Episode 173 – Yes Live Rarities

Current line-up
How many of the current line-up are included on these recordings?

A CD of Yes Live Rarities from Bob Burns spanning decades of the world’s greatest progressive rock band.

  • What lies in wait – and from what eras?
  • Are any of these recordings different or special?
  • Are these recordings more interesting that Seven Shows From Seventy-Two promises to be?

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Episode 172 – Blasts from the past – Big Generator and Drama artefacts

Yes Magazine and Drama Tour Programme
Yes Magazine scan from Carl and Drama Tour Programme from Bob

The one hundred and seventy-second episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring two blasts from the past – a scan from Carl Coppage of a Yes Magazine and a Drama tour programme from Bob Burns.

  • What can we learn from old issues of magazines?
  • With hindsight, how do these old items read?
  • Whatever happened to Yes Magazine?

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Inside front cover showing ticket and play lists
Inside front cover showing ticket and play lists – click to enlarge

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Episode 171 – A Tale of Two Bobs – Hagger from Mabel Greer’s Toyshop and YMP Benefactor, Burns

New Way of Life
Promotional copy received 2015

The one hundred and seventy-first episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring an interview with Bob Hagger from Mabel Greer’s Toyshop and a first look at the contents of an amazing box of Yes delights from the mighty generous Bob Burns!

  • What was it like working with Anderson and Squire?
  • What was getting Mabel Greer’s Toyshop back together like?
  • What’s in the box?

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Bob Burns haul!
Wow! Look what arrived in the post from the very generous Bob Burns!

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New Way of Life by Mabel Greer’s Toyshop released today!

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Promotional copy received 2015

I finally managed to catch up with Bob Hagger from Mabel Greer’s Toyshop today and he reminded me that the new album is out today. UK Amazon link: New Way of Life

Billy Sherwood re-mixed the album (like he did for Heaven and Earth) and also played some keyboards and bass guitar. The main keyboards were added by none other than original band member, Tony Kaye.

I recommend the album and not just because it contains two tracks later to appear on Yes’ first album.

Episode 170 – An Interview with Clive Bayley from Mabel Greer’s ToyShop

New Way of Life
Promotional copy received 2015

The one hundred and seventieth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring an interview with Clive Bayley from Mabel Greer’s Toyshop.

  • What was it like in London in the late 1960s?
  • Was it obvious that the Yes men who joined Mabel Greer’s Toyshop would go on to become so successful?
  • Why has band got back together in 2014/5 and recorded an album?

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

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