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Our Favourite songs from Time and A Word – 358

Time and a Word
Time and a Word

Produced by Jeffrey Crecelius, Wayne Hall, Preston Frazier and Bill Govier

While we wait for the German version re-issue of Time and a Word on Record Store Day Black Friday, we decided to listen again to the original record and choose our favourite songs. We also muse on the recent trend of private pressings in our 2 pence segment.

  • What 3 singles did we choose?
  • What can we tell about Jon Anderson’s solo work?
  • Are there any clues to 1000 Hands?

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Jeffrey Crecelius | Preston Frazier | Bill Govier | Wayne Hall |

Robert Nasir | Joseph Cottrell | Michael O’Connor | Paul Tomei | Geoffrey Mason | Lobate Scarp | Fergus Cubbage | Steve Dill | Steve Scott | Peter Hearnden | Steven Reay | Aaron Steelman

Paul Wilson | Jamie McQuinn | Miguel Falcão | Ken Fuller | David Pannell | Brian Sullivan | Joost Doesburg | Jeremy North | Tim Stannard | David Watkinson | Steve Roehr | Geoff Baillie | William Hayes | Terence Sadler | Neal Kaforey | Simon Barrow | Dave Owen | John Cowan | Mark ‘Zarkol’ Baggs |


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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

10 replies on “Our Favourite songs from Time and A Word – 358”

My first comment!
Great podcast. Just started subscribing via Itunes. A bit late to the party…
I agree with your comments about Tony Kaye being the star of Time And A Word. He’s the star of the first album, too. I think the reason he’s considered a ‘journeyman’ keyboard player is for two reasons: 1. a rather subdued performance on The Yes Album where he seems rather overawed by Steve Howe’s virtuosity and 2. His contributions to the 90125 era line up are a bit buried by the precocity of Trevor Rabin.

Welcome Steven and thanks for the comment! Great to see you’ve joined us. Interesting thoughts about Tony Kaye. He was reportedly a bit of a wild man in the early days but, as you suggest, maybe always musically more sensitive.

Stephen – You might want to look up “Yes Music Podcast – Classic Feed” in iTunes (if that’s where you’re subscribing) – it goes all the way (WAAAAY!) back to episode twelve, at the moment. You can binge to your heart’s delight – it’s a great fun ride.

From a comment Virgin :-
Recorded during the Time and a Word sessions and released on Yesterdays (Plus Time and a Word Expanded version) ‘ Dear Father ‘ is my favorite Time and a Word/Early era Yes track by a country mile.
How the track was not included in the original issue is beyond me!

When we did our top Yes albums a few years ago I rated TaaW in my top 5. I’m glad to hear that you’re coming round to my way of thinking 🙂
I’m glad that Tony Kaye is getting the respect he deserves (not that you didn’t respect him before). There’s something visceral about his and all the playing on this record. Personally I find the tightness of the rhythm section never better than on this album. Everydays and The Prophet are probably my favourite songs but the whole album is a masterpiece. So progressive, and given that it was only their second album it is remarkable.

Hey, Kevin – The “Classic Feed” in iTunes starts at episode twelve right now… hard to keep those folks in line, I know…

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