Episode 84 – Yes Tracks Through Time Part 3 – Long Distance Runaround

Long Distance Runaround
The wrong title but we know what they meant…

The eighty-forth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring several different versions of the classic track, Long Distance Runaround.

Listen and then let me know if you agree with my assessment of the performances by contacting me via any of the different routes on the right hand side or by leaving a comment below!

  • How is the studio version developed into a live version?
  • Does it always work?
  • What influence do different band members have on the track?

 

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Episode 82 – Yes QI Part 4 – Yes Complete Deluxe Edition

It was complete at the time...almost
It was complete at the time…almost

The eighty-second episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring some quite interesting things about the Yes Complete Deluxe Edition score book.

Listen and then let me know if agree with my assessment of the book by contacting me via any of the different routes on the right hand side or by leaving a comment below!

  • Do we need a book of scores?
  • Are all the parts played by all musicians included?
  • Is it ‘complete’?

 

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Episode 81 – Yes Tracks Through Time part 2 – Time and a Word

Time and a Word title
and the time is…various

The eighty-first episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring several studio and live versions of the track, ‘Time and a Word’.

Listen and then let me know if I have missed out any live recordings or if you have different opinions of the performances included by contacting me via any of the different routes on the right hand side or by leaving a comment below!

  • How does this track change in performance?
  • Do the musicians try to stick close to the original?
  • Can you hear the character of the musicians involved through their interpretations?

 

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Episode 79 – Yes Tracks Through Time Part 1 – Astral Traveller

astral lyrics
Cosmic lyrics (Click to enlarge)

The seventy-ninth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring the first in a series of Yes Tracks Through Time. After the initial recording, what happened to songs live? How did different line-ups of the band alter the character of tracks – if at all?

Listen and then let me know what you think of the different approaches by contacting me via any of the different routes on the right hand side or by leaving a comment below!

  • Which of the three versions of Astral Traveller is the best?
  • Should group members leave tracks alone or add their own character?
  • Does the band’s approach change over time?

 

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Episode 78 – Yes Rarities – Part 7 – Paris ’79 – What Might Have Been…

Bootleg
Production values? (Click to enlarge)

The seventy-eighth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring the publicly available ‘lost tracks’ from the Yes Paris sessions in 1979 which were brought to an abrupt end when Alan White broke his foot in a bizarre roller-skating accident. Arguably, this saved the world from some of the worst Yes music of all time. However, you might not agree…

Listen, view the YouTube playlist and then let me know what you think of the music by contacting me via any of the different routes on the right hand side or by leaving a comment below!

  • Is there anything worth salvaging in this collection?
  • What effect did the personal problems have on the music?
  • Was Roy Thomas Baker the right choice as producer?

 

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