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    Posted: May 10 2017 at 17:08
The yes album 90125 was basically a grand record critically it catapulted yes into commercial radio, with hits like OWNER OF A LONELY HEART and LEAVE IT the record on the whole is quite good, the lyrics are very profound especially in the song HOLD ON the crisp drumming on CINEMA and the moving ending of HEARTS the oddball is CITY OF JOY quirky but understandably with Trevor horn producing ,i must say i still enjoy 90125 even to this day much kudos to the introduction of guitar player trevor rabin, south African born rabin is one excellent axe man, not to diminish any of steve howes playing ,rabins hooks and soloing, is among the best ive heard overall a very positive outing for yes and yes fans alike.   

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I heard it for the first time not long ago expecting a disaster but i thought it was actually quite good. Far from the best of Yes but still definitely enjoyable.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Barbu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 10 2017 at 19:42
Rarely played (once every 5 years maybe) but always a good listen.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Dellinger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 10 2017 at 21:13
I like Owner of a Lonely Heart, Hold on, and Cinema a lot, but besides those ones I find it unremarkable. I guess if I put it on I'll enjoy it, but if I don't put it on again I just won't care.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Catcher10 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 10 2017 at 23:42
Since day one of 90125, I have loved that album. The production is stellar, musicianship is top notch.....Its an amazing set of songs.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (2) Thanks(2)   Quote Tom Ozric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 10 2017 at 23:52
This one, and Big Generator, were my 'gateway' to Yes back around '87. I appreciate both but have moved on from them - y'know ; Topographic, Fragile, Drama......
Thanks, 90125. Still love the song Changes.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Thatfabulousalien Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 11 2017 at 00:45
Yes is possibly the only prog band that I really like at their commercial peak, the album is still full of moments not alien to their older work. There are minimalist elements, pseudo-Police sounding parts, guitar solos and still a lot of heart in the songwriting. Of course it has a real 80s sound, but it seems to have aged well! Thumbs Up

Edited by Thatfabulousalien - May 11 2017 at 00:45
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Thatfabulousalien Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 11 2017 at 00:47
I think I would even say I like it more than Fragile (not CTTE or TYA or TFTO's though)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Blacksword Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 11 2017 at 03:07
I think it's one of their best albums. Certainly in their top 5. I also think it's one of the best albums of the 80's of any genre.

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Yes's nr 1 at least on par with Fragile and CTTE. Sahring my fondness for 90125  is actually how I registered on Progarchives !

Owner's magic groove... Hold On... Cinema then Leave It (the groove !).... Our Song (groove!) ... Hearts !! Dancing; playing air guitar to all those Rabin solos... 

31 years after first listening I can't help loving 90125 the more

Trevor Rabin if you ever happen to read this: I hope you don't find it boring to play all your 90125 solos exactly like on the album

Thank you Yes for that Heaven on Earth !!


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Great Album!
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Yes were actually pretty popular as a cult band and beyond even before 90125. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Rednight Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 12 2017 at 09:37
Crisp production, but I like to think of it only as a bump in the road for the Yes boys. Naturally, I wish they had expended their talents working on something a little more proggier at the time.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Jeffro Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 12 2017 at 11:11
Good for them for making a record that was more commercially successful than anything they did previously. Sure, we would have all liked a more classic Yes album but it's not like we don't have several of those to choose from.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote verslibre Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 12 2017 at 12:02
Count me as a fan of "Owner." Yeah, 90125 is much different, because it began life as a different album by a band that wasn't even going to be called Yes.
 
I also like "It Can Happen" a lot. Cool song. Overall, the album is a good jam, though it stops for me after "Leave It."
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote AEProgman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 12 2017 at 13:11
Not my favorite by Yes, but I like the album and saw them on that tour in the 80s.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote AFlowerKingCrimson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 14 2017 at 11:59
It was not meant to be a Yes album when most of the tracks were first demoed. The band was first known as Cinema before Jon Anderson was invited. Chris played Jon some of the tracks, Jon liked them and agreed to sing on much of them while adding some lyrics and maybe changing things a little bit. Apparently Jon said something like "well, if I sing on these songs it will  sound like Yes." Chris Squire's response was something like "well, that's the  idea." :) 

I think it's a very good album but I actually prefer Big Generator because I feel they took more chances with it and some of the tracks are "deeper" and closer to vintage Yes. I seem to be in the minority of those who really like BG I guess maybe partly because I remember when it first came out and I was already a big Yes fan by then. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Lewian Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 15 2017 at 09:36
I loved "Changes" and played it to death when it came out; I still think it's pretty good but I don't play it that often anymore. "Owner" is very clever and well done, same holds for "Leave it" in a quite different way, but the rest of the album never really clicked with me emotionally.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote grantman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 15 2017 at 09:41
i agree big generator and talk were very worthy yes albums, although really did not care for shoot high aim low, a very clunky track i feel .

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Steve Wyzard Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 19 2017 at 12:12
Not only my favorite Yes album, but my favorite rock album of all time. I bought it on a rainy Saturday morning, February 11, 1984, and it has never failed to captivate me since. And yes, it was also my gateway into Yes in general and all their other albums (I bought Yessongs at the same time).
 
As far as the other Trevor Rabin albums, Big Generator was a vast disappointment, Union was the band's nadir, and Talk has both some very high highs and very low lows.
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