Yes Music Podcast

It was great to speak to Dave Watkinson once again on the show this week. Some time ago he published an article on all about the variety of music Yes have used to open their shows over 50 years and more. Mark and I very much enjoyed finding out more from Dave and here is the article - 

After that conversation, there is a contribution from Daniel and Amanda Krohn with a different spin on the change from Relayer to Close to the Edge on the upcoming tour - do stay tuned for that.

Direct download: ep526_opening_music.mp3
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Produced by Wayne Hall and Jeffrey Crecelius

Mark and I just about manage to stay in control of the ‘spirited’ Fernando Perdomo this week. Ask him about guitar tech and he will literally talk for hours - which is exactly what we want on the YMP of course. What we were left with are many fascinating insights into Steve Howe’s guitars and approaches, all based around the greatest Yes album, Tormato. Stay tuned for that hurricane of enthusiasm a little later.

  • How did Howe get those sounds for Tormato and why?
  • Where is the steel guitar?
  • What are the secrets to his guitar approach?
Direct download: ep525_howe_guitars_fernando_perdomo.mp3
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Produced by Wayne Hall and Jeffrey Crecelius

I was on the road this week but still managed to catch up with Mark and Henry Potts to discuss the news that Yes will not be playing Relayer on the upcoming tour but have opted to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Close To The Edge instead.

I was in a hotel room with just my laptop but this news was clearly too important to miss.

  • Why has Relayer been shelved?
  • Will we ever hear the full album live?
  • Is it too soon to play Close To The Edge in its entirety again?

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

Direct download: ep524_what_have_they_done_no_relayer_fixed.mp3
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Produced by Wayne Hall and Jeffrey Crecelius

This week's episode once again features our resident walking vinyl encyclopedia, Mark but this time I have a chance to pick his brains about the murky world of deadwax.

As you might imagine, I get out a couple of my copies of Tormato to see what I can find in the deadwax areas of those and Mark shares some fascinating insights into the production of Yes vinyl records.

Doug Curran also sent in an example of one of his Yes rarities for us to decipher and it was a real geek-fest!

  • What are acetates, test pressings and deadwax?
  • Why do Yes records have information hidden in the vinyl?
  • Is any of this any use? (Spoiler - yes it is.)

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

Direct download: ep523_deep_into_the_deadwax.mp3
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