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    Posted: April 13 2021 at 11:00
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AFlowerKingCrimson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 13 2021 at 10:28
Originally posted by JD JD wrote:

Originally posted by omphaloskepsis omphaloskepsis wrote:

I'm all alone. I adore Big Generator. 
No, you're not. I love the album. Screw the naysayers!

Same here. However, I feel that could partly because it was a highly anticipated album for me at the time and also I was  relatively new to the band. BG was also the first tour I saw for them so there was that raw excitement also. I saw them twice on that tour. 
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Originally posted by omphaloskepsis omphaloskepsis wrote:

I'm all alone. I adore Big Generator. 
No, you're not. I love the album. Screw the naysayers!
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Originally posted by earlyprog earlyprog wrote:

A cross between Drama and 90125?

I immediately thought 'Talk' but then I read the limitations of the opening post....

But I still think the correct answer is 'Talk' Wink

Check out my Jobson post a few replies back. Wink

Originally posted by MrMan2000 MrMan2000 wrote:

Only thing that pops to mind is GTR. A short-lived band featuring both Steve Howe and Steve Hackett, they embraced what I'd call "prog pop".  I guess another would be Asia.

The much-anticipated GTR was quite forgettable. The only reason I even bought the thing at the time was because somebody had erroneously told me it was an instrumental album! LOL (Of course, the cover sticker for "When the Heart Rules the Mind" disproved that notion instantly.)

Again, please refer to Eddie Jobson's Zinc The Green Album. I posted the videoclip. Wink
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I'm all alone. I adore Big Generator. 
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Big Generator is the only Yes album that I legit forget it a Yes album.

It successfully isolates itself out of my ear range; Talk stands out more for me, lol.

As for this thread's original premise, it's probably a good thing we can't come to a conclusion LOL.

Drama is still my favorite "post-Yes" (OG lineup) record...for the record! Cool

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Unlike many hardcore Yes fans I have no problem with 90125. Probably bc I was 17 when it came out and loved it immediately and got to see the band live where they played all the classics. So I will always have a soft spot in my heart for it. 

Big Generator?  Now that's pure crap. 
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Only thing that pops to mind is GTR. A short-lived band featuring both Steve Howe and Steve Hackett, they embraced what I'd call "prog pop".  I guess another would be Asia.  Essentially all of those releases (Drama, 90125, Asia, GTR) fall under "prog pop" which is such a contradiction in terms it's hysterical.  

Thing is, I consider all of them to range from "meh...pretty good" (Asia, GTR) to "yeah, that's cool" (90125) to "hell yes!" (Drama). 
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A cross between Drama and 90125?

I immediately thought 'Talk' but then I read the limitations of the opening post....

But I still think the correct answer is 'Talk' Wink


Edited by earlyprog - March 03 2021 at 15:39
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Both are excellent albums in their own right, and I very much like the idea of an album in between the two, with Anderson back in the fold, but Trevor Horn in the production seat. Could have been very interesting.
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I still prefer Talk to 90125 but hey ho.
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A cross between Drama and 90125?

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Originally posted by Steve Wyzard Steve Wyzard wrote:

Originally posted by verslibre verslibre wrote:

Originally posted by dougmcauliffe dougmcauliffe wrote:

I feel like 90125 is a lot more progressive than people give it credit for. The production value at the very least deserves a nod.

Personally, I like it a lot. And I like all the albums before it. "It Can Happen" is a great song.

I'm convinced the only reason 90125 is reviewed with such faint praise on this site is because 2 songs made the Top 40 and the band received massive exposure on MTV.

90125 became the "gateway drug" to introduce younger fans to the band, who went out and bought the earlier albums (such as I did) and loved them, even though Steve Howe and Trevor Rabin have vastly different guitar styles. 37 years after its release, 90125 remains my favorite rock album of all time.

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It's the albums that came out AFTER 90125 that are problematic!

True, until we get to Keys to Ascension. Then we're back in business.
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Originally posted by verslibre verslibre wrote:

Originally posted by dougmcauliffe dougmcauliffe wrote:

I feel like 90125 is a lot more progressive than people give it credit for. The production value at the very least deserves a nod.

Personally, I like it a lot. And I like all the albums before it. "It Can Happen" is a great song.

I'm convinced the only reason 90125 is reviewed with such faint praise on this site is because 2 songs made the Top 40 and the band received massive exposure on MTV.

90125 became the "gateway drug" to introduce younger fans to the band, who went out and bought the earlier albums (such as I did) and loved them, even though Steve Howe and Trevor Rabin have vastly different guitar styles. 37 years after its release, 90125 remains my favorite rock album of all time.

It's the albums that came out AFTER 90125 that are problematic! 
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Most likely, one side of the vinyl would have drama style prog, (possibly a 20 minute suite) and the other side would be filled with radio friendly pop rock akin to 90125.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote verslibre Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 06 2021 at 08:35
Originally posted by vmartell vmartell wrote:

Fantastic! I was scanning to see if someone made the post/suggestion re: Eddie Jobson's Zinc! :D 

Indeed - the middle ground between Drama and 90125

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Fantastic! I was scanning to see if someone made the post/suggestion re: Eddie Jobson's Zinc! :D 

Indeed - the middle ground between Drama and 90125

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dellinger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 04 2021 at 20:13
I don't know about an album between both of them with that line-up, but about songs that might have been released at that point, there's the songs that ended up in the Fly From Here suite, that were written since back then (by Trevor Horn, I guess), but were not released at the time. Another one is Mind Drive, that had a part written at about that time too for the XYZ project with Jimmy Page, which never happened.
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Originally posted by dougmcauliffe dougmcauliffe wrote:

I feel like 90125 is a lot more progressive than people give it credit for. The production value at the very least deserves a nod.

It's progressive in a different way than the 70's stuff if that makes sense. 
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