Yes Music Podcast

Produced by Wayne Hall and Jeffrey Crecelius

This we are joined by prog aficionado, writer, publisher, compère and all-round great chap, Stephen Lambe to discuss many aspects of Gordon Giltrap and Oliver Wakeman's album, Ravens and Lullabies.

  • Is it a bird, is it a plane, is it a prog album?
  • What did Stephen Lambe have to do with the album (if anything)?
  • Is it any good?

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

Direct download: ep518_what_next_oliver_wakeman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:46pm UTC

This week it’s the first part of our next - and presumably last…maybe…what did they do next featuring the 2011-ish departure of keyboardist and true gentleman of prog, Oliver Wakeman. Mark and I discuss how and why Oliver left the band and what he did next in collaboration with another giant of the music world. We set you a task to listen to that project before next week’s episode, just like we will be doing and if you already know what we are talking about, please do leave your comments on the show notes for this week and we will try and include as many as possible in the episode next time.
  • What were the circumstances around Oliver Wakeman's exit from the band?
  • Was it a smooth process?
  • What did he do next?
Direct download: ep517_what_next_oliver_wakeman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:02pm UTC

Produced by Wayne Hall and Jeffrey Crecelius

It was great to speak to Gerald Bassols from Spain this week all about his amazing book, The Musical Instruments of Progressive Rock which very much does what it says on the tin. Stay tuned for that conversation.

Direct download: ep516_instruments_gerard_bassols.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:38pm UTC

Produced by Wayne Hall and Jeffrey Crecelius

What should we expect from Yes in the coming year? Simon Barrow has some ideas as does Mark. We had a great conversation about the possibilities and our own, personal desires, partly based on the Facebook post by Daniel Krohn on the YMP Facebook page.

As always, it was a delight to welcome the erudite and knowledgeable Simon back onto the show. Do watch out for at least two books from him - an updated version of Solid Mental Grace - Listening to the Music of Yes and YES in the 90s.

In case you missed it, Simon has asked YMP listeners to contact the show if they have any photos from any Yes 90s events - so please take a look in your personal archives and let's see how we can help.

  • What do you want from Yes in 2022?
  • Will we see some archival releases?
  • Surely no new music...?

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

Direct download: ep515_2022_hopes_with_simon_barrow.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:16pm UTC

Produced by Wayne Hall and Jeffrey Crecelius

As we begin the 11th calendar year of the show, it’s time to take a look back at 2021. Mark and I have chosen a few clips each which remind us of the range and depth of Yes topics we have covered in the past 12 months. We hope you enjoy the selection - do let us know if your favourite is or isn’t included.


  • Who did we interview in 2021?
  • What did we learn'?
  • What were the most memorable episodes?



Direct download: ep514_new_year.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:11pm UTC