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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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…

Listen and see if you agree with me, then let me know via any of the methods below.

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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?

Listen and see if you agree with me, then let me know via any of the methods below.

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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?

Listen and see if you can spot anything I have missed out, then let me know by contacting me via any of the methods below.

Please get involved with the YMP e-book – for a copy of the guidelines, please see the full blog post on the front page of the website.

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Episode 111 – This Day in Yes History – Part 1

Yes through the years
All our Yesterdays

The one hundred and eleventh episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring a short look back into the history of the band, on this day 10, 20, 30 and 40 years ago.

  • What was the line up at the time?
  • Were the band touring?
  • Was there a recent album to promote?

See if you can recall any of the events mentioned and then let me know by contacting me via any of the methods below.

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Episode 111 – This Day in Yes History – Part 1 – Yes Music Podcast

Yes through the years
All our Yesterdays

The one hundred and eleventh episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring a short look back into the history of the band, on this day 10, 20, 30 and 40 years ago.

  • What was the line up at the time?
  • Were the band touring?
  • Was there a recent album to promote?

See if you can recall any of the events mentioned and then let me know by contacting me via any of the methods below.

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