Steve Howe’s Beginnings – 252

'Beginnings' by Steve Howe
‘Beginnings’ by Steve Howe

Produced by Preston Frazier

This week we have reached Steve Howe’s Beginnings in our survey of Yes members’ solo albums. We also have a slightly exasperating 2 Pence about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and an ARW review from Ken Fuller.

  • Steve Howe sings all the lead vocals – why?
  • Does this album hang together as a coherent whole?
  • What would happen to ARW and Yes if the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted Yes this time?

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

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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?

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

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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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Total Rock Review DVD – Part 2 – 231

Looking forward to seeing this early Xmas present courtesy of Paul Caruana! Thank you! @yesofficial #prog #progrock
Courtesy of Paul Caruana!

In a week of amazing contrasts, I return to continue my look at the Total Rock Review DVD and Mark revistis the ABWH album as well as bringing us his two pence on the future of progressive rock. I also have my say on the current ARW ticket pricing issues.

  • What more is there to learn about the early days of the band fromt he DVD?
  • Who will carry the prog torch?
  • Will Yes fans be priced out of seeing ARW?

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

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Geoff Downes on Downes Braide Association’s ‘Suburban Ghosts’ – 201

Suburban Ghosts
Win a copy of the new Downes Braide Association album, ‘Suburban Ghosts’!

After popping into episode 200 last week, Geoff Downes is back to talk about his new album with Chris Braide. Geoff also sets the question to win one of two copies of the album. Send your answers to show@yesmusicpodcast.com by 19th November 2015. I will choose the winners at random on next week’s show.

  • What style of music do Downes Braide Association create?
  • Is there more than meets the eye in this album?
  • How does Geoff fit all his music making in?

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

 

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In The Big Dream with ABWH – Episode 196

In The Big Dream
Supplied by Ken Fuller, a VHS Cassette!
Ken Fuller very kindly sent me this VHS video of In The Big Dream two years ago! I’ve finally got round to watching it…

  • This is described as a compilation – what’s on it?
  • What was the technology capable of in 1989?
  • Does this collection stand the test of time or is it simply a museum piece?

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

 

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Episode 190 – Yes Live in August 2015

Steve Howe 2015
Steve Howe plays ‘Clap’, August 2015. Photo by Preston Frazier, used by permission.

Yes have just begun their US tour 2015. This week I look at some YouTube videos made by fans at those first concerts on the tour.

  • How do the band pay tribute to Chris Squire?
  • Is this still Yes, or is it becoming a tribute band?

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

 

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Episode 183 – Yes Tracks Through Time Part 9 – Drama Tracks

Drama!
Drama to be played live in 2016 in its entirety!

In this tracks through time edition, I listen to the previous outings of some Drama tracks.

  • What can we expect from these Drama tracks live in 2016?
  • Is Jon Davison going to be the best Yes singer for Drama?
  • Who else has played these tracks?

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

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Episode 182 – Yes Live in Europe 2016 – Drama!

Drama!
Drama to be played live in 2016 in its entirety!

In the midst of concern about Chris Squire’s health, Yes have announced that Drama and Fragile will be played in their entirety in 2016 in Europe.

  • What can we expect from Drama live in 2016?
  • Have all the tracks been played live before?
  • What about Trevor Horn’s contributions?

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

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Episode 181 – The Yes Magazine unveils a moment in the band’s history

mystery
Who are these people? Why are they all standing together?

Every issue of the Yes Magazine captures a moment in Yes history in a fascinating way. Thanks to Carl Coppage, I am able to immerse myself in one of these moments this week.

  • Why are fans all talking about a forthcoming box set?
  • What do Jon Anderson and Bill Bruford think of the forthcoming album and tour?
  • What is ‘Dialogue’ and where did it go?

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

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