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.

Versions (93)

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
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 US 1980 Sell This Version
GS 2656 Yes Drama(Cass, Album) GS (2) GS 2656 US 1980 Sell This Version
W 450736 Yes Drama(Cass, Album) Atlantic W 450736 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
CS 16019 Yes Drama(Cass, Album, Club) Atlantic CS 16019 US 1980 Sell This Version
XCS-16019 Yes Drama(Cass, Album, Dol) Atlantic XCS-16019 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
S 1399A Yes Drama(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Foot Print S 1399A Malaysia 1980 Sell This Version
GMR 2025 Yes Drama(Cass, Album, Unofficial) GMR GMR 2025 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 Guatemala 1980 Sell This Version
SD 16019 Yes Drama(LP, Album) Atlantic SD 16019 Turkey 1980 Sell This Version
ATL 50736 Yes Drama(LP, Album) Atlantic ATL 50736 Scandinavia 1980 Sell This Version
SD 16019 Yes Drama(LP, Album) Atlantic SD 16019 New Zealand 1980 Sell This Version
40.006 Yes Drama(LP, Album) Atlantic 40.006 Brazil 1980 Sell This Version
K 50736 Yes Drama(LP, Album) Atlantic K 50736 UK 1980 Sell This Version
ATL 50736 Yes Drama(LP, Album) Atlantic ATL 50736 Europe 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, 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
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
SD 16019 Yes Drama(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic SD 16019 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
ATL 50 736, SD16019 Yes Drama(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic, Atlantic ATL 50 736, SD16019 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
40.006 Yes Drama(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic 40.006 Brazil 1980 Sell This Version
ATL 50 736 Yes Drama(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic ATL 50 736 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
S 90.272 Yes Drama(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic S 90.272 Spain 1980 Sell This Version
W 50736 Yes Drama(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic W 50736 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
SD 16019 Yes Drama(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic SD 16019 US 1980 Sell This Version
ATL 50 736 Yes Drama(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic ATL 50 736 France 1980 Sell This Version
ATL 50736 Yes Drama(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic ATL 50736 Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
GWEA-5423 Yes Drama(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic GWEA-5423 Mexico 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
ATC(X) 9755 Yes Drama(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic ATC(X) 9755 South Africa 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
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
P-10854A Yes Drama(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic P-10854A Japan 1980 Sell This Version
50736 Yes Drama(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic 50736 Greece 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
50736 Yes Drama(LP, Album, Gat) Suzy, Atlantic 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) Atlantic 82685-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
82685-2 Yes Drama(CD, Album, RM) 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, RE, RM, Min) 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
8122-73795-2 Yes Drama(CD, Album, RE, RM) Elektra, Rhino Records (2), Warner Strategic Marketing 8122-73795-2 Europe 2004 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, 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, 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
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, RM) Atlantic 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
7567-82685-2 Yes Drama(CD, Album, RE, RM, Unofficial) Atlantic (2) 7567-82685-2 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
7567-81473-2 WME Yes Drama(CD, Album, Unofficial) Atlantic, ООО "СПЮРК" 7567-81473-2 WME Russia Unknown Sell This Version
none Yes Drama(CD, Album, Unofficial) Спюрк, Atlantic (2) none Russia Unknown Sell This Version
none Yes Drama(CD, Album, Unofficial) Спюрк, Atlantic (2) none Russia Unknown Sell This Version
FT.581 Yes Drama(Cass, Album, Unofficial) 4Track (2) FT.581 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

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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.
beatamazon

beatamazon

March 18, 2018
referencing Drama, CD, Album, 7567-81473-2
Strawberry studios refers only to where the original vinyl cutting was done, nothing to do with any of the CD releases.
2112adrian

2112adrian

August 13, 2017
referencing Drama, LP, Album, Gat, K 50736

Just got hold of the re issued and expanded cd, although I have the original vinyl too. I remember seeing Yes on this tour at Birmingham Odeon, it was strange as there clearly was much dischord amongst die hard Yes fans over the Buggleification of Yes, but as I remember it was a good gig.

When I listen to the album now , and reference it against other Yes albums it is different without doubt, but there are some cracking tracks, I love the counterpoint betwenn Chris Squier's bass riff and the delicate keyboard lines of Geoff Downes on Does It Really Happen, especially on the refrain. As a keyboard player Geoff Downes writes and plays great synth hooks, he is not Rick Wakeman , and never tries to be.

I guess without this album and the meeting of Buggles and Yes we would not of had 90125 , which is a production masterpeice , well done Trevor.

Prog Rock is about evolution and change, Drama certainly embodies this at a time when many other prog bands like Rush were also changing and evolving.

A very good album.

donkeybucket

donkeybucket

March 25, 2017
referencing Drama, LP, RE, 180, R1 82685

Sounds fantastic, nice and clean! A really good pressing, and sounds better than the remastered CD from 2004. Great album too, one of their most under appreciated efforts.
jasonjaxen9

jasonjaxen9

February 3, 2017
referencing Drama, CD, Album, 16019-2
IMHO Yes Drama is the bands greatest achievement and ironically a recording that certainly splits opinion. Like most classic rock albums Yes Drama takes time and repeated listening before one will "get it". At first the classically inspired songs may seem bombastic and over cooked. Patience may reveal Drama's timeless brilliance for some.
KlasseF

KlasseF

February 16, 2016
referencing Drama, LP, Album, Gat, K 50736
Got this in the mail today. My copy seems to be the same as version 1,except mine says : 'Manufactured in the UK' on the label. Any thoughts?/Klas F in Sweden
HonestmanAKA

HonestmanAKA

June 19, 2015
referencing Drama, CD, Album, 16019-2
I just bought a copy like this today! The only difference being the CD spindle, which reads: 3 16019-2 SRC-06
beatamazon

beatamazon

December 6, 2014
referencing Drama, LP, Album, AR,, SD 16019
The markings on my copy are slightly different.
Side A:

ST-A-80452-C + + ATB-1528 F.T. STRAWBERRY (stamped), ('o' or a 'u' - a crude strawberry maybe?)////T

Side B:

B-1527 ST-A-80451-A-2-+ AT FT AR STRAWBERRY (stamped) Sean (in cursive).

Great sounding LP. Look for something similar in the deadwax. Strawberry pressings are hit and miss. This one is great.
Everything hand etched except for the Strawberry mark. I like to guess what things might mean to things. FT - first transfer? AT for - Atlantic or Atlantic Records? Some of that if deciphered might give a clue which Strawberry pressings are the better ones.