Saxlife plays Yes – Total Sax Retain – 215

Saxlife Plays Yes!
CD donated by John Doyle 2016

John Doyle very kindly sent me his copy of Saxlife plays Yes – Total Sax Retain which is the brainchild of saxophonist, Jamison Smeltz. So this week I got to listen carefully to Yes classics arranged for saxophone quartet.

There is also a review from Mark Anthony K of Heaven and Earth.

  • How does Yes music sound when arranged for saxophone quartet?
  • How were the tracks put together?
  • Is this a good ‘tribute’ album?

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

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Episode 148 – Playing someone else’s part

Jon Davison
Jon Davison sings almost all someone else’s parts…

The one hundred and forty-eighth episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring lots of news as well as some thoughts about what happens when new group members have to play lines they didn’t create.

  • Can the original feel be replicated by new personnel?
  • Copy or add a new slant?
  • Are new versions always successful?

Listen to the episode and then let me know what you think via any of the methods below.

Please record a voicemail saying, “This is [insert name] from [insert location] and you’re listening to the Yes Music Podcast” in your own language and accent.

I’ll play all the ones I receive on the 150th episode! Many thanks.

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Episode 147 – Heaven and Earth CD audio unboxing

Finally got my copy!
Heaven and Earth CD – purchased 2014

The one hundred and forty-seventh episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring my reactions to unboxing Heaven and Earth CD. This is the third of three short episodes while I am away on holiday.

  • What is the packaging like?
  • Does it feel like a Yes album?
  • Does the Roger Dean artwork come over well in this format?

Listen to the episode and then let me know what you think via any of the methods below.

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Episode 146 – Heaven and Earth Live in 2014

Heaven and Earth
Heaven and Earth logo

The one hundred and forty-sixth episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring some reactions to YouTube videos of the first couple of tracks from Heaven and Earth live in 2014. This is the second of three short episodes while I am away on holiday.

  • Do the new tracks work live?
  • Can the band play them?
  • Will they survive in the repertoire?

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Episode 143 – Heaven and Earth release

Heaven and Earth
New in July 2014

The one hundred and forty-second episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring some thoughts about the release of Heaven and Earth and the reaction to it. Also, a great review of Yes live by Kevin Brodie.

  • How did all the negative reactions to the new album make you feel?
  • What does Fragile sound like live?
  • Does the current Yes gig concept work?

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