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Big Generator vs Drama – 458

Produced by Jeffrey Crecelius, Wayne Hall, Preston Frazier and Bill Govier

It’s been a very interesting task to compare and contrast Big Generator and Drama this week. Mark and I have hopefully come up with some thoughts which are of interest to you. As always, please add your own comments to the show notes for this week – we’d love to hear what you think of these two albums in our latest shoot-out.

  • Is it possible to compare these two albums?
  • Which is ‘best’?
  • What are the links to Yes’ past and future?

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Producers:

  • Jeffrey Crecelius
  • Preston Frazier
  • Bill Govier and
  • Wayne Hall

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Aaron Steelman

Dave Owen

Mark James Lang

Paul Tomei

Joost Maglev

David Heyden

Martin Kjellberg

Paul Wilson

Bob Martilotta

Lind

Michael O’Connor

William Hayes
Brian Sullivan

David Pannell

Miguel Falcão

Lobate Scarp

Chris Bandini

David Watkinson

Neal Kaforey

Rachel Hadaway

Craig Estenes

Dem

Paul Hailes

Mark ‘Zarkol’ Baggs

Doug Curran

Robert Nasir

Fergus Cubbage

Scott Colombo

Fred Barringer

Scott Smith
Geoff Bailie

Simon Barrow
Geoffrey Mason

Stephen Lambe

Guy R DeRome

Steve Dill

Henrik Antonsson

Steve Perry

Hogne Bø Pettersen

Steve Rode

IanNB

Steve Scott

Jamie McQuinn

Steven Roehr

Ken Fuller

Terence Sadler

Michael Handerhan

Tim Stannard

Jim

Todd Dudley

John Cowan

Tony Handley

John Holden

Joseph Cottrell

John Parry

Keith Hoisington

John Thomson

Barry Gorsky

Alan Begg



Robert and David

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Yes singles part 12 – Big Generator – 331

Love Will Find A Way 7 in and 12 in
Love Will Find A Way 7 in and 12 in

Produced by Robert Nasir, Jeffrey Crecelius, Wayne Hall, Preston Frazier and Bill Govier

Big Generator took a long time to create but, fear not, this episode isn’t quite as long as that process was. We look at the singles generated by Big Generator and we also consider what extras might be included on new studio albums today.

  • Was Big Generator as good as 90125?
  • What about the singles?
  • Is this more like Yes music?

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What 80s music could be played on the YES50 tour? – 308

Yes 80s Output
Yes 80s Output

Produced by Jeffrey Crecelius, Michel Arsenault, Wayne Hall, Preston Frazier and Bill Govier.

As we wait for YES50, we took the opportunity to think about what 80s music could be played by Yes, as suggested by both Steve Howe and Geoff Downes. We also announce a COMPETITION to win a vinyl copy of Topgraphic Drama – Live Across America! Finally, there’s a thought-provoking 2 pence…

  • From the 4 Yes albums released in the 80s what music might feature in YES50?
  • What might be the determining factors?
  • What songs from these albums have been performed since the 80s?

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Roger Dean’s Views – 205

Views
Views, by Roger Dean – a gift from Conan

After a very kind gift from Conan J Robison, I am now the proud owner of ‘Views’ by Roger Dean. Published in 1975, this is an amazing book.

  • What else did Roger Dean do at the start of his career?
  • Is there a link between Roger Dean’s art and Yes’ music?
  • How much of Dean’s work for Yes is covered in this book?

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

 

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Big Generator Revisited – Part 1 – 203

Big Generator
Big Generator vinyl purchased 2015

It’s back to look at Big Generator in a mini-series this week. Firstly, I consider some of the things the musicians said about the album afterwards.

  • Was this an easy album to make?
  • Was the band overflowing with material?
  • Was it a harmonious, easy process?

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