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Episode 152 – Relayer revisted – Part 1

Vinyl purchased circa. 1988

The one hundred and fifty second episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring a fresh look at the 1974 studio album, Relayer.

  • How did Patrick Moraz find himself a member of Yes?
  • What type of accident links Moraz and Alan White?
  • What do the Yes books say about the origins of the album?

Listen to the episode and then let me know if you agree.

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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

6 replies on “Episode 152 – Relayer revisted – Part 1”

Interesting stuff I remember when Relayer was released that how many copies I had gone though because how wonderful that album was …I believe the first King Biscuit Flower Hour ever played in my area was Yes and I’m not sure where it was recorded however the very first track they played was To be over..It was wonderful because I was able to see Gates and Sound Chaser live I don’t ever remember a Yes track live that was so loud and crisp as Sound Chaser it was so amazing I remember my ears buzzing the rest of the night form that ,,,,,
Can’t wait for part two

Paul Tomei

So jealous you heard Sound Chaser! If only it could be performed again… Thanks for the comment.

As you say, an overlooked album from our favourite band. I have been playing it a lot since last weeks Episode 152 Part 1 and it is a staggering piece of work. I can see why it didn’t have great commercial success but certainly it was a tour de force of musicianship and complex arrangements.

What do we know about the period between Relayer and Going For The One as apart from the obvious personnel change on keyboards. There is a very different feel on GFTO and they didn’t repeat the Chris Squire garage studio venue instead trekking to Switzerland or the long form pieces.

Did they begin to lose record company faith in them after TFTO & Relayer?

Did they jam and rehearse GFTO before the Swiss recordings?

All great questions! That would make a great episode…. Thanks for the comment and all the support!

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