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Old ABWH and the new Yes video – 618

3/1/2024
Produced by Joseph Cottrell, Jeffrey Crecelius and Ken Fuller Mark and I had a fun time this week re-watching the ABWH Brother of Mine video and the new Mirror to the Sky one. Listen out for our thoughts in a few minutes’ time and see if you can count how many times I call the song Long Lost Brother of Mine by mistake. Also, do check out the show notes below before or during listening to Mark and me banging on because I’ve added lots of screenshots from the videos that we refer to in the conversation. You can also watch both videos as well without having to do that dreary web searching thing - it’s just one of the services we offer to listeners. Are there any similarities between these two videos? How are videos used to help promote songs, today and in 1989? Are lyric videos any good? Let us know if you agree with us! Photo from the back of the Brother of Mine 7 inch single: Screenshots from the Brother of Mine video: Screenshots from the Mirror to the Sky video: (Plus one from Astral Traveller and one from Brother of Mine) https://youtu.be/u8GsaKGHeY8?si=pW4OA70vys9YXtMk https://youtu.be/iWlIo-2TktM?si=6GR_ASib2qEv9bjX Check out the progress on my other podcast - https://anthem52.com/ Support the Fundraiser! Yes - The Tormato Story Available now! TormatoBook.com YMP Patrons: Producers: Joseph Cottrell Ken Fuller Jeffrey Crecelius Patrons: Jim Morrison Jon Pickles Declan Logue Gary Betts Aaron SteelmanMichael Handerhan Barry Gorsky Steve Perry Doug Curran Martin Kjellberg Todd Dudley Rachel Hadaway Lind Paul Hailes Craig Estenes Mark James Lang Steve Rode David Bob Martilotta John Holden Stephen LambeDem Fred Barringer Scott Colombo Chris Bandini David Heyden John Thomson Mark Baggs John Cowan John Parry Dave Owen Simon Barrow Steve Scott Terence Sadler Steve Dill Robert Nasir Fergus Cubbage William Hayes Geoff Bailie Steven Roehr Lobate Scarp Geoffrey Mason David Watkinson Tim Stannard Robert VandiverBrian Sullivan David Pannell Jamie McQuinnMiguel Falcão Paul Tomei Michael O'ConnorBrian HarrisHogne Bø PettersenGuy DeRome Become a Patron! Our Facebook YMP Discussion Group is open to anyone to join. One of the advantages of the new format is that all members of the group have the same ability to post content, so it’s a bit more egalitarian, or somesuch. Please do search for the group and join in. https://www.facebook.com/groups/3216603008606331/ Please follow/subscribe! If you are still listening to the podcast on the website, please consider subscribing so you don’t risk missing anything: Theme music The music I use is the last movement of Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite. This has been used as introduction music at many Yes concerts. My theme music is not take from a live concert – I put it together from: archive.org

Duration:00:47:47

Why did Yes want Geoff Downes…again? Part 2 – 617

2/23/2024
Produced by Joseph Cottrell, Jeffrey Crecelius and Ken Fuller After a short break, Mark and I are back to consider what Geoff Downes was doing before being asked to rejoin Yes for the recording of Fly From Here, released in 2011, shortly before the Yes Music Podcast was established. We have been listening to the John Wetton album, Raised in Captivity which includes many prog rock heroes so listen out for our thoughts on that and what, if anything, we learned about why Geoff was re-recruited. Can we tell why Yes wanted Geoff Downes from this record? What do all those guests add? Is it a good record? Let us know if you agree with us! I received an amazing email this week - or was it last week I can’t remember - informing me that Yes The Tormato Story has been shortlisted for a Selfie Award. These are handed out for self-published books so I think it has a lot more to do with the work Izzie Lawrence (cover designer), Bob Carling (production management and typesetting) and Simon Barrow (all round legend who kept me on track) had to do with it than me. It’s also down to Mark, every Executive Producer, newsletter subscriber, pre-order-er, supporter, YMP listener, producer and patron and everyone else who had any role in its creation - see the full acknowledgements page in the book for more details. Anyway, I have to go to the London Book Fair in a couple of weeks’ time to see if the book wins in the general non fiction category so keep your fingers crossed, please. https://youtu.be/8mfLQxwtwy8?si=_6Cm6fHMkoYFz5ir Check out the progress on my other podcast - https://anthem52.com/ Support the Fundraiser! Yes - The Tormato Story Available now! TormatoBook.com YMP Patrons: Producers: Joseph Cottrell Ken Fuller Jeffrey Crecelius Patrons: Jim Morrison Jon Pickles Declan Logue Gary Betts Alan Begg Michael Handerhan Barry Gorsky Steve Perry Doug Curran Martin Kjellberg Todd Dudley Rachel Hadaway Lind Paul Hailes Craig Estenes Mark James Lang Steve Rode David Bob Martilotta John Holden Stephen LambeDem Fred Barringer Scott Colombo Chris Bandini David Heyden John Thomson Mark Baggs John Cowan John Parry Dave Owen Simon Barrow Steve Scott Terence Sadler Steve Dill Robert Nasir Fergus Cubbage William Hayes Geoff Bailie Steven Roehr Lobate Scarp Geoffrey Mason David Watkinson Tim Stannard Robert VandiverBrian Sullivan David Pannell Jamie McQuinnMiguel Falcão Paul Tomei Michael O'ConnorBrian HarrisHogne Bø PettersenGuy DeRomeAaron Steelman Become a Patron! Our (not really) new Facebook YMP Discussion Group is open to anyone to join but I’ll be adding rules and joining requirements when I have time (one day…). One of the advantages of the new format is that all members of the group have the same ability to post content, so it’s a bit more egalitarian, or somesuch. Please do search for the group and join in. https://www.facebook.com/groups/3216603008606331/ Please follow/subscribe! If you are still listening to the podcast on the website, please consider subscribing so you don’t risk missing anything: Theme music The music I use is the last movement of Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite. This has been used as introduction music at many Yes concerts. My theme music is not take from a live concert – I put it together from: archive.org

Duration:00:28:53

Why did Yes want Geoff Downes…again? Part 1 – 616

2/8/2024
Produced by Joseph Cottrell, Jeffrey Crecelius and Ken Fuller This week, Mark and I talked about the situation in Yes at the time Geoff Downes rejoined for Fly From Here - around 2010-11. It's a contentious time - but then again when isn't with Yes? Oliver Wakeman had to make way for the return of Downes who had worked very closely with Steve Howe in Asia for many years and, when Trevor Horn was brought in to produce the new album, perhaps the writing was on the wall for a Downes redux. All was not well between certain other members of the band either... Why did Geoff return (trip)? Whose idea was it? Why was Oliver Wakeman 'let go'? Let us know if you agree with us! https://youtu.be/8mfLQxwtwy8?si=_6Cm6fHMkoYFz5ir Check out the progress on my other podcast - https://anthem52.com/ Support the Fundraiser! Yes - The Tormato Story Available now! TormatoBook.com YMP Patrons: Producers: Joseph Cottrell Ken Fuller Jeffrey Crecelius Patrons: Jim Morrison Jon Pickles Declan Logue Gary Betts Alan Begg Michael Handerhan Barry Gorsky Steve Perry Doug Curran Martin Kjellberg Todd Dudley Rachel Hadaway Lind Paul Hailes Craig Estenes Mark James Lang Steve Rode David Bob Martilotta John Holden Stephen LambeDem Fred Barringer Scott Colombo Chris Bandini David Heyden John Thomson Mark Baggs John Cowan John Parry Dave Owen Simon Barrow Steve Scott Terence Sadler Steve Dill Robert Nasir Fergus Cubbage William Hayes Geoff Bailie Steven Roehr Lobate Scarp Geoffrey Mason David Watkinson Tim Stannard Robert VandiverBrian Sullivan David Pannell Jamie McQuinnMiguel Falcão Paul Tomei Michael O'ConnorBrian HarrisHogne Bø PettersenGuy DeRomeAaron Steelman Become a Patron! Our (not really) new Facebook YMP Discussion Group is open to anyone to join but I’ll be adding rules and joining requirements when I have time (one day…). One of the advantages of the new format is that all members of the group have the same ability to post content, so it’s a bit more egalitarian, or somesuch. Please do search for the group and join in. https://www.facebook.com/groups/3216603008606331/ Please follow/subscribe! If you are still listening to the podcast on the website, please consider subscribing so you don’t risk missing anything: Theme music The music I use is the last movement of Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite. This has been used as introduction music at many Yes concerts. My theme music is not take from a live concert – I put it together from: archive.org

Duration:00:23:10

Yes ephemera – print and digital – 615

2/2/2024
Produced by Joseph Cottrell, Jeffrey Crecelius and Ken Fuller This week, Mark and I had a great conversation about Yes ephemera - what do I mean by that? Well it’s stuff that would certainly have disappeared if it wasn’t for people like Steve Sullivan, Pete Whipple and Geoffrey Mason over at forgotten-yesterdays.com who collect and share all sorts of items on that amazing site. As on other occasions, it’s best if you take a look at the images below either as you listen or afterwards because everything will make a lot more sense - assuming Mark and I actually do make sense, of course. We chose three concert or related items to talk about each and then I threw in a somewhat unusual item I have just received which is certainly ephemeral. I don’t know how many of them still exist. As always, Mark and I would be fascinated to hear your views on this week’s items via comments. What items did we choose? What items would you choose? What is that disk thing? Let us know if you agree with us! All images from http://forgotten-yesterdays.com/ https://youtu.be/AO-uz1OYSY4 Roland 1994 Diskette Yes Midi Files site: https://classicyes.net/ Check out the progress on my other podcast - https://anthem52.com/ Support the Fundraiser! Yes - The Tormato Story Available now! TormatoBook.com YMP Patrons: Producers: Joseph Cottrell Ken Fuller Jeffrey Crecelius Patrons: Jim Morrison Jon Pickles Declan Logue Gary Betts Alan Begg Michael Handerhan Barry Gorsky Steve Perry Doug Curran Martin Kjellberg Todd Dudley Rachel Hadaway Lind Paul Hailes Craig Estenes Mark James Lang Steve Rode David Bob Martilotta John Holden Stephen LambeDem Fred Barringer Scott Colombo Chris Bandini David Heyden John Thomson Mark Baggs John Cowan John Parry Dave Owen Simon Barrow Steve Scott Terence Sadler Steve Dill Robert Nasir Fergus Cubbage William Hayes Geoff Bailie Steven Roehr Lobate Scarp Geoffrey Mason David Watkinson Tim Stannard Robert VandiverBrian Sullivan David Pannell Jamie McQuinnMiguel Falcão Paul Tomei Michael O'ConnorBrian HarrisHogne Bø PettersenGuy DeRomeAaron Steelman Become a Patron! Our (not really) new Facebook YMP Discussion Group is open to anyone to join but I’ll be adding rules and joining requirements when I have time (one day…). One of the advantages of the new format is that all members of the group have the same ability to post content, so it’s a bit more egalitarian, or somesuch. Please do search for the group and join in. https://www.facebook.com/groups/3216603008606331/ Please follow/subscribe! If you are still listening to the podcast on the website, please consider subscribing so you don’t risk missing anything: Theme music The music I use is the last movement of Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite. This has been used as introduction music at many Yes concerts. My theme music is not take from a live concert – I put it together from: archive.org

Duration:00:53:28

Shhhh – quiet Yes songs – 614

1/19/2024
Produced by Joseph Cottrell, Jeffrey Crecelius and Ken Fuller As you will hear, the title of this week’s episode is a bit misleading. Mark and I have been choosing some of our favourite slower, calmer songs or parts of songs from the extensive Yes catalogue to talk about this week. There are plenty to choose from given the remarkable ability of Yes to create contrasting musical experiences within an album or even a single song, as I’m sure you know. See what you think of our selections and leave your own in the show notes comments below. What Yes songs are on the calm side? Are there parts of other songs in this category as well? Do they work? Let us know if you agree with us! Check out the progress on my other podcast - https://anthem52.com/ The 'Quiet' Playlist: https://youtu.be/WTaVYdlD3vE?si=B010dom6bQ-p-2Xb https://youtu.be/GGaai0AII3E?si=SsLB_U3pU5o7DD-f&t=509 https://youtu.be/g0k-Klq-FNA?si=fBlplusYt91AJNQC https://youtu.be/2dOms8FQ-Qk?si=dLEf3dfpps3KIN8Z https://youtu.be/bf52nD8ELcc?si=YhFzPpNwgUlpplkB https://youtu.be/AJcR5fLhzk4?si=SszmLtEBDB59bYcG https://youtu.be/ndNueigEsUY?si=Cccksr4l9L83-lvn https://youtu.be/UiMwIBTBs3o?si=_Lb_E9_wr0ako1Qa Support the Fundraiser! Yes - The Tormato Story Available now! TormatoBook.com YMP Patrons: Producers: Joseph Cottrell Ken Fuller Jeffrey Crecelius Patrons: Jim Morrison Jon Pickles Declan Logue Gary Betts Alan Begg Michael Handerhan Barry Gorsky Steve Perry Doug Curran Martin Kjellberg Todd Dudley Rachel Hadaway Lind Paul Hailes Craig Estenes Mark James Lang Steve Rode David Bob Martilotta John Holden Stephen LambeDem Fred Barringer Scott Colombo Chris Bandini David Heyden John Thomson Mark Baggs John Cowan John Parry Dave Owen Simon Barrow Steve Scott Terence Sadler Steve Dill Robert Nasir Fergus Cubbage William Hayes Geoff Bailie Steven Roehr Lobate Scarp Geoffrey Mason David Watkinson Tim Stannard Robert VandiverBrian Sullivan David Pannell Jamie McQuinnMiguel Falcão Paul Tomei Michael O'ConnorBrian HarrisHogne Bø PettersenGuy DeRomeAaron Steelman Become a Patron! Our (not really) new Facebook YMP Discussion Group is open to anyone to join but I’ll be adding rules and joining requirements when I have time (one day…). One of the advantages of the new format is that all members of the group have the same ability to post content, so it’s a bit more egalitarian, or somesuch. Please do search for the group and join in. https://www.facebook.com/groups/3216603008606331/ Please follow/subscribe! If you are still listening to the podcast on the website, please consider subscribing so you don’t risk missing anything: Theme music The music I use is the last movement of Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite. This has been used as introduction music at many Yes concerts. My theme music is not take from a live concert – I put it together from: archive.org

Duration:00:46:25

Yes iconography – 613

1/12/2024
Produced by Joseph Cottrell, Jeffrey Crecelius and Ken Fuller This week's episode is a rather visual one so you will probably want to listen after (or concurrently with) looking at the images below. Mark and I discuss some of the most instantly identifiable (for Yes fans) images which don't include the name of the band. We start off with a quiz for Mark using the first set of images below and then we head off down Yes, Jon Anderson, Roger Dean and some other associated rabbit holes. All of this was kicked off for me by the tiny, circular icons on the inner gatefold sleeve of Tales from Topographic Oceans and I posted this photo of Instagram: It's one of those 'in the weeds' episodes so I hope you find it entertaining! The images I tested Mark with: All images from Discogs What are those little icons on the sleeve of Tales all about? You is the Vitruvian Man? What is the Olias symbol? Let us know if you agree with us! Check out the progress on my other podcast - https://anthem52.com/ The Tales images we talk about: Image credit: detail from photo by RDZK - uploaded to Forgotten Yesterdays Roger Dean items on various Yes albums: The Olias symbol Image credits - left - ana-conda uploaded to Forgotten Yesterdays right - Jeremy North 80s icons: Support the Fundraiser! Yes - The Tormato Story Available now! TormatoBook.com YMP Patrons: Producers: Joseph Cottrell Ken Fuller Jeffrey Crecelius Patrons: Jim Morrison Jon Pickles Declan Logue Gary Betts Alan Begg Michael Handerhan Barry Gorsky Steve Perry Doug Curran Martin Kjellberg Todd Dudley Rachel Hadaway Lind Paul Hailes Craig Estenes Mark James Lang Steve Rode David Bob Martilotta John Holden Stephen LambeDem Fred Barringer Scott Colombo Chris Bandini David Heyden John Thomson Mark Baggs John Cowan John Parry Dave Owen Simon Barrow Steve Scott Terence Sadler Steve Dill Robert Nasir Fergus Cubbage William Hayes Geoff Bailie Steven Roehr Lobate Scarp Geoffrey Mason David Watkinson Tim Stannard Robert VandiverBrian Sullivan David Pannell Jamie McQuinnMiguel Falcão Paul Tomei Michael O'ConnorBrian HarrisHogne Bø PettersenGuy DeRomeAaron Steelman Become a Patron! Our (not really) new Facebook YMP Discussion Group is open to anyone to join but I’ll be adding rules and joining requirements when I have time (one day…). One of the advantages of the new format is that all members of the group have the same ability to post content, so it’s a bit more egalitarian, or somesuch. Please do search for the group and join in. https://www.facebook.com/groups/3216603008606331/ Please follow/subscribe! If you are still listening to the podcast on the website, please consider subscribing so you don’t risk missing anything: Theme music The music I use is the last movement of Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite. This has been used as introduction music at many Yes concerts. My theme music is not take from a live concert – I put it together from: archive.org

Duration:00:50:50

Why did Rick Wakeman want Larry Fast? Part 2 – 612

1/5/2024
Produced by Joseph Cottrell, Jeffrey Crecelius and Ken Fuller Happy New Year to you. I hope you had a great time whatever you were celebrating in mid-winter or mid-summer or something else depending on where you are on the globe. This week, Mark and I return to the second part of our discussion around why Rick Wakeman wanted Larry Fast to help him out on Tales from Topographic Oceans. We listened to Electronic Realizations For Rock Orchestra by Synergy on which Larry played everything. Stay tuned to hear what we thought of the album from 1975. What does this record sound like from the vantage point of 2024? Does the basic technology make it sound old? Why did Rick want Larry? Let us know if you agree with us! Check out the progress on my other podcast - https://anthem52.com/ https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLs8j5-e0DCE-c3eA2yNzCwRVOwYTbsbON&si=nxhtkTzsSU_U0hon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGawFItqmh0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LR1EAFQVUL8 Synergy FAQs: https://synergy-emusic.com/erro.html Support the Fundraiser! Yes - The Tormato Story Available now! TormatoBook.com YMP Patrons: Producers: Joseph Cottrell Ken Fuller Jeffrey Crecelius Patrons: Jim Morrison Jon Pickles Declan Logue Gary Betts Alan Begg Michael Handerhan Barry Gorsky Steve Perry Doug Curran Martin Kjellberg Todd Dudley Rachel Hadaway Lind Paul Hailes Craig Estenes Mark James Lang Steve Rode David Bob Martilotta John Holden Stephen LambeDem Fred Barringer Scott Colombo Chris Bandini David Heyden John Thomson Mark Baggs John Cowan John Parry Dave Owen Simon Barrow Steve Scott Terence Sadler Steve Dill Robert Nasir Fergus Cubbage William Hayes Geoff Bailie Steven Roehr Lobate Scarp Geoffrey Mason David Watkinson Tim Stannard Robert VandiverBrian Sullivan David Pannell Jamie McQuinnMiguel Falcão Paul Tomei Michael O'ConnorBrian HarrisHogne Bø PettersenGuy DeRomeAaron Steelman Become a Patron! Our (not really) new Facebook YMP Discussion Group is open to anyone to join but I’ll be adding rules and joining requirements when I have time (one day…). One of the advantages of the new format is that all members of the group have the same ability to post content, so it’s a bit more egalitarian, or somesuch. Please do search for the group and join in. https://www.facebook.com/groups/3216603008606331/ Please follow/subscribe! If you are still listening to the podcast on the website, please consider subscribing so you don’t risk missing anything: Theme music The music I use is the last movement of Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite. This has been used as introduction music at many Yes concerts. My theme music is not take from a live concert – I put it together from: archive.org

Duration:00:27:25

Why did Rick Wakeman want Larry Fast? – 611

12/21/2023
Produced by Joseph Cottrell, Jeffrey Crecelius and Ken Fuller This week Mark and I are once again indebted to Doug Curran for setting us off to find out more about keyboard innovator Larry Fast and his Tales from Topographic Oceans connections. As you will hear, Larry was involved in the sound of the keyboards on Tales, something I did not realise until Doug posted a happy birthday message to Larry on the YMP Facebook Discussion Group last week. How much did you know about Larry’s connections with Rick Wakeman? Let us know in the comments below. How did Larry and Rick meet? What was it about Larry that Rick likes? What is the Tales from Topographic Oceans link? Let us know if you agree with us! Larry Fast & Patrick Moraz at ProgStock, Oct. 2023 - photo from Doug Curran Doug with Larry Fast @NEARfest 2002 https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLs8j5-e0DCE-c3eA2yNzCwRVOwYTbsbON&si=nxhtkTzsSU_U0hon Support the Fundraiser! Yes - The Tormato Story Available now! TormatoBook.com YMP Patrons: Producers: Joseph Cottrell Ken Fuller Jeffrey Crecelius Patrons: Jim Morrison Jon Pickles Declan Logue Gary Betts Alan Begg Michael Handerhan Barry Gorsky Steve Perry Doug Curran Martin Kjellberg Todd Dudley Rachel Hadaway Lind Paul Hailes Craig Estenes Mark James Lang Steve Rode David Bob Martilotta John Holden Stephen LambeDem Fred Barringer Scott Colombo Chris Bandini David Heyden John Thomson Mark Baggs John Cowan John Parry Dave Owen Simon Barrow Steve Scott Terence Sadler Steve Dill Robert Nasir Fergus Cubbage William Hayes Geoff Bailie Steven Roehr Lobate Scarp Geoffrey Mason David Watkinson Tim Stannard Robert VandiverBrian Sullivan David Pannell Jamie McQuinnMiguel Falcão Paul Tomei Michael O'ConnorBrian HarrisHogne Bø PettersenGuy DeRomeAaron Steelman Become a Patron! Our (not really) new Facebook YMP Discussion Group is open to anyone to join but I’ll be adding rules and joining requirements when I have time (one day…). One of the advantages of the new format is that all members of the group have the same ability to post content, so it’s a bit more egalitarian, or somesuch. Please do search for the group and join in. https://www.facebook.com/groups/3216603008606331/ Please follow/subscribe! If you are still listening to the podcast on the website, please consider subscribing so you don’t risk missing anything: Theme music The music I use is the last movement of Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite. This has been used as introduction music at many Yes concerts. My theme music is not take from a live concert – I put it together from: archive.org

Duration:00:37:44

Tales from Topographic Oceans 50th Anniversary – a fan-made boxset – Part 2 with Ian Hartley – 610

12/15/2023
Produced by Joseph Cottrell, Jeffrey Crecelius and Ken Fuller Mark and I had a great conversation with Ian Hartley this week. As mentioned last week, Ian has produced his own 50th Anniversary box set of Tales from Topographic Oceans and we were keen to know what motivated him, how he went about it and how it fitted in with his own Yes story. If you haven’t already watched Ian’s YouTube video where he unboxes his own box and also shows off some of his Tales collection, then please do - it’s embedded into the show notes below. Ian was very generous and it was a treat to speak to another dedicated Yes fan who has been collecting the band’s output (particularly live recordings) for many years. What was the motivation for producing this set? What would Ian like to see in the future from the band? Is this the first time Ian has done this? Let us know if you agree with us! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZqjSvMpV0I Support the Fundraiser! Yes - The Tormato Story Available now! TormatoBook.com YMP Patrons: Producers: Joseph Cottrell Ken Fuller Jeffrey Crecelius Patrons: Jim Morrison Jon Pickles Declan Logue Gary Betts Alan Begg Michael Handerhan Barry Gorsky Steve Perry Doug Curran Martin Kjellberg Todd Dudley Rachel Hadaway Lind Paul Hailes Craig Estenes Mark James Lang Steve Rode David Bob Martilotta John Holden Stephen LambeDem Fred Barringer Scott Colombo Chris Bandini David Heyden John Thomson Mark Baggs John Cowan John Parry Dave Owen Simon Barrow Steve Scott Terence Sadler Steve Dill Robert Nasir Fergus Cubbage William Hayes Geoff Bailie Steven Roehr Lobate Scarp Geoffrey Mason David Watkinson Tim Stannard Robert VandiverBrian Sullivan David Pannell Jamie McQuinnMiguel Falcão Paul Tomei Michael O'ConnorBrian HarrisHogne Bø PettersenGuy DeRomeAaron Steelman Become a Patron! Our (not really) new Facebook YMP Discussion Group is open to anyone to join but I’ll be adding rules and joining requirements when I have time (one day…). One of the advantages of the new format is that all members of the group have the same ability to post content, so it’s a bit more egalitarian, or somesuch. Please do search for the group and join in. https://www.facebook.com/groups/3216603008606331/ Please follow/subscribe! If you are still listening to the podcast on the website, please consider subscribing so you don’t risk missing anything: Theme music The music I use is the last movement of Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite. This has been used as introduction music at many Yes concerts. My theme music is not take from a live concert – I put it together from: archive.org

Duration:00:36:21

Tales from Topographic Oceans 50th Anniversary – a fan-made boxset – Part 1 – 609

12/8/2023
Produced by Joseph Cottrell, Jeffrey Crecelius and Ken Fuller This week Mark and I take a look at and have a chat about what Yes fan Ian Hartley has done to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Tales from Topographic Oceans. A chap after our own 5%-er hearts, he has taken things very much into his own hands as you will hear. If you want to understand fully what we are banging on about (if that’s even possible) then watch the video Ian made of the set which I have embedded below. What has Ian been up to? Why have Yes not released any 50th Anniversary editions? Just how did Ian do this? Let us know if you agree with us! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZqjSvMpV0I Support the Fundraiser! Yes - The Tormato Story Available now! TormatoBook.com YMP Patrons: Producers: Joseph Cottrell Ken Fuller Jeffrey Crecelius Patrons: Jim Morrison Jon Pickles Declan Logue Gary Betts Alan Begg Michael Handerhan Barry Gorsky Steve Perry Doug Curran Martin Kjellberg Todd Dudley Rachel Hadaway Lind Paul Hailes Craig Estenes Mark James Lang Steve Rode David Bob Martilotta John Holden Stephen LambeDem Fred Barringer Scott Colombo Chris Bandini David Heyden John Thomson Mark Baggs John Cowan John Parry Dave Owen Simon Barrow Steve Scott Terence Sadler Steve Dill Robert Nasir Fergus Cubbage William Hayes Geoff Bailie Steven Roehr Lobate Scarp Geoffrey Mason David Watkinson Tim Stannard Robert VandiverBrian Sullivan David Pannell Jamie McQuinnMiguel Falcão Paul Tomei Michael O'ConnorBrian HarrisHogne Bø PettersenGuy DeRomeAaron Steelman Become a Patron! Our (not really) new Facebook YMP Discussion Group is open to anyone to join but I’ll be adding rules and joining requirements when I have time (one day…). One of the advantages of the new format is that all members of the group have the same ability to post content, so it’s a bit more egalitarian, or somesuch. Please do search for the group and join in. https://www.facebook.com/groups/3216603008606331/ Please follow/subscribe! If you are still listening to the podcast on the website, please consider subscribing so you don’t risk missing anything: Theme music The music I use is the last movement of Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite. This has been used as introduction music at many Yes concerts. My theme music is not take from a live concert – I put it together from: archive.org

Duration:00:41:40

Yes Tracks Through Time – Ritual – Shows, Symphonic and Drama – 608

12/1/2023
Produced by Joseph Cottrell, Jeffrey Crecelius and Ken Fuller We continue our Tales from topographic oceans obsession this week with a look at 3 very different live recordings of side 4, Ritual - Nous Sommes du Soleil. The 3 different performances are included in the show notes below. They are from Yesshows (1980) , Symphonic Live (2002) and Topographic Drama (2017). This means we have the following musicians to listen to: Anderson, Squire, White, Moraz, Howe, Downes, Brislin, Sherwood, Davison, Schellen and the whole of the European Festival Orchestra. Wow. There are many differences between the recordings so listen along and see what you think. Which is the best performance? No Wakeman? A whole symphony orchestra - what does it add? Let us know if you agree with us! Yesshows CD Yessymphonic CD Symphonic Live CD Topographic Drama CD https://youtu.be/QkT2NW1498o?si=AmQMYZxo1_BbBO0Q https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_kXpPYEz60&list=PLcqYZB8Ap0gUjcaIXhSkCIMFhB-x91FvW Click through to YouTube to watch Symphonic Live https://youtu.be/y1wVxgrVEnk?si=TJHyC1qyLKpZcP6S Support the Fundraiser! Yes - The Tormato Story Available now! TormatoBook.com YMP Patrons: Producers: Joseph Cottrell Ken Fuller Jeffrey Crecelius Patrons: Jim Morrison Jon Pickles Declan Logue Gary Betts Alan Begg Michael Handerhan Barry Gorsky Steve Perry Doug Curran Martin Kjellberg Todd Dudley Rachel Hadaway Lind Paul Hailes Craig Estenes Mark James Lang Steve Rode David Bob Martilotta John Holden Stephen LambeDem Fred Barringer Scott Colombo Chris Bandini David Heyden John Thomson Mark Baggs John Cowan John Parry Dave Owen Simon Barrow Steve Scott Terence Sadler Steve Dill Robert Nasir Fergus Cubbage William Hayes Geoff Bailie Steven Roehr Lobate Scarp Geoffrey Mason David Watkinson Tim Stannard Robert VandiverBrian Sullivan David Pannell Jamie McQuinnMiguel Falcão Paul Tomei Michael O'ConnorBrian HarrisHogne Bø PettersenGuy DeRomeAaron Steelman Become a Patron! Our (not really) new Facebook YMP Discussion Group is open to anyone to join but I’ll be adding rules and joining requirements when I have time (one day…). One of the advantages of the new format is that all members of the group have the same ability to post content, so it’s a bit more egalitarian, or somesuch. Please do search for the group and join in. https://www.facebook.com/groups/3216603008606331/ Please follow/subscribe! If you are still listening to the podcast on the website, please consider subscribing so you don’t risk missing anything: Theme music The music I use is the last movement of Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite. This has been used as introduction music at many Yes concerts. My theme music is not take from a live concert – I put it together from: archive.org

Duration:00:47:45

Yes Album Listening Guides – Tales From Topographic Oceans Part 7 – Chris Squire’s bass with Miguel Falcão – 607

11/24/2023
Produced by Joseph Cottrell, Jeffrey Crecelius and Ken Fuller It was a delight to welcome the bass maestro Miguel Falcão back onto the YMP this week. As you would expect, he knows a lot about how Chris Squire created the bass lines for Tales from Topographic Oceans. You may have heard Miguel's bass covers of both The Ancient and The Remembering, and if not they are embedded below. We found out many things including what basses Chris used to record and play Tales live. So stand by for a massively in-depth look at the album...once again... What basses did Chris use to record Tales? Were there differences when Yes played Tales live? How does Chris' playing on Tales differ from Close to the Edge? Let us know if you agree with us! https://miguelbass.com/ https://youtu.be/tf2MQv7OtR0 https://youtu.be/4DvXNtbjwA0 Support the Fundraiser! Yes - The Tormato Story Available now! TormatoBook.com YMP Patrons: Producers: Joseph Cottrell Ken Fuller Jeffrey Crecelius Patrons: Jim Morrison Jon Pickles Declan Logue Gary Betts Alan Begg Michael Handerhan Barry Gorsky Steve Perry Doug Curran Martin Kjellberg Todd Dudley Rachel Hadaway Lind Paul Hailes Craig Estenes Mark James Lang Steve Rode David Bob Martilotta John Holden Stephen LambeDem Fred Barringer Scott Colombo Chris Bandini David Heyden John Thomson Mark Baggs John Cowan John Parry Dave Owen Simon Barrow Steve Scott Terence Sadler Steve Dill Robert Nasir Fergus Cubbage William Hayes Geoff Bailie Steven Roehr Lobate Scarp Geoffrey Mason David Watkinson Tim Stannard Robert VandiverBrian Sullivan David Pannell Jamie McQuinnMiguel Falcão Paul Tomei Michael O'ConnorBrian HarrisHogne Bø PettersenGuy DeRomeAaron Steelman Become a Patron! Our (not really) new Facebook YMP Discussion Group is open to anyone to join but I’ll be adding rules and joining requirements when I have time (one day…). One of the advantages of the new format is that all members of the group have the same ability to post content, so it’s a bit more egalitarian, or somesuch. Please do search for the group and join in. https://www.facebook.com/groups/3216603008606331/ Please follow/subscribe! If you are still listening to the podcast on the website, please consider subscribing so you don’t risk missing anything: Theme music The music I use is the last movement of Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite. This has been used as introduction music at many Yes concerts. My theme music is not take from a live concert – I put it together from: archive.org

Duration:00:50:40

Steven Rosen, author and interviewer – 606

11/17/2023
Produced by Joseph Cottrell, Jeffrey Crecelius and Ken Fuller We had a great conversation with veteran music journalist Steve Rosen this week. Steve has interviewed almost all members of Yes over the decades, although they weren't always 'easy' sessions, as you will hear! Steve also spent a great deal of time with the iconic guitarist Edward Van Halen and has recently published a book, 'Tonechaser' about this relationship, which helps the reader to understand the personality of Edward, rather than just his amazing technical and musical accomplishments. How did Steve's Yes interviews go? How is it possible to write a 500-page book about one person? What was Edward like as a person? Let us know if you agree with us! All about the book: https://www.tonechaserbook.com/ https://youtu.be/jbkNGBn0rdE Support the Fundraiser! Yes - The Tormato Story Available now! TormatoBook.com YMP Patrons: Producers: Joseph Cottrell Ken Fuller Jeffrey Crecelius Patrons: Jim Morrison Jon Pickles Declan Logue Gary Betts Alan Begg Michael Handerhan Barry Gorsky Steve Perry Doug Curran Martin Kjellberg Todd Dudley Rachel Hadaway Lind Paul Hailes Craig Estenes Mark James Lang Steve Rode David Bob Martilotta John Holden Stephen LambeDem Fred Barringer Scott Colombo Chris Bandini David Heyden John Thomson Mark Baggs John Cowan John Parry Dave Owen Simon Barrow Steve Scott Terence Sadler Steve Dill Robert Nasir Fergus Cubbage William Hayes Geoff Bailie Steven Roehr Lobate Scarp Geoffrey Mason David Watkinson Tim Stannard Robert VandiverBrian Sullivan David Pannell Jamie McQuinnMiguel Falcão Paul Tomei Michael O'ConnorBrian HarrisHogne Bø PettersenGuy DeRome Become a Patron! Our (not really) new Facebook YMP Discussion Group is open to anyone to join but I’ll be adding rules and joining requirements when I have time (one day…). One of the advantages of the new format is that all members of the group have the same ability to post content, so it’s a bit more egalitarian, or somesuch. Please do search for the group and join in. https://www.facebook.com/groups/3216603008606331/ Please follow/subscribe! If you are still listening to the podcast on the website, please consider subscribing so you don’t risk missing anything: Theme music The music I use is the last movement of Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite. This has been used as introduction music at many Yes concerts. My theme music is not take from a live concert – I put it together from: archive.org

Duration:00:45:15

90124 vs. 90125 – 605

11/10/2023
Produced by Joseph Cottrell, Jeffrey Crecelius and Ken Fuller In the week of the 40th anniversary of 90125, Mark and I looked at Trevor Rabin's 90124 which contains a lot of source material for the classic from 1983. 90124 appeared in 2003 on the 20th anniversary of the globally-successful Yes album and contains all of Trevor's demos of songs such as Hold On, Changes, Owner of a Lonely Heart and Cinema. A truly fascinating listen, there are also demos of later Yes songs like Where Will You Be, Walls, Love Will Find A Way and Miracle of Life. How did the songs we know so well come about? Do any of he demos sound like the finished songs? Is the collection worthwhile? Let us know if you agree with us! https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAQqD_0s8ho_sbaAHlyIDLaxI9QNYM7cS&si=10wgF_lhG1rWS4BA Support the Fundraiser! Yes - The Tormato Story Available now! TormatoBook.com YMP Patrons: Producers: Joseph Cottrell Ken Fuller Jeffrey Crecelius Patrons: Jim Morrison Jon Pickles Declan Logue Gary Betts Alan Begg Michael Handerhan Barry Gorsky Steve Perry Doug Curran Martin Kjellberg Todd Dudley Rachel Hadaway Lind Paul Hailes Craig Estenes Mark James Lang Steve Rode David Bob Martilotta John Holden Stephen LambeDem Fred Barringer Scott Colombo Chris Bandini David Heyden John Thomson Mark Baggs John Cowan John Parry Dave Owen Simon Barrow Steve Scott Terence Sadler Steve Dill Robert Nasir Fergus Cubbage William Hayes Geoff Bailie Steven Roehr Lobate Scarp Geoffrey Mason David Watkinson Tim Stannard Robert VandiverBrian Sullivan David Pannell Jamie McQuinnMiguel Falcão Paul Tomei Michael O'ConnorBrian HarrisHogne Bø PettersenGuy DeRome Become a Patron! Our (not really) new Facebook YMP Discussion Group is open to anyone to join but I’ll be adding rules and joining requirements when I have time (one day…). One of the advantages of the new format is that all members of the group have the same ability to post content, so it’s a bit more egalitarian, or somesuch. Please do search for the group and join in. https://www.facebook.com/groups/3216603008606331/ Please follow/subscribe! If you are still listening to the podcast on the website, please consider subscribing so you don’t risk missing anything: Theme music The music I use is the last movement of Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite. This has been used as introduction music at many Yes concerts. My theme music is not take from a live concert – I put it together from: archive.org

Duration:00:37:18

Yes – Best of the 80s – 604

11/3/2023
Produced by Joseph Cottrell, Jeffrey Crecelius and Ken Fuller We took a break from Tales from Topographic Oceans this week to consider what Yes were up to in the 1980s. Across just four albums (if you are happy to call ABWH a Yes album), Yes music was somewhat different to what had come before. You are probably aware that our friends and YMP Patrons Stephen Lambe and Dave Watkinson wrote a whole book about Yes in the 1980s so don't forget to check that out if you don't already have a copy - it's currently available for a reduced price at Burning Shed (see below). Mark and I choose our favourite songs from each of these four albums and consider what makes the Yes music of the 1980s great. Are all the 80s records similar? How would you define the Yes music of this decade? Why isn't there more of it? Let us know if you agree with us! On sale for a reduced price at Burning Shed! https://burningshed.com/stephen-lambe_david-watkinson_yes-in-the-1980s_book Support the Fundraiser! Yes - The Tormato Story Available now! TormatoBook.com YMP Patrons: Producers: Joseph Cottrell Ken Fuller Jeffrey Crecelius Patrons: Jim Morrison Jon Pickles Declan Logue Gary Betts Alan Begg Michael Handerhan Barry Gorsky Steve Perry Doug Curran Martin Kjellberg Todd Dudley Rachel Hadaway Lind Paul Hailes Craig Estenes Mark James Lang Steve Rode David Bob Martilotta John Holden Stephen LambeDem Fred Barringer Scott Colombo Chris Bandini David Heyden John Thomson Mark Baggs John Cowan John Parry Dave Owen Simon Barrow Steve Scott Terence Sadler Steve Dill Robert Nasir Fergus Cubbage William Hayes Geoff Bailie Steven Roehr Lobate Scarp Geoffrey Mason David Watkinson Tim Stannard Robert VandiverBrian Sullivan David Pannell Jamie McQuinnMiguel Falcão Paul Tomei Michael O'ConnorBrian HarrisHogne Bø PettersenGuy DeRome Become a Patron! Our (not really) new Facebook YMP Discussion Group is open to anyone to join but I’ll be adding rules and joining requirements when I have time (one day…). One of the advantages of the new format is that all members of the group have the same ability to post content, so it’s a bit more egalitarian, or somesuch. Please do search for the group and join in. https://www.facebook.com/groups/3216603008606331/ Please follow/subscribe! If you are still listening to the podcast on the website, please consider subscribing so you don’t risk missing anything: Theme music The music I use is the last movement of Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite. This has been used as introduction music at many Yes concerts. My theme music is not take from a live concert – I put it together from: archive.org

Duration:00:45:37

Yes Album Listening Guides – Tales From Topographic Oceans Part 6 – Alan White’s drums with Joe Cass – 603

10/27/2023
Produced by Joseph Cottrell, Jeffrey Crecelius and Ken Fuller This week we are back to the epic in-depth study of Tales from Topographic Oceans. We asked the ever-generous drummer of Yes tribute band Total Mass Retain Joe Cass to join us to talk about Alan White’s contribution to the classic album. You won’t be surprised to hear that Joe managed to help us to uncover a wealth of detail about the percussion on the album and the musical and personal character of the late deeply missed Yes stickman. Thank you to Joe for his insights. I’ve had no time to do a proper update on all that’s happened over the past week but please do visit the YMP Discussion Group on Facebook and the X.com @yesmuispodcast feed for all the details. However, it’s worth wishing Jon Anderson a very happy 79th birthday and noting that Steve Howe’s damaged finger seems to be sufficiently healed to allow him to play again this evening after having to cancel some shows on the US tour. What did Alan White contribute to Tales? Is that him singing backing vocals? What do we mean by 'melodic' drumming? Let us know if you agree with us! Total mass retain: https://www.totalmassretainband.com/ https://youtu.be/uVxwg6-MPHc?si=tGPH8aDB3M1f3FxE Support the Fundraiser! Yes - The Tormato Story Available now! TormatoBook.com YMP Patrons: Producers: Joseph Cottrell Ken Fuller Jeffrey Crecelius Patrons: Jim Morrison Jon Pickles Declan Logue Gary Betts Alan Begg Michael Handerhan Barry Gorsky Steve Perry Doug Curran Martin Kjellberg Todd Dudley Rachel Hadaway Lind Paul Hailes Craig Estenes Mark James Lang Steve Rode David Bob Martilotta John Holden Stephen LambeDem Fred Barringer Scott Colombo Chris Bandini David Heyden John Thomson Mark Baggs John Cowan John Parry Dave Owen Simon Barrow Steve Scott Terence Sadler Steve Dill Robert Nasir Fergus Cubbage William Hayes Geoff Bailie Steven Roehr Lobate Scarp Geoffrey Mason David Watkinson Tim Stannard Robert VandiverBrian Sullivan David Pannell Jamie McQuinnMiguel Falcão Paul Tomei Michael O'ConnorBrian HarrisHogne Bø PettersenGuy DeRome Become a Patron! Our (not really) new Facebook YMP Discussion Group is open to anyone to join but I’ll be adding rules and joining requirements when I have time (one day…). One of the advantages of the new format is that all members of the group have the same ability to post content, so it’s a bit more egalitarian, or somesuch. Please do search for the group and join in. https://www.facebook.com/groups/3216603008606331/ Please follow/subscribe! If you are still listening to the podcast on the website, please consider subscribing so you don’t risk missing anything: Theme music The music I use is the last movement of Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite. This has been used as introduction music at many Yes concerts. My theme music is not take from a live concert – I put it together from: archive.org

Duration:00:52:27

Illustrator and Yes collaborator Jeff Cummins – 602

10/20/2023
Produced by Joseph Cottrell, Jeffrey Crecelius and Ken Fuller We had yet another lovely conversation with a relatively unsung hero of the Yes story this week. As you’ll hear, you have probably seen Jeff Cumins’ work, even if you don’t realise it. He has a long and distinguished career as an artist and illustrator and revealed fascinating insights that neither Mark nor I had heard before. I’m sure you’ll enjoy listening as much as we enjoyed talking to him. Do check out the images in this week’s shownotes to see why were so pleased to be able to speak to Jeff. A huge thank you to everyone who donated to the YMP 6–th episode appeal for our 600th episode. We achieved our target in just a few days but don’t let that put you off - you can still donate by clicking the link on Yes Music Podcast.com. As we have now passed our goal, Mark and I are planning our first ever YMP Live episode. I do hope you’ll be able to join us for what promises to be an epic undertaking playing and talking about Yes music and lots more. Details to follow as soon as possible. Which items across Yes history was Jeff involved in? WHo did he meet first? Was this a dream come true? Let us know if you agree with us! A selection of Jeff's Yes-related work: See much more on Jeff's website: https://jeffcummins.wixsite.com/jeff Support the Fundraiser! Yes - The Tormato Story Available now! TormatoBook.com YMP Patrons: Producers: Joseph Cottrell Ken Fuller Jeffrey Crecelius Patrons: Jim Morrison Jon Pickles Declan Logue Gary Betts Alan Begg Michael Handerhan Barry Gorsky Steve Perry Doug Curran Martin Kjellberg Todd Dudley Rachel Hadaway Lind Paul Hailes Craig Estenes Mark James Lang Steve Rode David Bob Martilotta John Holden Stephen LambeDem Fred Barringer Scott Colombo Chris Bandini David Heyden John Thomson Mark Baggs John Cowan John Parry Dave Owen Simon Barrow Steve Scott Terence Sadler Steve Dill Robert Nasir Fergus Cubbage William Hayes Geoff Bailie Steven Roehr Lobate Scarp Geoffrey Mason David Watkinson Tim Stannard Robert VandiverBrian Sullivan David Pannell Jamie McQuinnMiguel Falcão Paul Tomei Michael O'ConnorBrian HarrisHogne Bø PettersenGuy DeRome Become a Patron! Our (not really) new Facebook YMP Discussion Group is open to anyone to join but I’ll be adding rules and joining requirements when I have time (one day…). One of the advantages of the new format is that all members of the group have the same ability to post content, so it’s a bit more egalitarian, or somesuch. Please do search for the group and join in. https://www.facebook.com/groups/3216603008606331/ Please follow/subscribe! If you are still listening to the podcast on the website, please consider subscribing so you don’t risk missing anything: Theme music The music I use is the last movement of Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite. This has been used as introduction music at many Yes concerts. My theme music is not take from a live concert – I put it together from: archive.org

Duration:00:37:01

Yes Album Listening Guides – Tales From Topographic Oceans Part 5 – Steve Howe’s guitars – 601

10/15/2023
Produced by Joseph Cottrell, Jeffrey Crecelius and Ken Fuller This week Mark and I returned to Tales form topographic oceans to consider Steve Howe’s guitars, based on Mark’s expert knowledge and thanks to Geioff Bailie kindly sending us photos of the Steve Howe guitar collection book. After recording I also heard from Nick Kokoshis that he has assembled a set of photos on Facebook all about the guitars on Tales so please see the link below to see what he has found out. You may need to join the Facebook group to view the photos. What guitars did Steve Howe use for Tales and why? How did he create consistency? Did he use his 'usual' guitars? Let us know if you agree with us! Geoff Bailie's photos: The Gibson ES345TD The Les Paul Junior The Les Paul Junior TV The bizarre 'guitar tree' The Danelectro 12-string The Portuguese guitar Nick Kokoshis' annotated Tales guitar photos (may require joining a Facebook group to view) Support the Fundraiser! Yes - The Tormato Story Available now! TormatoBook.com YMP Patrons: Producers: Joseph Cottrell Ken Fuller Jeffrey Crecelius Patrons: Jim Morrison Jon Pickles Declan Logue Gary Betts Alan Begg Michael Handerhan Barry Gorsky Steve Perry Doug Curran Martin Kjellberg Todd Dudley Rachel Hadaway Lind Paul Hailes Craig Estenes Mark James Lang Steve Rode David Bob Martilotta John Holden Stephen LambeDem Fred Barringer Scott Colombo Chris Bandini David Heyden John Thomson Mark Baggs John Cowan John Parry Dave Owen Simon Barrow Steve Scott Terence Sadler Steve Dill Robert Nasir Fergus Cubbage William Hayes Geoff Bailie Steven Roehr Lobate Scarp Geoffrey Mason David Watkinson Tim Stannard Robert VandiverBrian Sullivan David Pannell Jamie McQuinnMiguel Falcão Paul Tomei Michael O'ConnorBrian HarrisHogne Bø PettersenGuy DeRome Become a Patron! Our (not really) new Facebook YMP Discussion Group is open to anyone to join but I’ll be adding rules and joining requirements when I have time (one day…). One of the advantages of the new format is that all members of the group have the same ability to post content, so it’s a bit more egalitarian, or somesuch. Please do search for the group and join in. https://www.facebook.com/groups/3216603008606331/ Please follow/subscribe! If you are still listening to the podcast on the website, please consider subscribing so you don’t risk missing anything: Theme music The music I use is the last movement of Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite. This has been used as introduction music at many Yes concerts. My theme music is not take from a live concert – I put it together from: archive.org

Duration:00:55:18

Episode 600 with Trevor Rabin

10/6/2023
Produced by Joseph Cottrell, Jeffrey Crecelius and Ken Fuller Support the Fundraiser! After more than 12 years, we have reached episode 600! It was a delight to welcome Yes legend, Trevor Rabin, onto the show to help us celebrate the milestone. We spoke about Yes, Cinema, his new solo album, Rio, and more. Trevor was a generous and amusing guest and Rio is a great, varied album. Thank you to him for helping us to mark the special occasion. As part of our celebrations, you'll hear that we have launched a charity fundraiser - see above for details of how to get involved. Videos of singles and ordering information Did Trevor actually want to join a 70s band? Why is his new album called 'Rio'? What has he learned from soundtrack writing that influenced the new record? Let us know if you agree with us! Yes - The Tormato Story Available now! TormatoBook.com YMP Patrons: Producers: Joseph Cottrell Ken Fuller Jeffrey Crecelius Patrons: Jim Morrison Jon Pickles Declan Logue Gary Betts Alan Begg Michael Handerhan Barry Gorsky Steve Perry Doug Curran Martin Kjellberg Todd Dudley Rachel Hadaway Lind Paul Hailes Craig Estenes Mark James Lang Steve Rode David Bob Martilotta John Holden Stephen LambeDem Fred Barringer Scott Colombo Chris Bandini David Heyden John Thomson Mark Baggs John Cowan John Parry Dave Owen Simon Barrow Steve Scott Terence Sadler Steve Dill Robert Nasir Fergus Cubbage William Hayes Geoff Bailie Steven Roehr Lobate Scarp Geoffrey Mason David Watkinson Tim Stannard Robert VandiverBrian Sullivan David Pannell Jamie McQuinnMiguel Falcão Paul Tomei Michael O'ConnorBrian HarrisHogne Bø PettersenGuy DeRome Become a Patron! Our (not really) new Facebook YMP Discussion Group is open to anyone to join but I’ll be adding rules and joining requirements when I have time (one day…). One of the advantages of the new format is that all members of the group have the same ability to post content, so it’s a bit more egalitarian, or somesuch. Please do search for the group and join in. https://www.facebook.com/groups/3216603008606331/ Please follow/subscribe! If you are still listening to the podcast on the website, please consider subscribing so you don’t risk missing anything: Theme music The music I use is the last movement of Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite. This has been used as introduction music at many Yes concerts. My theme music is not take from a live concert – I put it together from: archive.org

Duration:00:52:38

Rolling with Brian Chatton – The Warriors, Jon Anderson, Patrick Moraz, Keith Emerson and other stories – 599

9/29/2023
Produced by Joseph Cottrell, Jeffrey Crecelius and Ken Fuller Thanks to YMP Patron Doug Curran, we were able to speak to Brian Chatton this week. A friend of and collaborator with Jon Anderson since the 1960s, Brian has indeed 'Rolled with Rock Royalty' and our conversation shed light on a variety of eras of Yes and the other bands and artists Brian has been associated with. No single interview with Brian could possibly scratch the surface of his extraordinary life and career so do check out his amazing book: https://brianchatton.com/rolling-with-rock-royalty/ When did Brian meet Jon Anderson? How did a boy from Bolton survive in Germany? What did Brian get up to with Keith Emerson? Let us know if you agree with us! Spot the Yes men with Brian... Yes - The Tormato Story Available now! TormatoBook.com YMP Patrons: Producers: Joseph Cottrell Ken Fuller Jeffrey Crecelius Patrons: Jim Morrison Jon Pickles Declan Logue Gary Betts Alan Begg Michael Handerhan Barry Gorsky Steve Perry Doug Curran Martin Kjellberg Todd Dudley Rachel Hadaway Lind Paul Hailes Craig Estenes Mark James Lang Steve Rode David Bob Martilotta John Holden Stephen LambeDem Fred Barringer Scott Colombo Chris Bandini David Heyden John Thomson Mark Baggs John Cowan John Parry Dave Owen Simon Barrow Steve Scott Terence Sadler Steve Dill Robert Nasir Fergus Cubbage William Hayes Geoff Bailie Steven Roehr Lobate Scarp Geoffrey Mason David Watkinson Tim Stannard Robert VandiverBrian Sullivan David Pannell Jamie McQuinnMiguel Falcão Paul Tomei Michael O'ConnorBrian HarrisHogne Bø PettersenGuy DeRome Become a Patron! Our (not really) new Facebook YMP Discussion Group is open to anyone to join but I’ll be adding rules and joining requirements when I have time (one day…). One of the advantages of the new format is that all members of the group have the same ability to post content, so it’s a bit more egalitarian, or somesuch. Please do search for the group and join in. https://www.facebook.com/groups/3216603008606331/ Please follow/subscribe! If you are still listening to the podcast on the website, please consider subscribing so you don’t risk missing anything: Theme music The music I use is the last movement of Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite. This has been used as introduction music at many Yes concerts. My theme music is not take from a live concert – I put it together from: archive.org

Duration:00:46:51