Hold On (Yes song)

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"Hold On"
Hold On Yes cover.jpg
Cover to promo single
Song by Yes
from the album 90125
Released 14 November 1983
Recorded 1983
Genre Rock
Length 5:16
Label Atco Records
Songwriter(s) Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Chris Squire
Producer(s) Trevor Horn and Yes

"Hold On" is a song by the progressive rock band Yes, from their 1983 album, 90125. It reached number 27 on the U.S. Mainstream Rock chart in 1985.[1]

History[edit]

The core of "Hold On" was written by Yes guitarist Trevor Rabin, prior to his joining the band, as two separate songs: "Hold On" and "Moving In".[2] Once Rabin joined the band, the two songs were combined, with band members Chris Squire and Jon Anderson contributing additional music and lyrics. All three are credited as writers.[3]

Unlike the other songs on 90125, which are credited as "Produced by Trevor Horn" exclusively, Yes shares a production credit with Horn for "Hold On".[3]

"Hold On" has also appeared on several of Yes' later compilations, including the Yesyears and In a Word: Yes (1969–) box sets.

Alternative versions[edit]

Yes' 1985 follow-up album, 9012Live: The Solos, features a live version of "Hold On".[4] A live version is also included on 2005's The Word Is Live, and a live performance of "Hold On" is included on the 1991 Greatest Video Hits DVD.

Demos of Rabin's early versions of "Hold On" and "Moving In" were released in 2003 on Rabin's solo album 90124.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Yes: Billboard singles chart information". AllMusic. Retrieved September 8, 2010. 
  2. ^ 90124 (Media notes). Trevor Rabin. 2003. 
  3. ^ a b 90125 (Media notes). Yes. 1983. 
  4. ^ "Yes: 9012Live: The Solos". AllMusic. Retrieved September 8, 2010. 
  5. ^ "90124: Trevor Rabin". AllMusic. Retrieved September 8, 2010. 

External links[edit]

Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics