Big Generator is the twelfth studio album by Yes, released on 21 September 1987 by Atco Records. Its 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.
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.
The album was reissued in 2009, including bonus tracks, as all previous Atlantic studio releases have been.
Big Generator reached #17 in the UK and #15 is the US during a chart stay of 30 weeks.
Track Listing Edit
- "Rhythm Of Love" (4:47)
- "Big Generator" (4:33)
- "Shoot High, Aim Low" (7:01)
- "Almost Like Love" (4:58)
- "Love Will Find A Way" (4:50)
- "Final Eyes" (6:25)
- "I'm Running" (7:37)
- "Holy Lamb (Song For Harmonic Convergence)" (3:19)
2009 reissue bonus tracksEdit
- "Love Will Find a Way (Edited Version)" (4:18)
- "Love Will Find a Way (Extended Version)" (7:11)
- "Rhythm of Love (Dance to the Rhythm Mix)" (6:55)
- "Rhythm of Love (Move to the Rhythm Mix)" (4:26)
- "Rhythm of Love (The Rhythm of Dub)" (7:50)
- Jon Anderson - Vocals
- Chris Squire - Bass Guitar, Vocals
- Trevor Rabin - Producer, Guitar, Vocals, Mixing, Keyboards, Engineer, String Arrangements
- Tony Kaye - Keyboards
- Alan White - Drums, Percussion
- Jimmy "Z" Zavala - Harmonica, Horn
- Trevor Horn - Horn, Producer
- Greg Smith - Horn
- Nick Lane - Horn
- Lee Thornburg - Horn