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YES 90125 (Venezuelan Atlantic Rodven issue 9-track vinyl LP with track titles printed in both English and Spanish on the labels housed in a pasted picture sleeve which remains in the original shrinkwrap. The vinyl shows VERY little evidence of play retaining a beautiful shine - almost impossible to find LPs from Venezuela in this kind of condition!)
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Por este precio y teniendo en cuenta q es una reedición con extras opté por comprar el álbum completo. Tiene buena calidad de sonido, aunque suene algo metálico para mi gusto (típico en la era cd).
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The story is that YES had folded its tent after DRAMA. Squire and White had released a single and were contemplating their next move when they discovered Rabin. Tony Kaye re-surfaced and a quartet was born, CINEMA. It was Rabin who suggested a different singer and front man than he, and so Anderson walked back in, and YES reinvented itself. It was a heady trip from there on. The concerts had an energy and dynamic they never had before. They had managed to set themselves on a mission that would carry them through BIG GENERATOR, UNION, TALK before fizzling out again. Here, the music is just so terrific, the harmony and choir work so spot on, and the energy so undeniable that this is the benchmark for recreating yourself. Every single track, especially the a capella "Leave It" is thrilling.
It is remasterings like these that justify the entire process. If you know the msuic, you'll be stunned by how good this is. If you are curious about YES, well, it doesn't get any better than this. A Superb Recording in Every Respect.
THE DISC: (1983) Originally 9 tracks clocking in at approximately 45 minutes, this new (2004) digitally remastered edition has 6 bonus tracks bringing the total listen to just over 77 total minutes. Included with the disc is a 15-page booklet containing song titles/credits, song lyrics, numerous band photos and a 6-page intro regarding "90125" and how the album came together. The title of the album refers to its original Atlantic/Atco Records catalogue number. This is the band's 11th album. Recorded at Sarm Studios, London. Originally released on Elektra/Atco's label, this new 2004 edition released by Rhino.
COMMENTS: After "Drama" (1980) fell on deaf ears, Yes was all but disbanded. Enter guitarist Trevor Rabin. Also enter ex-Yes keyboardist Tony Kaye (replaced by Rick Wakeman in 1971 due to management and creative differences). The sound on "90125" was easily more rock and pop than progressive. I loved this album when it first came out. The sound was so amazingly fresh, yet so familiar. A distinct new sound for the 80's with Anderson's trademark vocals. Also different was the album cover - no Roger Dean landscape. "Owner Of A Lonely Heart" would be the band's only #1 charting Billboard hit. The album itself would reach #5 on the U.S. Billboard Top 200 chart (surprisingly only #16 in their own U.K.) on the strength of other hits - "It Can Happen", "Leave It", "Changes", and "Hold On". "90125" is Yes' best selling album by far. Rabin, not wanting to be known as Steve Howe's replacement, wanted to put his own signature sound on the album. His guitar work is brilliant here - rock, pop and always in rhythm... not to mention some shredding solos. The non-hits are very listenable - the live track "Cinema" is a wonderful trademark Yes instrumental that highlights Alan White's drum skills; "Our Song" is melodic and uplifting; "City Of Love" is a slow and heavy methodical mover; and "Hearts" is more or less a 7+ minute rock ballad. An incredibly strong album with no filler. With that being said however, I feel the bonus tracks take away from the original album experience. I've listened to the bonus tracks a few times - and at this point I don't care if I ever hear them again. The unreleased tracks ("It's Over" and "Make It Easy") are filler at best... and perhaps this is why they haven't been released up until this point. The extended 7-minute disco remix of "Owner Of A Lonely Heart" is absolute Hell to get through - and it's the 2nd longest track on the disc. By itself, the nine tracks making up "90125" rate an easy 5-stars. But for me, the bonus tracks seem to muddy the brilliance of such a great album.
Now, first off, you shouldn't go into this CD expecting the Yes sound of 1970-1978. That was a whole `nother group. This is not progressive, or at least not in the sense of 70's style Yes, ELP, King Crimson, etc. It's honestly a very different sounding record - yes, it's got 80's hard rock influences & synths, but the rhythms and melodies take on a pseudo-prog feeling. I guess you could compare it to early 80's style Genesis pop/rock, only a thousand times better. And that's a stretched comparison.
No, I'd have to say that YesWest carved out a unique sound. Too bad they only had 2 albums in them. By and large, the group wasn't "true" Yes, as leader and guitarist Trevor Rabin took much of the reigns on production and songwriting. After 1980's Drama, Yes officially broke up. Steve Howe and Geoff Downes went on to form pop/rock group Asia, and bassist Chris Squire and drummer Alan White did some work with Jimmy Page which, unfortunately, nothing came of. Squire and White met Rabin & formed a new group called Cinema, and it was here that most of the songwriting was done, including Rabin's authoring of the mega-hit "Owner of a Lonely Heart." In 1983, the band performed for former lead singer Jon Anderson, who liked what he heard, and brought Anderson to the group. And so the (unintentional) Yes reformation was complete. In December of 1983, the group recorded this album.
Owner of a Lonely Heart - the radio hit, going #1 in January of 1984. No denying it's extremely catchy, what with its repeating bass line & rapid synth breaks. An interesting mute guitar breakdown in the middle prevents it from dragging on too much, making for the perfect 80's rock anthem. It was the song that put Yes (back) on the map.
Hold On - a hidden gem here, this one's a slower, more hard-rocking number. It's guitar heavy, and it's got a weird, yet catchy, synthesized vocal break in the middle with some of the oddest lyrics (this one had to have at least some Anderson influence - "how they drown in stylistic audacity"??)
It Can Happen - another hit single from the album, a recognizable electric sitar backing the anthemic choruses and stop breaks make for a unique sounding, if somewhat specially-crafted, radio hit. Squire takes lead vocals here for a nice change.
Changes - this one starts off with a marimba-&-synth four-note opening riff, then descends into a mellow mid-tempo ballad. It just seems to me that it's got a lot it wants to say, but doesn't get around to saying it. Also, Jon Anderson's got the perfect prog-rock voice, but here I don't think it works as well as Rabin's might have. Still, the instrumentation's excellent, so it's a fair deal.
Cinema - one of my top five rock instrumentals, there's a reason it was a Grammy nomination. Hard-driving, in-your-face rock with exemplary drumming by White and searing guitar work make you wish they'd done more "experimental" stuff like this. Short & sweet.
Leave It - the last of the singles, this had to be the oddest radio cut ever produced. With an a cappella vocal intro that hearkens back to "Your Move," it segues into a vocal tour-de-force, with classic Yes harmony after harmony. They could have laid off the electronic drums here, but that might be part of what makes this song so cool. I don't exactly know what they're saying (leave what?), but it's a very good number no less.
Our Song - a decent, if somewhat generic, 80's rocker. This is one of the songs that, if it wasn't Yes providing the stop-rhythms & harmonies, would have completely bombed. It rambles, and it's a bit cheesy (especially with that synthesized organ - where did they get that thing?), but at least it's not too long.
City of Love - this one shows Anderson taking lead here, and it's not bad. Some nice heavy guitar here, complete with synth bass. Overall though, Anderson just didn't have the best vocals for a straight-ahead rock group - he was much better off doing new-agey "Olias of Sunhillow"-style material. This one tends to drag, and I don't really know what happens to the guitar near the very end, but it's alright.
Hearts - the longest song on the album (the "epic" of the album,) this one sounds like it could have come off a JA solo album. That's not really bad though, as it's an interesting album ender. Clocking in at 7:54, this is essentially a Yes epic, updated for the 80's. Synth and Harmony laden, it's got appeal for the prog-rock fans out there (it won't rival any original Yes stuff, thought to give it credit it doesn't try, either.) Mainstream rock fans, however, might find that it drags. Which, if you compare it to the rest of the album, it really does. The playing on it's good, if somewhat repetitive, and the lyrics are typical oblique Anderson-esque material (not his best, either - he manages to say so much while saying so little.) But, they could've picked a much worse song to close the album out with. It just seems to me that they were trying to say here, "see, look, we can still play prog, we'll prove it to you!"
As for the bonus tracks, we get a single version of Leave It, which is nothing special (just a shortened form of the original,) and an A Cappella version, which actually plays out very nicely, as it's a vocal-heavy song to begin with. We also get Make It Easy, a track leftover from the Cinema group. This is a hidden gem if I've ever heard one - it's classic 80's rock, complete with lead synth lines, heavy guitar, and huge, anthemic vocal lines, but it works out so well. I honestly don't see why this was left off the album - it could've gone much further than, say, "It Can Happen." We get It's Over, which is one track that I can see why it was discarded - totally generic. Rounding off these, we get a remix of "Owner of a Lonely Heart." This must have been the "dance club" remix, as it sounds totally out of place on the album - no lyrics, drum machine, silly vox vocals, eight-and-a-half minutes long. It's a decent novelty piece to have though.
So, all in all, 90125 makes for some of the most interesting 80's-style rock that one can listen to. High level of playing talent, combined with some insanely catchy pop hooks & MTV-friendly appeal literally saved the band, and that's something all fans can appreciate, whether you like Yes of yore or you're a "Generator." Sure, in some places the progressive and the hard rock influences clash. But that's not all the time, and when it works, it make for some excellent listening.
Listening to this record some 20 years later, it sounds even better now. That fact, in itself, is rare for any record. I think the success of this record was a shock to 80's radio. Nobody expected Yes to put out songs with massive hooks, or songs that stay under the 6 minute mark. This is the band that made a double length record, that's 2 records, with only 4 songs on it. This record is not "Tales From Topographical Oceans". If you prefer that style of Yes, you will probably hate this record. "90125", titled after the Atlantic Records assigned catalog code, is a vast departure from the Yes sound of the 70's. You get catchy classic rock songs, crafted with style and elegance, minus the long, drawn out instrumental segments they implemented in earlier releases. This is a much more accessible Yes; so accessible, in fact, that "Owner Of A Lonely Heart" topped the charts and became the band's first ever number one single.
Former Yes member Steve Howe, who left the band after the previous release "Drama" to form Asia, once stated "When I first heard the 90125 one ... I kind of freaked out and said, 'It's not Yes.'" To this day, Steve Howe will not recognize this record as a Yes album...and will not play the material live. The hired "young gun" Trevor Rabin said of "90125", "If I knew it was going to turn into a Yes album I would have done things a bit differently, more from my orchestral point of view." You see, with Yes temporarily disbanded and the passing thought of the XYZ (ex-Yes, ex-Zeppelin members) project going bad, bassist Chris Squire and drummer Alan White joined with Rabin and finished writing the material. When it was totally complete, Squire played his new material for former bandmate Jon Anderson. Anderson loved what he heard, was hired to sing, and the rest is rock history.
With classic rock radio staples such as "Owner Of A Lonely Heart", It Can Happen", and "Leave It"; this is a super record, chock full of great radio hits, and powerful rhythms from some extraordinary musicians. In 1983, "Owner Of A Lonely Heart" went to number 1, and the record reached number 5 on the U.S. chart. In early '84 "Leave It" made its way to number 24, with "It Can Happen" rising to number 51 shortly after that. All of the other songs on this record, are just as strong as those few. Say "Yes" to owning this record!
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