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2.74 | 46 ratings | 2 reviews | 30% 5 stars

Good, but non-essential

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Songs / Tracks Listing

7" version:

A. Leave It (Re-Mix)
B. Leave It (A Cappella Version)

12" version:

A. Leave It (Hello, Goodbye Mix)
B. Leave It (Re-Mix)
C. Leave It (A Cappella Version)

Line-up / Musicians

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

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and to SouthSideoftheSky for the last updates
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YES Leave It ratings distribution

(46 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(30%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(35%)
Good, but non-essential (20%)
Collectors/fans only (11%)
Poor. Only for completionists (4%)

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Review by Guillermo
2 stars "Leave It" is a good song but maybe it is the worst song from their "90125" album, at least for my taste. Anyway, the original studio version from the album has very impressive vocals arrangements (the best part of the song), but as a whole sounds very uncharacteristic from Yes as it is a very commercial Pop Rock song with electronic drums and some programming Well...this disc has three versions of it:

The "Hello Goodbye Mix" of this song is a very Synth-Pop version of the song, with programmed drums, vocals samples repeating the "Hello Goodbye" chorus of the song, some synth riffs, and nothing more, which lasts for nearly 10 minutes. A boring version more oriented for dancing at the Discos at that time. (I wonder what Jon Anderson was thinking at that time by listening to this version and others similar from other Yes`songs!). A bit of this version also can be heard at the end of the "9012Live" concert video during the final credits. One star rating for this version.

The "single remix" is a bit similar to the album version, but it is shorter, and with a different mix of the percussion programming part and some keyboards effects. I prefer the album version. A very Trevor Horn influenced version in style.

The "A Capella" version shows the very good vocals arrangements.Very impressive.The best part of Trevor Horn`s production for this song.

This disc is only for collectors...or maybe only for completionists.

Review by SouthSideoftheSky
1 stars I can feel no sense of measure - goodbye heaven, hello hell!

The album version of the song Leave It appeared on the 90125 album in 1983. The single version is however a remix of the song. This version is not awful but I prefer the album version. The a cappella version that forms the b-side of the single is, on the other hand, quite horrible! Indeed, it would be a good candidate if one wanted to use sound torture on someone! Both of these version have since been included as bonus tracks on the CD remaster of 90125.

The 12" version of the single has the same two tracks as above plus yet another remix of the song called the Hello, Goodbye Mix. This version runs for nine and half minutes and takes some effort to sit through! It is rather typical of remixes from this time and is at best a curiosity for fans and it merits at most a single listen. If you can stomach it!

Do yourself a favour and stick with the album version (even though it is one of the least good song on that album in the first place) and leave this single alone. These remixes are either unnecessary or downright abominations!

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