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What if…the Paris sessions had been successful? 491

Produced by Wayne Hall, Jeffrey Crecelius and Preston Frazier

I had no time to do any news collation this week but I did have time to speak to the redoubtable Geoff Bailie and the equally impressive Mark Anthony K about what could have happened if the ill-fated Paris Sessions of 1979 had ended in a Yes album.

I also invited Geoff to give is thoughts on the forthcoming new Yes album, The Quest.

The Quest by Yes
  • What was that music like?
  • Was it worth finishing off?
  • Would we have had Drama or 90125 or anything else from the band?

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

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Producers:

  • Jeffrey Crecelius
  • Preston Frazier and
  • Wayne Hall

Patrons:

Aaron Steelman

Dave Owen

Mark James Lang

Paul Tomei

Joost Maglev

David Heyden

Martin Kjellberg

Paul Wilson

Bob Martilotta

Lind

Michael O’Connor

William Hayes
Brian Sullivan

David Pannell

Miguel Falcão

Lobate Scarp

Chris Bandini

David Watkinson

Neal Kaforey

Rachel Hadaway

Craig Estenes

Dem

Paul Hailes

Mark ‘Zarkol’ Baggs

Doug Curran

Robert Nasir

Fergus Cubbage

Scott Colombo

Fred Barringer

Scott Smith
Geoff Bailie

Simon Barrow
Geoffrey Mason

Stephen Lambe

Guy R DeRome

Steve Dill

Henrik Antonsson

Steve Perry

Hogne Bø Pettersen

Steve Rode

IanNB

Steve Scott

Jamie McQuinn

Steven Roehr

Ken Fuller

Terence Sadler

Michael Handerhan

Tim Stannard

Jim

Todd Dudley

John Cowan

Tony Handley

John Holden

Joseph Cottrell

John Parry

Keith Hoisington

John Thomson

Barry Gorsky

Alan Begg


Robert and David

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Episode 78 – Yes Rarities – Part 7 – Paris ’79 – What Might Have Been…

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The seventy-eighth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring the publicly available ‘lost tracks’ from the Yes Paris sessions in 1979 which were brought to an abrupt end when Alan White broke his foot in a bizarre roller-skating accident. Arguably, this saved the world from some of the worst Yes music of all time. However, you might not agree…

Listen, view the YouTube playlist and then let me know what you think of the music by contacting me via any of the different routes on the right hand side or by leaving a comment below!

  • Is there anything worth salvaging in this collection?
  • What effect did the personal problems have on the music?
  • Was Roy Thomas Baker the right choice as producer?