Steve Nardelli talks about Chris Squire, Peter Banks, The Syn and Syndestructible – 362

Syndestructible

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

In our somewhat delayed episode, Mark and I speak to The Syn front man, Steve Nardelli this week. It was an amazing conversation which delved deeply into all parts of The Syn’s story including a residency at The Marquee Club, supporting Jimi Hendrix,  inventing the Rock Opera, trying to get Chris Squire to turn up to gigs on time and the influence of Peter Banks amongst many other topics.

Also this week, I announce the dramatic changes to the Yes Music Podcast which are planned for 2019. You can’t afford to miss this information. Next year is going to be very special.

  • What were Chris Squire and Peter Banks like to work with?
  • Which Welsh icon was kind to the band?
  • Why couldn’t The Syn get out of their dressing room on the night Jimi Hendrix came to town?

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

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Billy Sherwood’s A Life in Yes Chris Squire Tribute Album – 360

A Life in Yes
A Life in Yes

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

This week we listen to Billy Sherwood’s excellent Chris Squire Tribute album, A life in Yes. We also discuss what Anderson, Rabin and Wakeman could have brought to that album if things had been very different – which is a topic suggested by Steven Shinder and not Daniel Krohn as I say later on in the episode – sorry Steven.

  • Who is on this collection?
  • How do the versions sound?
  • Is it a fitting tribute to Chris Squire?

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

Musicology analysis of the cover songs made by Yes, specifically Every Little Thing – spotted by José David.

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Our Favourite songs from Time and A Word – 358

Time and a Word
Time and a Word

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

While we wait for the German version re-issue of Time and a Word on Record Store Day Black Friday, we decided to listen again to the original record and choose our favourite songs. We also muse on the recent trend of private pressings in our 2 pence segment.

  • What 3 singles did we choose?
  • What can we tell about Jon Anderson’s solo work?
  • Are there any clues to 1000 Hands?

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

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Half Term Replay – 357

Leave It on 12 inch single
Leave It on 12 inch single

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

As it’s half term for me and my family this week, I dipped into the archives and found the episode I released almost exactly 5 years ago. It was recorded in my car as I travelled to Nottingham for work. It tells the story of finding a Leave It 12 inch single in a charity shop and includes my thoughts on the item. It’s a bit of a blast from the past!

  • Where did I come across this item?
  • Is it any good?
  • What was the point of 12 inch singles?

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

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Geoff Bailie’s New Yes Show!

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The last time Anderson, Howe, White, Squire and Wakeman played together – 351

Songs from Tsongas DVD
Songs from Tsongas DVD

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

This week Mark and I have been considering Songs From Tsongas in order to re-live the last time Howe, White, Anderson and Wakeman were together on stage along with the late great Chris Squire. With the recent ARW and Yes live offerings perhaps only offering us part of the story, does Songs from Tsongas now seem like the full picture?

  • Was it better when the ‘classic’ lineup were with us?
  • How does the acoustic section come over?
  • How is the band interaction?

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

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Yes singles part 20 – Heaven and Earth – 343

Heaven & Earth
Heaven & Earth

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

We’ve (finally) reached the end of the Yes singles series with Heaven and Earth which didn’t really have any proper singles at all. However, it does give us a chance to think about Yes’ latest studio album again and we also have a bass focus in our 2 pence segment.

  • What’s is it with Heaven and Earth?
  • Were there any singles?
  • Why was RTB used again?

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

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Yes miscellany – it’s all a matter of opinion – 341

My copy of Relayer
My copy of Relayer

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

This week I’m preoccupied with arrangements for the family funeral but I managed to meet up with Mark to discuss a selection of Yes topics which I hope you will enjoy. Please do add your answers to the various questions I posed in the comments.

  • What’s your favourite Yes memorabilia?
  • What’s your favourite album pre-1980?
  • Yes or Time and a Word?
  • …and more!

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Fish Out Of Water Deluxe Edition – 336

Fish Our Of Water Deluxe Edition
Fish Our Of Water Deluxe Edition

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

Mark and I have finally both received our remarkable box sets of the deluxe edition of Chris Squire’s progressive masterpiece, Fish Out Of Water. It’s an expansive set so we get stuck into as much of it as we can this week.

  • What is in that really heavy box?
  • How does the new mix sound?
  • Is it all worth the money?

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

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Geoff Bailie’s New Yes Show!

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Yes singles part 7 – Solo Album singles – 320

Solo Albums
Solo albums – yes I know there’s one missing.

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

In a detour, we talk about the singles from the Solo albums Yes members produced after Relayer. I couldn’t speak live to Mark this week due to work and family commitments but we still recorded our own thoughts.

  • Did all the solo albums produce a single?
  • Are all of them equally as effective?
  • Does Mark sing in this episode?

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Yes singles part 2 – Time And A Word – 315

Time And A Word
Time And A Word

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

We’ve reached Time And A Word in our survey of Yes’ singles so let us know what you think of Time And A Word b/w The Prophet and Sweet Dreams b/w Dear Father.

Also, I announce the winner of the Downes Braide Association album, Skyscraper Souls and in the Two Pence segment we tackle orchestras and Yes music.

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

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