|1. Owner of a Lonely Heart|
|2. Hold On|
|3. It Can Happen|
|5. Cinema (Live)|
|6. Leave It|
|7. Our Song|
|8. City of Love|
|10. Leave It (Single Remix Bonus Track)|
|11. Make It Easy (Bonus Track)|
|12. It Can Happen (Cinema Version)|
|13. It's Over (Bonus Track)|
|14. Owner of a Lonely Heart (Extended Version) (Previously Unreleased Bonus Track)|
|15. Leave It (A Capella Version Bonus Track)|
Though they had never sounded like this before!
90125 is not progressive rock. It would sit better next to bands like The Police or The Darkness rather than bands like ELP or Jethro Tull. Stadium rock guitar and big catchy choruses, that's what you'll find here. Production, courtesy of Trevor Horn (who sung for Yes on their album Drama) though very echoey and 1980s, is dense, well mixed and features some then groundbreaking studio tricks, such as the sampled orchestra hit and drum break on the popular "Owner of a Lonely Heart".
Though not progressive, a small trace of what Yes was in the 1970s still lingers in the songs. Who else but Yes could make a pop rock album like this? The cheeky time signature shifts at the start of "Changes", the verbose, baffling lyrics in the bridge of "Hold On", and the mystic, Awaken-esque coda to "Hearts" would probably not be there if this was a Trevor Rabin solo album. The infectious optimism is still there, as is the wide range of instruments on display. There's sitar on "It Can Happen", xylophone on "Changes", and plenty of fascinating synths and samplers throughout.
As an 1980s pop rock album, it's really good.Read more ›