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Revisiting the messiest Yes album — Union!

I’m not much of a podcast listener. Perhaps it’s because I spend little time commuting, or perhaps I rarely find a podcast I prefer to turning up my favorite music. But one I can enthusiastically recommend is the aptly named … Continue reading

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Real-life Spinal Tap moments

I recently read one of Rick Wakeman’s books, and he tells the story of Alan White inspiring the “stuck in the pod” moment. In a Yes concert, White was indeed stuck in a pod. That’s No. 1 on this list … Continue reading

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Yes: A Three-Album Tour ….

Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale, A tale of a complex band They’re on their fourth lead singer now But still never bland The setlist needed something fresh To draw a crowd for sure Five Yes members … Continue reading

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Rick Wakeman: Classical rocks

Occasional Yes keyboardist talks about breaking barriers between rock and classical. Video is amusingly punctuated with photos of Wakeman and his old capes.

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One of the better “Downfall” videos? Yes!

OK, you’ve replaced the keyboardist for the 30th time or whatever. But Jon Anderson’s out? That’s it. (The funny thing — Anderson’s replacement, Benoit David, did a pretty good album with Yes. And now HE’S out!)

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Yes: 1971-1973 … and today!

Heard Owner of a Lonely Heart today and got a little curious today to see whether Yes had been playing that or anything else from its second period of popularity. Short answer: No. Take a look … Yes Concert Setlist at … Continue reading

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Bill Bruford on the mental side of King Crimson

Gotta love documentaries with a wry British sense of humor. This one describes leaving Yes to join King Crimson as “akin to going over the Berlin Wall to go INTO East Germany.” Bruford says very little was said in King … Continue reading

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