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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!

    Why did Yes want…Alan White? Part 1 – 546

    Why did Yes want…Alan White? Part 1 – 546

    Produced by Ken Fuller, Wayne Hall and Jeffrey Crecelius







    While we wait for Yes to begin their tour in Japan in September and following the end of Jon Anderson’s Close To The Edge tour, it’s comparatively quiet in Yes world at the moment. That certainly doesn’t mean we don’t have anything to talk about, of course. So this week Mark and I have been thinking about why Yes wanted the late and already desperately missed Alan White.















    We have discovered or perhaps rediscovered some aspects of Alan’s early career which made him the perfect fit for Yes following the departure of Bill Bruford, very shortly before the beginning of the original Close To The Edge tour. It was an excellent discussion reminding us just how multi-faceted Alan’s abilities were so do keep listening for that.







    * What about Alan White attracted Yes?* What did Alan spend his teenage years doing?* What recordings can we hear pre-Yes Alan playing on?







    Take a listen to the episode and then let us know what you think below!







    Peter D'Amore, featuring Billy Sherwood:









    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aG920bzWKTI









    John Michels mentioned this video:









    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7CFDd0q5XE









    ...and here are his photos:











































    Griffin featuring Alan White:









    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mrPC2xTVUU



















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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. My theme music is not take from a live concert - I put it together from: a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://archive.

    • 35 min
    Second chance to hear our interview with Casey Young – 545

    Second chance to hear our interview with Casey Young – 545

    I’m on holiday - again - with the family so I’ve added a repeat of one of our favourite ’deep dives’ into the feed. I hope you enjoy it even if you’ve heard it before.

    • 38 min
    Colin Elgie’s Yes artwork secrets PLUS Mark’s album inner sleeve favourites – 544

    Colin Elgie’s Yes artwork secrets PLUS Mark’s album inner sleeve favourites – 544

    Produced by Ken Fuller, Wayne Hall and Jeffrey Crecelius







    I recently spoke to illustrator Colin Elgie, who was a freelance illustrator for legendary album art producers, Hipgnosis, for the whole of the 1970s. We chatted about his artwork for Tormato and I found out that he also produced some other Yes items you'll recognise, along with other prog album covers. It was a great phone call and this week I explain to Mark what Colin said and we take a look at some of the artwork Colin and I discussed.







    Then Mark tells us about some other vinyl albums which have interesting and/or unique inner contents. You'll also have your favourites so please do add them in the comments below.







    * What did Colin Elgie produce for Yes?* What did he think of the Hipgnosis cover for Tormato?* What other inner album contents are worth tracking down?







    Take a listen to the episode and then let us know what you think below!







    Two Genesis albums with Colin Elgie covers:









    https://youtu.be/PrqRAmPsWYg











    https://youtu.be/GMSjD716bGU









    Al Stewart - Year of the Cat with Colin Elgie cover:









    https://youtu.be/Ak_MTXQALa0









    Colin Elgie's YES poster and newspaper advert, uploaded to Forgotten-Yesterdays.com by Geoffrey Mason:























    Colin Elgie's artwork for the inner bag of Tormato, in various places and formats:









    Original 1978 Tormato inner bag - front







    Original 1978 Tormato inner bag - back











    Back inside cover of the Tormato music book







    Expanded and remastered CD tray







    Expanded and remastered CD printing







    The 'pre-release' version on the inside front cover of the 1978 Tourmato programme - note the different lettering, lines and map!









    Mark's copy of Rick Wakeman's King Arthur:

    • 46 min
    Why did Yes want…Rick Wakeman? Part 2 – 543

    Why did Yes want…Rick Wakeman? Part 2 – 543

    Produced by Ken Fuller, Wayne Hall and Jeffrey Crecelius







    After a period of ill health I’m finally back this week with the second part of our Why did Yes want Rick Wakeman feature. Many thanks to everyone who has sent wishes for a speedy recovery.















    We also have the final word from Simon Barrow on the CTTE 50th Anniversary UK and Irish tour and we start with some news from around the interwebs.







    * What were the two previous albums from Strawbs like?* Why was Rick fed up with that band?* What were press and fan reactions like to CTTE50?







    Take a listen to the episode and then let us know what you think below!

















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    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 BarringerGary BettsGeoff 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 BeggDeclan Logue







    Robert and David







    Please follow/subscribe!







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























    Subscribe on Android







    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

    • 40 min
    Why did Yes want…Rick Wakeman Part 1 – 542

    Why did Yes want…Rick Wakeman Part 1 – 542

    Produced by Wayne Hall and Jeffrey Crecelius







    We are back almost to normal or what passes for normal in these parts this week. After the merry mayhem of the Yes UK and Irish tour celebrating CTTE’s 50th Anniversary, this week Mark and I return to our new-ish series trying to make semi-educated guesses about why Yes wanted to add new or different musicians to their fold. This time, we turn our excited attention to Rick Wakeman and consider what he was doing to attract the band’s attention. That’ll be fun.







    Before that we have the final tour diary entry from the redoutable Simon Barrow complete with a new crop of photos below:







    * What attracted Yes to Rick Wakeman?* What had he been doing before?* How does Simon sum up the latest tour?







    Take a listen to the episode and then let us know what you think below!

    • 33 min
    Simon Barrow’s third audio diary entry from #CTTE50 at The Royal Albert Hall – 541

    Simon Barrow’s third audio diary entry from #CTTE50 at The Royal Albert Hall – 541

    Listen to Simon’s experiences at the London concert of #CTTE50 from the iconic Royal Albert Hall.







    Simon’s photos:



































































    Roger Dean introduced the band

    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

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The Real Marv ,

OH YES!!!

The show that you need to listen to if you love the music of Yes and the related acts. Kevin & Mark know their unions, I mean onions! Is this the show for you? The answer is YES!

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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.

Hartley Hare 121 ,

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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