Episode 141 – Geoff Downes talks about Heaven and Earth

Geoff Downes
Geoff Downes, 2014

The one hundred and forty-first episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring an interview with Geoff Downes where we talk about the forthcoming album, Heaven and Earth.

  • What was it like to work with Jon Davison and Roy Thomas Baker?
  • Are you pleased with the album?
  • Are the 80s-inspired keyboards sounds on the album deliberate?

Listen to the fascinating interview and then let me know what you think via any of the methods below.

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Episode 76 – An interview with Tom Brislin, Yes live keyboard player

Symphonic Tour Yes keyboardist, Tom Brislin
Symphonic Tour Yes keyboardist, Tom Brislin

The seventy-sixth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring an interview with Tom Brislin who played keyboards on the Symphonic Tour in 2001.

Listen and learn all about Tom, his time with Yes and his own new solo album. Please contact me and keep the dialogue going via any of the different routes on the right hand side or by leaving a comment below!

  • How did Tom get the most important keyboard gig in the world?
  • What was working with the band like?
  • What’s the story behind why Tom plays Trevor Rabin’s guitar solo in Owner of a Lonely Heart on the keyboard? (Thanks, Ben Craven!)

 

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Episode 76 – An interview with Tom Brislin, Yes live keyboard player – Yes Music Podcast

Symphonic Tour Yes keyboardist, Tom Brislin
Symphonic Tour Yes keyboardist, Tom Brislin

The seventy-sixth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring an interview with Tom Brislin who played keyboards on the Symphonic Tour in 2001.

Listen and learn all about Tom, his time with Yes and his own new solo album. Please contact me and keep the dialogue going via any of the different routes on the right hand side or by leaving a comment below!

  • How did Tom get the most important keyboard gig in the world?
  • What was working with the band like?
  • What’s the story behind why Tom plays Trevor Rabin’s guitar solo in Owner of a Lonely Heart on the keyboard? (Thanks, Ben Craven!)

 

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Episode 70 – An interview with Adam Sears of Lobate Scarp

Adam Sears, the creative force behind Logate Scarp
Adam Sears, the creative force behind Lobate Scarp

The seventieth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring an interview with long-time Yes fan and progressive rock visionary, Adam Sears, from the band, Lobate Scarp.

Listen to the interview, then get involved with the conversation by contacting me via any of the different routes on the right hand side or by leaving a comment below!

  • Where did that amazing name come from?
  • What kind of music do Lobate Scarp play?
  • A choir singing in Latin on the new album? What’s that all about?

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Episode 70 – An interview with Adam Sears of Lobate Scarp – Yes Music Podcast

Adam Sears, the creative force behind Logate Scarp
Adam Sears, the creative force behind Lobate Scarp

The seventieth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring an interview with long-time Yes fan and progressive rock visionary, Adam Sears, from the band, Lobate Scarp.

Listen to the interview, then get involved with the conversation by contacting me via any of the different routes on the right hand side or by leaving a comment below!

  • Where did that amazing name come from?
  • What kind of music do Lobate Scarp play?
  • A choir singing in Latin on the new album? What’s that all about?

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Tom Brislin interview for Yes Music Podcast in 2013!

Tom Brislin in my 2001 Symphonic Tour programme
Tom Brislin’s keyboard credit in my 2001 Symphonic Tour programme

I’m very excited to announce that Tom Brislin has agreed to be interviewed for the Yes Music Podcast in the New Year. As you can see from this image, I saw Tom play on Yes’ 2001 Tour in Birmingham, UK. He is also a solo artist and has recently released a new album which you can preview here:

I’m very much looking forward to asking Tom what it was like to work with members of Yes on tour and also about his own music.

So look out for the interview in the early weeks of 2013!

Tom Brislin interview for Yes Music Podcast in 2013! – Yes Music Podcast

Tom Brislin in my 2001 Symphonic Tour programme
Tom Brislin’s keyboard credit in my 2001 Symphonic Tour programme

I’m very excited to announce that Tom Brislin has agreed to be interviewed for the Yes Music Podcast in the New Year. As you can see from this image, I saw Tom play on Yes’ 2001 Tour in Birmingham, UK. He is also a solo artist and has recently released a new album which you can preview here:

I’m very much looking forward to asking Tom what it was like to work with members of Yes on tour and also about his own music.

So look out for the interview in the early weeks of 2013!

Episode 29 – Ben Craven’s view of Yes in Concert, Sydney 2012

Prog rock hero, Yes fan and Yes Music Podcast listener, Ben Craven

The twenty-ninth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring an interview with Australian prog rock maestro, Ben Craven, after the Sydney Yes concert.

Check out Ben’s excellent album, ‘Great and Terrible Potions’:

Interview special 8 – progressive rock band, The Danglers

I was delighted to receive these through the post! (Click to enlarge)

The Danglers were extremely generous, intelligent and fun guests.

We talked about Yes, The Danglers, music technology, the state of the music industry and many other fascinating topics in an engrossing and entertaining interview.

It’s a little longer than the usual podcast episodes but I can promise you that it’s well worth listening right to the end!

The Danglers links:

Take a listen to some fantastic tracks by The Danglers:

 


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Interview special 7 – Yes Fan and musician, Joost Maglev

Joost Maglev

It was great to talk to Joost Maglev recently about a very wide range of Yes-related topics including:

  • insights into Chris Squire’s bass technique and technical set up
  • how Yes put their music together
  • Benoit David
  • The future for Yes – hopes and reality

Joost links:

Check out Joost playing a lot of the instruments on this as well as co-writing and producing (teaser video):