Year Of Release: 2014 (1980)
Label: Rhino Atlantic
Genre: Progressive Rock, Art Rock
Quality: FLAC (tracks) [24Bit/192kHz]
Total Time: 36:56
Total Size: 1,48 GB
WebSite: Album Preview
Drama is the tenth studio album by the English rock band Yes, released on 18 August 1980 by Atlantic Records. It is their only album to feature Trevor Horn as lead vocalist, following the departure of Jon Anderson and Rick Wakeman in March 1980 after unsuccessful recording sessions for a new album in Paris and London. Horn was joined by keyboardist Geoff Downes, his partner in the new wave band The Buggles. Drama was recorded in a short amount of time as a tour was already booked prior to the change in personnel. It marked a departure in the band’s musical direction with songs more accessible and aggressive that featured the use of modern keyboards and a vocoder.
Drama was released to a mostly positive critical reception, with most welcoming the band’s new sound. The album peaked at No. 2 in the UK and No. 18 in the US, and became their first album since 1971 not to reach Gold certification by the RIAA. “Into the Lens” was released as the album’s sole single. Yes toured the album with a 1980 tour of North America and the UK, and were met with some negative reactions during the latter leg over the new line-up change. Yes disbanded at its conclusion; Horn ventured into producing, Howe and Downes co-formed Asia, and Squire and White formed Cinema with Trevor Rabin which led to a reformed Yes in 1982. Yes performed Drama in its entirety for the first time on their 2016 European tour.
1. Yes – Machine Messiah 10:28
2. Yes – White Car 1:21
3. Yes – Does It Really Happen 6:36
4. Yes – Into The Lens 8:33
5. Yes – Run Through The Light 4:43
6. Yes – Tempus Fugit 5:15
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