It is the first Poljubi Me - Bajaga* - Pozitivna Geografija and single from their eleventh studio albumreleased in November Written primarily by guitarist and singer Trevor Rabincontributions were made to the final version by singer Jon Andersonbassist Chris SquireRaincheck - Tommy Flanagan With George Mraz and Kenny Washington - Jazz Poet producer Trevor Horn.
It was a commercial success in the United States, becoming the band's first and only single to reach No. The song has been sampled by various artists including Faith Evans - Love Like This Jackson in his song "D. The song originated from South African musician, singer-songwriter, and producer Trevor Rabinin during his three years living in London. He recalled one morning when he was on the toilet, and wrote "the whole thing, from beginning to end".
One of the recordings consisted of the main verse and chorus riff played on an acoustic guitar with some vocals. A developed version with drums, keyboards, and a complete set of lyrics was completed in Both recordings were released on Rabin's demo compilation albumin He added: "You would be making decisions based on what was coming, and sometimes those decisions would be wrong — but you couldn't undo them.
One of the things, a happy accident, was that all of the brass stabs and those weird things that happen on the record — they were just a product of what happened with the demo". After relocating to Los Angeles inRabin added the Owner Of A Lonely Heart - Yes - 90125 to his collection of demos that he wished to develop for a fourth solo album. Among the record labels that Rabin pitched his work to was Arista Recordsbut recalled owner Clive Davis rejecting them on the basis of the songs sounding "too strange, and would not be a hit", and suggested that Rabin "write stuff more like Foreigner and then come back.
I never did". Rabin said Fair called "Owner of a Lonely Heart" "a game changer" and offered him an album deal on the strength of it. However, Rabin turned it down when he agreed to form a new band with bassist Chris Owner Of A Lonely Heart - Yes - 90125 and drummer Alan White of the progressive rock band Yes and make an album, initially under the name Cinemafor Atco Records.
The group worked with former Yes singer Trevor Horn as their producer. By Januarymost of the backing tracks and vocals for the Cinema album had been recorded, but an additional song was needed. While Rabin was on a toilet break, Horn left his demo tape running and heard his version of "Owner of a Lonely Heart". He disliked Rabin's inclinations toward "American rock" in his songs and its verse lyrics, which he remembered going: "You don't wanna go dancing, you won't even answer the phone.
You so scared of romancing, everything you do is alone". Horn recalled pleading with the band to record it on the grounds that they needed a hit single, despite the group's reluctance. Subsequent musical and lyrical changes were then made by Horn and Squire, and for several days the group attempted to perform it. Horn was dissatisfied with the addition of various drum fills and superfluous sections, and suggested they record it "straight and simple" without changing the original riff.
Once Rabin agreed, several versions were produced which included Horn's contribution of the verses including: "Move yourself, you always live your life For the song's opening, Rabin used the same guitar tone that he'd employed on a session he did for Manfred Mann's Earth Bandwhich involved panning two guitar tracks left and right and aiming for a sound "as heavy as possible".
The main verse and chorus parts were played on his custom-built Electra MPC Outlaw, making use of two of its plug-in features the octave box and the phaser ;  while other parts were played on his new Mouradian CS a custom-shaped guitar similar to his usual Rickenbacker S. Squire also added a Motown-influenced bridge section to the song, following the second chorus. After the band had produced a satisfactory arrangement, Horn wished to incorporate a drum programmer, which the band, particularly White, strongly objected to at first.
Horn prevailed, resulting in Squire and himself programming a drum machine sequence for the song. Horn wanted to use a drum sound similar to that of Stewart Copeland on Synchronicity by The Policeand tuned White's snare drum to the key of a high A. At Horn's suggestion, Rabin used the Synclavier synthesiser and sampler to replace his original keyboard parts.
On the demo version, the breaks and flourishes had been played on a Minimoog synthesiser: Horn wished to keep them in the final song and had them rerecorded on his Fairlight CMI sampler, as Aquarius - Ferrante & Teicher - Midnight Cowboy as reworking some of them using Synclavier and Fairlight patches and noises.
According to musician Questlove"Owner of a Lonely Heart" contained the first use of a sample as a breakbeat Dog Bite - Various - King Jammy: A Man & His Music Volume 1 - Roots & Harmony Style, as opposed to a sound effect.
Anderson recorded his vocals to the songs while changing some of the musical and lyrical content. Horn remembered Anderson disliking the song's new lyrics and his comment: "Well, it's not like ' Send in the Clowns ' anyway". As a cheeky riposte, Horn and Langan added a gunshot sound effect immediately following that verse, thereby "shooting down" the eagle.
The final song was credited to Rabin, Anderson, Squire and Horn. Rabin recently clarified his view on the breakdown of Owner Of A Lonely Heart - Yes - 90125 and royalties: "Jon did add to my lyrics in the verses and deserved what he got, as did Chris. One can hear my development of the song on ; sound doesn't lie. Trevor Horn being allotted a percentage was a thank you for introducing me to the Synclavier, which is one of the keyboards I used on the song and I had not used before.
Also, for the fun we had making it". Horn has rated "Owner of a Lonely Heart" as one of the best tracks of his career. The song's music video was shown frequently on MTV introducing the revamped Yes lineup and sound to a new generation of fans largely unfamiliar with the band's very different earlier work, which had helped to define the genre of progressive rock. The music video was directed by graphic designer Storm Thorgerson  who, as part of Hipgnosishad previously designed the covers for Possessed - L.A.X.
- All My Love band's albums Going for the One and Tormato. The video starred actor Danny Webb. Keyboardist Tony Kaye does not appear Двадцатый Век - Михаил Жванецкий - Монологи the video as at the time of the video shoot, Eddie Jobson was standing in as the band's keyboardist.
Jobson can be seen briefly in a few quick shots, but he was not part of the video's "animal transformation" scene in which the other four band members take part. Ultimately, Kaye returned to the lineup and Jobson never recorded any material with the band.
The video was filmed in London, with some scenes filmed on top of various buildings. Scenes of the band playing are also present. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the song. For other Gone - Various - DJ Only DJO 67, see Owner of a Lonely Heart disambiguation.
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