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90125

Yes

 

Symphonic Prog

2.92 | 1129 ratings

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nahnite
5 stars Damn...this is good.

The best Yes record of this eighties follows on from the somewhat bland and overproduced DRAMA record of 1980. With it, Trevor Horn of South Africa came onboard. Not only did he take on guitar duties, but he had a hand in writing every song, arranging every song , as well as playing keyboards and handling lead/backing vocals. The tight performance on the lead single and massive hit, Owner Of A Lonely Heart give an indication of where the record is heading...

Or does it?

Y'see...after that undoubtedly awesome tune, comes another awesome tune. Hold On is full of catchy hooks, lonely melodies and choruses the size of houses. Yeah; it's pop-rock, but GREAT pop-rock, and it still seems that it has its hand in the cookie jar of 70's prog, what the the trademark vocal harmonies and guitar-keyboards battles Yes had become known for.

Futher down the line comes Changes. Starting off as a rather pensive ballad, especially in the verses, it moves to full-tilt rock with slashing guitars, warm synths and sharp-edged vocal harmonies. In fact, rather that review every song, let me say that the rest of the record is just as good. It is NOT, in fact, a pop-rock record. It is a ROCK record with prog and pop trimmings. 5 stars.

nahnite | 5/5 |

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