Steve Tibbtz*Yr

Label:Frammis – 1522-25
Vinyl, LP, Album
Genre:Jazz, Rock
Style:Experimental, Psychedelic Rock, Avantgarde, Fusion


A2Here Come The Sphexes3:41
A3Ten Years7:45
A4One Day3:59
B1Three Primates5:02
B2You And It7:18
B3The Alien Lounge3:36
B410 Yr. Dance3:16

Companies, etc.



1st private pressing with cover drawing having a white sky plus artist name at top left and album title at bottom right.

Includes a signed black and white artistic photo of Steve and marked limited # out of 2500 with pencil.

Recorded at Atma-Sphere and Oxit Roxon, St. Paul

Without Whom: Kevin Bitz, Daron Applequist, Ralph Karsten, AVC, NLT.

"-use yr headphones-"

The album also features a jokingly listed credit of "Backward" being played by a "Stebbit".

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A runout etched, except Wakefield symbol stamped): [Wakefield Symbol] 36714 1522-25-1 AL
  • Matrix / Runout (B runout etched, except Wakefield symbol stamped): [Wakefield Symbol] 36714 1522-25-2 AL

Other Versions (5 of 13)

View All
Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Recently Edited
Yr (LP, Album, Repress)Frammis1522-25US1980
Recently Edited
Yr (LP, Album, Reissue)ECM Records, ECM RecordsECM 1355, 835 245-1US1988
Yr (LP, Album, Reissue)ECM Records, ECM RecordsECM 1355, 835 245-1Germany1988
Recently Edited
Yr (CD, Album, Reissue, Stereo)ECM Records, ECM RecordsECM 1355, 835 245-2Germany1988
New Submission
Yr (Cassette, Album, Stereo)ECM Records835 245-4Canada1988



  • Expansive09's avatar
    A continuum of subtle to not so subtle guitar virtuosity Tibbetts began on his debut tho the synthesizers aren't as present on this release. Marc usual brings a brilliant layer of worldly percussive dynamics whose pulse moves this album into all sort of unexpected terrains. I wish ECM would have kept the original LP artwork which I think was much more personal(mystical?)but I surmise for label aesthetics ECM wanted to keep that colorful organic theme throughout their catalog.
    • athanases's avatar
      Per Steve Tibbetts the black 'night sky' cover with no name or title was the first pressing, the white 'day sky' cover with name and title is the corrected second pressing.
      • Expansive09's avatar
        Edited 3 years ago
        A genius in his own right drawing at least in his first two albums from the wells of prog-rock, African-esque rhythms and avant stylings. He is a fearless musician playing loud and dissonant on an edge of acceptable listening and then doing a complete turn around to a softer melodic terrain all in a single track.
        His music is totally instrumental and extremely dynamic from subtle detuned nuanced acoustic plucking to full of head banging Les Paul distortion accompanied by tight percussion(and at times kit drumming) by Marc.
        His track titles exemplify his interest or should I say disinterest in following atypical music form or structures yet the music comes across composed. I especially enjoy the crafty use of kalimba to add softer substructural dynamics to the music as well as the hidden in the mix use of.....wait.....mellotron!
        Yr and Safe Journey are two classics in his catalog but as I am biased he has never released a stale or un-listenable album to date. I just wish he was more prolific!


        For sale on Discogs

        Sell a copy

        4 copies from $35.00


        • Have:236
        • Want:590
        • Avg Rating:4.86 / 5
        • Ratings:29


        Videos (3)