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A celebration of 10 years featuring Yes legends Tony Kaye and Geoff Downes PLUS YMP Producers, Patrons and friends – 500

Produced by Wayne Hall, Jeffrey Crecelius and Preston Frazier

In a truly epic episode, as is appropriate for the 500th, Mark and I present a competition and have the privilege and pleasure to speak to not one but two Yes keyboard legends – founder member, Tony Kaye and present band member, Geoff Downes.

We talk to Tony about his recently-released and highly remarkable debut solo album, End of Innocence, as well as asking him some of the questions about Yes which have been keeping us up at night for years (well, not really).

Geoff Downes discusses new studio album The Quest which is, of course, a must-hear interview and there are lots of audio messages from Producers, Patrons and friends of the show to enjoy.

Miguel Falcao and David Pannell have very kindly provided brand new jingles and we think the episode is a fitting way to celebrate 10 years of the show.

We hope you enjoy it!

  • What was the inspiration for End of Innocence?
  • Why has Tony only now created his first solo album?
  • What is Steve Howe’s production like on The Quest?
  • How successful does Geoff Downes think the new record is?

Listen to the episode and let us know what you think!

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Tony Kaye at the Cinema sessions
The Full Union! Available now.

YMP Patrons:


  • Jeffrey Crecelius
  • Preston Frazier and
  • Wayne Hall


Aaron Steelman

Dave Owen

Mark James Lang

Paul Tomei

Joost Maglev

David Heyden

Martin Kjellberg

Paul Wilson

Bob Martilotta


Michael O’Connor

William Hayes
Brian Sullivan

David Pannell

Miguel Falcão

Lobate Scarp

Chris Bandini

David Watkinson

Neal Kaforey

Rachel Hadaway

Craig Estenes


Paul Hailes

Mark ‘Zarkol’ Baggs

Doug Curran

Robert Nasir

Fergus Cubbage

Scott Colombo

Fred Barringer

Scott Smith
Geoff Bailie

Simon Barrow
Geoffrey Mason

Stephen Lambe

Guy R DeRome

Steve Dill

Henrik Antonsson

Steve Perry

Hogne Bø Pettersen

Steve Rode


Steve Scott

Jamie McQuinn

Steven Roehr

Ken Fuller

Terence Sadler

Michael Handerhan

Tim Stannard


Todd Dudley

John Cowan

Tony Handley

John Holden

Joseph Cottrell

John Parry

Keith Hoisington

John Thomson

Barry Gorsky

Alan Begg

Gary Betts

Robert and David

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Theme music

The music I use is the last movement of Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite. This has been used as introduction music at many Yes concerts. My theme music is not take from a live concert – I put it together from:

9 replies on “A celebration of 10 years featuring Yes legends Tony Kaye and Geoff Downes PLUS YMP Producers, Patrons and friends – 500”

Congratulations guys! It’s an absolute highlight every week for me. Thank you so much for all the time and effort you put in, we all appreciate it. Here’s to the future!

Wow – 10 years! Congrats Kevin; congrats Mark! Looking forward to at least 10 more. In Yesyears, you are just getting started!

Great anniversary show Kevin & Mark. As I said before, thank you for the podcast & congrats for making it to 10 years. Here’s to many more. And I’m glad that I got Tony Kaye and Roger Dean to appear with you. My next move: hooking the whale for you, Mark! And happy 34th anniversary today to the Big Generator album.

Congratulations and celebrations…10 years and 500 episodes….it has been and will continue to be a pleasure listening to the show. Also I have met you Kevin a couple of times and you are excellent company.

Best wishes to you both and all YMP listeners.

Wow Tempest fugit I cannot even think it has been ten years. You guys rock! Love the show always intresting and amazing every week.
SO happy for you both I hope you guys will keep going and bring more of the yes story to all of us new and old.
So many great guest so much information I have been a yes fan since 1970. and I have to say this show brings back so many great memories.
Thanks again for 500 great shows. I always make it a point to listen and here everyones point on this great band.
Awaken gentel mass touch!

Greetings, All – Apologies for not getting to to the cavalcade of voicemails in time – although I doubt that I would have contributed anything more to the show besides several unnecessary minutes.

Fabulous interview with Tony – he seems to be a pretty down-to-Earth guy.

Of course, congratulations on ten years, 500 episodes and Happy Birthdays and Anniversaries!

And now: Onward – to episode number One Thousand!

Fantastic show for the 10th Anniversary. Many congratulations both on the show and on the 10 years. One thing that came across from the voice messages (add me to the list of people who apologise for not having sent one) was the love that people have for the show and all contributors. Jon Anderson would be proud.

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