Olias of Sunhillow inspires the making of this Indie-Prog album by Peter D’Amore – 598

Produced by Joseph Cottrell, Jeffrey Crecelius and Ken Fuller

This week we spoke to the generous Peter D’Amore, the longtime Yes fan who spent 7 years making his own ‘Olias’ album, an indie/Prog 2-CD project. We talk about his music, his Yes influences and many aspects of the band including the latest album and the setlist that was played on the warm-up night a couple of days ago.

I’ve embedded several of Peter’s YouTube videos into the show notes including his recent collaboration with Billy Sherwood, so do take a listen to those.

  • How did Peter discover Yes?
  • How did Peter miss out on playing live with the band?
  • Why is Yes so important to him and his wife?

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Peter D’Amore:

Yes – The Tormato Story

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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:

5 replies on “Olias of Sunhillow inspires the making of this Indie-Prog album by Peter D’Amore – 598”

A nice treat especially for me as I found Peter during my time in the Waukesha/Milwaukee Wisconsin area. He played at my wedding reception!

My first YES concert WITH MY SON was The Ladder tour(with Billy on second guitar). I agree with Mark regarding 80s lineup idea. I recall OOALH at RRHOF induction (also with my dear son) where Steve embraced the bass. This year we see them finally playing from The Ladder, but not Finally :).
Thank you.

Yes but the Billy Sherwood version of Flying Part II came out last year and he used the Alan White The Quest drum setup.

Thank you and I listened to the double album and it is excellent, I see why you wanted to interview him. Appreciate all you you do.

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