Episode 169 – Mabel Greer’s Toyshop – A New Way of Life

New Way of Life
Promotional copy received 2015

The one hundred and sixty-ninth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring the debut album from pre-Yes band, Mabel Greer’s Toyshop. I am interviewing Clive Bayley from the band next week – and hopefully Bob Hagger as well.

  • How interesting is this album to Yes fans?
  • What do the two Yes tracks sound like?
  • What do Billy Sherwood and Tony Kaye add?

Listen to the episode and then let me know what you think!

The boys in the band!
The boys in the band!

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The Yes Music Podcast will return next week

It’s half term in the UK this week so there won’t be an episode. However, I have just received a review copy of the new Mabel Greer’s Toyshop album which I will be reviewing next week. Thanks for listening!
Kevin

Episode 168 – In The Present – Live From Lyon – Part 2

Live From Lyon
CD set purchased 2014

The one hundred and sixty-eighth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring the second disc of the live album, ‘In The Present – Live From Lyon’.

  • Can this line up sustain the performance over two discs?
  • Are the epics as good as the shorter songs?
  • Does the concert hang together well?

Listen to the episode and then let me know if you agree!

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Episode 167 – In The Present – Live From Lyon – Part 1

Live From Lyon
CD set purchased 2014

The one hundred and sixty-seventh episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring the live album, ‘In The Present – Live From Lyon’.

  • What effect do Oliver Wakeman and Benoit David have?
  • Can this line-up perform the classics?
  • What works best?

Listen to the episode and then let me know if you agree!

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Mabel Greer’s Toyshop album publicity ramps up

Described by the publicity company (which is incidentally the same one as Yes use themselves) as the ‘Pre-YES psychedelic-prog outfit’, Mabel Greer’s Toyshop are currently in the process of releasing a selection of album teasers on YouTube each Monday and Friday in the lead up to the release of their album, ‘New Way of Life’, on 9th March 2015.

Mabel Greer’s Toyshop YouTube Channel

The boys in the band!
The boys in the band!

‘Electric Funeral’ will be available to download and on iTunes as what they term an ‘instant gratification track’ for everyone who pre-orders ‘New Way of Life’.

Also, there will be a series of brief interviews with founder members, Clive Bayley and Bob Hagger. on YouTube each Monday and Friday, in the lead up to the release of the album. Here are the first two:

I am hoping to interview members of the band for the podcast in February or March so watch this space!