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Episode 51 – The Yes Alphabet – ‘C’

…brought to you by the letter, ‘C’.

The fifty-first episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring the letter, ‘B’.

Listen and see if your letter ‘B’ choices are included. Then let me know by contacting me via any of the different routes on the right hand side or by leaving a comment below!

  • Which tracks and aspects begin with ‘C’?
  • What links Yes with classical composers such as Vaughan Williams and Brahms?
  • Is Tales from Topographic Oceans the definition of the concept album?

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Show links

Dave Pannell’s music

Reece Boyd Project Yours is No Disgrace cover

Anderson Wakeman Rabin project is on!

Brahms – Symphony Nr. 4, third movement

Handel – Water Music

Handel – Music for the Royal Fireworks

Berlioz – March to the Scaffold (I said it was Bizet!)

Vivialdi – The Four Seasons

Respighi – The Pines of Rome

Vaughan Williams – The Lark Ascending (Conducted by Vernon Handley – I was once in an orchestra conducted by him!)

Debussy – La Mer

Copland – Fanfare for the Common Man

Britten – Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra

Beatles – Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Jethro Tull – Thick as a Brick

King Crimson – In the Court of the Crimson King

Rick Wakeman – The Six Wives of Henry VIII

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 replies on “Episode 51 – The Yes Alphabet – ‘C’”

Great show Kevin as always…
My all Time Favorite album is Close to the edge when I was 12 years old and growing up in “Motown ” it was the most wonderful amazing beautiful work of music that I have ever heard and to this day as far as a follow up to Close to the edge I’m not sure Tales is a great work of art like you said a concept that I feel push Yes in a direction that put them over everybody who was and still is trying to produce Progressive Rock.
I would think with Trevor Rabin and John and Rick we will be pleasantly surprised I think it will be jazzy and prog I would love to Hear Mr. Bill Buford on Real drums that would be the icing on the cake for me.
Well I can not think of anymore Yes songs with the letter C so I guess I have that old timers thing going on.Until next week take and again great show
Warm Regards

Paul Tomei

Close To The Edge: I remember buying the album after hearing Yes play it at the Crystal Palace Garden Party in September ’72 (not quite its debut but two weeks before the album’s release – I recall Anderson having the lyrcis on a sheet of paper). If I could only have one album on a desert island this would be it. Take a look at this website for more info

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