Yes Music Podcast

Produced by Wayne Hall, Jeffrey Crecelius and Preston Frazier

This week Mark and I are delving deeply into a 5% for something topic so if you consider yourself a casual fan of the world’s greatest progressive rock band you can either stick around and learn or save yourself a chunk of time by leaving now. I recommend you stay and become inducted into the mindset of the YMP enthusiasts. It’s fun, or at least I’ve found it so for 10 years now.

So assuming you are still with me, we will be diving into a comparison of two Yes albums, The Ladder and Fly From Here, based on our own, entirely arbitrary measures. Do let me know if you agree or disagree with our findings by commenting on the show notes for this week’s episode or maybe opening your window and shouting for the world to hear - whichever you’d prefer.

  • Which album is 'better'?
  • What is the artwork like?
  • What is the music and production like?

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

Direct download: ep488_ffh_vs_the_ladder.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:31am UTC

This week, Mark and I watched the concept DVD Tour of the Universe from Jon Anderson which was the first major release from him after leaving Yes at the start of the band’s hiatus period in the mid 2000s. We have a chance to feed back on what we found out a little later and then we come together to discuss it all.

There’s also a rather important 2 pence where we discover quite a bit about the new Yes album. Stay tuned for all that.

  • What did Jon Anderson do next?
  • What is a concept DVD?
  • Who produces the new Yes album?

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

Direct download: ep487_what_next_anderson_pt2.mp3
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In a special, extra episode, I have the pleasure of talking to the man who helped Yes to transform their sound and approach in 1970, Steve Howe.

He told us about his time in Asia and how the band got back together in 2007 with its original line-up which is featured on the latest release, Asia, The Reunion Albums, 2007-2012.

We also had a chance to hear about the slightly different approach on Steve's latest Homebrew collection, which is to be released in July 2021.

As always, it was a delight to speak to Steve, one of my all-time musical heroes.

Let me know what you think of the interview.

Direct download: ep486_steve_howe_asia_homebrew.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:57pm UTC

Once again this week, Mark and I are looking at what did they do next. We have reached the Yes hiatus period from 2004 and we are using the opportunity unashamedly to examine what each of the 5 members of the band did in this interregnum. First, we will look at one of the Yes men who did really leave at this point, in fact, never to return, Jon Anderson. What did he get up to once he had recovered from total exhaustion at the end of the 35th Anniversary Tour? Listen on to find out.

Direct download: ep485_what_next_anderson.mp3
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It's the second part of our look at what Igor did next. In fact, we have bent the rules again in order to listen to the excellent ELP tribute album, Encores, Legends & Paradox from 1999.

  • What are these versions of ELP songs like?
  • Which Yes men are included?
  • How does Igor come over?

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

Direct download: ep484_what_next_igor_pt2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:48pm UTC