And most of the faithful bought , albeit with slight reservations. Or it might apply to an artist who returns to his former glory after a period of disappointment.
Commercially it eclipsed anything YES had done before and brought them to new heights of popularity. He provided Squire, White, Anderson, and Kaye with an artistic shot in the arm. Both of the above points provide good reasons why the Trevor Rabin era, which officially starts here, was healthy for YES.
Which brings us to another undeniable point: is a great record, from start to finish. So sit back, and with open ears, listen to the sound of a vital band being reborn.
Move yourself You always live your life Never thinking of the future Prove yourself You are the move you make Take your chances win or loser. Owner of a lonely heart Owner of a lonely heart Much better than — a Owner of a broken heart Owner of a lonely heart. Owner of a lonely heart Owner of a lonely heart Much better than — a Owner of a broken heart Owner of a lonely heart repeat. Sooner or later each conclusion Will decide the lonely heart Owner of a lonely heart It will excite it will delight It will give a better start Owner of a lonely heart.
Jigsaw puzzle traitors Set to spill the beans Constitution screw up Shattering the dreams Blood flows in the desert Dark citadels burning too Watch! Look over your shoulder This one is strictly for you. Hold on — Hold on Wait! Take you time Think it through Yes! I can make it through. Talk the simple smile Such platonic eye How they drown in incomplete capacity Strangest of them all When the feeling calls How we drown in stylistic audacity Charge the common ground Round and round and round We living in gravity.
Shake — We shake so hard How we laugh so loud When we reach We believe in eternity. You can mend the wires You can feed the soul apart You reach It can happen to you It can happen to me It can happen to everyone eventually.
This world I like We architects of life A song a sigh Developing words that linger Through fields of green through open eyes This for us to see.
You can cut your heart It can happen to eveyone eventually As you happen to say It can happen today As it happens It happens in every way. Where Anderson's lyrics tended to focus on more esoteric subjects, Rabin tended toward poppier fare. And although Yes would never truly be thought of as a Top 40 band, there was no way for radio programmers to resist hook-laden tracks like the album's lead-off single, "Owner of a Lonely Heart. Boasting grinding guitar, clattering synths and a soaring vocal from Anderson, the track signaled the start of a new era for Yes — and a fairly lucrative one, too.
It certainly wasn't Tales From Topographic Oceans , but it was identifiably Yes, and it expanded the band's audience to a degree that nobody could have predicted. Unfortunately, as it so often tended to be with Yes, the harmony proved short-lived. In fact, Kaye left the lineup even before was finished, forcing Rabin to handle a substantial portion of the keyboard work.
Although kaye returned in time for the tour, ongoing tensions with Horn added another layer of difficulty to the already-messy sessions for the follow-up album. By the time Yes re-emerged from the studio, four years had gone by, and the result — 's Big Generator — was neither as cohesive nor as cutting-edge as its predecessor.
By the end of , Yes had split into different factions yet again He concluded that is "enjoyable, only somewhat disappointing".
Considine gave a mostly favourable review of for Rolling Stone. He points out "Owner of a Lonely Heart" sounds "too hip, too street-smart for a band whose idea of a pop song was once something as rococo as " Roundabout ", yet credits the band's reinvention to Horn's production with "flashy pop sensibility" and his handling of the group's vocal harmonies.
He thought "Cinema" and "Our Song" showed Yes displaying "old tricks" with such "overblown" tracks, though complimented the record as a whole for its accessibility.
Critic and author Martin Popoff thought was the band's most "successful and sociable album" of their entire catalogue, comparing "Owner of a Lonely Heart" to a song by The Police. He declared the record "a rich album experience with legs". He also cites the vocal arrangements on "Leave It" and the "beautifully sprawling" "Hearts" as high points on the record, which has "nary a duff track".
Yes promoted the album with a worldwide tour that lasted from 28 February to 9 February , spanning over dates. It was meant to start with a North American leg from January , but the dates were cancelled after Rabin ruptured his spleen after he collided with a woman in a swimming pool and required surgery to have it removed.
Instead, the band opened their shows with two Bugs Bunny cartoons. This was followed by two sold-out dates in Buenos Aires , Argentina, which marked the first time an English band had performed in the country following the Falklands War.
Anderson recalled the group were escorted into the country in a private air force jet and surrounded by militia during the entire visit. They had a conference call with the president before their arrival who ensured their safety despite reported death threats against the band.
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