Episode 131 – Fragile complete album live? Really?

My tickets are here!!
My tickets are here!!

The one hundred and thirty first episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring some thoughts about how the solo tracks on Fragile might be presented live in 2014.

  • How can Cans and Brahms be attempted?
  • Should the band bother with Five Percent for Nothing?
  • Are backing tapes allowed?

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Episode 122 – Yes Tracks Through Time Part 7 – Heart of the Sunrise

Heart of the Sunrise
Another Yes track through time

STOP PRESS! Yes, I realise I said Adam Wakeman rather than Oliver Wakeman in this episode! Sorry!

The one hundred and twenty second episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring an exploration of the live outings of Heart of the Sunrise, through the years.

  • What differences are there between performances?
  • Do changes in personnel affect the renditions?
  • How has the track aged?

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Episode 118 – Yes concert intro music

Photo by Bob Mantin
How to hype up the crowd…

The one hundred and eighteenth episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring an exploration of the music the band have used over the years to introduce their concerts.

  • How many different pieces have been used?
  • Are they all classical?
  • Which is the most effective?

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Episode 104 – The Yes Alphabet – ‘O’

O
…brought to you by the letter, ‘O’.

The one hundred and fourth episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring some interesting tracks, facts and concepts beginning with ‘O’.

Listen and see if you can spot any letter ‘O’s I have left out, then let me know by contacting me via any of the different routes on the right hand side or by leaving a comment below!

  • Which albums and tracks begin with the letter, ‘O’?
  • Which instrument has the closest ‘O’ relationship with classical music?
  • Which band member has the most ‘O’ levels (no, not really).

 

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Episode 104 – The Yes Alphabet – ‘O’ – Yes Music Podcast

O
…brought to you by the letter, ‘O’.

The one hundred and fourth episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring some interesting tracks, facts and concepts beginning with ‘O’.

Listen and see if you can spot any letter ‘O’s I have left out, then let me know by contacting me via any of the different routes on the right hand side or by leaving a comment below!

  • Which albums and tracks begin with the letter, ‘O’?
  • Which instrument has the closest ‘O’ relationship with classical music?
  • Which band member has the most ‘O’ levels (no, not really).

 

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Episode 102 – Yes Greatest Video Hits – Part 1

Greatest Video Hits
VHS cassette purchased circa. 1992 (click to enlarge).

The one hundred and second episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring the VHS collection – ‘Yes Greatest Video Hits’.

Listen and see if you agree with me about this collection of the band’s promotional videaos, then let me know by contacting me via any of the different routes on the right hand side or by leaving a comment below!

  • Fashion – not Yes’ strong suit – or tie?
  • Do the video techniques used look creaky?
  • Are some videos ‘staged’ or are they all ‘live’?

 

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Episode 102 – Yes Greatest Video Hits – Part 1 – Yes Music Podcast

Greatest Video Hits
VHS cassette purchased circa. 1992 (click to enlarge).

The one hundred and second episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring the VHS collection – ‘Yes Greatest Video Hits’.

Listen and see if you agree with me about this collection of the band’s promotional videaos, then let me know by contacting me via any of the different routes on the right hand side or by leaving a comment below!

  • Fashion – not Yes’ strong suit – or tie?
  • Do the video techniques used look creaky?
  • Are some videos ‘staged’ or are they all ‘live’?

 

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Episode 94 – The Yes Alphabet – M

M
…brought to you by the letter, ‘M’.

STOP PRESS – before I get lots of messages, I now realise that I have missed Patrick Moraz out of the ‘M’ Alphabet episode. Oops. I will add him in next week!

The ninety-forth episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring the Yes Alphabet – ‘M’.

Listen and see which letter ‘M’s I have missed, 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 musical instruments beginning with ‘M’ made a big difference to the Yes sound?
  • What albums and tracks begin with ‘M’?
  • What about the ‘M’ in ‘MTV’?

Please contribute to the Episode 100 audio feedback project before 12th August, 2013

Please send an audio message to the show via any of the methods on the right hand side of the website. You don’t have to say anything elaborate or clever – unless you want to. Just give your name (first name alone is fine if you want) and where in the world you are. Many thanks! I look forward to receiving your audio clip to play on the 100th show!

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Episode 94 – The Yes Alphabet – M – Yes Music Podcast

M
…brought to you by the letter, ‘M’.

STOP PRESS – before I get lots of messages, I now realise that I have missed Patrick Moraz out of the ‘M’ Alphabet episode. Oops. I will add him in next week!

The ninety-forth episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring the Yes Alphabet – ‘M’.

Listen and see which letter ‘M’s I have missed, 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 musical instruments beginning with ‘M’ made a big difference to the Yes sound?
  • What albums and tracks begin with ‘M’?
  • What about the ‘M’ in ‘MTV’?

Please contribute to the Episode 100 audio feedback project before 12th August, 2013

Please send an audio message to the show via any of the methods on the right hand side of the website. You don’t have to say anything elaborate or clever – unless you want to. Just give your name (first name alone is fine if you want) and where in the world you are. Many thanks! I look forward to receiving your audio clip to play on the 100th show!

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Episode 84 – Yes Tracks Through Time Part 3 – Long Distance Runaround – Yes Music Podcast

Long Distance Runaround
The wrong title but we know what they meant…

The eighty-forth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring several different versions of the classic track, Long Distance Runaround.

Listen and then let me know if you agree with my assessment of the performances by contacting me via any of the different routes on the right hand side or by leaving a comment below!

  • How is the studio version developed into a live version?
  • Does it always work?
  • What influence do different band members have on the track?

 

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