Interview special 6 – Martin Jones’ view of Yes in concert

Interview special

Martin Jones went to the Bristol concert so it was great to talk to another Yes Music Podcast listener recently about his experiences.

During Starship Trooper this lady was thrown out…the first time I’ve ever seen that at a Yes concert!

Martin shares this and other reflections on the 2011 Yes tour.

If you have a Yes story you’d like to share, please get in touch – I’d be more than happy to speak to you via Skype!

Interview special 5 – Liam Barnes’ view of Yes in concert

Interview special

It was great to speak to another Yes Fan and Yes Music Podcast listener, Liam Barnes, about the Yes concert in Manchester.

“…someone’s got to be on-side from the press haven’t they?”

Liam is a journalist and has recently produced the following pieces for the Mancunian Matters website:

Yes please! Prog legends return to Manchester

Review: Yes @ Manchester Apollo 13/11/2011

If you have a Yes story you’d like to share, please get in touch – I’d be more than happy to speak to you via Skype!

(Apologies for the sound quality on this interview. Liam’s laptop microphone wasn’t brilliant but I thought it was important to let you hear what he had to say.)

Episode 10 – ‘Tormato’

The tenth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring the ninth studio album, ‘Tormato’.

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  • An uneven album?
  • What’s going on with the album cover?
  • Does the choice of lyrical subject matter go too far?

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

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Interview special 4 – Mark Toner’s view of Yes in concert

Yes fanatic – Mark Toner

Yes fan and Yes Music Podcast listener, Mark Toner, was kind enough to speak to me about the Glasgow Yes concert on the current European tour. Despite being a traditionally difficult audience, the concert went down very well, I understand.

G’on yerself Benoit

If you have a Yes story you’d like to share, please get in touch – I’d be more than happy to speak to you via Skype!

Episode 9 – ‘Going for the One’

The ninth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring the eighth studio album, ‘Going for the One’.

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  • Rick Wakeman returns but is he better integrated than on Tales?
  • Does this album contain the definitive Yes track?
  • Where is Roger Dean?

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

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Interview special 3 – Ben Craven, prog rock singer songwriter

Australian one-man prog machine and Yes Music Podcast listener, Ben Craven, talks about his musical influences, his discovery of Yes music and how he managed to get Roger Dean to design the cover of his new album.

Listen to ‘Great and Terrible Potions’ and check out Ben’s website – http://www.bencraven.com

Interview special 2 – Andy’s view of Yes in concert

Yes fanatic – Andy

I had a great chat with the ever-generous Andy about the Yes concert in Birmingham he attended on 11th November 2011. Another top Yes Music Podcast listener, Andy’s reflections give a fascinating insight into the current Yes line-up and their performance at Symphony Hall.

If they came again in six months time, I’d go again – I’d be there!

Coming up in future interview specials – Ben Craven – a real-life, prog rock hero!

If you have a Yes story you’d like to share, please get in touch – I’d be more than happy to speak to you via Skype!

Episode 8 – ‘Relayer’

The eighth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring the seventh studio album, ‘Relayer’.

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  • What difference does Patrick Moraz make on keyboards?
  • What’s difficult about ‘Sound Chaser’?
  • How does the album hang together?

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

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Episode 7 – ‘Tales from Topographic Oceans’ Part 2

The seventh episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring sides 3 and 4 of the sixth album, ‘Tales from Topographic Oceans’.

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  • Is side 3 really that difficult to access?
  • Where is Rick Wakeman?
  • Is Tales from Topographic Oceans worth the effort of listening?

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

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