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The one hundred and forty-sixth episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring some reactions to YouTube videos of the first couple of tracks from Heaven and Earth live in 2014. This is the second of three short episodes while I am away on holiday.
- Do the new tracks work live?
- Can the band play them?
- Will they survive in the repertoire?
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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
7 replies on “Episode 146 – Heaven and Earth Live in 2014”
It’s an e-bow, Kevin 😉
Thanks Miguel!Mystery solved!
I myself thought that all things considered,that I think they did pretty good job of it and mistakes happen live thats why you go see them live …..Its all the imperfections that makes the show the show!
and to all the Yes fans that want to beat on this album just remember that Mr. Anderson also had some well you know not so great hits….
but again I think the new sound new album is good the more I listen the better I feel the Yes stamp…
Thanks Paul, as always. I’ve listened to newer recordings now and they are great – everyone can have an off-day. It will be interesting to see the new live DVD when it appears – as it seems to be from just one performance, there could also be rougher areas. As you say, I don’t rate all of Anderson’s solo work although some is, of course, fantastic. Thanks again!
Kevin mentions the device Steve Howe uses to create the bowing effect for the intro to The Game. I’m pretty certain this is an E-bow. http://youtu.be/NIWMrK67_bk and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EBow
Thanks Tim! yes E-bow it is, according to several folk – odd name but an effective bit of kit it seems!
If you’re e-bow curious try Smashing Pumpkins or Radiohead…
I thought the two people missing from H&E were Howe and RTB, which is consistent with what you say in this episode: if they sound close to the album when performed live it does imply the studio has not been used as an instrument. I absolutely think that’s what’s missing from the Yes-ness of H&E, and it’s inexplicable when you consider how much of that trope came from RTB and Queen in the first place.