Post Tagged with: "Trevor Rabin"

Yes, “Miracle of Life” from Union (1991): YESterdays

Yes, “Miracle of Life” from Union (1991): YESterdays

The first two minutes of “Miracle of Life” are pure prog joy. Then, as with so much of Yes’ pieced-together 1991 album ‘Union,’ something goes wrong.

Yes, “Saving My Heart” from Union (1991): YESterdays

Yes, “Saving My Heart” from Union (1991): YESterdays

“Saving My Heart” from 1991’s ‘Union’ found Yes looking over the precipice of their career – and deciding to jump.

Yes, “Lift Me Up” from Union (1991): YESterdays

Yes, “Lift Me Up” from Union (1991): YESterdays

Producer Trevor Rabin scales back some of the excesses from 1987’s ‘Big Generator,’ creating a Yes song with Chris Squire that boasts a socially relevant theme.

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, “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, “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.

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