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Episode 107 – an interview with author, Sid Smith

Sid Smith
The gentleman of prog, Sid Smith

The one hundred and seventh episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring an interview with Sid Smith, author of a book about King Crimson, writer of many album sleeve notes and a bit of a Yes fan. Sid has recently written the words inside the new Steven Wilson re-mixes of Close to the Edge.

  • Which prog rocker interview was Sid’s favourite?
  • What does Sid think of the news that King Crimson are to active again in 2014?
  • How did he approach the writing of sleeve notes for Close to the Edge?
  • What is Sid going to do with all the left-over material from his extensive band member interviews?

Listen out for the answers to these questions and many more in this brilliant interview!

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Episode 69 – ‘Classic Yes’

Cassette purchased circa. 1984, CD purchased circa. 2005. (Click to enlarge.)
Cassette purchased circa. 1984, CD purchased circa. 2005. (Click to enlarge.)

The sixty-ninth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring the 1981 compilation album, ‘Classic Yes’.

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

  • Is it possible to have a single album with a representative selection of Classic Yes tracks?
  • Are the right tracks here in the right order?
  • What’s missing?

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Episode 51 – The Yes Alphabet – ‘C’

…brought to you by the letter, ‘C’.

The fifty-first episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring the letter, ‘B’.

Listen and see if your letter ‘B’ choices are included. Then let me know by contacting me via any of the different routes on the right hand side or by leaving a comment below!

  • Which tracks and aspects begin with ‘C’?
  • What links Yes with classical composers such as Vaughan Williams and Brahms?
  • Is Tales from Topographic Oceans the definition of the concept album?
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Episode 5 – ‘Close to the Edge’

The fifth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring the fifth album, ‘Close to the Edge’.

Close to the Edge CD and vinyl
Vinyl purchased circa. 1989, CD circa. 2005 (click to enlarge)
  • Is this the classic Progressive rock album?
  • Are there any classical music parallels to be found here?
  • What gives the music its ‘hook’?

Listen and see if you agree with me then let me know by leaving a comment or contacting me via the different routes on the right hand side!