Label: Friday Music
Reissued 2016, originally released 1985
Limited edition 180 gram vinyl LP pressing housed in a gatefold sleeve. With the 1983 release of the Trevor Horn-produced 90125, Yes pulled off one of the greatest comebacks in rock history. The album not only marked the return of vocalist founder Jon Anderson and original keyboardist Tony Kaye, but also a radical shift in style, with Yes largely trading in their trademark 1970s symphonic progressive rock sound for contemporary, synthesized 1980s pop. The lead single, "Owner of a Lonely Heart," became #1 in the US and drove the album into the Top 5 helping it sell three million units during a chart stay of 53 weeks, by far Yes' most successful album. Other top-ten-heavy-airplay tracks include "Hold On," "It Can Happen," "Leave It," and "Changes" while "Cinema" won the 1984 Grammy for the 'Best Rock Instrumental.' The band decided that the music was going in a different direction that they were not excited about. They told their manager to fire everyone that was associated with them and hire new people.