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

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?

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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

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 107 – an interview with author, Sid Smith

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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Episode 96 – Songs from Tsongas – Highlights

Tsongas DVD
DVD purchased circa. 2005 (Click to enlarge).

The ninety-sixth episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring highlights from the 2005 DVD, Songs from Tsongas – Yes 35th Anniversary Concert.

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  • Is this the classic line-up of the band?
  • What rarities are performed?
  • What are those illuminated globes hovering into view next to Alan White?

LAST CHANCE! 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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