Clive Bayley from Mabel Greer’s Toyshop talks about the new album and Peter Banks – 311

The Secret - Mabel Greer's Toyshop
The Secret – Mabel Greer’s Toyshop

Produced by Jeffrey Crecelius, Michel Arsenault, Wayne Hall, Preston Frazier and Bill Govier.

I wasn’t able to record with Mark this week but I did manage to speak to Clive Bayley of Mabel Greer’s Toyshop which morphed into Yes in 1968. The new album, The Secret, features the late, great Peter Banks on the title song and Clive explains how that came about. Mark also gives his recommendations for those interested in investigating what Peter Banks did next…

  • How does Peter Banks appear on this new album?
  • What influenced are present in this record?
  • Is Mabel Greer’s Toyshop part of the Yes legacy?

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Going For The One ‘Lost’ Songs – 302

Going for the One
Going for the One

Produced by Preston Frazier, Bill Govier, Wayne Hall and Michel Arsenault.

We listen to the extra songs on the expanded and remastered Going For The One reissue and Miguel Falcao gives us an in-depth look at the Chris Squire masterpiece, Amazing Grace. There’s also a 2 pence on posthumous songs/albums.

  • Are any of the extra songs worth listening to?
  • Why did Chris Squire shelve his solo for so long?
  • What do you think about developing and releasing late Yes men’s recordings?

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Mabel Greer’s Toyshop – new album, ‘The Secret’.

Adrian Beeby’s Crowzone Prog Show

Fred Barringer’s re-imagined Yes covers:

Joseph Cottrell’s Tales and Relayer:

Tales/Relayer

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Episode 171 – A Tale of Two Bobs – Hagger from Mabel Greer’s Toyshop and YMP Benefactor, Burns

New Way of Life
Promotional copy received 2015

The one hundred and seventy-first episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring an interview with Bob Hagger from Mabel Greer’s Toyshop and a first look at the contents of an amazing box of Yes delights from the mighty generous Bob Burns!

  • What was it like working with Anderson and Squire?
  • What was getting Mabel Greer’s Toyshop back together like?
  • What’s in the box?

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Bob Burns haul!
Wow! Look what arrived in the post from the very generous Bob Burns!

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Episode 170 – An Interview with Clive Bayley from Mabel Greer’s ToyShop

New Way of Life
Promotional copy received 2015

The one hundred and seventieth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring an interview with Clive Bayley from Mabel Greer’s Toyshop.

  • What was it like in London in the late 1960s?
  • Was it obvious that the Yes men who joined Mabel Greer’s Toyshop would go on to become so successful?
  • Why has band got back together in 2014/5 and recorded an album?

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

The boys in the band!
The boys in the band!

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Episode 169 – Mabel Greer’s Toyshop – A New Way of Life

New Way of Life
Promotional copy received 2015

The one hundred and sixty-ninth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring the debut album from pre-Yes band, Mabel Greer’s Toyshop. I am interviewing Clive Bayley from the band next week – and hopefully Bob Hagger as well.

  • How interesting is this album to Yes fans?
  • What do the two Yes tracks sound like?
  • What do Billy Sherwood and Tony Kaye add?

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The boys in the band!
The boys in the band!

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Episode 168 – In The Present – Live From Lyon – Part 2

Live From Lyon
CD set purchased 2014

The one hundred and sixty-eighth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring the second disc of the live album, ‘In The Present – Live From Lyon’.

  • Can this line up sustain the performance over two discs?
  • Are the epics as good as the shorter songs?
  • Does the concert hang together well?

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

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Episode 167 – In The Present – Live From Lyon – Part 1

Live From Lyon
CD set purchased 2014

The one hundred and sixty-seventh episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring the live album, ‘In The Present – Live From Lyon’.

  • What effect do Oliver Wakeman and Benoit David have?
  • Can this line-up perform the classics?
  • What works best?

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Episode 159 – The Return of Mabel Greer’s Toyshop

New Way of Life
Mabel Greer’s Toyshop – new album

The one hundred and fifty ninth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring a first listen to Electric Funeral, co-written by Chris Squire and Clive Bailey.

  • Does Mabel Greer’s Toyshop sound like early – or any kind – of Yes music?
  • Does Tony Kaye make his presence felt on Hammond organ – or Billy Sherwood?
  • What is the new album going to be like after 45 years apart?

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

 

The boys in the band!
The boys in the band!

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Episode 158 – Yes Tracks Through Time Part 8 – Sweet Dreams

Sweet Dreams
From ‘Time and a Word’

The one hundred and fifty eighth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring three live versions of Sweet Dreams from Time and a Word.

  • What are the main differences in the performances?
  • How many different keyboard players are featured?
  • What can we learn about the state of the band from each performcnce?

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

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