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Episode 62 – Start as you mean to go on?

Openings then and now…

The sixty-second episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring the opening tracks of all the studio albums’.

Listen and see if all you agree with my assessment of the way in which each album begins, then let me know by contacting me via any of the different routes on the right hand side or by leaving a comment below!

  • Does the band use the same approach to all opening tracks?
  • Does the opening track always set the scene for the rest of the album?
  • Are all opening tracks equally as successful?

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Episode 51 – The Yes Alphabet – ‘C’

…brought to you by the letter, ‘C’.

The fifty-first episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring the letter, ‘B’.

Listen and see if your letter ‘B’ choices are included. Then let me know by contacting me via any of the different routes on the right hand side or by leaving a comment below!

  • Which tracks and aspects begin with ‘C’?
  • What links Yes with classical composers such as Vaughan Williams and Brahms?
  • Is Tales from Topographic Oceans the definition of the concept album?
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Episode 38 – Yesshows – Part 2

Yesshows – part 2

The thirty-eighth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring sides three and four of the second live album, ‘Yesshows’.

  • Is Patrick Moraz capable of matching Rick Wakeman’s parts on Ritual?
  • Can the band replicate the studio majesty of Ritual live?
  • How do the more ‘accessible’ shorter pieces work?
  • Is Yesshows as good as Yessongs?

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Episode 7 – ‘Tales from Topographic Oceans’ Part 2

The seventh episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring sides 3 and 4 of the sixth album, ‘Tales from Topographic Oceans’.

Vinyl purchased circa. 1989 CD circa. 2005 (click to enlarge)
  • Is side 3 really that difficult to access?
  • Where is Rick Wakeman?
  • Is Tales from Topographic Oceans worth the effort of listening?

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Episode 6 – ‘Tales from Topographic Oceans’ Part 1

The sixth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring the sixth album, ‘Tales from Topographic Oceans’.

Vinyl purchased circa. 1989 CD circa. 2005 (click to enlarge)
  • What difference does new drummer, Alan White, make?
  • What is the connection between Tales, opera and Church music?
  • Should anyone be expected to listen to the whole of Tales from Topographic Oceans?

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