Roger Dean’s Views – 205

Views
Views, by Roger Dean – a gift from Conan

After a very kind gift from Conan J Robison, I am now the proud owner of ‘Views’ by Roger Dean. Published in 1975, this is an amazing book.

  • What else did Roger Dean do at the start of his career?
  • Is there a link between Roger Dean’s art and Yes’ music?
  • How much of Dean’s work for Yes is covered in this book?

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

 

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Big Generator Revisited – Part 1 – 203

Big Generator
Big Generator vinyl purchased 2015

It’s back to look at Big Generator in a mini-series this week. Firstly, I consider some of the things the musicians said about the album afterwards.

  • Was this an easy album to make?
  • Was the band overflowing with material?
  • Was it a harmonious, easy process?

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

 

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Episode 173 – Yes Live Rarities

Current line-up
How many of the current line-up are included on these recordings?

A CD of Yes Live Rarities from Bob Burns spanning decades of the world’s greatest progressive rock band.

  • What lies in wait – and from what eras?
  • Are any of these recordings different or special?
  • Are these recordings more interesting that Seven Shows From Seventy-Two promises to be?

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

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Episode 172 – Blasts from the past – Big Generator and Drama artefacts

Yes Magazine and Drama Tour Programme
Yes Magazine scan from Carl and Drama Tour Programme from Bob

The one hundred and seventy-second episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring two blasts from the past – a scan from Carl Coppage of a Yes Magazine and a Drama tour programme from Bob Burns.

  • What can we learn from old issues of magazines?
  • With hindsight, how do these old items read?
  • Whatever happened to Yes Magazine?

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

Inside front cover showing ticket and play lists
Inside front cover showing ticket and play lists – click to enlarge

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Episode 124 – The Yes Alphabet – ‘R’

R
…brought to you by the letter, ‘R’.

The one hundred and twenty fourth episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring an exploration of some concepts and music beginning with ‘R’.

  • What albums and tracks begin with ‘R’?
  • What concepts relating to Yes begin with ‘R’?
  • Which ‘R’ rescued the band in the 1980s? (Arguably…)

Listen and see if youspot any letter ‘R’s I have left out, then let me know by contacting me via any of the methods below.

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Episode 88 – The Yes Alphabet – ‘L’ – Yes Music Podcast

L
Brought to you by the letter, ‘L’…

The eighty-eighth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring The Yes Alphabet – ‘L’.

Listen and then let me know if I have missed out any of your letter ‘L’ suggestions by contacting me via any of the different routes on the right hand side or by leaving a comment below!

  • Which tracks and albums  begin with ‘L’?
  • Who or what is ‘Longwalker’?
  • Which legendary letter ‘L’ almost takes his place amongst the ranks of band personnel?

 

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Episode 88 – The Yes Alphabet – ‘L’

L
Brought to you by the letter, ‘L’…

The eighty-eighth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring The Yes Alphabet – ‘L’.

Listen and then let me know if I have missed out any of your letter ‘L’ suggestions by contacting me via any of the different routes on the right hand side or by leaving a comment below!

  • Which tracks and albums  begin with ‘L’?
  • Who or what is ‘Longwalker’?
  • Which legendary letter ‘L’ almost takes his place amongst the ranks of band personnel?

 

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Episode 71 – The Yes Alphabet – ‘H’ – Yes Music Podcast

...brought to you by the letter, 'H'.
…brought to you by the letter, ‘H’.

The seventy-first episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring the Yes Alphabet – ‘H’.

Listen and see if all your ‘H’ ideas are present, then let me know by contacting me via any of the different routes on the right hand side or by leaving a comment below!

  • H is for which one of the most important Yes musicians?
  • Which prog rock instrument begins with H?
  • Which tracks and albums begin with H?

Please send in photographs of your favourite Yes-related memorabilia

  1. Upload your photograph (with your name in the title) via the page here.
  2. Let me know what you have uploaded and why via the contact form here or by leaving a voicemail on the telephone number on the right or via the green ‘Record a message’ button.

If you need to you can use the usual email address instead: show@yesmusicpodcast.com

This can be any kind of Yes item – it doesn’t need to be rare or valuable – we are just interested in the story behind it and why it means so much to you. (By uploading, you agree to let me add your photograph to a YouTube video and to re-tell your story on the podcast.)

Thanks so much for getting involved!!

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Episode 71 – The Yes Alphabet – ‘H’

...brought to you by the letter, 'H'.
…brought to you by the letter, ‘H’.

The seventy-first episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring the Yes Alphabet – ‘H’.

Listen and see if all your ‘H’ ideas are present, then let me know by contacting me via any of the different routes on the right hand side or by leaving a comment below!

  • H is for which one of the most important Yes musicians?
  • Which prog rock instrument begins with H?
  • Which tracks and albums begin with H?

Please send in photographs of your favourite Yes-related memorabilia

  1. Upload your photograph (with your name in the title) via the page here.
  2. Let me know what you have uploaded and why via the contact form here or by leaving a voicemail on the telephone number on the right or via the green ‘Record a message’ button.

If you need to you can use the usual email address instead: show@yesmusicpodcast.com

This can be any kind of Yes item – it doesn’t need to be rare or valuable – we are just interested in the story behind it and why it means so much to you. (By uploading, you agree to let me add your photograph to a YouTube video and to re-tell your story on the podcast.)

Thanks so much for getting involved!!

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Episode 64 – Yes QI – Part 3 – Yes Music Podcast

Book purchased 1998
Book purchased 1998

The sixty-fourth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring some more Quite Interesting things from Tim Morse’s book, ‘Yesstories – Yes in their own words’.

Listen and see if all you agree with me that this second set are also Quite Interesting facts, then let me know by contacting me via any of the different routes on the right hand side or by leaving a comment below!

  • What can we learn about the band from what members actually said?
  • How does the time when the quotations were made affect the opinions given?
  • What insights can we gain about what life in Yes was like at the time?

Lobate Scarp will be appearing on YMP in the New Year. Listen to their great stuff here:

Check out Len Rice’s photo of Rick Wakeman in action and see if you can tell when it was taken..

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