The Yes Album vs. Going For The One – 453

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

Going For The One and its singles
Going For The One and its singles

Unfortunately, both I and Mark have been a bit under the weather this week but we recovered in time to listen to two classic Yes albums and record our thoughts. There’s also time for a few thoughts about Jon Anderson’s new very controversial song!

  • How do these two albums compare?
  • What changed between them?
  • What is Jon Anderson up to now?

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  • Jeffrey Crecelius
  • Preston Frazier
  • Bill Govier and
  • Wayne Hall


Aaron Steelman

Dave Owen

Mark James Lang

Paul Tomei

Joost Maglev

David Heyden

Martin Kjellberg

Paul Wilson

Bob Martilotta


Michael O’Connor

William Hayes
Brian Sullivan

David Pannell

Miguel Falcão

Lobate Scarp

Chris Bandini

David Watkinson

Neal Kaforey

Rachel Hadaway

Craig Estenes


Paul Hailes

Mark ‘Zarkol’ Baggs

Doug Curran

Robert Nasir

Fergus Cubbage

Scott Colombo

Fred Barringer

Scott Smith
Geoff Bailie

Simon Barrow
Geoffrey Mason

Stephen Lambe

Guy R DeRome

Steve Dill

Henrik Antonsson

Steve Perry

Hogne Bø Pettersen

Steve Rode


Steve Scott

Jamie McQuinn

Steven Roehr

Ken Fuller

Terence Sadler

Michael Handerhan

Tim Stannard


Todd Dudley

John Cowan

Tony Handley

John Holden

Joseph Cottrell

John Parry

Keith Hoisington

John Thomson

Barry Gorsky

Alan Begg

Robert and David

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Yes singles part 3 – The Yes Album – 316

£2 for original gatefold The Yes Album from a narrow boat seller in Stratford
The Yes Album with Tony Kaye in plaster

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

This week we discuss The Yes Album and its single, Your Move. It has plenty of variations around the world. We also manage to speak to Dave Watkinson about the #YES50 Fan Convention.

  • Does this single suit the album?
  • What is on the B side and what should be?
  • How successful are the edits?

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Total Rock Review DVD – Part 2 – 231

Looking forward to seeing this early Xmas present courtesy of Paul Caruana! Thank you! @yesofficial #prog #progrock
Courtesy of Paul Caruana!

In a week of amazing contrasts, I return to continue my look at the Total Rock Review DVD and Mark revistis the ABWH album as well as bringing us his two pence on the future of progressive rock. I also have my say on the current ARW ticket pricing issues.

  • What more is there to learn about the early days of the band fromt he DVD?
  • Who will carry the prog torch?
  • Will Yes fans be priced out of seeing ARW?

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Trevor Horn and Drama – 223


This week we learned that Trevor Horn is to join Yes on stage to perform Drama so I took the opportunity to think a bit about the Drama era and Mark Anthony K reviews The Yes Album as well as giving us his thoughts on Trevor Horn’s announcement.

  • What do I have in my collection from the time?
  • What do we know already about Drama in 2016?
  • What else are the band playing on tour?
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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?

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