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Episode 31 – Yes Rarities Part 3 – ‘90125 Expanded & Remastered’

CD purchased 2004 (click to enlarge)

The thirty-first episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring the additional tracks from the Expanded and Remastered version of 90125.

  • What can we learn about the genesis of this version of the band from these added tracks?
  • Was Cinema Yes?
  • Are there any worthwhile hidden gems?

Listen and see if you agree with me then let me know by leaving a comment or contacting me via the different routes on the right hand side!

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Yes Fantasy Live!

What's your Yes Live Fantasy?

In a forthcoming episode, I’d like to feature your ideas of a Yes Fantasy Live event. If you could manufacture an event in the live history of the band, what would it have been?

Would you have had Peter Banks actually walking out with the rest of the Union crew? What about Patrick Moraz returning at some point, Rick Wakeman playing keyboards on the Magnification tour, Vangelis joining in the mid 70s or Trevor Horn returning to lead vocal duties in 2011?

I have absolutely no doubt you can come up with much more creative ideas.

So when you have designed your Yes Fantasy Live event, let me know what it is via any of the methods on the right hand side of the website – email, Tweet, record a message, leave a comment on this blog post etc.

I can’t wait to hear your ideas!

UPDATE: Owing to the fantastic response, I’m going to release this episode on Friday 11th May so deadline for your thoughts is Thursday 10th May 2011. Thanks so much everyone!


Creative Commons image credit: D.L.

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Want an avatar? Get a Gravatar.

I love receiving comments on the website and some listeners contribute regularly which is fantastic.

However, wouldn’t it be better if we could all see a proper avatar for the kind folk who add comments to blog posts and episodes?

As you can see on the site, when I add a comment in reply to yours, my photo avatar is included, rather than the auto-generated pattern which appears on the other contributions. This is because I use a free service called ‘Gravatar‘.

 

 

So, if you’d like to add a friendly Gravatar to your comments (which will work on many sites, not just here), just sign up for free and use the same email address as you use for your comments – then your avatar will automatically be added here.

It would be great to have a few more avatars – why not give it a go?

Thanks!!

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Episode 30 – Yes Rarities Part 2 – ‘Something’s Coming – The BBC Recordings 1969-1970’

CDs purchased 1997 and 1999 (Click to enlarge)

The thirtieth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring the compilation album, ‘Something’s Coming – The BBC Recordings 1969-1970’.

  • What can we learn about the earliest days of the band from these recordings?
  • Are there any hidden gems?
  • Were Yes ‘just a cover band’?

Listen and see if you agree with me then let me know by leaving a comment or contacting me via the different routes on the right hand side!

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Episode 29 – Ben Craven’s view of Yes in Concert, Sydney 2012

Prog rock hero, Yes fan and Yes Music Podcast listener, Ben Craven

The twenty-ninth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring an interview with Australian prog rock maestro, Ben Craven, after the Sydney Yes concert.

Check out Ben’s excellent album, ‘Great and Terrible Potions’: