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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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  • Avatar for Alchedoc
    My favorite album by Yes. Chris has said Geoff Downes is "the best keybord player Yes has ever had, he listens".
  • Avatar for elf-culture
    I still haven't listened to this one. maybe I should
  • Avatar for porcelain_tree
    If Drama and Tormato met in the ring, Drama would step on its neck and rip off its girly arms.
  • Avatar for MisterJunior
    "an album made in Jon's absence," I guess I should've said.
  • Avatar for MisterJunior
    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.
  • Avatar for Camusland
    Their last truly great masterpiece. Everything went downhill after this one but it is sooo great !!! :)
  • Avatar for Cassandra-Leo
    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.
  • Avatar for menswear2112
    Throw me rotten cabbage but Drama is a convincing album. There, it is said.
  • Avatar for OcellatedGod
    Their last good album.
  • Avatar for dr_bun
    to mention this in the same breath as close to edge should be illegal

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