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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Keystudio – 227

Keystudio
CD purchased 2001

Anderson Rabin and Wakeman are working on a new album. The last time Anderson and Wakeman worked on a Yes album together was Keys to Ascension 2 so Mark and I take this opportunity to think about the studio tracks which are collected on the Keystudio album.

  • Should the studio tracks have been assembled in this album?
  • How does it compare to other studio albums?
  • Should Keystudio be better known?

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

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Talk to be played live by Anderson Rabin and Wakeman! 224

Talk Yes logoThis week Kevin shares some thoughts about Anderson, Rabin and Wakeman tackling Talk live. There is also a review of Talk by Mark and a reminder of what happened last time Kevin went to see Yes live in Birmingham.

  • Keyboards have always been a controversial subject in Talk live – what will Wakeman do?
  • Is Talk a good album?
  • Yes live in Birmingham 2014 – how did it go?

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Should Yes Play Whole Albums Live? 222

I recorded this episode early in the week shortly before the news of Prince’s death was announced. Another musical genius is gone. It’s turning into a terrible year for our heroes.

On the show, I have a chat with Mark Anthony K about Yes current obsession with playing whole albums live and we come to some conclusions…or maybe not…take a listen and then let us know what you think.

  • Are all albums great in their entirety live?
  • Should Yes persist with this approach?
  • Should they also play a variety of other tracks?

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Yes Tracks Through Time – Part 11 – Ritual – 221

Which Ritual is your favourite?
Which Ritual is your favourite?

The ‘other’ track Yes will be playing live from Tales From Topographic Oceans this year – Ritual. Also, Mark reviews a rather different album, Big Generator.

  • Is the Yesshows version the best?
  • How does a Symphonic version sound?
  • When the classic line-up return, what’s the outcome?

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

My son’s directorial debut is here! William Mulryne shot and directed the first single video from November Plot. You can see some more of his band photography here.

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Yes Tracks Through Time – Part 10 – The Revealing Science of God – 220

Tales From Topographic Oceans
Tales From Topographic Oceans

In a week where Yes revealed they will be playing sides one and four of Tales From Topographic Oceans live, Mark and I look at aspects of the most controversial Yes album ever.

  • What’s Tales all about?
  • How many times have sides one and four been performed live?
  • Which line-up was best at performing it?

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

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Hidden Yes gems in your collection – 219

Yesterdays
Yesterdays Roger Dean label

In a shorter episode because of Easter, I think about some aspects of Yes albums I don’t normally dwell on. Also, Mark Anthony K reviews a remarkable Billy Sherwood album.

  • What hidden gems can you think of?
  • What are your favourite vinyl record labels?
  • Are CDs as good as you older record labels?

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

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Fragile Definitive Edition, mixed by Steven Wilson – part 2 – 218

Fagile
CD/Blu-ray purchased 2016

This week I listen to the newly-remixed album tracks. Also, Mark Anthony K reviews Union Live and I think about the late Keith Emerson.

  • What has Steven Wilson done to the original album tracks?
  • Is this version the best CD so far?
  • Is it worth buying?

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

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An interview with Steve Howe on Yes in 2016 and beyond! – 213

Steve Howe
Steve Howe, legendary guitarist of Yes.

It was very exciting to speak to Steve Howe this week and ask him about the forthcoming UK and European tour as well as Yes’ plans for the future.

  • How has Billy Sherwood settled in?
  • Does Steve prefer playing whole albums?
  • Are there plans to tackle more whole albums?
  • Are Yes going back into the studio?

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

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ABWH Live at the NEC October 24th 1989 – Part 3 – 210

Christmas @yesofficial haul #3 #progrock #prog @grumpyoldrick
ABWH Live with Tony Levin

I finally finish my listing to the Live at the NEC collection this week and Mark Anthony K goes on a journey to the centre of the world with Rick Wakeman!

  • What is the Bruford-Levin duet actually like?
  • Can we ignore the electronic drums?
  • Is this collection worth buying overall?

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

 

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