Episode 107 – an interview with author, Sid Smith

Sid Smith
The gentleman of prog, Sid Smith

The one hundred and seventh episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring an interview with Sid Smith, author of a book about King Crimson, writer of many album sleeve notes and a bit of a Yes fan. Sid has recently written the words inside the new Steven Wilson re-mixes of Close to the Edge.

  • Which prog rocker interview was Sid’s favourite?
  • What does Sid think of the news that King Crimson are to active again in 2014?
  • How did he approach the writing of sleeve notes for Close to the Edge?
  • What is Sid going to do with all the left-over material from his extensive band member interviews?

Listen out for the answers to these questions and many more in this brilliant interview!

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Episode 104 – The Yes Alphabet – ‘O’

O
…brought to you by the letter, ‘O’.

The one hundred and fourth episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring some interesting tracks, facts and concepts beginning with ‘O’.

Listen and see if you can spot any letter ‘O’s I have left out, then let me know by contacting me via any of the different routes on the right hand side or by leaving a comment below!

  • Which albums and tracks begin with the letter, ‘O’?
  • Which instrument has the closest ‘O’ relationship with classical music?
  • Which band member has the most ‘O’ levels (no, not really).

 

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Episode 73 – My hopes for the new Yes album

What will it be like?
What will it be like?

The seventy-third episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring some hopes for the new Yes album which is supposed to be recorded in 2013.

Listen and see if you are hoping for the same thnigs as me, then let me know by contacting me via any of the different routes on the right hand side or by leaving a comment below!

  • Will the new album be another Fly From Here?
  • What difference will Jon Davison make?
  • Will it be epic, progressive or modern?

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  1. Upload your photograph (with your name in the title) via the page here.
  2. Let me know what you have uploaded and why via the contact form here or by leaving a voicemail on the telephone number on the right or via the green ‘Record a message’ button.

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This can be any kind of Yes item – it doesn’t need to be rare or valuable – we are just interested in the story behind it and why it means so much to you. (By uploading, you agree to let me add your photograph to a YouTube video and to re-tell your story on the podcast.)

Thanks so much for getting involved!!

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Episode 62 – Start as you mean to go on?

Openings then and now…

The sixty-second episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring the opening tracks of all the studio albums’.

Listen and see if all you agree with my assessment of the way in which each album begins, then let me know by contacting me via any of the different routes on the right hand side or by leaving a comment below!

  • Does the band use the same approach to all opening tracks?
  • Does the opening track always set the scene for the rest of the album?
  • Are all opening tracks equally as successful?

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Episode 50 – Change We Must

CD purchased circa. 1994 (Click to enlarge)

The fiftieth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring the Jon Anderson solo album, ‘Change We Must’.

  • As a solo artist, does Jon Anderson sound like Yes?
  • Does this solo album compare favourably with Yes albums?
  • Do the many collaborators produce a worthwhile album or is it a bit of an uninspiring jumble?

Listen and see if you agree with me. Then let us know by using any of the different routes on the right hand side or by leaving a comment below!

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