Yes singles part 18 – Magnification – 340

Magnification and Symphonic Live
Magnification and Symphonic Live

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

We consider the singles (if any) from Magnification this week and talk about that album alongside Symphonic Live. There’s also time for a Two Pence segment on the ARW revelations this week!

  • Were there any singles from Magnification?
  • Does the orchestra work well?
  • Did the band miss a keyboard player – including live?

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

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The Sea Within and Tom Brislin Interview – 337

The Sea Within
The Sea Within

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

In a week which was supposed to be a holiday for me, we actually managed to speak to Tom Brislin about his new band The Sea Within as well as about #YES50. Mark reviewed the self-titled album and we then got together to compare notes. Phew!

  • Is this the new sound of prog?
  • How are the guests involved?
  • What is Tom going to do in YES50??

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

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Geoff Bailie's New Yes Show!
Geoff Bailie’s New Yes Show!

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More on Yes keyboard players – 278

Yes logo by Roger Dean – of course!

Produced by Preston Frazier, David Gordon, Bill Govier, Wayne Hall and Michel Arsenault.

After a suggestion by Jeremy North, we look at live performances by Yes keyboard players including Kaye playing Wakeman and Wakeman playing Kaye. There’s a great video doing the rounds of four Yes keyboard players playing the same Close to the Edge solo and it was a lot of fun to look at that carefully. Mark also reviews the debut Flash record which features Tony Kaye soon after he left Yes for the first time and we enter the dangerous waters of what Yes and ARW need to do (if anything) to legitimise their claim to the name of ‘Yes’.

  • Who plays the best Close to the Edge solo?
  • How do Rick Wakeman and Tony Kaye approach each other’s parts?
  • Which approaches work best?

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Favourites from the Internet plus Yes or Anderson Rabin Wakeman – which is more authentic? 240

Yes' home on the web - YesWorld.com
Yes’ home on the web – YesWorld.com

We are trying out a new format on the podcast beginning this week. There’s the usual news and an album review from Mark (Keys to Ascension II) but then I take part in a discussion of Mark’s 2 Pence which is about how the Internet has changed how we find out about our favourite band and we also have a chance to discuss an email from Joseph Cottrell about the authenticity of the current touring Yes band compared with Anderson Rabin Wakeman – ARW.

  • What’s KTAII like?
  • What have you discovered which amazed you about Yes from the web?
  • Are ARW more Yes than Yes?

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

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Anderson/Stolt Invention of Knowledge Part 2 and an interview with Matt Riddle – 234

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

I listen to the second record of Invention of Knowledge by Anderson/Stolt. Also, Mark interviews Matt Riddle, keyboard player from Yessongs.

  • Do sides 3 and 4 disappoint?
  • What’s the overall assessment?
  • What can we find out from Matt Riddle about playing Yes music?

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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Yes Tracks Through Time – Part 11 – Ritual – 221

Which Ritual is your favourite?
Which Ritual is your favourite?

The ‘other’ track Yes will be playing live from Tales From Topographic Oceans this year – Ritual. Also, Mark reviews a rather different album, Big Generator.

  • Is the Yesshows version the best?
  • How does a Symphonic version sound?
  • When the classic line-up return, what’s the outcome?

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

My son’s directorial debut is here! William Mulryne shot and directed the first single video from November Plot. You can see some more of his band photography here.

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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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Tom Brislin Interview Replay – 211

Tom Brislin
Tom Brislin, keyboard wizard!

In a week which I describe on the episode as ‘a complete car crash’ for me, I was hoping to present a conversation with Mark Anthony K about Magnification but instead I’m replaying my interview with Tom Brislin about his live exploits with Yes on the Symphonic Tour.

  • What was it like to play live with Yes?
  • How much did Tom feel part of the band?
  • Was this the best musical experience of his life?

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

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Downes Braide Association’s ‘Suburban Ghosts’ – Review and Competition Results! – 202

Suburban Ghosts
Win a copy of the new Downes Braide Association album, ‘Suburban Ghosts’!

So what’s the Downes Braide Association album like? I take a careful listen to ‘Suburban Ghosts’ and then disclose the winners of the competition to win one of two copies!

  • Is this stuck in the 80s?
  • Is it prog?
  • Is it any good?

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

 

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