Showing posts with label Yes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Yes. Show all posts

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Owner of a lonely heart - Yes

What a shame. Trevor Horn produced Yes's 'Owner of a lonely heart' in 1983, creating a great and innovative rock track - but then decided to make a remix as well. The result is on this 12" single, and I repeat: what a shame. The remix is not much more than a random collection of noises that becomes increasingly grating as time progresses and no verse or chorus appears.

The B-side, fortunately, offers the A- and B-side of the 7" single, so owners of this 12" single can always take their refuge to that side.

My collection: 12" single no. 543
Found: unknown
Cost: unknown
Tracks: 'Owner of a lonely heart (Special remix dance version)' / 'Owner of a lonely heart', 'Our song'

Saturday, 3 January 2009

Owner of a lonely heart - Yes

'Owner of a lonely heart' by Yes is one of the great classics of the eighties. The rock band teamed up with Trevor Horn for their album '90125' and created a track that is powerful and memorable. According to a 1991 interview with Yes, 'Owner of a Lonely Heart' was originally written as a ballad. Jon Anderson convinced producer Trevor Horn to speed it up and add some guitar riffs to make it stand out and be more 'upbeat'.

The 1991 re-release of this track featured a remix by Martyn Phillips on the B-side. I bought this single for that remix, curious to hear how it turned out. It is a very intriguing version of a wonderful classic.

My collection: 7" single no. 2349
Found: Record Exchange, London, June 26, 1995
Cost: 1 pound
Tracks: 'Owner of a lonely heart' / 'Owner of a lonely heart (Wonderous mix - edit)'
Download: here
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