Bob Cesca – cover artist for Magnification and Symphonic Live – 354

Magnification

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

This week we speak to Bob Cesca, cover artist for Magnification and Symphonic Live who also shot, directed and produced the promotional video for Don’t Go and a documentary on the DVD. Bob shares all sorts of untold stories which I’m sure you will enjoy!

  • How did Bob find himself doing the cover art for Magnification?
  • What was it like working with the band?
  • Was be pleased with the final covers?

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Magnification and Symphonic Live:

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Yessongs the movie – 353

Yessongs - the movie
Yessongs – the movie

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

Yessongs the movie – a different beast to the album of the same name, this is an iconic record of the band arguably at their peak. This week, Mark and I watch the film on DVD/Blu-ray and see what we think from the vantage point of 2018. There’s also a Roger Dean/Yes 2 pence.

  • Does the visual aspect of Yessongs outweigh the dodgy audio?
  • How does the film stand the test of time?
  • How is the song selection?

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Approaching the tomb of the forbidden subject – Tormato! 352

Tormato!
Tormato!

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

Tormato, undeniably the greatest Yes album 😉 celebrated 40 years recently. So this week, Mark and I listen again to the much-maligned record to try and find out what everyone else seems to hate. We also dedicate our 2 pence to the 1978 ‘classic’.

  • Was the production really that bad?
  • Are there any aspects people who don’t listen are missing out on?
  • Are there any decent songs?

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DBA (Downes Braide Association)
Perform Debut live show at Trading Boundaries on 28th Sept &
Announce release of Remixed version of Suburban Ghosts
DBA – Skyscraper Souls
Geoff Downes and Chris Braide
Geoff Downes and Chris Braide

26th September 2018: DBA (Downes Braide Association) perform their first ever live show at Trading Boundaries on Friday 28th September, with a special showcase for their latest album Skyscraper Souls. The evening is sponsored by Prog Magazine.

 

DBA is the musical collaboration between the legendary Geoff Downes and Chris Braide who joined forces as the result of their close friendship and passion for music. Bass player Andy Hodge, who worked on the Skyscraper Souls album will be joining DBA on the night. Other guests at Trading Boundaries will include David Longdon (Big Big Train) and David Colquhoun (Francis Dunnery, Go West). Barney Ashton Bullock (poet, songwriter; Andy Bell; Marc Almond) will be doing the narrative on the night.
DBA also announce the release of a remixed version of their critically acclaimed 2015 album Suburban Ghosts 2018 on 30th November. The album features new musicians and is remixed by Chris Braide and mastered by Mike Pietrini. Joining original band members Chris Braide (vocals, programming, piano, bass guitar, electric guitar, keyboards) and Geoff Downes – (programming, piano and keyboards) on the remix are: Patrick Howley – electric guitar, Dave Gregory – slide guitar, Lee Pomeroy – bass guitar, Andy Hodge – bass guitar and on Drums – Ash Soan.
Wherever musical history is made, Geoff Downes is there. From the first video ever shown on MTV, The Buggles’ Video Killed the Radio Star, Geoff continues to gain acclaim and break musical ground. He is a founding member of Asia whose album of the same name was the biggest selling in the world in 1982. Together with vocalist/bassist, the late John Wetton, they propelled the band’s global success. With the legendary YES, Geoff joined for the critically acclaimed album ‘Drama’ in 1980 and then re-joined for ‘Fly From Here’ in 2011. He continues to tour with both YES and Asia.
Christopher Braide is a multi-instrumentalist, Ivor Novello award-winning songwriter and producer who is based in Los Angeles. He is known for his outstanding work with Sia, Lana Del Rey, Beyoncé, Christina Aguilera, Marc Almond, David Guetta and many more. GQ magazine named him one of the most successful and influential men in the music industry under 40, and he continues to work with A-listers on both sides of the Atlantic.
DBA is a labour of love for both Downes and Braide and together they form a unique combination. They have produced three critically acclaimed albums with ‘Skyscraper Souls’ being their most ambitious yet, it features the talents not only of the principals but also guest stars Marc Almond, Kate Pierson (B-52s), Andy Partridge (XTC), Ash Soan (The Voice) and David Longdon (Big Big Train).
Chris Braide states: “Working with Geoff on the Skyscraper Souls album and its two predecessors has reacquainted me with the kind of music I love. Epic and euphoric. To be able to make music like this with my dear friend is a real pleasure and reminds me why I got into music in the first place. I’m looking forward to opening up the songs in a live setting.” Geoff Downes goes on to say: “It’s been both a revelation and inspiration for me, working with Chris on our DBA project together, and long may it continue. He is extremely gifted, both as a writer and producer, and I am very proud of our collaboration. We immediately hit it off when we first met some 8 years ago, and since then, have gently nurtured our way through 3 studio albums. Now, taking this onto the live stage is going to be a real thrill for both of us. Our motto has always been: DBA = Joy and Fun!”
Roger Dean created the cover artwork for ‘Skyscraper Souls’ and the original painting will be on display on the night.
Sponsored by Prog magazine, this rare live show is going to be a very special evening of music from DBA and their special guests, in the candlelit, atmospheric surroundings of Trading Boundaries’ venue which was voted the number 2 venue on Prog Magazine’s 2017 poll, after the Royal Albert Hall.
DBA at Trading Boundaries
Friday 28 September 2018
Tickets: £55 with dining, £25 standing
Box office: 01825 790200
www.tradingboundariesmusic.com
Trading Boundaries, Sheffield Green, Nr Fletching, East Sussex TN22 3RB.
15 mins from Haywards Heath, Lewes and Uckfield.
ABOUT TRADING BOUNDARIES
Situated in a Grade II* Georgian manor house, with beautiful surroundings, in the heart of the Sussex countryside, Trading Boundaries is a shop, café, music venue and gallery. It specialises in importing Asian furniture, artefacts and textiles. The boutique, candlelit venue hosts artists such as Steve Hackett, Rick Wakeman, Focus and The Brand New Heavies, with the gallery offering a permanent display of Roger Dean’s work. For further information: 01825 790200 or visit: tradingboundaries.com
Skyscraper Souls – Out now
iTunes digital: http://geni.us/DBA3dig
Twitter: @TheRealDBAMusic
Contact:
Trading Boundaries:
Further information or additional images,
jenny@tradingboundaries.com – Tel: 01825 791874

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The last time Anderson, Howe, White, Squire and Wakeman played together – 351

Songs from Tsongas DVD
Songs from Tsongas DVD

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

This week Mark and I have been considering Songs From Tsongas in order to re-live the last time Howe, White, Anderson and Wakeman were together on stage along with the late great Chris Squire. With the recent ARW and Yes live offerings perhaps only offering us part of the story, does Songs from Tsongas now seem like the full picture?

  • Was it better when the ‘classic’ lineup were with us?
  • How does the acoustic section come over?
  • How is the band interaction?

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Yes Featuring Anderson, Rabin and Wakeman – Live at the Apollo – 350

YES feat. ARW Live!
YES feat. ARW Live!

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

We’re back with an in-depth review of Yes Featuring ARW’s live new album. There are several different audio and video versions and it looks and sounds great!

  • How does this collection sound and look?
  • Do we miss Howe?
  • Can we hear Lee Pomeroy’s bass?

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Short Summer Episode 2 – Re-listen to my Jon Anderson Interview

Jon Anderson
Jon Anderson

As promised, here is the second of two short episodes during the time I’m off on holiday. I hope you enjoy re-listening to my Jon Anderson interview from September 2016, in the context of ARW today!

Short Summer Episode 1 – Yes Featuring ARW Live and Leonard Bernstein

Bernstein and Yes?
Bernstein and Yes?

As promised, here is the first of two short episodes during the time I’m off on holiday. I hope you enjoy finding out a bit about ARW’s fist concerts of the new leg of their tour and also about Leonard Bernstein’s Yes connections! Thanks to Paul Raybould and Jeremy North!

Paul’s Tweets – newest to oldest:

Going for the One on Yesshows – 349

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

After thinking about Patrick Moraz last week, this week we’ve turned our attention to what happened after he left the band. Rick Wakeman returned and Going for the One was created. We listened to the studio recordings and the live recordings of the three Going for the One songs on Yesshows and discussed what happened when Yes changed once again.

There’s also time for a two pence segment on the newly-release YouTube video of the first full song from Yes featuring ARW’s forthcoming release – Live at the Apollo.

  • Wakeman returns – how does it go?
  • Are we back to progressive rock rather then the jazz-fusion influenced Relayer?
  • How do the new songs sound live?

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Relayer Live in 2019? 348

Relayer!
Relayer!

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

With the ‘news’ that Patrick Moraz might be joining Yes live in 2019 to play the whole of Relayer, Mark and I discuss the possibilities and challenges this presents. We listen to/watch recordings from when Moraz was in the band playing the songs from Relayer and then have a chat about it all.

  • How could Moraz be integrated into the current Yes band?
  • What instrumentation is needed for Relayer?
  • Are the songs similar to other Yes music?

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YES Legacy – 50th Anniversary Plaque unveiling – 347

Dr. Bill Bruford
Dr. Bill Bruford

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

I report back from the amazing YES 50 Plaque unveiling ceremony in London where I met Bill Bruford, members of Chris Squire’s family, Chris Welch and many other Yes fans.

Mark and I chat about the significance of he event and there’s a 2 pence about the Patrick Moraz Relayer rumours and how Yes could perform and record as a collective in the future.

  • How did the plaque unveiling go?
  • Who turned up?
  • Should we expand the idea of what Yes is?

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Simon Barrow’s photos:

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