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What did they do next Part 27b – Oliver Wakeman – 518

Produced by Wayne Hall and Jeffrey Crecelius

This we are joined by prog aficionado, writer, publisher, compère and all-round great chap, Stephen Lambe to discuss many aspects of Gordon Giltrap and Oliver Wakeman’s album, Ravens and Lullabies.

  • Is it a bird, is it a plane, is it a prog album?
  • What did Stephen Lambe have to do with the album (if anything)?
  • Is it any good?

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Theme music

The music I use is the last movement of Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite. This has been used as introduction music at many Yes concerts. My theme music is not take from a live concert – I put it together from:

3 replies on “What did they do next Part 27b – Oliver Wakeman – 518”

Just found this clip of the Raven’s and Lullabies at Summer’s End in 2013….

It was Nick Kendall not Nick Fletcher. Damn!

A thorough review of the album (of course), and more fascinating tales. Stephen Lambe is always worth listening to. It’s an incredible achievement to get Sonicbond Publishing to the threshold of 100 books so quickly, covering such a wide and interesting array of music. (I’ll look forward to being another of their authors in the not-too-distant future with ‘Yes in the ’90s’.)

‘Ravens and Lullabies’ is an album I’ve only heard parts of, to my shame. So the news of the upcoming triple release with this, Oliver Wakeman’s collaboration with Steve Howe, and more live material with Gordon Giltrap, is very welcome. ‘From a Stage’ will be interesting to listen to alongside ‘From a Page’, I’m sure!

While I’m here, congratulations to Mark on his latest release, too.

Listening to this today something rang a bell with me. When I returned home I found it. A 12″ picture disc of Gordon Giltrap Band ‘Fear of the Dark’ being the principal track of three. I bought it in the late 70’s and probably played it a few times and here over 40 years later I fish it out of my collection! I sent a picture to Kevin as I don’t know if it is possible to share here.

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