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Anyone for tennis – and a pint? In conversation with Yes drummer, Jay Schellen – 621

Produced by Joseph Cottrell, Jeffrey Crecelius and Ken Fuller

We were delighted to be able to speak to Jay Schellen this week about the upcoming Yes UK and Europe Tour and many other topics, particularly his relationship with the late, great Alan White. As you will hear, Jay’s connections with Yes are numerous and he is a truly talented all-round musician, not ‘just’ a drummer.

Stand by for surprising stories, tennis and visits to the pub…

  • How did Jay find himself playing with so many Yes men?
  • What did he learn from Alan White?
  • What is it like playing with Downes, Howe, Davison and Sherwood?

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  • Ken Fuller
  • Jeffrey Crecelius

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Terence Sadler Steve Dill Robert Nasir 
Fergus Cubbage William Hayes Geoff Bailie
Steven Roehr Lobate Scarp Geoffrey Mason
David Watkinson Tim Stannard Robert Vandiver
Brian Sullivan David Pannell Jamie McQuinn
Miguel Falcão Paul Tomei Michael O’Connor
Brian HarrisHogne Bø PettersenGuy DeRome
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The music I use is the last movement of Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite. This has been used as introduction music at many Yes concerts. My theme music is not take from a live concert – I put it together from: archive.org

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Yes Tracks Through Time – Ritual – Shows, Symphonic and Drama – 608

Produced by Joseph Cottrell, Jeffrey Crecelius and Ken Fuller

We continue our Tales from topographic oceans obsession this week with a look at 3 very different live recordings of side 4, Ritual – Nous Sommes du Soleil. The 3 different performances are included in the show notes below. They are from Yesshows (1980) , Symphonic Live (2002) and Topographic Drama (2017). This means we have the following musicians to listen to: Anderson, Squire, White, Moraz, Howe, Downes, Brislin, Sherwood, Davison, Schellen and the whole of the European Festival Orchestra. Wow. There are many differences between the recordings so listen along and see what you think.

  • Which is the best performance?
  • No Wakeman?
  • A whole symphony orchestra – what does it add?

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  • Jeffrey Crecelius

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Jim Morrison Jon Pickles Declan Logue
Gary Betts Alan Begg Michael Handerhan
Barry Gorsky Steve Perry Doug Curran
Martin Kjellberg Todd Dudley Rachel Hadaway
Lind  Paul Hailes Craig Estenes
Mark James Lang Steve Rode David
Bob Martilotta John Holden Stephen Lambe
Dem Fred Barringer Scott Colombo
Chris Bandini David Heyden John Thomson
Mark Baggs John Cowan John Parry
Dave Owen Simon Barrow Steve Scott
Terence Sadler Steve Dill Robert Nasir 
Fergus Cubbage William Hayes Geoff Bailie
Steven Roehr Lobate Scarp Geoffrey Mason
David Watkinson Tim Stannard Robert Vandiver
Brian Sullivan David Pannell Jamie McQuinn
Miguel Falcão Paul Tomei Michael O’Connor
Brian HarrisHogne Bø PettersenGuy DeRome
Aaron Steelman
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Olias of Sunhillow inspires the making of this Indie-Prog album by Peter D’Amore – 598

Produced by Joseph Cottrell, Jeffrey Crecelius and Ken Fuller

This week we spoke to the generous Peter D’Amore, the longtime Yes fan who spent 7 years making his own ‘Olias’ album, an indie/Prog 2-CD project. We talk about his music, his Yes influences and many aspects of the band including the latest album and the setlist that was played on the warm-up night a couple of days ago.

I’ve embedded several of Peter’s YouTube videos into the show notes including his recent collaboration with Billy Sherwood, so do take a listen to those.

  • How did Peter discover Yes?
  • How did Peter miss out on playing live with the band?
  • Why is Yes so important to him and his wife?

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Peter D’Amore:

https://linktr.ee/peterdamoremusic


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YMP Patrons:

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  • Joseph Cottrell
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  • Jeffrey Crecelius

Patrons:

Jim Morrison Jon Pickles Declan Logue
Gary Betts Alan Begg Michael Handerhan
Barry Gorsky Steve Perry Doug Curran
Martin Kjellberg Todd Dudley Rachel Hadaway
Lind  Paul Hailes Craig Estenes
Mark James Lang Steve Rode David
Bob Martilotta John Holden Stephen Lambe
Dem Fred Barringer Scott Colombo
Chris Bandini David Heyden John Thomson
Mark Baggs John Cowan John Parry
Dave Owen Simon Barrow Steve Scott
Terence Sadler Steve Dill Robert Nasir 
Fergus Cubbage William Hayes Geoff Bailie
Steven Roehr Lobate Scarp Geoffrey Mason
David Watkinson Tim Stannard Robert Vandiver
Brian Sullivan David Pannell Jamie McQuinn
Miguel Falcão Paul Tomei Michael O’Connor
Brian HarrisHogne Bø Pettersen
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Our (not really) new Facebook YMP Discussion Group is open to anyone to join but I’ll be adding rules and joining requirements when I have time (one day…). One of the advantages of the new format is that all members of the group have the same ability to post content, so it’s a bit more egalitarian, or somesuch. Please do search for the group and join in.

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Theme music

The music I use is the last movement of Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite. This has been used as introduction music at many Yes concerts. My theme music is not take from a live concert – I put it together from: archive.org

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How does staging affect Yes music? – 586

Produced by Joseph Cottrell, Ken Fuller, Wayne Hall and Jeffrey Crecelius

This week Mark and I talk about various different approaches Yes have had to their stage design over the decades. This was partly prompted by the rumour that the band are intending to change they way in which they set up from 2024 onwards.

Do let us know what Yes stage setups have been your favourites and why in the show notes for this week’s episode.

  • What is your favourite Yes stage setup?
  • Do you like 3D sets?
  • Are the current video walls a good idea?

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The ‘revolutionary’ revolving stage – photo by Jeremy North

A selection of Forgotten-Yesterdays.com live photos:

1973 | 1974 | 1975 | 1976 | 1977 | 1978 | 1980 | 1984 | 1991 | 2003 | 2019 |


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Chris Bandini

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Neal KaforeyRachel Hadaway
Craig EstenesDemMark ‘Zarkol’ BaggsPaul Hailes
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Fergus CubbageScott Colombo
Fred BarringerDavidGeoff BailieSimon Barrow
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Jon PicklesJohn Thomson
John CowanTony HandleyRobertGary Betts
Jim Morrison

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Simon Barrow’s third audio diary entry from #CTTE50 at The Royal Albert Hall – 541

Listen to Simon’s experiences at the London concert of #CTTE50 from the iconic Royal Albert Hall.

Simon’s photos: