180g Audiophile Vinyl Mastered by Friday Music's Joe Reagoso From Original Atlantic Tapes!
1980 was an interesting year for the legendary prog-rockers Yes. While the Close
To The Edge line-up was taking a break for a few years, founding member Chris
Squire maintained the legendary status of the band along with long-time band
mates Steve Howe and Alan White, with new members Trevor Horn and Geoff Downes,
and created the hard rocking masterpiece Drama.
A bit of a departure from the more classically oriented feel of previous
efforts, this album slammed all the way to the top of the rock charts! From the
kick off track Machine Messiah, Yes was a new entity with a lot of guts, flair
for delivering a hit album, and a darling of the new video medium thanks to the
support of outlets like MTV.
New Yes vocalist Trevor Horn and keyboardist Geoff Downes were nothing but first
class musicians from the word go, and the writing of the band in total truly
generated some of the more enduring tunes in their four decade long catalog. For
instance, the entire side two of this album was usually played in its entirety
at radio due to the power of each song. With stand outs like Into the Lens with
its "I Am A Camera" refrain, it was easy to hear why this new edgy Yes sound
truly resonated in the early eighties. If more proof is needed, how about the
incredible musicianship on Run Through The Light, and of course the super hit
Tempus Fugit, both of which made this album the classic that it is this day.
Steve Howe's guitar work was second to none, along with some very heavy bass and
drum work throughout from Chris Squire and Alan White, Drama was truly a
remarkable team effort for Yes.
Friday Music is the proud home of yet another classic Yes masterpiece, with
their masterwork Drama. Issued here for the first time in 180g Audiophile Vinyl
format, this is in answer to the many requests of the fans. This limited edition
album is mastered from the original Atlantic tapes by Joe Reagoso and also
includes the limited edition gatefold cover.
Yes...Drama...relive the great sounds of this earth shaking classic recording
once again thanks to Friday Music!
• Limited Edition
• 180g Audiophile Vinyl
• Mastered from Original Atlantic Tapes
• Mastered by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music
• Gatefold jacket
Geoff Downes, keyboards, vocoder
Trevor Horn, vocals, bass
Steve Howe, guitars, vocals
Chris Squire, bass, vocals, piano
Alan White, percussion
1. Machine Messiah
2. White Car
3. Does It Really Happen?
4. Into the Lens
5. Run Through The Light
6. Tempus Fugit