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    All the more reason to get yet another version!...

    All the more reason to get yet another version! ;-)

    It's difficult in an interview to interrogate the contradictions and confusion. In the latest [I]Prog[I], Wakeman talks of sending the others in...
  2. I'd also go with Valley of the Windmill. The...

    I'd also go with Valley of the Windmill. The first CIRCA: album, CIRCA: 2007 was also strong.

    I thought Citizen was poor. The Big Peace might be my favourite of his solo albums, although there's...
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    He's said the organ lines for "The North Plain"...

    He's said the organ lines for "The North Plain" and a significant amount of "Valles Marineris" (as "Bolero") were.

    But more detail would be interesting. Maybe ask him if there were ideas worked on...
  4. If you want something, um, different......

    If you want something, um, different... https://maxtundra.bandcamp.com/album/before-the-tone-ancient-answerphone-antics - a collection of old musical answerphone messages. Be transported back in time...
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    He said that he'd just been moving that day and...

    He said that he'd just been moving that day and was thus tired. Moving is tiring!

    Henry
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    Definitely. I'm sorry two of my questions...

    Definitely.

    I'm sorry two of my questions produced a "what?" reaction! He definitely did talk about the Fayman/Fripp project on Facebook way back.

    Henry
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    Great stuff. Henry

    Great stuff.

    Henry
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    Thank this thread. "Thank" is the verb you want...

    Thank this thread. "Thank" is the verb you want there.

    Henry
  9. I discovered her because she used to be half of...

    I discovered her because she used to be half of Tattle Tale, famous for the piece "Glass Vase Cello Case" used in the film "But I'm a Cheerleader" with a young Natasha Lyonne and directed by Jamie...
  10. OK, I did buy something!...

    OK, I did buy something! https://bonfiremadigan.bandcamp.com/track/inch-x-inch-ralph-carney-og-mix

    Henry
  11. It felt like slightly fewer this week! I am...

    It felt like slightly fewer this week!

    I am full of new music and have no plans for this week: sorry creators.

    Henry
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    Another question! In the promo for Days Between...

    Another question! In the promo for Days Between Stations' forthcoming third album, Giants (produced, co-written and co-performed by Billy), guitarist Sepand Samzadeh says, "I love how Billy captured...
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    Iron Maiden at least have the excuse that they...

    Iron Maiden at least have the excuse that they didn't have Wikipedia in those days.

    Henry
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    He has talked about this. He's said he doesn't...

    He has talked about this. He's said he doesn't feel he has a particularly strong singing voice any more.

    Henry
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    Or, if you want a more aggressive question, how...

    Or, if you want a more aggressive question, how did he feel when he realised that "Just Galileo and Me" on the first Citizen gets the history completely wrong? The thrust of the lyrics are about...
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    Like others, I'd ask about plans for a new Yes...

    Like others, I'd ask about plans for a new Yes album or a possible Asia album.

    Dave Kerzner talked last year about recording an album project with Billy and Jon Davison: how's that going?

    Leon...
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    Well done for living another year. Most years...

    Well done for living another year.

    Most years it's not that impressive an achievement. 2020 though...

    Henry
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    Let's see if you get 2-4 copies of the album! ...

    Let's see if you get 2-4 copies of the album!

    Henry
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    It is out now. Henry

    It is out now.

    Henry
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    I'm glad they did something right. I'd point as...

    I'm glad they did something right. I'd point as counter-examples to 90124, Changes, the Jon Anderson boxset, Hawkwind releases, etc.

    Henry
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    Wakeman is working with Gonzo Multimedia, as is...

    Wakeman is working with Gonzo Multimedia, as is Rabin. Gonzo Multimedia is kind of a reborn Voiceprint Records, run by Rob Ayling. I can think of few outfits with a worse reputation for quality...
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    It's a lovely article. It is imposing a...

    It's a lovely article. It is imposing a particular narrative for the purposes of the story and rather simplifies huge chunks of Wakeman's life/career to do that, but I understand why it's done that!...
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    It's only available through its own dedicated...

    It's only available through its own dedicated website. It's a way of keeping profits higher.

    Henry
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    Very nicely written article. Henry

    Very nicely written article.

    Henry
  25. I bought Jen Wood's Wilderness,...

    I bought Jen Wood's Wilderness, https://jenwood.bandcamp.com/album/wilderness

    Henry
  26. I got the new album by covet:...

    I got the new album by covet: https://covetband.bandcamp.com/album/technicolor

    Henry
  27. I feel you. I opened my email inbox this morning...

    I feel you. I opened my email inbox this morning and it's Bandcamp notification after Bandcamp notification. I get why, but the totality of it leaves me paying less attention.

    Henry
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    Oxygène and Équinoxe are great, but a shout out...

    Oxygène and Équinoxe are great, but a shout out too for the later albums, like Revolutions, and of course Zoolook with Adrian Belew. I love all his '80s output.

    Henry
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    Well, that is always true. As also you should be...

    Well, that is always true. As also you should be suspicious about what's being "sold" on Facebook or Twitter! PE.com is the only safe place to be. :-)

    Henry
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    It sold out from its dedicated website a while...

    It sold out from its dedicated website a while ago, I believe.

    Henry
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    I'm not convinced that this is a good defence. ...

    I'm not convinced that this is a good defence.

    Henry
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    1000 Hands is just as much made up of older songs...

    1000 Hands is just as much made up of older songs reworked as Fly from Here! Half the tracks were written c. 1990.

    Henry
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    I don't think we've had any details for the album...

    I don't think we've had any details for the album release beyond the 31 Jul date. The single is available through multiple online digital music retailers.

    I would like to add my voice to those...
  34. One thing that's notable is that Anderson and...

    One thing that's notable is that Anderson and Wakeman have continued to release music with some frequency. Rabin hasn't released anything recently, but he says he's been busy working on a new solo...
  35. Older musicians are all cursed by their past...

    Older musicians are all cursed by their past successes. I think an absolute measure is more important than a relative one. If their new stuff is good, I don't think it matters if it's not as good as...
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    I didn't know what Sean looked like before today....

    I didn't know what Sean looked like before today.

    Nice interview.

    Henry
  37. Interesting. I see a lot of mention of special...

    Interesting. I see a lot of mention of special guests, but no details as to who these actually may be...?

    Henry
  38. Maybe he feels the excess 6 Wives and Journey...

    Maybe he feels the excess 6 Wives and Journey pieces especially fit within those larger pieces, so couldn't be recycled somewhere else.

    Henry
  39. He remains productive: I don't get any sense of...

    He remains productive: I don't get any sense of age slowing him down in terms of writing/recording.

    Henry
  40. A lot of that came from Anderson. It's...

    A lot of that came from Anderson. It's interesting because this is a thing Anderson has wanted to do for years, but it's not clear whether he's ever quite achieved what's in his head. You go back to...
  41. Touring began 2016. The band actually dates back...

    Touring began 2016. The band actually dates back much further. Wakeman first mentioned the band on 6 Feb 2010. They talked of writing together in 2010 and 2011. Initial plans were to record in 2012...
  42. They spent years talking -- and talking about...

    They spent years talking -- and talking about writing together -- before they toured. I don't know how well developed any plans were, but there were clearly plans for new music that preceded touring....
  43. That's what everyone wants to be true. Whether it...

    That's what everyone wants to be true. Whether it will be... On the one hand, if a musician has some good ideas not used on one project, they'll usually recycle them somewhere else. That said, 1000...
  44. Rabin recorded Jacaranda at home with no advance....

    Rabin recorded Jacaranda at home with no advance. Anderson did Invention of Knowledge remotely (although all the other musicians did meet up). The parts for Wakeman's The Red Planet were all recorded...
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    A-ha, here's one of them. ...

    A-ha, here's one of them.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0tEhzcMBxE

    Meh, not Brislin's best writing.

    Henry
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    I am more excited about Tom Brislin having...

    I am more excited about Tom Brislin having written 2 songs on the forthcoming Kansas album.

    Henry
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    "Eleanor Rigby" is a live-in-the-studio, non-BBC,...

    "Eleanor Rigby" is a live-in-the-studio, non-BBC, radio session AIUI.

    I've just remembered, there are also some alternative studio versions of Banks-era tracks that haven't been released.

    Henry
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    Additional safety? Henry

    Additional safety?

    Henry
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    You're right: was misremembering. Henry

    You're right: was misremembering.

    Henry
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    I used to think that the band were just too busy...

    I used to think that the band were just too busy putting out material in the golden period from TYA to Gft1 for there to be any leftovers. Albums like Close to the Edge were made pretty quickly:...
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    Anderson has said much the same. Others I know...

    Anderson has said much the same. Others I know who have worked with these people have said the same. Cocaine was more problematic than other drugs in its effects on music-making and personalities in...
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    It exists. I know someone (in Yes management) who...

    It exists. I know someone (in Yes management) who has heard it. Apparently it's not that exciting, just like a lot of "Cinema".

    But, yes, we know there's a complete Cinema version of 90125, but...
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    True. Henry

    True.

    Henry
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    It does seem odd that "We Can Fly from Here"...

    It does seem odd that "We Can Fly from Here" wasn't on the expanded Drama, but given 5 versions have now been released (Yes live 1980, Downes "solo", Buggles demo, Fly from Here, Return Trip), it's...
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    At the same time Yes were doing Return Trip, From...

    At the same time Yes were doing Return Trip, From a Page was in the pipeline, an album that highlights David's time in Yes, so I think talk of him being "airbrushed out of history" is not reflective...
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    Alan White has an unreleased version of "We Can...

    Alan White has an unreleased version of "We Can Fly from Here" that sounds close to complete. "Go Through This" appears to have been less developed and was still evolving over the course of the tour....
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    A King Crimson cover... ...

    A King Crimson cover...

    https://caballeroreynaldo.bandcamp.com/track/frame-by-frame

    Henry
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    Drama was done in something of a rush, so it...

    Drama was done in something of a rush, so it makes sense that time constraints meant material didn't make it (and it is a notably short album). However, what seems odd is that "You Can Fly from Here"...
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    If you want another obscure version, there was a...

    If you want another obscure version, there was a Buggles-ish version released on a Geoff Downes solo anthology: http://relayer35.com/Yescography/TheCollection.htm

    Henry
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    The 2010 re-release of The Buggles' Adventures in...

    The 2010 re-release of The Buggles' Adventures in Modern Recording has three Buggles demos from around 1981 that ended up on Fly from Here, so you need to get that as well to get the complete set!
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