Episode 50 – Change We Must – Yes Music Podcast

CD purchased circa. 1994 (Click to enlarge)

The fiftieth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring the Jon Anderson solo album, ‘Change We Must’.

  • As a solo artist, does Jon Anderson sound like Yes?
  • Does this solo album compare favourably with Yes albums?
  • Do the many collaborators produce a worthwhile album or is it a bit of an uninspiring jumble?

Listen and see if you agree with me. Then let us know by using any of the different routes on the right hand side or by leaving a comment below!

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Show links

Power of Prog community site

Prog Awards – The Winners

London Chamber Orchestra

Gwendolyn Mok

Sandrine Piau

Geoffrey Alexander

State of Independence Jon and Vangelis version

Rodin – The Kiss

Chagall

David Tolley

Downton Abbey theme

Jade Anderson

In the City of Angels

 

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 archive.org

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4 thoughts on “Episode 50 – Change We Must – Yes Music Podcast

  1. Awesome….
    I really liked the part about the African Disney…Very Nice
    I have to tell you I have listen to all of Jon’s work and before this album was released my favorite solo of Jon’s was Animation which was for years very hard to get up until a few years ago when they put it on CD.I remember when Change came out it was like a God send to me I was amazed that it sounded so nice and clean no hiss just pure joy.I would recommend any Yes/prog person to listen to hear this very special album.
    Glad to hear your up for the next 50 I like that a lot!!!!
    I will always be listing
    oh and just a side not totally hooked on Dr. Who…what a great show so who says old dogs can’t learn new tricks…
    Until next week thanks so much for your hard work and dedication to Yes and the Podcast!
    Paul Tomei

    1. I will look out for Animation – it’s another solo album I have never heard. Thanks for the tip, Paul!

      My younger son now has over 20 CDs in his vintage Doctor Who collection and is planning many more purchases. There are lots of Doctor Who podcasts, of course, but I get the feeling most of them are so geeky that I’d soon get lost!

      Thanks for commenting as always.

  2. Hi Kevin. Just back from hols and catching up with your last three episodes. You already know that I’ll certainly give a “QueenMusicPodcast” a listen if that comes to pass. I was also going to suggest that, if you broaden your Prog Rock coverage, that you focus on British Prog but I see that you already made a decision to cover the Yes member albums – good call! There is a lot to cover here; from Badger to Peter Banks to Trevor Rabin to The Syn, etc. I look forward to hearing your take on these. Cheers, Ken

    1. Thanks Ken. If I could, I’d start the Queen Music Podcast today! One day…

      I’m also looking forward to covering those bands you mention. Mmmm, which one first…

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