Dave Zerzner talks about Yesterday and Today – 361

Dave Kerzner
Yesterday and Today
Yesterday and Today

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

This week Mark and I speak at length and in depth to Dave Kerzner all about his Yes 50th Tribute Album Yesterday and Today which we reviewed a couple of weeks ago. Do listen right to the end of the interview because Dave also shares a tiny snippet of his forthcoming album which features, amongst many others, Jon Davison on lead vocals – and bass? Dave tells us about the remarkable concept for the new album and the story which underpins it – it’s fascinating stuff.

  • Why did Dave choose these Yes songs?
  • Who was he unable to persuade to take part?
  • What’s Dave new album all about?

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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 archive.org

4 thoughts on “Dave Zerzner talks about Yesterday and Today – 361”

  1. Hi Kevin

    Have listened to the album through a few times now , highlights for me are Machine Messiah with long time Yes fan Joe Cass on drums doing an absolute stellar job. Impressed by Francis Dunnery’s take of the Wurm
    The take of I’m running also very enjoyable and nice to hear lesser known Yes tracks getting some attention

    Not so sure of Jon Davidson’s acoustic medley , I do enjoy his performances live and on record but having seen ARW live on three occasions Anderson still has the edge by a mile and I feel if he was doing the medley it would just have that something extra that JD’s take is missing for me .

    Overall a great addition to any Yes fans collection with the production being exellent with a mix of well know Yes tracks and some lesser know , here’s hoping that they can do a follow up touching the songs from albums much later in the Yes catalogue

    Fergus

    1. Hi Kevin,

      Really enjoyed your review of “Yesterday and Today” and even more so
      having an interview with Dave Kerzner. I would be very interested to hear the views of yourself or Anthony of the high res version if you get to hear a copy. I’m intruiged to know if there is much difference using standard equipment.

  2. Excellent excellent! I really have to get the CD and extras. You only had to wind him up and let him go! I bet you’ve never had an easier interview.

  3. Hi Guys
    Your recent coverage of David Kerzner’s excellent Yesterday and Today inspired me to go back and listen to a couple of other Yes tribute albums. The most interesting of these is is the Magna Carta label release from 1995 Tales From Yesterday, which, like David’ album, includes contributions from some Yes-men, including Steve Howe, Patrick Moraz and Peter Banks. There are some rather more radical reworkings on there that on David’s album, but does include my favorite Yes cover – Stanley Snail’s Siberian Khatru. This band included Nick D’Virgilio, Kevin Gilbert and Mike Kenneally, and it’s both very faithful to the original while being incredibly witty at the same time. The album is still available, so if people haven’t heard it, it’s definitely worth a listen – maybe even a re-examination on the podcast!

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