YMP 5th Anniversary – Part 3 with Jamie McQuinn – 247

Yes Music Podcast
5 Years!

On the third day of the 5th Anniversary celebrations, I speak to long-time listener, Jamie McQuinn, who shares many Yes related topics including a special Jon Anderson story.

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Jamie’s contribution to the first Play For Chris project:

 

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YMP 5th Anniversary – Part 2 with Miguel Falcão – 246

Yes Music Podcast
5 Years!

The second of 5 special, daily anniversary episodes of the podcast featuring conversations with listeners. Today, it’s bass maestro, Miguel Falcão.

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Miguel Bass!
Miguel Bass!

Information on Miguel’s Skype bass lessons https://miguelbass.com/lessons/

Bulgarian music entries on https://miguelbass.com/tag/bulgaria/
Arrangement of “Pilentse Pee” (it’s the first track of the Mystery of Bulgarian Voices) made with different basses:


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YMP 5th Anniversary – Part 1 with Ken Fuller – 245

Yes Music Podcast
5 Years!

The first of 5 special, daily anniversary episodes of the podcast featuring conversations with listeners. We start with Ken Fuller.

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Ken Fuller
Ken Fuller

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A Bootleg Review and Yessongs live? 244

Alan White in Cinema
Alan White in Cinema from Dave Watkinson

Mark reviews a bootleg recording and we discuss what Yes can mean by playing Yessongs live in Japan. Also, I continue reading the Bill Bruford Autobiography and I look forward to the 5th Anniversary celebrations next week.

  • Yessongs live?
  • What can they mean?
  • Are bootlegs worth it?

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Bill Bruford’s autobiography and those electronic drums – 243

Bill Bruford book
Bill Bruford book

I start to read the Bill Bruford Autobiography and we discuss a fun 2 pence as well as those hideous (or not) electronic drums. There’s also the announcement of a Patreon idea…

  • Do the electronic drums ruin Bruford’s 2nd time in Yes/ABWH?
  • What Yes merchandise would you like to see?
  • What is there to enjoy in Bruford’s book?

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Special Editions of Yes Albums – 242

European The Ladder
Special Edition Ladder
This week our 2 Pence is about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and we also discuss our favourite special editions of Yes albums. Kevin comes up with a set of definitions of special editions, Mark delves deeply into the technical specifications and we come up with our two favourite discs. Take a listen and see if your favourites match ours!

  • What makes a Yes album release a special edition?
  • Are there more special editions than the Steven Wilson Remixes?
  • Why are most special editions on CD?

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Jon Anderson – Prog God – 241

Jon Anderson Prog God 2016
Jon Anderson Prog God 2016

In the week when Jon Anderson is deified as the 2016 Prog God, we discuss Yes’ whole album live obsession and the fact that Trevor Horn appeared on stage with them again this week. Mark reviews Fly From Here which fits in rather well and Kevin reads the Prog magazine articles about Jon Anderson.

  • What’s Fly From Here like in retrospect?
  • What has Prog magazine to say about its new Prog God?
  • Is there another Trevor Horn-produced album on the way?

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Favourites from the Internet plus Yes or Anderson Rabin Wakeman – which is more authentic? 240

Yes' home on the web - YesWorld.com
Yes’ home on the web – YesWorld.com

We are trying out a new format on the podcast beginning this week. There’s the usual news and an album review from Mark (Keys to Ascension II) but then I take part in a discussion of Mark’s 2 Pence which is about how the Internet has changed how we find out about our favourite band and we also have a chance to discuss an email from Joseph Cottrell about the authenticity of the current touring Yes band compared with Anderson Rabin Wakeman – ARW.

  • What’s KTAII like?
  • What have you discovered which amazed you about Yes from the web?
  • Are ARW more Yes than Yes?

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A post-holiday round up – 239

Chris Bandini went to see Yes recently...
Chris Bandini went to see Yes recently…

I’m back from holiday but am still on leave from work so U just have time for an update. However, the ever-reliable Mark has a review of Rick Wakeman’s latest offering, King Arthur, and a two pence segment.

  • How are the band sounding?
  • What is Rick Wakeman’s latest recording like?
  • Should Wakeman have returned to King Arthur??

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A holiday 2 pence – 238

cropped-12063068_1065326200174650_1758245473_n.jpgI’m on holiday this week so here’s a brief 2 pence from Mark

 

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