Episode 9 – ‘Going for the One’

The ninth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring the eighth studio album, ‘Going for the One’.

Vinyl purchased circa. 1989, CD circa. 2005 (click to enlarge)
  • Rick Wakeman returns but is he better integrated than on Tales?
  • Does this album contain the definitive Yes track?
  • Where is Roger Dean?

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Interview special 1 – MJ Murphy

Guitar guru at work

I was delighted that I managed to speak to Mike Murphy via Skype recently. Mike is a teacher, all-round guitar expert, Yes fan and top listener of the Yes Music Podcast.

Mike writes engaging, expert, guitar-related blog posts at www.twilightguitar.wordpress.com

Who better, then, to help us understand the styles and approaches of the three Yes guitarists, Peter Banks, Steve Howe and Trevor Rabin?

I hope you enjoy the first Yes Music Podcast interview special – there are plenty more to come.

If you have a Yes story you’d like to share, please get in touch – I’d be more than happy to speak to you via Skype!

Episode 5 – ‘Close to the Edge’

The fifth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring the fifth album, ‘Close to the Edge’.

Close to the Edge CD and vinyl
Vinyl purchased circa. 1989, CD circa. 2005 (click to enlarge)
  • Is this the classic Progressive rock album?
  • Are there any classical music parallels to be found here?
  • What gives the music its ‘hook’?

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