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Episode 169 – Mabel Greer’s Toyshop – A New Way of Life

New Way of Life
Promotional copy received 2015

The one hundred and sixty-ninth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring the debut album from pre-Yes band, Mabel Greer’s Toyshop. I am interviewing Clive Bayley from the band next week – and hopefully Bob Hagger as well.

  • How interesting is this album to Yes fans?
  • What do the two Yes tracks sound like?
  • What do Billy Sherwood and Tony Kaye add?

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

The boys in the band!
The boys in the band!

Show links and notes

Mabel Greer’s Toyshop

Yes Expanded – on vinyl!

Edit Your Hometown

Preston Frazier on Beyond and Before

Jon Anderson – Hearts

Audio review featuring Yours is No Disgrace

Yes Instagram

Progeny – Seven Shows From Seventy-Two photo

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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

3 replies on “Episode 169 – Mabel Greer’s Toyshop – A New Way of Life”

A very interesting and exciting episode this week. The MGT album is of little interest to me, it’s the news of this new Yes boxset that excites me! Even though it’s all shows from one tour I’m guessing they must be very good indeed if they are releasing them. As for the MGT album i feel it is another reformation of a band connected to Yes past and is being taken advantage of. Sort of a cash grab. I mean really they could have done this year’s ago…why now?

Thanks Mark. Have you seen the packaging of the box set? It’s amazing! Yes I agree this is very exciting news although it will be interesting to see if the seven concerts are sufficiently different to make it a great listen.

As to MGT, I hope I will get some answerson why they decided to re-form now and I’ll definitely be asking them about their recollections of London in the late sixties and early seventies, including, of course, working with the Yes men… we shall see…

Hey Kevin..thanks for the response and the link. I will check it out right now. Very excited. I also look forward to hearing wha you find out about the MGT reformation. Come to think of it, maybe an interview episode might be nice. I feel you would be very good in that setting. Take care and looking forward to next week.

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