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Episode 193 – Anderson Ponty Band – Better Late Than Never

APB Better Late Than Never
Anderson Ponty Band – Better Late Than Never

I was delighted to receive a review copy of the new album by the Anderson Ponty Band’ ‘Better Late Than Never’ which includes several re-workings of Yes songs.

  • How do the new versions of Yes songs come over?
  • Is the Anderson Ponty combination a productive one?
  • How effective is the album as a package?

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


Show notes and links

Anderson Ponty Band on Facebook

Billy Sherwood Q & A on

New Yes merchandise available!

Roger Dean exhibition

The new Chris Squire Virtuoso Award

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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 193 – Anderson Ponty Band – Better Late Than Never”

Hello Kevin,

Another fantastic episode. I’m very happy that you reviewed this album. I was curious about how good this would be. I followed the Kickstarter campaign and was a little worried about it coming out. But I’m glad to hear that it’s a great album. I look forward to buying it when it comes out. Thanks again for a great album review and I look forward to the next episode.

Great to hear a “proper” album review from you again Kevin. As we approach 200 episodes your style has inevitably developed and matured and some of the phrases you use have a distinct Anderson flavour about them. I cannot work out how you manage to combine this with a distinctly down to earth manner, but somehow you do, to excellent effect.
Your review in this instance makes me very wary of judging material based on snippets released on Soundcloud (or similar) – I was not particularly excited by what I’d heard but your review gives the snippets some context. Based on snippets alone, I was unlikely to buy it. Now it’s on my “must have” list (or at least my “must make sure I listen to in full before deciding” list).

Can I also compliment you on your audio quality. It’s obvious it should be good for an audio podcast but far too many people ignore that. Are you still using the Zoom H2? If so it just goes to show that you don’t need fancy expensive gear, just have adequate gear and learn how to use it properly.

Actually, that might be my geeky suggestion for a 200th episode – a history of how you came to make the podcast, how you plan it, and how you record it.

Thanks so much for your very kind words, Tim. It means a lot to me to hear that you appreciate the approach. Actually I now have an H5 but, as you know, that doesn’t mean good sound by default. I also have to admit that I got myself an Electro-voice RE320 mic which is lovely. I’d like to do a rig rundown but I wonder if anyone would be interested? Maybe…

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