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.
You are probably aware that our friends and YMP Patrons Stephen Lambe and Dave Watkinson wrote a whole book about Yes in the 1980s so don’t forget to check that out if you don’t already have a copy – it’s currently available for a reduced price at Burning Shed (see below).
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?
Let us know if you agree with us!
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Yes – The Tormato Story
- Joseph Cottrell
- Ken Fuller
- Jeffrey Crecelius
|Mark James Lang
|Hogne Bø Pettersen
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The music I use is the last movement of Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite. This has been used as introduction music at many Yes concerts. My theme music is not take from a live concert – I put it together from: archive.org