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Drama is the tenth studio album by British progressive rock group Yes. It is unique for being the only Yes release without vocalist Jon Anderson. In early 1980, after rehearsing music for the follow-up to the tepidly-received Tormato, both Anderson and Rick Wakeman departed the band over creative and financial differences.

Reportedly Anderson and Wakeman were the most enthusiastic about creating a new album, and the rest of the band was lukewarm over the idea, given the relative failure of… read more



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  • I still haven't listened to this one. maybe I should
  • If Drama and Tormato met in the ring, Drama would step on its neck and rip off its girly arms.
  • "an album made in Jon's absence," I guess I should've said.
  • I'll defend this one to the death. We all love Jon Anderson, but Jon Anderson isn't Yes all by himself. Bill Bruford and Rick Wakeman were integral parts of the band's sound and Yes made good records without them, so the same can be applied to albums made in Jon's absence.
  • Their last truly great masterpiece. Everything went downhill after this one but it is sooo great !!! :)
  • Sorely underrated album. I guess people assume Yes couldn't be any good without Jon Anderson, but this album is great. Machine Messiah is one of their best epics, and Into the Lens and Tempus Fugit are amazing. The only real misstep is White Car, but it's so short that it doesn't matter.
  • Throw me rotten cabbage but Drama is a convincing album. There, it is said.
  • Their last good album.
  • to mention this in the same breath as close to edge should be illegal
  • Not bad but feels lacking compared to their best.

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