YESterdays

Yes, “Big Generator” from Big Generator (1987): YESterdays

Yes, “Big Generator” from Big Generator (1987): YESterdays

“Big Generator,” the title track from Yes’ 12th studio album, seems desperate in its need to sound modern.

Yes, “Rhythm of Love” from Big Generator (1987): YESterdays

Yes, “Rhythm of Love” from Big Generator (1987): YESterdays

“Rhythm of Love” provides a rabble-rousing opening to 1987’s ‘Big Generator,’ but I’m not sure it’s really Yes.

Yes, “Hearts” from 90125 (1983): YESterdays

Yes, “Hearts” from 90125 (1983): YESterdays

What a way to end Yes’ ‘90125,’ the biggest album from the world’s greatest progressive rock band.

Yes, “City of Love” from 90125 (1983): YESterdays

Yes, “City of Love” from 90125 (1983): YESterdays

More than any other on Yes’ 1983 platinum-smash ‘90125,’ “City of Love” is a Trevor Rabin song.

Yes, “Our Song” from 90125 (1983): YESterdays

Yes, “Our Song” from 90125 (1983): YESterdays

“Our Song,” the B-side to Yes’ mega hit “Owner of The Lonely Heart” is the weakest track on 1983’s ‘90125.’ But it’s not without a few charms.

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

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

“Leave It,” the second single from 1983’s ‘90125,’ ranks as one of Yes’ most oddball tracks. But what a glorious oddball it is!

Yes, “Cinema” from 90125 (1983): YESterdays

Yes, “Cinema” from 90125 (1983): YESterdays

This song, which won a Grammy for best rock instrumental performance, has the distinction of being one of only a handful of instrumental songs by Yes.

Yes, “Changes” from 90125 (1983): YESterdays

Yes, “Changes” from 90125 (1983): YESterdays

An often-overlooked Yes classic, “Changes” is a testament to a how great the band was during the Trevor Rabin era.

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.

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.

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