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3 stars With this album Yes enter in a new musical direction, less complex, a little pop sometimes , specialy for the new MTV , who started in those days. Well despite the fact that MTV was a big deal for many bands in those days, helping to promote the video clips and share their fame, to Yes was even a bigger help, they've (MTV) made to rise the Yes flag so high that even a novice in music were heared about them only because of that Owner of a lonly heart single and video clip. If it wasn't that mega single Owner Of A Lonely Heart promoted heavinly by MTV in that period this album for sure were falling low. Yes survived quite good with entering in the '80 with Drama, a real excellent album, and by reaching the 1983 they were still in bussines but with a diffrent aproach of their music. To me this album is a decent prog with pop elements all over, well written of course, they are still Yes, but the shining moments of golden era are gone, is even weaker than Drama. Steve Howe is gone leaving place to Trevor Rabin who has not by far the ability and unmatch manner of his predecesor but integrates pretty well in Yes music machine. Entering after a couple of years on stand by or some solo activity Tony Kaye and Jon Anderson did a good job here, showing that they are Yes, no matter what other members said. The musicianship is ok, even in places realy tight, in comparation with other prog giants from the'70's Yes with this album manage to create , for sure not something special, but as whole pleasent for my ears. While sometimes the album falls in easy listning just right for parties, some moments are quite strong like It Can Happen or Cinema. So as a whole this album desearves 3 stars from me, less intristing than any other Yes previous albums, but not bad at all. Rember we are now deep in the '80's when pop on one hand and hard/heavy on the other leaves no place to progressive music like it was before.
b_olariu | 3/5 |


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