Anderson/Stolt Invention of Knowledge – 233

Anderson/Stolt Invention of Knowledge
Anderson/Stolt Invention of Knowledge

It’s time to investigate Invention of Knowledge by Anderson/Stolt! Also, Mark reviews Jon Anderson’s Survival and Other Stories and there’s his two pence as well…

  • Is this proper Prog Rock?
  • What’s the production like?
  • Has it been worth the wait?

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

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Heaven & Earth Revisited – 226

Heaven & Earth
The most recent Yes studio album

There’s a huge amount going on in the extended world of Yes but Mark and I take some time out to look back at the most recent studio album and re-assess its merits.

  • Were the band ready to make this album?
  • Is there any progressive music on it?
  • Should it be at the bottom of the Yes album list?

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Should Yes Play Whole Albums Live? 222

I recorded this episode early in the week shortly before the news of Prince’s death was announced. Another musical genius is gone. It’s turning into a terrible year for our heroes.

On the show, I have a chat with Mark Anthony K about Yes current obsession with playing whole albums live and we come to some conclusions…or maybe not…take a listen and then let us know what you think.

  • Are all albums great in their entirety live?
  • Should Yes persist with this approach?
  • Should they also play a variety of other tracks?

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An interview with Steve Howe on Yes in 2016 and beyond! – 213

Steve Howe
Steve Howe, legendary guitarist of Yes.

It was very exciting to speak to Steve Howe this week and ask him about the forthcoming UK and European tour as well as Yes’ plans for the future.

  • How has Billy Sherwood settled in?
  • Does Steve prefer playing whole albums?
  • Are there plans to tackle more whole albums?
  • Are Yes going back into the studio?

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

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Episode 178 – Like It Is – Yes at The Bristol Hippodrome – Part 3

Like It Is
CD/DVD purchased 2014

This week I watch the first part of the DVD from  Like It Is – Yes at The Bristol Hippodrome. This is the whole of Going for the One.

  • How does this epic look on screen?
  • Does the minimal staging work?
  • What 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 177 – Like It Is – Yes at The Bristol Hippodrome – Part 2

Like It Is
CD/DVD purchased 2014

This week I listen to the second CD from  Like It Is – Yes at The Bristol Hippodrome. This is the whole of The Yes Album.

  • This was the highlight of the concert I went to see, in some ways. Is it as good on the CD?
  • What about the tempos? Too slow?
  • How does Geoff Downes’ piano work come across?

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

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Episode 167 – In The Present – Live From Lyon – Part 1

Live From Lyon
CD set purchased 2014

The one hundred and sixty-seventh episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring the live album, ‘In The Present – Live From Lyon’.

  • What effect do Oliver Wakeman and Benoit David have?
  • Can this line-up perform the classics?
  • What works best?

Listen to the episode and then let me know if you agree!

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Episode 166 – Yes Support Bands

Handbill
Yes on the bill

The one hundred and sixty-sixth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring some thoughts about the band who have played with Yes over the years.

  • Should Yes tour with a support band?
  • When is support not support?
  • When does a multiple bill turn into a nostalgia show?

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

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Episode 143 – Heaven and Earth release

Heaven and Earth
New in July 2014

The one hundred and forty-second episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring some thoughts about the release of Heaven and Earth and the reaction to it. Also, a great review of Yes live by Kevin Brodie.

  • How did all the negative reactions to the new album make you feel?
  • What does Fragile sound like live?
  • Does the current Yes gig concept work?

Listen to the episode and then let me know what you think via any of the methods below.

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