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A free, weekly show about the world's greatest progressive rock band, Yes. If you don't yet know the music, enjoy sharing your host's reflections as an introduction to the fascinating story of the band. If you are already a Yes fan, listen and join in the conversation at www.yesmusicpodcast.com So subscribe today for free and start exploring Yes Music every week!

Yes Music Podcast Kevin Mulryne

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A free, weekly show about the world's greatest progressive rock band, Yes. If you don't yet know the music, enjoy sharing your host's reflections as an introduction to the fascinating story of the band. If you are already a Yes fan, listen and join in the conversation at www.yesmusicpodcast.com So subscribe today for free and start exploring Yes Music every week!

    Arc of Life First Impressions – 464

    Arc of Life First Impressions – 464

    Produced by Jeffrey Crecelius, Wayne Hall, Preston Frazier and Bill Govier















    This week, Mark and I have had the chance to listen to the whole of the new Arc of Life album so listen out in a few moments for our initial reactions to that.







    We also have time to think about a 2 pence suggested by Jeremy North and I need to correct an omission from last week when we played Daniel and Amanda’s contribution to the What if Rick Wakeman had joined Yes before the Yes Album question but didn’t have time to add any feedback.







    * What is the full Arc of Life album like?* Is the music different to the singles?* Is it prog - and does it matter?







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







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    Show notes and links:







    Join us in August to record episode 500 here:







    Lewis Clarke / West Devon : Yes Tor / CC BY-SA 2.0







    Lots more details to follow...









    https://youtu.be/qi2jcC2XIcY

















    YMP Patrons:







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    * Jeffrey Crecelius* Preston Frazier* Bill Govier and* Wayne Hall







    Patrons:







    Aaron SteelmanDave OwenMark James LangPaul TomeiJoost MaglevDavid HeydenMartin KjellbergPaul WilsonBob MartilottaLindMichael O'ConnorWilliam HayesBrian SullivanDavid PannellMiguel FalcãoLobate ScarpChris BandiniDavid WatkinsonNeal KaforeyRachel HadawayCraig EstenesDemPaul HailesMark 'Zarkol' BaggsDoug CurranRobert NasirFergus CubbageScott ColomboFred BarringerScott SmithGeoff BailieSimon BarrowGeoffrey MasonStephen LambeGuy R DeRomeSteve DillHenrik AntonssonSteve PerryHogne Bø PettersenSteve RodeIanNBSteve ScottJamie McQuinnSteven RoehrKen FullerTerence SadlerMichael HanderhanTim StannardJimTodd DudleyJohn CowanTony HandleyJohn HoldenJoseph CottrellJohn ParryKeith HoisingtonJohn ThomsonBarry GorskyAlan Begg







    Robert and David







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    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...

    • 35 min
    What If…Rick Wakeman had joined Yes before The Yes Album? 463

    What If…Rick Wakeman had joined Yes before The Yes Album? 463

    Produced by Jeffrey Crecelius, Wayne Hall, Preston Frazier and Bill Govier







    ABWH days!The Album in question







    This is our first episode in the YMP’s 10th Anniversary year and it’s a real epic. I asked Patrons and a few others for their contributions to this week’s topic and the response was amazing. So this is another episode you might want to listen to in parts. It may well be the longest episode ever but I also think you’ll really enjoy hearing everyone’s thoughts on Rick Wakeman and The Yes Album. Incidentally, if you sent me a contribution but I haven’t included it, please do let me know and I’ll apologise and add it to next week’s show.







    * Was this the right time for Rick Wakeman to join Yes?* Was Tony Kaye's style not right for the band?* How different would it have sounded if Wakeman had been there?







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







    Join us as a Patron!







    If you would like to support the Yes Music Podcast financially and also have access to exclusive activity and opportunities, there is a special page you can use to sign up and 2020 is the time to join us:







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    Bag yourself a fabulous piece of YMP history before it's too late...







    Head over to the YMP Emporium to...







    * Pre-order a YMP Trivia Card Game 'The Answer Is Yes!' - going into production very soon* Order the unique Full Union art print - available now







    The Full Union! Available now.







    Artist's impression of The Answer Is Yes! card game. Pre-order now.















    Show notes and links:







    Join us in August to record episode 500 here:







    Lewis Clarke / West Devon : Yes Tor / CC BY-SA 2.0







    Lots more details to follow...















    YMP Patrons:







    Producers:







    * Jeffrey Crecelius* Preston Frazier* Bill Govier and* Wayne Hall







    Patrons:







    Aaron SteelmanDave OwenMark James LangPaul TomeiJoost MaglevDavid HeydenMartin KjellbergPaul WilsonBob MartilottaLindMichael O'ConnorWilliam HayesBrian SullivanDavid PannellMiguel FalcãoLobate ScarpChris BandiniDavid WatkinsonNeal KaforeyRachel HadawayCraig EstenesDemPaul HailesMark 'Zarkol' BaggsDoug CurranRobert NasirFergus CubbageScott ColomboFred BarringerScott SmithGeoff BailieSimon BarrowGeoffrey MasonStephen LambeGuy R DeRomeSteve DillHenrik AntonssonSteve PerryHogne Bø PettersenSteve RodeIanNBSteve ScottJamie McQuinnSteven RoehrKen FullerTerence SadlerMichael HanderhanTim StannardJimTodd DudleyJohn CowanTony HandleyJohn HoldenJoseph CottrellJohn ParryKeith HoisingtonJohn ThomsonBarry GorskyAlan Begg







    Robert and David







    Please subscribe!







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    Theme music







    The music I use is the last movement of Stravinsky's Firebird ...

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Goodbye 2020 – 462

    Goodbye 2020 – 462

    Lewis Clarke / West Devon : Yes Tor / CC BY-SA 2.0







    Recorded on the last day of 2020, we bid a grateful farewell to a year which has been difficult for everyone. However, it's also been one of the most successful years for the YMP!







    Mark and I have chosen our own 6 favourite episodes from the past year and we invite you to add your own selections to the comments below.







    We also look ahead briefly to 2021 which is, of course, the 10th Anniversary Year of the YMP, hence the photo of Yes Tor above. It would be fantastic if you were able to join in the recording of the 500th episode from the top of Yes Tor in Devon, UK on 17th August 2021. Many more details to follow!







    We hope to see you there!







    Happy New Year From Mark and Kevin to all!







    Mark’s selections:







    * Oliver Wakeman Interview – From A Page – 404* The time Dave Watkinson and his brother joined Yes – 432* Roine Stolt talks about Yes, Jon Anderson, The Flower Kings’ new album and more! 451







    Kevin’s selections:







    * Alan White Interview – Yes Live in 2020 – 417* Who were Cinema? Dave Watkinson and Jon Dee tell the story… 418* Who’s that under the stage? It’s Casey Young! (And he’s happy to talk about it!) – 444







    Join us as a Patron!







    If you would like to support the Yes Music Podcast financially and also have access to exclusive activity and opportunities, there is a special page you can use to sign up and 2020 is the time to join us:







    Become a Patron!







    Bag yourself a fabulous piece of YMP history before it's too late...







    Head over to the YMP Emporium to...







    * Pre-order a YMP Trivia Card Game 'The Answer Is Yes!' - going into production very soon* Order the unique Full Union art print - available now







    The Full Union! Available now.







    Artist's impression of The Answer Is Yes! card game. Pre-order now.















    Show notes and links:







    Get involved in Stephen Lambe's next Yes book! pr@sonicbondpublishing.co.uk















    YMP Patrons:







    Producers:







    * Jeffrey Crecelius* Preston Frazier* Bill Govier and* Wayne Hall







    Patrons:







    Aaron SteelmanDave OwenMark James LangPaul TomeiJoost MaglevDavid HeydenMartin KjellbergPaul WilsonBob MartilottaLindMichael O'ConnorWilliam HayesBrian SullivanDavid PannellMiguel FalcãoLobate ScarpChris BandiniDavid WatkinsonNeal KaforeyRachel HadawayCrai...

    • 23 min
    Jon Anderson – 3 Ships – 461

    Jon Anderson – 3 Ships – 461

    Produced by Jeffrey Crecelius, Wayne Hall, Preston Frazier and Bill Govier







    Jon Anderson with Jon-Luc Ponty







    It’s been a bit of a challenging week on the technical side with Mark in lockdown and without proper internet access and my move of the YMP Towers into a new location in the house. However, we did manage to listen to the Jon Anderson Christmas album, 3 Ships which was very enjoyable.







    * What's Jon's Christmas album like?* Are all the songs 'Christmassy'?* Why listen to 3 Ships?







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







    Join us as a Patron!







    If you would like to support the Yes Music Podcast financially and also have access to exclusive activity and opportunities, there is a special page you can use to sign up and 2020 is the time to join us:







    Become a Patron!







    Bag yourself a fabulous piece of YMP history before it's too late...







    Head over to the YMP Emporium to...







    * Pre-order a YMP Trivia Card Game 'The Answer Is Yes!' - going into production very soon* Order the unique Full Union art print - available now







    The Full Union! Available now.







    Artist's impression of The Answer Is Yes! card game. Pre-order now.















    Show notes and links:







    Get involved in Stephen Lambe's next Yes book! pr@sonicbondpublishing.co.uk















    YMP Patrons:







    Producers:







    * Jeffrey Crecelius* Preston Frazier* Bill Govier and* Wayne Hall







    Patrons:







    Aaron SteelmanDave OwenMark James LangPaul TomeiJoost MaglevDavid HeydenMartin KjellbergPaul WilsonBob MartilottaLindMichael O'ConnorWilliam HayesBrian SullivanDavid PannellMiguel FalcãoLobate ScarpChris BandiniDavid WatkinsonNeal KaforeyRachel HadawayCraig EstenesDemPaul HailesMark 'Zarkol' BaggsDoug CurranRobert NasirFergus CubbageScott ColomboFred BarringerScott SmithGeoff BailieSimon BarrowGeoffrey MasonStephen LambeGuy R DeRomeSteve DillHenrik AntonssonSteve PerryHogne Bø PettersenSteve RodeIanNBSteve ScottJamie McQuinnSteven RoehrKen FullerTerence SadlerMichael HanderhanTim StannardJimTodd DudleyJohn CowanTony HandleyJohn HoldenJoseph CottrellJohn ParryKeith HoisingtonJohn ThomsonBarry GorskyAlan Begg







    Robert and David







    Please subscribe!







    If you are still listening to the podcast on the website, please consider subscribing so you don’t risk missing anything:























    Subscribe on AndroidListen on Stitcher







    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 the following two creative commons sources: thanvannispen and archive.org

    • 36 min
    What Did They Do Next Part 18b – Trevor Rabin – PLUS Arc of Life 460

    What Did They Do Next Part 18b – Trevor Rabin – PLUS Arc of Life 460

    Produced by Jeffrey Crecelius, Wayne Hall, Preston Frazier and Bill Govier







    Trevor in rock mode







    Rabin-esque blog:







    http://rabinesque.blogspot.com/







    This is going to be a really long episode so maybe you should listen in a few parts.







    There are several really important pieces of news about releases, some audio contributions, a special 2 pence about Arc of Life and a wonderful interview with Julie from the Rabin-esque blog about Trevor Rabin’s movie score-writing career and The Glimmer Man which was the first thing he did after leaving Yes in 1995.







    Wow. So unfortunately I will need to postpone the full round up of social webs until next week. Incidentally if you’ve ever wondered how to see the community posts on the YMP Facebook page, you just need to click on the community tab towards the top of the page. There’s lots on there to enjoy and, as I say, I’ll get back to all that next week.









    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Arc-Life/dp/B08NF334WL/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Arc%20of%20life&qid=1607095396&s=music&sr=1-1&pldnSite=1&fbclid=IwAR0Pu57j7o5Ec3IjXCgh8LgtqMX8LEHseZd0IjqFq-Dleo1Dwzh3zWcPDiw

    Frontiers Music Srl is excited to announce the release of ARC OF LIFE's self-titled debut album on February 12, 2021. Arc Of Life is a new progressive rock supergroup featuring three members of the current YES line-up, vocalist/guitarist Jon Davison, bassist/vocalist Billy Sherwood, and additional drummer Jay Schellen, one of the most interesting talents in the “new” progressive rock scene in the US, Dave Kerzner (Sound of Contact) on keyboards, and Jimmy Haun (also featured on YES albums in the past) on guitar. Fans can get their first taste of the band's forthcoming debut with the new single and video, 'You Make It Real'. Watch HERE:https://youtu.be/_84UCEDeEkc Pre-order/save "Arc Of Life" HERE: https://orcd.co/arcoflife The concept behind Arc of Life is, in keeping with the progressive rock philosophy, to craft creative, challenging, and ear-pleasing music that pushes boundaries.  Billy Sherwood describes the music as, “interesting, with well-crafted songs, performed with precision and grace. All songs feature memorable melodies and lyrics that take the listener on a sonic adventure. Dynamic arrangements with peaks and valleys... it's all there.” The other idea behind the band is that YES would be a clear point of influence. But while YES is clearly the main point of comparison, a lot of musical similarities can be drawn to describe Arc Of Life’s grandiose and epic approach to music.  In Jon Davison’s words, “Each YES member understands and supports when others may desire to explore and thrive along new artistic avenues. We then each find further inspiration to bring back to the YES fold.” But all the descriptions are best left to the listeners to discern for themselves as repeat listens will reveal more layers.  Arc Of Life is a true garden of delight for progressive rock fans and the band is looking forward to performing live. “Once the world gets over the COVID hump, Arc Of Life will be planning as much touring as we can fit in between YES and our other projects. Quite honestly, we’re all chomping at the bit to be out performing again!” concludes Jon Davison. Tracklist: 1. Life Has A Way2. Talking With Siri3. You Make It Real4. Until Further Notice5. The Magic Of It All6. Just In Sight7. I Want To Know You Better8. Locked Down9. Therefore We Are10. The End Game Line-up: Billy Sherwood - Bass and vocalsJon Davison - VocalsJay Schellen - DrumsJimmy Haun - GuitarsDave Kerzner - Keyboards









    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_84UCEDeEkc

    • 1 hr 10 min
    What Did They Do Next Part 18a – Trevor Rabin 459

    What Did They Do Next Part 18a – Trevor Rabin 459

    Produced by Jeffrey Crecelius, Wayne Hall, Preston Frazier and Bill Govier







    Trevor in rock mode







    This week marks something of a departure for us here at YMP Towers. In our ever-popular what did they do next series, we have reached the point where Trevor Rabin left the band after the Talk Tour in 1995. He went off to pursue his other musical avenue of choice - film scores. So that means we will be listening not to a rock or progressive album next week but a film soundtrack. That should be very interesting. We are also hoping to have Julia from the fabulous Rabinesque blog with us next week because she knows rather more than we do about Trevor’s soundtrack work and should be able to fill in a lot of the details for us.







    We also have a 2 pence this week about the new band, Arc Of Life. Here's their first album, courtesy of Daniel Krohn who found it on Amazon:









    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Arc-Life/dp/B08NF334WL/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Arc%20of%20life&qid=1607095396&s=music&sr=1-1&pldnSite=1&fbclid=IwAR0Pu57j7o5Ec3IjXCgh8LgtqMX8LEHseZd0IjqFq-Dleo1Dwzh3zWcPDiw











    https://yessolidmentalgrace.com/2020/12/04/a-next-generation-yes/

    Simon Barrow's blog post on the possibilities of Arc Of Life







    * So, what did Trevor do next?* What do we need to listen to?* What is Arc Of Life?







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







    Join us as a Patron!







    If you would like to support the Yes Music Podcast financially and also have access to exclusive activity and opportunities, there is a special page you can use to sign up and 2020 is the time to join us:







    Become a Patron!







    Bag yourself a fabulous piece of YMP history before it's too late...







    Head over to the YMP Emporium to...







    * Pre-order a YMP Trivia Card Game 'The Answer Is Yes!' - going into production very soon* Order the unique Full Union art print - available now







    The Full Union! Available now.







    Artist's impression of The Answer Is Yes! card game. Pre-order now.















    Show notes and links:







    YMP Patrons:







    Producers:







    * Jeffrey Crecelius* Preston Frazier* Bill Govier and* Wayne Hall







    Patrons:







    Aaron SteelmanDave OwenMark James LangPaul TomeiJoost MaglevDavid HeydenMartin KjellbergPaul WilsonBob MartilottaLindMichael O'ConnorWilliam HayesBrian SullivanDavid PannellMiguel FalcãoLobate ScarpChris BandiniDavid WatkinsonNeal KaforeyRachel HadawayCraig EstenesDemPaul HailesMark 'Zarkol' BaggsDoug CurranRobert NasirFergus CubbageScott ColomboFred BarringerScott SmithGeoff BailieSimon BarrowGeoffrey MasonStephen LambeGuy R DeRomeSteve DillHenrik AntonssonSteve PerryHogne Bø PettersenSteve RodeIanNBSteve ScottJamie McQuinnSteven RoehrKen FullerTerence SadlerMichael HanderhanTim StannardJimTodd DudleyJohn CowanTony HandleyJohn HoldenJoseph CottrellJohn ParryKeith HoisingtonJohn ThomsonBarry GorskyAlan Begg







    Robert and David







    Please subscribe!







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    • 34 min

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A Great Listen

I have been listening to the podcast since about episode 150 and love it. It keeps me up to date and I like the enthusiastic delivery of the hosts. Some every interesting reviews.

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Weekly Yes Podcast

A great listen, very informative , and enjoyable.Every week Kevin and Mark discuss all the latest Yes news. They also review current and classic albums and concerts. A must for Yes fans , keep up the great work !

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a must if you love Yes music

Kevin combines a love for Yes music with a musical sensibility that informs his analysis of the music and lyrics of Yes as well as interesting interviews with other musicians, Yes ephemera and a real feeling for the listener of being part of a wider body of people who appreciate the music of this unique band. Dive in to the 70 (at the time of writing) episodes at your favourite part of Yes music and history but expect to want to listen to them all - each episode is approx 15 minutes of insight and entertainment.

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