The Steve Howe Album – Part 2 – 281

The Steve Howe Album
The Steve Howe Album

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

We finish off listening to The Steve Howe Album this week and there’s a bit of a difference of opinion about it! The two pence segment is about the news that Billy Sherwood is working on a new Yes live album and Mark reviews Trevor Rabin’s solo outing, ‘Wolf’. Plenty to get your teeth into…

  • Is side two as good as side one?
  • How do the orchestral arrangements work?
  • Who is this Vivaldi bloke anyway?

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Robert


 

The Steve Howe Album photos:

The original of The Continental:

Mystery uploads (please let me know if it was you who uploaded these great items!):

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The Steve Howe Album – Part 1 – 280

The Steve Howe Album
The Steve Howe Album

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

After looking at Yes keyboardists for a while, we are turning our attention to guitarists and this week we listen to side 1 of The Steve Howe Album. There’s also a two pence about the 50th Anniversary and Mark reviews Flash’s second record, ‘In the Can’.

  • Does this album sound like Yes?
  • Who are the guest musicians?
  • How many guitars does Steve use?

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Robert


 

The Steve Howe Album photos:

David Watkinson’s Jon Anderson drawing

Jon Anderson drawing

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What we wish Yes and ARW would play live in 2017 – 279

90125
90125 on vinyl for Record Store Day 2017!

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

If it was up to us, here are some songs we would like Yes and ARW to play in their Summer tours, 2017. There’s also a two pence about what live albums we would like to see next and Mark reviews the Bill Bruford album – Earthworks.

  • Could there be a Yestival II featuring albums beyond Drama?
  • What could ARW add to their setlist?
  • Could the current Yes line up cope with really old songs?

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Mark’s Earthworks vinyl:

Ken Fuller’s Record Store Day 90125 vinyl:


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Robert


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More on Yes keyboard players – 278

Yes logo by Roger Dean – of course!

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

After a suggestion by Jeremy North, we look at live performances by Yes keyboard players including Kaye playing Wakeman and Wakeman playing Kaye. There’s a great video doing the rounds of four Yes keyboard players playing the same Close to the Edge solo and it was a lot of fun to look at that carefully. Mark also reviews the debut Flash record which features Tony Kaye soon after he left Yes for the first time and we enter the dangerous waters of what Yes and ARW need to do (if anything) to legitimise their claim to the name of ‘Yes’.

  • Who plays the best Close to the Edge solo?
  • How do Rick Wakeman and Tony Kaye approach each other’s parts?
  • Which approaches work best?

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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


The 4 Yes keyboardists video:

Tony Kaye in Big Generator mode playing Rick Wakeman’s part

Dave Watkinson’s photos of items from Trading Boundaries:

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A Tale of Two Yeses – 277

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

It’s the Easter holidays for me but I still managed to catch up with Mark about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction and the following re-naming antics. It was fantastic to have audio from the event from Ken Fuller and Michel Arsenault and also photographs from Bob Mantin – thanks to all! Mark also reviews a Bill Bruford record!

  • How did the induction go?
  • Who played?
  • What were the speeches like?

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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


Bob Mantin’s photos (plus one from Ken Fuller!):

Mark’s album review photos:

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Kaye vs. Wakeman – 276

Two wonderful albums!
Two wonderful albums!

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

We look at the first two Yes keyboard players in a week when they are both to be inducted into the Rock adn Roll Hall of Fame. We also talk about all the political insanity of this week as well as the brilliant highlights in the world of Yes!

  • Did Tony Kaye go as far as he could with the band?
  • What did Rick Wakeman bring?
  • Could Fragile or Close to the Edge been made with Tony Kaye?

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Preston Frazier | David Gordon | 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


Dave Watkinson’s 2004 Exhibition:

 

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Projekt GEMINEYE and Yes song redemption – 275

An Ordinary Day by Projekt GEMINEYE
An Ordinary Day by Projekt GEMINEYE

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

This week we feature Mark’s new album, An Ordinary Day, and find out all about its creation. We also think about some Yes songs which we have grown to love despite starting off by hating them and Mark reviews his latest Patrick Moraz album, Change of Space.

  • What process did Mark go through to write the songs on the album?
  • What are the influences in the music?
  • Where did that amazing art work come from?

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Robert


An Ordinary Day:

Order the CD by going to your PayPal account and using the address project_gemini_73@yahoo.ca
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Howe vs. Rabin – 274

Self Titled by Patrick Moraz
Self Titled by Patrick Moraz
Produced by Preston Frazier, David Gordon, Bill Govier, Wayne Hall and Michel Arsenault.

We look at the differences between Steve Howe and Trevor Rabin by listening to songs from Talk and Close to the Edge. Then we consider what it would be like if Anderson and Wakeman re-joined Yes in our two pence segment. Finally, Mark reviews Patrick Moraz’ Self Titled album. Another packed episode!

  • How do the two guitarist differ in approach?
  • Can Yes be Yes with Trevor Rabin?
  • How does Howe achieve his sound?

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Preston Frazier | David Gordon | 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


David Watkinson’s ARW photos:

Mark’s photos of ‘Self Titled’ by Patrick Moraz:


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ARW live in Birmingham – 13th March 2017 – 273

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

Kevin feeds back from the ARW concert. Wow. Mark interviews him about his experiences and there’s even time for a Patrick Moraz review!

  • What was the ARW concert experience like?
  • Were the band on top form?
  • How was the venue and the sound?

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 | 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


David Watkinson’s forthcoming book:

The ARW Trip!



Mark’s photos of Timecode by Patrick Moraz:


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