Relayer Live in 2019? 348

Relayer!
Relayer!

Produced by Jeffrey Crecelius, Wayne Hall, Preston Frazier and Bill Govier

With the ‘news’ that Patrick Moraz might be joining Yes live in 2019 to play the whole of Relayer, Mark and I discuss the possibilities and challenges this presents. We listen to/watch recordings from when Moraz was in the band playing the songs from Relayer and then have a chat about it all.

  • How could Moraz be integrated into the current Yes band?
  • What instrumentation is needed for Relayer?
  • Are the songs similar to other Yes music?

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

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Geoff Bailie’s New Yes Show!

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YES Legacy – 50th Anniversary Plaque unveiling – 347

Dr. Bill Bruford
Dr. Bill Bruford

Produced by Jeffrey Crecelius, Wayne Hall, Preston Frazier and Bill Govier

I report back from the amazing YES 50 Plaque unveiling ceremony in London where I met Bill Bruford, members of Chris Squire’s family, Chris Welch and many other Yes fans.

Mark and I chat about the significance of he event and there’s a 2 pence about the Patrick Moraz Relayer rumours and how Yes could perform and record as a collective in the future.

  • How did the plaque unveiling go?
  • Who turned up?
  • Should we expand the idea of what Yes is?

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

Simon Barrow’s photos:

Henry Potts’ photos:

Gary Andrews’ photos:

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Geoff Bailie's New Yes Show!
Geoff Bailie’s New Yes Show!

Geoff Bailie’s brand new Yes show! https://progreport.com/radio/
Live at 7pm UK and 10am Eastern Time on Fridays! Then, get it on iTunes/Apple Podcasts.

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Yes singles part 6 – Tales from Topographic Oceans and Relayer – 319

Relayer featuring Patrick Moraz
Relayer featuring Patrick Moraz

Produced by Robert Nasir, Jeffrey Crecelius, Wayne Hall, Preston Frazier and Bill Govier.

No singles were released from Tales From Topographic Oceans – unless you know differently…so we have skipped right along to Relayer and its single, Soon which had an edit of Sound Chaser on the B side. We also discuss Cruise to the Edge and there’s plenty of other news as well.

  • What does Soon sound like, ripped out of its rightful place in Gates of Delirium?
  • Sound Chaser as a B side? Really?
  • Is there anything else which could have been released?

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

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Hidden Yes gems in your collection – 219

Yesterdays
Yesterdays Roger Dean label

In a shorter episode because of Easter, I think about some aspects of Yes albums I don’t normally dwell on. Also, Mark Anthony K reviews a remarkable Billy Sherwood album.

  • What hidden gems can you think of?
  • What are your favourite vinyl record labels?
  • Are CDs as good as you older record labels?

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

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Roger Dean’s Views – 205

Views
Views, by Roger Dean – a gift from Conan

After a very kind gift from Conan J Robison, I am now the proud owner of ‘Views’ by Roger Dean. Published in 1975, this is an amazing book.

  • What else did Roger Dean do at the start of his career?
  • Is there a link between Roger Dean’s art and Yes’ music?
  • How much of Dean’s work for Yes is covered in this book?

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

 

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Episode 155 – Updates and some thoughts from Bob Keeley

relayer
Vinyl purchased circa. 1988

The one hundred and fifty fifth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring a quick set of updates as well as the Yes-related thoughts of Bob Keeley.

  • Is the new live album worth bothering with?
  • The 2014 re-mix of Relayer – new clips.

Listen to the episode and then let me know if you agree.

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Episode 154 – Relayer revisited – Part 3

relayer
Vinyl purchased circa. 1988

The one hundred and fifty forth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring a fresh look at the 1974 studio album, Relayer. Part 3 is about the second and third tracks, Sound Chaser and To Be Over.

  • How do these two tracks compare with Gates of Delirium?
  • Is Patrick Moraz behind the jazz-fusion?
  • What has the baroque ‘Fugue’ technique got to do with this album?

Listen to the episode and then let me know if you agree.

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Episode 153 – Relayer revisited – Part 2 – Gates of Delirium – Yes Music Podcast

relayer
Vinyl purchased circa. 1988

The one hundred and fifty third episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring a fresh look at the 1974 studio album, Relayer. Part 2 is about the first track, Gates of Delirium.

  • What is the track based on?
  • How deliberate is the ‘story-telling’ aspect?
  • Does the radically different approach work as a Yes piece?

Listen to the episode and then let me know if you agree.

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Episode 152 – Relayer revisted – Part 1

relayer
Vinyl purchased circa. 1988

The one hundred and fifty second episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring a fresh look at the 1974 studio album, Relayer.

  • How did Patrick Moraz find himself a member of Yes?
  • What type of accident links Moraz and Alan White?
  • What do the Yes books say about the origins of the album?

Listen to the episode and then let me know if you agree.

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Episode 124 – The Yes Alphabet – ‘R’

R
…brought to you by the letter, ‘R’.

The one hundred and twenty fourth episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring an exploration of some concepts and music beginning with ‘R’.

  • What albums and tracks begin with ‘R’?
  • What concepts relating to Yes begin with ‘R’?
  • Which ‘R’ rescued the band in the 1980s? (Arguably…)

Listen and see if youspot any letter ‘R’s I have left out, then let me know by contacting me via any of the methods below.

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