Episode 33 – Yessongs Part 1

The thirty-third episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring the first live album, ‘Yessongs’.

  • Does this triple album capture the essence of the live performances of the time?
  • What difference does Alan White make on tracks recorded in the studio by Bill Bruford?
  • Do the live versions of the songs retain the feel of the studio versions?

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Episode 32 – Your Yes Fantasy Live!

Listen to these Live Fantasies

The thirty-second episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring listeners’ ideas of their fantasy Yes live event.

  • What would the ultimate Yes Live event be?
  • Who would it feature?
  • What would the setting be and when in time?

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Episode 31 – Yes Rarities Part 3 – ‘90125 Expanded & Remastered’

CD purchased 2004 (click to enlarge)

The thirty-first episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring the additional tracks from the Expanded and Remastered version of 90125.

  • What can we learn about the genesis of this version of the band from these added tracks?
  • Was Cinema Yes?
  • Are there any worthwhile hidden gems?

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Episode 30 – Yes Rarities Part 2 – ‘Something’s Coming – The BBC Recordings 1969-1970’

CDs purchased 1997 and 1999 (Click to enlarge)

The thirtieth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring the compilation album, ‘Something’s Coming – The BBC Recordings 1969-1970’.

  • What can we learn about the earliest days of the band from these recordings?
  • Are there any hidden gems?
  • Were Yes ‘just a cover band’?

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Episode 29 – Ben Craven’s view of Yes in Concert, Sydney 2012

Prog rock hero, Yes fan and Yes Music Podcast listener, Ben Craven

The twenty-ninth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring an interview with Australian prog rock maestro, Ben Craven, after the Sydney Yes concert.

Check out Ben’s excellent album, ‘Great and Terrible Potions’: