Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Yes - Drama CD (album) cover




Symphonic Prog

3.77 | 1698 ratings

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

3 stars Drama, Yes's first album without Jon Anderson, is an interesting collection of music - not your standard Yes fare. However, my all time favorite Yes song is on this album. Go figure.

I also really love the fact that Chris Squire was able to sing lead for the first time on a Yes album, Does It Really Happen? He does well on it and I wish they gave him more lead opportunities. However, my absolute favorite Yes song (not an epic) is Tempus Fugit, which I would love to hear Anderson do a rendition of, but NO, he refuses to do anything off of that album. What a shame, as I think his vocals would be absolutely perfect on that song.

Other songs are pretty good - Machine Messiah and Into the Lens - but on the whole the album is a fairly lightweight fare for Yes. Though Howe, Squire, and White gel really well, Downs' keyboard work, in my opinion, leaves something to be desired, as does Horn's vocals. It's not that they are bad, they just don't fit in my opinion.

I rate this album at 2.5 stars, rounded to 3.

wehpanzer | 3/5 |


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Share this YES review

Social review comments () BETA

Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives

Donate monthly and keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever.