Goodbye 2020 – 462

Lewis Clarke / West Devon : Yes Tor / CC BY-SA 2.0

Recorded on the last day of 2020, we bid a grateful farewell to a year which has been difficult for everyone. However, it’s also been one of the most successful years for the YMP!

Mark and I have chosen our own 6 favourite episodes from the past year and we invite you to add your own selections to the comments below.

We also look ahead briefly to 2021 which is, of course, the 10th Anniversary Year of the YMP, hence the photo of Yes Tor above. It would be fantastic if you were able to join in the recording of the 500th episode from the top of Yes Tor in Devon, UK on 17th August 2021. Many more details to follow!

We hope to see you there!

Happy New Year From Mark and Kevin to all!

Mark’s selections:

Kevin’s selections:

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5 replies on “Goodbye 2020 – 462”

Great Choice guys for sure I have totally enjoyed All of the episodes It’s a nice break every week from all the crap in this world. When its about Yes this is the place where all Yes fans should go for information fun and true insight to this great great band.
Happy New Year to you Kevin and Mark and to all fellow Yes podcast listeners..

It really has been a pleasure listening to the YMP over the last decade…and it just gets better and better…congratulations on some amazing shows this Year. Circumstances permitting I aim to celebrate your 10th Anniversary at Yes Tor next year. When I was in my mid teens on holiday in Cornwall my parents were going to take me and my brother both Yes fans to Yes Tor unfortunately I had a asthma attack so we never went. I have always wanted to go there…it would be great to go with YMP folks.
Best wishes everyone

I think they harmed the sales of From a Page by not releasing it on CD by itself without having to rebuy the live album, which few people would care about paying for twice. The only reason I got to hear “The Gift of Love” was because it was played on a radio station; that was a respectable mini-epic, similar to “Believe Again” and “Subway Wall”. The edited song they released on youtube I never play because I consider that insulting to release it edited.

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