Yes – Drama (1980/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 36:56 minutes | 1,48 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | @ Rhino Atlantic
1980 was a great year for the legendary Yes. While the Close To The Edge line-up was taking a break, founding member Chris Squire maintained the legendary status of the band along with long- time band mates Steve Howe & Alan White, with new members Trevor Horn & Geoff Downes (The Buggles), and created the harder rocking masterpiece, Drama. With stand outs like “Into The Lens”, it was easy to hear why this new edgy Yes sound truly resonated in the eighties. Check out the amazing musicianship on “Run Through The Light” and “Tempus Fugit”, all of which made Drama the classic album it is today!
For this one album, ex-Buggles Geoffrey Downes and Trevor Horn were drafted in to replace Jon Anderson and Rick Wakeman. It rocks harder than other Yes albums, and for classically inclined fans, it was a jarring departure; but it was a harbinger of Yes and Asia albums to come. A newly emboldened Chris Squire lays down aggressive rhythms with Alan White, and Steve Howe eschews his usual acoustic rags and flamenco licks for a more metallic approach, opting for sheets of electric sound. Prime cuts include the doom-laden “Machine Messiah” and the manic ska inflections of “Tempus Fugit.” Despite the promise of this new material, the band soon fell apart; Horn went into production, Howe and Downes joined Asia, and Squire and White toyed and then gave up on a pair-up with Robert Plant and Jimmy Page, which was to be titled XYZ (i.e., Ex-Yes and Zeppelin).
01 – Machine Messiah
02 – White Car
03 – Does It Really Happen
04 – Into The Lens
05 – Run Through The Light
06 – Tempus Fugit