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Our favourite 80s Yes lyrics – 629

Produced by Joseph Cottrell, Jeffrey Crecelius and Ken Fuller

ANderson, Trevor Horn and Trevor Rabin. It’s an area we seldom look at so it was very enjoyable to examine a different aspect of the music of Yes and I definitely learned a lot from what Mark said about his choices. I’m sure you will as well. As always, we’d love to see what your suggestions are for great 80s Yes lyrics so do leave your choices on the show notes for this episode.

  • Are there differences between lyrics by different Yes frontmen?
  • Do the other writers try to sound like Jon Anderson?
  • What makes a good Yes lyric?

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    Yes Textures – 626

    Produced by Joseph Cottrell, Jeffrey Crecelius and Ken Fuller

    Mark and I had a great time this week thinking about interesting or unusual Yes musical textures. We both came up with 3 examples that we thought were surprising or different so do have a look below to hear the clips we are referring to and add your own examples to the comments section. You may be surprised with some of our suggestions – that’s somewhat the idea, after all.

    • What interesting textures can you think of in Yes music?
    • Is it down to instrumentation, arrangement or a combination?
    • Do Mark and I choose the same things again?
    Kevin – Church bell texture!
    Mark – Weird electronic sounds in the drum solo
    Unable to embed this one – Mark – Tom Brislin playing the electronic sounds in perfect synch with Alan White – Ritual
    Kevin – the orchestral and band textures throughout Dreamtime, especially when the orchestra takes over towards the end
    Mark – Steve Howe’s Coral Sitar guitar sounds in the mix
    Mark – The Coral Sitar again in Siberian Khatru
    Mark – Sitar in the introduction
    Mark – A real Sitar this time played by Deepak Khazanchi on It Can Happen from 90125
    Mark – this is the Danelectro Coral Sitar guitar as used by Steve Howe
    Kevin – the amazing texture of Tony Levin’s Chapman Stick and Bill Bruford’s electronic drums
    Mark – Alan White’s amazing electronic drum sounds
    Mark – Chris Squire’s harmonica solo!

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    90124 vs. 90125 – 605

    Produced by Joseph Cottrell, Jeffrey Crecelius and Ken Fuller

    In the week of the 40th anniversary of 90125, Mark and I looked at Trevor Rabin’s 90124 which contains a lot of source material for the classic from 1983. 90124 appeared in 2003 on the 20th anniversary of the globally-successful Yes album and contains all of Trevor’s demos of songs such as Hold On, Changes, Owner of a Lonely Heart and Cinema. A truly fascinating listen, there are also demos of later Yes songs like Where Will You Be, Walls, Love Will Find A Way and Miracle of Life.

    • How did the songs we know so well come about?
    • Do any of he demos sound like the finished songs?
    • Is the collection worthwhile?

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    Yes – Best of the 80s – 604

    Produced by Joseph Cottrell, Jeffrey Crecelius and Ken Fuller

    We took a break from Tales from Topographic Oceans this week to consider what Yes were up to in the 1980s. Across just four albums (if you are happy to call ABWH a Yes album), Yes music was somewhat different to what had come before.

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    Mark and I choose our favourite songs from each of these four albums and consider what makes the Yes music of the 1980s great.

    • Are all the 80s records similar?
    • How would you define the Yes music of this decade?
    • Why isn’t there more of it?

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    Why Did Yes Want Trevor Horn – As Producer – Part 2 – 563

    Produced by Ken Fuller, Wayne Hall and Jeffrey Crecelius

    It’s time to enjoy listening to The Lexicon Of Love this week as we look for clues as to why Yes wanted Trevor Horn to return as producer for 90125. To be fair, that’s not an especially difficult task as his fingerprints are all over this brilliant, era-defining work of pop genius. It’s not prog but it’s glorious music.

    • What Trevor Horn influences can be heard on this album?
    • Is the production any good?
    • Is it obvious why Yes wanted Trevor back?

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    Trevor Horn and his dog
    Trevor Horn and his dog

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