YESterdays

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 mixed 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.

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.’

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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