Oliver Wakeman re-joins Yes (not really)

Yes are playing at Birmingham Symphony Hall on 11th November, 2011. I can’t afford to go, sadly, but I took a look at the website. Imagine my surprise to see from the photo on the site that Oliver Wakeman will be appearing! Ah, no, wait…that’s an old press photo:

Birmingham Symphony Hall Yes advertisement
Alan White, Chris Squire, Benoit David, Steve Howe and...oh hold on...

Yes ‘no support’ shock!

Also, I was dismayed to see that, according to the advertisement, there is no longer any support for the band we all love, despite the concert being practically sold out already! Oops, wrong again…sorry 😉

Fly From Here promoted in HMV!

Look what I found when I popped into my local HMV the other day:

Fly From Here in HMV
Fly From Here on the shelf but promoted!

Sorry the image is so blurred – I took it very quickly with my ancient mobile phone. It’s great to see that despite financial troubles, HMV still has good taste in music!

Well done HMV!

The text reads (I think):

Fly From Here emcompasses YES’ signature brand of mysticism and grand-scale compositions. Maintaining a complex, symphonic sound that features the beautiful harmonies and strong heavy riffs they are known for.

Slightly odd sentence construction (if I’ve got it right) but I agree with what’s being said!

Yes Music Podcast on iTunes!

Yes Music Podcast in iTunes
Here is the proof - under Progressive Rock podcasts - click to enlarge

Well, it took a while but the Yes Music Podcast is now available via iTunes and searchable.

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Episode 1 – ‘Yes’ and Chris Squire

The first episode of the weekly Yes Music Podcast, featuring the first studio album, ‘Yes’, and bassist Chris Squire.

'Yes' on vinyl and CD
Vinyl purchased circa. 1989, CD purchased circa. 2005 (click to enlarge)

 

  • Personnel – how does this affect the sound of the album?
  • What features of later Yes albums are present here?
  • How does ‘Yes’ stand up as an album and particularly as a Yes album?

 

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Yes Music Podcast 0 – Introduction

A short introduction to the Yes Music Podcast with your host, Kevin Mulryne.

Kevin Mulryne

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