Yes covers we like from YouTube – 310

#YES50 Fan Convention!
#YES50 Fan Convention!

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

Mark and I have been enjoying watching Yes covers on YouTube this week and we share some of our favourites. Also, the big news of the week is the #YES50 Fan Convention in London next year. We have a good chat about that!

  • What makes a good Yes cover?
  • Are there different types?
  • Which roles are more difficult to fulfil?

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#YES50
#YES50
YES Announce Official 50th Anniversary Celebrations
Including UK Fan Convention Day, 25th March 2018
#YES50
Fifty years since the formation of Prog giants, YES, is something worth celebrating and YES intend to celebrate with their fans. They have announced a weekend of events to coincide with their two London shows on 24th & 25th March, the final dates of their 2018 UK tour.
On Sunday, 25th March, the London Palladium will host the YES FAN CONVENTION, an afternoon devoted to all things YES, attended by both current members of the band and YES alumni. This unique event is sponsored by Prog Magazine and will feature:-
¥ The official launch and world-wide exclusive availability of the Drama line-up version of Fly From Here, new lead vocals throughout by Trevor Horn, and remix by Trevor, including an unreleased track. (limited numbers available for purchase)
¥ Roger Dean artwork on display and for sale. Trading Boundaries (Prog Rock venue) will host Roger’s stand at which a new piece of artwork for Close to the Edge will be revealed for the first time
Q & A with various guests & Roger Dean
¥ Exclusive free YES FAN DAY souvenir programme (limited numbers available)
¥ Raffle of YES collectables (monies will go to the chosen charities)
¥ Prog editor, Jerry Ewing. will discuss Prog Magazine and future book release
¥ YES Memorabilia display in the foyer (Curated by David Watkinson)
¥ YES tribute bands: SeYeS and Fragile (with Clair Hamill) will perform classic YES songs
More announcements will follow. Tickets for the Fan Convention are £30 (plus booking fee). Free entry for those who have bought Meet & Greet packages for Saturday or Sunday shows.
All profits from the YES Fan Convention will be donated to 2 charities: The Christie Hospital in Manchester, who looked after the much-loved YES fan Malcolm Birkett, prior to his passing in 2015 (www.christie.nhs.uk/the-christie-charity) and Kangaroos, whose aims are to enhance the lives of special needs and disabled children (www.kangaroos.org.uk)
For full details and to book please go to: yesworld.com or http://bit.ly/2AqIU8x

The videos we talk about:

The new YMP YouTube Channel featuring Mark’s vinyl exploration

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Virgil and Steve Howe’s Nexus – 309

Virgil and Steve Howe - Nexus
Virgil and Steve Howe – Nexus

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

We announce the winner of the vinyl Topographic Drama competition and review the new Virgil and Steve Howe album, Nexus. It’s a lovely collection. There’s also time for a 2 pence about ARW headlining a festival in June 2018!

  • The pieces on the album were piano demos – how have they been finished off?
  • Does the album work as a whole?
  • Is it limited by being an instrumental record?

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Nexus photos:

The new YMP YouTube Channel featuring Mark’s vinyl exploration

Dave Watkinson’s photos:

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What 80s music could be played on the YES50 tour? – 308

Yes 80s Output
Yes 80s Output

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

As we wait for YES50, we took the opportunity to think about what 80s music could be played by Yes, as suggested by both Steve Howe and Geoff Downes. We also announce a COMPETITION to win a vinyl copy of Topgraphic Drama – Live Across America! Finally, there’s a thought-provoking 2 pence…

  • From the 4 Yes albums released in the 80s what music might feature in YES50?
  • What might be the determining factors?
  • What songs from these albums have been performed since the 80s?

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The new YMP YouTube Channel featuring Mark’s vinyl exploration

Topographic Drama is released!

Dave Watkinson’s Trading Boundaries photos and video:

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Yes Tracks Through Time – Part 14 – Survival – 307

Survival - Beat Club 1969
Survival – Beat Club 1969

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

I didn’t get to see Rick Wakeman this week, due to a family emergency but we still managed to think about Survival and how it’s been performed over the years. We watch the videos embedded below and then we consider who might also join Yes on stage for #YES50 next year in our 2 pence segment.

  • How was Survival performed back in 1969?
  • How frequently has it appeared in set-lists since then?
  • Is it a good song?

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Yes Videos of Survival:

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Geoff Downes on DBA3 – Skyscraper Souls – 306

DBA3 - Skyscraper Souls
DBA3 – Skyscraper Souls

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

We managed to speak to Geoff Downes about his other new release – The Downes Braide Association’s DBA3 – Skyscraper Souls. Mark and I go into a lot of detail about the album and then ask Geoff some questions about its construction and influences.

There’s also time for a rather mischievous Yes and ARW 2 pence so something for everyone, we hope!

  • Is this DBA album a continuation of or a revolution from the last?
  • Did Geoff ever meet any of the contributors?
  • What is the writing process like?
Chris Braide and Geoff Downes
Chris Braide and Geoff Downes

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Roger Dean interview

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Geoff Downes on #Yes50 and Topographic Drama – 305

YES-Topographic Drama
YES-Topographic Drama

Produced by Michel Arsenault, Wayne Hall, Preston Frazier and Bill Govier.

We had the absolute pleasure of welcoming Yes keyboard player Geoff Downes onto the show this week to talk about the forthcoming #Yes50 celebrations and the wonderful, new Topographic Drama – Live Across America album. Geoff shares his thoughts on the inclusion of Tony Kaye in the concerts on the 50th Anniversary tour and how he expects it to work. We also listen in depth to the new live album and share our thoughts on that.

  • What does the new album sound like?
  • What are the performances like?
  • How does Geoff see the Tony Kaye special guest situation working?

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Karl Hilstrom’s Alan White video:

Dave Watkinson’s Olias portrait:

Jon Anderson Olias
Jon Anderson Olias Portrait

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Live rarities and oddities – 304

An essential collection of Live offerings

Produced by Michel Arsenault, Wayne Hall, Preston Frazier and Bill Govier.

Another week another challenge! It’s been another difficult week but here we are with a look at some of the strange and unusual things Yes have played live over the years. What’s your favourite?

  • Do you like Yes playing bits and pieces of other people’s music?
  • Does it always fit?
  • Which era of the band integrated your favourite items?

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Videos mentioned in the episode:

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Jon Anderson’s Song of Seven – 303

Song of Seven
Song of Seven

Produced by Preston Frazier, Bill Govier, Wayne Hall and Michel Arsenault.

In a week where Kevin is not well, we still manage to review Song of Seven separately. Mark also steps into the breach with a review of an epic Rick Wakeman album – Return to the Centre of the Earth – as well as a special 2 pence – thanks Mark!

  • What is the follow up to Olias of Sunhillow like?
  • Is it prog?
  • What did Jon get up to outsode Yes?

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Song of Seven:

Fred Barringer’s re-imagined Tormato covers:

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Going For The One ‘Lost’ Songs – 302

Going for the One
Going for the One

Produced by Preston Frazier, Bill Govier, Wayne Hall and Michel Arsenault.

We listen to the extra songs on the expanded and remastered Going For The One reissue and Miguel Falcao gives us an in-depth look at the Chris Squire masterpiece, Amazing Grace. There’s also a 2 pence on posthumous songs/albums.

  • Are any of the extra songs worth listening to?
  • Why did Chris Squire shelve his solo for so long?
  • What do you think about developing and releasing late Yes men’s recordings?

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Mabel Greer’s Toyshop – new album, ‘The Secret’.

Adrian Beeby’s Crowzone Prog Show

Fred Barringer’s re-imagined Yes covers:

Joseph Cottrell’s Tales and Relayer:

Tales/Relayer

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Yes Album Covers – The Good The Bad And The Ugly – 301

Produced by Preston Frazier, Bill Govier, Wayne Hall and Michel Arsenault.

After the excitement of episode 300, we are back with some more great Yes discussion – this time about the album covers we think are the most and least effective. There’s also time for a 2 pence about ARW and their covers…

  • Which is the most effective Yes album cover?
  • Which is the least effective?
  • Is it all about Roger Dean?

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Craig Tiren spotted this:

Glen Alexson spotted Art Griffin’s Sound Chaser – https://artgriffinsoundchaserblog.wordpress.com/

 

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