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?

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

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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 176 – Like It Is – Yes at The Bristol Hippodrome – Part 1

Like It Is
CD/DVD purchased 2014

I’ve finally found time to listen to the latest release from Yes –  Like It Is – Yes at The Bristol Hippodrome. This week I concentrate on the CD of Going for the One.

  • What does Jon Davison sound like when recorded live with the band?
  • Does Geoff Downes simplify Wakeman lines significantly and does it matter?
  • How is Billy Sherwood’s mixing?

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

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Episode 173 – Yes Live Rarities

Current line-up
How many of the current line-up are included on these recordings?

A CD of Yes Live Rarities from Bob Burns spanning decades of the world’s greatest progressive rock band.

  • What lies in wait – and from what eras?
  • Are any of these recordings different or special?
  • Are these recordings more interesting that Seven Shows From Seventy-Two promises to be?

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

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Episode 157 – The Yes Alphabet – ‘T’

The letter, 'T'.
…brought to you by the letter, ‘T’.

The one hundred and fifty seventh episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring some interesting concepts, tracks and albums beginning withe the letter. ‘T’.

  • What are those bizarre live ‘T’ tracks?
  • How many studio albums have ‘T’ tracks?
  • Are there any Yes personnel beginning with ‘T’?

Listen to the episode and then let me know what I’ve missed out.

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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 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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Episode 85 – Yes Live in Philadelphia 1979 DVD

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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Episode 69 – ‘Classic Yes’ – Yes Music Podcast

Cassette purchased circa. 1984, CD purchased circa. 2005. (Click to enlarge.)
Cassette purchased circa. 1984, CD purchased circa. 2005. (Click to enlarge.)

The sixty-ninth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring the 1981 compilation album, ‘Classic Yes’.

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

  • Is it possible to have a single album with a representative selection of Classic Yes tracks?
  • Are the right tracks here in the right order?
  • What’s missing?

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