Tormato and Relayer Live – Really? 269

Produced by Preston Frazier, David Gordon, Bill Govier, Wayne Hall and Michel Arsenault.

With Yes announcing that the next two albums to be given the ‘Album Series’ treatment are Tormato and Relayer, we take a listen to both and discuss what we think the issues and challenges are of playing these records live in 2017/18.

Mark also listens to the new Rick Wakeman album, Piano Portraits and there’s a voice mail on the same subject from Bob Keeley. Finally, our 2 pence involves Alan White.

  • What is it about Tormato and Relayer that might be difficult to recreate live today?
  • How will the current line-up cope with the 70s albums?
  • Should they still be going for ‘authenticity’?

Listen to the episode then let us know what you think!

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Robert

 


 

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Martin Popoff Yes Author Interview plus Rick Wakeman CD give-away! 268

Martin Popoff
Martin Popoff

Produced by Preston Frazier, David Gordon, Bill Govier, Wayne Hall and Michel Arsenault.

We were delighted to be able to interview Yes book author, Martin Popoff, this week. ‘Time and a Word – The Yes Story’ is just one of his more than 50 music titles and we had a great chat about Yes members he has interviewed. Also, you can win a copy of Rick Wakeman’s ‘Two Sides of Yes’ and Mark reviews Patrick Moraz’ ‘Out of the Sun’. There’s even time for another vinyl segment and Mark looks at some Yes promotional albums this time.

  • Why did it take Martin so long to get to Yes?
  • Who was the most memorable Yes member to interview?
  • What’s special about the format of this Yes book?

Listen to the episode then let us know what you think!

Get Time and a Word – The Yes Story

Martin Popoff
Martin Popoff

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Robert

 


 

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Rest In Peace John Wetton plus Jon and Vangelis remastered

John Wetton
John Wetton

Produced by Preston Frazier, David Gordon, Bill Govier, Wayne Hall and Michel Arsenault.

Geoff Baillie and Jamie McQuinn lead the tributes to John Wetton, prog bassist. Mark and Kevin review teh remastered Jon and Vangelis songs on the new Vangelis Box Set Delectus and Mark brings us another vinyl/CD review. Another packed episode!

  • How much of John Wetton’s story do you know?
  • How do the Jon and Vangelis songs sound on the new re-masters?
  • Are the 1980s elements too much?

Listen to the episode then let us know what you think!

Nick Baker’s excellent blog post about John Wetton

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Robert

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Vangelis Website: http://www.elsew.com

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An interview with ARW bassist, Lee Pomeroy – 266

Lee Pomeroy
Lee Pomeroy

Produced by Preston Frazier, David Gordon, Bill Govier, Wayne Hall and Michel Arsenault.

What a treat it was to welcome Lee Pomeroy, bassist with ARW amongst many other bands and projects, onto the show. We had a brilliant time talking to him and we hope you also enjoy listening to it. Mark reviews Time And A Word as well as taking the plunge with a new segment all about his passion for things technical in recorded Yes music. Enjoy!

  • What’s it like playing with Rick Wakeman?
  • How important is it to honour Chris Squire’s bass lines?
  • Why do you play your bass upside down?

Listen to the episode then let us know what you think!

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Paul Wilson | Jamie McQuinn | Miguel Falcão | Ken Fuller | David Pannell | Brian Sullivan | Joost Doesburg | Jeremy North | Tim Stannard | David Watkinson | Steve Roehr | Geoff Baillie | William Hayes

Robert

You can pre-order the box set here:  https://Vangelis.lnk.to/Delectus

Vangelis Website: http://www.elsew.com

https://www.facebook.com/VangelisOfficial/


Mark’s vinyl review photos:

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Yes Live at Rock in Rio, 1985 – 265

Produced by Preston Frazier, David Gordon, Bill Govier, Wayne Hall and Michel Arsenault.

We discuss the amazing 1985 concert known as Rock in Rio and Mark reviews Rick Wakeman’s Rock and Roll Prophet.

  • How did the band cope with the 220,000 in the audience?
  • How did this line up come over?
  • How did the older material sound?

Listen to the episode then let us know what you think!

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Paul Wilson | Jamie McQuinn | Miguel Falcão | Ken Fuller | David Pannell | Brian Sullivan | Joost Doesburg | Jeremy North | Tim Stannard | David Watkinson | Steve Roehr | Geoff Baillie | William Hayes

Robert


Mark’s Wakeman photos:

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ARW drummer, Lou Molino returns to the YMP – 264

Produced by Preston Frazier, David Gordon, Bill Govier, Wayne Hall and Michel Arsenault.

We were delighted to welcome Lou Molino, ARW drummer back to the podcast this week. He shares some thoughts about the ARW tour and the future. Also, Mark reviews his latest box set – Rick Wakeman’s Phantom of the Opera.

  • How was the tour?
  • Is Lou looking forward to the UK and European leg?
  • What does Lou know about the future direction of the band?

Listen to the episode then let us know what you think!

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Preston Frazier | David Gordon | Bill Govier | Wayne Hall | Michel Arsenault

Joseph Cottrell | Jeffrey Crecelius | Michael O’Connor | Paul Tomei | Julio Scissors | Geoffrey Mason | Lobate Scarp

Paul Wilson | Jamie McQuinn | Miguel Falcão | Ken Fuller | David Pannell | Brian Sullivan | Joost Doesburg | Jeremy North | Tim Stannard | David Watkinson | Steve Roehr | Geoff Baillie

Robert


Mark’s Phantom of the Opera Photos:

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2016’s Christmas Presents and Top 3s – 263

Union on 180g vinyl!
Union on 180g vinyl!

Produced by Preston Frazier, David Gordon, Bill Govier, Wayne Hall and Michel Arsenault.

It’s New Year 2017 so Mark and I take some time out to compare our Yes-related Christmas presents. Also, we pick our top 3 Yes happenings of 2016 – and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is the gift which keeps on giving with news from Rick Wakeman!

  • What did we receive for Christmas?
  • What are our top funny important and surprising 2016 Yes happenings?
  • What do you make of Rick Wakeman’s announcement that he will attend the Rock Hall induction ceremony after all?

Listen to the episode then let us know what you think!

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Preston Frazier | David Gordon | Bill Govier | Wayne Hall | Michel Arsenault

Joseph Cottrell | Jeffrey Crecelius | Michael O’Connor | Paul Tomei | Julio Scissors | Geoffrey Mason | Lobate Scarp

Paul Wilson | Jamie McQuinn | Miguel Falcão | Ken Fuller | David Pannell | Brian Sullivan | Joost Doesburg | Jeremy North | Tim Stannard | David Watkinson

Robert


Kevin’s Christmas Yes haul:

Mark’s Christmas presents

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Fly From Here Redux (replay) – 262

Produced by Preston Frazier, David Gordon, Bill Govier, Wayne Hall and Michel Arsenault.

A mid-holiday episode where I replay two segments from previous episodes on Trevor Horn’s contributions to Yes.

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Paul Wilson | Jamie McQuinn | Miguel Falcão | Ken Fuller | David Pannell | Brian Sullivan | Joost Doesburg | Jeremy North | Tim Stannard | David Watkinson

Robert


 

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Yes Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees 2017! 261

Produced by Preston Frazier, David Gordon, Bill Govier, Wayne Hall and Michel Arsenault.

Mark and I have our 2 pence on two subjects this week – Yes being inducted – finally – into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the demise of Prog magazine. Mark also finishes off his review of Chris Squire’s Swiss Choir by featuring Run with the Fox.

  • Should we rejoice now that Yes will be inducted in 2017?
  • How have fans and the band reacted?
  • Why has Prog magazine gone bust?

Listen to the episode then let us know what you think!

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Paul Wilson | Jamie McQuinn | Miguel Falcão | Ken Fuller | David Pannell | Brian Sullivan | Joost Doesburg | Jeremy North | Tim Stannard | David Watkinson

Robert


Mark’s Run with the Fox 45s

Marks’ Prog Magazines

Prog Magazines

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Yes inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! At last!

YESRegardless of what you and I think of the process or the whole concept, it’s time to rejoice that Yes have finally been inducted, as they should have been many years ago. Here’s the official press release:

YES

TO BE INDUCTED INTO THE

ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME

CLASS OF 2017

 

20th December 2016

 

Yes they can! YES will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for the Class of 2017, it was announced this morning. The induction, following two previous nominations, will occur one year shy of the legendary progressive rock band’s 50th anniversary.

“What an honor this is for us and all involved with the history of this band,” shares guitarist Steve Howe. “We thank all the Yes fans who have been so passionate over the decades, and helped us to keep the flag flying. It is the fans who have constantly demanded our inclusion. They have been heard.”

“We look forward to accepting this esteemed award next spring in honor of our fallen brother, Chris Squire, who would have been delighted to see his musical vision finally receive such recognition,” adds drummer Alan White. “We thank everyone who voted for Yes. We’ll see you soon, Cleveland!”

The members of YES who will officially be inducted into the Rock Hall are the “Union” tour line-up: current members White and Howe, the band’s late bassist and founding member Chris Squire, and former members Jon Anderson (vocals), Bill Bruford (drums), Tony Kaye (keyboards), Rick Wakeman (keyboards) and Trevor Rabin (guitar).

“Yes was like my first girlfriend, to whom I was hopelessly committed,” says Bruford. “Despite a couple of wrinkles, I’m glad to hear the old girl is in fine shape.”

Kaye confirms, “I am honored to be included in Yes’ induction. I am delighted for my friends in the band, and I salute Chris, without whom it would never have happened. Chris would have been so very proud.”

In addition to Steve Howe and Alan White, YES’ current line-up includes Geoff Downes (keyboards; first joined in 1980), Jon Davison (vocals since 2011) and Billy Sherwood (guitar/keyboards in the 1990s and Chris Squire’s choice to take over bass/vocals in 2015).

About YES:

Founded in 1968 by Chris Squire and Jon Anderson, Grammy-award winning recording artists YES have created some of the most important and influential music in rock history, such as iconic pieces “Roundabout,” “Close to the Edge,” “I’ve Seen All Good People,” “Owner of a Lonely Heart,” “Starship Trooper,” and countless others. Its albums, including Fragile, Close to the Edge, Tales from Topographic Oceans, Relayer, Going For the One and 90125, have been certified multi-platinum, double-platinum, platinum, and more by the RIAA, and have sold over 50 million records total in its career that has so far spanned almost five decades. Among the world’s most influential, ground-breaking, and respected progressive rock bands, YES continues creating masterful music that inspires musicians, fans and music lovers around the world.

Look out for the episode this week when we will undoubtedly be talking about this – and add your comments here!