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One fan's exploration of the world's greatest progressive rock band.

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One fan's exploration of the world's greatest progressive rock band.

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Jon Anderson’s 1000 Hands Part 1 – first listen – 374

3/22/2019
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Produced by Jeffrey Crecelius, Wayne Hall, Preston Frazier, Bill Govier and VR Hoisington 1000 Hands Website This week Mark and I got our hands on 1000 hands - or at least our virtual hands as we received a review download copy. So we have pooled our initial reactions to the music and that’s coming up in a moment. Also, we have a 2 pence on the Anderson final Yes project rumours so it’s an Anderson rich episode. Listen and let us know what you think! How does Anderson fit 1000 hands on one...

Duration:01:02:08

Revisiting Yes’ First Album – 373

3/15/2019
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Produced by Jeffrey Crecelius, Wayne Hall, Preston Frazier, Bill Govier and VR Hoisington Where it all began! This week Mark and I have been listening to the first Yes album to link in with it being released on coloured vinyl for this year’s Record Store Day 50 years after first appearing. We also consider what we would release for Record Store Day if it was up to us. Listen and let us know what you think! How does the first album sound after 50 years?What can we detect which foreshadows...

Duration:00:49:34

Jon Anderson’s Open – 372

3/8/2019
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Produced by Jeffrey Crecelius, Wayne Hall, Preston Frazier, Bill Govier and VR Hoisington Open by Jon Anderson from 2011 This week, Geoff Bailie pointed out to me another gaping hole in my knowledge of Yes and the surrounding music. It’s Jon Anderson’s EP or single, depending on your viewpoint, Open from 2011. Listen and let us know what you think! What was 'Open'How did I miss the release?What's the music like? Become a YMP Patron: If you would like to support the Yes Music Podcast...

Duration:00:35:15

Is Awaken the pinnacle of Yes music? 371

3/1/2019
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Produced by Jeffrey Crecelius, Wayne Hall, Preston Frazier, Bill Govier and VR Hoisington Going For The One and its singles Mark and I tackle the question of Awaken this week and consider its importance for Yes. We also chat about the recent Jon Anderson interview where he talks about the upcoming 1000 Hands Part 1 album and tour. Listen and let us know what you think! What other songs might be more emblematic?Can we sum up Yes music in just one song?What does Awaken sum up? Japan Set lists...

Duration:00:48:00

Starship Trooper including 3 Wakemans – Wakemen? 370

2/15/2019
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Produced by Jeffrey Crecelius, Wayne Hall, Preston Frazier, Bill Govier and VR Hoisington Just one of the Wakemen featured this week This week I discovered something I didn't know about Yes...wow! So as a result Mark and I listened to 3 different versions of Starship Trooper featuring not 2 but 3 different Wakemen! Also, we approach a difficult 2 Pence about the quality of Yes performance on the recent Cruise to the Edge. Listen and let us know what you think! Did all three Wakemen really...

Duration:00:51:50

Peter Banks-era Yes videos – 369

2/8/2019
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Produced by Jeffrey Crecelius, Wayne Hall, Preston Frazier, Bill Govier and VR Hoisington Peter Banks After seeing Fernando Perdomo's Peter Banks replica Yes guitar, we were inspired to watch some early Yes videos featuring the original guitarist. We also find time for a quick 2 Pence on a single song we would both like to add to the Cruise to the Edge set list! What is Peter Banks doing on stage?Could he have continued with the band?What did the other members think of him? Listen and let us...

Duration:00:40:32

Was the Open Your Eyes Tour Really that good? 368

1/25/2019
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Produced by Jeffrey Crecelius, Wayne Hall, Preston Frazier, Bill Govier and VR Hoisington This week, Mark and I listened to a bootleg compilation from shows on the Open Your Eyes Tour. Igor, Billy and the rest of the band made a big impression as you’ll hear... What is a 6-man line up like? Can you hear Billy? How does Igor compare to other Yes keyboardists? Listen and let us know what you think! Become a YMP Patron: If you would like to support the Yes Music Podcast financially and also...

Duration:00:41:53

White by White (Alan White, that, that is) – 367

1/18/2019
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Produced by Jeffrey Crecelius, Wayne Hall, Preston Frazier, Bill Govier and VR Hoisington This week, we listen to a little-known album which should be better known to all Yes fans, White by the Alan White-led band, White. We also have time for the return of our two pence segment and we consider whether Jon Anderson should be concentrating on 1000 Hands or ARW...! What is the White album like? Why is it so obscure? What's the story of the band? Listen and let us know what you think! Become a...

Duration:00:40:39

Some rather unusual Yes and Yes-related items we got for Christmas – 366

1/11/2019
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Produced by Jeffrey Crecelius, Wayne Hall, Preston Frazier, Bill Govier and VR Hoisington What did we get for Christmas? What's unusual about the some of the items? What's an obi strip? Listen and let us know what you think! Become a YMP Patron: If you would like to support the Yes Music Podcast financially and also have access to exclusive activity and opportunities, there is a special page you can use to sign up and 2019 is the time to join us: Become a Patron!...

Duration:00:43:30

Brief New Year update – 365

1/4/2019
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Produced by Jeffrey Crecelius, Wayne Hall, Preston Frazier, Bill Govier and VR Hoisington Mark and I will be back next week with a full episode but in the meantime, here is a brief update and another reminder about the new 2019 Patron activities - get involved! Become a YMP Patron: If you would like to support the Yes Music Podcast financially and also have access to exclusive activity and opportunities, there is a special page you can use to sign up and 2019 is the time to join us: Become a...

Duration:00:02:05

YMP 2018 Mixtape – 364

12/21/2018
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Produced by Jeffrey Crecelius, Wayne Hall, Preston Frazier and Bill Govier As we reach the end of 2018, it's time to look back at what the 50th Anniversary of Yes has brought - and the output of the YMP. So Mark and I have collected together a few of our favourite moments. We hope you enjoy them. What were the highlights of the YMP in 2018? What went on in YES5o? Which clips will be featured? Listen to the episode then let us know what you think! Geoff Bailie's New Yes Show! Episode 6 of...

Duration:00:46:50

Trevor Rabin’s 90124 – 363

12/14/2018
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Produced by Jeffrey Crecelius, Wayne Hall, Preston Frazier and Bill Govier This week Mark and I take a look at Trevor Rabin’s collection of demos and early versions entitled 90124. It’s a fascinating set of proto-yes music, if you can get hold of a copy. I am indebted to Ken Fuller for mine. Also this week, we think about how Yes or ARW could keep in contact with their fans better. What are these early demos like? What can we learn about Yes songs from them? What clues to the influence of...

Duration:00:42:23

Steve Nardelli talks about Chris Squire, Peter Banks, The Syn and Syndestructible – 362

12/9/2018
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Produced by Jeffrey Crecelius, Wayne Hall, Preston Frazier and Bill Govier In our somewhat delayed episode, Mark and I speak to The Syn front man, Steve Nardelli this week. It was an amazing conversation which delved deeply into all parts of The Syn's story including a residency at The Marquee Club, supporting Jimi Hendrix, inventing the Rock Opera, trying to get Chris Squire to turn up to gigs on time and the influence of Peter Banks amongst many other topics. Also this week, I announce the...

Duration:00:48:20

Dave Kerzner talks about Yesterday and Today – 361

11/30/2018
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Produced by Jeffrey Crecelius, Wayne Hall, Preston Frazier and Bill Govier This week Mark and I speak at length and in depth to Dave Kerzner all about his Yes 50th Tribute Album Yesterday and Today which we reviewed a couple of weeks ago. Do listen right to the end of the interview because Dave also shares a tiny snippet of his forthcoming album which features, amongst many others, Jon Davison on lead vocals - and bass? Dave tells us about the remarkable concept for the new album and the...

Duration:00:44:33

Billy Sherwood’s A Life in Yes Chris Squire Tribute Album – 360

11/23/2018
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Produced by Jeffrey Crecelius, Wayne Hall, Preston Frazier and Bill Govier This week we listen to Billy Sherwood’s excellent Chris Squire Tribute album, A life in Yes. We also discuss what Anderson, Rabin and Wakeman could have brought to that album if things had been very different - which is a topic suggested by Steven Shinder and not Daniel Krohn as I say later on in the episode - sorry Steven. Who is on this collection? How do the versions sound? Is it a fitting tribute to Chris Squire?...

Duration:00:56:17

Dave Kerzner’s Yesterday and Today Tribute Album – 359

11/16/2018
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Yesterday and TodayProduced by Jeffrey Crecelius, Wayne Hall, Preston Frazier and Bill Govier This week Mark and I listen to the new 50th Anniversary Tribute collection from Dave Kerzner, Yesterday and Today. We also consider in our two pence whether Yes could do something similar. Who is on this collection? How do the versions sound? Is it a fitting tribute to 50 years of the world's greatest progressive rock band? Listen to the episode then let us know what you think! Geoff Bailie's New...

Duration:00:58:32

Our Favourite songs from Time and A Word – 358

11/9/2018
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Produced by Jeffrey Crecelius, Wayne Hall, Preston Frazier and Bill Govier While we wait for the German version re-issue of Time and a Word on Record Store Day Black Friday, we decided to listen again to the original record and choose our favourite songs. We also muse on the recent trend of private pressings in our 2 pence segment. What 3 singles did we choose? What can we tell about Jon Anderson's solo work? Are there any clues to 1000 Hands? Listen to the episode then let us know what you...

Duration:00:54:31

Half Term Replay – 357

11/2/2018
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Produced by Jeffrey Crecelius, Wayne Hall, Preston Frazier and Bill Govier As it's half term for me and my family this week, I dipped into the archives and found the episode I released almost exactly 5 years ago. It was recorded in my car as I travelled to Nottingham for work. It tells the story of finding a Leave It 12 inch single in a charity shop and includes my thoughts on the item. It's a bit of a blast from the past! Where did I come across this item? Is it any good? What was the point...

Duration:00:19:50

3 Jon Anderson solo singles – 356

10/26/2018
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Produced by Jeffrey Crecelius, Wayne Hall, Preston Frazier and Bill Govier In a week when Jon Anderson's new solo album 1000 Hands is released for pre-order, we look at 3 old Anderson singles. It's a random selection but hopefully interesting, all the same. We also talk about the Yes plans for Japan in our 2 pence segment. What 3 singles did we choose? What can we tell about Jon Anderson's solo work? Are there any clues to 1000 Hands? Listen to the episode then let us know what you think!...

Duration:00:43:23

6 Yes Promotional Videos We Like – 355

10/19/2018
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Produced by Jeffrey Crecelius, Wayne Hall, Preston Frazier and Bill Govier This week we enjoyed choosing and watching some Yes promotional videos - see which ones we went for in a few moments and add your choices below. We also consider what Yes releases on Record Store Day in our 2 Pence segment. What 6 videos did we choose? What can we tell about the state of the band from the videos? How do the older films stand up today? Jon Anderson's new album - Chapter One! Listen to the episode then...

Duration:00:52:21