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POLL: Best Track on Yes' 90125

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How we drown in stylistic audicity!

(still, I'm voting for "Leave It" myself)

Poll Results

OptionVotes
Owner of a Lonely Heart 24
Leave It 7
Changes 4
Hearts 1
Our Song 1
It Can Happen 1
Cinema 0
City of Love 0
Hold On 0
Make it Easy (bonus track) 0
It Can Happen (demo with Squire on lead vocals) 0
It's Over (bonus track)0


Joe, Tuesday, 24 July 2007 00:50 (ten years ago) Permalink

D'oh!! ("audacity")

Joe, Tuesday, 24 July 2007 00:51 (ten years ago) Permalink

Leave It, mos def

Naive Teen Idol, Tuesday, 24 July 2007 01:21 (ten years ago) Permalink

Listening to it right now...the vox slays all on that one

(BREAKING DOWN) breaking down the dreams we make real...

Joe, Tuesday, 24 July 2007 01:26 (ten years ago) Permalink

'Leave It' (unless I can vote for the first 1:00 or so of 'Changes')

Jeff Wright, Tuesday, 24 July 2007 03:27 (ten years ago) Permalink

I'm surprised to see that there was CD with bonus tracks (based on the above track listing) which include the wholly a capella version of "Leave It"! my radio station always used to rock that back in the day.

In fact, I'm leaning "Our Song": said station also actually thought that the "Toledo is just another stop along the good king's highway" line was about the Glass City. "Hold On" was my favorite single at the time, I'm *really* tempted to vote "Hearts" .. but I'll go "Our Song"

Stormy Davis, Tuesday, 24 July 2007 03:51 (ten years ago) Permalink

My cassette single of Leave It has the acapella version. That's the reason I bought it really.

everything, Tuesday, 24 July 2007 04:03 (ten years ago) Permalink

(oops, yeah rereading my post, I meant to say "which *doesn't* include" it)

Stormy Davis, Tuesday, 24 July 2007 04:18 (ten years ago) Permalink

Yeah, It's surprising it's not out there since it's so awesome.

everything, Tuesday, 24 July 2007 04:22 (ten years ago) Permalink

According to drummer Fogarino, this album was a key influence on the production of the latest Interpol album.

I only know 'Owner', which used to be a regular on our national yearly top 100 of all time list when that broadcast was still listened to by a significant part of the country.

willem, Tuesday, 24 July 2007 07:00 (ten years ago) Permalink

This is too hard, I think. This is just a really good album overall. (Although I haven't heard the two bonus tracks.)

mitya, Tuesday, 24 July 2007 10:10 (ten years ago) Permalink

Sorry about not including a capella "Leave It". Seems on these polls I always leave something out thinking probably no one will vote for it, and then it turns out everyone would have. :)

Joe, Tuesday, 24 July 2007 12:13 (ten years ago) Permalink

I am actually surprised "Leave It" hasn't yet achieved immortality on the a capella college group circuit. Seems like the perfect song for that kind of thing.

Joe, Tuesday, 24 July 2007 12:16 (ten years ago) Permalink

According to drummer Fogarino, this album was a key influence on the production of the latest Interpol album.

Haven't heard it yet, but I would imagine, given the source, that he means they're going for the Gary Langan drum sound also heard on Art of Noise's Who's Afraid Of... and ABC's Beauty Stab...

It's a beauty...

Naive Teen Idol, Wednesday, 25 July 2007 01:21 (ten years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

ILX System, Friday, 27 July 2007 23:01 (ten years ago) Permalink

"Changes". Because it sounds more like their earlier stuff, which was a lot better.

Geir Hongro, Friday, 27 July 2007 23:05 (ten years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

ILX System, Saturday, 28 July 2007 23:01 (ten years ago) Permalink

Populist choice wins again!

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 28 July 2007 23:06 (ten years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

"our song" has been in my head for a few days now : /

velko, Tuesday, 18 August 2009 04:41 (eight years ago) Permalink

Missed this poll but would have voted for the amazing "It Can Happen" which blew my mind when this record came out. Funny album -- "Leave It," "Changes," "It Can Happen," "Our Song," and even (especially?) the bombastic "Hold On" are better than the big single.

Guayaquil (eephus!), Tuesday, 18 August 2009 11:58 (eight years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

been going through the yes discography for the first time since college. trevor horn-era yes is some of my favorite music ever

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Monday, 12 August 2013 00:09 (four years ago) Permalink

*orchestral hit*

I wanna live like C'MOWN! people (Turrican), Monday, 12 August 2013 00:16 (four years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

It just occurred to me that 90125 would've been better if Jon Anderson had stayed away for one album longer and Trevor Horn was doing all the lead vocals.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 15 October 2013 17:36 (four years ago) Permalink

i nearly agree

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Tuesday, 15 October 2013 17:42 (four years ago) Permalink

This is basically the first Art of Noise track:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMM9rIRdrck

everything, Tuesday, 15 October 2013 19:24 (four years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

A+

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 29 October 2013 21:17 (three years ago) Permalink

Wau at those results...lurkers ftw! (I woulda voted "Leave It")

Sir Lord Baltimora (Myonga Vön Bontee), Tuesday, 29 October 2013 21:27 (three years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

don't go toledo, toledo don't go!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgfZgBpDzPM

reggie (qualmsley), Friday, 23 October 2015 14:19 (one year ago) Permalink

haha

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 23 October 2015 14:54 (one year ago) Permalink

I still smile when I think about what Trevor Horn said during an interview once while retrospectively discussing this track: there's a gunshot sound during the "eagle in the sky" verse, this was apparently the part of the lyrics that Jon Anderson wrote because he wasn't happy about having sing lyrics that he didn't write, and he really disliked the song. Apparently he was so huffy about it, that Trevor Horn decided to add the gunshot sound so that he was "shooting the eagle", as a small gag to amuse himself.

Turrican, Friday, 23 October 2015 16:39 (one year ago) Permalink

I actually wait for that part of the song to happen now that I know what it's all about... hehehehe!

Turrican, Friday, 23 October 2015 16:40 (one year ago) Permalink

straight gangsta "shooting the eagle". can't spell "prog" without OG

reggie (qualmsley), Friday, 23 October 2015 17:11 (one year ago) Permalink

Argh, I meant 'Owner of a Lonely Heart', of course.

Turrican, Friday, 23 October 2015 19:24 (one year ago) Permalink

he wasn't happy about having sing lyrics that he didn't write, and he really disliked the song.

That's so weird; why did he rejoin, then, if he didn't like the material? iirc, the "Cinema" project was pretty much in the can when someone said, "Hey, if we get Jon to sing, we can call it Yes!" Jon could've said...well..."no."

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Friday, 23 October 2015 19:46 (one year ago) Permalink

If I remember correctly, 'Owner of a Lonely Heart' was one of the last things to be recorded for the album, and it only got recorded in the first place because Trevor Horn had heard the unfinished demo and practically begged the band to work on it. Horn had heard the demo, and apparently he was initially unimpressed by it until he heard the chorus alongside the main riff, which convinced him that the track had hit potential. From what it sounds like, Horn was really one of the only people who had enthusiasm for it and the rest of the band weren't keen, but he persisted and eventually got the band to work on it. Anderson loathed the track and apparently was sulky about it, and I remember hearing that Alan White wasn't thrilled about having his snare drum tuned like that. Horn just wanted a hit single, and got one.

Turrican, Friday, 23 October 2015 20:03 (one year ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ceMZXi-mys

Turrican, Friday, 23 October 2015 20:10 (one year ago) Permalink

Ha, that's pretty interesting, and he's otm about the snare tuning.

(And Jon Anderson's never been in a position to trash anyone else's lyrics.)

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Friday, 23 October 2015 20:24 (one year ago) Permalink

I remember the video being super creepy. There were two versions, one with giant bugs and one without.

kornrulez6969, Friday, 23 October 2015 21:39 (one year ago) Permalink

I remember watching that Trevor Horn interview for the first time ages ago and when he got to the part about the drum sound being influenced by Copeland's on Synchronicity I was like "oh, fucking hell, of course!" ... it's one of those things that should seem an obvious influence, but didn't really spring to mind. I've just been reminded of it after re-watching it again.

Turrican, Friday, 23 October 2015 22:06 (one year ago) Permalink

"owner of a lonely heart" is the second lamest on the album after "city of love". trevor and john in excelsis on "hearts". all angels of the magic constellation, be singing us now

reggie (qualmsley), Saturday, 24 October 2015 02:06 (one year ago) Permalink

one year passes...

jigsaw puzzle traitors, sent to spill the beans
constitution screw up, shattering the dreams

reggie (qualmsley), Wednesday, 9 August 2017 22:22 (two months ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

Funny album -- "Leave It," "Changes," "It Can Happen," "Our Song," and even (especially?) the bombastic "Hold On" are better than the big single.

Listening to this for the first time this century, and while "Hold On" in full isn't great, the a cappella bridge sure is something.

Eazy, Friday, 8 September 2017 17:01 (one month ago) Permalink

This sent me back to the record – I had forgotten about the a capella bit in "Hold On." The chorus is pretty terrific as well. I love how prominent Squire's voice is on this record in general.

Also: Rabin's demo for "Owner of a Lonely Heart" is fascinatingly cheesy:

https://youtu.be/fhWHsgOy46g?t=1m31s

Trevor Horn's discussion of what he did to the song is also great:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ceMZXi-mys

Naive Teen Idol, Saturday, 9 September 2017 12:30 (one month ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmFuK-tdRpk

Hideous Lump, Saturday, 30 September 2017 16:34 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Ha, that's pretty neat!

more Allegro-like (Turrican), Saturday, 30 September 2017 21:45 (two weeks ago) Permalink


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