YMP 5th Anniversary part 5 with Kevin Brodie and Mark Anthony K – 249

Kevin Brodie
Kevin Brodie

It’s the fifth and final day of the 5th Anniversary celebrations and we have a bumper episode featuring a conversation with teacher, listener and Yes fan, Kevin Brodie, as well as Kevin interviewing Mark and Mark interviewing Kevin!

  • What can we find out about our three intrepid heroes?
  • What has Kevin Brodie been thinking about Bill Bruford?
  • Which of us has European forebears?

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A post-holiday round up – 239

Chris Bandini went to see Yes recently...
Chris Bandini went to see Yes recently…

I’m back from holiday but am still on leave from work so U just have time for an update. However, the ever-reliable Mark has a review of Rick Wakeman’s latest offering, King Arthur, and a two pence segment.

  • How are the band sounding?
  • What is Rick Wakeman’s latest recording like?
  • Should Wakeman have returned to King Arthur??

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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?

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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?

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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?

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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?

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Episode 184 – Fish Out Of Water

Fish
Fish Out Of Water, Chris Squire

I finally listen properly to Chris Squire’s first solo album, Fish Out Of Water from 1975.

  • Is this the lost Yes album?
  • Does it sound like Yes?
  • What do Patrick Moraz and Bill Bruford add?

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Episode 183 – Yes Tracks Through Time Part 9 – Drama Tracks

Drama!
Drama to be played live in 2016 in its entirety!

In this tracks through time edition, I listen to the previous outings of some Drama tracks.

  • What can we expect from these Drama tracks live in 2016?
  • Is Jon Davison going to be the best Yes singer for Drama?
  • Who else has played these tracks?

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Episode 180 – Chris Squire, bass legend

Chris Squire
Chris Squire – photo by Jeremy North

There has never been a more appropriate time to consider the contribution of Chris Squire to the greatest progressive rock band in the world.

  • What makes Chris Squire’s bass playing unique?
  • What does he add to every Yes track he has been involved with?
  • What will Yes concerts be like this Summer without Chris on bass for the first time since 1968?

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Episode 177 – Like It Is – Yes at The Bristol Hippodrome – Part 2

Like It Is
CD/DVD purchased 2014

This week I listen to the second CD from  Like It Is – Yes at The Bristol Hippodrome. This is the whole of The Yes Album.

  • This was the highlight of the concert I went to see, in some ways. Is it as good on the CD?
  • What about the tempos? Too slow?
  • How does Geoff Downes’ piano work come across?

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