Stephen Lambe on his updated book – Yes every album, every song – 596

Produced by Joseph Cottrell, Jeffrey Crecelius and Ken Fuller

Stephen Lambe joins us in a moment to talk about his updated, comprehensive Yes book as well as touching on Tales and Trevor Rabin.

  • What has Stephen added to his already great Yes book?
  • What does he think of the current state of Yes?
  • Where can you get his book?

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We are entering another period of intense Yes activity this week with the band preparing for its US tour, Trevor Rabin releasing singles from his forthcoming album, Rio and perhaps the most seismic happening of all, the 600th episode of the Yes Music Podcast. We have a rather special guest lined up to join us in our celebration so it’s bound to be one to remember. Mark and I are also planning a charity event to coincide with the milestone and more information on that will be coming soon, unless you are already a YMP Patron, of course – in which case I’ve already let them into the secret. It pays to be a Patron, as they say.

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4 replies on “Stephen Lambe on his updated book – Yes every album, every song – 596”

The legend that is Stephen Lambe. 160 books on music, WOW, what a terrific success Sonicbond Bond Publishing is. Well done on the update I am sure it will be as successful as the rest of the publications.

Keep up the great work. Dave

I’ve been meaning to listen to The Quest and Mirror to the Sky back to back. While I really enjoyed Mirror upon first listen, I still wasn’t sure if I liked it more than The Quest, which, like Stephen, got me emotional on “A Living Island.” Other selections like “Minus the Man” and “The Western Edge” also feel so grandiose. I can see how Mirror may feel more cohesive thematically for the most part, though. (As Mark said, “Living Out Their Dream” feels like the odd one out.) What I will say is true of both albums (and “The Remembering” lol) to my ears is that there are a lot of memorable moments, even if it’s just after no more than a handful of listens.

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