Was Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe nothing more than an enhanced Jon Anderson solo record? 375

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

Remastered and Expanded ABWH
Remastered and Expanded ABWH

As we approach the 30th anniversary of ABWH, we go back to consider whether it’s actually a Jon Anderson solo record, as suggested by Stephen Lambe in his book, YES every album every song.

Also, Mark suggests a 2 pence topic on videos…

Listen and let us know what you think!

  • ABWH – is it Yes, is it a new band, is it an Anderson solo project?
  • How was the album written?
  • Should it now be regarded as part of Yes’ discography?

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Show notes and links

More of Rob Earley’s amazing photos:

Some of Keith Hoisington’s ABWH collection:

VHS
VHS
Cassette single
Cassette single
Promo
Japanese
Alternative cover
Alternative cover

My ABWH collection…so far…

Too many versions of Brother of Mine?
ABWH on film
ABWH on film
Random collection of ABWH
Random collection of ABWH
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Jon Anderson’s 1000 Hands Part 1 – first listen – 374

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

1000 Hands Website
1000 Hands Website

This week Mark and I got our hands on 1000 hands – or at least our virtual hands as we received a review download copy. So we have pooled our initial reactions to the music and that’s coming up in a moment.

Also, we have a 2 pence on the Anderson final Yes project rumours so it’s an Anderson rich episode.

Listen and let us know what you think!

  • How does Anderson fit 1000 hands on one album?
  • Can you hear the special guests?
  • Does the collaboration between Anderson and Howe point towards Union II?

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Show notes and links

Anderson’s website –https://jonanderson1000hands.com/

Henry Potts’ webpage on Jon Anderson –http://www.bondegezou.co.uk/wnja.htm

Rob Earley’s amazing photos:

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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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