Produced by Preston Frazier, David Gordon, Bill Govier, Wayne Hall and Michel Arsenault.
After a suggestion by Jeremy North, we look at live performances by Yes keyboard players including Kaye playing Wakeman and Wakeman playing Kaye. There’s a great video doing the rounds of four Yes keyboard players playing the same Close to the Edge solo and it was a lot of fun to look at that carefully. Mark also reviews the debut Flash record which features Tony Kaye soon after he left Yes for the first time and we enter the dangerous waters of what Yes and ARW need to do (if anything) to legitimise their claim to the name of ‘Yes’.
Who plays the best Close to the Edge solo?
How do Rick Wakeman and Tony Kaye approach each other’s parts?
Which approaches work best?
Listen to the episode then let us know what you think!
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
The 4 Yes keyboardists video:
Tony Kaye in Big Generator mode playing Rick Wakeman’s part
Dave Watkinson’s photos of items from Trading Boundaries:
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?
Listen to the episode then let me know what you think!
In a week which I describe on the episode as ‘a complete car crash’ for me, I was hoping to present a conversation with Mark Anthony K about Magnification but instead I’m replaying my interview with Tom Brislin about his live exploits with Yes on the Symphonic Tour.
What was it like to play live with Yes?
How much did Tom feel part of the band?
Was this the best musical experience of his life?
Listen to the episode and then let me know what you think!