Sunday, November 20, 2016
Yes - Big Generator - 1987
The entire album is great. As with the previous album, this one has shaken off it's 70s Progressive style in favor of radio-friendly tunes to grow their fan base. I'm not particularly in love with Rhythm Of Love, or the title track Big Generator, but I am totally infatuated with Love Will Find A Way and Shoot High Aim Low. Those two tracks are two of the best examples of Yes' efforts at writing radio-friendly Pop songs.
I also found that Jon Anderson could sing about anything he wanted to, and I would think it was cool. The band, as always, is extremely tight and well-performed. Excellent performances. And their harmonies are spot on with every song. I do know that most of the song writing from this album and the one before - 90125 - can be credited to the extremely talented Trevor Rabin. I'll try and post some of his solo stuff here later. I think that his work is what allowed the 80s Yes to shine as bright as it did.
This post has the entire album, plus all of the remixes. I changed up the cover a bit to make it match the colors from the single sleeves, pulling them all together. A great 80s album, even if it isn't one of my regular fares.