Yes Album Listening Guides – Tales From Topographic Oceans Part 8 – The unsung hero, Genaro Rippo – 623

Produced by Joseph Cottrell, Jeffrey Crecelius and Ken Fuller

It seems like a long time since the last episode but it’s not.

Anyway, it was delightful to speak to a warm and friendly unsung hero of Yes last week. As you will hear, despite being very keen to be involved, Mark wasn’t able to join in the conversation due to timing and technical issues but he will be back next week. Genaro actually contacted me quite some time ago and introduced himself.

It’s taken ages to coordinate a time to speak but I’m sure you’ll agree that it was well worth the effort and I’m sure he will be joining us again soon.

The console Eddie Offord designed and Genaro Rippo operated at Yes live concerts.

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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: