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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…
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- 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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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:
4 replies on “Episode 78 – Yes Rarities – Part 7 – Paris ’79 – What Might Have Been…”
I agree with that, Kevin. Should be Chris on piano, just like on the Drama version (Trevor Horn played bass on that). Great episode. Thanks!
Thanks, Miguel! Fascinating to find out who did what…not always who you might expect!
[…] in Paris. It was surfing the Net for more info on them that led me to the podcast. Mulryne has an episode devoted to the aborted session in which he pulls no […]
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.