Patrick Moraz, Bill Bruford, Dave Watkinson and ARW Live! 250

arwMark reviews a little-known record by Bill Bruford and Patrick Moraz, Dave Watkinson joins Kevin to talk about his new Warriors book and there is plenty of  discussion of the set list and first videos from ARW live! There’s a 2 pence about holograms (!) and Kevin continues his exploration of the Bill Bruford autobiography. As this is episode number 250, there is also information about the new Patreon page and the winners of the 5th Anniversary quiz are announced. Wow!

  • Moraz and Bruford – what’s that like?
  • What has Kevin Brodie been thinking about Bill Bruford?
  • Which of us has European forebears?

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

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Jon Anderson – Prog God – 241

Jon Anderson Prog God 2016
Jon Anderson Prog God 2016

In the week when Jon Anderson is deified as the 2016 Prog God, we discuss Yes’ whole album live obsession and the fact that Trevor Horn appeared on stage with them again this week. Mark reviews Fly From Here which fits in rather well and Kevin reads the Prog magazine articles about Jon Anderson.

  • What’s Fly From Here like in retrospect?
  • What has Prog magazine to say about its new Prog God?
  • Is there another Trevor Horn-produced album on the way?

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

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Favourites from the Internet plus Yes or Anderson Rabin Wakeman – which is more authentic? 240

Yes' home on the web - YesWorld.com
Yes’ home on the web – YesWorld.com

We are trying out a new format on the podcast beginning this week. There’s the usual news and an album review from Mark (Keys to Ascension II) but then I take part in a discussion of Mark’s 2 Pence which is about how the Internet has changed how we find out about our favourite band and we also have a chance to discuss an email from Joseph Cottrell about the authenticity of the current touring Yes band compared with Anderson Rabin Wakeman – ARW.

  • What’s KTAII like?
  • What have you discovered which amazed you about Yes from the web?
  • Are ARW more Yes than Yes?

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A Yes Miscellany and a World Trade album review – 237

Ken Fuller shot
A shot from Ken Fuller’s concert experience

I’m off on holiday for the next two Fridays so episodes will be shorter than normal. We have the benefit of Mark’s latest album review this week, however – from Billy Sherwood’s World Trade band – and Mark also adds his latest 2 pence for your consideration. I also grab a chance to listen to a couple of interesting miscelaneous tracks from Kevin Brodie’s CDs he sent me recently. Ken Fuller has been to see Yes recently and he has kindly sent along both an audio review and audio review and a set of photographs – thanks Ken!

  • What was World Trade like originally?
  • How was Ken Fuller’s latest Yes gig?
  • What amazing and slightly random Yes related tracks will turn up?

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An interview with ARW drummer, Lou Molino – 236

Lou Molino's website
Lou Molino’s website

In a bit of an exclusive scoop, Mark and I talk to Lou Molino about his role in Anderson Rabin Wakeman, on the drums. I also give my response to the recent Team Rock articlal and Mark has his latest 2 pence to share

  • What is Lou looking forward to about ARW?
  • How has working with Trevor Rabin been in the past?
  • Is there new music in the pipeline?

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

Louis Molino III
Louis Molino III

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Anderson/Stolt Invention of Knowledge Part 2 and an interview with Matt Riddle – 234

Anderson/Stolt Invention of Knowledge
Anderson/Stolt Invention of Knowledge

I listen to the second record of Invention of Knowledge by Anderson/Stolt. Also, Mark interviews Matt Riddle, keyboard player from Yessongs.

  • Do sides 3 and 4 disappoint?
  • What’s the overall assessment?
  • What can we find out from Matt Riddle about playing Yes music?

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

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Anderson/Stolt Invention of Knowledge – 233

Anderson/Stolt Invention of Knowledge
Anderson/Stolt Invention of Knowledge

It’s time to investigate Invention of Knowledge by Anderson/Stolt! Also, Mark reviews Jon Anderson’s Survival and Other Stories and there’s his two pence as well…

  • Is this proper Prog Rock?
  • What’s the production like?
  • Has it been worth the wait?

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

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Talk to be played live by Anderson Rabin and Wakeman! 224

Talk Yes logoThis week Kevin shares some thoughts about Anderson, Rabin and Wakeman tackling Talk live. There is also a review of Talk by Mark and a reminder of what happened last time Kevin went to see Yes live in Birmingham.

  • Keyboards have always been a controversial subject in Talk live – what will Wakeman do?
  • Is Talk a good album?
  • Yes live in Birmingham 2014 – how did it go?

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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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Yes Tracks Through Time – Part 11 – Ritual – 221

Which Ritual is your favourite?
Which Ritual is your favourite?

The ‘other’ track Yes will be playing live from Tales From Topographic Oceans this year – Ritual. Also, Mark reviews a rather different album, Big Generator.

  • Is the Yesshows version the best?
  • How does a Symphonic version sound?
  • When the classic line-up return, what’s the outcome?

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

My son’s directorial debut is here! William Mulryne shot and directed the first single video from November Plot. You can see some more of his band photography here.

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