Saxlife plays Yes – Total Sax Retain – 215

Saxlife Plays Yes!
CD donated by John Doyle 2016

John Doyle very kindly sent me his copy of Saxlife plays Yes – Total Sax Retain which is the brainchild of saxophonist, Jamison Smeltz. So this week I got to listen carefully to Yes classics arranged for saxophone quartet.

There is also a review from Mark Anthony K of Heaven and Earth.

  • How does Yes music sound when arranged for saxophone quartet?
  • How were the tracks put together?
  • Is this a good ‘tribute’ album?

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

Continue reading “Saxlife plays Yes – Total Sax Retain – 215”

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!

Continue reading “Episode 183 – Yes Tracks Through Time Part 9 – Drama Tracks”

Episode 182 – Yes Live in Europe 2016 – Drama!

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

In the midst of concern about Chris Squire’s health, Yes have announced that Drama and Fragile will be played in their entirety in 2016 in Europe.

  • What can we expect from Drama live in 2016?
  • Have all the tracks been played live before?
  • What about Trevor Horn’s contributions?

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

Continue reading “Episode 182 – Yes Live in Europe 2016 – Drama!”

Episode 168 – In The Present – Live From Lyon – Part 2

Live From Lyon
CD set purchased 2014

The one hundred and sixty-eighth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring the second disc of the live album, ‘In The Present – Live From Lyon’.

  • Can this line up sustain the performance over two discs?
  • Are the epics as good as the shorter songs?
  • Does the concert hang together well?

Listen to the episode and then let me know if you agree!

Continue reading “Episode 168 – In The Present – Live From Lyon – Part 2”

Episode 167 – In The Present – Live From Lyon – Part 1

Live From Lyon
CD set purchased 2014

The one hundred and sixty-seventh episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring the live album, ‘In The Present – Live From Lyon’.

  • What effect do Oliver Wakeman and Benoit David have?
  • Can this line-up perform the classics?
  • What works best?

Listen to the episode and then let me know if you agree!

Continue reading “Episode 167 – In The Present – Live From Lyon – Part 1”

Episode 122 – Yes Tracks Through Time Part 7 – Heart of the Sunrise

Heart of the Sunrise
Another Yes track through time

STOP PRESS! Yes, I realise I said Adam Wakeman rather than Oliver Wakeman in this episode! Sorry!

The one hundred and twenty second episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring an exploration of the live outings of Heart of the Sunrise, through the years.

  • What differences are there between performances?
  • Do changes in personnel affect the renditions?
  • How has the track aged?

Listen and see if you agree with me, then let me know by contacting me via any of the methods below.

Continue reading “Episode 122 – Yes Tracks Through Time Part 7 – Heart of the Sunrise”

Episode 114 – Yes Tracks Through Time – Part 6 – Owner of a Lonely Heart

Owner of a Lonely Heart
The best-known Yes track of all time

The one hundred and fourteenth episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring various performances of Owner of a Lonely Heart.

  • How has this track been approached by different line-ups?
  • What effect does Steve Howe have when he’s present?
  • Can anyone play that Rabin solo apart from him?

Listen and see if you agree with me, then get involved by contacting me via any of the methods below.

Please get involved with the YMP e-book – for a copy of the guidelines, please see the full show notes below…

 

Continue reading “Episode 114 – Yes Tracks Through Time – Part 6 – Owner of a Lonely Heart”

Episode 114 – Yes Tracks Through Time – Part 6 – Owner of a Lonely Heart – Yes Music Podcast

Owner of a Lonely Heart
The best-known Yes track of all time

The one hundred and fourteenth episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring various performances of Owner of a Lonely Heart.

  • How has this track been approached by different line-ups?
  • What effect does Steve Howe have when he’s present?
  • Can anyone play that Rabin solo apart from him?

Listen and see if you agree with me, then get involved by contacting me via any of the methods below.

Please get involved with the YMP e-book – for a copy of the guidelines, please see the full show notes below…

 

Continue reading “Episode 114 – Yes Tracks Through Time – Part 6 – Owner of a Lonely Heart – Yes Music Podcast”

Episode 95 – Yes Tracks Through Time Part 4 – Leaves of Green – Yes Music Podcast

leaves
Leaves of Green…part of The Ancient

The ninety-fifth episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring four versions of the Yes track, ‘Leaves of Green’ through the years.

Also featuring Patrick Moraz who I missed out of the Yes Alphabet ‘M’ episode last week!

Listen and see if you agree with 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!

  • What or where is ‘Leaves of Green’?
  • Can it work as a piece on its own?
  • Has it been performed in different ways over the years?

Please contribute to the Episode 100 audio feedback project before 12th August, 2013

Please send an audio message to the show via any of the methods on the right hand side of the website. You don’t have to say anything elaborate or clever – unless you want to. Just give your name (first name alone is fine if you want) and where in the world you are. Many thanks! I look forward to receiving your audio clip to play on the 100th show!

[slideshow_deploy id=’1867′]

Continue reading “Episode 95 – Yes Tracks Through Time Part 4 – Leaves of Green – Yes Music Podcast”

Episode 95 – Yes Tracks Through Time Part 4 – Leaves of Green

leaves
Leaves of Green…part of The Ancient

The ninety-fifth episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring four versions of the Yes track, ‘Leaves of Green’ through the years.

Also featuring Patrick Moraz who I missed out of the Yes Alphabet ‘M’ episode last week!

Listen and see if you agree with 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!

  • What or where is ‘Leaves of Green’?
  • Can it work as a piece on its own?
  • Has it been performed in different ways over the years?

Please contribute to the Episode 100 audio feedback project before 12th August, 2013

Please send an audio message to the show via any of the methods on the right hand side of the website. You don’t have to say anything elaborate or clever – unless you want to. Just give your name (first name alone is fine if you want) and where in the world you are. Many thanks! I look forward to receiving your audio clip to play on the 100th show!

[slideshow_deploy id=’1867′]

Continue reading “Episode 95 – Yes Tracks Through Time Part 4 – Leaves of Green”