Yestival is the Steve Howe Show – 294

Two Sides of Peter Banks

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

On social media this week there was a suggestion that Steve Howe has taken over Yes – in organisation and playing. So we investigate this claim by watching some live videos of 2017 and much earlier. Also, we have Preston Frazier with us to talk about his recent experience of Yestival and some two pences. Mark also continues his obsession with a review of Two Sides of Peter Banks.

  • Has Steve Howe taken over?
  • Is he dominating Yes?
  • What was it like at a Yestival concert?

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

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Preston Frazier | Bill Govier | Wayne Hall | Michel Arsenault

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Robert


Mark’s Peter Banks photos:

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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!

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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!

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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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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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Yes live in Birmingham 6th May 2016

Drama and Fragile Live!
Drama and Fragile Live!
I feed back from my amazing concert experience with William in Birmingham on 6th May 2016. Mark Anthony K reviews YesShows and also gives us his latest ‘2 pence’!

  • How does Drama work live?
  • Does Billy Sherwood fit in?
  • Who do I speak to in Birmingham?

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Fragile Definitive Edition, mixed by Steven Wilson – part 1- 217

 

Fagile
CD/Blu-ray purchased 2016

Despite what I say at the beginning of the episode, this is definitely episode 217. I finally manage to crack open my copy of the Steven Wilson Fragile remixes. Also, Mark Anthony K spins Rick Wakeman’s Sea Airs and there’s a news round up.

  • What has Steven Wilson managed to find in the archives?
  • How does the new version of Fragile ‘feel’?
  • Why might Mark fall asleep at the wheel listening to this Wakeman record?

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

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ABWH Live at the NEC October 24th 1989 – Part 1 – 208

Christmas @yesofficial haul #3 #progrock #prog @grumpyoldrick
ABWH Live with Tony Levin

I have been unwell this week so I have only had time to listen to the first moments of the ABWH Live at the NEC package. However, I have had time to look at the sleeve notes and do a bit of research. There’s also a great review of a Jon and Vangelis album from Mark Anthony K and another ‘list’ from Marc Cadmore.

  • Why was this recording made?
  • Why was it not released until 2012?
  • Who is playing on it?

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

 

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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?

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

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Episode 158 – Yes Tracks Through Time Part 8 – Sweet Dreams

Sweet Dreams
From ‘Time and a Word’

The one hundred and fifty eighth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring three live versions of Sweet Dreams from Time and a Word.

  • What are the main differences in the performances?
  • How many different keyboard players are featured?
  • What can we learn about the state of the band from each performcnce?

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

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Episode 123 – Re-evaluating Tony Kaye’s early contribution to Yes

Tony Banks
Tony Kaye, first Yes keyboard player

The one hundred and twenty third episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring a re-evaluation of the contribution of Tony Kaye to the early band.

  • Is Kaye an integral part of the early band?
  • What is his contribution?
  • Why did he leave?

Listen and see if you agree with me, then let me know by contacting me via any of the methods below.

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