YMP 5th Anniversary – Part 4 with Preston Frazier – 248

Yes Music Podcast
5 Years!

We’ve reached the fourth day of the YMP 5th Anniversary week and today I speak to Yes reviewer extraordinaire, Preston Frazier.

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Preston Frazier
Preston Frazier

Preston’s Yes series on Something Else Reviews

Preston on Twitter

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A Bootleg Review and Yessongs live? 244

Alan White in Cinema
Alan White in Cinema from Dave Watkinson

Mark reviews a bootleg recording and we discuss what Yes can mean by playing Yessongs live in Japan. Also, I continue reading the Bill Bruford Autobiography and I look forward to the 5th Anniversary celebrations next week.

  • Yessongs live?
  • What can they mean?
  • Are bootlegs worth it?

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Jon Anderson – Prog God – 241

Jon Anderson Prog God 2016
Jon Anderson Prog God 2016

In the week when Jon Anderson is deified as the 2016 Prog God, we discuss Yes’ whole album live obsession and the fact that Trevor Horn appeared on stage with them again this week. Mark reviews Fly From Here which fits in rather well and Kevin reads the Prog magazine articles about Jon Anderson.

  • What’s Fly From Here like in retrospect?
  • What has Prog magazine to say about its new Prog God?
  • Is there another Trevor Horn-produced album on the way?

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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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Anderson/Stolt Invention of Knowledge Part 2 and an interview with Matt Riddle – 234

Anderson/Stolt Invention of Knowledge
Anderson/Stolt Invention of Knowledge

I listen to the second record of Invention of Knowledge by Anderson/Stolt. Also, Mark interviews Matt Riddle, keyboard player from Yessongs.

  • Do sides 3 and 4 disappoint?
  • What’s the overall assessment?
  • What can we find out from Matt Riddle about playing Yes music?

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Anderson/Stolt Invention of Knowledge – 233

Anderson/Stolt Invention of Knowledge
Anderson/Stolt Invention of Knowledge

It’s time to investigate Invention of Knowledge by Anderson/Stolt! Also, Mark reviews Jon Anderson’s Survival and Other Stories and there’s his two pence as well…

  • Is this proper Prog Rock?
  • What’s the production like?
  • Has it been worth the wait?

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Total Rock Review DVD – Part 3 – 232

Looking forward to seeing this early Xmas present courtesy of Paul Caruana! Thank you! @yesofficial #prog #progrock
Courtesy of Paul Caruana!

I have finally managed to finish off the DVD this week – and it’s been very enjoyable. Mark investigates Conspiracy and we both mention the first anniversary of Chris Squire’s passing.

  • How does the story on the DVD finish?
  • What is Conspiracy like?
  • Are we still thinking about Chris Squire? Of course we are, one year on.

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The one that got away – 230

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

It’s been one of those weeks again where my day job has prevented me from looking further at the DVD I began last week. However, I’ve found a couple of clips from the archives I hope you will enjoy and Mark starts looking at Progeny along with his two pence.

  • What is Progeny actually like?
  • What clips do I come up with?
  • What is Mark’s two pence this week?

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Looking forward to the 5th Anniversary of the YMP – 228

cropped-12063068_1065326200174650_1758245473_n.jpgIt’s half term holiday in my part of the UK this week so I don’t have time to record very much. However, I do manage to look forward to the 5th anniversary of the YMP and Mark reviews a Trevor Rabin album as well as giving us his thoughts on streaming music services and leaking music to YouTube.

  • What was Trevor Rabin’s first album like?
  • Should we use streaming music services?
  • What’s in store for the 5th Anniversary of the YMP?

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Heaven & Earth Revisited – 226

Heaven & Earth
The most recent Yes studio album

There’s a huge amount going on in the extended world of Yes but Mark and I take some time out to look back at the most recent studio album and re-assess its merits.

  • Were the band ready to make this album?
  • Is there any progressive music on it?
  • Should it be at the bottom of the Yes album list?

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