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Our favourite 80s Yes lyrics – 629

Produced by Joseph Cottrell, Jeffrey Crecelius and Ken Fuller

ANderson, Trevor Horn and Trevor Rabin. It’s an area we seldom look at so it was very enjoyable to examine a different aspect of the music of Yes and I definitely learned a lot from what Mark said about his choices. I’m sure you will as well. As always, we’d love to see what your suggestions are for great 80s Yes lyrics so do leave your choices on the show notes for this episode.

  • Are there differences between lyrics by different Yes frontmen?
  • Do the other writers try to sound like Jon Anderson?
  • What makes a good Yes lyric?

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    What did the Talk songs sound like live? – 628

    Produced by Joseph Cottrell, Jeffrey Crecelius and Ken Fuller

    This week, Mark and I take our cue from the recent announcement of the Talk deluxe box set to be released at the end of this month. It contains a live recording of a 1994 concert in Canandaigua, New York (interestingly seemingly misspelt on the adverts) that includes 5 songs from the recently released album. So we were wondering how the latest songs sounded in 1994 in a live setting.

    The best bootleg available up to now has been the TV broadcast from Santiago in Chile during the fairly short South American Tour of 1994. Mark owns a DVD of the show but it’s available to everyone, including me, on YouTube and the version I have included below is the whole of the broadcast version including interviews with the band and behind the scenes footage. It’s well worth a watch in full.

    Mark and I focussed on just the Talk songs for this discussion, however, and there’s plenty to enjoy, as you might imagine. This lineup of the band included Billy Sherwood in his first stint and benefits from his singing, guitar playing, keyboards, bass and assorted percussion. He is, as I’m sure you know, a man of many parts. See if you agree with our assessment of the Talk songs from this performance.

    • Was it possible to replicate all the studio trickery live?
    • Are the band in synch?
    • How did the audience react?

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    Yes Tour Time Machine – 627

    Produced by Joseph Cottrell, Jeffrey Crecelius and Ken Fuller

    This week, Mark and I climbed aboard our state of the art time machine to visit the past of the world’s greatest progressive rock band. We each chose 3 Yes tours we would love to be able to visit and gave each other clues to guess which ones we were thinking of. You’ll get the idea I’m sure.

    Do play along yourself and see if you can guess the tours in question before Mark or I do – you probably will. Then, why not add your own to the show notes for this week – set a few clues and then see if anyone can guess in the comments. We had a lot of fun with this activity so join us to test your own knowledge. Set phasers to fun, as they say.

    • Where will our time machine take us?
    • Can you guess from our cryptic clues?
    • Do we show off our Yes knowledge or our Yes ignorance?

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    Yes Textures – 626

    Produced by Joseph Cottrell, Jeffrey Crecelius and Ken Fuller

    Mark and I had a great time this week thinking about interesting or unusual Yes musical textures. We both came up with 3 examples that we thought were surprising or different so do have a look below to hear the clips we are referring to and add your own examples to the comments section. You may be surprised with some of our suggestions – that’s somewhat the idea, after all.

    • What interesting textures can you think of in Yes music?
    • Is it down to instrumentation, arrangement or a combination?
    • Do Mark and I choose the same things again?
    Kevin – Church bell texture!
    Mark – Weird electronic sounds in the drum solo
    Unable to embed this one – Mark – Tom Brislin playing the electronic sounds in perfect synch with Alan White – Ritual
    Kevin – the orchestral and band textures throughout Dreamtime, especially when the orchestra takes over towards the end
    Mark – Steve Howe’s Coral Sitar guitar sounds in the mix
    Mark – The Coral Sitar again in Siberian Khatru
    Mark – Sitar in the introduction
    Mark – A real Sitar this time played by Deepak Khazanchi on It Can Happen from 90125
    Mark – this is the Danelectro Coral Sitar guitar as used by Steve Howe
    Kevin – the amazing texture of Tony Levin’s Chapman Stick and Bill Bruford’s electronic drums
    Mark – Alan White’s amazing electronic drum sounds
    Mark – Chris Squire’s harmonica solo!

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    Our favourite Peter Banks-era songs – 625

    Produced by Joseph Cottrell, Jeffrey Crecelius and Ken Fuller

    This week Mark and I attempted to choose 3 Peter Banks era Yes songs each. As you’ll hear, we turned out to be thinking along similar lines but it was still a very enjoyable experience listening to the earliest days of the band and discussing what made Yes unique even at that stage.

    Yesterdays
    Yesterdays label

    This topic was partly in response to a tweet or X post or whatever they are now called from Phil (Primarily_Prog) @primarily_prog who posted a photo of Time and a Word and said –

    • What was special about the Peter Banks era?
    • What are our favourite songs from way back then?
    • What can we learn about how Yes music developed?

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    Peter Banks
    Peter Banks from his Mabel Greer’s Toyshop days, pre-Yes

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    Bob Martilotta John Holden Stephen Lambe
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    Mark Baggs John Cowan John Parry
    Dave Owen Simon Barrow Steve Scott
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