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Episode 13 – ‘Big Generator’

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The thirteenth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring the twelfth studio album, ‘Big Generator’.

  • Is this any more than a Trevor Rabin solo project?
  • Where are the epic tracks?
  • Does this album spell the end for the Yes we know and love?

Listen and see if you agree with me then let me know by leaving a comment or contacting me via the different routes on the right hand side!

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Show links

Musician, producer and song writer, Greg Kocis:

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Noel Coward:

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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

Homework for next time:

The next album episode will be in the new year – 2012 after a very short break. So get ready by listening to Union:

Union on Spotify

Union on iTunes

Union on Amazon (UK)

Union on

Buy Yes music, don’t steal it. Take a look at this but then go out and buy the album:

Union on YouTube

7 replies on “Episode 13 – ‘Big Generator’”

Great stuff Kevin. I tend to think of Big Generator as a slightly more experimental second album by a band called Cinema. I’m a big fan of hooky rock/pop music with progressive elements, and this album has it in spades. The backstory is fascinating, along with the constant struggle in the music as it weighs up the pros and cons of being “Yes”!

In a curious sort of “mash-up” Yes played Holy Lamb morphing into Wurm on some of the Big Generator tour dates.

That sounds a bit odd! I wonder if there’s a recording out there? Thanks for the comment, Ken.

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