It is also YES last album before the band disbanded in 1981, before reforming in 1982. But the motivation doesn't matter if the end result is this good. An answer to-yes, (Yes, Yes) And the moment I see you Take heart, I could never let you go (Yes, Yes) It’s so good to be near you I agree about it being their strongest post-1974 work. Take all your dreams YES presents the pinnacle of the other ten percent. I think Chris Squire does some if his best work here. 3. Still, his voice and lyrics were so integral that both fans and the still-standing Yesmen had to wonder if this would be one lineup change too many. they led off Side One with “Machine Messiah,” which clocked in at 10 minutes, 27 seconds. That wheels go ’round in reason I see a man in a white car That’s what you say While that problem might not have been apparent in the studio – as Drama has many great moments – when the band hit the road, it was clear that although they were good, they just weren’t YES. (Yes, Yes) And the feeling you give me As any student of literature will tell you, epic doesn’t simply mean length or size – the reference books talk of “Epic” in terms of being “on a grand scale, heroic, incorporating myth, legend, history.” and “embodying lofty or grandiose aspirations.” Take a few minutes out to apply these ideas to Chris, his playing and his writing, and you’ll be halfway towards understanding this enigmatic giant of the rock bass. For whatever reason, those sessions didn’t work out, and Anderson and Wakeman both bailed, each to pursue solo careers. Does that explain But it doesn't stop there. After the tour Howe held a meeting at his house to determine the band’s future. 4. Does it ever happen to you You run to the light of night. HD 24-192 or 24-96 Downloads at HD Tracks At first the classically inspired songs may seem bombastic and over cooked. After 12 years and ten albums, he and Squire were YES‘ only remaining founding members. It wasn’t until 1970 that his gaze fell upon a band that could both accept the challenge of his style and, in return, offer him a challenge with its music. Review by Dream_Nebula — Review - #3I found this album under the New Releases tab on Progarchives a couple months ago and I decided to listen to it after finding the band name and album art work intriguing. From time, the great healer, Then, as if to prove to themselves and others that their talents extended far beyond the Buggles, they wrote a song for one of their favourite bands – YES. And to be there when they Transform, to transfer, to energy. I like both Drama and FFH. “Drama” is a unique and special album of Yes. And though nothing would really be living She was using the landscape In Alan you witness the perfect marriage of technique and emotion. That move like never ending streams. To get full access to the site e.g. If you listen to the album without prejudice, you'll have to admit Drama is a very good progressive rock album even without the distinctive voice of Jon Anderson. Love us all, how you never broke your heart The Buggles, of course, followed – and it was here that YES first noticed, admiringly, his eclectic keyboard style. Ah, to see in every way It's essential Yes. Threads that link diamonds of life That's what I'm talking about, dudes and dudettes! Is born. This is […] If the starting point of Tales… had come about when the paths of Yes and King Crimson had accidentally crossed at a party, the next stage in the story found Yes indebted to another part of the prog spectrum: Emerson Lake And Palmer and their Manticore Studios, based in an old converted cinema in Fulham. His admirers use it as a term of praise, his detractors as a cypher for pretension. I care to see them walk away And the nearer I came And, to be there when they say Claws at the shores of the water upon which we dance Show me the strength of your After a 3-year stint at Leeds College of Music Geoff moved to London at the age of 20, playing with friends and various small bands. I’ll probably always prefer Bill Bruford, but Alan White is also great on this one. Unintentionally – because he never intended to do so and would modestly dismiss the accolade – Steve Howe has knocked that arrogant claim sideways. Jon and Rick Wakeman left in 1979. Great record favorite song machine messiah ,i am a camera and white car interesting thought ,i would hate this record but ended up loving it. I need to be there. Horn went on to launch ZTT Records, releasing albums by such new wave hitmakers as Frankie Goes To Hollywood and The Art Of Noise. YES needed someone who could provide a basic layer of rhythm, keep his end up alongside Chris Squire’s challenging bass, grapple with some of the wickedest themes known to man, change course at a second’s notice, rock at YES‘ customary high altitude and provide a percussion backdrop for the elegiac side of Yesmusic. YES - Topographic Drama - Live Across America New Sealed 3 LP on 180 Gram Vinyl. (Yes, Yes) Should we wait for an answer Hindsight strongly suggests that he viewed the British scene with an aloof, if not cynical, eye; for no outfit existed then that could hang onto this increasingly personal style of guitar playing. Enter The Buggles. Yes biography Active since 1968 with varying formations - Two major hiatus between 1981-1983 and 2004-2008 YES formed in London (UK) in 1968 with Jon ANDERSON (vocals), Chris SQUIRE (bass, vocals), Peter BANKS (guitar, vocals), Tony KAYE (keyboards), and Bill BRUFORD (drums). And alter our stance. Up for anything. All of them waiting for time. To pass into glass reality How the country would change Since co-founding YES 12 years ago, Chris’s playing itself has expressed a profound disenchantment with the lot of the rock bass; a Cinderella among instruments, relegated to hitting it right on top of the beat, four to a bar, providing an unimaginative vehicle for lazy rock’n’roll. To move together. I see when I’m with you just thoughts. Machine Messiah Lyrics. In time, And alter our stance. On the other hand, fans saw him as the definitive YES keysman. Previous alliances with numerous super-names and not-so-super-names gave him an impeccable grounding in all manner of musical styles. He moved to London, pursuing his interest in the more complex aspects of music through session and production gigs, and it was during this time that he met Geoff Downes. Crucial. Towards some unusable last equilibrium Genres: Progressive Rock. I hear fresh creative dynamic and original music . For once, that hoary old superlative about spanning all musical styles has a chance to live up to its much-abused claims. To pass into glass reality Move like a ghost on the skyline In time to move together. People who pretend, doesn't count because of that line-up are weirdos. The line up on the album is Trevor Horn, Steve Howe, Geoff Downes, Chris Squire and Alan White. By the nature of the music, ninety percent of rock bands simply require a steady rhythmic base, veering from 4/4 at its own risk, and allowing little room for for individual ability to shine. Topographic Drama: Live Across America is a music live recording by YES (Symphonic Prog/Progressive Rock) released in 2017 on cd, lp / vinyl and/or cassette. Run thro’ the light of night Transformer, transferring energy. Hold me, machine Messiah Genres: Progressive Rock, Symphonic Prog. And show me Howe is positively on fire. Than the body this feeling Vinyl LP as per original release at Amazon I'm one of the few weirdos that has. Turn Of The Century is the only track I return to regularly. Say they know that An answer to Yes, (Yes, Yes) And the moment I see you Unsurprisingly, he was brought up in a home crawling with keyboard players. You take a step Couldn't find it here, so there it is .For everyone to enjoy ! Not an easy thing for them to pull off at this stage. As often happens, the call of rock’n’roll was too great, and Trevor began playing bass with various semi-pro rock bands. He rescued it from the shadows of “The Rhythm Section”, expanded its sound, broke the chains of the fretboard and brought the bass stage-front, to a point where it is now a major voice in the sound-mix, both live and in the studio. She would run like a leopard More in the mind also i put tempest fugit up there with roundabout. Drama is the tenth studio album by the English progressive rock band Yes, released on 18 August 1980 by Atlantic Records. All of us standing in line And you throw them away MP3 Downloads at iTunes (Standard Edition, Mastered for iTunes), iTunes (Deluxe Edition), 7 Digital The scale, you use Prog Rock is about evolution and change, Drama certainly embodies this at a time when many other prog bands like Rush were also changing and … Born in the night Some of the material is the best that Yes ever created but Horn's not quite Jon Anderson soundalike vocals spoils it somewhat. any thoughts ? Finding that their ideas coincided to an amazing degree, they went on to form the infamous Buggles, and found themselves with number one hits in Australasia and across Europe. Simultaneously, he was developing an interest in studios and sound-recording techniques. Drama biography Founded in Rouen, France in mid 1990's Each time I had a chance to listen a French Symphonic band was satisfied with the music and musicianship, in this case the musicianship is as good as ever, but the music is less than inspired in their first album, improves in … I was quite literally thinking about how good this record is just yesterday. You and me They approached the band with a tape and were awestruck by the enthusiasm that met their material. Released 24 July 1970 on Atlantic (catalog no. And can you prove Or should I take these reviewers less seriously …. He has given the bass a majestic and charmed voice. That freaks at the sight Offered the chance In the north sky time flies fast to the morning Age, in the doorways Chances are, in fact, that you’d have to move into jazz or the “avant-garde” to find that name. How would they take him quitting a second time? All of them standing in line As part of the Horn/Downes package deal, YES knew that Geoff would become a naturally indispensable part of their sound. And, possibly to assuage fans’ collective fears that The Buggles would steer YES toward shorter songs (although a Buggles-free YES would do just that a few years later). Simply by joining YES. Exact Audio Copy V1.0 beta 3 from 29. Their most recent effort, Tormato (1978), hadn’t fared as well commercially or critically as its predecessor, Going For The One (1977). If they had taken the time to investigate their backgrounds, their detractors would hastily changed “defile” to “complement”…. Taken, taken so easily Horn’s vocals did recall Anderson’s, but (especially live) he couldn’t hit Anderson’s trademark high notes. Friends make their way into systems of chance I asked my love to give me shelter Alan probably knew what he was letting himself in for, but when he joined YES in 1972, shortly before the mammoth “Yessongs“ tour, YES presented him with a list of requirements extending way beyond the normal call of duty. Resenting the pace of the dawn. Run thro’ the light of day All Rights Reserved. If you were there you would want to be near me So the pressure was on when Anderson, Squire, Howe, White, and Wakeman convened in 1979 with producer Roy Thomas Baker, well-known for his work with Queen. Lyrics. How dare these two hack purveyors of ear-candy defile a band of YES‘ legendary status, the fans and critics raged. (Yes, Yes) And the feeling you give me This is still a solid YES line up and record for me. YES Drama reviews / from Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock website Progarchives.com has always (since 2002) relied on banners ads to cover web hosting fees and all. If you feel the feeling start. This faithful, and amazingly resilient, instrument has accompanied Geoff through the many twists and turns of his career, and it seems only right that it should fly around the world with him on YES‘ various tours. This was a new line up and a new vision. Slips away like running water It's extremely solid. Memories, how they fade so fast Drama would prove not to be the end of the road for Yes – just one of their temporary stops. Like most classic rock albums Yes Drama takes time and repeated listening before one will "get it". So after reading these two pretty authorative conclusions, is it still possible to consider Drama as not a good Yes album? To take a look $19.99 +$4.39 shipping. Geoff Downes – keyboards Streaming at Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal. The fact that 2/5 of the band is new makes me think they were maybe just fulfilling a contract. ProgArchives.com bei Myspace.41 - 50 of the Top 100 Prog Albums of all Time.50 Best Beatles Songs - Music Review | Dusty Wright's Culture Catch It sounds unlike any other Yes album, thanks to those two guys. Patience may reveal Drama's timeless brilliance for some. Rated #316 in the best albums of 1980. He can stride like the most soulful jazzer, rock with flair and energy, and pick out the most intricate classical forms. You were keeping your best situation It has enough of what I love plus plenty of "new" sounds and styles that took them to their next incarnation. - The School Fire (Part 2) (Ep. Trevor’s Vocals, along with Geoff’s keyboards, had until then been known as the distinctive sound of The Buggles, a studio band that had produced two hit singles of perfect plastic pop. Does It Really Happen? Sadly, it (and the entire record) is – perhaps unfairly ­- ignored, largely due to Anderson’s reluctance to perform Drama songs live. Steve cut his teeth on the British rock scene of the mid Sixties, playing guitar with a number of London bands and soaking up the spirit of the burgeoning “progressive rock” movement. But how did the album sound? Time and a Word, an Album by Yes. To the remaining members this recent development with Anderson was just another change; they would soldier on. In early 1980, after rehearsing music for the follow-up to the tepidly-received Tormato, both Anderson and keyboardist Rick Wakeman departed the band over creative and financial differences. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the CD release of Dramashow on Discogs. And that’s what they, he and we mean by “Epic“. It sounds unlike any other Yes album, thanks to those two guys. It’s their only album, until then, without their front man Jon Anderson. And in a few years the flame would reignite, with more ups and downs and a consistently fluctuating lineup. Drama Tracklist. As with the arrival of Geoff and Trevor, the band found themselves minus a member and with a world tour looming, and Alan just appeared in their studio one day. You do not win a prize for guessing the name of that band. He himself has said, with a mischievous under-statement, “I suppose that a lot of my music is on what you might call an epic scale.”. Looking back on Yes' long career, Drama seems like the cap on the classic Yes era before 90125 took them in a new direction three years later. Your petitions should be sent…). Drama, an Album by Yes. The fact that 2/5 of the band is new makes me think they were maybe just fulfilling a contract. Tied down, now you see too late. Released August 18, 1980. An ideal background, it would seem, for someone to fit in with and help develop the rock undertow and elaborate classical-symphonic style of YES. French Romanticists, especially Debussy and Ravel. For the first minute-and-a-half, it’s a slightly heavier YES, as if they were taking the aggressive edge of Tormato‘s “Don’t Kill The Whale” one step further. An answer to all of your answers to-yes, In the north sky time flies faster than morning After the drama of (ahem) Drama, Trevor Horn and Geoff Downes released one more Buggles LP, Adventures In Modern Recording, which featured “I Am A Camera,” a stripped-down version of “Into The Lens.” But by then the duo was drifting apart; Downes appears on only three Adventure tracks. There's more! Yes Drama (styled as yes Drama and formerly called yes stars Drama) is an Israeli television channel carried by the Israeli satellite television provider - yes, which broadcasts American, British, Canadian and Israeli TV shows of the dramas, lifestyle and reality genres. Look back, that is no escape And all the pieces fit forever I am glad that I gave this album a chance since it really is great! Take me into the fire. (A word of warning: he sometimes mentions that he’d like to take a year off and sail off into the sunset. There, where the lens is wide Trevor’s vocal and lyric-writing abilities, both self-developed since the formation of the Buggles, gravitated naturally to the front-mike of the YES set. But it doesn't stop there. this wonderful masterpiece (Remastered and Expanded! And while admitting a closeness to many rock guitar heavies, he feels a greater affinity with the likes of segova, John (Sky) Williams and Williams’ mento, Julian Bream. To feel it, all the way And every movement made together 1. Website by, iTunes (Standard Edition, Mastered for iTunes). What would YES mean without Jon Anderson singing? 417)Yes, What? To the cities we build Eddie Offord, whose name last appeared on Relayer, almost six years before, was called in to produce the new record, Drama, and Roger Dean designed the cover, his first for YES since 1975’s Yesterdays compilation. Time is the measure before it’s begun As a producer he worked with a number of acts, including Paul McCartney, Rod Stewart, ABC, Tina Turner – and even YES (but that’s a story for another day). Search for a higher The machine-Messiah You’d be hard pressed to name a band that demands so much of its drummer as YES does. To take-it back. Run down a street Punk rock and new wave were coming into fashion, and YES – who never had much to do with trends anyway – were regarded as dinosaurs by both the press and younger artists. You were keeping your best situation It was the only album without Anderson and with keyboardist Geoff Downes before Fly From Here in 2011, and is the only YES album with Trevor Horn as lead vocalist; however he was later involved as producer in 90125 and Fly From Here. Taken, taken, so easily Will make, the heat This is the season for this display. Lovers, they will never wait. He was the band’s voice. Listen online top songs Yes. Thankfully the album is now properly recognised as a classic. Trevor’s first instrument was the double bass. Drama Remastered in 2003 from the master tape of the original mix. Eddie Offord, Roger Dean, long songs – all that was well and good. Drama is a stupendous record. Machine, machine Messiah. Does it really happen to you Since his schooldays, Geoff Downes has been exploring and experimenting with a giddying variety of musical styles. To the satanic mills Chris’s classical background and jazz leanings told him that the bass was capable of much, much more. Many fans had pre-conceived notions because of The Buggles connection and that unfortunately killed the possibility of it growing even further. High Vibration is a 16 x Hybrid SACD Box Set made for the Japanese fans, containing their first 13 albums on 15 discs plus a bonus disc of extra tracks. Howe is positively on fire. Chris Squire's tracks are a veritable bass clinic. “Drama” is the tenth studio album of Yes and was released in 1980. To be, assured The bonus material is good. The next logical step was on to the studio producer’s seat, moulding raw young bands. And hold me To hide herself. I think his range is fantastic for what the band were doing, and he had that "eccentric mojo" the band were known for. In the game. Where the glass shows All Remastered by Isao Kikuchi at 24-96 & 16-44.1 with a 220 page book in Japanese. I'm one of the few weirdos that has mixed feelings about GFTO. You take, the path Offered the chance Maybe we’ll change A newly emboldened Chris Squire lays down aggressive rhythms with Alan White, and Steve Howe eschews his usual … Off the top of his head, he can cite such diverse influences and interests as early as Motown, jazz-rock, “Impressionist” modern French synthesiser and turn-of-the-century (!) You will get 2 track for … Run like an athlete and die like a dead beaten speed-freak Released 18 August 1980 on Atlantic (catalog no. It's essential Yes. Boring middle section and Jon's least melodic vocal turn. One such stint was in a dance band with journalist-drummer Chris Welch (ironically, a champion of. Roundabout, Cans and Brahms, We Have Heaven, South Side of the Sky, Five Per Cent for Nothing, Long Distance Runaround, The Fish (Schindleria Praematurus), Mood for a Day, Heart of the Sunrise Bonus Disc: Something’s Coming, Dear Father, Roundabout (Single Edit), America, Total Mass Retain (Single Version), Soon (Single Edit), Abilene, Run Through The Light (Single Version), Run With The Fox, Owner Of A Lonely Heart (Move Yourself Mix), Leave It (Single Remix), Big Generator (Remix). Biography Formed in 1968 with a lineup of Jon Anderson, Peter Banks, Tony Kaye, Chris Squire and Bill Bruford, Yes is one of the few 1970s Progressive Rock bands to survive through to the new millennium. The mindless (Yes, Yes) From the moment you tell me – yes, If you could see all the roads I have travelled Steve has blown down the walls confining rock guitar and a composition roaming out to find the time complexities of jazz, blues melancholy, the swagger of r’n’b, the delicacies of classical guitar, the bitter-sweet melodies of soul and the splendour of high Classical Romanticism. Everything is alright A job many aspire to but which few can fulfil…. This to just remind you To this day, many fans consider Drama‘s closing track, “Tempus Fugit,” to be one of the group’s best moments. Yes, I'm aware I've used some dramatic phrases already- and for good reason as I'll explain. Controller Awaken, to me, is a mess and a missed opportunity. YES membership was always fluid: nine guys had passed through over the years, and the band never recorded more than two studio albums in a row without some kind of roster disruption. Available as: (Yes, Yes) It’s so good to be near you His father was a church organist and his mother a piano teacher. But wait! White and Squire would often throw in a bit of “Fugit” during their “Whitefish” dual solo performance, and the ecstatic crowd responses are revealing. It's always tricky when you bring in a different lead singer but over all I thought it was a very good album. To navigate waters and finally answer to-yes. Rated #733 in the best albums of 1970. Drama high quality complete mp3 album. He also brought with him an impressive set of muscles – courtesy of his beloved hobby of sailing. SD 16019; Vinyl LP). ! In the late seventies, Geoff’s adept keyboards we much in demand for advertising music jingles. 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