Interview special 2 – Andy’s view of Yes in concert

Yes fanatic – Andy

I had a great chat with the ever-generous Andy about the Yes concert in Birmingham he attended on 11th November 2011. Another top Yes Music Podcast listener, Andy’s reflections give a fascinating insight into the current Yes line-up and their performance at Symphony Hall.

If they came again in six months time, I’d go again – I’d be there!

Coming up in future interview specials – Ben Craven – a real-life, prog rock hero!

If you have a Yes story you’d like to share, please get in touch – I’d be more than happy to speak to you via Skype!

Episode 8 – ‘Relayer’

The eighth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring the seventh studio album, ‘Relayer’.

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  • What difference does Patrick Moraz make on keyboards?
  • What’s difficult about ‘Sound Chaser’?
  • How does the album hang together?

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Episode 7 – ‘Tales from Topographic Oceans’ Part 2

The seventh episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring sides 3 and 4 of the sixth album, ‘Tales from Topographic Oceans’.

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  • Is side 3 really that difficult to access?
  • Where is Rick Wakeman?
  • Is Tales from Topographic Oceans worth the effort of listening?

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Interview special 1 – MJ Murphy

Guitar guru at work

I was delighted that I managed to speak to Mike Murphy via Skype recently. Mike is a teacher, all-round guitar expert, Yes fan and top listener of the Yes Music Podcast.

Mike writes engaging, expert, guitar-related blog posts at www.twilightguitar.wordpress.com

Who better, then, to help us understand the styles and approaches of the three Yes guitarists, Peter Banks, Steve Howe and Trevor Rabin?

I hope you enjoy the first Yes Music Podcast interview special – there are plenty more to come.

If you have a Yes story you’d like to share, please get in touch – I’d be more than happy to speak to you via Skype!

Episode 6 – ‘Tales from Topographic Oceans’ Part 1

The sixth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring the sixth album, ‘Tales from Topographic Oceans’.

Vinyl purchased circa. 1989 CD circa. 2005 (click to enlarge)
  • What difference does new drummer, Alan White, make?
  • What is the connection between Tales, opera and Church music?
  • Should anyone be expected to listen to the whole of Tales from Topographic Oceans?

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