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Episode 148 – Playing someone else’s part

Jon Davison
Jon Davison sings almost all someone else’s parts…

The one hundred and forty-eighth episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring lots of news as well as some thoughts about what happens when new group members have to play lines they didn’t create.

  • Can the original feel be replicated by new personnel?
  • Copy or add a new slant?
  • Are new versions always successful?

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E-bow video

E-bow article

Howe article on Roy Thomas Baker

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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

2 replies on “Episode 148 – Playing someone else’s part”

Hello Kevin ,
Just would like to point out that Jon Anderson has Never ever sang or played any other members part at all However Everyone in the band with perhaps Chris is required to …
I wonder how perhaps Drama would have sounded live with Jon?
So I feel Steve Howe is a Great Song writer in his own and that having to play somebody else music I’m sure makes him a bit uncomfortable However as you mentioned I think all things considered he did pretty well with Owner indeed
I myself would rather hear Silent wings of Freedom or a Drama track over something that really does not represent the current line up….


I find myself cringing whenever I hear Trevor Rabin covering any Steve Howe guitar work. Rabin’s 80’s style guitar technique sounds out of place for “classic era” Yes and yet defines 80’s Yes.

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