YES: “Close To The Edge” 5.1 Steven Wilson Remix In October?


There is a forum post circulating over the Internet that a Steven Wilson remix of the seminal Yes’ “Close to the Edge” album will be reissued as 5.1 remix done by Steven Wilson. The post reads:

Featuring brand-new stereo & 5.1 mixes by Steven Wilson as well as some additional bonus material and the original stereo mix in glorious high resolution, “Close to the Edge” will be released in October this year.

We cannot say with any assurance if that is true, as nothing was officially confirmed so far, but that leads us to a question of the day. What do you think of the album remixes? Is that necessary or just a pulling money out of your pockets thing? Let us know in the comments down below.

Nikola Savić is a prog enthusiast, blogger and author, in addition to being the founder of Prog Sphere, Progify, ProgLyrics and the ongoing Progstravaganza compilation series.


  1. Dominic

    June 24, 2013 at 6:57 am

    I have the album already. I’ll be getting the signed SACD as part of a tour package that I bought. If this happens, I’ll be getting it as well. I’m a sucker for these things, especially Steven Wilson surround remixes. Nothing more needs to be said! lol

  2. Ivan Franco

    June 24, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    Actually the rumor its quite true, it was posted on Steven Wilson’s oficial FB wall yesterday. im really looking forward for this new edition, hopefully it will correct some of the issues that i’ve found on the SACD version.

  3. Mark Williams

    June 30, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    Great news! … I love Yes’s music in the 70′s. It’s great that it will be on blu ray in high quality sterio and 5.1. I’ve been waiting years for this. Don’t care for the bonus tracks though. I feel it takes away from albums. Please keep them coming. P.s…Great job on The Raven Steven!…all the best Mark

  4. John

    July 26, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    These types of remixes are not money grabs the way most remasters are/have been. The 5.1 mixes if done correctly are new works of art appreciated by fans as something truly new. Now if Wilson wasn’t doing it, I wouldn’t be looking forward to it so much, based on many past disappointments in this field. Oh, to your actual question, of course it isn’t necessary. but for those of us who love surround, it seems like it is necessary for most music to be in surround!

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