Episode 179 – Like It Is – Yes at The Bristol Hippodrome – Part 4

The great Chris Squire
The great Chris Squire
Like It Is
CD/DVD purchased 2014

This week I watch the second part of the DVD from  Like It Is – Yes at The Bristol Hippodrome. This is the whole of The Yes Album.

  • Does Downes’ playing look as good as it sounds?
  • How is A Venture approached?
  • What else can we learn about the musicians from seeing them rather than hearing them?

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

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Episode 175 – Yes Magazine from 1991

Yes Magazine
Scanned in and sent to me by the generous Carl Coppage

A look at an issue of the Yes Magazine from 1991, kindly scanned and sent to me by Carl Coppage.

  • What can we learn about the state of the band in 1991 from this magazine?
  • With hindsight, what seems odd?
  • What did the Gottlieb Brothers think would happen to Yes after this point?

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Episode 169 – Mabel Greer’s Toyshop – A New Way of Life

New Way of Life
Promotional copy received 2015

The one hundred and sixty-ninth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring the debut album from pre-Yes band, Mabel Greer’s Toyshop. I am interviewing Clive Bayley from the band next week – and hopefully Bob Hagger as well.

  • How interesting is this album to Yes fans?
  • What do the two Yes tracks sound like?
  • What do Billy Sherwood and Tony Kaye add?

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

The boys in the band!
The boys in the band!

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