Yes singles part 16 – Keys to Ascension and Open Your Eyes – 335

Keys to Ascension and Open Your Eyes
Keys to Ascension and Open Your Eyes

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

We cover the Keys to Ascension albums as well as Open Your Eyes this week in our look at the Yes singles. It’s a complex and unclear picture!

 

  • What was going on in the band and with album releases?
  • Were there any singles?
  • Was this the most confused period of the band’s history?

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

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Keystudio – 227

Keystudio
CD purchased 2001

Anderson Rabin and Wakeman are working on a new album. The last time Anderson and Wakeman worked on a Yes album together was Keys to Ascension 2 so Mark and I take this opportunity to think about the studio tracks which are collected on the Keystudio album.

  • Should the studio tracks have been assembled in this album?
  • How does it compare to other studio albums?
  • Should Keystudio be better known?

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

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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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Episode 94 – The Yes Alphabet – M – Yes Music Podcast

M
…brought to you by the letter, ‘M’.

STOP PRESS – before I get lots of messages, I now realise that I have missed Patrick Moraz out of the ‘M’ Alphabet episode. Oops. I will add him in next week!

The ninety-forth episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring the Yes Alphabet – ‘M’.

Listen and see which letter ‘M’s I have missed, then let me know by contacting me via any of the different routes on the right hand side or by leaving a comment below!

  • What musical instruments beginning with ‘M’ made a big difference to the Yes sound?
  • What albums and tracks begin with ‘M’?
  • What about the ‘M’ in ‘MTV’?

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Episode 94 – The Yes Alphabet – M

M
…brought to you by the letter, ‘M’.

STOP PRESS – before I get lots of messages, I now realise that I have missed Patrick Moraz out of the ‘M’ Alphabet episode. Oops. I will add him in next week!

The ninety-forth episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring the Yes Alphabet – ‘M’.

Listen and see which letter ‘M’s I have missed, then let me know by contacting me via any of the different routes on the right hand side or by leaving a comment below!

  • What musical instruments beginning with ‘M’ made a big difference to the Yes sound?
  • What albums and tracks begin with ‘M’?
  • What about the ‘M’ in ‘MTV’?

Please contribute to the Episode 100 audio feedback project before 12th August, 2013

Please send an audio message to the show via any of the methods on the right hand side of the website. You don’t have to say anything elaborate or clever – unless you want to. Just give your name (first name alone is fine if you want) and where in the world you are. Many thanks! I look forward to receiving your audio clip to play on the 100th show!

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Episode 83 – The Yes Alphabet – ‘K’ – Yes Music Podcast

k
…brought to you by the letter ‘K’.

The eighty-third episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring the Yes Alphabet – ‘K’.

Listen and then let me know if I have missed out any of your letter, ‘K’ suggestions by contacting me via any of the different routes on the right hand side or by leaving a comment below!

  • How many versions of Keys to Ascension are there?
  • What are your favourite keyboard moments and little-known facts? Add them to the comments below…
  • Which ‘K’s also played keyboards for the band?

 

Prog rock hero, Yes fan and Yes Music Podcast listener, Ben Craven
Prog rock hero, Yes fan and Yes Music Podcast listener, Ben Craven

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11th May 2013

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Episode 83 – The Yes Alphabet – ‘K’

k
…brought to you by the letter ‘K’.

The eighty-third episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring the Yes Alphabet – ‘K’.

Listen and then let me know if I have missed out any of your letter, ‘K’ suggestions by contacting me via any of the different routes on the right hand side or by leaving a comment below!

  • How many versions of Keys to Ascension are there?
  • What are your favourite keyboard moments and little-known facts? Add them to the comments below…
  • Which ‘K’s also played keyboards for the band?

 

Prog rock hero, Yes fan and Yes Music Podcast listener, Ben Craven
Prog rock hero, Yes fan and Yes Music Podcast listener, Ben Craven

STOP PRESS!

Watch Ben Craven and The Section

on YouTube

11th May 2013

at 2pm UTC!

If you’d like to be part of the specially-invited audience, please email me. There are only 8 places available in the Google+ Hangout On Air for this event.

 

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Episode 81 – Yes Tracks Through Time part 2 – Time and a Word – Yes Music Podcast

Time and a Word title
and the time is…various

The eighty-first episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring several studio and live versions of the track, ‘Time and a Word’.

Listen and then let me know if I have missed out any live recordings or if you have different opinions of the performances included by contacting me via any of the different routes on the right hand side or by leaving a comment below!

  • How does this track change in performance?
  • Do the musicians try to stick close to the original?
  • Can you hear the character of the musicians involved through their interpretations?

 

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Episode 81 – Yes Tracks Through Time part 2 – Time and a Word

Time and a Word title
and the time is…various

The eighty-first episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring several studio and live versions of the track, ‘Time and a Word’.

Listen and then let me know if I have missed out any live recordings or if you have different opinions of the performances included by contacting me via any of the different routes on the right hand side or by leaving a comment below!

  • How does this track change in performance?
  • Do the musicians try to stick close to the original?
  • Can you hear the character of the musicians involved through their interpretations?

 

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