The last time Anderson, Howe, White, Squire and Wakeman played together – 351

Songs from Tsongas DVD
Songs from Tsongas DVD

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

This week Mark and I have been considering Songs From Tsongas in order to re-live the last time Howe, White, Anderson and Wakeman were together on stage along with the late great Chris Squire. With the recent ARW and Yes live offerings perhaps only offering us part of the story, does Songs from Tsongas now seem like the full picture?

  • Was it better when the ‘classic’ lineup were with us?
  • How does the acoustic section come over?
  • How is the band interaction?

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YES FanFest – 50 True Summers – from a distance – 345

Ken Fuller’s programme!

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

Neither Mark nor I were able to get to the YES50 FanFest in Philadelphia but we took part as well as we could remotely. This week we are reflecting on some of the performances and the general feel we picked up remotely. We also have a two pence about whether Yes are playing too often these days.

  • Which Yes men were there?
  • What was played?
  • Was it a worthwhile event?

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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/
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Yes singles part 7 – Solo Album singles – 320

Solo Albums
Solo albums – yes I know there’s one missing.

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

In a detour, we talk about the singles from the Solo albums Yes members produced after Relayer. I couldn’t speak live to Mark this week due to work and family commitments but we still recorded our own thoughts.

  • Did all the solo albums produce a single?
  • Are all of them equally as effective?
  • Does Mark sing in this episode?

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Yes singles part 2 – Time And A Word – 315

Time And A Word
Time And A Word

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

We’ve reached Time And A Word in our survey of Yes’ singles so let us know what you think of Time And A Word b/w The Prophet and Sweet Dreams b/w Dear Father.

Also, I announce the winner of the Downes Braide Association album, Skyscraper Souls and in the Two Pence segment we tackle orchestras and Yes music.

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Virgil and Steve Howe’s Nexus – 309

Virgil and Steve Howe - Nexus
Virgil and Steve Howe – Nexus

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

We announce the winner of the vinyl Topographic Drama competition and review the new Virgil and Steve Howe album, Nexus. It’s a lovely collection. There’s also time for a 2 pence about ARW headlining a festival in June 2018!

  • The pieces on the album were piano demos – how have they been finished off?
  • Does the album work as a whole?
  • Is it limited by being an instrumental record?

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Yes Tracks Through Time – Part 14 – Survival – 307

Survival - Beat Club 1969
Survival – Beat Club 1969

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

I didn’t get to see Rick Wakeman this week, due to a family emergency but we still managed to think about Survival and how it’s been performed over the years. We watch the videos embedded below and then we consider who might also join Yes on stage for #YES50 next year in our 2 pence segment.

  • How was Survival performed back in 1969?
  • How frequently has it appeared in set-lists since then?
  • Is it a good song?

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Yes Videos of Survival:

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Geoff Downes on #Yes50 and Topographic Drama – 305

YES-Topographic Drama
YES-Topographic Drama

Produced by Michel Arsenault, Wayne Hall, Preston Frazier and Bill Govier.

We had the absolute pleasure of welcoming Yes keyboard player Geoff Downes onto the show this week to talk about the forthcoming #Yes50 celebrations and the wonderful, new Topographic Drama – Live Across America album. Geoff shares his thoughts on the inclusion of Tony Kaye in the concerts on the 50th Anniversary tour and how he expects it to work. We also listen in depth to the new live album and share our thoughts on that.

  • What does the new album sound like?
  • What are the performances like?
  • How does Geoff see the Tony Kaye special guest situation working?

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Jon Anderson Olias
Jon Anderson Olias Portrait

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R.I.P. Virgil Howe – 298

Virgil Howe R.I.P.
Virgil Howe R.I.P.

After the terrible news of the passing of Steve Howe’s younger son, Virgil, Mark and I thought it would be inappropriate to release a normal episode of the podcast this week. So instead, here’s a brief statement of our shock and sadness at the death of Virgil Howe.

Steve Howe – Anthology 2 – 296

Anthology 2 - Steve Howe
Anthology 2 – Steve Howe

Produced by Preston Frazier, Bill Govier, Wayne Hall and Michel Arsenault.

Our first ‘proper’ episode for a couple of weeks features the brilliant Steve Howe Anthology 2 as well as a two pence about ARW changing the set list (at last) and there are two Yestival reviews!

  • Can we hear the origins of Howe’s style here?
  • What are those ‘backing tracks’?
  • Is it a worthwhile collection?

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Joseph Cottrell | Jeffrey Crecelius | Michael O’Connor | Paul Tomei | Geoffrey Mason | Lobate Scarp | Fergus Cubbage

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Robert


Anthology 2:

Anthology 2 - Steve Howe
Anthology 2 – Steve Howe

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Yestival is the Steve Howe Show – 294

Two Sides of Peter Banks

Produced by Preston Frazier, Bill Govier, Wayne Hall and Michel Arsenault.

On social media this week there was a suggestion that Steve Howe has taken over Yes – in organisation and playing. So we investigate this claim by watching some live videos of 2017 and much earlier. Also, we have Preston Frazier with us to talk about his recent experience of Yestival and some two pences. Mark also continues his obsession with a review of Two Sides of Peter Banks.

  • Has Steve Howe taken over?
  • Is he dominating Yes?
  • What was it like at a Yestival concert?

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Yes Music PodcastYMP patrons:

Preston Frazier | Bill Govier | Wayne Hall | Michel Arsenault

Joseph Cottrell | Jeffrey Crecelius | Michael O’Connor | Paul Tomei | Geoffrey Mason | Lobate Scarp | Fergus Cubbage

Paul Wilson | Jamie McQuinn | Miguel Falcão | Ken Fuller | David Pannell | Brian Sullivan | Joost Doesburg | Jeremy North | Tim Stannard | David Watkinson | Steve Roehr | Geoff Baillie | William Hayes

Robert


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