Old ABWH and the new Yes video – 618
Yes Music Podcast
by Kevin Mulryne
2d ago
Produced by Joseph Cottrell, Jeffrey Crecelius and Ken Fuller Mark and I had a fun time this week re-watching the ABWH Brother of Mine video and the new Mirror to the Sky one. Listen out for our thoughts in a few minutes’ time and see if you can count how many times I call the song Long Lost Brother of Mine by mistake. Also, do check out the show notes below before or during listening to Mark and me banging on because I’ve added lots of screenshots from the videos that we refer to in the conversation. You can also watch both videos as well without having to do that dreary web searching thing ..read more
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Why did Yes want Geoff Downes…again? Part 2 – 617
Yes Music Podcast
by Kevin Mulryne
1w ago
Produced by Joseph Cottrell, Jeffrey Crecelius and Ken Fuller After a short break, Mark and I are back to consider what Geoff Downes was doing before being asked to rejoin Yes for the recording of Fly From Here, released in 2011, shortly before the Yes Music Podcast was established. We have been listening to the John Wetton album, Raised in Captivity which includes many prog rock heroes so listen out for our thoughts on that and what, if anything, we learned about why Geoff was re-recruited. Can we tell why Yes wanted Geoff Downes from this record? What do all those guests add? Is it a good re ..read more
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Why did Yes want Geoff Downes…again? Part 1 – 616
Yes Music Podcast
by Kevin Mulryne
3w ago
Produced by Joseph Cottrell, Jeffrey Crecelius and Ken Fuller This week, Mark and I talked about the situation in Yes at the time Geoff Downes rejoined for Fly From Here - around 2010-11. It's a contentious time - but then again when isn't with Yes? Oliver Wakeman had to make way for the return of Downes who had worked very closely with Steve Howe in Asia for many years and, when Trevor Horn was brought in to produce the new album, perhaps the writing was on the wall for a Downes redux. All was not well between certain other members of the band either... Why did Geoff return (trip)? Whose idea ..read more
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Yes ephemera – print and digital – 615
Yes Music Podcast
by Kevin Mulryne
1M ago
Produced by Joseph Cottrell, Jeffrey Crecelius and Ken Fuller This week, Mark and I had a great conversation about Yes ephemera - what do I mean by that? Well it’s stuff that would certainly have disappeared if it wasn’t for people like Steve Sullivan, Pete Whipple and Geoffrey Mason over at forgotten-yesterdays.com who collect and share all sorts of items on that amazing site. As on other occasions, it’s best if you take a look at the images below either as you listen or afterwards because everything will make a lot more sense - assuming Mark and I actually do make sense, of course. We chose ..read more
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Shhhh – quiet Yes songs – 614
Yes Music Podcast
by Kevin Mulryne
1M ago
Produced by Joseph Cottrell, Jeffrey Crecelius and Ken Fuller As you will hear, the title of this week’s episode is a bit misleading. Mark and I have been choosing some of our favourite slower, calmer songs or parts of songs from the extensive Yes catalogue to talk about this week. There are plenty to choose from given the remarkable ability of Yes to create contrasting musical experiences within an album or even a single song, as I’m sure you know. See what you think of our selections and leave your own in the show notes comments below. What Yes songs are on the calm side? Are there parts of ..read more
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Yes iconography – 613
Yes Music Podcast
by Kevin Mulryne
1M ago
Produced by Joseph Cottrell, Jeffrey Crecelius and Ken Fuller This week's episode is a rather visual one so you will probably want to listen after (or concurrently with) looking at the images below. Mark and I discuss some of the most instantly identifiable (for Yes fans) images which don't include the name of the band. We start off with a quiz for Mark using the first set of images below and then we head off down Yes, Jon Anderson, Roger Dean and some other associated rabbit holes. All of this was kicked off for me by the tiny, circular icons on the inner gatefold sleeve of Tales from Topogra ..read more
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Why did Rick Wakeman want Larry Fast? Part 2 – 612
Yes Music Podcast
by Kevin Mulryne
2M ago
Produced by Joseph Cottrell, Jeffrey Crecelius and Ken Fuller Happy New Year to you. I hope you had a great time whatever you were celebrating in mid-winter or mid-summer or something else depending on where you are on the globe. This week, Mark and I return to the second part of our discussion around why Rick Wakeman wanted Larry Fast to help him out on Tales from Topographic Oceans. We listened to Electronic Realizations For Rock Orchestra by Synergy on which Larry played everything. Stay tuned to hear what we thought of the album from 1975. What does this record sound like from the vantage ..read more
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Why did Rick Wakeman want Larry Fast? – 611
Yes Music Podcast
by Kevin Mulryne
2M ago
Produced by Joseph Cottrell, Jeffrey Crecelius and Ken Fuller This week Mark and I are once again indebted to Doug Curran for setting us off to find out more about keyboard innovator Larry Fast and his Tales from Topographic Oceans connections. As you will hear, Larry was involved in the sound of the keyboards on Tales, something I did not realise until Doug posted a happy birthday message to Larry on the YMP Facebook Discussion Group last week. How much did you know about Larry’s connections with Rick Wakeman? Let us know in the comments below. How did Larry and Rick meet? What was it about L ..read more
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Tales from Topographic Oceans 50th Anniversary – a fan-made boxset – Part 2 with Ian Hartley – 610
Yes Music Podcast
by Kevin Mulryne
2M ago
Produced by Joseph Cottrell, Jeffrey Crecelius and Ken Fuller Mark and I had a great conversation with Ian Hartley this week. As mentioned last week, Ian has produced his own 50th Anniversary box set of Tales from Topographic Oceans and we were keen to know what motivated him, how he went about it and how it fitted in with his own Yes story. If you haven’t already watched Ian’s YouTube video where he unboxes his own box and also shows off some of his Tales collection, then please do - it’s embedded into the show notes below. Ian was very generous and it was a treat to speak to another dedicate ..read more
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Tales from Topographic Oceans 50th Anniversary – a fan-made boxset – Part 1 – 609
Yes Music Podcast
by Kevin Mulryne
3M ago
Produced by Joseph Cottrell, Jeffrey Crecelius and Ken Fuller This week Mark and I take a look at and have a chat about what Yes fan Ian Hartley has done to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Tales from Topographic Oceans. A chap after our own 5%-er hearts, he has taken things very much into his own hands as you will hear. If you want to understand fully what we are banging on about (if that’s even possible) then watch the video Ian made of the set which I have embedded below. What has Ian been up to? Why have Yes not released any 50th Anniversary editions? Just how did Ian do this? Let us know ..read more
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