Geoff Downes on #Yes50 and Topographic Drama – 305

YES-Topographic Drama
YES-Topographic Drama

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

We had the absolute pleasure of welcoming Yes keyboard player Geoff Downes onto the show this week to talk about the forthcoming #Yes50 celebrations and the wonderful, new Topographic Drama – Live Across America album. Geoff shares his thoughts on the inclusion of Tony Kaye in the concerts on the 50th Anniversary tour and how he expects it to work. We also listen in depth to the new live album and share our thoughts on that.

  • What does the new album sound like?
  • What are the performances like?
  • How does Geoff see the Tony Kaye special guest situation working?

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

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Karl Hilstrom’s Alan White video:

Dave Watkinson’s Olias portrait:

Jon Anderson Olias
Jon Anderson Olias Portrait

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Yestival! – 293

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

Yestival is finally underway and so Mark and I watch some of the first crowd-shot videos which have emerged. Obviously, there are lots of spoilers so if you don’t want to know the answer, look away now. We also go on a bit about a the second keyboard player on the 90125 tour in the two pence segment and Mark reviews Circa’s latest -Valley of the Windmill.

  • How is Dylan Howe doing?
  • What about the setlist?
  • Has it all kicked off well?

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

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Yes Music PodcastYMP patrons:

Preston Frazier | Bill Govier | Wayne Hall | Michel Arsenault

Joseph Cottrell | Jeffrey Crecelius | Michael O’Connor | Paul Tomei | Geoffrey Mason | Lobate Scarp | Fergus Cubbage

Paul Wilson | Jamie McQuinn | Miguel Falcão | Ken Fuller | David Pannell | Brian Sullivan | Joost Doesburg | Jeremy North | Tim Stannard | David Watkinson | Steve Roehr | Geoff Baillie | William Hayes

Robert


Yestival videos we watched:

Mark’s Circa photos:

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The Ladder Revisited – 290

The Ladder
The Ladder

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

This week I couldn’t find a time to record with Mark but we still managed to take another, separate look at The Ladder after many mentions of it recently. Mark also reviews Yesterdays.

  • What to leave out?
  • What to put on?
  • Live or studio tracks?

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

Become a YMP Patron!

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The new iOS YMP app! Download it here.

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Yes Music PodcastYMP patrons:

Preston Frazier | Bill Govier | Wayne Hall | Michel Arsenault

Joseph Cottrell | Jeffrey Crecelius | Michael O’Connor | Paul Tomei | Geoffrey Mason | Lobate Scarp | Fergus Cubbage

Paul Wilson | Jamie McQuinn | Miguel Falcão | Ken Fuller | David Pannell | Brian Sullivan | Joost Doesburg | Jeremy North | Tim Stannard | David Watkinson | Steve Roehr | Geoff Baillie | William Hayes

Robert


 

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What we wish Yes and ARW would play live in 2017 – 279

90125
90125 on vinyl for Record Store Day 2017!

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

If it was up to us, here are some songs we would like Yes and ARW to play in their Summer tours, 2017. There’s also a two pence about what live albums we would like to see next and Mark reviews the Bill Bruford album – Earthworks.

  • Could there be a Yestival II featuring albums beyond Drama?
  • What could ARW add to their setlist?
  • Could the current Yes line up cope with really old songs?

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

Become a YMP Patron!

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The new iOS YMP app! Download it here.

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Mark’s Earthworks vinyl:

Ken Fuller’s Record Store Day 90125 vinyl:


Yes Music PodcastYMP patrons:

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

Joseph Cottrell | Jeffrey Crecelius | Michael O’Connor | Paul Tomei | Geoffrey Mason | Lobate Scarp | Fergus Cubbage

Paul Wilson | Jamie McQuinn | Miguel Falcão | Ken Fuller | David Pannell | Brian Sullivan | Joost Doesburg | Jeremy North | Tim Stannard | David Watkinson | Steve Roehr | Geoff Baillie | William Hayes

Robert


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ARW live in Birmingham – 13th March 2017 – 273

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

Kevin feeds back from the ARW concert. Wow. Mark interviews him about his experiences and there’s even time for a Patrick Moraz review!

  • What was the ARW concert experience like?
  • Were the band on top form?
  • How was the venue and the sound?

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

Become a YMP Patron!

If you would like to support the Yes Music Podcast, there is a new Patreon page where you can sign up.

The new iOS YMP app! Download it here.

The new Android YMP app! Download it here.


Yes Music PodcastYMP patrons:

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

Joseph Cottrell | Jeffrey Crecelius | Michael O’Connor | Paul Tomei | Geoffrey Mason | Lobate Scarp | Fergus Cubbage

Paul Wilson | Jamie McQuinn | Miguel Falcão | Ken Fuller | David Pannell | Brian Sullivan | Joost Doesburg | Jeremy North | Tim Stannard | David Watkinson | Steve Roehr | Geoff Baillie | William Hayes

Robert


David Watkinson’s forthcoming book:

The ARW Trip!



Mark’s photos of Timecode by Patrick Moraz:


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ARW as they were in Union Live – 272

Tales from Yesterday
Tales from Yesterday

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

Before the ARW concert on Monday night, Kevin and Mark discuss how the three musicians performed together when they were all in Yes for the Union tour. There’s also a two-part two pence dealing with Asia and Geddy Lee and an album review from Mark of the compilation record, Tales From Yesterday. Wow!

  • What can Kevin expect fro ARW on Monday night?
  • How did they get on live in 1991?
  • What might be the differences now?

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

Become a YMP Patron!

If you would like to support the Yes Music Podcast, there is a new Patreon page where you can sign up.

The new iOS YMP app! Download it here.

The new Android YMP app! Download it here.


Yes Music PodcastYMP patrons:

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

Joseph Cottrell | Jeffrey Crecelius | Michael O’Connor | Paul Tomei | Geoffrey Mason | Lobate Scarp | Fergus Cubbage

Paul Wilson | Jamie McQuinn | Miguel Falcão | Ken Fuller | David Pannell | Brian Sullivan | Joost Doesburg | Jeremy North | Tim Stannard | David Watkinson | Steve Roehr | Geoff Baillie | William Hayes

Robert


Mark’s photos of Tales from Yesterday:

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Everyone in Yes is a newcomer! 270

Citizen by Billy Sherwood
Citizen by Billy Sherwood

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

It’s half term holiday for me this week so the episode is slightly shorter than normal. However, Mark and I manage to think about the idea that everyone in Yes currently is a ‘newcomer’ if you stretch that concept as far as possible. Also, Mark reviews Citizen by Billy Sherwood and there’s plenty of news.

  • What was the first studio-recorded moment of each of the current members of the band?
  • Was each recorded debut as successful as the rest?
  • Does it make a difference how much live playing goes on before a new member contributes to a studio album?

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

Become a YMP Patron!

If you would like to support the Yes Music Podcast, there is a new Patreon page where you can sign up.

The new iOS YMP app! Download it here.


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 | Lobate Scarp | Fergus Cubbage

Paul Wilson | Jamie McQuinn | Miguel Falcão | Ken Fuller | David Pannell | Brian Sullivan | Joost Doesburg | Jeremy North | Tim Stannard | David Watkinson | Steve Roehr | Geoff Baillie | William Hayes

Robert

 


 

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An interview with ARW bassist, Lee Pomeroy – 266

Lee Pomeroy
Lee Pomeroy

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

What a treat it was to welcome Lee Pomeroy, bassist with ARW amongst many other bands and projects, onto the show. We had a brilliant time talking to him and we hope you also enjoy listening to it. Mark reviews Time And A Word as well as taking the plunge with a new segment all about his passion for things technical in recorded Yes music. Enjoy!

  • What’s it like playing with Rick Wakeman?
  • How important is it to honour Chris Squire’s bass lines?
  • Why do you play your bass upside down?

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

Become a YMP Patron!

If you would like to support the Yes Music Podcast, there is a new Patreon page where you can sign up.


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 | Lobate Scarp

Paul Wilson | Jamie McQuinn | Miguel Falcão | Ken Fuller | David Pannell | Brian Sullivan | Joost Doesburg | Jeremy North | Tim Stannard | David Watkinson | Steve Roehr | Geoff Baillie | William Hayes

Robert

You can pre-order the box set here:  https://Vangelis.lnk.to/Delectus

Vangelis Website: http://www.elsew.com

https://www.facebook.com/VangelisOfficial/


Mark’s vinyl review photos:

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Yes Live at Rock in Rio, 1985 – 265

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

We discuss the amazing 1985 concert known as Rock in Rio and Mark reviews Rick Wakeman’s Rock and Roll Prophet.

  • How did the band cope with the 220,000 in the audience?
  • How did this line up come over?
  • How did the older material sound?

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

Become a YMP Patron!

If you would like to support the Yes Music Podcast, there is a new Patreon page where you can sign up.


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 | Lobate Scarp

Paul Wilson | Jamie McQuinn | Miguel Falcão | Ken Fuller | David Pannell | Brian Sullivan | Joost Doesburg | Jeremy North | Tim Stannard | David Watkinson | Steve Roehr | Geoff Baillie | William Hayes

Robert


Mark’s Wakeman photos:

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YMP 5th Anniversary – Part 2 with Miguel Falcão – 246

Yes Music Podcast
5 Years!

The second of 5 special, daily anniversary episodes of the podcast featuring conversations with listeners. Today, it’s bass maestro, Miguel Falcão.

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

Miguel Bass!
Miguel Bass!

Information on Miguel’s Skype bass lessons https://miguelbass.com/lessons/

Bulgarian music entries on https://miguelbass.com/tag/bulgaria/
Arrangement of “Pilentse Pee” (it’s the first track of the Mystery of Bulgarian Voices) made with different basses:


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