Episode 38 – Yesshows – Part 2

Yesshows – part 2

The thirty-eighth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring sides three and four of the second live album, ‘Yesshows’.

  • Is Patrick Moraz capable of matching Rick Wakeman’s parts on Ritual?
  • Can the band replicate the studio majesty of Ritual live?
  • How do the more ‘accessible’ shorter pieces work?
  • Is Yesshows as good as Yessongs?

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 or by leaving a comment below!

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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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4 thoughts on “Episode 38 – Yesshows – Part 2

  1. Just a quick side note their was a news story on CNN and it was tilted the perfect album had something to do with Fleetwood Mac album Rumors and was looking over some of the stuff that people had written in and the very last person that had written in said Close to the Edge was the greatest album now think about all the people in the Rock and Roll hall of Fame and they can’t find a spot for the world’s greatest Prog Rock/Rock and Roll band really ? just goes to show its really not about music but about Money and life style …
    Sorry Kevin just a bit of a rant ….

    http://marquee.blogs.cnn.com/2012/06/26/overheard-on-cnn-com-in-search-of-the-perfect-album/?hpt=hp_bn9
    Here is the link for the news story
    Great show again Kevin
    The Yesshow album is dear to me because I was part of the history of that album and remembering having that Mic hanging right above my head it was a Great Show for sure and it sounded a lot better live than the album did
    Regards!
    Paul Tomei

    1. Thanks once again, Paul. Yes I totally agree about the Rock and Roll Hall of Shame. I was interested to hear one of the band recently (was it Jon Anderson or Chris Squire?) being quite cool about not getting in. I think the real artists out there know it’s just marketing fluff and in the end great music will endure, despite awards etc. Every time I re-listen to something like Yesshows I’m reminded how far ahead the band are of most of what was happening at the time – or has happened since.

      However, it is still a travesty that Yes are overlooked every time.

      It’s great to know you are out there listening, Paul!

  2. Hi Kevin, not really relevant to this podcast but your question “Is Patrick Moraz capable of matching Rick Wakeman’s parts on Ritual?” made me consider the current rumours that Yes will play Awaken on the upcoming tour – the question is
    “Is Geoff Downes capable of matching Rick Wakeman’s parts on Awaken?”

    1. Mmmm, yes that is an interesting one. From what I’ve heard so far, I think he is capable of putting his own stamp on the music – and he will certainly play it his way – if he plays it at all. I’m not sure how it would come over. Love to hear them try though!

      Thanks for the comment!

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