Steve Nardelli talks about Chris Squire, Peter Banks, The Syn and Syndestructible – 362

Syndestructible

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

In our somewhat delayed episode, Mark and I speak to The Syn front man, Steve Nardelli this week. It was an amazing conversation which delved deeply into all parts of The Syn’s story including a residency at The Marquee Club, supporting Jimi Hendrix,  inventing the Rock Opera, trying to get Chris Squire to turn up to gigs on time and the influence of Peter Banks amongst many other topics.

Also this week, I announce the dramatic changes to the Yes Music Podcast which are planned for 2019. You can’t afford to miss this information. Next year is going to be very special.

  • What were Chris Squire and Peter Banks like to work with?
  • Which Welsh icon was kind to the band?
  • Why couldn’t The Syn get out of their dressing room on the night Jimi Hendrix came to town?

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

Buy Syndestructible at Burning Shed

Get yourself a copy of Dave’s Yes Tribute and lots of other things! https://sonicelements.bandcamp.com/

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Episode 6 of Geoff Bailie’s brand new Yes show! https://progreport.com/radio/
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Episode delay

We have a wonderful interview this week with Steve Nardelli from The Syn. We really enjoyed talking to him at great length but unfortunately, I haven’t finished the editing so rather than rush the episode out I have decided to release it as soon as possible. Sorry for the delay!

Kevin

Dave Zerzner talks about Yesterday and Today – 361

Yesterday and Today
Yesterday and Today

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

This week Mark and I speak at length and in depth to Dave Kerzner all about his Yes 50th Tribute Album Yesterday and Today which we reviewed a couple of weeks ago. Do listen right to the end of the interview because Dave also shares a tiny snippet of his forthcoming album which features, amongst many others, Jon Davison on lead vocals – and bass? Dave tells us about the remarkable concept for the new album and the story which underpins it – it’s fascinating stuff.

  • Why did Dave choose these Yes songs?
  • Who was he unable to persuade to take part?
  • What’s Dave new album all about?

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

Get yourself a copy of Dave’s Yes Tribute and lots of other things! https://sonicelements.bandcamp.com/

Geoff Bailie's New Yes Show! Geoff Bailie’s New Yes Show!

Episode 6 of Geoff Bailie’s brand new Yes show! https://progreport.com/radio/
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Billy Sherwood’s A Life in Yes Chris Squire Tribute Album – 360

A Life in Yes
A Life in Yes

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

This week we listen to Billy Sherwood’s excellent Chris Squire Tribute album, A life in Yes. We also discuss what Anderson, Rabin and Wakeman could have brought to that album if things had been very different – which is a topic suggested by Steven Shinder and not Daniel Krohn as I say later on in the episode – sorry Steven.

  • Who is on this collection?
  • How do the versions sound?
  • Is it a fitting tribute to Chris Squire?

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

Musicology analysis of the cover songs made by Yes, specifically Every Little Thing – spotted by José David.

Geoff Bailie's New Yes Show! Geoff Bailie’s New Yes Show!

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Dave Kerzner’s Yesterday and Today Tribute Album – 359

Yesterday and Today Yesterday and Today

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

This week Mark and I listen to the new 50th Anniversary Tribute collection from Dave Kerzner, Yesterday and Today. We also consider in our two pence whether Yes could do something similar.

  • Who is on this collection?
  • How do the versions sound?
  • Is it a fitting tribute to 50 years of the world’s greatest progressive rock band?

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

Geoff Bailie's New Yes Show! Geoff Bailie’s New Yes Show!

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Our Favourite songs from Time and A Word – 358

Time and a Word
Time and a Word

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

While we wait for the German version re-issue of Time and a Word on Record Store Day Black Friday, we decided to listen again to the original record and choose our favourite songs. We also muse on the recent trend of private pressings in our 2 pence segment.

  • What 3 singles did we choose?
  • What can we tell about Jon Anderson’s solo work?
  • Are there any clues to 1000 Hands?

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

Mark’s copies of Time and a Word:

Geoff Bailie's New Yes Show!
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Half Term Replay – 357

Leave It on 12 inch single
Leave It on 12 inch single

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

As it’s half term for me and my family this week, I dipped into the archives and found the episode I released almost exactly 5 years ago. It was recorded in my car as I travelled to Nottingham for work. It tells the story of finding a Leave It 12 inch single in a charity shop and includes my thoughts on the item. It’s a bit of a blast from the past!

  • Where did I come across this item?
  • Is it any good?
  • What was the point of 12 inch singles?

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

Geoff Bailie's New Yes Show!
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Episode 5 of Geoff Bailie’s brand new Yes show! https://progreport.com/radio/
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3 Jon Anderson solo singles – 356

Jon Anderson Solo
Jon Anderson Solo

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

In a week when Jon Anderson’s new solo album 1000 Hands is released for pre-order, we look at 3 old Anderson singles. It’s a random selection but hopefully interesting, all the same. We also talk about the Yes plans for Japan in our 2 pence segment.

  • What 3 singles did we choose?
  • What can we tell about Jon Anderson’s solo work?
  • Are there any clues to 1000 Hands?

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

Jeremy North’s Rick Wakeman interview:

Chris Squire Tribute record stream

Singles and videos mentioned in the episode:

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6 Yes Promotional Videos We Like – 355

Leave It video directed by Godley and Creme
Leave It video directed by Godley and Creme

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

This week we enjoyed choosing and watching some Yes promotional videos – see which ones we went for in a few moments and add your choices below. We also consider what Yes releases on Record Store Day in our 2 Pence segment.

  • What 6 videos did we choose?
  • What can we tell about the state of the band from the videos?
  • How do the older films stand up today?

Jon Anderson’s new album – Chapter One!

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

Videos in the episode:

Geoff Bailie's New Yes Show!
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Unseen prototype images for Magnification by Bob Cesca

After our great interview with Bob Cesca last week, he very kindly shared the following ‘work in progress’ images from his work on Magnification and Symphonic Live. (Click to enlarge.)

Here’s how he explained the prototype images:

After our chat the other day, I scrounged up some old work-in-progress Magnification era images from my archives. Thought you’d enjoy.

No one has seen these since Jon in 2001-02. At one point, I built a version of the Moorglade Mover. We were thinking about linking Magnification with the story that began with Olias and Fragile. Even though Roger’s work has been adapted by other Yes artists, namely David Fairbrother Roe the artist who designed the Olias album, I thought it was too derivative for Magnification, so I quietly buried the concept in lieu of the story of the IDR and the talisman.

The image with the silhouetted bridge and talisman is what I wanted for the Magnification cover. Lost that debate with Jon. It was eventually used as the back cover of the EP, so it wasn’t wasted.