Favourites from the Internet plus Yes or Anderson Rabin Wakeman – which is more authentic? 240

Yes' home on the web - YesWorld.com
Yes’ home on the web – YesWorld.com

We are trying out a new format on the podcast beginning this week. There’s the usual news and an album review from Mark (Keys to Ascension II) but then I take part in a discussion of Mark’s 2 Pence which is about how the Internet has changed how we find out about our favourite band and we also have a chance to discuss an email from Joseph Cottrell about the authenticity of the current touring Yes band compared with Anderson Rabin Wakeman – ARW.

  • What’s KTAII like?
  • What have you discovered which amazed you about Yes from the web?
  • Are ARW more Yes than Yes?

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Should Yes Play Whole Albums Live? 222

I recorded this episode early in the week shortly before the news of Prince’s death was announced. Another musical genius is gone. It’s turning into a terrible year for our heroes.

On the show, I have a chat with Mark Anthony K about Yes current obsession with playing whole albums live and we come to some conclusions…or maybe not…take a listen and then let us know what you think.

  • Are all albums great in their entirety live?
  • Should Yes persist with this approach?
  • Should they also play a variety of other tracks?

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News, 9012Live and Christmas Haul first glance – 207

Part of the 2015 Christmas haul!
Part of the 2015 Christmas haul!

A brief look at the contents of my Christmas Yes Haul, a few bits of news and Mark’s review of 9012 Live The Solos.

  • Who are the UK and Europe support act for Yes in 2016?
  • Does Mark lile 9012Live – The Solos??
  • How did I find the motivation to continue?

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

 

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Episode 182 – Yes Live in Europe 2016 – Drama!

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

In the midst of concern about Chris Squire’s health, Yes have announced that Drama and Fragile will be played in their entirety in 2016 in Europe.

  • What can we expect from Drama live in 2016?
  • Have all the tracks been played live before?
  • What about Trevor Horn’s contributions?

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Episode 181 – The Yes Magazine unveils a moment in the band’s history

mystery
Who are these people? Why are they all standing together?

Every issue of the Yes Magazine captures a moment in Yes history in a fascinating way. Thanks to Carl Coppage, I am able to immerse myself in one of these moments this week.

  • Why are fans all talking about a forthcoming box set?
  • What do Jon Anderson and Bill Bruford think of the forthcoming album and tour?
  • What is ‘Dialogue’ and where did it go?

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Episode 178 – Like It Is – Yes at The Bristol Hippodrome – Part 3

Like It Is
CD/DVD purchased 2014

This week I watch the first part of the DVD from  Like It Is – Yes at The Bristol Hippodrome. This is the whole of Going for the One.

  • How does this epic look on screen?
  • Does the minimal staging work?
  • What can we learn about the musicians from seeing them rather than hearing them?

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

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Episode 167 – In The Present – Live From Lyon – Part 1

Live From Lyon
CD set purchased 2014

The one hundred and sixty-seventh episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring the live album, ‘In The Present – Live From Lyon’.

  • What effect do Oliver Wakeman and Benoit David have?
  • Can this line-up perform the classics?
  • What works best?

Listen to the episode and then let me know if you agree!

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Episode 165 – Union Live Part 2

Christmas @yesofficial haul part 3 Union Live #prog #progrock #yestheband
2 CD set purchased 2014

The one hundred and sixty-fifth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring disc 2 of the Union Live CD.

  • There are solos – are they any good?
  • Is this version of Awaken the best ever?
  • What’s the overall verdict?

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

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Episode 162 – Why Bother with Yes Memorabilia?

Japan Tour 2014 Key RIng
Japan Tour 2014 Key Ring from Michiru Kuruma (Click to enlarge)

The one hundred and sixty-second episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring some thoughts about memorabilia and a list of my favourites.

  • Why do people collect memorabilia?
  • What is it?
  • What are your favourite pieces of Yes memorabilia?

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Episode 161 – James Carter prompts some deep Yes music thoughts

YMP
YMP

The one hundred and sixty-first episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring my reactions to a message I was sent by James Carter

  • How context-bound is music?
  • How do we choose our favourite Yes albums?
  • Am I getting far too self-indulgent?

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

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