YES FanFest – 50 True Summers – from a distance – 345

Ken Fuller’s programme!

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

Neither Mark nor I were able to get to the YES50 FanFest in Philadelphia but we took part as well as we could remotely. This week we are reflecting on some of the performances and the general feel we picked up remotely. We also have a two pence about whether Yes are playing too often these days.

  • Which Yes men were there?
  • What was played?
  • Was it a worthwhile event?

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!

Geoff Bailie’s brand new Yes show! https://progreport.com/radio/
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Yes singles part 12 – Big Generator – 331

Love Will Find A Way 7 in and 12 in
Love Will Find A Way 7 in and 12 in

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

Big Generator took a long time to create but, fear not, this episode isn’t quite as long as that process was. We look at the singles generated by Big Generator and we also consider what extras might be included on new studio albums today.

  • Was Big Generator as good as 90125?
  • What about the singles?
  • Is this more like Yes music?

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

Yes50Fanconvention.com is now live!

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

Geoff Bailie’s brand new Yes show! https://progreport.com/radio/
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Yes Singles Part 10 – Drama – 325

Into The Lens single
Into The Lens single

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

It’s Drama this week which fits in well with the forthcoming launch of Fly From Here – Return Trip at the #YES50 Fan Convention in London next week. Mark and I also get to bang on about the set list for the first two concerts of the #YES50 tour and there is a huge amount of news!

  • How does Into the Lens works as a single?
  • Was it the only single from Drama?
  • What was the B side?

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Yes singles part 8 – Going For The One – 322

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

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

We have reached Going For The One in our grand progress through the Yes singles so we listen to Wonderous Stories, Going For The One and their respective B sides as well as mentioning a few oddities!

The Two Pence section focuses on the new Trevor Horn re-working of Fly From Here – Return Trip which has us both quite excited.

  • Did the band deliberately write singles for Going For The One?
  • Is Wonderous Stories the perfect Yes single?
  • Are Awaken or Parallels really B sides?

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Fly From Here Redux (replay) – 262

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

A mid-holiday episode where I replay two segments from previous episodes on Trevor Horn’s contributions to Yes.

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Joseph Cottrell | Jeffrey Crecelius | Michael O’Connor | Paul Tomei | Julio Scissors | Geoffrey Mason | Jeff Schneider

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Author Jon Kirkman on his new Yes book, Dialogue – 258

Songs of Middle Earth
Rick Wakeman – Songs of Middle Earth

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

Jon Kirkman joins us this week to talk about his new Yes book, Dialogue. He reveals some fascinating things about 2017 connected with Trevor Horn which are contained in his book and it sounds like it’s going to be a must-have item for serious Yes fans. Mark also reviews a Rick Wakeman album – Songs of Middle Earth -and he goes on a bit of a mini-rant in the 2 pence section! We also enjoy an ARW review from Karl Hillstrom.

  • What’s different about this Yes interviews book?
  • What’s Trevor Horn got up his sleeve?
  • How was Karl’s ARW concert experience?

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Paul Wilson | Jamie McQuinn | Miguel Falcão | Ken Fuller | David Pannell | Brian Sullivan | Joost Doesburg | Jeremy North | Tim Stannard

Robert


Webpage for the Dialogue book

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Jon Anderson – Prog God – 241

Jon Anderson Prog God 2016
Jon Anderson Prog God 2016

In the week when Jon Anderson is deified as the 2016 Prog God, we discuss Yes’ whole album live obsession and the fact that Trevor Horn appeared on stage with them again this week. Mark reviews Fly From Here which fits in rather well and Kevin reads the Prog magazine articles about Jon Anderson.

  • What’s Fly From Here like in retrospect?
  • What has Prog magazine to say about its new Prog God?
  • Is there another Trevor Horn-produced album on the way?

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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?

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Unexpected demo tracks and Total Rock Review DVD – 229

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

This week Mark looks at Union(!) and his two pence is about the vinyl resurgence. I have a think about some demo tracks I have encountered this week and also I start to look at my present from Paul Caruana, a DVD review of the opening chapter of Yes’ history.

  • Who created what track?
  • Was Drama a Downes and Horn double act with Yes as back-up?
  • Is the DVD any good?

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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