ABWH Live at the NEC October 24th 1989 – Part 2 – 209

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ABWH Live with Tony Levin

I finally get a chance to listen to the first disc of this collection. There is also time for another live review from Mark Anthony K and a top ten from Steve Roehr! Add to all this some amazing news about Anderson, Rabin, Wakeman, a press release from Yes and a preview of Dave Watkinson’s new book and it’s a packed episode!

  • How does Levin actually sound?
  • Does the structure of the concert work?
  • What is the ABWH choir like?

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

 

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Live in Budapest – The Revealing Science of God – Episode 199

Live in Budapest
DVD purchased 2015

I watched a DVD of the Open Your Eyes Tour in 1998, featuring some great performances of classic and more modern Yes tracks. It was an enjoyable way to relax after some rather more frenetic and stressful recent experiences!

  • What difference does 17 years make to the performance?
  • What do Billy Sherwood and Igor Khoroshev contribute?
  • Are classics and the latest tracks equally good?

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

 

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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 170 – An Interview with Clive Bayley from Mabel Greer’s ToyShop

New Way of Life
Promotional copy received 2015

The one hundred and seventieth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring an interview with Clive Bayley from Mabel Greer’s Toyshop.

  • What was it like in London in the late 1960s?
  • Was it obvious that the Yes men who joined Mabel Greer’s Toyshop would go on to become so successful?
  • Why has band got back together in 2014/5 and recorded an album?

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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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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