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Our favourite 80s Yes lyrics – 629

Produced by Joseph Cottrell, Jeffrey Crecelius and Ken Fuller

ANderson, Trevor Horn and Trevor Rabin. It’s an area we seldom look at so it was very enjoyable to examine a different aspect of the music of Yes and I definitely learned a lot from what Mark said about his choices. I’m sure you will as well. As always, we’d love to see what your suggestions are for great 80s Yes lyrics so do leave your choices on the show notes for this episode.

  • Are there differences between lyrics by different Yes frontmen?
  • Do the other writers try to sound like Jon Anderson?
  • What makes a good Yes lyric?

    Let us know if you agree with us!

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    Yes Textures – 626

    Produced by Joseph Cottrell, Jeffrey Crecelius and Ken Fuller

    Mark and I had a great time this week thinking about interesting or unusual Yes musical textures. We both came up with 3 examples that we thought were surprising or different so do have a look below to hear the clips we are referring to and add your own examples to the comments section. You may be surprised with some of our suggestions – that’s somewhat the idea, after all.

    • What interesting textures can you think of in Yes music?
    • Is it down to instrumentation, arrangement or a combination?
    • Do Mark and I choose the same things again?
    Kevin – Church bell texture!
    Mark – Weird electronic sounds in the drum solo
    Unable to embed this one – Mark – Tom Brislin playing the electronic sounds in perfect synch with Alan White – Ritual
    Kevin – the orchestral and band textures throughout Dreamtime, especially when the orchestra takes over towards the end
    Mark – Steve Howe’s Coral Sitar guitar sounds in the mix
    Mark – The Coral Sitar again in Siberian Khatru
    Mark – Sitar in the introduction
    Mark – A real Sitar this time played by Deepak Khazanchi on It Can Happen from 90125
    Mark – this is the Danelectro Coral Sitar guitar as used by Steve Howe
    Kevin – the amazing texture of Tony Levin’s Chapman Stick and Bill Bruford’s electronic drums
    Mark – Alan White’s amazing electronic drum sounds
    Mark – Chris Squire’s harmonica solo!

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    Yes – Best of the 80s – 604

    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.

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    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?

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    Stephen Lambe and David Watkinson – YES in the 1980s – 509

    Produced by Wayne Hall and Jeffrey Crecelius

    As always, it was sheer delight to welcome Stephen Lambe and David Watkinson back onto the show this week to talk about their latest collaboration, YES in the 1980s.

    It’s a great book which goes into detail about the often tortuous journey of the band in the decade of excess. Solo albums and other groups closely associated with Yes are included in a volume which boasts 2 sets of full-colour photos as well as countless other illustrations, a lot of which are presented in printed format for the first time.

    A must for all serious Yes fans (particularly the five per cent), the book is available now from Burning Shed at the link below.

    • Why write a book about the decade which could – or should – have killed off progressive rock?
    • What hidden stories are uncovered?
    • What untaken paths would the authors like to have see Yes take in the 80s?

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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?
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