Something’s Coming – again! 260

Something's Coming!
Something’s Coming!

Produced by Preston Frazier, David Gordon, Bill Govier, Wayne Hall and Michel Arsenault.

It’s getting close to Christmas so this week Mark reviews Chris Squire’s Swiss Choir and we compare notes on what Yes items we would like to receive in our Christmas stockings this year. We also spend some time with the Yes BBC Sessions from 1969 which was fascinating and there’s a clip which was sent in by Jeremy North – Tales reference on TalkSport UK radio!

  • How did the band sound in 1969?
  • Do the recordings capture the vitality of the music?
  • What do you think of Chris Squire’s Christmas album?

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Yes Music PodcastYMP patrons:

Preston Frazier | David Gordon | Bill Govier | Wayne Hall | Michel Arsenault

Joseph Cottrell | Jeffrey Crecelius | Michael O’Connor | Paul Tomei | Julio Scissors | Geoffrey Mason

Paul Wilson | Jamie McQuinn | Miguel Falcão | Ken Fuller | David Pannell | Brian Sullivan | Joost Doesburg | Jeremy North | Tim Stannard | David Watkinson

Robert


 

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Fish Out Of Water by Chris Squire – 255 – Yes Music Podcast

Fish Out Of Water Deluxe Expanded Edition
Fish Out Of Water Deluxe Expanded Edition

Produced by Preston Frazier, David Gordon and Bill Govier.

We’ve reached the final record in our solo album survey and in some people’s view it’s the best, Fish Out Of Water by Chris Squire. There’s also a 2 pence about 90125 and another ARW review!

  • Is this prog?
  • Does it feel like a solo album?
  • Is there a concept?

Listen to the episode then let us know what you think!

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YMP patrons:

Preston Frazier
David Gordon
Bill Govier

Joseph Cottrell
Jeffrey Crecelius
Michael O’Connor
Paul Tomei
Julio Scissors

Paul Wilson
Jamie McQuinn
Miguel Falcão
Ken Fuller
David Pannell
Brian Sullivan
Joost Doesburg
Jeremy North

Robert

Dave Watkinson’s Olias items:

Mark’s copies of Fish Out Of Water

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Patrick Moraz, Bill Bruford, Dave Watkinson and ARW Live! 250

arwMark reviews a little-known record by Bill Bruford and Patrick Moraz, Dave Watkinson joins Kevin to talk about his new Warriors book and there is plenty of  discussion of the set list and first videos from ARW live! There’s a 2 pence about holograms (!) and Kevin continues his exploration of the Bill Bruford autobiography. As this is episode number 250, there is also information about the new Patreon page and the winners of the 5th Anniversary quiz are announced. Wow!

  • Moraz and Bruford – what’s that like?
  • What has Kevin Brodie been thinking about Bill Bruford?
  • Which of us has European forebears?

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A Bootleg Review and Yessongs live? 244

Alan White in Cinema
Alan White in Cinema from Dave Watkinson

Mark reviews a bootleg recording and we discuss what Yes can mean by playing Yessongs live in Japan. Also, I continue reading the Bill Bruford Autobiography and I look forward to the 5th Anniversary celebrations next week.

  • Yessongs live?
  • What can they mean?
  • Are bootlegs worth it?

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Bill Bruford’s autobiography and those electronic drums – 243

Bill Bruford book
Bill Bruford book

I start to read the Bill Bruford Autobiography and we discuss a fun 2 pence as well as those hideous (or not) electronic drums. There’s also the announcement of a Patreon idea…

  • Do the electronic drums ruin Bruford’s 2nd time in Yes/ABWH?
  • What Yes merchandise would you like to see?
  • What is there to enjoy in Bruford’s book?

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Total Rock Review DVD – Part 2 – 231

Looking forward to seeing this early Xmas present courtesy of Paul Caruana! Thank you! @yesofficial #prog #progrock
Courtesy of Paul Caruana!

In a week of amazing contrasts, I return to continue my look at the Total Rock Review DVD and Mark revistis the ABWH album as well as bringing us his two pence on the future of progressive rock. I also have my say on the current ARW ticket pricing issues.

  • What more is there to learn about the early days of the band fromt he DVD?
  • Who will carry the prog torch?
  • Will Yes fans be priced out of seeing ARW?

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Fragile Definitive Edition, mixed by Steven Wilson – part 2 – 218

Fagile
CD/Blu-ray purchased 2016

This week I listen to the newly-remixed album tracks. Also, Mark Anthony K reviews Union Live and I think about the late Keith Emerson.

  • What has Steven Wilson done to the original album tracks?
  • Is this version the best CD so far?
  • Is it worth buying?

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

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Fragile Definitive Edition, mixed by Steven Wilson – part 1- 217

 

Fagile
CD/Blu-ray purchased 2016

Despite what I say at the beginning of the episode, this is definitely episode 217. I finally manage to crack open my copy of the Steven Wilson Fragile remixes. Also, Mark Anthony K spins Rick Wakeman’s Sea Airs and there’s a news round up.

  • What has Steven Wilson managed to find in the archives?
  • How does the new version of Fragile ‘feel’?
  • Why might Mark fall asleep at the wheel listening to this Wakeman record?

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An interview with Steve Howe on Yes in 2016 and beyond! – 213

Steve Howe
Steve Howe, legendary guitarist of Yes.

It was very exciting to speak to Steve Howe this week and ask him about the forthcoming UK and European tour as well as Yes’ plans for the future.

  • How has Billy Sherwood settled in?
  • Does Steve prefer playing whole albums?
  • Are there plans to tackle more whole albums?
  • Are Yes going back into the studio?

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ABWH Live at the NEC October 24th 1989 – Part 3 – 210

Christmas @yesofficial haul #3 #progrock #prog @grumpyoldrick
ABWH Live with Tony Levin

I finally finish my listing to the Live at the NEC collection this week and Mark Anthony K goes on a journey to the centre of the world with Rick Wakeman!

  • What is the Bruford-Levin duet actually like?
  • Can we ignore the electronic drums?
  • Is this collection worth buying overall?

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

 

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