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Hidden Yes gems in your collection – 219

Yesterdays Roger Dean label

In a shorter episode because of Easter, I think about some aspects of Yes albums I don’t normally dwell on. Also, Mark Anthony K reviews a remarkable Billy Sherwood album.

  • What hidden gems can you think of?
  • What are your favourite vinyl record labels?
  • Are CDs as good as you older record labels?

Listen to the episode and then let me know what you think!

Show notes and links

Ben Craven’s website

Labels and CDs I mention in the episode (click to enlarge):

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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

4 replies on “Hidden Yes gems in your collection – 219”

Hello Kevin and Mark,
Happy Easter …
Want to thank Mark I was able to download a copy of the Billy Sherwood Prog Collection and now I have almost two hours of what I believe will be some awesome music. Of course having Billy driving the bus sort of speaking and all of the wonderful musician’s this I’m sure will be well worth the time and money….
P.S purchased on Google play..

Paul Tomei

Hello Paul,
I hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend with your family. I’m very happy to hear that my review made you take a chance on a fantastic collection of songs. I truly believe that you will enjoy this very much. It also makes me happy that my reviews are actually guiding people to some excellent music that deserves to be listened to.
Once again thank you for listening and thank you for your kind words. All the best to you.

Mark Anthony K

I’ve never seen a Tales label like the one you have. If you have the 2003 Rhino reissue, there are faithful reproductions of the ones I’m familiar with.

Hey Kevin,
Another great episode. .even if it was short. The topic is very close to my heart being a vinyl collector. I enjoy collecting Yes albums especially because of Roger Deans awesome artwork..which also appears on the center label of the vinyl. I for one am very deeply involved going as far as collecting matrix numbers from each pressing and looking for variations of each album. You would be surprised how many different pressing plants each album sometimes uses. As for a favorite center label. .I’ve always enjoyed the Tales from Topographic Oceans one. Great work by Roger.
That’s all from me …looking forward to the next episode.

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