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Why did Yes want Billy Sherwood? Part 1 – 567

Produced by Joseph Cottrell, Ken Fuller, Wayne Hall and Jeffrey Crecelius

This week Mark and I began to think about the next musician Yes wanted to sign up, this time as a live associate member of the band for the 1994 Talk Tour. We talk about Billy’s connections to Yes members, his involvement with Union and lots of other topics. You’ll also find out what record we have chosen to listen to next week for some clues as to Billy’s suitability to join Yes at this point.

In addition, we have time for a two pence segment about the recent sale of Yes’ Atlantic back catalogue to Warner Bros. and what this means for the band and the fans.

  • What did Yes know about Billy at this point?
  • What about him attracted their attention?
  • Why did they want a sixth member of the band for this tour?
Photo copyright Gottlieb Bros.

Join me on the Facebook Group Page on Monday 30th January 2023 as I post some live video about my own personal Tourmato!https://traffic.libsyn.com/kevinmulryne/ep567_why_yes_want_billy_pt1.mp3

YMP Patrons:

Producers:

  • Joseph Cottrell
  • Ken Fuller
  • Jeffrey Crecelius and
  • Wayne Hall

Patrons:

Aaron Steelman

Dave Owen

Mark James Lang
Paul Tomei
Joost Maglev

David Heyden

Paul Wilson
Martin Kjellberg
Bob Martilotta
Lind
Michael O’Connor
William Hayes
Brian Sullivan

David Pannell

Lobate Scarp
Miguel Falcão
Chris Bandini

David Watkinson

Neal Kaforey
Rachel Hadaway
Craig Estenes
Dem
Mark ‘Zarkol’ Baggs
Paul Hailes
Doug Curran

Robert Nasir

Fergus Cubbage
Scott Colombo
Fred Barringer
David
Geoff Bailie
Simon Barrow
Geoffrey Mason

Stephen Lambe
Guy R DeRome
Steve Dill
Henrik Antonsson
Steve Perry

Hogne Bø Pettersen
Steve Rode
Declan Logue
Steve Scott
Todd Dudley
Jim
Jamie McQuinn

Steven Roehr

John Parry
Keith Hoisington
Alan Begg
Terence Sadler
John Holden
Barry Gorsky
Michael Handerhan
Tim Stannard

Jon Pickles
John Thomson
John Cowan
Tony Handley
Robert
Gary Betts

Facebook has just changed how pages work which means that I’ve had to establish a new place for us to post and discuss Yes-related happenings. It’s a new group entitled, rather creatively, YMP Discussion Group. For the moment it’s open to anyone to join but I’ll be adding rules and joining requirements when I have time. One of the advantages of the new format is that all members of the group have the same ability to post content, so it’s a bit more egalitarian, or somesuch. Please do search for the group and join in.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/3216603008606331/


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Not final artwork – just me messing about with one of my old photos



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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: archive.org

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Rerun – Olias of Sunhillow – 566

Produced by Joseph Cottrell, Ken Fuller, Wayne Hall and Jeffrey Crecelius

Jon Anderson’s conceptual epic, Olias of Sunhillow, is under the microscope this week.

  • Does this album live up to its amazing reputation?
  • How does Jon Anderson get on playing all the instruments?
  • Does Olias feel like a complete work or a bit bolted together?
Olias of Sunhillow by Jon Anderson

Mark’s and Kevin’s copies of Olias of Sunhillow:

Vinyl:

SACD

German CD

YMP Patrons:

Producers:

  • Joseph Cottrell
  • Ken Fuller
  • Jeffrey Crecelius and
  • Wayne Hall

Patrons:

Aaron Steelman

Dave Owen

Mark James Lang
Paul Tomei
Joost Maglev

David Heyden

Paul Wilson
Martin Kjellberg
Bob Martilotta
Lind
Michael O’Connor
William Hayes
Brian Sullivan

David Pannell

Lobate Scarp
Miguel Falcão
Chris Bandini

David Watkinson

Neal Kaforey
Rachel Hadaway
Craig Estenes
Dem
Mark ‘Zarkol’ Baggs
Paul Hailes
Doug Curran

Robert Nasir

Fergus Cubbage
Scott Colombo
Fred Barringer
David
Geoff Bailie
Simon Barrow
Geoffrey Mason

Stephen Lambe
Guy R DeRome
Steve Dill
Henrik Antonsson
Steve Perry

Hogne Bø Pettersen
Steve Rode
Declan Logue
Steve Scott
Todd Dudley
Jim
Jamie McQuinn

Steven Roehr

John Parry
Keith Hoisington
Alan Begg
Terence Sadler
John Holden
Barry Gorsky
Michael Handerhan
Tim Stannard

Jon Pickles
John Thomson
John Cowan
Tony Handley
Robert
Gary Betts

Facebook has just changed how pages work which means that I’ve had to establish a new place for us to post and discuss Yes-related happenings. It’s a new group entitled, rather creatively, YMP Discussion Group. For the moment it’s open to anyone to join but I’ll be adding rules and joining requirements when I have time. One of the advantages of the new format is that all members of the group have the same ability to post content, so it’s a bit more egalitarian, or somesuch. Please do search for the group and join in.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/3216603008606331/


If you haven’t already done so, please sign up at tormatobook.com to the email newsletter. PRESALE IS UNDERWAY! If you sign up now, for free, you can have access to the newsletters you’ve missed. It really helps to know people are looking forward to reading the culmination of my decades of Tormato obsession.

Not final artwork – just me messing about with one of my old photos



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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: archive.org

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Joe Cass and Total Mass Retain – 565

Produced by Ken Fuller, Wayne Hall and Jeffrey Crecelius

As I’m sure you know we lost another giant of the rock world this week. Jeff Beck was one of the most influential guitarists of all time and I’m sure Yes music would sound very different – or possibly wouldn’t exist without the influence of the great man. Rest in Peace.

This week we had a great conversation with Joe Cass who you may well know is the drummer for Yes Tribute Total Mass Retain. He told us stories of his connections with Yes members and the aims of his band who have confirmed two 2023 concerts so far – visit https://www.totalmassretainband.com/ for all the information – they put on an amazing evening of Yes music and if you haven’t met Joe yet, you’ll hear just what a generous and thoughtful musician he is from our chat.

    • What are Yes Tribute Band Total Mass Retain trying to achieve?
    • Who is in the band?
    • What are some of Joe’s fondest memories of Yes?

    Take a listen to the episode and then let us know what you think below!


    Facebook has just changed how pages work which means that I’ve had to establish a new place for us to post and discuss Yes-related happenings. It’s a new group entitled, rather creatively, YMP Discussion Group. For the moment it’s open to anyone to join but I’ll be adding rules and joining requirements when I have time. One of the advantages of the new format is that all members of the group have the same ability to post content, so it’s a bit more egalitarian, or somesuch. Please do search for the group and join in.

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/3216603008606331/


    If you haven’t already done so, please sign up at tormatobook.com to the email newsletter. PRESALE IS UNDERWAY! If you sign up now, for free, you can have access to the newsletters you’ve missed. It really helps to know people are looking forward to reading the culmination of my decades of Tormato obsession.

    Not final artwork – just me messing about with one of my old photos



    YMP Patrons:

    Producers:

    • Ken Fuller
    • Jeffrey Crecelius and
    • Wayne Hall

    Patrons:

    Aaron Steelman
    
    Dave Owen
    
    Mark James Lang
    Paul Tomei
    Joost Maglev
    
    David Heyden
    
    Paul Wilson
    Martin Kjellberg
    Bob Martilotta
    Lind
    Michael O’Connor
    William Hayes
    Brian Sullivan
    
    David Pannell
    
    Lobate Scarp
    Miguel Falcão
    Chris Bandini
    
    David Watkinson
    
    Neal Kaforey
    Rachel Hadaway
    Craig Estenes
    Dem
    Mark ‘Zarkol’ Baggs
    Paul Hailes
    Doug Curran
    
    Robert Nasir
    
    Fergus Cubbage
    Scott Colombo
    Fred Barringer
    David
    Geoff Bailie
    Simon Barrow
    Geoffrey Mason
    
    Stephen Lambe
    Guy R DeRome
    Steve Dill
    Henrik Antonsson
    Steve Perry
    
    Hogne Bø Pettersen
    Steve Rode
    Declan Logue
    Steve Scott
    Todd Dudley
    Jim
    Jamie McQuinn
    
    Steven Roehr
    
    John Parry
    Keith Hoisington
    Alan Begg
    Terence Sadler
    John Holden
    Barry Gorsky
    Michael Handerhan
    Tim Stannard
    
    Joseph Cottrell
    John Thomson
    John Cowan
    Tony Handley
    Robert
    Gary Betts
    Jon Pickles

    Please follow/subscribe!

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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: archive.org

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    2023 – A New Hope – 564

    Produced by Ken Fuller, Wayne Hall and Jeffrey Crecelius

    New Year and time to look forward, rather than back. Join Mark and me talking about what’s coming up based on two sources:


    1. http://bondegezou.blogspot.com/ – companion site to http://www.bondegezou.co.uk/wnyesm.htm from the legendary Henry Potts
    2. https://www.facebook.com/reel/1255122348371376 from the knowledgeable and erudite Jon Dee

    • What Yes and Yes related albums can we look forward to in 2023?
    • Is anyone touring?
    • Who is publishing a fascinating book about Tormato?

    Take a listen to the episode and then let us know what you think below!


    Facebook has just changed how pages work which means that I’ve had to establish a new place for us to post and discuss Yes-related happenings. It’s a new group entitled, rather creatively, YMP Discussion Group. For the moment it’s open to anyone to join but I’ll be adding rules and joining requirements when I have time. One of the advantages of the new format is that all members of the group have the same ability to post content, so it’s a bit more egalitarian, or somesuch. Please do search for the group and join in.

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/3216603008606331/


    If you haven’t already done so, please sign up at tormatobook.com to the email newsletter. PRESALE IS UNDERWAY! If you sign up now, for free, you can have access to the newsletters you’ve missed. It really helps to know people are looking forward to reading the culmination of my decades of Tormato obsession.

    Not final artwork – just me messing about with one of my old photos



    YMP Patrons:

    Producers:

    • Ken Fuller
    • Jeffrey Crecelius and
    • Wayne Hall

    Patrons:

    Aaron Steelman
    
    Dave Owen
    
    Mark James Lang
    Paul Tomei
    Joost Maglev
    
    David Heyden
    
    Paul Wilson
    Martin Kjellberg
    Bob Martilotta
    Lind
    Michael O’Connor
    William Hayes
    Brian Sullivan
    
    David Pannell
    
    Lobate Scarp
    Miguel Falcão
    Chris Bandini
    
    David Watkinson
    
    Neal Kaforey
    Rachel Hadaway
    Craig Estenes
    Dem
    Mark ‘Zarkol’ Baggs
    Paul Hailes
    Doug Curran
    
    Robert Nasir
    
    Fergus Cubbage
    Scott Colombo
    Fred Barringer
    David
    Geoff Bailie
    Simon Barrow
    Geoffrey Mason
    
    Stephen Lambe
    Guy R DeRome
    Steve Dill
    Henrik Antonsson
    Steve Perry
    
    Hogne Bø Pettersen
    Steve Rode
    Declan Logue
    Steve Scott
    Todd Dudley
    Jim
    Jamie McQuinn
    
    Steven Roehr
    
    John Parry
    Keith Hoisington
    Alan Begg
    Terence Sadler
    John Holden
    Barry Gorsky
    Michael Handerhan
    Tim Stannard
    
    Joseph Cottrell
    John Thomson
    John Cowan
    Tony Handley
    Robert
    Gary Betts
    Jon Pickles

    Please follow/subscribe!

    If you are still listening to the podcast on the website, please consider subscribing so you don’t risk missing anything:

    Subscribe on Apple Podcasts
    Subscribe on Google Podcasts

    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: archive.org

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    Why Did Yes Want Trevor Horn – As Producer – Part 2 – 563

    Produced by Ken Fuller, Wayne Hall and Jeffrey Crecelius

    It’s time to enjoy listening to The Lexicon Of Love this week as we look for clues as to why Yes wanted Trevor Horn to return as producer for 90125. To be fair, that’s not an especially difficult task as his fingerprints are all over this brilliant, era-defining work of pop genius. It’s not prog but it’s glorious music.

    • What Trevor Horn influences can be heard on this album?
    • Is the production any good?
    • Is it obvious why Yes wanted Trevor back?

    Also, it’s time to wish all listeners, Producers and Patrons all best wishes at this festive time of year. Whatever you celebrate in December or even if you don’t celebrate anything Mark and I hope you have a wonderful time as the year changes to 2023. Thank you for all your support and kindness in 2022!

    Take a listen to the episode and then let us know what you think below!

    Trevor Horn and his dog
    Trevor Horn and his dog

    Facebook has just changed how pages work which means that I’ve had to establish a new place for us to post and discuss Yes-related happenings. It’s a new group entitled, rather creatively, YMP Discussion Group. For the moment it’s open to anyone to join but I’ll be adding rules and joining requirements when I have time. One of the advantages of the new format is that all members of the group have the same ability to post content, so it’s a bit more egalitarian, or somesuch. Please do search for the group and join in.

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/3216603008606331/


    If you haven’t already done so, please sign up at tormatobook.com to the email newsletter. PRESALE IS UNDERWAY (for subscribers only)! If you sign up now, for free, you can have access to the newsletters you’ve missed. It really helps to know people are looking forward to reading the culmination of my decades of Tormato obsession.

    Not final artwork or title – just me messing about with one of Jeremy North’s photos



    YMP Patrons:

    Producers:

    • Ken Fuller
    • Jeffrey Crecelius and
    • Wayne Hall

    Patrons:

    Aaron Steelman
    
    Dave Owen
    
    Mark James Lang
    Paul Tomei
    Joost Maglev
    
    David Heyden
    
    Paul Wilson
    Martin Kjellberg
    Bob Martilotta
    Lind
    Michael O’Connor
    William Hayes
    Brian Sullivan
    
    David Pannell
    
    Lobate Scarp
    Miguel Falcão
    Chris Bandini
    
    David Watkinson
    
    Neal Kaforey
    Rachel Hadaway
    Craig Estenes
    Dem
    Mark ‘Zarkol’ Baggs
    Paul Hailes
    Doug Curran
    
    Robert Nasir
    
    Fergus Cubbage
    Scott Colombo
    Fred Barringer
    David
    Geoff Bailie
    Simon Barrow
    Geoffrey Mason
    
    Stephen Lambe
    Guy R DeRome
    Steve Dill
    Henrik Antonsson
    Steve Perry
    
    Hogne Bø Pettersen
    Steve Rode
    Declan Logue
    Steve Scott
    Todd Dudley
    Jim
    Jamie McQuinn
    
    Steven Roehr
    
    John Parry
    Keith Hoisington
    Alan Begg
    Terence Sadler
    John Holden
    Barry Gorsky
    Michael Handerhan
    Tim Stannard
    
    Joseph Cottrell
    John Thomson
    John Cowan
    Tony Handley
    Robert

    Please follow/subscribe!

    If you are still listening to the podcast on the website, please consider subscribing so you don’t risk missing anything:

    Subscribe on Apple Podcasts
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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: archive.org