Hidden Yes gems in your collection – 219

Yesterdays
Yesterdays Roger Dean label

In a shorter episode because of Easter, I think about some aspects of Yes albums I don’t normally dwell on. Also, Mark Anthony K reviews a remarkable Billy Sherwood album.

  • What hidden gems can you think of?
  • What are your favourite vinyl record labels?
  • Are CDs as good as you older record labels?

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Roger Dean’s Views – 205

Views
Views, by Roger Dean – a gift from Conan

After a very kind gift from Conan J Robison, I am now the proud owner of ‘Views’ by Roger Dean. Published in 1975, this is an amazing book.

  • What else did Roger Dean do at the start of his career?
  • Is there a link between Roger Dean’s art and Yes’ music?
  • How much of Dean’s work for Yes is covered in this book?

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Episode 155 – Updates and some thoughts from Bob Keeley

relayer
Vinyl purchased circa. 1988

The one hundred and fifty fifth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring a quick set of updates as well as the Yes-related thoughts of Bob Keeley.

  • Is the new live album worth bothering with?
  • The 2014 re-mix of Relayer – new clips.

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Episode 154 – Relayer revisited – Part 3

relayer
Vinyl purchased circa. 1988

The one hundred and fifty forth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring a fresh look at the 1974 studio album, Relayer. Part 3 is about the second and third tracks, Sound Chaser and To Be Over.

  • How do these two tracks compare with Gates of Delirium?
  • Is Patrick Moraz behind the jazz-fusion?
  • What has the baroque ‘Fugue’ technique got to do with this album?

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Episode 153 – Relayer revisited – Part 2 – Gates of Delirium – Yes Music Podcast

relayer
Vinyl purchased circa. 1988

The one hundred and fifty third episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring a fresh look at the 1974 studio album, Relayer. Part 2 is about the first track, Gates of Delirium.

  • What is the track based on?
  • How deliberate is the ‘story-telling’ aspect?
  • Does the radically different approach work as a Yes piece?

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Episode 152 – Relayer revisted – Part 1

relayer
Vinyl purchased circa. 1988

The one hundred and fifty second episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring a fresh look at the 1974 studio album, Relayer.

  • How did Patrick Moraz find himself a member of Yes?
  • What type of accident links Moraz and Alan White?
  • What do the Yes books say about the origins of the album?

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Episode 124 – The Yes Alphabet – ‘R’

R
…brought to you by the letter, ‘R’.

The one hundred and twenty fourth episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring an exploration of some concepts and music beginning with ‘R’.

  • What albums and tracks begin with ‘R’?
  • What concepts relating to Yes begin with ‘R’?
  • Which ‘R’ rescued the band in the 1980s? (Arguably…)

Listen and see if youspot any letter ‘R’s I have left out, then let me know by contacting me via any of the methods below.

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Episode 75 – An interview with Yes book author, Scott O’Reilly

Author and Yes fan, Scott O'Reilly
Author and Yes fan, Scott O’Reilly
The mythical Ouroboros which eats its own tail
The mythical Ouroboros which eats its own tail

The seventy-fifth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring an interview with Scott O’Reilly, author of ‘Yes and Philosophy: The Spiritual and Philosophical Dimensions of Yes Music’.

Listen and find out what the book is all about, then let me know what you think by contacting me via any of the different routes on the right hand side or by leaving a comment below!

  • What have the sun and the mythical Uroborus got to do with Yes music?
  • Are Jon Anderson’s lyrics just impossible to understand?
  • Why should you read Scott’s book?

The Yes and Philosophy blog by Scott

Scott’s author page on Amazon

Yes and Philosophy paperback on Amazon (UK)

Yes and Philosophy Kindle edition on Amazon (UK)

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Episode 75 – An interview with Yes book author, Scott O’Reilly – Yes Music Podcast

Author and Yes fan, Scott O'Reilly
Author and Yes fan, Scott O’Reilly
The mythical Ouroboros which eats its own tail
The mythical Ouroboros which eats its own tail

The seventy-fifth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring an interview with Scott O’Reilly, author of ‘Yes and Philosophy: The Spiritual and Philosophical Dimensions of Yes Music’.

Listen and find out what the book is all about, then let me know what you think by contacting me via any of the different routes on the right hand side or by leaving a comment below!

  • What have the sun and the mythical Uroborus got to do with Yes music?
  • Are Jon Anderson’s lyrics just impossible to understand?
  • Why should you read Scott’s book?

The Yes and Philosophy blog by Scott

Scott’s author page on Amazon

Yes and Philosophy paperback on Amazon (UK)

Yes and Philosophy Kindle edition on Amazon (UK)

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Episode 8 – ‘Relayer’

The eighth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring the seventh studio album, ‘Relayer’.

Vinyl purchased circa. 1989, CD circa. 2005 (click to enlarge)
  • What difference does Patrick Moraz make on keyboards?
  • What’s difficult about ‘Sound Chaser’?
  • How does the album hang together?

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