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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Episode 118 – Yes concert intro music

Photo by Bob Mantin
How to hype up the crowd…

The one hundred and eighteenth episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring an exploration of the music the band have used over the years to introduce their concerts.

  • How many different pieces have been used?
  • Are they all classical?
  • Which is the most effective?

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Episode 101 – The Yes Alphabet – N – Yes Music Podcast

N
…brought to you by the letter, ‘N’.

The one hundred and first episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring the Yes Alphabet – ‘N’.

Listen and see which letter ‘N’s I have missed, then let me know by contacting me via any of the different routes on the right hand side or by leaving a comment below!

  • Nostalgia’s not what it used to be – or is it?
  • New Age – is that relevant?
  • What is the connection between Yes music and Star Wars?

 

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Episode 101 – The Yes Alphabet – N

N
…brought to you by the letter, ‘N’.

The one hundred and first episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring the Yes Alphabet – ‘N’.

Listen and see which letter ‘N’s I have missed, then let me know by contacting me via any of the different routes on the right hand side or by leaving a comment below!

  • Nostalgia’s not what it used to be – or is it?
  • New Age – is that relevant?
  • What is the connection between Yes music and Star Wars?

 

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Episode 94 – The Yes Alphabet – M – Yes Music Podcast

M
…brought to you by the letter, ‘M’.

STOP PRESS – before I get lots of messages, I now realise that I have missed Patrick Moraz out of the ‘M’ Alphabet episode. Oops. I will add him in next week!

The ninety-forth episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring the Yes Alphabet – ‘M’.

Listen and see which letter ‘M’s I have missed, then let me know by contacting me via any of the different routes on the right hand side or by leaving a comment below!

  • What musical instruments beginning with ‘M’ made a big difference to the Yes sound?
  • What albums and tracks begin with ‘M’?
  • What about the ‘M’ in ‘MTV’?

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Episode 94 – The Yes Alphabet – M

M
…brought to you by the letter, ‘M’.

STOP PRESS – before I get lots of messages, I now realise that I have missed Patrick Moraz out of the ‘M’ Alphabet episode. Oops. I will add him in next week!

The ninety-forth episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring the Yes Alphabet – ‘M’.

Listen and see which letter ‘M’s I have missed, then let me know by contacting me via any of the different routes on the right hand side or by leaving a comment below!

  • What musical instruments beginning with ‘M’ made a big difference to the Yes sound?
  • What albums and tracks begin with ‘M’?
  • What about the ‘M’ in ‘MTV’?

Please contribute to the Episode 100 audio feedback project before 12th August, 2013

Please send an audio message to the show via any of the methods on the right hand side of the website. You don’t have to say anything elaborate or clever – unless you want to. Just give your name (first name alone is fine if you want) and where in the world you are. Many thanks! I look forward to receiving your audio clip to play on the 100th show!

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Episode 88 – The Yes Alphabet – ‘L’ – Yes Music Podcast

L
Brought to you by the letter, ‘L’…

The eighty-eighth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring The Yes Alphabet – ‘L’.

Listen and then let me know if I have missed out any of your letter ‘L’ suggestions by contacting me via any of the different routes on the right hand side or by leaving a comment below!

  • Which tracks and albums  begin with ‘L’?
  • Who or what is ‘Longwalker’?
  • Which legendary letter ‘L’ almost takes his place amongst the ranks of band personnel?

 

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