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Revisiting Yes’ First Album – 373

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

Yes first album
Where it all began!

This week Mark and I have been listening to the first Yes album to link in with it being released on coloured vinyl for this year’s Record Store Day 50 years after first appearing. We also consider what we would release for Record Store Day if it was up to us.

Listen and let us know what you think!

  • How does the first album sound after 50 years?
  • What can we detect which foreshadows later developments?
  • Do we like it?

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Yes singles part 1 – 314

Yes singles
Yes singles

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

For our first episode of 2018 – #YES50! – we start a new series about Yes singles from the first album to the last. This week we consider the two 45s released from the debut album.

Also, there’s the chance to win a copy of the Downes Braide Association album, Skyscraper Souls and a show-and-tell session featuring our Christmas hauls – all great fun!

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

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Geoff Downes on Downes Braide Association’s ‘Suburban Ghosts’ – 201

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

After popping into episode 200 last week, Geoff Downes is back to talk about his new album with Chris Braide. Geoff also sets the question to win one of two copies of the album. Send your answers to by 19th November 2015. I will choose the winners at random on next week’s show.

  • What style of music do Downes Braide Association create?
  • Is there more than meets the eye in this album?
  • How does Geoff fit all his music making in?

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


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Episode 123 – Re-evaluating Tony Kaye’s early contribution to Yes

Tony Banks
Tony Kaye, first Yes keyboard player

The one hundred and twenty third episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring a re-evaluation of the contribution of Tony Kaye to the early band.

  • Is Kaye an integral part of the early band?
  • What is his contribution?
  • Why did he leave?

Listen and see if you agree with me, then let me know by contacting me via any of the methods below.

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Episode 74 – The Yes Alphabet – ‘I’

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

The seventy-fourth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring the Yes Alphabet – ‘I’.

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

  • Which Yes tracks begin with ‘I’?
  • Is improvisation an important factor in Yes music?
  • What have I left out?

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