YES – Big Generator [High Vibration SACD Box Japan] (2013)
There’s great news for YES fans; a brand-new limited edition box set entitled “High Vibration” has been released in Japan, newly mastering the prog heroes’ Atlantic/ATCO albums on hybrid SACD.
High Vibration packs 16 discs of Yes material from 1969 to 1987, featuring all of the band’s studio albums from that time period including the double 1973′s live Yessongs all in replica paper-sleeve packaging, plus an awesome Bonus Disc of rarities, bonus tracks and remixes.
The mastering on these discs (newly created 2013 SACD Masters at 96khz/24bit) were handled by Isao Kikuchi, who has performed high-quality mastering for a great number of international artists, while Japanese producer Shin Katayama was chosen by Warner Music Japan as this project’s supervisor.
Needless to say, the sound quality is superb, and the glossy box includes a 200-page book.
From the bunch, we have chosen “Big Generator”, the more ‘eighties’ sounding YES album ever, co-produced by talented guitarist Trevor Rabin. The record was successful commercially, with two songs reaching the US Top 40: “Love Will Find a Way” (also a No. 1 on the Mainstream Rock chart) and “Rhythm Of Love” (their last US Top 40 hit).
The pristine, polished sound production of “Big Generator” never sounded better than on this fresh 2013 remaster.
01 – Rhythm Of Love
02 – Big Generator
03 – Shoot High Aim Low
04 – Almost Like Love
05 – Love Will Find A Way
06 – Final Eyes
07 – I’m Running
08 – Holy Lamb (Song For Harmonic Convergence)
Jon Anderson – lead and backing vocals
Trevor Rabin – lead and backing vocals, guitars, keyboards
Tony Kaye – keyboards, organ, piano, synthesizers
Chris Squire – bass, backing vocals
Alan White – drums, percussion
String Arrangements by Trevor Rabin
Produced by Trevor Rabin, Trevor Horn & Paul De Villiers
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