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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Trevor Horn and Drama – 223

Drama!
Drama!

This week we learned that Trevor Horn is to join Yes on stage to perform Drama so I took the opportunity to think a bit about the Drama era and Mark Anthony K reviews The Yes Album as well as giving us his thoughts on Trevor Horn’s announcement.

  • What do I have in my collection from the time?
  • What do we know already about Drama in 2016?
  • What else are the band playing on tour?

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Episode 179 – Like It Is – Yes at The Bristol Hippodrome – Part 4

The great Chris Squire
The great Chris Squire
Like It Is
CD/DVD purchased 2014

This week I watch the second part of the DVD from  Like It Is – Yes at The Bristol Hippodrome. This is the whole of The Yes Album.

  • Does Downes’ playing look as good as it sounds?
  • How is A Venture approached?
  • What else 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 177 – Like It Is – Yes at The Bristol Hippodrome – Part 2

Like It Is
CD/DVD purchased 2014

This week I listen to the second CD from  Like It Is – Yes at The Bristol Hippodrome. This is the whole of The Yes Album.

  • This was the highlight of the concert I went to see, in some ways. Is it as good on the CD?
  • What about the tempos? Too slow?
  • How does Geoff Downes’ piano work come across?

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

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Episode 125 – Yes Live in 2014 – Part 1

The 3 albums
The three albums I’m going to hear live.

The one hundred and twenty fifth episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring part 1 my plans for how to listen to the Yes concert I am attending in May 2014.

  • What should I be looking out for when I go to see Yes live?
  • Should I try and listen critically to every track?
  • Should I just enjoy the experience and not worry?

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

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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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Episode 115 – The Yes Alphabet – ‘P’

P
…brought to you by the letter, ‘P’.

The one hundred and fifteenth episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring some interesting concepts and tracks beginning with the letter ‘P’.

  • Are there any’P’  band members?
  • What concepts begin with ‘P’?
  • How many ‘P’ tracks are there?

Listen and see if you can spot anything I have missed out, then let me know by contacting me via any of the methods below.

Please get involved with the YMP e-book – for a copy of the guidelines, please see the full blog post on the front page of the website.

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Episode 88 – The Yes Alphabet – ‘L’ – Yes Music Podcast

L
Brought to you by the letter, ‘L’…

The eighty-eighth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring The Yes Alphabet – ‘L’.

Listen and then let me know if I have missed out any of your letter ‘L’ suggestions by contacting me via any of the different routes on the right hand side or by leaving a comment below!

  • Which tracks and albums  begin with ‘L’?
  • Who or what is ‘Longwalker’?
  • Which legendary letter ‘L’ almost takes his place amongst the ranks of band personnel?

 

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Episode 88 – The Yes Alphabet – ‘L’

L
Brought to you by the letter, ‘L’…

The eighty-eighth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring The Yes Alphabet – ‘L’.

Listen and then let me know if I have missed out any of your letter ‘L’ suggestions by contacting me via any of the different routes on the right hand side or by leaving a comment below!

  • Which tracks and albums  begin with ‘L’?
  • Who or what is ‘Longwalker’?
  • Which legendary letter ‘L’ almost takes his place amongst the ranks of band personnel?

 

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Episode 85 – Yes Live in Philadelphia 1979 DVD – Yes Music Podcast

Live 1979
DVD purchased circa. 2002 (Click to enlarge)

The eighty-fifth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring the DVD, ‘Live in Philadelphia 1979’.

Listen and then let me know if you agree with my assessment of the disc by contacting me via any of the different routes on the right hand side or by leaving a comment below!

  • What is the production like on this archive recording?
  • Is the band at the peak of its powers?
  • Why buy this collection when there are many others?

 

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