Episode 81 – Yes Tracks Through Time part 2 – Time and a Word

Time and a Word title
and the time is…various

The eighty-first episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring several studio and live versions of the track, ‘Time and a Word’.

Listen and then let me know if I have missed out any live recordings or if you have different opinions of the performances included by contacting me via any of the different routes on the right hand side or by leaving a comment below!

  • How does this track change in performance?
  • Do the musicians try to stick close to the original?
  • Can you hear the character of the musicians involved through their interpretations?

 

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Episode 79 – Yes Tracks Through Time Part 1 – Astral Traveller

astral lyrics
Cosmic lyrics (Click to enlarge)

The seventy-ninth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring the first in a series of Yes Tracks Through Time. After the initial recording, what happened to songs live? How did different line-ups of the band alter the character of tracks – if at all?

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

  • Which of the three versions of Astral Traveller is the best?
  • Should group members leave tracks alone or add their own character?
  • Does the band’s approach change over time?

 

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R.I.P. Peter Banks

Peter BanksR.I.P. Peter Banks 1947-2013

BBC website obituary

Flash site obituary

If you would like to contribute to Peter Banks’ fund, log into PayPal and then use the email address: themiz@peterbanks.net

 

Please listen to episode 76 for my tribute to Peter Banks.

Episode 76 – An interview with Tom Brislin, Yes live keyboard player

Symphonic Tour Yes keyboardist, Tom Brislin
Symphonic Tour Yes keyboardist, Tom Brislin

The seventy-sixth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring an interview with Tom Brislin who played keyboards on the Symphonic Tour in 2001.

Listen and learn all about Tom, his time with Yes and his own new solo album. Please contact me and keep the dialogue going via any of the different routes on the right hand side or by leaving a comment below!

  • How did Tom get the most important keyboard gig in the world?
  • What was working with the band like?
  • What’s the story behind why Tom plays Trevor Rabin’s guitar solo in Owner of a Lonely Heart on the keyboard? (Thanks, Ben Craven!)

 

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Episode 74 – The Yes Alphabet – ‘I’

...brought to you by the letter, 'I'.
…brought to you by the letter, ‘I’.

The seventy-fourth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring the Yes Alphabet – ‘I’.

Listen and see if you all your letter, ‘I’ selections are there, 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 Yes tracks begin with ‘I’?
  • Is improvisation an important factor in Yes music?
  • What have I left out?

Please send in photographs of your favourite Yes-related memorabilia

  1. Upload your photograph (with your name in the title) via the page here.
  2. Let me know what you have uploaded and why via the contact form here or by leaving a voicemail on the telephone number on the right or via the green ‘Record a message’ button.

If you need to you can use the usual email address instead: show@yesmusicpodcast.com

This can be any kind of Yes item – it doesn’t need to be rare or valuable – we are just interested in the story behind it and why it means so much to you. (By uploading, you agree to let me add your photograph to a YouTube video and to re-tell your story on the podcast.)

Thanks so much for getting involved!!

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