Episode 58 – Mabel Greer’s Toyshop

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The fifty-eighth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring the pre-Yes band, Mabel Greer’s Toyshop.

Listen and see if you agree with me that this band gives a fascinating insight into the development of Yes, then let me know by contacting me via any of the different routes on the right hand side or by leaving a comment below!

  • Are any of the surviving recordings of Mabel Greer’s Toyshop worth listening to?
  • What clues are there to the early sound of Yes?
  • Why should we bother to remember bands like this?

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Show links

Unitopia website

Mozila Open Badges blog posts on mulryne.com

YMP YouTube channel featuring the Mabel Greer’s Toyshop playlist

Mabel Greer’s Toyshop on Allmusic

Peter Banks’ Can I play You Something? on Amazon

Dustbin Full of Rubbish on Allmusic

Mabel Greer’s Toyshop on the Flash website

Cruise to the Edge

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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:

thanvannispen and archive.org

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