Yes ‎– Drama

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Drama is the tenth studio album by British rock band Yes. It is the first Yes album without vocalist Jon Anderson. In early 1980, after rehearsing music for the follow-up to the tepidly-received Tormato, both Anderson and keyboardist Rick Wakeman departed the band over creative and financial differences.
It was the only album without Anderson and with keyboardist Geoff Downes before Fly From Here in 2011, and is the only Yes album with Trevor Horn as lead vocalist; however he was later involved as producer in 90125 and Fly From Here. It is also Yes last album before the band disbanded in 1981, before reforming in 1982.

Tracklist

Machine Messiah
White Car
Does It Really Happen?
Into The Lens
Run Through The Light
Tempus Fugit

Versions (102)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
K 50736 Yes Drama(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic K 50736 UK 1980 Sell This Version
C 90 272 Yes Drama (Cass, Album) Atlantic C 90 272 Spain 1980 Sell This Version
TP 16019 Yes Drama(8-Trk, Album) Atlantic TP 16019 US 1980 Sell This Version
K 450 736 Yes Drama(Cass, Album) Atlantic K 450 736 UK & Europe 1980 Sell This Version
W 450736 Yes Drama(Cass, Album) Atlantic W 450736 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
CS 16019 Yes Drama(Cass, Album) Atlantic CS 16019 US 1980 Sell This Version
K 450736, K.450736 Yes Drama(Cass, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic K 450736, K.450736 UK 1980 Sell This Version
CS 16019 Yes Drama(Cass, Album, Club) Atlantic CS 16019 US 1980 Sell This Version
CS 16019 Yes Drama(Cass, Album, Dol) Atlantic CS 16019 Scandinavia 1980 Sell This Version
XCS-16019 Yes Drama(Cass, Album, Dol) Atlantic XCS-16019 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
GMR 2025 Yes Drama(Cass, Album, Unofficial) GMR GMR 2025 1980 Sell This Version
S 1399A Yes Drama(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Foot Print S 1399A Malaysia 1980 Sell This Version
CS 16019 Yes Drama(Cass, Album, Win) Atlantic CS 16019 US 1980 Sell This Version
SD 16019 Yes Drama(LP, Album) Atlantic SD 16019 New Zealand 1980 Sell This Version
ATL 50736 Yes Drama(LP, Album) Atlantic ATL 50736 Scandinavia 1980 Sell This Version
40.006 Yes Drama(LP, Album) Atlantic 40.006 Brazil 1980 Sell This Version
SD 16019, 1208 Yes Drama(LP, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic SD 16019, 1208 Turkey 1980 Sell This Version
ATL 50736 Yes Drama(LP, Album) Atlantic ATL 50736 Europe 1980 Sell This Version
SD 16019 Yes Drama(LP, Album) Atlantic SD 16019 Guatemala 1980 Sell This Version
SD 16019 Yes Drama(LP, Album, AR,) Atlantic SD 16019 US 1980 Sell This Version
SD 16019 Yes Drama(LP, Album, Club) Atlantic SD 16019 US 1980 Sell This Version
SD 16019 Yes Drama(LP, Album, Club, SP,) Atlantic SD 16019 US 1980 Sell This Version
ATC(X) 9755 Yes Drama(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic ATC(X) 9755 South Africa 1980 Sell This Version
ATL 50 736, SD 16019 Yes Drama(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic, Atlantic ATL 50 736, SD 16019 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
SD 16019 Yes Drama(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic SD 16019 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
SD 16019 Yes Drama(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic SD 16019 Scandinavia 1980 Sell This Version
ATL 50 736, SD 16019 Yes Drama(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic, Atlantic ATL 50 736, SD 16019 Europe 1980 Sell This Version
ATL 50736 Yes Drama(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic ATL 50736 Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
ATL 50 736, SD 16019 Yes Drama(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic, Atlantic ATL 50 736, SD 16019 Europe 1980 Sell This Version
SD 16019 Yes Drama(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic SD 16019 US 1980 Sell This Version
S 90.272 Yes Drama(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic S 90.272 Spain 1980 Sell This Version
50736 Yes Drama(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic 50736 Greece 1980 Sell This Version
K 50736, SD 16019 Yes Drama(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic, Atlantic K 50736, SD 16019 UK 1980 Sell This Version
P-10854A Yes Drama(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic P-10854A Japan 1980 Sell This Version
SD 16019 Yes Drama(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic SD 16019 US 1980 Sell This Version
SD 16019 Yes Drama(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic SD 16019 US 1980 Sell This Version
XSD 16019 Yes Drama(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic XSD 16019 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
SD 16019 Yes Drama(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic SD 16019 US 1980 Sell This Version
23(7031)00220 Yes Drama(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic 23(7031)00220 Colombia 1980 Sell This Version
GWEA-5423 Yes Drama(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic GWEA-5423 Mexico 1980 Sell This Version
W 50736 Yes Drama(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic W 50736 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
ATL 50 736 Yes Drama(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic ATL 50 736 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
40.006 Yes Drama(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic 40.006 Brazil 1980 Sell This Version
K 50736 Yes Drama(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic K 50736 Ireland 1980 Sell This Version
ATL 50 736, SD 16019 Yes Drama(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic, Atlantic ATL 50 736, SD 16019 Europe 1980 Sell This Version
GM-200.2782, Lps 200.2782 Yes Drama(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic, Atlantic GM-200.2782, Lps 200.2782 Venezuela 1980 Sell This Version
ATL 50 736 Yes Drama(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic ATL 50 736 France 1980 Sell This Version
LDWA 5423 Yes Drama(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic LDWA 5423 Mexico 1980 Sell This Version
SD 16019 Yes Drama(LP, Album, Gol) Atlantic SD 16019 US 1980 Sell This Version
SD 16019 Yes Drama(LP, Album, MO,) Atlantic SD 16019 US 1980 Sell This Version
ATL 50736 (SD 16019) Yes Drama(LP, Album, Mono, Gat) Atlantic ATL 50736 (SD 16019) Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
SD 16019 Yes Drama(LP, Album, PR ) Atlantic SD 16019 US 1980 Sell This Version
W 50736 Yes Drama(LP, Album, Promo) Atlantic W 50736 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
208869 Yes Drama(LP, Album, Promo, Gat) Atlantic 208869 Argentina 1980 Sell This Version
S 90 272 Yes Drama(LP, Album, Promo, Gat) Atlantic S 90 272 Spain 1980 Sell This Version
SD 16019 Yes Drama(LP, Album, SP-) Atlantic SD 16019 US 1980 Sell This Version
P-10854A Yes Drama(LP, Promo) Atlantic P-10854A Japan 1980 Sell This Version
ATL 450736 Yes Drama(Cass, Album) Suzy, Atlantic ATL 450736 Yugoslavia 1981 Sell This Version
ATL 50736, 50736 Yes Drama(LP, Album, Gat) Suzy, Atlantic ATL 50736, 50736 Yugoslavia 1981 Sell This Version
LB 50736, 50736 Yes Drama(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Atlantic, Atlantic LB 50736, 50736 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
2782 Yes Drama(Cass, Album) Atlantic 2782 Venezuela 1984 Sell This Version
2782 Yes Drama(LP, Album) Atlantic 2782 Venezuela 1984 Sell This Version
7567-81473-2 Yes Drama(CD, Album) Atlantic 7567-81473-2 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
AMCY-16 Yes Drama(CD, Album, RE) Atlantic AMCY-16 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
AL 3051 - 1 Yes Drama(LP, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Yes) AL 3051 - 1 Russia 1993 Sell This Version
7567-82685-2 Yes Drama(CD, Album, RE, RM) Atlantic 7567-82685-2 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
82685-2 Yes Drama(CD, Album, RE, RM, All) Atlantic 82685-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
82685-2 Yes Drama(CD, Album, RE, RM, Spe) Atlantic 82685-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
AMCY-4038 Yes Drama(CD, Album, RM) Atlantic AMCY-4038 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
YESCD 0012 Yes Drama(CD, Album, RM, Unofficial) Not On Label (Yes) YESCD 0012 Russia 1999 Sell This Version
YESCD 0012 Yes Drama(CD, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Yes) YESCD 0012 Russia 1999 Sell This Version
AMCY-6285 Yes Drama(HDCD, Album, Promo, RE, RM, Pap) Atlantic, EastWest Japan, Elektra AMCY-6285 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
AMCY-6285 Yes Drama(HDCD, Album, RE, RM, Pap) Atlantic, EastWest Japan, Elektra AMCY-6285 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
XSD 16019 Yes Drama(CD, Album, Unofficial, Car) Atlantic (2) XSD 16019 Russia 2003 Sell This Version
R2 73795 Yes Drama(CD, Album, RE, RM) Rhino Records (2) R2 73795 US 2004 Sell This Version
8122-73795-2 Yes Drama(CD, Album, RE, RM, Cin) Elektra, Rhino Records (2), Warner Strategic Marketing 8122-73795-2 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
8122-73795-2 Yes Drama(CD, Album, RE, RM, Unofficial) Elektra (2), Rhino Records (4) 8122-73795-2 Russia 2004 Sell This Version
XSD 16019, 8122-73795-2 Yes Drama(CD, Album, RE, RM, Unofficial, Min) Atlantic (2), Rhino Records (4) XSD 16019, 8122-73795-2 Russia 2004 Sell This Version
WPCR-13524 Yes Drama(CD, Album, Promo, RE, RM, SHM) Atlantic WPCR-13524 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
WPCR-13524 Yes Drama(CD, Album, RE, RM, SHM) Atlantic WPCR-13524 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
WPCR-75503 Yes Drama(CD, Album, RE, RM) Elektra, Rhino Records (2) WPCR-75503 Japan 2010 Sell This Version
WPCR-75503 Yes Drama(CD, Album, RE, RM, Unofficial) Elektra (2), Rhino Records (4) WPCR-75503 Russia 2010 Sell This Version
8122737952, 8122-73795-2 Yes Drama(CD, Album, RM, Exp) Rhino Records (2), Warner Music Spain S.L., Elektra Entertainment, Atlantic 8122737952, 8122-73795-2 Spain 2010 Sell This Version
FRM 16019 Yes Drama(LP, Album, RM, 180) Friday Music FRM 16019 US 2010 Sell This Version
none Yes Drama(6xFile, FLAC, Album, RE, 192) Rhino Atlantic none 2014
WPCR-15913 Yes Drama(SACD, Hybrid, Album, RE, RM, Pap) Atlantic WPCR-15913 Japan 2014 Sell This Version
WPCR-80315 Yes Drama(CD, Album, RE, RM) Elektra, Rhino Records (2) WPCR-80315 Japan 2016 Sell This Version
081227946890, R1 82685 Yes Drama(LP, Album, RE, RM, Gat) Atlantic, Rhino Records (2) 081227946890, R1 82685 UK & Europe 2016 Sell This Version
R1 82685 Yes Drama(LP, RE, 180) Atlantic R1 82685 USA & Canada 2016 Sell This Version
WPCR-17613 Yes Drama(SACD, Hybrid, Album, Ltd, RE, DSD) Atlantic WPCR-17613 Japan 2017 Sell This Version
none Yes Drama (Expanded & Remastered)(CDr, Album, Promo, RE, RM) Rhino Records (2) none US Unknown Sell This Version
16019-2 Yes Drama(CD, Album) Atlantic 16019-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
CD 16019 Yes Drama(CD, Album) Atlantic CD 16019 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
8122-73795-2 Yes Drama(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP) Elektra, Rhino Records (2), Warner Strategic Marketing 8122-73795-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
7567-82685-2 Yes Drama(CD, Album, RE, RM, Unofficial) Atlantic (2) 7567-82685-2 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
none, 7567-82685-2 Yes Drama(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Спюрк, Atlantic (2) none, 7567-82685-2 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
none Yes Drama(CD, Album, Unofficial) Спюрк, Atlantic (2) none Russia Unknown Sell This Version
93002, 93004 Yes Drama(Cass, Album, RE) Atlantic, WEA 93002, 93004 Argentina Unknown Sell This Version
FT.581 Yes Drama(Cass, Album, Unofficial) 4Track (2) FT.581 Thailand Unknown Sell This Version
GS 2656 Yes Drama(Cass, Album, Unofficial) GS (2) GS 2656 Singapore Unknown Sell This Version
ATL 50 736, SD 16019 Yes Drama(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic, Atlantic ATL 50 736, SD 16019 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
ATL 50 736, ATL 50736, (SD 16019) Yes Drama(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic ATL 50 736, ATL 50736, (SD 16019) Europe Unknown Sell This Version

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timtom

timtom

August 27, 2020
referencing Drama, LP, RE, 180, R1 82685

Wonderful remaster. Sounds incredible. Very highly recommended! Worth every penny. :)
timtom

timtom

August 27, 2020
referencing Drama, LP, Album, RE, RM, Gat, 081227946890, R1 82685

Wonderful remaster !!! Dead quiet vinyl. Very highly recommended!!! YES.
empanadilla

empanadilla

June 24, 2020
referencing Drama, SACD, Hybrid, Album, RE, RM, Pap, WPCR-15913
Loudness wars galore!!!! AVOID!!!! Frequency wise it´sOK but it´s compressed to high heaven...According to what I see, the whole box set is this way...AND all the paper sleeves SACDs too...you are better off getting a UK or Japan LP pressing...
amoebasinger

amoebasinger

December 5, 2019
referencing Drama, LP, RE, 180, R1 82685

Agreed. Sounds terrific. A lot of definition. Quite loud. My labels say Made in EU. Matrix shows Kevin Gray lacquer cut at Cohearent Audio.
NaveekDarkroom

NaveekDarkroom

October 8, 2019
referencing Drama, LP, Album, Gat, K 50736
Though this is not a fault of the album itself (I do like the album), I personally would have picked "Machine Messiah" and "Tempus Fugit" as singles instead of "Into the Lens" and "Run Through the Light". Just a thought.
wickedcity

wickedcity

June 11, 2019
referencing Drama, LP, Album, RE, RM, Gat, 081227946890, R1 82685
This pressing has made me appreciate this album a lot more. Compared to the original press it sounds like a blanket has been removed from the sound and you can really fully hear what is going on. I listened to Run Through the Light today which is a song that previously just bored me but here I was totally invested and was brought into the song. Really I am pretty impressed with this release. I should add the cover is better than my original USA pressing too. Lovely colour and definition to the image.
postpunkmonk

postpunkmonk

May 3, 2019
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Drama, CD, Album, RE, RM, R2 73795
By 1980 I was much more a fan of The Buggles than of Yes. Between the awful "Tomato" and "Drama" I had gravitated to New Wave and had largely left Prog behind, but I have always enjoyed "Drama." I have finally heard this pressing. The 7" single mixes seem like radical-re-thinks of the tracks. Shocking to finally hear these after so many years. The results differed so greatly from the album versions that they seemed more like alternate takes or remixes than edits. I did't even know that those were the US singles, since I only ever saw the video for "Tempus Fugit"at the time of release, I thought that was the selected single.

The new instrumental material was loose and raw. I had not realized that the Paris Session material was recorded with the "Tormato" lineup" before the lineup change! While I thought "Dancing Through The Light" was a radical/fun slice of technopop for Yes that almost prefigured the early 80s synth pop sound, the rest of this material represented a nightmare of what I absolutely didn't want from Yes at that point. Jon Anderson invoking the New Age and carrying on in the "Tormato" vein. I would have preferred that Rhino would have left off the vocal Paris Session material on "Drama" and had put it on their "Tormato" DLX RM disc instead. So I would have never heard it.
janobg

janobg

February 13, 2019
referencing Drama, LP, Album, RE, RM, Gat, 081227946890, R1 82685

Sounds incredible and well worh the money. And that says a lot because the original release sounded great.
stormyjeff

stormyjeff

April 2, 2018
referencing Drama, CD, Album, 16019-2
I am looking for the Barry Diament CD master. What year did it come out and what is the label / catalog number? I can't seem to find it any for sale on Discogs. Thanks to anyone with more information.
beatamazon

beatamazon

March 19, 2018
referencing Drama, CD, Album, 16019-2
Original US CD. Mastered by Barry Diament. The one to own on compact disc. Flat transfer from the LP mixdown master.