Episode 19 – ‘The Ladder’

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The nineteenth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring the eighteenth studio album, ‘The Ladder’.

  • Does a full complement of members make for a more cohesive sound?
  • Classic cover – classic album?
  • Can Igor Khoroshev match Rick Wakeman?

Listen and see if you agree with me then let me know by leaving a comment or contacting me via the different routes on the right hand side!

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Show links

Limited edition:
Did they really sell 36478 copies before I got mine?
New Yes member, Jon Davison, singing for Glass Hammer:
MJ Murphy on Simplicity:

Theme music

The music I use is the last movement of Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite. This has been used as introduction music at many Yes concerts. My theme music is not take from a live concert – I put it together from the following two creative commons sources:

thanvannispen and archive.org

Yes Music PodcastHomework for next time:

Llisten to the next studio album, Magnification from 2001:

Magnification on Spotify

Magnification on iTunes

Magnification on Amazon (UK)

Magnification on Last.fm

Buy Yes music, don’t steal it. Take a look at this but then go out and buy the album:

Magnification on YouTube (Only this live version available to start you off)

2 thoughts on “Episode 19 – ‘The Ladder’”

  1. As I left the gig after seeing Yes perfom songs from The Ladder I remember someone behind me saying “… and that’s the last time you’ll ever hear them play those songs.” And, of course, he was right!

    1. …and what a shame. I really enjoyed that tour – one of my favourite modern periods in Yes history – thanks so much for the comment, Ken.

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