Yes singles part 8 – Going For The One – 322

Going For The One and its singles
Going For The One and its singles

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

We have reached Going For The One in our grand progress through the Yes singles so we listen to Wonderous Stories, Going For The One and their respective B sides as well as mentioning a few oddities!

The Two Pence section focuses on the new Trevor Horn re-working of Fly From Here – Return Trip which has us both quite excited.

  • Did the band deliberately write singles for Going For The One?
  • Is Wonderous Stories the perfect Yes single?
  • Are Awaken or Parallels really B sides?

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Going For The One ‘Lost’ Songs – 302

Going for the One
Going for the One

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

We listen to the extra songs on the expanded and remastered Going For The One reissue and Miguel Falcao gives us an in-depth look at the Chris Squire masterpiece, Amazing Grace. There’s also a 2 pence on posthumous songs/albums.

  • Are any of the extra songs worth listening to?
  • Why did Chris Squire shelve his solo for so long?
  • What do you think about developing and releasing late Yes men’s recordings?

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Mabel Greer’s Toyshop – new album, ‘The Secret’.

Adrian Beeby’s Crowzone Prog Show

Fred Barringer’s re-imagined Yes covers:

Joseph Cottrell’s Tales and Relayer:

Tales/Relayer

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Hidden Yes gems in your collection – 219

Yesterdays
Yesterdays Roger Dean label

In a shorter episode because of Easter, I think about some aspects of Yes albums I don’t normally dwell on. Also, Mark Anthony K reviews a remarkable Billy Sherwood album.

  • What hidden gems can you think of?
  • What are your favourite vinyl record labels?
  • Are CDs as good as you older record labels?

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Episode 178 – Like It Is – Yes at The Bristol Hippodrome – Part 3

Like It Is
CD/DVD purchased 2014

This week I watch the first part of the DVD from  Like It Is – Yes at The Bristol Hippodrome. This is the whole of Going for the One.

  • How does this epic look on screen?
  • Does the minimal staging work?
  • What can we learn about the musicians from seeing them rather than hearing them?

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Episode 176 – Like It Is – Yes at The Bristol Hippodrome – Part 1

Like It Is
CD/DVD purchased 2014

I’ve finally found time to listen to the latest release from Yes –  Like It Is – Yes at The Bristol Hippodrome. This week I concentrate on the CD of Going for the One.

  • What does Jon Davison sound like when recorded live with the band?
  • Does Geoff Downes simplify Wakeman lines significantly and does it matter?
  • How is Billy Sherwood’s mixing?

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Episode 173 – Yes Live Rarities

Current line-up
How many of the current line-up are included on these recordings?

A CD of Yes Live Rarities from Bob Burns spanning decades of the world’s greatest progressive rock band.

  • What lies in wait – and from what eras?
  • Are any of these recordings different or special?
  • Are these recordings more interesting that Seven Shows From Seventy-Two promises to be?

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Episode 129 – Yes Live in 2014 – Part 3

The 3 albums
The three albums I’m going to hear live.

The one hundred and twenty ninth episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring featuring part 3 of my plans for how to listen to the Yes concert I am attending in May 2014.

  • What should I be looking out for when the band play Going for the One?
  • Which tracks are ‘untouchable’?
  • A surprising announcement…

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Episode 125 – Yes Live in 2014 – Part 1

The 3 albums
The three albums I’m going to hear live.

The one hundred and twenty fifth episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring part 1 my plans for how to listen to the Yes concert I am attending in May 2014.

  • What should I be looking out for when I go to see Yes live?
  • Should I try and listen critically to every track?
  • Should I just enjoy the experience and not worry?

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A brief update

YMPA very brief update at half term, February 2014.

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Episode 115 – The Yes Alphabet – ‘P’

P
…brought to you by the letter, ‘P’.

The one hundred and fifteenth episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring some interesting concepts and tracks beginning with the letter ‘P’.

  • Are there any’P’  band members?
  • What concepts begin with ‘P’?
  • How many ‘P’ tracks are there?

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