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Yes not Yes – an official Yes playlist part 2 – 495

Produced by Wayne Hall, Jeffrey Crecelius and Preston Frazier

This week Mark and I finish off our investigation of some of the interesting songs from the Yes official Spotify playlist, Yes not Yes.

We listen to 6 of the songs we didn’t know and we hear from listeners who left comments filling in details on some of the others. It was great fun and I think we both learned a lot.

  • What did we learn from listeners and other sources?
  • Are all the contributions worthwhile?
  • How long would the Yes family tree of contributions be?

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From Nicolas Moyart:

To follow up on Balavoine Moraz collaboration  on one song. On Discogs website, there is a picture of them together on the inner sleeve of the LP version.

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From Ken Fuller:

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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 the following two creative commons sources: thanvannispen and

4 replies on “Yes not Yes – an official Yes playlist part 2 – 495”

To add to the 4 Him and Jon Anderson song: 4 Him (Him being Jesus and 4 being the 4 guys in the group and also “for Him”) were in the studio contributing a song to a compilation album called Streams. Producer Brent Bourgeois ran into Jon, who was working in the same studio, and asked if he would sing on the album!

Jon was reportedly working with Robin Crow. Has anyone heard of this recording? There is a Google group about Christian music that talks about this. Interestingly, quite a few Yes fans in there!

Good job, Henry. Even I don’t have or have heard all of those, just most of them. Lisa Hartman? Good actress & singer, pretty lady, but that one got by me! I do love the Gordian Knot, which I’ve had signed on cd by Sean Malone & Steve Hackett.

There’s 7 pieces on the playlist I don’t actually own copies of. Yes, the Gordian Knot album is fantastic. The previous album is very good too.

The song that surprised me when I was compiling the playlist was Kiki Dee’s, because you can tell the Yes member involved from the intro, but the song as a whole is not his usual style. Ditto for “Imitation Lover”.

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