods  album cover Michael Quatro In Collaboration With The Gods(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Yess 243 Indonesia Unknown Sell This Version
243 In Collaboration With The Gods  album cover Micheal Quatro* In Collaboration With The Gods(Cass, Comp, Unofficial) Yess 243 Indonesia Unknown Sell This Version
244 Tales Of Mystery And Imagination - Edgar Allan Poe  album cover The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination - Edgar Allan Poe(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Yess 244 Indonesia 1976 Sell This Version
246 Force Majeure  album cover Tangerine Dream Force Majeure(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Yess 246 Indonesia 1979 Sell This Version
255 One Of A Kind  album cover Bruford One Of A Kind(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Yess 255 Indonesia 1979 Sell This Version
262 Hemispheres  album cover Rush Hemispheres(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Yess 262 Indonesia Unknown Sell This Version
263 Trans Harmonic Nights  album cover Peter Baumann Trans Harmonic Nights(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Yess 263 Indonesia 1979 Sell This Version
270 Live  album cover Stanley Clarke Live(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Yess 270 Indonesia Unknown Sell This Version
277 The Wall  album cover Pink Floyd The Wall(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Yess 277 Indonesia Unknown Sell This Version
286 Encore  album cover Brian Auger & Julie Tippetts Brian Auger & Julie Tippetts - Encore(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Yess 286 Indonesia 1978 Sell This Version
292 Unleashed In The East (Live In Japan)  album cover Judas Priest Unleashed In The East (Live In Japan)(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Yess 292 Indonesia 1979 Sell This Version
294 The Steve Howe Album  album cover Steve Howe The Steve Howe Album(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Yess 294 Indonesia 1979 Sell This Version
298 Duke  album cover Genesis Duke(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Yess 298 Indonesia 1980 Sell This Version
301 Tarot Suite  album cover Mike Batt And Friends With The London Symphony Orchestra Mike Batt And Friends With The London Symphony Orchestra - Tarot Suite(Cass, Comp, Unofficial) Yess 301 Indonesia Unknown Sell This Version
310 Time Is The Key  album cover Pierre Moerlen's Gong Time Is The Key(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Yess 310 Indonesia 1979 Sell This Version
316 Ready An' Willing  album cover Whitesnake Ready An' Willing(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Yess 316 Indonesia 1980 Sell This Version
332 Cum Laude  album cover Rick van Der Linden, Rein van den Broek Rick van Der Linden, Rein van den Broek - Cum Laude(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Yess 332 Indonesia 1980 Sell This Version
338 Nightwalker  album cover Gino Vannelli Nightwalker(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Yess 338 Indonesia 1981 Sell This Version
339 The Clarke / Duke Project  album cover Stanley Clarke / George Duke* The Clarke / Duke Project(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Yess 339 Indonesia 1981 Sell This Version
340 Chariots Of Fire  album cover Vangelis Chariots Of Fire(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Yess 340 Indonesia Unknown Sell This Version
342 Thief  album cover Tangerine Dream Thief(Cass, Album) Yess 342 Indonesia Unknown Sell This Version
345 Concerts For The People Of Kampuchea  album cover Various Concerts For The People Of Kampuchea(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Yess 345 Indonesia 1981 Sell This Version
348 Nighthawks (Original Soundtrack)  album cover Keith Emerson Nighthawks (Original Soundtrack)(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Yess 348 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
350 1984  album cover Rick Wakeman 1984(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Yess 350 Indonesia 1981 Sell This Version
355 BGM  album cover YMO* BGM(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Yess 355 Indonesia 1981 Sell This Version
360 Walking Into Mirrors  album cover Johnny Warman Walking Into Mirrors(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Yess 360 Indonesia 1981 Sell This Version
361 Dance Macabre  album cover Ekseption Dance Macabre(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Yess 361 Indonesia 1981 Sell This Version
367 Greg Lake  album cover Greg Lake Greg Lake(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Yess 367 Indonesia 1981 Sell This Version
373 The Burning (The Original Soundtrack Music From The Film)  album cover Rick Wakeman The Burning (The Original Soundtrack Music From The Film) (Album) 373 Indonesia 1981 Sell This Version
378 Rage In Eden and Vienna  album cover Ultravox Rage In Eden and Vienna(Cass, Comp) Yess 378 Indonesia Unknown Sell This Version
383 Tilt  album cover Cozy Powell Tilt(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Yess 383 Indonesia 1981 Sell This Version
388 Classic Rock, Rock Classics  album cover The London Symphony Orchestra And The Royal Choral Society The London Symphony Orchestra And The Royal Choral Society - Classic Rock, Rock Classics(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Yess 388 Indonesia 1981 Sell This Version
390 The Secret Policeman's Concert  album cover Various The Secret Policeman's Concert(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Yess 390 Indonesia 1982 Sell This Version
391 Coexistence  album cover Patrick Moraz & Syrinx (7) Patrick Moraz & Syrinx (7) - Coexistence(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Yess 391 Indonesia 1980 Sell This Version
398 Animation  album cover Jon Anderson Animation(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Yess 398 Indonesia 1982 Sell This Version
399 Live And Studios  album cover Genesis Live And Studios(Cass, Album, Unofficial, Liv) Yess 399 Indonesia Unknown Sell This Version
411 Death Wish II (The Original Soundtrack)  album cover Jimmy Page Death Wish II (The Original Soundtrack)(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Yess 411 Indonesia 1982 Sell This Version
414 In Transit  album cover Saga (3) In Transit(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Yess 414 Indonesia 1982 Sell This Version
417 4 (Security)  album cover Peter Gabriel 4 (Security)(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Yess 417 Indonesia Unknown Sell This Version
418 Signals  album cover Rush Signals(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Yess 418 Indonesia 1982 Sell This Version
426 Hello, I Must Be Going!  album cover Phil Collins Hello, I Must Be Going!(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Yess 426 Indonesia 1982 Sell This Version
433 Made In Canada  album cover Saga (3) Made In Canada(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Yess 433 Indonesia Unknown Sell This Version
435 Caverna Magica - (...Under The Tree - In The Cave...)  album cover Andreas Vollenweider Caverna Magica - (...Under The Tree - In The Cave...)(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Yess 435 Indonesia 1982 Sell This Version
436 Rock-Trio  album cover Various Rock-Trio(Cass, Comp, Unofficial) Yess 436 Indonesia Unknown Sell This Version
441 The Jupiter Menace (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)  album cover Synergy (3), Larry Fast Synergy (3), Larry Fast - The Jupiter Menace (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Yess 441 Indonesia 1982 Sell This Version
450 G'olé! - The Official Film Of The 1982 World Cup - The Original Film Soundtrack  album cover Rick Wakeman G'olé! - The Official Film Of The 1982 World Cup - The Original Film Soundtrack(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Yess 450 Indonesia 1983 Sell This Version
451 Script For A Jester's Tear  album cover Marillion Script For A Jester's Tear(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Yess 451 Indonesia 1983 Sell This Version
453 Crises  album cover Mike Oldfield Crises(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Yess 453 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
454 Octopuss  album cover Cozy Powell Octopuss(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Yess 454 Indonesia 1983 Sell This Version
465 Play The Best Of The Alan Parsons Project  album cover Andrew Powell And The Philharmonia Orchestra* Andrew Powell And The Philharmonia Orchestra* - Play The Best Of The Alan Parsons Project(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Yess 465 Indonesia Unknown Sell This Version
466 Antarctica (Music From Koreyoshi Kurahara's Film) = 南極物語  album cover Vangelis Antarctica (Music From Koreyoshi Kurahara's Film) = 南極物語(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Yess 466 Indonesia Unknown Sell This Version
467 Manoeuvres  album cover Greg Lake Manoeuvres(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Yess 467 Indonesia 1983 Sell This Version
469 Silk Road IV - Ten Jiku  album cover Kitaro Silk Road IV - Ten Jiku(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Yess 469 Indonesia 1983 Sell This Version
470 Heads Or Tales  album cover Saga (3) Heads Or Tales(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Yess 470 Indonesia 1983 Sell This Version
494 Fresh Aire V  album cover Mannheim Steamroller With London Symphony* & Cambridge Singers* Mannheim Steamroller With London Symphony* & Cambridge Singers* - Fresh Aire V(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Yess 494 Indonesia Unknown Sell This Version
497 Silver Cloud  album cover Kitaro Silver Cloud(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Yess 497 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
503 Caught In The Act Live  album cover Styx Caught In The Act Live(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Yess 503 Indonesia 1984 Sell This Version
511 Banded Together  album cover Lee Ritenour Banded Together(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Yess 511 Indonesia 1984 Sell This Version
519 Heart Of The Universe  album cover Ton Scherpenzeel Heart Of The Universe(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Yess 519 Indonesia 1984 Sell This Version
521 Soil Festivities  album cover Vangelis Soil Festivities(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Yess 521 Indonesia 1984 Sell This Version
528 Black Cars  album cover Gino Vannelli Black Cars(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Yess 528 Indonesia 1984 Sell This Version
531 Pressure Points  album cover Camel Pressure Points(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Yess 531 Indonesia 1984 Sell This Version