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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.

Esso Afrojam Funkbeat, World Trade, Tomi Malm + others: Five for the Road

Esso Afrojam Funkbeat, World Trade, Tomi Malm + others: Five for the Road

This occasional look at road-worthy artists includes Esso Afrojam Funkbeat, Billy Sherwood’s World Trade, Tomi Malm and others.

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.

Toto, “Love Has the Power” from Past to Present (1990): Toto Tuesdays

Toto, “Love Has the Power” from Past to Present (1990): Toto Tuesdays

Toto’s greatest-hits album included bonus tracks with yet another new singer. Jean-Michel Byron wasn’t around long, but he left a lasting impression.

Chicago, “Skinny Boy” from Chicago VII (1974): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Skinny Boy” from Chicago VII (1974): Saturdays in the Park

“Skinny Boy,” a song that later appeared on the Robert Lamm solo album of the same name, was this weird little treat to end a great Chicago album.

Chicago, “Woman Don’t Want to Love Me” from Chicago VII (1974): Saturdays In The Park

Chicago, “Woman Don’t Want to Love Me” from Chicago VII (1974): Saturdays In The Park

The fact that “Woman Don’t Want to Love Me” is a lesser song on ‘Chicago VII’ is a testament to how strong the rest of the album really is.

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.

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.

Chicago, “Wishing You Were Here” from Chicago VII (1974): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Wishing You Were Here” from Chicago VII (1974): Saturdays in the Park

Is this Peter Cetera-composed, Terry Kath-sung track the best ballad in Chicago’s canon, or just one of many highs?

Donald Fagen, Rickie Lee Jones, Anthony Robustelli + Others: Five for the Road

Donald Fagen, Rickie Lee Jones, Anthony Robustelli + Others: Five for the Road

A thread involving Donald Fagen and Walter Becker runs through this look at the albums that have been in my car recently.

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