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Their diverse approach was now succumbing to division, as Anderson and Wakeman favoured the more fantastical and delicate approach while the rest preferred a heavier rock sound. Howe, Squire and White liked none of the music Anderson was offering at the time as it was too lightweight and lacking in the heaviness that they were generating in their own writing sessions.
The Paris sessions abruptly ended in December after White broke his foot while rollerskating in a roller disco. Journalist Chris Welch, after attending a rehearsal, noted that Anderson "was singing without his usual conviction and seemed disinclined to talk".
Eventually, a serious band dispute over finance saw Anderson leave Yes, with a dispirited Wakeman departing at around the same time. At this point, the departure of Anderson and Wakeman had been kept secret from everyone outside the Yes inner circle. Seeing an option of continuing the band with new creative input and expertise, Squire revealed the situation to Horn and Downes and suggested that they join Yes as full-time members.
Horn and Downes accepted the invitation and the reconfigured band recorded the Drama album, which was released in August The record displayed a heavier, harder sound than the material Yes recorded with Anderson inopening with the lengthy hard rocker " Machine Messiah ". The album received substantial radio airplay in the late summer-fall ofand peaked at number 2 in the UK and number 18 in the US, though it was the first Yes album to not be certified Gold by the RIAA since They were well-received in the United States, and were awarded with a commemorative certificate after they performed a record 16 consecutive sold out concerts at Madison Square Garden since Horn chose to leave Yes to pursue a career in music production, with White and Squire next to depart.
Left as the sole remaining members, Downes and Howe opted not to continue with the group and went their own separate ways in December A live compilation album of Yes performances from tomixed in mid and originally intended for release in latewas released as Yesshowspeaking at number 22 in the UK charts and number 43 in the US.
Squire and White continued to work together, initially recording sessions with Jimmy Page for a proposed band called XYZ short for "ex-Yes-and-Zeppelin" in the spring of Page's former bandmate Robert Plant was also to be involved as the vocalist but he lost enthusiasm, citing his ongoing grieving for recently deceased Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham. The short-lived group produced a few demo tracks, elements of which would appear in Page's band the Firm and on future Yes tracks "Mind Drive" and "Can You Imagine?
In lateSquire and White released " Run with the Fox ", a Christmas single with Squire on vocals which received radio airplay through the s and early s during the Christmas periods. A second Yes compilation album, Classic Yeswas released in November Reformation, and Big Generator — [ edit ] Trevor Rabin joined the band when it reformed in and stayed until when he decided to become a film composer. InPhil Carson of Atlantic Records introduced Squire and White to guitarist and singer Trevor Rabinwho had initially made his name with the South African supergroup Rabbittsubsequently releasing three solo albums, working as a record producer and even briefly considered being a member of Asia.
The three teamed up in a new band called Cinemafor which Squire also recruited the original Yes keyboard player Tony Kaye. Despite the presence of three Yes musicians, Cinema was not originally intended to be a continuation of Yes, and entered the studio to record a debut album as a brand new group. Although Rabin and Squire initially shared lead vocals for the project, Trevor Horn was briefly brought into Cinema as a potential singer,  but soon opted to become the band's producer instead.
Horn worked well with the band. However, his clashes with Tony Kaye complicated by the fact that Rabin was playing most of the keyboards during the recording sessions led to Kaye's departure after around six months of rehearsing. Anderson was invited into the project as lead singer and joined in April during the last few weeks of the sessions, having comparatively little creative input beyond adding his lead vocals and re-writing some lyrics.
At the suggestion of record company executives, Cinema then changed their name to Yes in June Rabin initially objected to this, as he now found that he had inadvertently joined a reunited band with a history and expectations, rather than help launch a new group. The new album marked a radical change in style as the revived Yes had adopted a pop rock sound that showed little of their progressive roots.
This incarnation of the band has sometimes been informally referred to as "Yes-West", reflecting the band's new base in Los Angeles rather than London.
Yes released their comeback album named after its catalogue serial number on Atco Records in November It became their biggest-selling album, certified by the RIAA at triple-platinum 3 million copies in sales in the US, and introduced the band to younger fans. Kaye's short-term replacement on keyboards, Eddie Jobsonappeared briefly in the original video but was edited out as much as possible once Kaye had been persuaded to return to the band.
The sessions underwent many starts and stops due to the use of multiple recording locations in Italy, London, and Los Angeles as well as interpersonal problems between Rabin and Horn, which kept the album from timely completion.
Eventually, Rabin took over final production, and the album was released in Septemberand immediately began receiving heavy radio airplay, with sales reaching number 17 in the UK and number 15 in the US. He took leave of the band, asserting that he would never stay in Yes purely for the money, and started work in Montserrat on a solo project that eventually involved Wakeman, Howe, and Bruford.
This collaboration led to suggestions that there would be some kind of reformation of the "classic" Yes, although from the start the project had included bass player Tony Levinwhom Bruford had worked with in King Crimson. It later emerged that the four band members had not all recorded together; Anderson and producer Chris Kimsey slotted their parts into place. Howe has stated publicly  that he was unhappy with the mix of his guitars on the album, though a version of "Fist of Fire" with more of Howe's guitars left intact appeared on the In a Word box set in A live album was recorded and released in titled An Evening of Yes Music Plus that featured Jeff Berlin on bass due to Levin suffering from illness.
The tour was also dogged by legal battles sparked by Atlantic Records due to the band's references to Yes in promotional materials and the tour title. Following the tour the group returned to the recording studio to produce their second album, tentatively called Dialogue. After hearing the tracks, Arista Records refused to release the album as they felt the initial mixes were weak. They encouraged the group to seek outside songwriters, preferably ones who could help them deliver hit singles.
Anderson approached Rabin about the situation, and Rabin sent Anderson a demo tape with four songs, indicating that ABWH could have one but had to send the others back. Arista listened to all four and wanted all of them, but Rabin would not agree to the request. Ex- Supertramp vocalist Roger Hodgson had already rejected the post; while he enjoyed working and writing with the group, he thought it unwise to attempt to pass off the resulting music as "Yes.
Walsh only spent one day with them, but Sherwood and the band worked well enough together and continued with writing sessions. Arista suggested that the "Yes-West" group, with Anderson on vocals, record the four songs to add to the new album which would then be released under the Yes name. Union was released in April and is the thirteenth studio album from Yes. Each group played their own songs, with Anderson singing on all tracks. The album does not feature all eight members playing at once.
Bruford has disowned the album entirely, and Wakeman was reportedly unable to recognise any of his keyboard work in the final edit and threw his copy of the album out of his limousine. He has since referred to the album as "Onion" because it makes him cry when he thinks about it. Union Co-producer Jonathan Elias later stated publicly in an interview that Anderson, as the associate producer, knew of the session musicians' involvement.
He added that he and Anderson had even initiated their contributions, because hostility between some of the band members at the time was preventing work from being accomplished. Following its conclusion, Bruford chose not to remain involved with Yes and returned to his jazz project Earthworks.
The following Yes studio album, as with Union, was masterminded by a record company, rather than by the band itself. Victory Music approached Rabin with a proposal to produce an album solely with the line-up. Rabin initially countered by requesting that Wakeman also be included.
Rabin began assembling the album at his home, using the then-pioneering concept of a digital home studio, and used material written by himself and Anderson.
The new album was well into production inbut Wakeman's involvement had finally been cancelled, as his refusal to leave his long-serving management created insuperable legal problems.
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Talk was released in March and is the band's fourteenth studio release. Its cover was designed by pop artist Peter Max. The record was largely composed and performed by Rabin, with the other band members following Rabin's tracks for their respective instrumentation. The album reached number 20 in the UK and number 33 in the US. The tour for which the band included side man Billy Sherwood on additional guitar and keyboards used a sound system developed by Rabin named Concertsonics which allowed the audience located in certain seating areas to tune portable FM radios to a specific frequency, so they could hear the concert with headphones.
Yes continued to record new tracks in the studio, drawing some material written around the time of the XYZ project. At one point the new songs were to be released as a studio album, but commercial considerations meant that the new tracks were eventually packaged with the remainder of the San Luis Obispo shows in November on Keys to Ascension 2.
The record managed to reach number 62 in the UK, but failed to chart in the US. The studio material from both albums would eventually be compiled and re-released without the live tracks onto a single CD, 's Keystudio.
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Yes live performance June With Yes in disarray again, Squire turned to Billy Sherwood by now the band's engineer for help. Howe's involvement at this stage was minimal, mainly taking place towards the end of the sessions. Sherwood's integral involvement with the writing, production, and performance of the music led to his finally joining Yes as a full member taking on the role of harmony singer, keyboardist and second guitarist.
The results of the sessions were released in November as the seventeenth Yes studio album, Open Your Eyes on the Beyond Music label, who ensured that the group had greater control in packaging and naming. The music mainly at Sherwood's urging attempted to bridge the differing Yes styles of the s and s. There are people who won't listen to Genesis, say, afterbut I can't imagine that.
I love all music. What was that like? It was so much fun, and there were so many people there. I keep looking at pictures from it, just trying to relive it because it was so amazing.
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That was really awesome. They really liked us, they thought we did good, and their drummer Frankie Banali gave a signed drum head to our drummer Charlie Rootso that was pretty cool, too. We were all so anxious. We had a bunch of our friends come down and watch us.
We met a bunch of cool people. It was a really good experience, and a really good way to get our name out there, too. We gained so many new fans from that. Did the band know about any of that ahead of time? We got a text from our drummer Charlie, and he sent us the Alternative Press story picture and said 'Hey guys, this is us.
There was a really cool article on us and our YouTube channel and all of our original songs. It was really cool that we got mentioned up there with some of those big bands. I was looking on social media and I just happened to scroll through and see that.