2016’s Christmas Presents and Top 3s – 263

Union on 180g vinyl!
Union on 180g vinyl!

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

It’s New Year 2017 so Mark and I take some time out to compare our Yes-related Christmas presents. Also, we pick our top 3 Yes happenings of 2016 – and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is the gift which keeps on giving with news from Rick Wakeman!

  • What did we receive for Christmas?
  • What are our top funny important and surprising 2016 Yes happenings?
  • What do you make of Rick Wakeman’s announcement that he will attend the Rock Hall induction ceremony after all?

Listen to the episode then let us know what you think!

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Fragile Definitive Edition, mixed by Steven Wilson – part 1- 217

 

Fagile
CD/Blu-ray purchased 2016

Despite what I say at the beginning of the episode, this is definitely episode 217. I finally manage to crack open my copy of the Steven Wilson Fragile remixes. Also, Mark Anthony K spins Rick Wakeman’s Sea Airs and there’s a news round up.

  • What has Steven Wilson managed to find in the archives?
  • How does the new version of Fragile ‘feel’?
  • Why might Mark fall asleep at the wheel listening to this Wakeman record?

Listen to the episode and then let me know what you think!

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Episode 184 – Fish Out Of Water

Fish
Fish Out Of Water, Chris Squire

I finally listen properly to Chris Squire’s first solo album, Fish Out Of Water from 1975.

  • Is this the lost Yes album?
  • Does it sound like Yes?
  • What do Patrick Moraz and Bill Bruford add?

Listen to the episode and then let me know what you think!

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Episode 183 – Yes Tracks Through Time Part 9 – Drama Tracks

Drama!
Drama to be played live in 2016 in its entirety!

In this tracks through time edition, I listen to the previous outings of some Drama tracks.

  • What can we expect from these Drama tracks live in 2016?
  • Is Jon Davison going to be the best Yes singer for Drama?
  • Who else has played these tracks?

Listen to the episode and then let me know what you think!

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Episode 180 – Chris Squire, bass legend

Chris Squire
Chris Squire – photo by Jeremy North

There has never been a more appropriate time to consider the contribution of Chris Squire to the greatest progressive rock band in the world.

  • What makes Chris Squire’s bass playing unique?
  • What does he add to every Yes track he has been involved with?
  • What will Yes concerts be like this Summer without Chris on bass for the first time since 1968?

Listen to the episode and then let me know what you think!

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May the Fourth be with you! 9012Live.com

It’s the day of the Birmingham Yes concert and I’m going to be reporting live over on 9012Live.com

Do come along live tonight or afterwards to see what my son William and I get up to in Birmingham!

9012live
Join in live!

Episode 103 – Yes Greatest Video Hits – Part 2

Greatest Video Hits
VHS cassette purchased circa. 1992 (click to enlarge).

The one hundred and third episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring part two of the VHS collection – ‘Yes Greatest Video Hits’.

Listen and see if you agree with me about this collection of the band’s promotional videaos, then let me know by contacting me via any of the different routes on the right hand side or by leaving a comment below!

  • What on earth is going on in several of these videos?
  • Has Big Generator strayed too far from the principles of Yes?
  • Rabin’s toilet story emerges once again – why?

 

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Episode 103 – Yes Greatest Video Hits – Part 2 – Yes Music Podcast

Greatest Video Hits
VHS cassette purchased circa. 1992 (click to enlarge).

The one hundred and third episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring part two of the VHS collection – ‘Yes Greatest Video Hits’.

Listen and see if you agree with me about this collection of the band’s promotional videaos, then let me know by contacting me via any of the different routes on the right hand side or by leaving a comment below!

  • What on earth is going on in several of these videos?
  • Has Big Generator strayed too far from the principles of Yes?
  • Rabin’s toilet story emerges once again – why?

 

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