Format: Book/Magazine
Artist: Stephen Lambe
Availability: 26-07-2024
CatNo: 9781789523294
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Against the odds, the astonishing 90125 (1983), became Yes’ best-selling album. Featuring new interviews with several of the main protagonists, including Jon Anderson and Trevor Rabin, this book traces the complicated story of the album from its 1981 demos to the conclusion of Yes’ massive world tour in 1985.
All copies sold through Burning Shed will be signed by the author.
90125 was never intended to be a recording by one of the 1970s leading rock bands, but a combination of commercial expediency and luck saw a release by Cinema - featuring Yes stalwarts Chris Squire, Alan White and Tony Kaye alongside Trevor Rabin - become Yes following the last-minute recruitment of Jon Anderson. A US number one hit single Owner Of A Lonely Heart led to a triple platinum record and a massive world tour, giving this band a new lease of life in the 1980s.
90125 is reviewed in full, and the book also includes a detailed look at the somewhat complex and contrived process that created it, followed by an examination of the album’s legacy and remarkable afterlife.
Stephen Lambe is a publisher and freelance writer. A former chairman of The Classic Rock Society, he now owns Sonicbond Publishing. His piece about the album for Prog magazine was the inspiration for this book. This is his eleventh book, which include two other books about Yes, and the best-selling Citizens Of Hope And Glory – The Story Of Progressive Rock for Amberley in 2011. He lives in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, UK.