Bill Bruford vs. Alan White – 285

Bill Bruford book
Bill Bruford book

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

It was brilliant to be able to welcome Preston Frazier to the podcast this week to talk about Bill Bruford and Alan White. Mark and Kevin join with Preston to review the two drummers’ contribution to the music of Yes over the years.

  • Which drummer is your favourite Yes skinman?
  • Could Bruford have carried on in Yes?
  • What about Union live and ‘those’ Simmons drums?

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

Become a YMP Patron!

If you would like to support the Yes Music Podcast, there is a new Patreon page where you can sign up.

The new iOS YMP app! Download it here.

The new Android YMP app! Download it here.


Yes Music PodcastYMP patrons:

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


Preston’s YESterdays reviews on Something Else Reviews

The deadline for submission has been extended! Now – mid June!

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Yes Tracks Through Time Part 13 – The Fish – 283

A whole lot of Fish!
A whole lot of Fish!

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

This week it was great to welcome long-time listener, Ken Fuller, onto the show. We listen to the bass master-work, The Fish, and its second iteration, Whitefish, from a variety of different Yes periods. We had a great time!

  • Which version is better?
  • Bruford or White?
  • How good was Squire?

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

Become a YMP Patron!

If you would like to support the Yes Music Podcast, there is a new Patreon page where you can sign up.

The new iOS YMP app! Download it here.

The new Android YMP app! Download it here.


Yes Music PodcastYMP patrons:

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


 

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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?

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

Become a YMP Patron!

If you would like to support the Yes Music Podcast, there is a new Patreon page where you can sign up.

The new iOS YMP app! Download it here.

The new Android YMP app! Download it here.

Mark’s Earthworks vinyl:

Ken Fuller’s Record Store Day 90125 vinyl:


Yes Music PodcastYMP patrons:

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


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Something’s Coming – again! 260

Something's Coming!
Something’s Coming!

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

It’s getting close to Christmas so this week Mark reviews Chris Squire’s Swiss Choir and we compare notes on what Yes items we would like to receive in our Christmas stockings this year. We also spend some time with the Yes BBC Sessions from 1969 which was fascinating and there’s a clip which was sent in by Jeremy North – Tales reference on TalkSport UK radio!

  • How did the band sound in 1969?
  • Do the recordings capture the vitality of the music?
  • What do you think of Chris Squire’s Christmas album?

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

Become a YMP Patron!

If you would like to support the Yes Music Podcast, there is a new Patreon page where you can sign up.


Yes Music PodcastYMP patrons:

Preston Frazier | David Gordon | Bill Govier | Wayne Hall | Michel Arsenault

Joseph Cottrell | Jeffrey Crecelius | Michael O’Connor | Paul Tomei | Julio Scissors | Geoffrey Mason

Paul Wilson | Jamie McQuinn | Miguel Falcão | Ken Fuller | David Pannell | Brian Sullivan | Joost Doesburg | Jeremy North | Tim Stannard | David Watkinson

Robert


 

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Fish Out Of Water by Chris Squire – 255 – Yes Music Podcast

Fish Out Of Water Deluxe Expanded Edition
Fish Out Of Water Deluxe Expanded Edition

Produced by Preston Frazier, David Gordon and Bill Govier.

We’ve reached the final record in our solo album survey and in some people’s view it’s the best, Fish Out Of Water by Chris Squire. There’s also a 2 pence about 90125 and another ARW review!

  • Is this prog?
  • Does it feel like a solo album?
  • Is there a concept?

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

Become a YMP Patron!

If you would like to support the Yes Music Podcast, there is a new Patreon page where you can sign up.

YMP patrons:

Preston Frazier
David Gordon
Bill Govier

Joseph Cottrell
Jeffrey Crecelius
Michael O’Connor
Paul Tomei
Julio Scissors

Paul Wilson
Jamie McQuinn
Miguel Falcão
Ken Fuller
David Pannell
Brian Sullivan
Joost Doesburg
Jeremy North

Robert

Dave Watkinson’s Olias items:

Mark’s copies of Fish Out Of Water

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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?

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

Become a YMP Patron!

If you would like to support the Yes Music Podcast, there is a new Patreon page where you can sign up.

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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?

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

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Bill Bruford’s autobiography and those electronic drums – 243

Bill Bruford book
Bill Bruford book

I start to read the Bill Bruford Autobiography and we discuss a fun 2 pence as well as those hideous (or not) electronic drums. There’s also the announcement of a Patreon idea…

  • Do the electronic drums ruin Bruford’s 2nd time in Yes/ABWH?
  • What Yes merchandise would you like to see?
  • What is there to enjoy in Bruford’s book?

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

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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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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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