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Yes Textures – 626

Produced by Joseph Cottrell, Jeffrey Crecelius and Ken Fuller

Mark and I had a great time this week thinking about interesting or unusual Yes musical textures. We both came up with 3 examples that we thought were surprising or different so do have a look below to hear the clips we are referring to and add your own examples to the comments section. You may be surprised with some of our suggestions – that’s somewhat the idea, after all.

  • What interesting textures can you think of in Yes music?
  • Is it down to instrumentation, arrangement or a combination?
  • Do Mark and I choose the same things again?
Kevin – Church bell texture!
Mark – Weird electronic sounds in the drum solo
Unable to embed this one – Mark – Tom Brislin playing the electronic sounds in perfect synch with Alan White – Ritual
Kevin – the orchestral and band textures throughout Dreamtime, especially when the orchestra takes over towards the end
Mark – Steve Howe’s Coral Sitar guitar sounds in the mix
Mark – The Coral Sitar again in Siberian Khatru
Mark – Sitar in the introduction
Mark – A real Sitar this time played by Deepak Khazanchi on It Can Happen from 90125
Mark – this is the Danelectro Coral Sitar guitar as used by Steve Howe
Kevin – the amazing texture of Tony Levin’s Chapman Stick and Bill Bruford’s electronic drums
Mark – Alan White’s amazing electronic drum sounds
Mark – Chris Squire’s harmonica solo!

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Union Live 1991 – new and old songs – 469


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

Union

This week, Mark and I have been listening to and watching some recordings of the Union Tour in 1991. It’s a special one for Mark as it was his very first experience of Yes live – what a way to start. Listen out for our thoughts on that a little later in the episode when we compare notes on a couple of live versions of songs from the Union album and a couple of older songs.

  • How do 8 Yes men get on together live?
  • Howe and Rabin together!
  • Kaye complementing Wakeman?

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Yes singles part 14 – Union – 333

Union - 8 Yes Men in harmony?
Union – 8 Yes Men in harmony?

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

What was going on with Union? It’s a question which has baffled fans and riled members of the band ever since the record was released. This week, we take a look at the singles from Union and talk a bit about the politics as well. There’s also a contentious 2 pence about the forthcoming Steven Wilson mixes box set so get your commenting fingers ready!

  • Who is playing what on this album?
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  • Does anyone care?

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Projekt GEMINEYE and Yes song redemption – 275

An Ordinary Day by Projekt GEMINEYE
An Ordinary Day by Projekt GEMINEYE

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

This week we feature Mark’s new album, An Ordinary Day, and find out all about its creation. We also think about some Yes songs which we have grown to love despite starting off by hating them and Mark reviews his latest Patrick Moraz album, Change of Space.

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2016’s Christmas Presents and Top 3s – 263

Union on 180g vinyl!
Union on 180g vinyl!

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

It’s New Year 2017 so Mark and I take some time out to compare our Yes-related Christmas presents. Also, we pick our top 3 Yes happenings of 2016 – and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is the gift which keeps on giving with news from Rick Wakeman!

  • What did we receive for Christmas?
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