Dave Watkinson is back to tell us all about Yes concert opening music – 526

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It was great to speak to Dave Watkinson once again on the show this week. Some time ago he published an article on all about the variety of music Yes have used to open their shows over 50 years and more. Mark and I very much enjoyed finding out more from Dave and here is the article – 

After that conversation, there is a contribution from Daniel and Amanda Krohn with a different spin on the change from Relayer to Close to the Edge on the upcoming tour – do stay tuned for that.

  • What kinds of music have been played before and after Yes shows?
  • Isn’t it always The Firebird?
  • Have the band ever played their own music as an introduction?

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Theme music

The music I use is the last movement of Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite. This has been used as introduction music at many Yes concerts. My theme music is not take from a live concert – I put it together from: