Big Generator (song)
|Song by Yes|
|from the album Big Generator|
|Released||September 28, 1987|
|Recorded||1985-1987 (exact date and location unknown)|
|Composer(s)||Jon Anderson, Tony Kaye, Trevor Rabin, Chris Squire, Alan White|
|Lyricist(s)||Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin|
|Producer(s)||Yes, Trevor Horn, Trevor Rabin, Paul De Villiers|
|Big Generator track listing|
"Big Generator" is a song by Yes that appears on their 1987 album, Big Generator. The song was released as a single exclusively in the U.S., and was backed with itself. It appeared on every show on the Big Generator tour, but nowhere else to date.
On the album
This song, which sounds as if to be in the same vein as "Rhythm of Love", "Love Will Find a Way" and others (it is also sometimes compared to "Owner of a Lonely Heart", being a harder rock number), is second in order on the album.
A remix of the song was issued in July 1988 on a 12" promo single, then later in 2004 on The Ultimate Yes: 35th Anniversary Collection. The remix keeps the verses as they are, but is much compressed by removing a large amount of bridge parts and profusely scrambling choruses. In addition, it includes some vocals not used on the original version.
In the live setting
Typically, the song was performed just after "Shoot High Aim Low". Discounting announcements, it usually lasted for about five minutes, but sometimes lasted longer; the performance on November 14, 1987 lasted for approximately 6:26. As with "Rhythm of Love", the song's intro was never played.
- Jon Anderson - Vocals
- Chris Squire - Bass, Vocals (Background)
- Trevor Rabin - Producer, Guitar, Vocals (Background), Mixing, Keyboards, Engineer, String Arrangements
- Tony Kaye - Keyboards
- Alan White - Drums, Percussion
- Trevor Horn - Producer
Notes and references
- Yesworld Yes official website, retrieved January 30, 2007.
- Forgotten Yesterdays Yes tour log, retrieved January 30, 2007.
- Forgotten Yesterdays Yes tour log, retrieved January 30, 2007
- Liner notes booklet for The Ultimate Yes: 35th Anniversary Collection