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Episode 30 – Yes Rarities Part 2 – ‘Something’s Coming – The BBC Recordings 1969-1970’

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The thirtieth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring the compilation album, ‘Something’s Coming – The BBC Recordings 1969-1970’.

  • What can we learn about the earliest days of the band from these recordings?
  • Are there any hidden gems?
  • Were Yes ‘just a cover band’?

Listen and see if you agree with me then let me know by leaving a comment or contacting me via the different routes on the right hand side!

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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:

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Show notes

For Everyone live recording (location unknown)

Something’s Coming from West Side Story

Prokofiev – Troika from Lieutenant Kije Suite

4 replies on “Episode 30 – Yes Rarities Part 2 – ‘Something’s Coming – The BBC Recordings 1969-1970’”

Hello Kevin
you know when you listen to these recordings of early Yes what blows me away the most is to realize that in like three short years or four that they were making Tales not to mention Close to the Edge my all time favorite album. But it is worth listing to the dramatic way Yes was carry them self’s on stage and I can only tell you that when these albums were being recorded that I was only ten years old and watching the moon landing.I remember all I wanted for Christmas that year 1969 was Chicago Trans Authority and Blood Sweat and Tears however in that spring of 1970 my friend down the street had this record he wanted me to hear it was the Yes album with Steve Howe and I was so blown away with that album that I was a Yes fan for life. So as you have said so wonderful I might add these recordings are really the birth of what a Great Band that Yes was to become!

Paul Tomei

Yes, very good point! It only took them a short time to develop a huge way. Thanks for the fantastic reminiscences. I really wish I could have experienced the music at the time, like you did!

Well I hope it worked you know I’m just a old guy from the states I think you call us bl**dy yanks ????

Waiting for the new episode

Talk to you soon!


Congratulations, Paul – your Gravatar has worked! It’s great to ‘see’ you! Thanks so much for sorting it out!

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