Jon Anderson’s Song of Seven – 303

Song of Seven
Song of Seven

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

In a week where Kevin is not well, we still manage to review Song of Seven separately. Mark also steps into the breach with a review of an epic Rick Wakeman album – Return to the Centre of the Earth – as well as a special 2 pence – thanks Mark!

  • What is the follow up to Olias of Sunhillow like?
  • Is it prog?
  • What did Jon get up to outsode Yes?

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Song of Seven:

Fred Barringer’s re-imagined Tormato covers:

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Going For The One ‘Lost’ Songs – 302

Going for the One
Going for the One

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

We listen to the extra songs on the expanded and remastered Going For The One reissue and Miguel Falcao gives us an in-depth look at the Chris Squire masterpiece, Amazing Grace. There’s also a 2 pence on posthumous songs/albums.

  • Are any of the extra songs worth listening to?
  • Why did Chris Squire shelve his solo for so long?
  • What do you think about developing and releasing late Yes men’s recordings?

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Mabel Greer’s Toyshop – new album, ‘The Secret’.

Adrian Beeby’s Crowzone Prog Show

Fred Barringer’s re-imagined Yes covers:

Joseph Cottrell’s Tales and Relayer:

Tales/Relayer

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Yes Album Covers – The Good The Bad And The Ugly – 301

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

After the excitement of episode 300, we are back with some more great Yes discussion – this time about the album covers we think are the most and least effective. There’s also time for a 2 pence about ARW and their covers…

  • Which is the most effective Yes album cover?
  • Which is the least effective?
  • Is it all about Roger Dean?

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

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Craig Tiren spotted this:

Glen Alexson spotted Art Griffin’s Sound Chaser – https://artgriffinsoundchaserblog.wordpress.com/

 

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YMP reaches another milestone – 300

YES-Topographic Drama
YES-Topographic Drama

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

It’s the 300th episode! We take a look back at some notable happenings in the past 300 episodes and listeners also sent in their audio appreciation of Yes. We announce the winner of the Steve Howe Anthology 2 set, donated by Preston Frazier and Mark and I get a bit over excited about the new Yes live album!

  • What are your favourite bits from the first 300 episodes?
  • What is the new live album going to be like?
  • Can we keep going for another 300 episodes?

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

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New publicity shot:

Yes LiveVideo mentioned by Tim Stannard

The YES MEMBER MATRIX by Fred Barringer

Downes Braide Association’s Skyscraper Souls:

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Mark’s ARW experience including an interview with Lee Pomeroy – 299

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

Mark went to see ARW in concert this week and he also managed to meet up with Lou Molino and Lee Pomeroy! He recorded some audio with Lee and  gives us his view of the show. In a complementary event, I received my Yes Active CD-ROM which is wonderful!

  • What was the ARW concert like?
  • How were Lou and Lee?
  • What is the Yes Active CD-ROM like?

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

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Mark’s photos:

Kevin’s CD-ROM photos:

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R.I.P. Virgil Howe – 298

Virgil Howe R.I.P.
Virgil Howe R.I.P.

After the terrible news of the passing of Steve Howe’s younger son, Virgil, Mark and I thought it would be inappropriate to release a normal episode of the podcast this week. So instead, here’s a brief statement of our shock and sadness at the death of Virgil Howe.

Yes official announcement on Yestival and Virgil Howe

Due to the tragic, unexpected death of guitarist Steve Howe’s beloved younger son, Virgil, YES regrettably announces that the remaining dates of their Yestival Tour in the USA have been cancelled.

Ticket refunds for the affected tour dates (in Moorhead, Cedar Rapids, London, Rochester, Boston and Huntington) will be available at point of purchase.

YES—Steve Howe, Alan White, Geoff Downes, Jon Davison and Billy Sherwood—want to thank all their fans for their support and understanding at this time.

Steve Howe and family ask for their privacy to be respected during this difficult time.

www.yesworld.com

Going For The One is 40! 297

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

The last album in the main sequence turns 40 this year so we take another look at it this week. There’s also the news of the 50th Anniversary and Mark reviews a Bill Bruford record.

  • What do we think of Going for the One today?
  • Is the production good?
  • What about live recordings?

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

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Yes Music PodcastYMP patrons:

Preston Frazier | Bill Govier | Wayne Hall | Michel Arsenault

Joseph Cottrell | Jeffrey Crecelius | Michael O’Connor | Paul Tomei | Geoffrey Mason | Lobate Scarp | Fergus Cubbage

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


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UK Tour 2018 Announced

#YES50

YES Announces 50th Anniversary Tour

5th September 2017

Yes LiveThe year 2018 marks half a century since the formation of the legendary group YES, one of the biggest bands in prog-rock history and true pioneers of the genre. To celebrate this remarkable milestone YES will embark on a 10-date UK tour next March – #YES50.

On this not-to-be-missed tour, YES [Steve Howe, Alan White, Geoff Downes, Jon Davison and Billy Sherwood] will feature not only many of the band’s classic hits but performances of sides 1 and 4 and an excerpt from Side 3 of their 1973 album Tales from Topographic Oceans, which was the first Yes album to top the UK album charts. YES will also play some European shows. Watch this space for more dates.

The final weekend of the UK tour at the London Palladium on 24th and 25th March will include a 50th Anniversary fan convention – more details of the anniversary celebrations will be announced soon. Roger Dean (whose fantastical landscapes have become synonymous with the band’s albums) will unveil new “Close To The Edge” paintings at the Palladium on March 25th.

YES, deservedly inducted into the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame in April 2017, will release “Topographic Drama – Live Across America”, a new live album, planned for later in the year, recorded during their US 2016/17 tours.

Talking about their 50th Anniversary, Steve Howe said, “We want to mark this anniversary with a tour that encompasses some of our best loved work – we want to play things we enjoy, maybe songs we haven’t done in a while.” Geoff Downes adds “I feel enormously privileged be a part of the legacy of the incredible and unique line of musicians in YES. The band has always remained fresh and inventive throughout its 50-year history, and created an amazing catalogue of music that has inspired millions from all generations.”

Alan White says “Reflecting on the past 46 years that I’ve devoted my life to playing Yes music, it’s been an interesting journey and a true labour of love. I’ve always believed in the power of music and the band’s recent induction to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and our Grammy awarded in 1985 are testament to the longevity of influence our music has had through the years. I’m extremely grateful to continue to be performing on stages for our dedicated fans and look forward to our 50th Anniversary performing together in 2018. It’s been a great ride!!”

TOUR DATES

MARCH 2018 (UK & Europe)

Tues 13th Bristol Colston Hall

Weds 14th Sheffield City Hall

Fri 16th Glasgow SEC Armadillo

Sat 17th Manchester Bridgewater Hall

Sun 18th Gateshead Sage

Tues 20th Birmingham Symphony Hall

Weds 21st Brighton Centre

Fri 23rd Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Sat 24th London Palladium

Sun 25th London Palladium

Tue 27th Tilburg 013

Wed 28th Antwerp De Roma

Fri 30th Paris Olympia
UK Tickets onsale Friday 8th September from 10.00am.

Available from BookingsDirect.com 24hr Ticket Hotline 0844 249 2222 (subject to fees). Also available from venue box offices and select authorised ticket agencies.

Front row, Meet & Greet & VIP packages are available from YESWORLD.com

There is no support. Please see ticket for start time.

About YES:

YES is: –

• Steve Howe: guitars, backing vocals (1970 –1981, 1990–1992, 1995–present)

• Alan White: drums, percussion (1972 – present)

• Geoff Downes: keyboards (1980–1981, 2011–present)

• Billy Sherwood: guitar, backing vocals ((1994, 1997–2000), bass guitar, backing vocals (2015–present)

• Jon Davison: lead vocals, acoustic guitar (2012–present)

Founded in 1968 by the late and much-missed Chris Squire and Jon Anderson, Grammy-award winning recording artist YES has created some of the most important and influential music in rock history, including iconic pieces such as “Roundabout,” “Close to the Edge,” “I’ve Seen All Good People,” “Starship Trooper,” and countless others. The band’s 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, selling over 50 million records during the band’s long and successful career that has so far spanned six decades. YES is undeniably one of the world’s all time most influential, ground-breaking, respected and loved progressive rock bands.

Steve Howe – Anthology 2 – 296

Anthology 2 - Steve Howe
Anthology 2 – Steve Howe

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

Our first ‘proper’ episode for a couple of weeks features the brilliant Steve Howe Anthology 2 as well as a two pence about ARW changing the set list (at last) and there are two Yestival reviews!

  • Can we hear the origins of Howe’s style here?
  • What are those ‘backing tracks’?
  • Is it a worthwhile collection?

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

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Yes Music PodcastYMP patrons:

Preston Frazier | Bill Govier | Wayne Hall | Michel Arsenault

Joseph Cottrell | Jeffrey Crecelius | Michael O’Connor | Paul Tomei | Geoffrey Mason | Lobate Scarp | Fergus Cubbage

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


Anthology 2:

Anthology 2 - Steve Howe
Anthology 2 – Steve Howe

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