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?
  • What are our top funny important and surprising 2016 Yes happenings?
  • What do you make of Rick Wakeman’s announcement that he will attend the Rock Hall induction ceremony after all?

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

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Kevin’s Christmas Yes haul:

Mark’s Christmas presents

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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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A quick round up of 2015 – 206

Episode 200 and a new logo! @asiageoff @yesofficial #prog #progrock http://yesmusicpodcast.com
2015 in review

In a short episode, I take a quick look back at some of the events in 2015 for Yes and the YMP. There are also some great items sent in by listeners.

  • What was the most important event of 2015 for Yes?
  • How difficult was producing the YMP in 2015?
  • How did I find the motivation to continue?

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

 

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Episode 181 – The Yes Magazine unveils a moment in the band’s history

mystery
Who are these people? Why are they all standing together?

Every issue of the Yes Magazine captures a moment in Yes history in a fascinating way. Thanks to Carl Coppage, I am able to immerse myself in one of these moments this week.

  • Why are fans all talking about a forthcoming box set?
  • What do Jon Anderson and Bill Bruford think of the forthcoming album and tour?
  • What is ‘Dialogue’ and where did it go?

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

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Episode 176 – Like It Is – Yes at The Bristol Hippodrome – Part 1

Like It Is
CD/DVD purchased 2014

I’ve finally found time to listen to the latest release from Yes –  Like It Is – Yes at The Bristol Hippodrome. This week I concentrate on the CD of Going for the One.

  • What does Jon Davison sound like when recorded live with the band?
  • Does Geoff Downes simplify Wakeman lines significantly and does it matter?
  • How is Billy Sherwood’s mixing?

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

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Episode 164 – Union Live Part 1

Christmas @yesofficial haul part 3 Union Live #prog #progrock #yestheband
2 CD set purchased 2014

The one hundred and sixty-forth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring disc 1 of the Union Live CD.

  • 8 Yes men on the stage together?
  • Is the sound far too cluttered?
  • How do musicians not on the original tracks make their presence known?

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

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Episode 94 – The Yes Alphabet – M

M
…brought to you by the letter, ‘M’.

STOP PRESS – before I get lots of messages, I now realise that I have missed Patrick Moraz out of the ‘M’ Alphabet episode. Oops. I will add him in next week!

The ninety-forth episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring the Yes Alphabet – ‘M’.

Listen and see which letter ‘M’s I have missed, then let me know by contacting me via any of the different routes on the right hand side or by leaving a comment below!

  • What musical instruments beginning with ‘M’ made a big difference to the Yes sound?
  • What albums and tracks begin with ‘M’?
  • What about the ‘M’ in ‘MTV’?

Please contribute to the Episode 100 audio feedback project before 12th August, 2013

Please send an audio message to the show via any of the methods on the right hand side of the website. You don’t have to say anything elaborate or clever – unless you want to. Just give your name (first name alone is fine if you want) and where in the world you are. Many thanks! I look forward to receiving your audio clip to play on the 100th show!

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Episode 94 – The Yes Alphabet – M – Yes Music Podcast

M
…brought to you by the letter, ‘M’.

STOP PRESS – before I get lots of messages, I now realise that I have missed Patrick Moraz out of the ‘M’ Alphabet episode. Oops. I will add him in next week!

The ninety-forth episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring the Yes Alphabet – ‘M’.

Listen and see which letter ‘M’s I have missed, then let me know by contacting me via any of the different routes on the right hand side or by leaving a comment below!

  • What musical instruments beginning with ‘M’ made a big difference to the Yes sound?
  • What albums and tracks begin with ‘M’?
  • What about the ‘M’ in ‘MTV’?

Please contribute to the Episode 100 audio feedback project before 12th August, 2013

Please send an audio message to the show via any of the methods on the right hand side of the website. You don’t have to say anything elaborate or clever – unless you want to. Just give your name (first name alone is fine if you want) and where in the world you are. Many thanks! I look forward to receiving your audio clip to play on the 100th show!

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Episode 71 – The Yes Alphabet – ‘H’ – Yes Music Podcast

...brought to you by the letter, 'H'.
…brought to you by the letter, ‘H’.

The seventy-first episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring the Yes Alphabet – ‘H’.

Listen and see if all your ‘H’ ideas are present, then let me know by contacting me via any of the different routes on the right hand side or by leaving a comment below!

  • H is for which one of the most important Yes musicians?
  • Which prog rock instrument begins with H?
  • Which tracks and albums begin with H?

Please send in photographs of your favourite Yes-related memorabilia

  1. Upload your photograph (with your name in the title) via the page here.
  2. Let me know what you have uploaded and why via the contact form here or by leaving a voicemail on the telephone number on the right or via the green ‘Record a message’ button.

If you need to you can use the usual email address instead: show@yesmusicpodcast.com

This can be any kind of Yes item – it doesn’t need to be rare or valuable – we are just interested in the story behind it and why it means so much to you. (By uploading, you agree to let me add your photograph to a YouTube video and to re-tell your story on the podcast.)

Thanks so much for getting involved!!

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Episode 71 – The Yes Alphabet – ‘H’

...brought to you by the letter, 'H'.
…brought to you by the letter, ‘H’.

The seventy-first episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring the Yes Alphabet – ‘H’.

Listen and see if all your ‘H’ ideas are present, then let me know by contacting me via any of the different routes on the right hand side or by leaving a comment below!

  • H is for which one of the most important Yes musicians?
  • Which prog rock instrument begins with H?
  • Which tracks and albums begin with H?

Please send in photographs of your favourite Yes-related memorabilia

  1. Upload your photograph (with your name in the title) via the page here.
  2. Let me know what you have uploaded and why via the contact form here or by leaving a voicemail on the telephone number on the right or via the green ‘Record a message’ button.

If you need to you can use the usual email address instead: show@yesmusicpodcast.com

This can be any kind of Yes item – it doesn’t need to be rare or valuable – we are just interested in the story behind it and why it means so much to you. (By uploading, you agree to let me add your photograph to a YouTube video and to re-tell your story on the podcast.)

Thanks so much for getting involved!!

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