Fragile – by Yes Featuring ARW! – 346

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

A short discussion of the new music by Yes featuring ARW entitled ‘Fragile’ which has been released unofficially on YouTube.

  • Is this just a Rabin solo song?
  • Does it sound like Yes?
  • Do you like it?

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

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Geoff Bailie's New Yes Show!
Geoff Bailie’s New Yes Show!

Geoff Bailie’s brand new Yes show!¬†https://progreport.com/radio/
Live at 7pm UK and 10am Eastern Time on Fridays! Then, get it on iTunes/Apple Podcasts.

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Yes singles part 4 – Fragile – 317

Fragile
Fragile produced just one single – Roundabout

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

Fragile elevated the band further than ever before. Rick Wakeman joined and Roger Dean provided the iconic artwork. The single was Roundabout – perhaps ‘the’ classic song. We also have a 2 pence about ARW’s plans for a huge 50th Anniversary concert…

  • How does the edited version of Roundabout work?
  • What does Rick Wakeman add?
  • No UK single?

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Yes covers we like from YouTube – 310

#YES50 Fan Convention!
#YES50 Fan Convention!

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

Mark and I have been enjoying watching Yes covers on YouTube this week and we share some of our favourites. Also, the big news of the week is the #YES50 Fan Convention in London next year. We have a good chat about that!

  • What makes a good Yes cover?
  • Are there different types?
  • Which roles are more difficult to fulfil?

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#YES50
#YES50
YES Announce Official 50th Anniversary Celebrations
Including UK Fan Convention Day, 25th March 2018
#YES50
Fifty years since the formation of Prog giants, YES, is something worth celebrating and YES intend to celebrate with their fans. They have announced a weekend of events to coincide with their two London shows on 24th & 25th March, the final dates of their 2018 UK tour.
On Sunday, 25th March, the London Palladium will host the YES FAN CONVENTION, an afternoon devoted to all things YES, attended by both current members of the band and YES alumni. This unique event is sponsored by Prog Magazine and will feature:-
¥ The official launch and world-wide exclusive availability of the Drama line-up version of Fly From Here, new lead vocals throughout by Trevor Horn, and remix by Trevor, including an unreleased track. (limited numbers available for purchase)
¥ Roger Dean artwork on display and for sale. Trading Boundaries (Prog Rock venue) will host Roger’s stand at which a new piece of artwork for Close to the Edge will be revealed for the first time
Q & A with various guests & Roger Dean
¥ Exclusive free YES FAN DAY souvenir programme (limited numbers available)
¥ Raffle of YES collectables (monies will go to the chosen charities)
¥ Prog editor, Jerry Ewing. will discuss Prog Magazine and future book release
¥ YES Memorabilia display in the foyer (Curated by David Watkinson)
¥ YES tribute bands: SeYeS and Fragile (with Clair Hamill) will perform classic YES songs
More announcements will follow. Tickets for the Fan Convention are £30 (plus booking fee). Free entry for those who have bought Meet & Greet packages for Saturday or Sunday shows.
All profits from the YES Fan Convention will be donated to 2 charities: The Christie Hospital in Manchester, who looked after the much-loved YES fan Malcolm Birkett, prior to his passing in 2015 (www.christie.nhs.uk/the-christie-charity) and Kangaroos, whose aims are to enhance the lives of special needs and disabled children (www.kangaroos.org.uk)
For full details and to book please go to: yesworld.com or http://bit.ly/2AqIU8x

The videos we talk about:

The new YMP YouTube Channel featuring Mark’s vinyl exploration

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Yes Tracks Through Time Part 13 – The Fish – 283

A whole lot of Fish!
A whole lot of Fish!

Produced by Preston Frazier, David Gordon, Bill Govier, Wayne Hall and Michel Arsenault.

This week it was great to welcome long-time listener, Ken Fuller, onto the show. We listen to the bass master-work, The Fish, and its second iteration, Whitefish, from a variety of different Yes periods. We had a great time!

  • Which version is better?
  • Bruford or White?
  • How good was Squire?

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

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Preston Frazier | David Gordon | Bill Govier | Wayne Hall | Michel Arsenault

Joseph Cottrell | Jeffrey Crecelius | Michael O’Connor | Paul Tomei | Geoffrey Mason | Lobate Scarp | Fergus Cubbage

Paul Wilson | Jamie McQuinn | Miguel Falc√£o | Ken Fuller | David Pannell | Brian Sullivan | Joost Doesburg | Jeremy North | Tim Stannard | David Watkinson | Steve Roehr | Geoff Baillie | William Hayes

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Keystudio – 227

Keystudio
CD purchased 2001

Anderson Rabin and Wakeman are working on a new album. The last time Anderson and Wakeman worked on a Yes album together was Keys to Ascension 2 so Mark and I take this opportunity to think about the studio tracks which are collected on the Keystudio album.

  • Should the studio tracks have been assembled in this album?
  • How does it compare to other studio albums?
  • Should Keystudio be better known?

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

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Heaven & Earth Revisited – 226

Heaven & Earth
The most recent Yes studio album

There’s a huge amount going on in the extended world of Yes but Mark and I take some time out to look back at the most recent studio album and re-assess its merits.

  • Were the band ready to make this album?
  • Is there any progressive music on it?
  • Should it be at the bottom of the Yes album list?

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Yes live in Birmingham 6th May 2016

Drama and Fragile Live!
Drama and Fragile Live!
I feed back from my amazing concert experience with William in Birmingham on 6th May 2016. Mark Anthony K reviews YesShows and also gives us his latest ‘2 pence’!

  • How does Drama work live?
  • Does Billy Sherwood fit in?
  • Who do I speak to in Birmingham?

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Should Yes Play Whole Albums Live? 222

I recorded this episode early in the week shortly before¬†the news of Prince’s death was announced. Another musical genius is gone. It’s turning into a terrible year for our heroes.

On the show, I have a chat with Mark Anthony K about Yes current obsession with playing whole albums live and we come to some conclusions…or maybe not…take a listen and then let us know what you think.

  • Are all albums great in their entirety live?
  • Should Yes persist with this approach?
  • Should they also play a variety of other tracks?

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Fragile Definitive Edition, mixed by Steven Wilson – part 1- 217

 

Fagile
CD/Blu-ray purchased 2016

Despite what I say at the beginning of the episode, this is definitely episode 217. I finally manage to crack open my copy of the Steven Wilson Fragile remixes. Also, Mark Anthony K spins Rick Wakeman’s Sea Airs and there’s a news round up.

  • What has Steven Wilson managed to find in the archives?
  • How does the new version of Fragile ‘feel’?
  • Why might Mark fall asleep at the wheel listening to this Wakeman record?

Listen to the episode and then let me know what you think!

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An Interview with Billy Sherwood – Chris Squire, Yes and Citizen – 216 – Yes Music Podcast

Billy Sherwood
Billy Sherwood

Thanks to Mark Anthony K, we both managed to speak to Billy Sherwood and I’m releasing this episode on Chris Squire’s birthday. Billy talks a lot about his memories of Chris as well as his experience of playing with Yes and his new album, Citizen.

There is also a review from Mark Anthony K of Keys to Ascension I and a lovely recording of Deidre Nelson who is the partner of Yes author, David Watkinson. It’s a lovely and unusual way to experience Jon Anderson’s lyrics.

  • Is Billy looking forward to playing Drama and Fragile?
  • What is the new album, Citizen, all about?
  • What was it like to be part of Chris Squire’s last recording?

Listen to the episode and then let me know what you think!

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