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Episode 5 – ‘Close to the Edge’

The fifth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring the fifth album, ‘Close to the Edge’.

Close to the Edge CD and vinyl
Vinyl purchased circa. 1989, CD circa. 2005 (click to enlarge)
  • Is this the classic Progressive rock album?
  • Are there any classical music parallels to be found here?
  • What gives the music its ‘hook’?

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Episode 4 – ‘Fragile’

The fourth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring the fourth album, ‘Fragile’.

  • Fragile CD and vinylWhat difference does the arrival of Rick Wakeman make?
  • Is Fragile really an iconic masterpiece?
  • How good are the solo experiments?

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Episode 3 – ‘The Yes Album’

The third episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring the third album, ‘The Yes Album’.

The Yes Album
Vinyl purchased circa. 1989, CD circa. 2005 (click to enlarge)
  • What difference does producer, Eddie Offord, make to the sound?
  • What is the contribution of new man, Steve Howe?
  • Are there more classical music parallels in this album?

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Episode 2 – ‘Time and a Word’

The second episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring the second studio album, ‘Time and a Word’.

Time and a Word album
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  • What are the themes of the album?
  • How did Yes approach the ‘difficult’ second album?
  • Does this album move closer to a ‘classic’ Yes sound?

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Episode 1 – ‘Yes’ and Chris Squire

The first episode of the weekly Yes Music Podcast, featuring the first studio album, ‘Yes’, and bassist Chris Squire.

'Yes' on vinyl and CD
Vinyl purchased circa. 1989, CD purchased circa. 2005 (click to enlarge)

 

  • Personnel – how does this affect the sound of the album?
  • What features of later Yes albums are present here?
  • How does ‘Yes’ stand up as an album and particularly as a Yes album?

 

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