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Big Generator
Big Generator cover
Album by Yes
Released September 17, 1987
Recorded 1985 - 1987
Genre Pop rock
Length 43:38
Label Atco Records
Producer(s) Yes, Trevor Horn,
Trevor Rabin and
Paul DeVilliers
Professional reviews
Yes chronology
9012Live: The Solos
(1985)
Big Generator
(1987)
Union
(1991)

Big Generator is the twelfth studio album by progressive rock band Yes. It was released in 1987 on Atlantic Records' Atco subsidiary label (Yes' last studio album for Atlantic) and was the follow-up to the successful 90125 album. Image File history File links YesBigGenerator. ... An album is a collection of related audio tracks, released together commercially in an audio format to the public. ... Yes is a progressive rock band that formed in London in 1968. ... September 17 is the 260th day of the year (261st in leap years). ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... Pop rock is a genre of music that combines elements of both pop and rock. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Atco Records was a United States based subsidiary label of Atlantic Records. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the performers, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Yes is a progressive rock band that formed in London in 1968. ... Trevor Charles Horn, born July 15, 1949 in Durham, England, is a pop music producer and musician. ... Trevor Rabin (born Trevor Charles Rabin on January 13, 1954) is a South African guitarist and film composer, best known for being the guitarist and songwriter for the progressive rock band Yes from 1983 - 1995, and since then, as a film composer. ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music owned by All Media Guide. ... Yes is a progressive rock band that formed in London in 1968. ... Union is an album by British progressive rock band Yes, released in 1991 . ... Progressive rock (shortened to prog rock or prog) is an ambitious, eclectic, and often grandiose style of rock music which arose in the late 1960s, reached the peak of its popularity in the 1970s, and continues as a musical form to this day. ... Yes is a progressive rock band that formed in London in 1968. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label, and a subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ... Atco Records was a United States based subsidiary label of Atlantic Records. ... 90125 is the eleventh album by progressive rock group Yes, released in 1983. ...


A labourious album to make, Big Generator's sessions dragged on for two years, largely due to creative differences. Guitarist Trevor Rabin was aiming to progress beyond 90125, while founding lead vocalist Jon Anderson was beginning to yearn for more traditional Yes music. Trevor Rabin (born Trevor Charles Rabin on January 13, 1954) is a South African guitarist and film composer, best known for being the guitarist and songwriter for the progressive rock band Yes from 1983 - 1995, and since then, as a film composer. ... 90125 is a rock album by Yes released in 1983 (see 1983 in music). ... Yes co-founder Jon Anderson Jon Anderson (born October 25, 1944) is a British musician, best known as the lead singer of the progressive rock band Yes. ...


The result was an album that was successful commercially and critically, birthing two hits in the process: "Love Will Find A Way" and "Rhythm Of Love" (their last in the US Top 40). But it was not as popular as 90125, and feeling that the band was going in a direction he didn't want to pursue, Jon Anderson began working on other projects at the conclusion of the Big Generator tour in 1988. 90125 is a rock album by Yes released in 1983 (see 1983 in music). ... Yes co-founder Jon Anderson Jon Anderson (born October 25, 1944) is a British musician, best known as the lead singer of the progressive rock band Yes. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The album may likely be reissued by Rhino Records with bonus tracks in 2006 or 2007, as all previous Atlantic studio releases have been. It hadn't already since no additional material had been available, but unreleased demos may be pulled from the Warner vaults, or live material from 1988 used on the box set, YesYears. Rhino Entertainment is a specialty record label originally known for releasing retrospectives of famous comedy performers, including Stan Freberg, Tom Lehrer, and Spike Jones. ... Warner Music Group (NYSE: WMG) is one of the four major record labels. ...

Contents


Track listing

  1. "Rhythm of Love" (Jon Anderson/Tony Kaye/Trevor Rabin/Chris Squire) - 4:47
  2. "Big Generator" (Jon Anderson/Tony Kaye/Trevor Rabin/Chris Squire/Alan White) - 4:33
  3. "Shoot High Aim Low" (Jon Anderson/Tony Kaye/Trevor Rabin/Chris Squire/Alan White) - 7:01
  4. "Almost Like Love" (Jon Anderson/Tony Kaye/Trevor Rabin/Chris Squire) - 4:58
  5. "Love Will Find a Way" (Trevor Rabin) - 4:50
  6. "Final Eyes" (Jon Anderson/Tony Kaye/Trevor Rabin/Chris Squire) - 6:25
  7. "I'm Running" (Jon Anderson/Tony Kaye/Trevor Rabin/Chris Squire) - 7:37
  8. "Holy Lamb (Song for Harmonic Convergence)" (Jon Anderson) - 3:19

Big Generator (Atco 790 522) reached #17 in the UK. It also reached #15 in the US during a chart stay of 30 weeks. Yes co-founder Jon Anderson Jon Anderson (born October 25, 1944) is a British musician, best known as the lead singer of the progressive rock band Yes. ... Tony Kaye (born January 11, 1946) was born in England with the name Anthony John Selridge (some mistaken authors spell it Selvidge). Early years Kaye was only four years-old when he started to receive piano lessons. ... Trevor Rabin (born Trevor Charles Rabin on January 13, 1954) is a South African guitarist and film composer, best known for being the guitarist and songwriter for the progressive rock band Yes from 1983 - 1995, and since then, as a film composer. ... Chris Squire performing with Yes in 1977 Christopher Russell Edward Squire (born March 4, 1948), better known as Chris Squire is the bassist and backing vocalist for the progressive rock group Yes, and is the only member of the group to appear on every album (co-founder Jon Anderson appeared... Yes drummer Alan White Alan White (born June 14, 1949 in Pelton, County Durham, England and now resident in Seattle, USA) is a rock and roll drummer best known for his 34 years of work with the progressive rock band Yes. ...


Personnel

with Yes co-founder Jon Anderson Jon Anderson (born October 25, 1944) is a British musician, best known as the lead singer of the progressive rock band Yes. ... Chris Squire performing with Yes in 1977 Christopher Russell Edward Squire (born March 4, 1948), better known as Chris Squire is the bassist and backing vocalist for the progressive rock group Yes, and is the only member of the group to appear on every album (co-founder Jon Anderson appeared... Trevor Rabin (born Trevor Charles Rabin on January 13, 1954) is a South African guitarist and film composer, best known for being the guitarist and songwriter for the progressive rock band Yes from 1983 - 1995, and since then, as a film composer. ... The acoustic archtop guitar, used in Jazz music, features steel strings. ... Tony Kaye (born January 11, 1946) was born in England with the name Anthony John Selridge (some mistaken authors spell it Selvidge). Early years Kaye was only four years-old when he started to receive piano lessons. ... Yes drummer Alan White Alan White (born June 14, 1949 in Pelton, County Durham, England and now resident in Seattle, USA) is a rock and roll drummer best known for his 34 years of work with the progressive rock band Yes. ...

  • Jimmy "Z" Zavala - Harmonica, Horn
  • Trevor Horn - Horn, Producer
  • Greg Smith - Horn
  • Nick Lane - Horn
  • Lee Thornburg - Horn
  • Greg "Frosty" Smith - Horn

Trevor Charles Horn, born July 15, 1949 in Durham, England, is a pop music producer and musician. ...

Charts

Album - Billboard (North America) An example of a Billboard Magazine. ...

Year Chart Position
1987 The Billboard 200 15

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1987 "Love Will Find a Way" Mainstream Rock Tracks 1
1987 "Love Will Find a Way" The Billboard Hot 100 30
1987 "Rhythm of Love" Mainstream Rock Tracks 2
1987 "Rhythm of Love" The Billboard Hot 100 40
1987 "Shoot High Aim Low" Mainstream Rock Tracks 11
1988 "Final Eyes" Mainstream Rock Tracks 20

Sources

  • AllMusicGuide.com
  • "Top Pop Albums 1955-2001", Joel Whitburn, c. 2002
Yes
Jon Anderson | Chris Squire | Steve Howe | Rick Wakeman | Alan White
Peter Banks | Tony Kaye| Bill Bruford | Patrick Moraz | Geoff Downes | Trevor Horn | Trevor Rabin | Billy Sherwood | Igor Khoroshev
Discography
Studio albums: Yes | Time and a Word | The Yes Album | Fragile | Close to the Edge | Tales from Topographic Oceans | Relayer | Going for the One | Tormato | Drama | 90125 | Big Generator | Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe | Union | Talk | Open Your Eyes | The Ladder | Magnification
Live albums: Yessongs | Yesshows | 9012Live: The Solos | Keys to Ascension | Keys to Ascension 2 | House of Yes: Live from House of Blues
Compilations: Yesterdays | Classic Yes | Yesstory | The Ultimate Yes: 35th Anniversary Collection
Remix albums: Yes Remixes
Box sets: Yesyears | In a Word: Yes (1969 - ) | The Word is Live

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