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Dave Kerzner’s Yesterday and Today Tribute Album – 359

Yesterday and Today Yesterday and Today

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

This week Mark and I listen to the new 50th Anniversary Tribute collection from Dave Kerzner, Yesterday and Today. We also consider in our two pence whether Yes could do something similar.

  • Who is on this collection?
  • How do the versions sound?
  • Is it a fitting tribute to 50 years of the world’s greatest progressive rock band?

Listen to the episode then let us know what you think!

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Jeffrey Crecelius | Preston Frazier | Bill Govier | Wayne Hall |

Robert Nasir | Joseph Cottrell | Michael O’Connor | Paul Tomei | Geoffrey Mason | Lobate Scarp | Fergus Cubbage | Steve Dill | Steve Scott | Peter Hearnden | Steven Reay | Aaron Steelman

Paul Wilson | Jamie McQuinn | Miguel Falcão | Ken Fuller | David Pannell | Brian Sullivan | Joost Doesburg | Jeremy North | Tim Stannard | David Watkinson | Steve Roehr | Geoff Baillie | William Hayes | Terence Sadler | Neal Kaforey | Simon Barrow | Dave Owen | John Cowan | Mark ‘Zarkol’ Baggs |


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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 the following two creative commons sources: thanvannispen and

7 replies on “Dave Kerzner’s Yesterday and Today Tribute Album – 359”

Thanks Dave! Sorry about the mid-spelling, that’s really annoying for you. I’ve changed it on the blog post. I really enjoyed the album – a wonderful tribute to our favourite band!

Very good episode. Congrats in particular on giving Jon Davison full credit for the way he inhabits this music.

I had been toying whether to buy this record since it was announced (this after finally deciding against buying the Squire tribute) but you tipped my hand with your review. Order placed. 11 x mp3s now in hand, cd on the way and presumably bonus tracks to follow on the release date.

I should say at this point that I am already the happy owner of Dave Kerzner’s “New World” album and the one record produced to date by his Mantra Vega project. As an aside he also played on Kevin Gilbert’s brilliant “Thud”. That single session credit alone would normally be good enough for me as Gilbert’s “Shaming of the True” should be a staple of any self respecting progressive music fan’s collection and “Thud”, although far more traditional sounding, is not far behind.

Anyway … back to the matter at hand. It was an easy sell once you made clear that it wasn’t a mish mash of artists of varying pedigrees sending in disparate tracks and that there is in fact a cohesive musical vision for the project. On the basis of the songs I have received so far it’s less of a tribute album (which are rarely all that satisfying) and more akin to Billy Child’s brilliant album of Laura Nyro songs “Map to the Treasure” where he arranged the music for the whole record and then invited singers to add their interpretations to specific songs. That’s a much more satisfying way of going about things and I can’t wait to hear the two bonus tracks that are promised as part of the bundle. I would happily have paid $20 for the Jon Davison melody alone.

If you’re in doubt I would buy this for sure. Especially if like me you sometimes need a to bring fresh ears to over familiar songs. Feels to me like this collection has got a lot more love for Yes’ music flowing through it than even the ARW album.

Hi Kevin and Mark has this been released yet …there is no reference to it on Amazon, also Billy’s Chris Tribute is coming out in December according to Amazon ….both sound excellent from rumours and snippets I have heard. Thanks guys for keeping the Yes flag flying in such a positive way.

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