Episode 188 – Billy Sherwood’s first time in Yes

Yes Magazine from 1998
Yes Magazine from 1998

With Billy Sherwood officially back as a Yes band member, I look at the first time he joined as a permanent member, through a Yes Magazine issue from 1998, kindly supplied by the Gottlieb Brothers.

  • What did Sherwood think of Open Your Eyes?
  • What did Steve Howe think of Open Your Eyes?
  • What was the 1997 concert tour like?

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Episode 179 – Like It Is – Yes at The Bristol Hippodrome – Part 4

The great Chris Squire
The great Chris Squire
Like It Is
CD/DVD purchased 2014

This week I watch the second part of the DVD from  Like It Is – Yes at The Bristol Hippodrome. This is the whole of The Yes Album.

  • Does Downes’ playing look as good as it sounds?
  • How is A Venture approached?
  • What else 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 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?

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Episode 177 – Like It Is – Yes at The Bristol Hippodrome – Part 2

Like It Is
CD/DVD purchased 2014

This week I listen to the second CD from  Like It Is – Yes at The Bristol Hippodrome. This is the whole of The Yes Album.

  • This was the highlight of the concert I went to see, in some ways. Is it as good on the CD?
  • What about the tempos? Too slow?
  • How does Geoff Downes’ piano work come across?

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?

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Episode 163 – Quiz results and Christmas Yes haul!

Waiting quietly for their turn on this week's episode!
Part of the Christmas Haul!
Quiz!
The Second YMP Quiz!

The one hundred and sixty-third episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring the results of the second YMP Quiz and a preview of the items I received for Christmas which I am going to be featuring in forthcoming episodes.

  • Who won the quiz?
  • Who were the runners up?
  • What Yes related items did I receive for Christmas?

Listen to the episode and then add your contributions in any way you like!

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Episode 162 – Why Bother with Yes Memorabilia?

Japan Tour 2014 Key RIng
Japan Tour 2014 Key Ring from Michiru Kuruma (Click to enlarge)

The one hundred and sixty-second episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring some thoughts about memorabilia and a list of my favourites.

  • Why do people collect memorabilia?
  • What is it?
  • What are your favourite pieces of Yes memorabilia?

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Episode 155 – Updates and some thoughts from Bob Keeley

relayer
Vinyl purchased circa. 1988

The one hundred and fifty fifth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring a quick set of updates as well as the Yes-related thoughts of Bob Keeley.

  • Is the new live album worth bothering with?
  • The 2014 re-mix of Relayer – new clips.

Listen to the episode and then let me know if you agree.

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