Episode 2 – ‘Time and a Word’

The second episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring the second studio album, ‘Time and a Word’.

Time and a Word album
Vinyl purchased circa. 1989, CD circa. 2005 (click to enlarge)

 

  • What are the themes of the album?
  • How did Yes approach the ‘difficult’ second album?
  • Does this album move closer to a ‘classic’ Yes sound?

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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!

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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