Yes 50 Fan Convention – 328

Dave Watkinson, Roger Dean and Jerry Ewing
Dave Watkinson, Roger Dean and Jerry Ewing

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

This week I feed back from the amazing YES50 Fan Convention organised by Brian Neeson and Dave Watkinson. It was a fantastic day and I’ve tried to capture some of it to give you an idea of how it all went if you were unable to go.

  • Who turned up?
  • Who played?
  • What was the atmosphere like?

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Yes 50 Live in Birmingham 2018 – 327

Symphony Hall, Birmingham
Symphony Hall, Birmingham

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

We are taking a break from the Yes singles episodes because of the YES50 celebrations over the next couple of weeks. In an unusual episode this week, Mark interviews me about my own YES50 concert experience in Birmingham. There’s some time for a brief news section as well.

  • How was the Birmingham YES50 concert?
  • Was the set list satisfying?
  • How was Tales live?

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Interview Special – John Holden’s New Album, Capture Light – 326

Capture Light by John Holden
Capture Light by John Holden

John Holden has created a wonderful album for his debut release, featuring, amongst many other excellent musicians, Billy Sherwood, Oliver Wakeman and Oliver Day. I spoke to John about his inspiration for the music as well as how he put it together – in musical as well as technical terms.

It’s a great conversation and there are extracts from the album interspersed to whet your appetite!

Find out more about John and his wonderful music here – https://johnholdenmusic.com/

Yes Singles Part 10 – Drama – 325

Into The Lens single
Into The Lens single

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

It’s Drama this week which fits in well with the forthcoming launch of Fly From Here – Return Trip at the #YES50 Fan Convention in London next week. Mark and I also get to bang on about the set list for the first two concerts of the #YES50 tour and there is a huge amount of news!

  • How does Into the Lens works as a single?
  • Was it the only single from Drama?
  • What was the B side?

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Yes Singles Part 9 – Tormato – 324

Don't Kill The Whale
Don’t Kill The Whale

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

We have reached 1978’s Tormato in our survey of Yes singles which means listening to Don’t Kill the Whale and couple of other songs.

There’s also news of Yes’ contribution to Record Store Day which has prompted a Two Pence section and there’s a rising sense of excitement about #YES50!

  • Was Don’t Kill The Whale the only single from Tormato?
  • Is this really an irredeemably bad album?
  • What are Yes thinking releasing ‘that’ album as a picture disc for Record Store Day?

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Fly From Here – Return Trip – Initial Reactions – 323

Fly From Here - Return Trip
Fly From Here – Return Trip

In an extra episode, I was joined by Mark in Canada and Geoff Bailie in Northern Ireland to share our collective first impressions of the Trevor Horn re-working of Fly From Here.

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The Drama Line Up
The Drama Line Up

 

Yes singles part 8 – Going For The One – 322

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

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

We have reached Going For The One in our grand progress through the Yes singles so we listen to Wonderous Stories, Going For The One and their respective B sides as well as mentioning a few oddities!

The Two Pence section focuses on the new Trevor Horn re-working of Fly From Here – Return Trip which has us both quite excited.

  • Did the band deliberately write singles for Going For The One?
  • Is Wonderous Stories the perfect Yes single?
  • Are Awaken or Parallels really B sides?

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