Category Archives: Yes

Owner Of A Lonely Heart (1991)


01 Owner Of A Lonely Heart (Original Version)
02 Owner Of A Lonely Heart (Wonderous Mix)
03 Owner Of A Lonely Heart (2 Close To The Edge Mix)
04 Owner Of A Lonely Heart (Not Fragile Mix)

INFO > After prog rockers Yes disbanded at the end of 1980, several of the group’s former members teamed up again in 1982. This new project was branded Cinema, and while not intended as a Yes reunion, it ultimately became just that. One-time Yes band member-turned producer Trevor Horn gave the group’s sound a contemporary update, thanks greatly to the Fairlight CMI sampler.

1983 album “90125” (the title was inspired by the Atco Records catalog code) was a hit on both sides of the Atlantic, and lead single “Owner Of A Lonely Heart” reached the top spot of the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart. The 12″ single’s ‘Red & Blue Mix’ was engineered by Gary Langan, who would subsequently join Horn in the first incarnation of The Art Of Noise. By no coincidence, the ‘Red & Blue Mix’ reflects the early Art Of Noise sonic blueprint:

For the 1991 reissue of “Owner Of A Lonely Heart”, the track was radically reworked by Martyn Phillips and 808 State, the latter being an appropriate choice given 808 State’s association with Trevor Horn’s legendary Zang Tumb Tuum label.