Fragile Definitive Edition, mixed by Steven Wilson – part 2 – 218

Fagile
CD/Blu-ray purchased 2016

This week I listen to the newly-remixed album tracks. Also, Mark Anthony K reviews Union Live and I think about the late Keith Emerson.

  • What has Steven Wilson done to the original album tracks?
  • Is this version the best CD so far?
  • Is it worth buying?

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

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Fragile Definitive Edition, mixed by Steven Wilson – part 1- 217

 

Fagile
CD/Blu-ray purchased 2016

Despite what I say at the beginning of the episode, this is definitely episode 217. I finally manage to crack open my copy of the Steven Wilson Fragile remixes. Also, Mark Anthony K spins Rick Wakeman’s Sea Airs and there’s a news round up.

  • What has Steven Wilson managed to find in the archives?
  • How does the new version of Fragile ‘feel’?
  • Why might Mark fall asleep at the wheel listening to this Wakeman record?

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

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Episode 190 – Yes Live in August 2015

Steve Howe 2015
Steve Howe plays ‘Clap’, August 2015. Photo by Preston Frazier, used by permission.

Yes have just begun their US tour 2015. This week I look at some YouTube videos made by fans at those first concerts on the tour.

  • How do the band pay tribute to Chris Squire?
  • Is this still Yes, or is it becoming a tribute band?

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

 

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Episode 161 – James Carter prompts some deep Yes music thoughts

YMP
YMP

The one hundred and sixty-first episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring my reactions to a message I was sent by James Carter

  • How context-bound is music?
  • How do we choose our favourite Yes albums?
  • Am I getting far too self-indulgent?

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

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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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Episode 113 – Steven Wilson Close to the Edge Remixes – part 1 – Yes Music Podcast

Close to the Edge 2013
CD/DVD purchased 2013

The one hundred and thirteenth episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring the new Steven Wilson remixes of Close to the Edge.

 

  • Why would you fork out the money for a new version of Close to the Edge?
  • How could the original be improved?
  • What does 2013 technology add to the 70s classic?

Listen and see if you agree with me, then get involved by contacting me via any of the methods below.

For a copy of the e-book guidelines, please see the full show notes.

 

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Episode 113 – Steven Wilson Close to the Edge Remixes – part 1

Close to the Edge 2013
CD/DVD purchased 2013

The one hundred and thirteenth episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring the new Steven Wilson remixes of Close to the Edge.

 

  • Why would you fork out the money for a new version of Close to the Edge?
  • How could the original be improved?
  • What does 2013 technology add to the 70s classic?

Listen and see if you agree with me, then get involved by contacting me via any of the methods below.

For a copy of the e-book guidelines, please see the full show notes.

 

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Episode 109 – Close to the Edge in Prog Magazine – Yes Music Podcast

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?

See if you agree with me and then let me know by contacting me via any of the methods below.

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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?

See if you agree with me and then let me know by contacting me via any of the methods below.

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Episode 107 – an interview with author, Sid Smith – Yes Music Podcast

Sid Smith
The gentleman of prog, Sid Smith

The one hundred and seventh episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring an interview with Sid Smith, author of a book about King Crimson, writer of many album sleeve notes and a bit of a Yes fan. Sid has recently written the words inside the new Steven Wilson re-mixes of Close to the Edge.

  • Which prog rocker interview was Sid’s favourite?
  • What does Sid think of the news that King Crimson are to active again in 2014?
  • How did he approach the writing of sleeve notes for Close to the Edge?
  • What is Sid going to do with all the left-over material from his extensive band member interviews?

Listen out for the answers to these questions and many more in this brilliant interview!

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