Bob Cesca – cover artist for Magnification and Symphonic Live – 354

Magnification

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

This week we speak to Bob Cesca, cover artist for Magnification and Symphonic Live who also shot, directed and produced the promotional video for Don’t Go and a documentary on the DVD. Bob shares all sorts of untold stories which I’m sure you will enjoy!

  • How did Bob find himself doing the cover art for Magnification?
  • What was it like working with the band?
  • Was be pleased with the final covers?

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

Magnification and Symphonic Live:

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Yes singles part 18 – Magnification – 340

Magnification and Symphonic Live
Magnification and Symphonic Live

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

We consider the singles (if any) from Magnification this week and talk about that album alongside Symphonic Live. There’s also time for a Two Pence segment on the ARW revelations this week!

  • Were there any singles from Magnification?
  • Does the orchestra work well?
  • Did the band miss a keyboard player – including live?

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

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Anderson/Stolt Invention of Knowledge – 233

Anderson/Stolt Invention of Knowledge
Anderson/Stolt Invention of Knowledge

It’s time to investigate Invention of Knowledge by Anderson/Stolt! Also, Mark reviews Jon Anderson’s Survival and Other Stories and there’s his two pence as well…

  • Is this proper Prog Rock?
  • What’s the production like?
  • Has it been worth the wait?

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

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Hidden Yes gems in your collection – 219

Yesterdays
Yesterdays Roger Dean label

In a shorter episode because of Easter, I think about some aspects of Yes albums I don’t normally dwell on. Also, Mark Anthony K reviews a remarkable Billy Sherwood album.

  • What hidden gems can you think of?
  • What are your favourite vinyl record labels?
  • Are CDs as good as you older record labels?

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

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Magnification 15th Anniversary – 212

Magnification
A collection of Magnification items purchased in the 2000s

I finally manage to speak to Mark Anthony K about Magnification 15 years after its release.

  • Is this a Yes album?
  • Is it progressive rock?
  • What is the production like?

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

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Tom Brislin Interview Replay – 211

Tom Brislin
Tom Brislin, keyboard wizard!

In a week which I describe on the episode as ‘a complete car crash’ for me, I was hoping to present a conversation with Mark Anthony K about Magnification but instead I’m replaying my interview with Tom Brislin about his live exploits with Yes on the Symphonic Tour.

  • What was it like to play live with Yes?
  • How much did Tom feel part of the band?
  • Was this the best musical experience of his life?

Listen to the episode and 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 104 – The Yes Alphabet – ‘O’

O
…brought to you by the letter, ‘O’.

The one hundred and fourth episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring some interesting tracks, facts and concepts beginning with ‘O’.

Listen and see if you can spot any letter ‘O’s I have left out, then let me know by contacting me via any of the different routes on the right hand side or by leaving a comment below!

  • Which albums and tracks begin with the letter, ‘O’?
  • Which instrument has the closest ‘O’ relationship with classical music?
  • Which band member has the most ‘O’ levels (no, not really).

 

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Episode 104 – The Yes Alphabet – ‘O’ – Yes Music Podcast

O
…brought to you by the letter, ‘O’.

The one hundred and fourth episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring some interesting tracks, facts and concepts beginning with ‘O’.

Listen and see if you can spot any letter ‘O’s I have left out, then let me know by contacting me via any of the different routes on the right hand side or by leaving a comment below!

  • Which albums and tracks begin with the letter, ‘O’?
  • Which instrument has the closest ‘O’ relationship with classical music?
  • Which band member has the most ‘O’ levels (no, not really).

 

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