Bath © I would recommend this album to anyone that likes Yes or to anyone that is just getting into them. Run Through The Light is my favourite of the three, but Into the Lens is nipping at its heels. The man can sing any Yes songs comfortably. Drama is the best studio album without one of their classic lines up. Oh, and I see you just rated it, so yes. As noted elsewhere Steve Howe and Geoff Downes would later go on to form Asia, and although all of the songs on that incredible debut album were cowritten by a John Wetton in the form of his life, one can appreciate the seed for the development of that type of sound already in Drama. White Car Both brought a new sound to Yes. actually really likes the Buggles, this is not a problem for me. Graham Tarry: Love this album. I found it much more accessible. I'm very glad that you could see my intention with my choices on the recomendation section. Chris Squire and Steve Howe upped their game in response to the new arrivals and the whole album sounded fresh (and still does). As could be said about many, if not all of their progressive rock kin, things weren’t running quite so smoothly for Yes towards the end of the 70’s. The band shot music videos for "Into the Lens" and "Tempus Fugit", both of them mimed live performances with minimal visual effects. Like everyone else, I remember the shock when it was announced that Horn and Downes (Buggles!) This early '80's album is one of the best band ever done, even for some purists the Yes is no Yes without Anderson. 4. Unsurprisingly, my friends being dicks, I got Yes. Great stuff! "Drama" is a good album to end my reviews about Yes' studio albums, at the moment. Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. Check out Drama by Yes on Amazon Music. It’s far heavier than other Yes albums. ~ Ralph Greco, Jr. Quality A. Sorry guys, not a classic to me. As you know, and this is the reason why I decided to do this project, the members of Yes are so prolific with their solo stuff and other projects that I could be here, on Sputnik, two or three years reviewing all those albums. It wasn't. Listening to the album today it still works pretty well. Drama remains the only Yes album I’ve ever loved. Whether that is for the better or worse depends on your view, but I think this is mostly a good album. One thing that really stands out to me here (and in 90125) is how great the production is. I'm amazed that this album is more controversial than 90125 though, you'd figure prog purists would have had more issues with that? As strange and paradoxical as it may seem, an improbable album like "Drama" was able to unite most of the Yes fans. I also really like the Drama rendition from Topographic - Drama Live Across America with Jon Davison on vocals. Drama has the different but beautiful voice of Horn and the new keyboard sound of Downes. Decent songs, played well and with more guitar than normal. It is an interesting “transitional” album—pointing the way to both Asia and (IMHO) the much better Yes of 90125. It’s just that our opportunity came to make pop music and we took it.”, “It was full of dramas, engineer Hugh Padgam said. A young woman diagnosed with cancer tries to play matchmaker between her soon-to-be-widowed husband and her bisexual twin brother. So there is an argument that Drama is the last ‘proper’ prog album from Yes. – but that's another story. 2 in the UK and No. And although it was derided at the time, it ultimately helped the individual band members reach greater commercial success (90125, Asia, scads of Horn-produced records). Album Rating: 4.0There are lots of both Rick Wakeman and Steve Howe's solo material from the start. Marco LG: I like Drama a lot, it’s an album I have been familiar with for many years now. But, yes, you’re right, it didn’t happen. On Yesshows, the old joke about a prog band releasing 20 minutes songs so that each member could have his solo moment, seems to come alive – albeit in a good way. (AllMusic), "Why this album was panned in 1980, I'll never know. Drama is not only an interesting sample of 'progressive' rock, but features a bit of ironic wit as well. MASTERPIECE Drama is definitely a favorite of mine that I wish others saw to be as good as it really is. Verified Purchase. It was time for a new sound, and Drama delivers. Stream ad-free or purchase CD's and MP3s now on Amazon.co.uk. Mike Hayes: I really like this album! Does It Really Happen? Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for YES / Drama at Amazon.com. And damn is it good. And honestly, my mind has been wondering a lot this week on what could have been if only this album sold a bit better and this lineup continued to release another album. I do like prog but Rush are the only band I'm really passionate about. I like to think in a big scale. This song really proves that to me. Temps Fugit rocks! Maybe a bit megalomaniac, perhaps. But in hindsight, both myself and Trevor were musicians, not pop guys. Keyboards became an easy picking to direct blame at for all the bad music produced in the 80s, but it is a fact their introduction and evolution led to a lot of those sounds ageing very badly very quickly. The history of rock, one album at a time. Does It Really Happen? Yes Topographic Drama – Live Across America Rhino Records Formed in 1968, Yes is a band that interestingly has no original members left in the band. Machine Messiah holds its own in the realm of Yes epics, with the most guitar dominance on one since Yours Is No Disgrace. 40. It seems to me almost a real miracle. I am glad you covered this album too. Maybe that is evidence that a change in a simpler direction was needed, but what's striking is how perfectly balanced Drama is between the simplicity of pop and the refinement of prog. The music was exciting, the playing was spot on, and it did still have some prog elements. Cheers and patience. Drama is the best studio album without one of their classic lines up. All rights reserved. My intention was to bring some really nice or even great prog music which were still being made in the same year of "Drama", 1980, the begining of the worst decade to prog. I wouldn't rank this album up with masterworks like The Yes Album, Fragile, Close To The Edge and Going For The One, but it's worth giving listens to every now and then. Sign up below to get the latest from Classic Rock, plus exclusive special offers, direct to your inbox! "I'm curious where you will go from here." Very clever, very clever indeed! Album Rating: 4.0Nice review dude. Even if all of the songs are not too great, I still think it's a successful album. Who is this man? Yeah, it seems I'm a too bit fast for you. I grow weary of it halfway through. Tempus Fugit is the standout track, but Machine Messiah and Does It Really Happen are better than I remember. Short, punchy songs. Album Rating: 4.0@ Jethro I guess Two Sides of Peter Banks is one of these nexts. "I feel like I've been at least one album behind for your whole Yes series e21" Yes, looking at all the 4.0, it seems we have come to an album where we almost all agree. Price:-OK. Free Shipping & Up More. Drama from Yes released in 1980 is a very big inprovement over Tormato, who was for me a good album but less intristing then before. I still enjoy listening to it, and even after trying all the others, it's still the Yes album I turn to. The sound of a band with something to prove and they accomplished this with ease. Also need to give a shout out to the always great Roger Dean's cover art. It being 1980s England though, I certainly wasn’t going to get to hear this record on the radio, and my few Yes-loving friends had all outright refused to buy this sacrilege. “Obviously when we first joined Yes there was a huge outcry from the diehard Yes fans," Downes told us. I’d done a Buggles session, and it was Trevor Horn who roped me into the Yes camp to help out. But this album hits a nice sweet Spot. Yes weren't for me, but this, for me, is a beaut. "There was so much tension around. People often complain about how this is more of a Buggles album than a Yes album, but for someone who a.) That is the idea behind "Yes or No" to make it understand if it impacts, introduce an opinion without being invasive, the protagonists are incredible, the chemistry in the cameras freight was the best. And that's what Yes were at their best (as on most of Going for the One): Melodic, catchy, pop songs with bells on. Check out the original Buggles version of I Am A Camera. 4.0 out of 5 stars Yes making a Drama out of a crisis. Can't wait." During it’s 2016 tour, Yes played its 1980 album Drama in its entirety. A disastrous tour (whether it was Trevor Horn’s lack of range, confidence and charisma or a hostile Yes audience is a debate to be had, I’m guessing) and it was over. But now to the actual songs. And what about Glass Hammer? This is a classic improv game that teaches the value of accepting each others ideas and cooperating with one another. I hope more Yes fans will check out this unfairly underrated album, and find out for themselves just how really good it actually is. There was a problem. Chris Burkill: I struggled with Yes until this album. In conclusion, Drama is a transition album for both Yes and prog rock in general. In reality, "Drama" is a very special album for the band because it represents the end of an era and the begining of other. White Car isn't much of anything, but it doesn't hurt anything either. In a so extensive and somehow very complete voyage through the wonderful world of Yes, it would be a big failure noyt to include the debut solo album of Banks. doesn’t mind synth-heavy, new wave-infused prog and b.) Tempis Fugit was great, I’ll give you that, but the rest, as they say up here in Scotland, was ‘keech.’ And before anyone goes on about the musical prowess and technicality of the arrangements, which is in no doubt, I would much rather listen to Weather Report, John McLaughlin and Zappa before I listen to Yes again. 8/10. Does It Really Happen may be the hidden gem on an album full of them, probably the album's defining track. Album Rating: 4.0Patience my friend, patience. Elaborate as it is complex, commercial as it is heavy. Album Rating: 4.0@ Twig I know you already reviewed Journey to the Center of the Earth and Fish Out of Water. "The idea of a couple of interlopers from the pop world suddenly stepping into this revered band. Can't wait ;) It's so clear and completely avoids sound outdated or "80s overload.". Rated #316 in the best albums of 1980. Try That's either good or bad depending on your view if that period of Rush. Till that moment, I'm going to published several other things about Yes. ... but I only discovered they were part of Yes ages after the release of "Drama" (in 1999 to be precise). Not sure what to make of Man in a White Car, with its Wire-like song length, except to wish it were longer and to think that it makes perfect sense that Trevor Horn went into music production full-time (Frankie Goes to Hollywood's Welcome to the Pleasuredome being my favourite). Are they worth checking? We can't say the same about Trevor Horn who apparently vocally ruined the classic Yes songs during the Drama tour. The absence of Rick Wakeman has been experienced before, and the band pulled out one of their best works as a response. Machine Messiah is the standout track for me. And if so it's not a bad one to draw a line under. Nigel Lancashire: When the Buggles boys (who contrary to popular belief, aren’t three dog-faced crooks constantly trying to rob Scrooge McDuck) were drafted in to replace Jon Anderson and Rick Wakeman, rather than being appalled, I was intrigued. I'm shocked I've never heard the expression Yeggles before. It is the first Yes album without vocalist Jon Anderson. By the following year Yes had cracked and splintered. A true transitional record, Drama is a hint of what Yes was capable of when ego is kept in check and drama is left out of the studio. Then come three pop whoppers in a row, reminding me more than anything of the Police (which is fine by me) both in Sting-like vocal delivery and Andy Sumners-like guitar playing. But, for the time, Drama took big risks, and I can appreciate that. Genres: Progressive Rock, Symphonic Prog. I noticed the latter after listening to the live album Yesshows, which was released after Drama but recorded on previous tours, before the lineup changes. Machine Messiah starts out heavy and impresses me... at first. Prime cuts include the doom-laden Machine Messiah and the manic ska inflections of Tempus Fugit. Good review mate, I'm curious where you will go from here. I have to say I’ve never liked Yes. Very soon you'll see. "Into the Lens" was released as the album's sole single in 1980. 7/10. People often complain about how this is more of a Buggles album than a Yes album, but for someone who a.) They turned Drama in an essential work and in one of the best prog albums of the 80s." Maybe the more accessible sound of the band tricks me into thinking Drama doesn't need a ten minute epic. They were awful. But, I declined that. Machine Messiah rocks hard, and Tempus Fugit is one of my favourite Yes songs. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the 2004 Cinram Pressing CD release of Drama on Discogs. Yet two things struck me this week for maybe the first time: the first is how much it was influenced by the new wave and The Police in particular, the second is how much simpler it sounds compared with the previous albums. Yes became a much leaner band in the 80s with the influence of Rabin, and has since experienced a high turnover in personal changes. Lol. Run Through the Light Having previously been a Yes tolerator rather than a fan may have had something to do with this, but I was quite fascinated how the very synthetic, glossy pop sounds the chart-topping Buggles were pedalling would sit next to the epitome of non-commercial Yes’ more natural, rambling 1970s approach. Machine Messiah Lyrics. I confess I'm not very accustomed with the voice of Jon Davison. In the great spectrum of Yes-sy stuff, it's an outlier, but it adds a lot to the overall tapestry of all things Yes, or am I mixing metaphors? Pontus Norshammar: I love this albums. More than that, it also played sides one and four from the 1973 double-album Tales From Topographic Oceans.Startling because these are arguably the two most contentious LPs in the band’s entire discography. So, I've great expectations with his voice and I'm glad that you are telling me that he has a great voice and he is abble to sing all Yes' songs. Thanks, my friend. Label: Rhino. 1. I was quite curious to discover the mix of styles. Into the Lens probably could've been a little shorter, but it works. Yes Topographic Drama – Live Across America Rhino Records Formed in 1968, Yes is a band that interestingly has no original members left in the band. DIY Diamond Painting Cross Stitch Drama Actor Needlework Home Decoration Lady Photo Full Diamond Embroidery F276. It was really an amazing and contradictory thing but I think it helped keep Yes' fans in the fold, indeed. The first time it had ever done such a thing. Man in a White Car Lyrics. Besides my CD copy, I own my old vinyl copy bought to a classmate in those times. Bill Griffin: Excellent album. Features Song Lyrics for Yes's Drama album. Vocalist Trevor Horn was on an upward trajectory as a producer. Both brought a new sound to Yes. Besides, Howe, Squire and White demonstrated that Yes could survive … Includes Album Cover, Release Year, and User Reviews. John Davidson: After the relatively disappointing Tormato, it wasn’t a surprise to discover that Rick Wakeman had once again left the band, but the absence of their iconic singer Jon Anderson was surely going to shake things up. Fortunately (or not) the release date was around my 17th birthday and two mates offered me the choice of the new Yes or Tygers of Pan Tang. Besides, Howe, Squire and White demonstrated that Yes could survive without Anderson. Featured peformers: Trevor Horn (vocals, songwriting), Steve Howe (guitar, backing vocals, songwriting), Geoffrey Downes (keyboard, vocoder, songwriting), Chris Squire (bass, backing vocals, songwriting), Alan … Despite this, a friend coerced me into going to see them live, which I did. Their classic era began with "The Yes Album" and ended with "Tormato", the era of their two classic lines up. Deluxe remastered edition of this curious version of Yes that featured the two members of The Buggles - Geoff Downes and Trevor Horn. Hello, Sign in. Drama Tracklist. Please refresh the page and try again. Great music made around 1980, so good idea to link it here. I'm not a connoisseur of Prog or indeed Yes, but as a stand alone album, it stands up. "Drama exceeded all expectations and doesn’t become on a true drama. In the absence of Wakeman, and with Downes providing a more simple keyboard/synth sound, Howe and Squire dominate the music. Oh well. actually really likes the Buggles, this is not a problem for me. Wakeman returned to Yes for Going For The One (1977), that contains Turn Of The Century, Wonderous Stories and the 15-minute Awaken.Tormato (1978), on the other hand, is flat and bland, despite the hit Don't Kill The Whale.The format of Yes' compositions had changed dramatically, retreating from the super-human suite to the pop song. Yes entered the 1980s with a new lineup and a renewed compositional approach. SD 16019; Vinyl LP). Run Through The Light isn't much better. You're absolutely right. Mike Knoop: I didn't listen to this album until twenty years after it was released, so all the *ahem* drama regarding personnel changes was long over. Not having to listen to Anderson’s weird East Lancs rolled ‘r’ pronunciation was a blessing for a start, but what was a real shock was how much I liked this new version of Yes’s brevity. It was like they’d stopped reading Thomas Hardy and suddenly got into Raymond Chandler. It displays a lot of the same influences and aspirations of other great prog albums released at the time, and contains some of the best guitar and bass lines Steve Howe and Chris Squire ever recorded. Chris Squire chatting about the new Yes album Drama,Jon and Rick Leaving, Trevor and Geoff joining, playing the bass, the song Don't Kill The Whale, the … Released August 18, 1980. In early 1980, after rehearsing music for the follow-up to the tepidly-received Tormato, both Anderson and keyboardist Rick Wakeman … But seems that you finally caught me. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Drama - Yes on AllMusic - 1980 - For this one album, ex-Buggles Geoffrey Downes… And that left bassist Chris Squire and drummer Alan White trying to figure out what do do next. Indeed, this album borrows its title from their … Horn contributed production, songwriting and even chart success to the next version of Yes, Downes went on to co-create Asia and John "Bluto" Blutarsky married Mandy Pepperidge and became a US senator. We were very much into Yes and progressive music. Scott Spalding: I love this album! Eddy Offord [who produced the album with the band] was mad, but a genius. They skip between commercial and rock and you're never far from either. Adam Ranger: Not heard this for so long. Especially because the guitar work of Steve Howe on Drama is so majestic it makes me forget (and forgive in fact) all the keyboard sounds that didn’t age well and the early synthesiser effects which were about to become so prominent in 90125. I chose... the Tygers. With Leah McKendrick, Patrick Zeller, Matt Pascua, Shari Belafonte. It's true. Though neither were the classic line up, nor the classic sound of the peak years, Drama is my favorite Yes album. I liken Drama to the Yes catalog as I do Heaven and Hell to Black Sabbath's catalog. Louder is part of Future plc, an international media group and leading digital publisher. I've reviewed a Yes record before for this club, and I found it a bit over elaborate. The line up only produced one album (until the recent Fly From Here: Return Trip) - after which Howe and Downes left to perform AOR as Asia, while Jon Anderson returned (alongside Tony Kaye on keyboards), joined by Trevor Rabin, to produce a full on AOR Yes album in 90125. BA1 1UA. But in the process, "Drama" has been sorely overlooked. Yes are always mentioned. I'm curious to see what's up. You'll see. But, they don't belong to my plans about Yes. I think Drama suffers a little bit from being a part of the odd transition period into a new sound. And you know I'm right, my friend. Oh, and I see you just rated it, so yes. Tempus Fugit is a pretty good rocker with nice guitar riffs and synths. That was that for 20 years. The epic (Machine Messiah) is still there but it has a very sleek and metallic sound. Some tracks are reminiscent of what Rush were to become in the mid 80s. Account & Lists Account Returns & Orders. Album Rating: 4.0Thanks pal. Even without Jon Anderson, it's still Yes to my ears. I think the list is complete and many of the reviews are finished or almost finished. Have a pos. Album Rating: 4.0it was really unexpected that the remained Yes members merged with a pop formation would give another clever prog effort. But, meanwhile, my friend, you must be a very bit more patient. Home > reviews > Men's Clothing > "yes drama" 1,046 Results . One of the interesting things is that on "Drama", they seem to have speeded up Horn's vocals to make him sound more like Anderson, and I think it helped keep Yes fans in the fold. You're absolutely right. Take the classic Yes sound, and update it for the new wave era, this is what you get. Despite all those points mentioned by you, Yes were still alive and kicking very hard. Matter of fact, it describes … Geoff Downes and Steve Howe became founding members of Asia and enjoyed huge success in their own right. Future Publishing Limited Quay House, The Ambury, Holy Hammond organ Batman, listen to those keyboards - it is a new decade! Trevor Horn's unease was palpable. Heck, I didn't even know who the Buggles were until MTV used Video Killed the Radio Star as its call to action a couple of years after the song came out. (Sputnik Music), "A newly emboldened Chris Squire lays down aggressive rhythms with Alan White, and Steve Howe eschews his usual acoustic rags and flamenco licks for a more metallic approach, opting for sheets of electric sound. I relisten to Asia Minor atm. Listen to the original by Yes on a online video of the full Drama album and bought it right away. 18 in the US, the band's lowest charting studio release in the US since The Yes Album (1971), which peaked at No. Yes: Tormato/Drama (remasters) Transitional Chaos is a good term to describe the period in pop music in the late 70's thru the 80's. Machine Messiah, Into The Lens, Does It Really Happen and Tempus Fugit are all faves in my Yes book. Released 18 August 1980 on Atlantic (catalog no. About the other projects of each members, you seem to be more knowledgeable than me. 2. Billy Master: At the time of release, I was very much in the "No Anderson, No Yes" camp, and refused to even listen to it. John Edgar: This one came as quite a surprise when first released. 7.5/10. Lyrics. But the classic Yes feel is still there. What can I do? Please deactivate your ad blocker in order to see our subscription offer, Ritchie Blackmore summoned Baal, the pagan god of war, during a Rainbow studio session, and it didn’t end well, Listen to Guns N’ Roses play Sweet Child O’ Mine for the very first time, Dave Grohl edits the new issue of Classic Rock - and it's out now, The battle for Van Halen: how Sammy Hagar triumphed over Dave Lee Roth, No One Knows by Queens Of The Stone Age: The story behind the song, The Michael Schenker Group - The Michael Schenker Group, Doc at the Radar Station - Captain Beefheart, Reach for the Sky - The Allman Brothers Band, Xanadu - Olivia Newton-John and Electric Light Orchestra. Lol. The film is subtle, has an unmistakable lightness, no nudity and sex scenes, just a few kisses and hugs. were replacing Anderson and Wakeman, but the change really worked. But, this is what I am. Shane Reho: Is this album underrated or what? Absolutely brilliant. Album Rating: 4.0I absolutely agree with you Diva. Machine Messiah has an opening riff that Black Sabbath would be proud of. (Music Street Journal). 9/10. Sure, there were pop elements mixed in with the progressive stuff but back in 1980, this was unique and exciting." It's classic rock. Album Rating: 4.0Cheers my friend! The bassline is so killer and groovy when matched with that catchy synth melody. Looking at all the 4.0, it seems we have come to an album where we almost all agree. Drama has the different but beautiful voice of Horn and the new keyboard sound of Downes. Artwork included. Album Rating: 4.0Like happens with Jethro, as you have finished the reviews of the studio albums of Yes, I am also curious about what is coming next. Tempus Fugit. It reached No. Unfortunately, the following track, Into The Lens is really quite bad. I just can't consider calling a band without Jon Anderson Yes..So coming into this album I took an approach of this album being a band that had members of Yes and the Buggles.and man, was I impressed! I was completely unaware that changes had taken place in the band, yet being a fan of Yes, I bought it right away when it was released. I got on well with Steve Howe and Alan White. Album Rating: 4.0Yeah Jethro. Once the very proggy intro is done, Into the Lens is closer to pure pop but it least it’s good pop, embellished occasionally by Steve Howe and Chris Squire. For Topographic Drama – Live Across America, guitarist Steve Howe (who joined the band in 1970) and drummer Alan White (who joined in 1972) are the oldest members from Yes’ glory days. Would be more interesting if this lineup had stuck together, who knows what could've happened. Read more. Directed by Stewart Wade. Man In A White Car is a nice little interlude, but there really isn't much to be said about it. I have to recognize that this is not such a bad effort as one could have expected. They succeeded – and how! "I guess Two Sides of Peter Banks is one of these nexts. doesn’t mind synth-heavy, new wave-infused prog and b.) Trevor Horn could never match the ethereal tones of Jon Anderson, but he did bring a pop sensibility that Yes had lost along the way. I cant help but think about album Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman, Howe which is already reviewed by Divaman. Lol. Review Summary: Ironic as it is due to the absences of both Wakeman and especially Anderson, Drama is the last truly great Yes album. Yes - 'Drama' 4 stars. Every week, Album of the Week Club listens to and discusses the album in question, votes on how good it is, and publishes our findings, with the aim of giving people reliable reviews and the wider rock community the chance to contribute. In retrospect this odd-ball 1980 album with Jon Anderson (uniquely) and Rick Wakeman (yet again) absent stayed faithful to the classic Yes sound and has worn the years well. Tempus Fugit rounds up almost everything heard on the album, all in 5 minutes, which was almost unheard of on a Yes album. It would be a shame not to do that. But, I listened to this album all the same, as I do all the albums here, just to see. It's quite funny and clever, and not an insult at all. Yes Drama Tour 1980 Jim Ladd Innerview Radio Broadcast 1980 21 Minutes. And many think, as I do think too, that "Drama" is the last true classic album from Yes, despite the great quality of some later works. Yes would eventually follow Drama with 90125, which I think is one of the most underrated albums ever and certainly a better collection of songs than this one. Some of the material is the best that Yes ever created but Horn's not quite Jon Anderson soundalike vocals spoils it somewhat. 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