Yes are an English rock band that released twenty-one studio albums between 1969 and 2014. Formed in London in 1968, their original lineup contained guitarist Peter Banks, keyboardist Tony Kaye, drummer Bill Bruford, and two constant members: bassist Chris Squire and singer Jon Anderson. Their early showpieces include “Looking Around,” “Survival,” “The Prophet,” and “Astral […]

The Buggles ‎– The Age of Plastic (1980)

The Age of Plastic is the first of two albums by The Buggles, the studio project of Trevor Horn and Geoff Downes. Released in January 1980 on Island Records, the release was preceded by the duo’s version of “Video Killed the Radio Star” — co-written with departed third-wheel Bruce Woolley, who concurrently recorded the song […]

Esquire ‎– Esquire (1987)

Esquire is the debut album by the namesake English symphonic/hard-rock/pop trio, produced by Chris Squire and released in 1987 on Geffen. The album would remain the band’s singular release for a decade. Tracklist: A1. “To the Rescue” (3:58) A2. “Sunshine” (3:15) A3. “Knock Twice for Heaven” (3:30) A4. “Up Down Turnaround” (5:27) A5. “Blossomtime” (6:36) B1. […]

Propaganda ‎– A Secret Wish (1985)

A Secret Wish is the singular album from the original formation of German electro/art-pop foursome Propaganda, produced by Trevor Horn and released in 1985 on Island/ZTT. Tracklist: 1. “Dream Within a Dream” (8:05) 2. “The Murder of Love” (5:18) 3. “Jewel” (3:10) 4. “Duel” (4:48) 5. “Frozen Faces” (4:25) 6. “P-Machinary” (3:50) 7. “Sorry for […]

Frankie Goes to Hollywood ‎– Welcome to the Pleasuredome (1984)

Welcome to the Pleasuredome is the the first of two albums by Liverpudlian Modern-rock/performance-art act Frankie Goes to Hollywood, produced by Trevor Horn and released in 1984 on ZIT.       Tracklist: A1. “The World Is My Oyster” (1:59) A2. “Welcome to the Pleasuredome” (13:41) B1. “Relax” (3:57) B2. “War” (6:13) B3. “Two Tribes” (3:24) […]

Yes ‎– 90125 (1983)

90125 is the eleventh studio album by English art-rock band Yes, released in 1983 on Atco. Tracklist: A1. “Owner of a Lonely Heart” (4:27) A2. “Hold On” (5:15) A3. “It Can Happen” (5:39) A4. “Changes” (6:16) B1. “Cinema” (2:09) B2. “Leave It” (4:10) B3. “Our Song” (4:16) B4. “City of Love” (4:48) B5. “Hearts” (7:34) […]

ABC ‎– The Lexicon of Love (1982)

The Lexicon of Love is the debut album by Sheffield sophisti-pop/blue-eyed soul act ABC, produced by Trevor Horn and released in 1982 on Vertigo/Neutron/Mercury. Tracklist: A1. “Show Me” (4:02) A2. “Poison Arrow” (3:24) A3. “Many Happy Returns” (3:57) A4. “Tears Are Not Enough” (3:31) A5. “Valentine’s Day” (3:42) B1. “The Look of Love (Part One)” […]

Frankie Goes to Hollywood

Frankie Goes to Hollywood was an English musical extravaganza that was active during the mid-1980s. Comprised of Liverpudlian New Wave alumni, the band linked with producer Trevor Horn to craft the monumental double-set Welcome to the Pleasuredome. Bolstered with tie-in merchandise and provocative videos for the socio-political production anthems “Two Tribes,” “Relax,” and the album’s […]

Yes ‎– Drama (1980)

Drama is the tenth studio album by English symphonic-rock band Yes, released in 1980 on Atlantic. Tracklist: A1. “Machine Messiah” (10:27) A2. “White Car” (1:21) A3. “Does It Really Happen?” (6:34) B1. “Into the Lens” (8:31) B2. “Run Through the Light” (4:39) B3. “Tempus Fugit” (5:14) Credits: Trevor Horn — vocals, songwriting, bass Steve Howe […]