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Episode 119 – The Yes Alphabet – ‘Q’

…brought to you by the letter, ‘Q’.

The one hundred and nineteenth episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring some interesting facts and concepts beginning with the letter, ‘Q’.

  • Are there any Yes songs beginning with ‘Q’?
  • What links does Yes have with Queen?
  • How might the legacy of Queen directly affect the new Yes album?

Listen and see if you spot any ‘Q’ concepts or tracks I have missed, then let me know by contacting me via any of the methods below.

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Roy Thomas Baker on Wikipedia

The Fairy Feller’s Masterstroke

Ogre Battle

Brighton Rock

Death on Two Legs

The Prophet’s Song

The Millionaire Waltz

ABWH Evening of Yes Music Plus

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

3 replies on “Episode 119 – The Yes Alphabet – ‘Q’”


Very entertaining episode…and thank you for the two shout outs! You are correct: “Quartet” was released as a single–I used to have it–which was really a three minute reworking of the “I’m Alive” section. You can find it on the ‘In the Big Dream” making of ABWH video and it was included as a bonus track on Voiceprint’s recent reissue of ABWH. I really like the single, but I would be curious to hear what you have to say.

Here’s someone’s homemade video of the song…but you hear the entire single.

Before I listened to the episode, I tried to think of what Yes trivia could belong in the letter ‘Q’. I thought of Quartet, but also came up with QPR – the 1975 concert video of our favorite band.

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