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 show@yesmusicpodcast.com 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’ – Yes Music Podcast

...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?

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 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?

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 64 – Yes QI – Part 3 – Yes Music Podcast

Book purchased 1998
Book purchased 1998

The sixty-fourth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring some more Quite Interesting things from Tim Morse’s book, ‘Yesstories – Yes in their own words’.

Listen and see if all you agree with me that this second set are also Quite Interesting facts, 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 can we learn about the band from what members actually said?
  • How does the time when the quotations were made affect the opinions given?
  • What insights can we gain about what life in Yes was like at the time?

Lobate Scarp will be appearing on YMP in the New Year. Listen to their great stuff here:

Check out Len Rice’s photo of Rick Wakeman in action and see if you can tell when it was taken..

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Episode 64 – Yes QI – Part 3

Book purchased 1998
Book purchased 1998

The sixty-fourth episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring some more Quite Interesting things from Tim Morse’s book, ‘Yesstories – Yes in their own words’.

Listen and see if all you agree with me that this second set are also Quite Interesting facts, 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 can we learn about the band from what members actually said?
  • How does the time when the quotations were made affect the opinions given?
  • What insights can we gain about what life in Yes was like at the time?

Lobate Scarp will be appearing on YMP in the New Year. Listen to their great stuff here:

Check out Len Rice’s photo of Rick Wakeman in action and see if you can tell when it was taken..

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Episode 63 – Yes QI – Part 2 – Yes Music Podcast

Book purchased 1998
Book purchased 1998

The sixty-third episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring some Quite Interesting things from Tim Morse’s book, ‘Yesstories – Yes in their own words’.

Listen and see if all you agree with me that these are Quite Interesting facts, 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 can we learn about the band from what members actually said?
  • How does the time when the quotations were made affect the opinions given?
  • What insights can we gain about what life in Yes was like at the time?

The Danglers’ new album – listen, then buy it!

 

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Episode 63 – Yes QI – Part 2

Book purchased 1998
Book purchased 1998

The sixty-third episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring some Quite Interesting things from Tim Morse’s book, ‘Yesstories – Yes in their own words’.

Listen and see if all you agree with me that these are Quite Interesting facts, 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 can we learn about the band from what members actually said?
  • How does the time when the quotations were made affect the opinions given?
  • What insights can we gain about what life in Yes was like at the time?

The Danglers’ new album – listen, then buy it!

 

If you would like to claim your YMP Listener Open Badge, send an email to show@yesmusicpodcast.com or fill in the contact form.

 

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Episode 62 – Start as you mean to go on? – Yes Music Podcast

Openings then and now…

The sixty-second episode of the Yes Music Podcast featuring the opening tracks of all the studio albums’.

Listen and see if all you agree with my assessment of the way in which each album begins, then let me know by contacting me via any of the different routes on the right hand side or by leaving a comment below!

  • Does the band use the same approach to all opening tracks?
  • Does the opening track always set the scene for the rest of the album?
  • Are all opening tracks equally as successful?

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