Yes live in Birmingham 6th May 2016

Drama and Fragile Live!
Drama and Fragile Live!
I feed back from my amazing concert experience with William in Birmingham on 6th May 2016. Mark Anthony K reviews YesShows and also gives us his latest ‘2 pence’!

  • How does Drama work live?
  • Does Billy Sherwood fit in?
  • Who do I speak to in Birmingham?

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Fragile Definitive Edition, mixed by Steven Wilson – part 1- 217

 

Fagile
CD/Blu-ray purchased 2016

Despite what I say at the beginning of the episode, this is definitely episode 217. I finally manage to crack open my copy of the Steven Wilson Fragile remixes. Also, Mark Anthony K spins Rick Wakeman’s Sea Airs and there’s a news round up.

  • What has Steven Wilson managed to find in the archives?
  • How does the new version of Fragile ‘feel’?
  • Why might Mark fall asleep at the wheel listening to this Wakeman record?

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

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ABWH Live at the NEC October 24th 1989 – Part 1 – 208

Christmas @yesofficial haul #3 #progrock #prog @grumpyoldrick
ABWH Live with Tony Levin

I have been unwell this week so I have only had time to listen to the first moments of the ABWH Live at the NEC package. However, I have had time to look at the sleeve notes and do a bit of research. There’s also a great review of a Jon and Vangelis album from Mark Anthony K and another ‘list’ from Marc Cadmore.

  • Why was this recording made?
  • Why was it not released until 2012?
  • Who is playing on it?

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

 

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Episode 183 – Yes Tracks Through Time Part 9 – Drama Tracks

Drama!
Drama to be played live in 2016 in its entirety!

In this tracks through time edition, I listen to the previous outings of some Drama tracks.

  • What can we expect from these Drama tracks live in 2016?
  • Is Jon Davison going to be the best Yes singer for Drama?
  • Who else has played these tracks?

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

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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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Episode 123 – Re-evaluating Tony Kaye’s early contribution to Yes

Tony Banks
Tony Kaye, first Yes keyboard player

The one hundred and twenty third episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring a re-evaluation of the contribution of Tony Kaye to the early band.

  • Is Kaye an integral part of the early band?
  • What is his contribution?
  • Why did he leave?

Listen and see if you agree with me, then let me know by contacting me via any of the methods below.

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Episode 115 – The Yes Alphabet – ‘P’

P
…brought to you by the letter, ‘P’.

The one hundred and fifteenth episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring some interesting concepts and tracks beginning with the letter ‘P’.

  • Are there any’P’  band members?
  • What concepts begin with ‘P’?
  • How many ‘P’ tracks are there?

Listen and see if you can spot anything I have missed out, then let me know by contacting me via any of the methods below.

Please get involved with the YMP e-book – for a copy of the guidelines, please see the full blog post on the front page of the website.

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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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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 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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