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Songs / Tracks Listing

Side A
1. Rhythm of Love (Dance to the Rhythm Mix) (6:53)
2. Rhythm of Love (Move to the Rhythm Mix) (4:24)

Side B
3. Rhythm of Love (The Rhythm of Dub) (7:45)
4. City of Love (Live Edit) (6:32)*

Total Time 25:34

* From the 9012Live Video

Line-up / Musicians

- Jon Anderson / vocals
- Chris Squire / bass and vocals
- Tony Kaye / keyboards
- Alan White / drums
- Trevor Rabin / guitars and vocals

Releases information

12" vinyl: Atco Records 0-96722 (1987)

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YES Rhythm Of Love (2) ratings distribution

(39 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(21%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(26%)
Good, but non-essential (21%)
Collectors/fans only (21%)
Poor. Only for completionists (11%)

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Review by Australian
2 stars As far as "Rhythm of Love" goes, it is very difficult to get on CD. Anyway as you can probably imagine I own the Vinyl version of this EP. "Rhythm of Love" was one of the singles released by Yes to help promote their newest album "Gig Generator" which proved to be less successful than the previous hit-album "90125." The song itself is one of two bearable songs from "Big Generator" and it features quite a promising into, before going downhill the rest of the way. The Song is usually on the play list at any Yes concert, it is quite interesting to see live on "Songs from Tsongas Yes 35th Anniversary Concert." A single version of "Love Will Find A Way" was also released which achieved similar success. The album also includes a live version of "City of Love" from "91025, which is mildly interesting. The album, Big Generator charted at number 15 in the US and 17 in the UK, failing to attain the same success as "90125." This EP really isn't essential by any stretch of the imagination, but it is an excellent addition to any hardcore Yes fan's collection. Collectors/fans only
Review by progaardvark
1 stars If you are a collector of rare 12-inch singles (an EP in this case) of progressive rock bands that decided to make really lousy dance music in the 1980s, this is your cup of tea. This has not one, not two, but three different remixed versions of the Yes single "Rhythm of Love" off of the Big Generator album. Three of them! And their absolutely mixed to give you the most awful migraine headache you could ever imagine. Yes, you can listen to the Dance to the Rhythm Mix, then the Move to the Rhythm Mix, and finally the Rhythm of Dub mix. Then you can promptly make your own Dump in the Trash Can Mix.

The EP contains one more song, a live version of City of Love, a song from 90125. Yeah, whoopie! Clearly released for use at dance clubs and/or the aforementioned collectors. One star, less if possible.

Review by Chris S
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3 stars Another strong commercial release from Yes off the Big Generator album. This song has great rhythm and is an excellent get up and rock song. Great amplified anthem sound.All versions! this was Yes again at their most commercial but so what, a great tune from a mediocre album. Rabin and Anderson working well before the nightmarish' Union' album. As a single a strong release.
Review by SouthSideoftheSky
1 stars "Anyway will do, anyone will do, when you dance to your darkest tune"

In the 80's it became popular to release 12" singles often containing extended versions and remixes. Sadly, Yes jumped on this bandwagon and released several of these in that (for progressive Rock) darkest of times. The present release is a bit of an oddity as it does not even contain any of the "normal" versions of the title song. The regular single for the song (listed separately) held a single edit that was only slightly different from the album version on Big Generator, but the present release hold only dance remixes of the song.

We get here no less than three different remixes called Dance To The Rhythm Mix, Move To The Rhythm Mix, and The Rhythm Of Dub respectively. These remixes are typical of the times and are in my opinion embarrassingly bad. It takes some effort to sit through them all as they are aimless and repetitive, simply dull. The original album version of the song is certainly not among my favourite Yes songs, not even when focusing on the particular period it is from, but compared to these remix versions the original song is great!

The live version of City Of Love that formed the b-side of the regular, 7" Rhythm Of Love single is included here as well and this is the only overlap between the two.

Poor. Only for completionists.

Latest members reviews

2 stars Rhythm of Love was a four-song maxi-single with three version of 'Rhythm of Love,' though neither the album version nor the single edit is here. The fourth and final song is a live version of 'City of Love' from the 9012live video. This maxi-single, or 'twelve-inch,' follows a common pattern: a ... (read more)

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