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Drama album for sale by Yes was released Oct 18, 1994 on the EastWest label. It was widely assumed that when vocalist/songwriter Jon Anderson left Yes at the end of the '70s, the band was doomed. Drama CD music Most folks forgot that bassist/composer Chris Squire was the other founding member of the band, and he had as much to do with their sound as Anderson. It was surprising enough when the band decided to continue with a new vocalist and keyboardist. ...See Full Description
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Yes - Drama Album Track Listing
|1||Machine Messiah See All 7 Lp Version |
|2||Man In a White Car Lp/Single Version |
|3||Does It Really Happen See All 5 Lp/Single Version |
|4||Into the Lens See All 6 Lp Version |
|5||Run Through the Light See All 4 Lp Version |
|6||Tempus Fugit See All 13 Lp Version |
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||An overlooked gem|
Fantastic album from this great band, even though Jon Anderson is not present. Conceptually well ahead of itīs time.
By a reviewer (Caracas, Venezuela)
My all-time favorite Yes album is this overlooked classic "Drama". I'd love to know what the reviewer from Massachussets who said this album was simplistic is smoking. There is NOTHING simplistic about the complex, metallic demonic epic that opens the record with "Machine Messiah"! The neo-heavy metal stylings, combined with an eerie synth-pop ethic make this one of the most challenging and innovative songs in the entire catalogue. Steve Howe's guitar work melts the speakers and Geoff Downes' always tasteful keyboard work is magnificent. Trevor Horn's vocals are perfectly suited for this track and the ballsy rhythms of Chris Squire and Alan White are impressive. "Does It Really Happen" has a killer bass line and "White Car" is a cool, cheesy (albeit brief) New Wave styled tune. "Tempus Fugit" rocks unlike any other Yes song up to this time and was deserving of it's heavy radio airplay. "Into The Lens" is a long, drving piece with a nice modern, synth-pop approach very similar to The Buggles. It also just missed the US single charts. Only "Run Through The Light" is somewhat forgettable. Any Yes fan who denies this album is genius is either a jealous Jon Anderson fan, an idiot, an out of work circus clown, a former roadie for Menudo or all of the above. A great return to Roger Dean's album cover artwork was nice too! If only they could've done another album with this line-up.
By Pete (New Jersey)
||A Jewel in the Dust|
What a shame this work is often overlooked. It is even more of a shame that Downes has not worked with Yes since this time. His style would have matched nicely with the 90125 line-up. In fact, a Downes, Rabin, Sherwood, Anderson Squire, and White (produced by Trevor Horn) would a nice piece of music for the 21st century postmodern Yes. Does anyone know what happened to the Drama studio works "We Can Fly From Here" and "Go Through This" which were featured on the 1980 tour? Since they did not make the Rhino box set it would make for a nice addition to the forthcoming remastered--extra tracks--Drama release. Any Yes collection is incomplete without "Drama" and this is coming from a old 70s fan who held out for years on this one...what a waste good music time! Regards...Stephen
By whitesr (North Caolina)
||a unique phase in the history of the band|
Electro-pop stars Trevor Horn and Geoff Downes of the Buggles join Yes for this 1980 effort. The attempt at fitting into the band's progressive legacy does succeed, but in a rather "neo" vein. On closer examination, the compositions fall short of their models in vocabulary and imagination -- yet this simplicity results in a welcome starkness and clarity that the band had lost especially in the two preceding albums.
By a reviewer (Somerville, MA, USA)
||Sorry Jon, I really didn't miss ya.|
Okay, okay!! I know it's hard to think about YES without Jon Anderson but this body of work is outstanding! Before this album hit the streets back in 94' we heard all the rumors about the problems this band was going through (seems like there's always been issues) and it would be our worst nightmare to have a YES album without Jon... But this is one damn fine set. Yea,yea I know that Trevor sounds alot like Jon, so to some it would seem like a cheap "take off" record but if you've never really heard this CD...open your ears & listen!! It really has some of the bands best work on it. I listen to this disc alot and it still sounds fresh even after all those playings. So if you think listening to "Drama" is like fooling around on the wife (Because it's not Jon), grab the wife, tell her you love her & she's the only one for you, then both of you sit down & listen to "Drama" TOGETHER! You'll both be better for it! Ric Allen
By a reviewer (CHESTER, VA. USA)
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Drama songs Product Details
|CD Universe Part number||1097463|
|Release Date||Oct 18, 1994|