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Episode 53 – The Yes Alphabet – ‘D’

…brought to you by the letter, ‘D’.

The fifty-third episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring the letter, ‘D’.

Listen and see if your letter ‘D’ 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!

  • How many ‘D’ band personnel can you name?
  • Which other ‘D’s are crucial elements of the band’s success?
  • Which tracks begin with ‘D’?

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Cruise to the Edge

Roger Dean


Salvador Dali

Ben Craven

Benoit David

Jon Davison

Geoff Downes

Mike Dunne

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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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2 replies on “Episode 53 – The Yes Alphabet – ‘D’”

Interesting take on the Roger Dean / Prog Rock I would agree I also believe that Mr. Dean was ripped of by the movie Avatar anybody who has seen any Roger Dean art work knows that those pod like islands in Avatar look just like his very own work.
I know that anybody who has to come in and try and replace Jon’s voice in the band will always be just a little off what I mean is that no matter how hard they try or think there truly is only one Jon Anderson.I will tell you why I feel this way its not just his voice I know I’m sure I will upset some people but seeing Yes over the years Live Jon brought more to the event than just his voice which I feel is just absolutely wonderful however Jon’s whole spirit and artistry was all part of the ” Yes experience ” I think that is something they will never ever be able to reproduce and that is what makes Jon Anderson so important to the band success. I feel that Benoit David was better in the studio then for a live event.
I agree that today when hearing some of the live events these so called superstars put on and they sound horrid is in fact due to there ability to reach those notes so true!

Until next week
Keep up the great work I will vote as many times is they will let me
Paul Tomei

Yes, Avatar is definitly Roger Dean! I wonder how he feels about it?

As you say, Jon is unique. I still live in hope that there could be a reconciliation before it’s too late.

Thanks for the comment, Paul.

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