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Episode 110 – Unboxing Close to the Edge

Close to the Edge 2013
CD/DVD purchased 2013 (Click to enlarge…)

The one hundred and tenth episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring an audio unboxing of the new Steven Wilson version of Close to the Edge. I am on leave this week so this is a short episode.

  • What is the quality of the packaging like?
  • Are there any interesting additions to the sleeve notes?
  • How can you tell what’s on the discs?

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Episode 109 – Close to the Edge in Prog Magazine

Prog magazine
Magazine purchased 2013

The one hundred and ninth episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring the Close to the Edge edition of Prog Magazine.

  • What interesting items are there from Sid Smith’s research to discover?
  • What does this package contain?
  • Is it worth buying physical magazines in the digital age?

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Episode 92 – The XYZ Project

Super group, XYZ
Super group, XYZ

The ninety-second episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring an exploration of the post-Drama project, XYZ, from Alan White, Chris Squire and Jimmy Page. Dave Lawson of Greenslade was also involved.

Listen and see if you agree with me, then let me know by contacting me via any of the different routes on the right hand side or by leaving a comment below!

  • Is any of the demo material worthy of appearing on the new Yes album?
  • Should XYZ reform and release the songs?
  • Has any of it seen the light of day so far?

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Sad news reached me this week of the passing of another of the extended Yes family, via my former colleague, Jim Sweetman:

R.I.P Mike Dunne, Yes engineer, tape operator and editor.

Mike was a key component in the definition of Yes’ sound and worked with the band from its early days until 1980.

Later, he returned to add his special talent to compilations like, ‘In a Word, Yes’.

Alongside Yes, Mike also worked with many other influential artists such as Mott the Hoople, Jon Anderson (for whom Mike was engineer on ‘Olias of Sunhillow’ and ‘Song of Seven’), Van Der Graaf Generator, Flash, Greg Lake and Alex Harvey.

A generous, gracious gentleman when I emailled him, Mike will be missed by all Yes fans.

Please contribute to the Episode 100 audio feedback project before 12th August, 2013

Please send an audio message to the show via any of the methods on the right hand side of the website. You don’t have to say anything elaborate or clever – unless you want to. Just give your name (first name alone is fine if you want) and where in the world you are. Many thanks! I look forward to receiving your audio clip to play on the 100th show!

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Episode 88 – The Yes Alphabet – ‘L’

L
Brought to you by the letter, ‘L’…

The eighty-eighth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring The Yes Alphabet – ‘L’.

Listen and then let me know if I have missed out any of your letter ‘L’ suggestions by contacting me via any of the different routes on the right hand side or by leaving a comment below!

  • Which tracks and albums  begin with ‘L’?
  • Who or what is ‘Longwalker’?
  • Which legendary letter ‘L’ almost takes his place amongst the ranks of band personnel?

 

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Episode 71 – The Yes Alphabet – ‘H’

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

The seventy-first episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring the Yes Alphabet – ‘H’.

Listen and see if all your ‘H’ ideas are present, then let me know by contacting me via any of the different routes on the right hand side or by leaving a comment below!

  • H is for which one of the most important Yes musicians?
  • Which prog rock instrument begins with H?
  • Which tracks and albums begin with H?

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!!