Yes Music Podcast

This week, Mark and I had the pleasure of speaking to Billy Sherwood about Arc Of Life, the band and the album.

We also asked him about the widely rumoured new Yes studio album and he was, unsurprisingly, less forthcoming about that. It did lead to some light-hearted moments which we think you will enjoy though.

  • Where did Arc Of Life spring from?
  • Who plays what?
  • What are the plans for the future of the band?

Listen to the episode and let us know what you think!

Direct download: ep466_billy_sherwood_arc_of_life.mp3
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It was a delight to welcome Yes and DBA keyboardist Geoff Downes back onto the show this week. Mark and I speak to him about his excellent new DBA album, Halcyon Hymns as well as a couple of aspects of what’s coming up for Yes in 2021, specifically the rumours around the new album and the possibilities of touring. So listen out for that conversation.

Direct download: ep465_geoff_downes_dbaiv.mp3
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This week, Mark and I have had the chance to listen to the whole of the new Arc of Life album so listen out for our initial reactions to that.

We also have time to think about a 2 pence suggested by Jeremy North and I need to correct an omission from last week when we played Daniel and Amanda’s contribution to the What if Rick Wakeman had joined Yes before the Yes Album question but didn’t have time to add any feedback.

Direct download: ep464_arc_of_life.mp3
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This is our first episode in the YMP’s 10th Anniversary year and it’s a real epic. I asked Patrons and a few others for their contributions to this week’s topic and the response was amazing. So this is another episode you might want to listen to in parts. It may well be the longest episode ever but I also think you’ll really enjoy hearing everyone’s thoughts on Rick Wakeman and The Yes Album. Incidentally, if you sent me a contribution but I haven’t included it, please do let me know and I’ll apologise and add it to next week’s show.

Direct download: ep463_what_if_wakeman_yes_album.mp3
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Recorded on the last day of 2020, we bid a grateful farewell to a year which has been difficult for everyone. However, it's also been one of the most successful years for the YMP!

Mark and I have chosen our own 6 favourite episodes from the past year and we invite you to add your own selections to the comments below.

We also look ahead briefly to 2021 which is, of course, the 10th Anniversary Year of the YMP. It would be fantastic if you were able to join in the recording of the 500th episode from the top of Yes Tor in Devon, UK, on 17th August 2021. Many more details to follow! We hope to see you there!

Direct download: ep462_goodbye_2020.mp3
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