The first episode of the weekly Yes Music Podcast, featuring the first studio album, ‘Yes’, and bassist Chris Squire.
- 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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I am reliably informed by the generous and knowledgeable Gary Betts that Chris Squire plays harmonica in the live version of ‘And You and I’. Thanks for that, Gary! If you have no idea what I’m on about, please listen to the podcast!
Homework for next time:
Listen to Yes’ 1970 follow-up album, ‘Time and a Word’. You can find it in the following locations if you don’t own it (yet!):
‘Time and a Word’ on Spotify:
‘Time and a Word’ on iTunes:
‘Time and a Word’ on Amazon (UK)
‘Time and a Word’ on Last.fm:
‘Time and a Word’ on YouTube:
Once again, please don’t break Yes’ copyright. Do buy their music. However, if you still need to be convinced, here are links to the tracks on Time and a Word: