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2016’s Christmas Presents and Top 3s – 263

Union on 180g vinyl!
Union on 180g vinyl!

Produced by Preston Frazier, David Gordon, Bill Govier, Wayne Hall and Michel Arsenault.

It’s New Year 2017 so Mark and I take some time out to compare our Yes-related Christmas presents. Also, we pick our top 3 Yes happenings of 2016 – and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is the gift which keeps on giving with news from Rick Wakeman!

  • What did we receive for Christmas?
  • What are our top funny important and surprising 2016 Yes happenings?
  • What do you make of Rick Wakeman’s announcement that he will attend the Rock Hall induction ceremony after all?

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8 replies on “2016’s Christmas Presents and Top 3s – 263”

Happy new year to ALL Yes fans. Xmas gave me a rare JON ANDERSON single from his time just before Yes as Hans Christian Anderson. Adding to my collection for the book project this single should be seen soon oh soon.

We are very lucky fans indeed, Yes and ARW tour, RARHOF Yes long awaited reformation plus lots more. Keep Yessing. Dave

Thank you. A few more interviews to be done and I have just seen some amazing never seen before photos of Yes. From a little later on than the project covers, but WOW…Ill see if somehow I can get them included. Dave W.

Happy New Year, all! A few random thoughts…

Funniest Yes-related moment of the year for me has to be Rick Wakeman’s impromptu comedy routine about his dysfunctional organ…

The important one: just how much more cohesive the band is now after a couple of rough years. When I saw them on the “Three Album Tour” they seemed to present themselves as “yeah, we’re all still here and here’s our new singer,” whereas the “Drama/”Tales” show this year was a fully functioning band working together as a single unit. Relentless touring will accomplish that.

In the “Jon and Vangelis” department, here’s a video of Jon with Todmobile, Sinfonianord and the choir performing “State of Independence” in 2013;;;

All good recollections Joseph. Thanks for those. I agree about the touring band although I did also really enjoy the 3 Albums Tour. Can’t wait to see Jon again in March! Thanks for your support.

Greetings Joseph,
Some great memories you selected. Rick is always good for equipment meltdown humor…I’m sure this wasn’t the first time he had to do it.
Thanks for all your support and look forward to a great 2017!

Mark Anthony K

Thanks chaps for that entertaining geek out.

Something I keep wanting to pick you up on Kevin is that you always refer to the songs as tracks. I don’t mean to come across as a pedant but they aren’t tracks, they are songs or pieces of music. We all know what you mean but I think it somewhat diminishes the wonder of a song to refer to it thus.

Shoot me down people.

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