2016’s Christmas Presents and Top 3s – 263

Union on 180g vinyl!
Union on 180g vinyl!

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

It’s New Year 2017 so Mark and I take some time out to compare our Yes-related Christmas presents. Also, we pick our top 3 Yes happenings of 2016 – and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is the gift which keeps on giving with news from Rick Wakeman!

  • What did we receive for Christmas?
  • What are our top funny important and surprising 2016 Yes happenings?
  • What do you make of Rick Wakeman’s announcement that he will attend the Rock Hall induction ceremony after all?

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 | Lobate Scarp

Paul Wilson | Jamie McQuinn | Miguel Falcão | Ken Fuller | David Pannell | Brian Sullivan | Joost Doesburg | Jeremy North | Tim Stannard | David Watkinson

Robert


Kevin’s Christmas Yes haul:

Mark’s Christmas presents

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ABWH and ARW – 257 – Yes Music Podcast

An Evening Of Yes Music Plus
ABWH – An Evening Of Yes Music Plus

Produced by Preston Frazier, David Gordon, Bill Govier and Wayne Hall.

This week we welcome Wayne Hall onto the podast to talk about his ARW concert experience and how he managed to get Rick Wakeman to record an intro to the show! Mark reviews An Evening of Yes Music Plus from ABWH and there’s a 2 pence about the set list for the first Yes shows in Japan.

  • How does this live ABWH album stand up today?
  • How was the ARW concert?
  • What was the meet and greet like?

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

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YMPYMP patrons:

Preston Frazier | David Gordon | Bill Govier | Wayne Hall

Joseph Cottrell | Jeffrey Crecelius | Michael O’Connor | Paul Tomei | Julio Scissors

Paul Wilson | Jamie McQuinn | Miguel Falcão | Ken Fuller | David Pannell | Brian Sullivan | Joost Doesburg | Jeremy North | Tim Stannard

Robert


Mark’s ABWH photos:

Paul’s ARW experience photos:

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The Story of I by Patrick Moraz – 253

The Story of I by Patrick Moraz
‘The Story of I’ by Patrick Moraz

Produced by Preston Frazier

This week Mark and Kevin look at The Story of I by Patrick Moraz. This is the third solo album from the 75/76 collection. The 2 Pence is about Kevin and Mark’s choice of solo albums after this period and there are also a couple of listener voicemails and a written review of ARW to enjoy!

  • Does this keyboard-based album stand the test of time?
  • How does it compare to the Howe and White efforts?
  • Is there a theme or concept?

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

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YMP patrons:

Preston Frazier

Joseph Cottrell
Jeffrey Crecelius
Michael O’Connor
Paul Tomei

Paul Wilson
Jamie McQuinn
Miguel Falcão
Ken Fuller
David Pannell
Brian Sullivan
Joost Doesburg

Mark’s vinyl copy of Story of I including those sleeve notes!:

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Ramshackled by Alan White – 251 – Yes Music Podcast

Ramshackled by Alan White
Ramshackled by Alan White

Produced by Preston Frazier

Mark and Kevin start a series on Yes members’ solo albums with the Alan White album, Ramshackled. There’s also news on a new YMP Classic Feed containing the archive of older episodes and the 2 pence segment is about ARW – and it’s a bit controversial…

  • Why is Ramshackled the least well-known of the Yes solo albums?
  • Is it possible to hear Alan White’s influence?
  • What style is the record?

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

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YMP patrons:

Preston Frazier

Joseph Cottrell
Jeffrey Crecelius
Michael OConnor

Paul Wilson
Jamie McQuinn

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Patrick Moraz, Bill Bruford, Dave Watkinson and ARW Live! 250

arwMark reviews a little-known record by Bill Bruford and Patrick Moraz, Dave Watkinson joins Kevin to talk about his new Warriors book and there is plenty of  discussion of the set list and first videos from ARW live! There’s a 2 pence about holograms (!) and Kevin continues his exploration of the Bill Bruford autobiography. As this is episode number 250, there is also information about the new Patreon page and the winners of the 5th Anniversary quiz are announced. Wow!

  • Moraz and Bruford – what’s that like?
  • What has Kevin Brodie been thinking about Bill Bruford?
  • Which of us has European forebears?

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

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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?

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

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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??

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

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An interview with ARW drummer, Lou Molino – 236

Lou Molino's website
Lou Molino’s website

In a bit of an exclusive scoop, Mark and I talk to Lou Molino about his role in Anderson Rabin Wakeman, on the drums. I also give my response to the recent Team Rock articlal and Mark has his latest 2 pence to share

  • What is Lou looking forward to about ARW?
  • How has working with Trevor Rabin been in the past?
  • Is there new music in the pipeline?

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

Louis Molino III
Louis Molino III

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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?

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

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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?

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

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