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90125 (180g Vinyl/Ltd. Ed ) [VINYL] Limited Edition
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There are no duff tracks (altho' "Changes" and "Hold On" are a little AOR for my liking), and "Owner of a Lonely Heart", "It Can Happen", "Our Song" and "Hearts" are absolutely breathtaking - power pop combined with stunning musicianship and fantastic arrangements. It wipes the floor with any of the 5-minute-wonder rubbish that passes as rock these days.
The album was recorded in 1983, but it sounds space-aged even today, thanks to the genius of Trevor Horn. The remaster is just fantastic - I've just listened to it on a rubbishy £30 Matsui stereo and it STILL sounds miles better than the original CD issue. Generous provision of extra tracks and informative sleevenotes too.
Anyone who wants to understand why Yes are SO much more than "prog rock dinosaurs" (GOD I hate that phrase) - BUY THIS ALBUM!
The glossy sheen of these songs still sounds fantastic, and "Owner of a Lonely Heart" is a great pop song (calm down all you prog fans to whom the word 'pop' is anathema!), but Yes hadn't entirely abandoned their penchant for the grandiose, as many of the other tracks testify.
The sleeve notes make it plain that this was almost a Chris Squire/Trevor Rabin project until Jon Anderson was lured back to the fold, and the Cinema version of "It Can Happen" gives a hint of what this group might have sounded like.
My only (slight) problem with this re-release is that it omits the opportunity to include some other remixes that were issued at the time (I've got them on a cassette single and I'd like to get them on CD before the tape wears out!).
On hearing the initial recordings Jon Anderson was intrigued and enticed into the project solely as the lead voice; Anderson had always been the principal visionary, composer and arranger of Yes' music in the 1970s but took a back seat here. Yes founder-member Tony Kaye, absent from the band since 1971, did much of the keyboard work (the remainder done by Rabin) and Alan White on drums means that this is really a Yes album minus Steve Howe, and with Rabin in the driving seat.
The result? A unique Yes album with a very 1980s feel and some memorable songs. Not only the no. 1 hit single `Owner of a lonely heart' but other songs like `It can happen' and `Leave it' are lively, upbeat and full of energy, a real departure from the classic Yes compositionally but nevertheless recognizably embodying the `Yes Sound'. The instrumental `Cinema' was deservedly Grammy-nominated, though it didn't win.
Production values (thanks to Trevor Horn) are top-notch and the Rhino remaster in particular is absolutely terrific, a joy to listen to with all the instruments clear and sharp and with excellent dynamics.
`90125' is proof positive that a band like Yes can completely re-invent itself in a good way, retaining its virtuoso musicianship and masterfully tight arrangements whilst embracing a new era to win over a new audience. If you liked Yes in the 1970s, or even more if you didn't like them - give `90125' a listen: either way, you'll likely be pleasantly surprised, and might even be won over.
Although they never admitted that Yes had split up, there was no doubt that it was over. However, along came guitarist/keyboardist/songwriter/producer Trevor Rabin, followed by original Yes keyboard player, Tony Kaye. They formed a group called Cinema which looked set to record with Trevor Horn as producer, and then Jon Anderson, who had got to hear some of the Cinema music, decided he wanted to sing on it, and a new look eighties version of Yes was born.
There is more to 90125 than meets the eye. To say it's a commercial sell out is quite untrue.
'Owner Of A Lonely Heart' may have chart/radio friendly appeal, but the vocals and bass playing are distinctly Yes. It also benefits from some exciting Trevor Rabin guitarwork. It works as almost a 'Roundabout' for the eighties.
'Hold On' is typical 1980's arena rock, but the vocal harmonies are unmistakably Yes.
'It Can Happen' is a traditional Yes number with a Steve Howe esque sitar/guitar sound and a memorable melody.
'Changes' has some complex instrumental passages, hammered home with some powerful drumming, and good vocal interplay between Anderson and Rabin.
'Cinema' is a good instrumental workout which I feel should have opened the album, and this leads into the poppy 'Leave It'. I must admit I'm not a fan of this track, but having said that, it works as almost a 1980s version of 'Your Move' from The Yes Album.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love the music on this vinyl, I am one of the few who thinks Trevor Rabin is an amazing musician and saved Yes from oblivion, obviously not a comment for YES boring dinosaur fans... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Jorge Luis Jimenez Sayan
YES, one of my favourite groups of the 70s, 80s, Great Album and i like the extended and alternative versions.Published 13 months ago by NickO