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YesBig Generator

Label:ATCO Records – 790 522-1, ATCO Records – WX 70, ATCO Records – WX: 70
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
Country:UK & Europe
Released:
Genre:Rock
Style:Art Rock, Pop Rock, Soft Rock

Tracklist

A1Rhythm Of Love4:49
A2Big Generator4:31
A3Shoot High Aim Low6:59
A4Almost Like Love4:58
B1Love Will Find A Way
HarmonicaJames Zavala*
4:48
B2Final Eyes6:20
B3I'm Running7:34
B4Holy Lamb (Song For Harmonic Convergence)3:15
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On sleeve:
Atco Records, division of Atlantic Recording Corporation. […] [W logo] A Warner Communications Company. ℗ + © 1987 Atlantic Recording Corporation for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States.
Manufactured in Germany by Record Service GmbH, Alsdorf

Embossed colorless “W” logo on back sleeve.

The numbering of the titles on the labels starts with "1." and goes to "4." on label side A, it goes on with "5." and ends with "8." on side B.

Additional runout information: The string 'R/S Alsdorf 790522-1-A2' or 'R/S Alsdorf 790522-1-B2' or very similar, is in all variants the main stamped part of the whole runout string, all other string parts are etched.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 075679052216
  • Label Code: LC 0120
  • Rights Society (Boxed): GEMA/BIEM
  • Price Code (Germany): U
  • Price Code (France): WE 381
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, variant 1): R/S Alsdorf 790522-1-A2 ST-C 876506-A DMM SP1-7 SP-GER Precision
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, variant 1): R/S Alsdorf 790522-1-B2 ST-C 876506 A-DMM SP 4-6 SP-GER Precision
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, variant 2): R/S Alsdorf 790522-1-Aхх ST-C-876505-A DMM SP1-6 SP-GER Precision 7 DL
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, variant 2): R/S Alsdorf 790522-1-B 29 ST-C-876506-A DMM SP 4-7 SPGER Precision
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, variant 3): R/S Alsdorf 790522-1-AX ST-C-876505-A DMM SP1-6 SP-GER Precision 36
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, variant 3): R/S Alsdorf 790522-1-BX 42 ST-C-876506-A DMM SP 4-7 SPGER D Precision
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, variant 4): [Stamped] R/S Alsdorf 790522-1-A [Etched]X ST-C 876505-A DMM SP1-6 SP-GER Precision UK BE (scratched out) UK (scratched out)
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, variant 4): [Stamped] R/S Alsdorf 790522-1-B [Etched]X 43 ST-C 876506-A DMM SP1-7 SP-GER Precision
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, variant 5): R/S Alsdorf 790522-1-AXX ST-C-876505-A DMM SP1-6 SP-GER Precision 2 S
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, variant 5): R/S Alsdorf 790522-1-BXX 10 ST-C-876506-A DMM SP 4-7 SPGER Precision
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, variant 6): R/S Alsdorf 790522-1-A2 ST-C-876505-A DMM SP1-7 SP-GER Precision <T> D
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, variant 6): D <T> ST-C-876506 A-DMM SP 4-6 SP-GER Precision R/S Alsdorf 790522-1-B2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, variant 7): R/S Alsdorf 790522-1-A2 X ST-C 876505-A DMM SP1-7 SP-GER Precision 31 D
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, variant 7): R/S Alsdorf 790522-1-BX 40 ST-C - 876506 A DMM SP 4-7 SPGER Precision
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, variant 8): R/S Alsdorf 790522-1-A2X SFC-876505-A DMM SP1-7 SP-GER Precision20 UK
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, variant 8 ("10" looks like "70", followed by scribbled-out "6")): R/S Alsdorf 790522-1-B2X 10 6 ST-C-876505-A DMM SP 4-6 SP-GER Precision
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, variant 9): R/S Alsdorf 790522-1-A2 ST-C-876506-A DMM SP1-7 SP-GER Precision D
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, variant 9): R/S Alsdorf 790522-1-B2 ST-C-876506-A DMM SP 4-6 SPGER Precision
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, variant 10): R/S Alsdorf 790522-1-A2X ST-C-876505-A DMM SP1-7 SP-GER Precision 23
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, variant 10): R/S Alsdorf 790522-1-BX 26 ST-C-876506-A DMM SP 4-7 SPGER D Precision
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, variant 11): R/S Alsdorf 790522-1-A2X ST-C-876505-A DMM SP1-7 SP-GER Precision 14
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, variant 11): R/S Alsdorf 790522-1-Bxx 1̶7̶ D ST-C-876506-A DMM SP 4-7 SPGER Precision
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, variant 12): R/S Alsdorf 790522-1-A ST-C-876505-A DMM SP-6 SP-GER Precision 15
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, variant 12): R/S Alsdorf 790522-1-B2 3 ST-C-876506-A DMM SP 4-6 SPGER Precision

Other Versions (5 of 111)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Big Generator (CD, Album)ATCO Records7 90522-2US1987
Recently Edited
Big Generator (LP, Album, Stereo, Specialty Records Pressing)ATCO Records, ATCO Records7 90522-1, 90522-1US1987
Recently Edited
Big Generator (LP, Album)ATCO Records79 05221Canada1987
Big Generator (CD, Album, Club Edition, Reissue)ATCO RecordsA2 90522US1987
New Submission
Big Generator (Cassette, Album)ATCO Records, ATCO Records790 522-4, WX 70CUK & Europe1987

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Reviews

  • RunOutGrooveRecords's avatar
    People that hate on this record are usually hard core “original lineup” fans or just bigger fans of their early, deep Progressive Rock work. In reality, it was a solid follow up to “90125”, so much that sometimes it sounds like it would have been the second album in a double album release. “Love Will Find A Way” (the lead single) was one of the band’s larger hits (which is why some hardcore fans hated this record, it was “commercial”) along with “Rhythm of Love”. Personally, I loved the title track a ton and on a recent re-listen in the store when we received a great copy I was reminded what a banger it was for a group that shred away from that earlier in its career. I have no idea what people are taking about when they complain about the mastering, etc. on this record - it sounds giant and beautiful. Worth a listen for sure.
    • Dzubox's avatar
      Dzubox
      This is a nice Yes album from late 80's, and sounds like that. I love the music but I woud like that is an analog recording. This is digital and lost some of its magic. The sound is not so bad, but as I said, it lost some of its magic.
      • flowerbed's avatar
        flowerbed
        Edited 2 years ago
        Stunning album with incredible arrangements and musicianship throughout. The mastering is the only letdown, somehow holding the whole recording by its throat and removing it of its dynamics and balls (which you can tell are there in the performances!). Crying out for a Steven Wilson treatment if only there were original stems for him to work with!
        Other than that, there are moments on this to rival anything else in the catalogue for sheer beauty and exquisite texture....namely during the tracks 'Shoot High Aim Low' (there's a moment where I would swear Alex Lifeson was playing!), 'Love Will Find A Way' (sooo Beatley!) and the title track. Personally I enjoy this more than 90125.
        • REENO's avatar
          REENO
          Does not approach the greatness/perfection of "90125", but has absolute gems such as "Love will find a Way"
          , & "Shoot high, aim low".
          • jeroenkeip's avatar
            jeroenkeip
            When sitting down with this album for the first time, I was prepared for a rough ride. I was surprised to hear an overwrought, yet passionately made album with great contributions from Anderson, Kaye, and Rabin. The rhythm section gets a bit lost, but then the late 80s were not a good time for virtuoso drummers and bass players, and Yes followed suit. Perhaps that was hard to get over for classic Yes fans, after the hard sell of 90125, but as a singular product Big Generator does the business.
            • oldgoat's avatar
              oldgoat
              For the second time in a few years, Yes lost their direction and energy. This is very much an album of its time, and that's what's really wrong with it. If you look back to Tales from Topographic Oceans (one of their supreme achievements), this is probably about as far away as you'll get in style and content. It really isn't Yes, so much as Trevor Rabin. Too much punchy, radio-friendly. He's not Steve Howe.
              • 70sProgFan's avatar
                70sProgFan
                Unfairly panned by the world and his wife, there are some decent tracks on this, the studio follow-up album to the phenomenally successful 90125. "Rhythm of Love", "Love Will Find A Way", and "Final Eyes" are certainly not typical Yes tracks; clearly they are more suited to the Rabin rock stable but they are nonetheless good tracks. The final track "Holy Lamb" puts me in mind of "We Have Heaven" from Fragile with it's great multi-tracked harmonies.
                It's definitely an album "of its time", a real 80s effort, but it's not a bad album at all and certainly far better than many give it credit for.

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