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Episode 78 – Yes Rarities – Part 7 – Paris ’79 – What Might Have Been…

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The seventy-eighth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring the publicly available ‘lost tracks’ from the Yes Paris sessions in 1979 which were brought to an abrupt end when Alan White broke his foot in a bizarre roller-skating accident. Arguably, this saved the world from some of the worst Yes music of all time. However, you might not agree…

Listen, view the YouTube playlist and then let me know what you think of the music by contacting me via any of the different routes on the right hand side or by leaving a comment below!

  • Is there anything worth salvaging in this collection?
  • What effect did the personal problems have on the music?
  • Was Roy Thomas Baker the right choice as producer?

 

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Show links

Yes bootleg tapes website

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Jon Anderson tour details

Cruise to the Edge

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

4 replies on “Episode 78 – Yes Rarities – Part 7 – Paris ’79 – What Might Have Been…”

There is great material among the works like “Tango” (The lord of mighty), “The Golden Age” and “In the tower”, and I’m sad, that we lost a great Yes Album. Imagine, they would have includes Tormato-Leftovers like “Richard”, “Picasso” and others! Even the track “Song of seven” maybe would have been available. Spare out “Flower child” an other weeker moments, and develop other material like “Dancing through the light”. I guess Howe is completely absent on all that stuff, the guitar comes from Jon (its his style to play rhythm guitar). Howe stated that his guitar would have been uninterested in the material. But anyway, I consider “Tormato” as a great album as well, ‘cos I like those fights between guitars and keyboards.

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