White by White (Alan White, that, that is) – 367

The album from White
The album from White

Produced by Jeffrey Crecelius, Wayne Hall, Preston Frazier, Bill Govier and VR Hoisington

This week, we listen to a little-known album which should be better known to all Yes fans, White by the Alan White-led band, White. We also have time for the return of our two pence segment and we consider whether Jon Anderson should be concentrating on 1000 Hands or ARW…!

  • What is the White album like?
  • Why is it so obscure?
  • What’s the story of the band?

Listen and let us know what you think!

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John Michels’ More Drama Tour, Yes Tour 2008 and The Syn Live photos:

Samples of the White album on their website:

http://www.whitemusic.net/media.html#content


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Some rather unusual Yes and Yes-related items we got for Christmas – 366

More Drama!
More Drama!

Produced by Jeffrey Crecelius, Wayne Hall, Preston Frazier, Bill Govier and VR Hoisington

 

  • What did we get for Christmas?
  • What’s unusual about the some of the items?
  • What’s an obi strip?

Listen and let us know what you think!

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My amazing Christmas Yes haul!

Mark’s pressies:


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Brief New Year update – 365

7 Years of the YMP
Happy New Year!

Produced by Jeffrey Crecelius, Wayne Hall, Preston Frazier, Bill Govier and VR Hoisington

Mark and I will be back next week with a full episode but in the meantime, here is a brief update and another reminder about the new 2019 Patron activities – get involved!

Become a YMP Patron:

If you would like to support the Yes Music Podcast financially and also have access to exclusive activity and opportunities, there is a special page you can use to sign up and 2019 is the time to join us:
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No episode this week

Hello everyone. There’s no episode of the Yes Music Podcast this week due to the holidays so why not give this from Geoff Bailie and others a listen instead?

https://progreport.com/podcast-prog-report-top-5-yes-songs/

YMP 2018 Mixtape – 364

7 Years of the YMP
Season’s Greetings!

Produced by Jeffrey Crecelius, Wayne Hall, Preston Frazier and Bill Govier

As we reach the end of 2018, it’s time to look back at what the 50th Anniversary of Yes has brought – and the output of the YMP.

So Mark and I have collected together a few of our favourite moments. We hope you enjoy them.

  • What were the highlights of the YMP in 2018?
  • What went on in YES5o?
  • Which clips will be featured?

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

Geoff Bailie's New Yes Show! Geoff Bailie’s New Yes Show!

Episode 6 of Geoff Bailie’s brand new Yes show! https://progreport.com/radio/
Live at 7pm UK and 10am Eastern Time on Fridays! Then, get it on iTunes/Apple Podcasts.

Yes50Fanconvention.com is now live!

Become a YMP Patron:

If you would like to support the Yes Music Podcast financially, there is a special page you can use to sign up and December 2018 is the time to join us:
Become a Patron!


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Trevor Rabin’s 90124 – 363

Ken Fuller's gift!
Ken Fuller’s gift!

Produced by Jeffrey Crecelius, Wayne Hall, Preston Frazier and Bill Govier

This week Mark and I take a look at Trevor Rabin’s collection of demos and early versions entitled 90124. It’s a fascinating set of proto-yes music, if you can get hold of a copy. I am indebted to Ken Fuller for mine.

Also this week, we think about how Yes or ARW could keep in contact with their fans better.

  • What are these early demos like?
  • What can we learn about Yes songs from them?
  • What clues to the influence of Rabin do they contain?

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

Geoff Bailie's New Yes Show! Geoff Bailie’s New Yes Show!

Episode 6 of Geoff Bailie’s brand new Yes show! https://progreport.com/radio/
Live at 7pm UK and 10am Eastern Time on Fridays! Then, get it on iTunes/Apple Podcasts.

Yes50Fanconvention.com is now live!

Become a YMP Patron:

If you would like to support the Yes Music Podcast financially, there is a special page you can use to sign up and December 2018 is the time to join us:
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Steve Nardelli talks about Chris Squire, Peter Banks, The Syn and Syndestructible – 362

Syndestructible

Produced by Jeffrey Crecelius, Wayne Hall, Preston Frazier and Bill Govier

In our somewhat delayed episode, Mark and I speak to The Syn front man, Steve Nardelli this week. It was an amazing conversation which delved deeply into all parts of The Syn’s story including a residency at The Marquee Club, supporting Jimi Hendrix,  inventing the Rock Opera, trying to get Chris Squire to turn up to gigs on time and the influence of Peter Banks amongst many other topics.

Also this week, I announce the dramatic changes to the Yes Music Podcast which are planned for 2019. You can’t afford to miss this information. Next year is going to be very special.

  • What were Chris Squire and Peter Banks like to work with?
  • Which Welsh icon was kind to the band?
  • Why couldn’t The Syn get out of their dressing room on the night Jimi Hendrix came to town?

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

Buy Syndestructible at Burning Shed

Get yourself a copy of Dave’s Yes Tribute and lots of other things! https://sonicelements.bandcamp.com/

Geoff Bailie's New Yes Show! Geoff Bailie’s New Yes Show!

Episode 6 of Geoff Bailie’s brand new Yes show! https://progreport.com/radio/
Live at 7pm UK and 10am Eastern Time on Fridays! Then, get it on iTunes/Apple Podcasts.

Yes50Fanconvention.com is now live!

Become a YMP Patron:

If you would like to support the Yes Music Podcast financially, there is a special page you can use to sign up and December 2018 is the time to join us:
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Episode delay

We have a wonderful interview this week with Steve Nardelli from The Syn. We really enjoyed talking to him at great length but unfortunately, I haven’t finished the editing so rather than rush the episode out I have decided to release it as soon as possible. Sorry for the delay!

Kevin

Dave Kerzner talks about Yesterday and Today – 361

Yesterday and Today
Yesterday and Today

Produced by Jeffrey Crecelius, Wayne Hall, Preston Frazier and Bill Govier

This week Mark and I speak at length and in depth to Dave Kerzner all about his Yes 50th Tribute Album Yesterday and Today which we reviewed a couple of weeks ago. Do listen right to the end of the interview because Dave also shares a tiny snippet of his forthcoming album which features, amongst many others, Jon Davison on lead vocals – and bass? Dave tells us about the remarkable concept for the new album and the story which underpins it – it’s fascinating stuff.

  • Why did Dave choose these Yes songs?
  • Who was he unable to persuade to take part?
  • What’s Dave new album all about?

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

Get yourself a copy of Dave’s Yes Tribute and lots of other things! https://sonicelements.bandcamp.com/

Geoff Bailie's New Yes Show! Geoff Bailie’s New Yes Show!

Episode 6 of Geoff Bailie’s brand new Yes show! https://progreport.com/radio/
Live at 7pm UK and 10am Eastern Time on Fridays! Then, get it on iTunes/Apple Podcasts.

Yes50Fanconvention.com is now live!

Become a YMP Patron:

If you would like to support the Yes Music Podcast financially, there is a special page you can use to sign up:
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Billy Sherwood’s A Life in Yes Chris Squire Tribute Album – 360

A Life in Yes
A Life in Yes

Produced by Jeffrey Crecelius, Wayne Hall, Preston Frazier and Bill Govier

This week we listen to Billy Sherwood’s excellent Chris Squire Tribute album, A life in Yes. We also discuss what Anderson, Rabin and Wakeman could have brought to that album if things had been very different – which is a topic suggested by Steven Shinder and not Daniel Krohn as I say later on in the episode – sorry Steven.

  • Who is on this collection?
  • How do the versions sound?
  • Is it a fitting tribute to Chris Squire?

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

Musicology analysis of the cover songs made by Yes, specifically Every Little Thing – spotted by José David.

Geoff Bailie's New Yes Show! Geoff Bailie’s New Yes Show!

Episode 5 of Geoff Bailie’s brand new Yes show! https://progreport.com/radio/
Live at 7pm UK and 10am Eastern Time on Fridays! Then, get it on iTunes/Apple Podcasts.

Yes50Fanconvention.com is now live!

Become a YMP Patron:

If you would like to support the Yes Music Podcast, there is a Patreon page where you can sign up.

The iOS and Android YMP apps are no longer available unless you have an old version still on your device.


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