Steve Howe’s Beginnings – 252

'Beginnings' by Steve Howe
‘Beginnings’ by Steve Howe

Produced by Preston Frazier

This week we have reached Steve Howe’s Beginnings in our survey of Yes members’ solo albums. We also have a slightly exasperating 2 Pence about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and an ARW review from Ken Fuller.

  • Steve Howe sings all the lead vocals – why?
  • Does this album hang together as a coherent whole?
  • What would happen to ARW and Yes if the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted Yes this time?

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

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Ramshackled by Alan White – 251 – Yes Music Podcast

Ramshackled by Alan White
Ramshackled by Alan White

Produced by Preston Frazier

Mark and Kevin start a series on Yes members’ solo albums with the Alan White album, Ramshackled. There’s also news on a new YMP Classic Feed containing the archive of older episodes and the 2 pence segment is about ARW – and it’s a bit controversial…

  • Why is Ramshackled the least well-known of the Yes solo albums?
  • Is it possible to hear Alan White’s influence?
  • What style is the record?

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Preston Frazier

Joseph Cottrell
Jeffrey Crecelius
Michael OConnor

Paul Wilson
Jamie McQuinn

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Patrick Moraz, Bill Bruford, Dave Watkinson and ARW Live! 250

arwMark reviews a little-known record by Bill Bruford and Patrick Moraz, Dave Watkinson joins Kevin to talk about his new Warriors book and there is plenty of  discussion of the set list and first videos from ARW live! There’s a 2 pence about holograms (!) and Kevin continues his exploration of the Bill Bruford autobiography. As this is episode number 250, there is also information about the new Patreon page and the winners of the 5th Anniversary quiz are announced. Wow!

  • Moraz and Bruford – what’s that like?
  • What has Kevin Brodie been thinking about Bill Bruford?
  • Which of us has European forebears?

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A Bootleg Review and Yessongs live? 244

Alan White in Cinema
Alan White in Cinema from Dave Watkinson

Mark reviews a bootleg recording and we discuss what Yes can mean by playing Yessongs live in Japan. Also, I continue reading the Bill Bruford Autobiography and I look forward to the 5th Anniversary celebrations next week.

  • Yessongs live?
  • What can they mean?
  • Are bootlegs worth it?

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Jon Anderson – Prog God – 241

Jon Anderson Prog God 2016
Jon Anderson Prog God 2016

In the week when Jon Anderson is deified as the 2016 Prog God, we discuss Yes’ whole album live obsession and the fact that Trevor Horn appeared on stage with them again this week. Mark reviews Fly From Here which fits in rather well and Kevin reads the Prog magazine articles about Jon Anderson.

  • What’s Fly From Here like in retrospect?
  • What has Prog magazine to say about its new Prog God?
  • Is there another Trevor Horn-produced album on the way?

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Favourites from the Internet plus Yes or Anderson Rabin Wakeman – which is more authentic? 240

Yes' home on the web - YesWorld.com
Yes’ home on the web – YesWorld.com

We are trying out a new format on the podcast beginning this week. There’s the usual news and an album review from Mark (Keys to Ascension II) but then I take part in a discussion of Mark’s 2 Pence which is about how the Internet has changed how we find out about our favourite band and we also have a chance to discuss an email from Joseph Cottrell about the authenticity of the current touring Yes band compared with Anderson Rabin Wakeman – ARW.

  • What’s KTAII like?
  • What have you discovered which amazed you about Yes from the web?
  • Are ARW more Yes than Yes?

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

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A post-holiday round up – 239

Chris Bandini went to see Yes recently...
Chris Bandini went to see Yes recently…

I’m back from holiday but am still on leave from work so U just have time for an update. However, the ever-reliable Mark has a review of Rick Wakeman’s latest offering, King Arthur, and a two pence segment.

  • How are the band sounding?
  • What is Rick Wakeman’s latest recording like?
  • Should Wakeman have returned to King Arthur??

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

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An interview with ARW drummer, Lou Molino – 236

Lou Molino's website
Lou Molino’s website

In a bit of an exclusive scoop, Mark and I talk to Lou Molino about his role in Anderson Rabin Wakeman, on the drums. I also give my response to the recent Team Rock articlal and Mark has his latest 2 pence to share

  • What is Lou looking forward to about ARW?
  • How has working with Trevor Rabin been in the past?
  • Is there new music in the pipeline?

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Louis Molino III
Louis Molino III

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Anderson/Stolt Invention of Knowledge Part 2 and an interview with Matt Riddle – 234

Anderson/Stolt Invention of Knowledge
Anderson/Stolt Invention of Knowledge

I listen to the second record of Invention of Knowledge by Anderson/Stolt. Also, Mark interviews Matt Riddle, keyboard player from Yessongs.

  • Do sides 3 and 4 disappoint?
  • What’s the overall assessment?
  • What can we find out from Matt Riddle about playing Yes music?

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Total Rock Review DVD – Part 2 – 231

Looking forward to seeing this early Xmas present courtesy of Paul Caruana! Thank you! @yesofficial #prog #progrock
Courtesy of Paul Caruana!

In a week of amazing contrasts, I return to continue my look at the Total Rock Review DVD and Mark revistis the ABWH album as well as bringing us his two pence on the future of progressive rock. I also have my say on the current ARW ticket pricing issues.

  • What more is there to learn about the early days of the band fromt he DVD?
  • Who will carry the prog torch?
  • Will Yes fans be priced out of seeing ARW?

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

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