Episode 22 – ‘Perpetual Change’

Book by David Watkinson (link to buy it in the show notes)

The twenty-second episode of the Yes Music Podcast all about changes in personnel.

  • Are Yes band personnel changes evolution or revolution?
  • Is it more difficult to replace a singer than an instrumentalist?
  • What does the future hold for personnel?

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Interview special 7 – Yes Fan and musician, Joost Maglev

Joost Maglev

It was great to talk to Joost Maglev recently about a very wide range of Yes-related topics including:

  • insights into Chris Squire’s bass technique and technical set up
  • how Yes put their music together
  • Benoit David
  • The future for Yes – hopes and reality

Joost links:

Check out Joost playing a lot of the instruments on this as well as co-writing and producing (teaser video):

Oliver Wakeman re-joins Yes (not really)

Yes are playing at Birmingham Symphony Hall on 11th November, 2011. I can’t afford to go, sadly, but I took a look at the website. Imagine my surprise to see from the photo on the site that Oliver Wakeman will be appearing! Ah, no, wait…that’s an old press photo:

Birmingham Symphony Hall Yes advertisement
Alan White, Chris Squire, Benoit David, Steve Howe and...oh hold on...

Yes ‘no support’ shock!

Also, I was dismayed to see that, according to the advertisement, there is no longer any support for the band we all love, despite the concert being practically sold out already! Oops, wrong again…sorry 😉

Episode 1 – ‘Yes’ and Chris Squire

The first episode of the weekly Yes Music Podcast, featuring the first studio album, ‘Yes’, and bassist Chris Squire.

'Yes' on vinyl and CD
Vinyl purchased circa. 1989, CD purchased circa. 2005 (click to enlarge)

 

  • Personnel – how does this affect the sound of the album?
  • What features of later Yes albums are present here?
  • How does ‘Yes’ stand up as an album and particularly as a Yes album?

 

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