Was the Open Your Eyes Tour Really that good? 368

Open Your Eyes Tour Poster
Open Your Eyes Tour Poster

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

This week, Mark and I listened to a bootleg compilation from shows on the Open Your Eyes Tour. Igor, Billy and the rest of the band made a big impression as you’ll hear…

  • What is a 6-man line up like?
  • Can you hear Billy?
  • How does Igor compare to other Yes keyboardists?

Listen and let us know what you think!

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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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Looking forward to the 5th Anniversary of the YMP – 228

cropped-12063068_1065326200174650_1758245473_n.jpgIt’s half term holiday in my part of the UK this week so I don’t have time to record very much. However, I do manage to look forward to the 5th anniversary of the YMP and Mark reviews a Trevor Rabin album as well as giving us his thoughts on streaming music services and leaking music to YouTube.

  • What was Trevor Rabin’s first album like?
  • Should we use streaming music services?
  • What’s in store for the 5th Anniversary of the YMP?

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

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Live in Budapest – The Revealing Science of God – Episode 199

Live in Budapest
DVD purchased 2015

I watched a DVD of the Open Your Eyes Tour in 1998, featuring some great performances of classic and more modern Yes tracks. It was an enjoyable way to relax after some rather more frenetic and stressful recent experiences!

  • What difference does 17 years make to the performance?
  • What do Billy Sherwood and Igor Khoroshev contribute?
  • Are classics and the latest tracks equally good?

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

 

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From a time when Yes was West and ABWH – Episode 195

Yes Magazine
Yes Magazine Volume 2 Number 2

In the absence of the ‘happening’ I was expecting this week, I have looked at another of Carl Coppage’s brilliant Yes Magazine scans – this one from January 1990 when Trevor Rabin was leading ‘Yes West’ and ABWH were ebarking on a tour of the US.

  • What can we learn about Yes West vs. ABWH?
  • Did it look like ABWH would continue into a second album?
  • What about Rabin’s Yes West? Were there long-term plans? Did they have a singer?

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

 

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