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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.

China Crisis, “Tragedy & Mystery” from Working With Fire and Steel (2017 reissue): One Track Mind

China Crisis, “Tragedy & Mystery” from Working With Fire and Steel (2017 reissue): One Track Mind

China Crisis’ ‘Working with Fire and Steel’ has been expanded with two bonus discs that are equally as enchanting as the original release.

The McCoys – Infinite McCoys (1968): On Second Thought

The McCoys – Infinite McCoys (1968): On Second Thought

With 1968’s ‘Infinite McCoys,’ the McCoys showed they were dead serious about burying their image as a radio-ready pop act.

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.

Elton John – Greatest Hits 1976-1986 (1992): On Second Thought

Elton John – Greatest Hits 1976-1986 (1992): On Second Thought

Although Elton John was not quite as dominate a force as before, he still parented plenty of worthy moments during this second hit-making era.

Michael McDonald – Wide Open (2017)

Michael McDonald – Wide Open (2017)

‘Wide Open’ may well be Michael McDonald’s most musically dense and compelling studio project – and that’s saying something.

The Successful Failures – Ichor of Nettle (2017)

The Successful Failures – Ichor of Nettle (2017)

Juggling power-pop instincts with roots rock influences, the Successful Failures produce a sound that exercises both the body and the brain cells.

Toto, “A Thousand Years” from The Seventh One (1988): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “A Thousand Years” from The Seventh One (1988): Toto Tuesdays

“A Thousand Years” offered a glimpse into Toto’s growth and aspirations, as they began the run home on 1988’s ‘The Seventh One.’

Chicago, “Happy Man” from Chicago VII (1974): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Happy Man” from Chicago VII (1974): Saturdays in the Park

“Happy Man’ is the least-bombastic vocal Peter Cetera ever recorded with Chicago, and I’m including “If You Leave Me Now.”

On Broadway: The Songs of Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil (2016)

On Broadway: The Songs of Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil (2016)

‘On Broadway’ offers mostly curiosities for admirers and collectors of the brilliant ’60s and ’70s songs composed by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil.

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