Progressive rock

Yes, “It Can Happen” from 90125 (1983): YESterdays

Yes, “It Can Happen” from 90125 (1983): YESterdays

The third single from Yes’ 1983 blockbuster ‘90125’ boasts a balanced mix of progressive elements and rock sensibilities.

Alan Parsons Project somehow remains faceless, despite hitting big with Eye in the Sky

Alan Parsons Project somehow remains faceless, despite hitting big with Eye in the Sky

It didn’t help that a different singer was featured on each single from the Alan Parsons Project’s smash album, which arrived in June 1982.

Yes, “Hold On” from 90125 (1983): YESterdays

Yes, “Hold On” from 90125 (1983): YESterdays

An unlikely yet enduring deep cut, “Hold On” finds Yes at the height of its stadium-rock power.

Yes, “Owner of a Lonely Heart” from 90125 (1983): YESterdays

Yes, “Owner of a Lonely Heart” from 90125 (1983): YESterdays

“Owner of a Lonely Heart” wasn’t great progressive rock but, without this track, it’s doubtful the band Yes would still be here today.

Yes, “Tempus Fugit” from Drama (1980): YESterdays

Yes, “Tempus Fugit” from Drama (1980): YESterdays

Yes should have made “Tempus Fugit,” a gem among gems, the focus track on 1980’s ‘Drama.’

Yes, “Run Through the Light” from Drama (1980): YESterdays

Yes, “Run Through the Light” from Drama (1980): YESterdays

A re-tooled Yes continued to test their boundaries with “Run Through the Light” from 1980’s ‘Drama.’

Yes, “Into the Lens” from Drama (1980): YESterdays

Yes, “Into the Lens” from Drama (1980): YESterdays

Yes has never sounded more like a cohesive unit than they do on “Into the Lens,” from 1980’s underrated ‘Drama.’

Deep Purple – InFinite (2017)

Deep Purple – InFinite (2017)

After a late-career surge, more than a few bands would be temped to coast on their good fortune. Not Deep Purple.

Steve Hackett – The Night Siren (2017)

Steve Hackett – The Night Siren (2017)

Steve Hackett ups the ante on ‘The Night Siren’ with a combination of stunning world music, progressive epics, and guitar playing second to no one.

Yes, “Does It Really Happen” from Drama (1980): YESterdays

Yes, “Does It Really Happen” from Drama (1980): YESterdays

“Does It Really Happen,” a stand-out cut from 1980’s ‘Drama,’ finds a rebuilt Yes sounding as vibrant and relevant as ever.

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