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3 stars I`m not a fan of Trevor Horn as producer and in general I don`t like most of the music that was released in the eighties as it sounds to me as very commercial and "plastic". Trevor Horn was one of the most successful producers at that time and in the nineties, so I don`t like the hits he produced for several artists during that period of time (with the exception of Seal`s "Crazy" single from 1991). But with Yes he did a very good job with the "90125" album, bringing the band "back to life" and giving them some hits in the Pop Rock market in 1983-84. "It Can Happen" is a very good song, one of the best from the "90125" album, with a riff played maybe using an electric sitar, with good keyboard atmospheres, good lead and backing vocals and a good lead guitar. It is one of the songs from that album which in my opinion sounds closer to the "old" Yes`s musical style and it is very inlfuenced by Chris Squire`s songwriting style. This song was played better in concerts, with more energy (and without the electric sitar) and it was one of the most interesting songs they played live during their 1984-85 tour.
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2 stars "We're not about to lose our pride"

It Can Happen is one of the better songs from the relatively weak 90125 album. It was released as a single in 1984 in an edited version with a previously unreleased live version of the same song as its b-side. The single edit of It Can Happen runs for four minutes and 19 seconds while the album version is five and a half minutes long. There is also a music video for the song with a slightly different version of the song which opens and closes with a brief spoken word section in a foreign language.

The song originated from the Cinema sessions in the early 80's before Jon Anderson re-joined the band and an early version of the song with Trevor Rabin on lead vocals exist. The latter version was first released in the Yesyears box set in the early 90's and has later also been included as a bonus track on the remastered CD version of 90125.

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