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Episode 162 – Why Bother with Yes Memorabilia?

Japan Tour 2014 Key RIng
Japan Tour 2014 Key Ring from Michiru Kuruma (Click to enlarge)

The one hundred and sixty-second episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring some thoughts about memorabilia and a list of my favourites.

  • Why do people collect memorabilia?
  • What is it?
  • What are your favourite pieces of Yes memorabilia?

Listen to the episode and then let me know what you think!

Show links and notes


Relayer Review

The Tangent Yes reference

My ‘Top 10’ List

1. 2003 mug

2003 mug

2. 2011 Fly From Here key ring

2011 key ring

3. Tickets (incomplete!)


4. Programmes


5. T-shirts


6. and 7. 2014 VIP Laminate and Poster

vip collection

8. and 9. Talk and Magnification Special Editions


10. ABWH VHS packages



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Theme music

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2 replies on “Episode 162 – Why Bother with Yes Memorabilia?”

Kevin, as a Catholic, I loved your linking YES memorabilia to relics! I’m not aware of any miracles associated with YES “relics” though 🙂 I don’t have anything special other than T-Shirts. I used to have a BIC lighter (my brother worked for BIC at one time, he gave it to me) with the YES bubble logo on it. I do have some Catholic saints relics, small pieces of cloth that were blessed at a shrine, rather like the handkerchiefs mentioned in the book of Acts that St. Paul touched and were used to heal people. If someone has a towel that was used by a band member perhaps they could send a piece of it to a YES critic to heal him of that malady? 🙂

Funny you should mention towels – I can’t remember who it is but someone tweeted a photo of his towel that Trevor Rabin used at a Yes gig… He had to retrieve it from the loft, I think. Perhaps it could work as you suggest…?

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