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

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

Perhaps with different sonic sensibilities, Yes’ “Holy Lamb (Song for Harmonic Convergence)” could have been great.

Yes, “I’m Running” from Big Generator (1987) YESterdays

Yes, “I’m Running” from Big Generator (1987) YESterdays

“I’m Running,” the penultimate song on Yes’ 1987 album ‘Big Generator,’ steps out of the arena haze with an interesting but not totally successful gambit.

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

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

At almost six and a half minutes, Yes’ “Final Eyes” seems to have more credibility among fans than the ‘Big Generator’-era two hits.

Yes, “Love Will Find a Way” from Big Generator (1987): YESterdays

Yes, “Love Will Find a Way” from Big Generator (1987): YESterdays

Despite its lyrically dippiness, “Love Will Find a Way” gave Yes exactly what they wanted: A hit song.

Yes, “Almost Like Love” from Big Generator (1987) YESterdays

Yes, “Almost Like Love” from Big Generator (1987) YESterdays

When you add together all the disparate parts of “Almost Like Love,” you almost get a good Yes song … but not quite.

Yes, “Shoot High Aim Low” from Big Generator (1987): YESterdays

Yes, “Shoot High Aim Low” from Big Generator (1987): YESterdays

Each time I listen again to Yes’ ‘Big Generator,’ I’m struck afresh by its poise and expansiveness. “Shoot High Aim Low” is a perfect example.

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’ lacquered Big Generator dashed my high hopes after breakthrough with 90125

Yes’ lacquered Big Generator dashed my high hopes after breakthrough with 90125

‘Big Generator’ arrived amid much anticipation on Sept. 17, 1987, some four years after Yes’ reinvention with ‘90125.’ What went wrong?

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