Revisiting Yes’ First Album – 373

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

Yes first album
Where it all began!

This week Mark and I have been listening to the first Yes album to link in with it being released on coloured vinyl for this year’s Record Store Day 50 years after first appearing. We also consider what we would release for Record Store Day if it was up to us.

Listen and let us know what you think!

  • How does the first album sound after 50 years?
  • What can we detect which foreshadows later developments?
  • Do we like it?

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Jon Anderson’s Open – 372

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

Open by Jon Anderson from 2011

This week, Geoff Bailie pointed out to me another gaping hole in my knowledge of Yes and the surrounding music. It’s Jon Anderson’s EP or single, depending on your viewpoint, Open from 2011.

Listen and let us know what you think!

  • What was ‘Open’
  • How did I miss the release?
  • What’s the music like?

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TV Tropes Yes collection of trvia


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Is Awaken the pinnacle of Yes music? 371

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

Going For The One and its singles
Going For The One and its singles

Mark and I tackle the question of Awaken this week and consider its importance for Yes. We also chat about the recent Jon Anderson interview where he talks about the upcoming 1000 Hands Part 1 album and tour.

Listen and let us know what you think!

  • What other songs might be more emblematic?
  • Can we sum up Yes music in just one song?
  • What does Awaken sum up?

Japan Set lists on Forgotten Yesterdays

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Daniel Krohn spotted this from the Loyal line up of White:


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No episode this week

It’s half term this week so I’m spending time with the family and supporting my mum with preparations for my dad’s funeral on Monday. Mark and I will be back next week.

Many thanks,

Kevin

Starship Trooper including 3 Wakemans – Wakemen? 370

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

Rick Wakeman
Just one of the Wakemen featured this week

This week I discovered something I didn’t know about Yes…wow! So as a result Mark and I listened to 3 different versions of Starship Trooper featuring not 2 but 3 different Wakemen!

Also, we approach a difficult 2 Pence about the quality of Yes performance on the recent Cruise to the Edge.

Listen and let us know what you think!

  • Did all three Wakemen really play for Yes?
  • What’s the Adam story?
  • Who played better?

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