The seventh episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring sides 3 and 4 of the sixth album, ‘Tales from Topographic Oceans’.
- Is side 3 really that difficult to access?
- Where is Rick Wakeman?
- Is Tales from Topographic Oceans worth the effort of listening?
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!
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Minimilist classical music movement:
Gamelan music is from Java and Bali. The word ‘Gamelan’ refers to the collection of tuned and un-tuned percussion instruments. I had the pleasure and privilege of playing a bit of Gamelan at West Road Concert Hall in Cambridge many years ago. It’s a remarkable instrument and amazing music. See if you can hear any echoes of the percussion parts in Tales…
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:
Homework for next time:
Listen to Relayer:
Buy Yes music, don’t steal it. Take a look at this but then go out and buy the album: