Episode 34 – Yessongs part 2 – Yes Music Podcast

Vinyl triple album purchased 1989 (Click to enlarge)

The thirty-fourth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring Volume II of the first live album, ‘Yessongs’.

  • Rick Wakeman – does his solo piece fit in?
  • Bill Bruford vs. Alan White
  • Steve Howe – what is he doing in Long Distance Runaround?

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 or by leaving a comment below!

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Episode 34 – Yessongs part 2

Vinyl triple album purchased 1989 (Click to enlarge)

The thirty-fourth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring Volume II of the first live album, ‘Yessongs’.

  • Rick Wakeman – does his solo piece fit in?
  • Bill Bruford vs. Alan White
  • Steve Howe – what is he doing in Long Distance Runaround?

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 or by leaving a comment below!

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Episode 33 – Yessongs Part 1 – Yes Music Podcast

The thirty-third episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring the first live album, ‘Yessongs’.

  • Does this triple album capture the essence of the live performances of the time?
  • What difference does Alan White make on tracks recorded in the studio by Bill Bruford?
  • Do the live versions of the songs retain the feel of the studio versions?

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 33 – Yessongs Part 1

The thirty-third episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring the first live album, ‘Yessongs’.

  • Does this triple album capture the essence of the live performances of the time?
  • What difference does Alan White make on tracks recorded in the studio by Bill Bruford?
  • Do the live versions of the songs retain the feel of the studio versions?

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 32 – Your Yes Fantasy Live! – Yes Music Podcast

Listen to these Live Fantasies

The thirty-second episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring listeners’ ideas of their fantasy Yes live event.

  • What would the ultimate Yes Live event be?
  • Who would it feature?
  • What would the setting be and when in time?

Listen and see if you agree with other listeners 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 32 – Your Yes Fantasy Live!

Listen to these Live Fantasies

The thirty-second episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring listeners’ ideas of their fantasy Yes live event.

  • What would the ultimate Yes Live event be?
  • Who would it feature?
  • What would the setting be and when in time?

Listen and see if you agree with other listeners 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 31 – Yes Rarities Part 3 – ‘90125 Expanded & Remastered’ – Yes Music Podcast

CD purchased 2004 (click to enlarge)

The thirty-first episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring the additional tracks from the Expanded and Remastered version of 90125.

  • What can we learn about the genesis of this version of the band from these added tracks?
  • Was Cinema Yes?
  • Are there any worthwhile hidden gems?

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 31 – Yes Rarities Part 3 – ‘90125 Expanded & Remastered’

CD purchased 2004 (click to enlarge)

The thirty-first episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring the additional tracks from the Expanded and Remastered version of 90125.

  • What can we learn about the genesis of this version of the band from these added tracks?
  • Was Cinema Yes?
  • Are there any worthwhile hidden gems?

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!

Read More

Yes Fantasy Live! – Yes Music Podcast

What's your Yes Live Fantasy?

In a forthcoming episode, I’d like to feature your ideas of a Yes Fantasy Live event. If you could manufacture an event in the live history of the band, what would it have been?

Would you have had Peter Banks actually walking out with the rest of the Union crew? What about Patrick Moraz returning at some point, Rick Wakeman playing keyboards on the Magnification tour, Vangelis joining in the mid 70s or Trevor Horn returning to lead vocal duties in 2011?

I have absolutely no doubt you can come up with much more creative ideas.

So when you have designed your Yes Fantasy Live event, let me know what it is via any of the methods on the right hand side of the website – email, Tweet, record a message, leave a comment on this blog post etc.

I can’t wait to hear your ideas!

UPDATE: Owing to the fantastic response, I’m going to release this episode on Friday 11th May so deadline for your thoughts is Thursday 10th May 2011. Thanks so much everyone!


Creative Commons image credit: D.L.

Yes Fantasy Live!

What's your Yes Live Fantasy?

In a forthcoming episode, I’d like to feature your ideas of a Yes Fantasy Live event. If you could manufacture an event in the live history of the band, what would it have been?

Would you have had Peter Banks actually walking out with the rest of the Union crew? What about Patrick Moraz returning at some point, Rick Wakeman playing keyboards on the Magnification tour, Vangelis joining in the mid 70s or Trevor Horn returning to lead vocal duties in 2011?

I have absolutely no doubt you can come up with much more creative ideas.

So when you have designed your Yes Fantasy Live event, let me know what it is via any of the methods on the right hand side of the website – email, Tweet, record a message, leave a comment on this blog post etc.

I can’t wait to hear your ideas!

UPDATE: Owing to the fantastic response, I’m going to release this episode on Friday 11th May so deadline for your thoughts is Thursday 10th May 2011. Thanks so much everyone!


Creative Commons image credit: D.L.