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    Trevor Horn interview on the Guardian website

    I believe it was posted online Monday. Many mentions of Yes, from singing on Drama to producing 90125. Horn is publishing his memoir soon, I believe. This should be interesting for us, Yesfans.

    #2
    I posted this article link a few days ago in the 'Previous Members' thread.
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      #3
      Originally posted by michelforest View Post
      Horn is publishing his memoir soon, I believe.
      It's already out in the UK. It doesn't appear international distribution has been secured yet.
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        #4
        Originally posted by Ash Armstrong View Post
        I posted this article link a few days ago in the 'Previous Members' thread.
        I should have looked, sorry.

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          #5
          Originally posted by luna65 View Post

          It's already out in the UK. It doesn't appear international distribution has been secured yet.
          Darn! Another one I'll have to special order from the UK, along with the new Jonathan Coe novel.

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            #6
            Its out in the UK and I read it this week.

            I'll give you a quick preview from the recording of 90125, Gary Langan the engineer talking to Jon Anderson on the talkback mic:

            "Go on then Jon" - takes finger off the talkback mic button - "YOU TWAT!"

            It's interesting looking back on that time before it became a hit and everyone was either really nervous or trying to act like a big time rockstar (through nerves)

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              #7
              Yeah, the production team really wasn't having it with Jon, something which has been obliquely referenced in the past but never fully addressed. Although the decision to put a gunshot sample in "Owner" speaks volumes.
              Rabin-esque
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                #8
                Originally posted by luna65 View Post
                Yeah, the production team really wasn't having it with Jon, something which has been obliquely referenced in the past but never fully addressed. Although the decision to put a gunshot sample in "Owner" speaks volumes.
                When you refer to the gunshot sample, I immediately know which sound your are talking about...however, I never had any idea that was a gunshot sound - I had just assumed it was a loud percussion sample with a lot of reverb on it. But now I will always think of it as a gunshot sound!

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                  #9
                  That's because it is! 🤣
                  Rabin-esque
                  my labor of love (and obsessive research)
                  rabinesque.blogspot.com

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                    #10
                    There we go:
                    https://www.theguardian.com/music/20...droidApp_Other

                    Determined to get them a hit, he alighted on a song called Owner of a Lonely Heart. The band refused to cooperate, deeming it “too poppy”, forcing Horn to take desperate measures. “I literally got down on my knees and started pulling at [bassist] Chris Squire’s trousers, pleading with them.”

                    Thats quite funny as I seem to remember CS saying in the early 00s he was much more in touch with what was hip and happening charts wise than the likes of JA and SH.​
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                      #11
                      And Chris carried on with that narrative throughout the YesWest years.
                      Rabin-esque
                      my labor of love (and obsessive research)
                      rabinesque.blogspot.com

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                        #12
                        What I love about "The Guardian" interview is that it makes clear to readers that Horn, the most famous living pop producer in Britain by miles, is actually also a Yes fan.

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