Geoff Downes in conversation about DBA’s new album, Celestial Songs – 593

Produced by Joseph Cottrell, Jeffrey Crecelius and Ken Fuller

This week we welcomed the ever-generous Geoff Downes onto the show. It was great to speak to the current Yes keyboard wizard about the new DBA album, Celestial Songs, as well as the recent John Wetton tribute concert and, of course, Tales from Topographic Oceans. Geoff also hinted at what’s being planned for the forthcoming The Classic Tales Of Yes Tour so listen out for that! It’s always a treat to talk to Geoff who reiterates the fact that he is and has always been a Yes fan himself.

  • Who is on the new DBA album?
  • What’s Geoff’s approach to DBA?
  • What’s going to be performed on the next Yes tour?

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The new DBA V album – Celestial Songs

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One reply on “Geoff Downes in conversation about DBA’s new album, Celestial Songs – 593”

As usual, an excellent conversation with the always affable Geoffrey Buggle, as Trevor used to call him. The new DBA is excellent music-wise, albeit taking a more pop approach than the previous album, which is my favorite DBA so far. I can’t stress enough how much Dave Bainbridge has added to the music on various guitars, and keyboards, on these recent DBA albums. Dave is the secret musical weapon to me. As Kevin said, Roger’s painting is a fabulous mix of colors and night sky. It’s my desktop image so I see it every day.

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