Drama - The first Yes album not to feature Jon Anderson, with vocal duties performed by Trevor Horn. Reportedly Anderson and Wakeman were the most enthusiastic about creating a new album, and the rest of the band was lukewarm over the idea, given the relative failure of the last album. This in turn discouraged both Anderson and Wakeman, with the latter at times refusing to leave his room, and both men dejectedly spending time at a local bar. They quit the band soon afterwards.
Undeterred, the remaining members, Chris Squire, Steve Howe and Alan White, carried on and invited Trevor Horn and Geoff Downes of The Buggles of "Video Killed The Radio Star" fame to join Yes, an unlikely partnership.
It reached #2 in the UK and #18 in the US during a chart stay of 19 weeks.
Track Listing Edit
- Machine Messiah (10:27)
- White Car (1:21)
- Does It Really Happen? (6:35)
- Into The Lens (8:33)
- Run Through The Light (4:43)
- Tempus Fugit (5:15)
Bonus Tracks (2004 Re-Issue) Edit
- Into The Lens (I Am A Camera) (Single Version) (3:47)
- Run Through The Light (Single Version) (4:31)
- Have We Really Got To Go Through This (3:43)
- Song No. 4 (Satellite) (7:31)
- Tempus Fugit (Tracking Session) (5:39)
- White Car (Tracking Session) (1:11)
- Dancing Through The Light (3:16)
- Golden Age (5:57)
- In The Tower (2:54)
- Friend Of A Friend (3:38)
- Trevor Horn - Vocals, Bass Guitar on "Run Through The Light"
- Chris Squire - Bass Guitar, Vocals, Piano on "Run Through The Light"
- Steve Howe - Guitar, Vocals
- Geoff Downes - Keyboards, Vocoder
- Alan White - Drums, Vocals