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Episode 136 – Epic fail – or not?

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The one hundred and thirty sixth episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring some brief thoughts about the concept of ‘epic’ tracks in Yes music and elsewhere.

  • What makes a track epic?
  • Are long tracks necessarily good tracks?
  • Should we wish for epic tracks on new Yes albums?

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2 replies on “Episode 136 – Epic fail – or not?”

Hello Kevin,
Nice point about what makes a “Epic” and I would have to agree with you that length of a track in no way proves to be a “Epic”…
I believe in the many lineup changes that Yes has had over the years really tells me what a Epic is.
for example..
Peter Banks Then…..
Steve Howe Yours is no Disgrace
Trevor Rabin Owner of a lonely heart..
Now I know I’m leaving out many many”great epic” tracks but what’s nice about Yes is they can take 20 + minutes or 3 minutes and That’s why they are the Greatest Progressive rock band ever..
Take Care
Paul Tomei

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