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Symphonic Prog

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genbanks
4 stars Once Rick Wakeman said "90125 was an extremely important album, it saved the band" and "If that album had stiffed, there's a fair chance there wouldn't be a Yes out there today", and I think by this way too. In the eighties those big bands as Yes or Genesis, if they had not aproached to a commercial sound, they had been dissapeared. IMO, much of the music of this bands in the eighties is even in the prog side, of course, with a diferent format, but far far better than many other bands. And 90125, even being mainly a pop album, is great, with some prog feel, and I really like it. The longest tracks as Changes and Hearts, I quietly could call progressive rock, great songs with some instrumental and rather complex structure, specially Changes. Leave it and It can happen, are two great tracks too, with some non conventional sound. The same I could say about City of love and Cinema, a short but good instrumental. The rest is good too. I really like this version of Yes, and for me they were still Yes. Squire and Anderson were there and both too were part of all the songwriting, being in some songs, one or the other, the first composer in the list. I think that is a mistake to identifie the album with the biggest hit Owner of a lonely heart (with Rabin maybe as the main composer in this track). Thinking about the old greatest prog bands became as crossover bands, and in the '80s musical universe, 90125 deserves the four stars.
genbanks | 4/5 |

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