Yes 50 Fan Convention – 328

Dave Watkinson, Roger Dean and Jerry Ewing
Dave Watkinson, Roger Dean and Jerry Ewing

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

This week I feed back from the amazing YES50 Fan Convention organised by Brian Neeson and Dave Watkinson. It was a fantastic day and I’ve tried to capture some of it to give you an idea of how it all went if you were unable to go.

  • Who turned up?
  • Who played?
  • What was the atmosphere like?

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Yes 50 Live in Birmingham 2018 – 327

Symphony Hall, Birmingham
Symphony Hall, Birmingham

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

We are taking a break from the Yes singles episodes because of the YES50 celebrations over the next couple of weeks. In an unusual episode this week, Mark interviews me about my own YES50 concert experience in Birmingham. There’s some time for a brief news section as well.

  • How was the Birmingham YES50 concert?
  • Was the set list satisfying?
  • How was Tales live?

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Yes Singles Part 9 – Tormato – 324

Don't Kill The Whale
Don’t Kill The Whale

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

We have reached 1978’s Tormato in our survey of Yes singles which means listening to Don’t Kill the Whale and couple of other songs.

There’s also news of Yes’ contribution to Record Store Day which has prompted a Two Pence section and there’s a rising sense of excitement about #YES50!

  • Was Don’t Kill The Whale the only single from Tormato?
  • Is this really an irredeemably bad album?
  • What are Yes thinking releasing ‘that’ album as a picture disc for Record Store Day?

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Yes singles part 8 – Going For The One – 322

Going For The One and its singles
Going For The One and its singles

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

We have reached Going For The One in our grand progress through the Yes singles so we listen to Wonderous Stories, Going For The One and their respective B sides as well as mentioning a few oddities!

The Two Pence section focuses on the new Trevor Horn re-working of Fly From Here – Return Trip which has us both quite excited.

  • Did the band deliberately write singles for Going For The One?
  • Is Wonderous Stories the perfect Yes single?
  • Are Awaken or Parallels really B sides?

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Would you rather…in #YES50? 321

#YES50 Fan Convention!
#YES50

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

This week, I’m on half term holiday with the family so I only had time to record 2 two pences with Mark. However, they will hopefully give you a chance to see if you agree with us!

  • Who do you want to see?
  • New music or live performances?
  • Should there be a single from the new Fly From Here version?

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Yes singles part 5 – Close To The Edge – 318

The iconic album

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

Close To The Edge is, for most fans and commentators, the pinnacle of progressive rock music but did it have as much success in single format? We discuss this and also the recent picture shared by Billy Sherwood of a post-Yes-rehearsal meal…

  • What were the singles from Close To The Edge?
  • How did they compare to previous efforts?
  • Was there a UK single this time?

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Yes singles part 4 – Fragile – 317

Fragile
Fragile produced just one single – Roundabout

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

Fragile elevated the band further than ever before. Rick Wakeman joined and Roger Dean provided the iconic artwork. The single was Roundabout – perhaps ‘the’ classic song. We also have a 2 pence about ARW’s plans for a huge 50th Anniversary concert…

  • How does the edited version of Roundabout work?
  • What does Rick Wakeman add?
  • No UK single?

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Yes singles part 3 – The Yes Album – 316

£2 for original gatefold The Yes Album from a narrow boat seller in Stratford
The Yes Album with Tony Kaye in plaster

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

This week we discuss The Yes Album and its single, Your Move. It has plenty of variations around the world. We also manage to speak to Dave Watkinson about the #YES50 Fan Convention.

  • Does this single suit the album?
  • What is on the B side and what should be?
  • How successful are the edits?

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Yes singles part 2 – Time And A Word – 315

Time And A Word
Time And A Word

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

We’ve reached Time And A Word in our survey of Yes’ singles so let us know what you think of Time And A Word b/w The Prophet and Sweet Dreams b/w Dear Father.

Also, I announce the winner of the Downes Braide Association album, Skyscraper Souls and in the Two Pence segment we tackle orchestras and Yes music.

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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!

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