1968 - 08 - 03    Pre Yes & Early Shows   1970 - 04 - 18

Link to download folder in Stack cloud:          https://yessongs1.stackstorage.com/index.php/s/WYOOvLrhQmgJp2g

Date 1963 - 1970
Title Before The Birth Of Yes
City -
Venue -
Disc time Disc 1 (0:53:06) - Disc 2 (1:00:59)
Quality - studio recordings
Info

Seymour Records - Pre-YES Tracks / Studio recordings by various members

Artwork

Happy Magazine (with Alan White)
        1.01 Who Belongs To You
        1.02 Beautiful Land

Federals (with Tony Kaye)
        1.03 Brazil
        1.04 On A Persian Market
        1.05 The Climb
        1.06 Dance With A Dolly
        1.07 Boot Hill
        1.08 Keep On Dancin’ With Me
        1.09 Marlena
        1.10 Please Believe Me
        1.11 Twilight Time
        1.12 Lost And Alone
        1.13 Bucketful Of Love
        1.14 Leah

The In Crowd (with Steve Howe)
        1.15 Why Must They Criticize?
        1.16 I Don’t Mind

Keith West (with Steve Howe)
        1.17 Engel Fallen Nicht Vom Himmel
        1.18 Shy Boy

The Warriors (with Jon Anderson)
        1.19 You Came Along

Hans Christian (Jon Anderson)
        1.20 Sonata Of Love
        1.21 Mississippi Hobo

Tomorrow (with Steve Howe)
        2.01 Revolution
        2.02 Three Jolly Little Dwarfs

Winston’s Fumbs (with Tony Kaye)
        2.03 Real Crazy Apartment
        2.04 Snow White

Syndicats (with Steve Howe)
        2.05 Maybelline
        2.06 True To Me
        2.07 Howlin’ For My Baby
        2.08 What To Do
        2.09 On The Horizon
        2.10 Crawdaddy Simone *
* = "Crawdaddy Simone" was recorded before Steve Howe joined the Syndicats.
The guitarist on the recording is Ray Fenwick.

Dib Cochrane & The Earwigs (with Rick Wakeman)
        2.11 Oh Baby
        2.12 Universal Love

Paul Williams Set (with Alan White)
        2.13 My Sly Sadie
        2.14 Please Stop The Wedding

Happy Magazine (with Alan White)
        2.15 Satisfied Street
        2.16 Do Right Woman Do Right Man

The Syn (with Chris Squire & Peter Banks)
        2.17 Created By Clive
        2.18 Grounded

Tomorrow (with Steve Howe)
        2.19 My White Bicycle
        2.20 Claramount Lake

Yes
        2.21 For Everyone

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Yes 1963-1970 - Before The Birth Of Yes
(Studio FLAC)

Seymour Records

Pre-YES Tracks 1963-1970.
Pre-YES Studio recordings by various members

Disc 1
Happy Magazine (w/ Alan White)
01 - Who Belongs To You
02 - Beautiful Land. Federals (W/ Tony Kaye)
03 - Brazil
04 - On A Persian Market
05 - The Climb
06 - Dance With A Dolly
07 - Boot Hill
08 - Keep On Dancin’ With Me
09 - Marlena
10 - Please Believe Me
11 - Twilight Time
12 - Lost And Alone
13 - Bucketful Of Love
13 - Leah.

The In Crowd (W/ Steve Howe)
15 - Why Must They Criticize?
16 - I Don’t Mind.

Keith West (W/ Steve Howe)
17 - Engel Fallen Night Vom Himmel
18 - Shy Boy.

The Warriors (W/ Jon Anderson)
19 - You Came Along

Hans Christian (Jon Anderson)
20 - Sonata Of Love
21 - Mississippi Hobo

Disc 2
Tomorrow (W/ Steve Howe)
01 - Revolution
02 - Three Jolly Little Dwarfs

Winston’s Fumbs (W/ Tony Kaye)
03 - Real Crazy Apartment
04 - Snow White

Syndicats (W/ Steve Howe)
05 - Maybelline
06 - True To Me
07 - Howlin’ For My Baby
08 - What To Do
09 - On The Horizon
10 - Crawdaddy Simone *

Dib Cochrane & The Earwigs (W/ Rick Wakeman)
11 - Oh Baby
12 - Universal Love

Paul Williams Set (W/ Alan White)
13 - My Sly Sadie
14 - Please Stop The Wedding

Happy Magazine (W/ Alan White)
15 - Satisfied Street
16 - Do Right Woman Do Right Man
SYN (W/ Chris Squire & Peter Banks)
17 - Created By Clive
18 - Grounded

Tomorrow (W/ Steve Howe)
19 - My White Bicycle
20 - Claramount Lake

Yes
21 - For Everyone

* = "Crawdaddy Simone" was recorded before Steve Howe joined the Syndicats. The guitarist on the recording is Ray Fenwick.

Before The Birth Of Yes is a collection of material of Yes members recorded by bands they were previously in. Releases like this are a narrowly themed Nuggets which serve the purpose not only of presenting music by the musicians who have been in Yes before they become popular, but of also gathering to gather rare and otherwise unobtainable material. Many of these songs were issued on singles by major record labels which have fallen into obscurity, but listening to them one gains an appreciation of what was playing on the jukebox in England in the mid sixties.

Forty years on it is easy to think that all people listened to were The Beatles and the Stones, but there obviously was much more on the pop charts and below which can be given another critical evaluation. Since Yes have had so many members there is an ocean of material to choose from and there have been several releases, both official and unofficial, with a similar theme. Highland released The Goddess Of Mercy (HL405/406) in 1999. Highland wanted to emphasize Jon Anderson and Rick Wakeman more than Seymour and present more of their early singles. Seymour has more Alan White, Tony Kaye and Chris Squire related songs with a healthy dose of Steve Howe singles.

The first two tracks are unreleased singles from Happy Magazine, a band Alan White drummed for before the Plastic Ono Band between 1968-1969. “The Beautiful Land” is their cover of the song from the play The Roar Of The Greasepaint…The Smell Of The Crowd and this tune is well known to Yes fans as “The Colours Of The Rainbow” sung on the Going For The One tour in 1977. This is followed by Tony Kaye’s mid sixties band The Federals. Their entire catalogue from the Parlophone label is included including unreleased songs. There is no record of “Brazil”, “In A Persian Market”, and “Boot Hill” being released which is a shame since these tracks are brilliant.

All three are instrumentals and are an early attempt of a British band playing South American and Middle Eastern music. “The Climb” and “Dance With A Dolly” was released on Parlophone in January 1964, ” Marlena” / “Please Believe Me” in May 1964, “Twilight Time” / “Lost And Alone” in October 1964, and “A Bucketful Of Love” / “Leah” in August 1965. These songs are all mid-level ballads and safe sounding pop whose biggest characteristic is being inoffensive. Seymour used very good copies of the vinyl with minimal surface noise. Most of these tracks were not included on Goddess Of Mercy and make their compact disc debut here.

The In Crowd was Steve Howe’s second band (after The Syndicats) which was active between 1965 to 1967. They released three singles for Parlophone but only one is included on this release. “Why Must They Criticize?” / “I Don’t Mind” was issued in November 1965 and is an interesting stab at psychedelia. The first song especially is similar in theme to The Who’s “My Generation” without the attitude. “Things She Said”, “Stop Wait A Minute”, “You’re On Your Own” are not present on this release but are on Sons Of Olias (TDR-063) on the cheap Tendolar label along with “Why Must The Criticize?”

“Engel Fallen Night Vom Himmel” and “Shy Boy” is the first single by Keith West, the singer for Tomorrow who tried a solo career. Ex-bandmate Steve Howe was on hand to help and play guitar but the single didn’t go anywhere and neither did West’s career. The final three tracks on the first disc cover Jon Anderson’s career before joining Yes. The Warriors’ “You Came Along” was released backed by “Don’t Make Me Blue” in 1964. The B-side isn’t included in this collection which is unfortunate as it was a group original written by bassist David Foster who went on to help write “Sweet Dreams” and “Time And A Word” for the early Yes. Decca included “You Came Along” on the 1974 collection Hard Up Heroes.

The B-side is included on the Highland collection as are most of Anderson’s solo recordings as Hans Christian Anderson (“Never My Love” / “All Of The Time” and “Out Of My Mind” / “Someone In Heaven Knows”). Two singles were releases by Parlophone and Seymour includes the second, “Sonata Of Love” / “Autobiography Of A Mississippi Hobo” released in May 1968. The sound quality of these two is fair at best and sounds much better on other releases. The second disc of Before The Birth Of Yes begins with the second single release by Tomorrow, Steve Howe’s band after The In Crowd. “Revolution” / “Three Jolly Little Dwarves” was released on Parlophone in September 1967.

The former is a poppy call for anarchy and the latter is a bizarre song about the dwarves being chased by a giant. Jimmy Winston And His Reflections (aka Winston’s Fumbs) was the band Tony Kaye was in after The Federals and issued two singles in 1967. “Real Crazy Apartment” / “Snow White” was the second of the two released in July 1967 on RCA. On these recordings Kaye begins to develop his well-known Hammond Organ sound that was perfected in the early seventies with Yes and Badger. The following six songs represent the entire recorded output of Steve Howe’s first band The Syndicates who played between 1963 and 1965.

“Maybellene” / “True To Me” was issued in March 1964 on Columbia, “Howlin’ With My Baby” / “What To Do” in January 1965 and “On The Horizon” / “Crawdaddy Simone” in September 1965. The following two songs are a release by the mysterious Dib Cochran & The Earwigs: “Oh Baby”/”Universal Love” (Bell BLL.1121) in August 1970. Dib Cochran & The Earwigs was a pseudonym for a band comprising of Marc Bolan, David Bowie (on sax), Rick Wakeman, Mickey Finn and Tony Visconti. The single did not chart and has slipped into obscurity.

‘Oh Baby’ is featured on the Australian Bolan compilation 3LP 20th Century Boy (EMI MARC 1), whereas both tracks are included on the bootleg 4LP box T. Rex – A History (on LP1, labeled The Wizard). This just might be the first release of these songs on compact disc and are real treat. The rest of this title is comprised of tracks from The Syn and the other singles by both Tomorrow and Happy Magazine. The Yes track “For Everyone” rounds off the set which has been released many times before including an official release on Beyond & Before. The cover art features a developing embryo with dividing cells reminiscent of the slide show during “Close To The Edge” during the Yessongs movie. This is a good companion piece to Goddess Of Mercy and Sons Of Olias that sounds very good and is recommended.

Date 1964
Title The Goddess Of Mercy
City -
Venue -
Disc time Disc 1 (1:13:26) - Disc 2 (1:07:15)
Quality - studio recordings
Info HL405/406 - Collection of Pre-Yes bands
Artwork
1.01 Crawdaddy Simone (3.14)
1.02 You Came Along (2.07)
1.03 Don't Make Me Blue (2.08)
1.04 Never My Love (2.27)
1.05 All Of The Time (2.13)
1.06 Autobiography Of A Mississippi Hobo (2.36)
1.07 Santa Of Love (2.57)
1.08 Out Of My Mind (1.05)
1.09 Someone In Heaven Knows (1.32)
1.10 Marlena (2.06)
1.11 What I'd Say (4.12)
1.12 The Only Ones (2.54)
1.13 Pageing Sullivan (2.38)
1.14 Shy Boy (2.42)
1.15 Angel Fallen Night Vom Himmel (3.00)
1.16 My Sly Sadie (2.28)
1.17 Please Stop The Wedding (3.55)
1.18 Freedom (3.00)
1.19 I Don't Need No Doctor (3.15)
1.20 I'm The Noisy In My Head (4.01)
1.21 Don't You Know (2.32)
1.22 Satisfied Street (2.48)
1.23 Do Right Woman Do Right Man (3.21)
1.24 Who Belongs To You (3.04)
1.25 Beautiful Land (2.12)
1.26 Mary Man (1.53)
1.27 No More Mr. Nice Guy (3.06)
2.01 Fight For My Country #1 (6.05)
2.02 Hound Dog Down (5.24)
2.03 Janie Slow Down #1 (2.15)
2.04 Fight For My Country #2 (3.25)
2.05 Janie Slow Down #2 (2.01)
2.06 Fight For My Country #3 (2.58)
2.07 Marshwood (2.29)
2.08 West Country (4.54)
2.09 Wherever My Love Goes (5.19)
2.10 Sad Song (5.04)
2.11 Leit Molit (4.46)
2.12 The Visit (7.33)
2.13 I Hope You Feel Better (4.56)
2.14 Company Going Home Song (4.19)
2.15 Wherever My Love Goes #2 (5.47)

Date 1965 September
Title The Warriors
City Lancashire - England, UK
Venue Bolton Club 65
Disc time 1:10:04
Quality - audience recording
Info Jon Anderson's first band   -   This recording has multiple errors
Artwork
1.01 You're Always On My Mind (2.03)
1.02 No-one Can Make My Sunshine Smile (2.48)
1.03 Jump Back (3.25)
1.04 You Can't Lie To A Liar (3.12)
1.05 I'm Down (4.02)
1.06 Runaround Sue (3.06)
1.07 Crying In The Rain (2.11)
1.08 Hit The Road Jack (3.59)
1.09 She's A Woman (3.48)
1.10 Fortune Teller (2.31)
1.11 Too Much Monkey Business (2.43)
1.12 Intro (1.07)
1.13 Unidentified (2.32)
1.14 Don't You Dig This Kinda Beat (2.15)
1.15 Hey Baby (5.05)
1.16 A Fool Such As I (2.31)
1.17 So Sad (4.03)
1.18 Be My Baby (3.46)
1.19 Bad Bad Time (2.59)
1.20 Love Is Where You Find It (3.01)
1.21 Summer Girl (3.21)
1.22 I'm Down (2.31)
1.23 Something's Gotta Hold On Me (3.05)

Date 1966 - 1969
Title Sons Of Olias
City -
Venue -
Disc time 1:14:02
Quality - studio recording
Info Tendolar TDR-063   -   Pre-Yes songs of different group members
Artwork
'The Syn' featuring Chris Squire & Peter Banks:
        1.01 Flowerman (2.34)
        1.02 14 Hour Technicolor Dream (2.52)
        1.03 Created By Clive (2.27)
        1.04 Grounded (2.20)

'Mabel Greer's Toy Shop', BBC 1968 (Yes before the name was changed):
        1.05 Beyond And Before (3.51)
        1.06 Images Of You And Me (3.58)
        1.07 Jeanetta (3.07)

'Bodast!' featuring Steve Howe (just before Yes):
        1.08 Do You Remember? (3.34)
        1.09 I Want You (3.17)
        1.10 Mister Jones (3.03)
        1.11 1000 Years (2.32)

'Tomorrow' featuring Steve Howe:
        1.12 Blow Up (1.52)
        1.13 Strawberry Fields (4.00)
        1.14 Now Your Time Has Come (3.48)
        1.15 Journey Of Timothy Chase (3.16)
        1.16 Shy Boy (2.18)
        1.17 My White Bicycle (3.04)
        1.18 Real Life Permanent Dream (1.24)
        1.19 Colonel Brown (2.23)

'Neat Change' featuring Peter Banks (his first band):
        1.20 I Lied To Auntie May (2.13)

'The In Crowd' featuring Steve Howe:
        1.21 Things She Says (1.44)
        1.22 Stop Wait A Minute (2.08)
        1.23 You're On Your Own (2.17)
        1.24 Why Must They Critisize? (2.27)

'Yes' (Live in Sheffield 1969-12-21)
        1.25 Eleanor Rigby (3.25)
        1.26 I See You (4.10)

Date 1967 - 1978
Title YesSessions
City -
Venue -
Disc time Disc 1 (1:16:57) - Disc 2 (1:08:43) - Disc 3 (1:07:02)
Quality Various
Info Studio recordings - radio broadcasts - live recordings - Highland 296/297/298
Artwork
The Syn, first single 1967:
     1.01 Created By Clive (2.27)
The Syn, B-side of 'Created By Clive':
     1.02 Grounded (2.20)
The Syn, second single 1967:
     1.03 Flowerman (2.32)
The Syn, B-side of 'Flowerman':
     1.04 Fourteen Hour Technicolour Dream (2.55)

Mabel Greer's Toy Shop, BBC Sessions March 1968:
     1.05 Beyond And Before (3.49)
     1.06 Images Of You And Me (3.58)
     1.07 Jeanetta (3.04)

Johnnie Walker Show, 1969-06-04:
     1.08 Looking Around (3.51)

Mike Harding Show, 1970-04-07:
     1.09 For Every One (9.38)

Mike Harding Show, 1970-10-20:
     1.10 America (15.52)

Göteborg, 1971-01-24:
     1.11 I've Seen All Good People (7.32)
     1.12 Astral Tarveller (7.48)
     1.13 Everyday (11.11)

København, 1971-01-25 - Jam with Iron Butterfly:
     2.01 Bye Bye Goodbye Baby (10.57)

Beat Club, Bremen, 1971-01-28:
     2.02 Yours Is No Disgrace (10.42)
     2.03 I've Seen All Good People (2.32)

Top Of The Pops, BBC, 1971-04-01:
     2.04 Starship Trooper (8.52)

Sportpalast, Berlin, 1971-06-05:
     2.05 The Clap (6.02)
     2.06 Perpetual Change (11.47)
     2.07 America (17.51)

Advision Studio, London - Demo, September 1971:
     3.01 Roundabout (7.50)

Crystal Palace, London, 1971-07-31
     3.02 I've Seen All Good People (7.13)

Fragile Tour, October 1971:
     3.03 The Fish
     Heart Of The Sunrise
     Steve Solo (2.02)

Hempstead, 1971-10-03 (from BBC):
     3.04 I've Seen All Good People
     Perpetual Change
     Long Distance Runaround
     Mood For A Day
     Yours Is No Disgrace (14.53)

Bob Harris Show, 1973-11-01:
     3.05 The Revealing Science Of God (20.56)

Tormato promos, different versions:
     3.06 Don't Kill The Whale (3.19)
     3.07 Madrigal (2.55)
     3.08 On The Silent Wings Of Freedom (7.54)

Date 1968 - 1973
Title Moments - BBC Recordings 1968 - 1973
City London - England, UK
Venue -
Disc time 1:11:28
Quality Various
Info -
Artwork
BBC, 1973-11-01:
     1.01 The Revealing Science Of God (20.59)

Mabel Greer's Toy Shop, BBC Session March 1968:
     1.02 Beyond & Before (3.52)
     1.03 Images Of You And Me (3.58)
     1.04 Jeanetta (3.08)

BBC, 1969-01-07:
     1.05 Dear Father (5.29)

BBC, 1969-08-03:
     1.06 Beyond & Before (London 1969-08-03) (4.08)

BBC, 1970-04-07:
     1.07 For Everyone (9.40)

Sheffield, 1969-02-24:
     1.08 Dear Father (5.45)
     1.09 Eleanor Rigby (3.27)
     1.10 I See You (7.53)

B-side of rare single by Topo D'bill ('Legs' Larry Smith):
     1.11 Witchi-Tai-Po (3.27)

Date 1969
Title Unknown Location Candid Recordings
City -
Venue -
Disc time 0:09:41
Quality - band recordings
Info From TheTooleMan, March 2014
Artwork
1.01 Album Art (5.41)
1.02 Customs Stop (4.00)

Yes
1969
Unknown Locations
Candid recordings

In view of the current flood of Yes and Jon Anderson interviews, I thought it was time to share these two bits of tape that a friend sent me last year. These recordings were apparently made by someone in the first incarnation of Yes in 1969. In one, you can hear the band members discussing album art, and in the other the tape was rolling as members of the band went through customs in a car or van.

Though Jon Anderson's voice is fairly obvious, you'll have to guess who the other members are. At the time, Yes consisted of Jon, Chris Squire, Peter Banks, Tony Kaye, and Bill Bruford.

Enjoy!
TheTooleMan, March 2014

Tracks:
1. Album Art
2. Customs Stop

Date 1969 - 01 - 07
Title Yes In BBC's Top Gear
City London - England, UK
Venue BBC Studios
Disc time 0:22:33
Quality - studio recording
Info With radio host John Peel
Artwork
1.01 Something's Coming (7.37)
1.02 Everydays (5.11)
1.03 Sweetness (4.13)
1.04 Dear Father (NaNaNa version) (5.32)

Date 1969 - 02 - 24
Title -
City Sheffield - England, UK
Venue Down Broadway
Disc time 0:14:41
Quality - soundboard recording
Info From Looking Around - Blue Swirl version
Artwork
1.01 Sweetness (4.02)
1.02 Something's Coming (7.23)
1.03 Sweet Dreams (3.16)

Date 1969 - 06 - 04
Title BBC Shows 1969-1970
City London - England, UK
Venue BBC Studios
Disc time Disc 1 (0:55:07) - Disc 2 (0:41:51)
Quality - studio recordings
Info 1.02 & 1.03 on official release 'Something's Coming' (1998) and 1.08 on 'YesYears' (1991)
Artwork
1969-06-04 - BBC Studios - Johnnie Walker Show:
        1.01 Sweetness (5.15)
        1.02 Looking Around (3.52)
        1.03 Every Little Thing (5.31)

1969-08-04 - BBC Studios - Symonds On Sunday:
        1.04 Sweetness (3.58)
        1.05 Something's Coming (7.31)
        1.06 Looking Around (3.28)
        1.07 Everydays (3.53)
        1.08 Every Little Thing (5.39)

1970 - BBC TV - Sounds Of The 70's
        1.09 Everydays (4.57)
        1.10 Astral Traveller (5.33)
        1.11 Then (5.30)

1970-01-19 - BBC Studios - Dave Lee Travis Show:
        2.01 Sweet Dreams (3.25)
        2.02 Then (4.17)

1970-03-12 - BBC Studios - John Peel's Sunday Show:
        2.03 Astral Traveller (6.01)
        2.04 Then (5.15)
        2.05 Every Little Thing (6.49)
        2.06 Everydays (6.06)
        2.07 For Everyone (4.34)

Bonus:
1970-01-10 - Théatre De Olympia - Paris:
        2.08 Beyond & Before (5.24)

Date 1969 - 08 - 26
Title -
City Wiesbaden - Germany
Venue Big Apple Club
Disc time 0:15:43
Quality - probably taken from a pro shot video recording
Info Upped on Dime by frikiepalo
Artwork
1.01 Interview (3.51)
1.02 Every Little Thing (3.32)
1.03 Something's Coming (8.20)

Yes
August 26, 1969
Big Apple Club
Wiesbaden

01. Interview
02. Every Little Thing
03. Something's Coming (Medley)

These files were supplied to me by a collector in the US as wav files, the folder included a set of stills from a video so I suspect that what we hear here comes originally from a video.
All thanks to my anonymous benefactor and a big thank you to the TooleMan for helping out with the set list

frikiepalo

Date 1969 - 1970
Title BBC Sessions 1969 - 1970
City London - England, UK
Venue BBC Studios
Disc time 1:10:36
Quality - studio recordings
Info Album is 1 track - Source = MP3
Artwork
1.01 Dear Father (5.51)
1.02 Everydays (5.40)
1.03 Sweetness (4.34)
1.04 Something's Coming (7.46)
1.05 Sweetness (5.48)
1.06 Every Little Thing (5.42)
1.07 Looking Around (3.53)

1970-03-12 - BBC Studios - John Peel's Sunday Show:
        1.08 Astral Traveller (6.19)
        1.09 Then (6.29)
        1.10 Every Little Thing (7.16)
        1.11 Everydays (6.37)
        1.12 For Everyone (4.38)

Date 1969 - 1970
Title Millennium Collection - The BBC Recordings 1969 - 1970
City London - England, UK
Venue BBC Studios
Disc time Disc 1 (0:43:57) - Disc 2 (0:51:48)
Quality - studio recordings
Info Same as the official releases 'Beyond And Before' & 'Something's Coming'
Artwork
Top Gear with Jon Peel 1969-01-07:
                1.01  Something's Coming (7.38)
                1.02  Everydays (5.13)
                1.03  Sweetness (4.14)
                1.04  Dear Father (5.33)
                1.05  Every Little Thing (5.32)

Dave Symonds Show 1969-08-04:
                1.06  Looking Around (3.40)

Dave Lee Travis Show 1970-01-19:
                1.07  Sweet Dreams (3.26)
                1.08  Then (4.20)

Rare German Broadcast 1970-01-19:
                1.09  No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Required (4.17)

Live on John Peel's Sunday Show 1970-03-12:
                2.01  Astral Traveller (6.01)
                2.02  Then (5.16)
                2.03  Every Little Thing (6.49)
                2.04  Everydays (6.07)
                2.05  For Everyone (4.35)

Johnny Walker Show 1969-06-04:
                2.06  (Intro) Sweetness (5.17)

Top Gear with Jon Peel 1969-02-23:
                2.07  Something's Coming (7.59)
                2.08  Sweet Dreams (4.14)

Rare French Broadcast 1969-02-23:
                2.09  Beyond And Before (5.27)

Date 1969 - 1970
Title Geographic Potions
City -
Venue -
Disc time 0:59:10
Quality - studio recordings
Info Poptoones PTS1025305, released in 2000 - BBC Recordings 1969 & 1970
Artwork
1.01 Something's Coming (7.38)
1.02 Each And Everyday (5.12)
1.03 Sweetness (4.14)
1.04 Dear Father (5.32)
1.05 Every Little Thing (5.31)
1.06 Looking Around (3.39)
1.07 Sweet Dreams (3.26)
1.08 Then (4.18)
1.09 No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed (4.15)
1.10 Astral Traveller (5.38)
1.11 For Everyone (4.14)
1.12 Beyond And Before (5.25)

Date 1969 - 1971
Title First Steps
City -
Venue -
Disc time 0:58:24
Quality - - studio / FM / soundboard recordings
Info # 1-8 studio recordings, vinyl originals. Short fade outs. # 9,10,11 live recorded, source unknown
Artwork
1969-08-04 - BBC Studios - Symonds On Sunday:
        1.01 Sweetness (4.20)
        1.02 Something Coming (7.07)
        1.03 Looking Around (3.26)
        1.04 Everydays (3.50)

1970-01-19 - BBC Studios - Dave Lee Travis Show:
        1.05 Sweet Dreams (3.16)
        1.06 Then (4.02)

1.07 Time And A Word (3.40)

1971-04-01 - BBC Live Session:
        1.08 Starship Trooper (9.08)

1.09 Roundabout (8.25)

1970-02-24 - Bremen:
        1.10 No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed (4.00)

1971-01-28 - Bremen:
        1.11 Yours Is No Disgrace (6.34)

Date 1969 - 1971
Title Looking Around
City -
Venue -
Disc time 0:53:41
Quality - various recordings
Info Lost Rose Label LR07
Artwork
Göteborg, 1971-01-24:
        1.01 I've Seen All Good People (7.33)
        1.02 Astral Traveller (7.48)
        1.03 Everydays (11.25)

BBC, London, 1969-1970:
        1.04 Sweetness - Something's Coming - Sweet Dreams (14.41)
        1.05 Then (4.07)
        1.06 Looking Around (3.30)

Belgium TV, 1970:
        1.07 No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed (4.50)

Date 1969 - 1971
Title Looking Around
City -
Venue -
Disc time 1:02:53
Quality - various recordings
Info The Early Years Label 02-CD-3340
Artwork
BBC Live Sessions recordings 1969-1970:
     1.01 Everydays (5.04)
     1.02 Sweetness (4.05)
     1.03 Something's Coming (7.44)
     1.04 Sweet Dreams (3.24)
     1.05 Then (4.16)
     1.06 Looking Around (3.41)
     1.07 America (14.54)
     1.08 Starship Trooper (8.28)

Beat Club, Bremen, 1971-01-28:
     1.09 No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed (4.15)

B-side of 'Sweetness' 1969:
     1.10 Something's Coming (7.02)

Date 1969 - 1971
Title Lost YesYears 1969 - 1971
City -
Venue -
Disc time Disc 1 (1:15:19) - Disc 2 (1:16:18)
Quality Various
Info Highland HL 001/2#Y1
Artwork
Sheffield, 1969-02-24:
     1.01 Dear Father (5.43)
     1.02 Eleanor Rigby (3.28)
     1.03 I See You (21.15)

Berlin, 1971-06-05:
     1.04 The Clap (5.55)
     1.05 Perpetual Change (11.49)
     1.06 America (17.33)

BBC Live Sessions 1969:
     1.07 For Everyone (9.39)

Göteborg, 1971-01-24:
     2.01 I've Seen All Good People (6.55)
          a) Your Move
          b) All Good People
     2.02 Astral Traveller (7.07)
     2.03 Everyday (10.45)

BBC Live Sessions 1969:
     2.04 Sweetness (4.11)
     2.05 Something's Coming (7.58)
     2.06 Dear Father (5.30)
     2.07 Beyond And Before (4.04)
     2.08 Looking Around(3.39)
     2.09 Sweet Dream (7.30)

BBC Live Sessions 1971:
     2.10 America (14.30)
     2.11 Starship Trooper (8.13)
          a) Life Seeker
          b) Disillusion
          c) Würm

Date 1969 - 1972
Title Studio Outtakes Collection 1969 - 1972
City -
Venue -
Disc time Disc 1 (1:16:00) - Disc 2 (1:16:34) - Disc 3 (1:06:25) - Disc 4 (0:55:30)
Quality - soundboard recordings
Info -
Artwork
1.01 Dear Father (5.01)
1.02 Dear Father (6.04)
1.03 Yesterday And Today ~ Everydays (9.39)
1.04 Beyond And Before (5.08)
1.05 Beyond And Before (5.06)
1.06 Looking Around (4.19)
1.07 Sweetness (3.54)
1.08 Something's Coming (7.18)
1.09 Something's Coming (partial) (1.30)
1.10 Dear Father (4.13)
1.11 Dear Father (4.17)
1.12 Dear Father (4.23)
1.13 Dear Father (4.23)
1.14 Everydays (5.23)
1.15 Everydays (5.22)
2.01 Everydays (5.32)
2.02 Everydays (5.22)
2.03 Something's Coming (8.14)
2.04 Dear Father (5.33)
2.05 ? (fragment) (0.36)
2.06 (blank) (0.06)
2.07 No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed (4.50)
2.08 Then (5.57)
2.09 Everydays (6.29)
2.10 Sweet Dreams (4.22)
2.11 Clear Days (2.10)
2.12 Astral Traveller (5.56)
2.13 Time And A Word (4.38)
2.14 No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed (4.45)
2.15 Then (5.50)
2.16 Everydays (6.14)
3.01 Dear Father (4.23)
3.02 Clear Days (2.08)
3.03 Astral Traveller (5.57)
3.04 Time And A Word (4.38)
3.05 Time And A Word (4.18)
3.06 The Prophet (6.52)
3.07 Dear Father (from acetate?) (5.09)
3.08 And You And I (6.31)
3.09 And You And I (cont'd) (4.05)
3.10 And You And I (cont'd) (0.25)
3.11 Everydays (4.17)
3.12 Your Move ~ All Good People (6.04)
3.13 And You And I (partial) (2.45)
3.14 Roundabout (8.53)
4.01 Close To The Edge (partial) (3.29)
4.02 Close To The Edge (13.48)
4.03 Close To The Edge (3.26)
4.04 Unknown acoustic song fragment (12.29)
4.05 Unknown acoustic song fragment (4.35)
4.06 Unknown acoustic song fragment (1.25)
4.07 Unknown acoustic song fragment (2.13)
4.08 Siberian Khatru (9.33)
4.09 Siberian Khatru (partial) (2.20)
4.10 Siberian Khatru (partial) (2.12)

Date 1969 - 1970
Title Yes - Early Radio Recordings 1969 - 1970
City -
Venue -
Disc time 0:59.25
Quality - soundboard recordings
Info -
Artwork
1.01 Something's Coming (7.40)
1.02 Each And Everyday (5.14)
1.03 Sweetness (4.16)
1.04 Dear Father (5.35)
1.05 Every Little Thing (5.33)
1.06 Looking Around (3.41)
1.07 Sweet Dreams (3.28)
1.08 Then (4.20)
1.09 No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed (4.17)
1.10 Astral Traveller (5.40)
1.11 For Everyone (4.16)
1.12 Beyond And Before (5.25)

Date 1969 - 10 - 09
Title In The Beginning
City Essen & Hamburg - Germany    -   Sheffield - England, UK
Venue Grugahalle - Star Club - Kingston Hotel
Disc time 0:58:46
Quality - audience recording
Info Highland HL055#Y12
Artwork
1969-10-09 - Essen, Grugahalle, Germany:
       1.01 Introduction (2.12)
       1.02 No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed (3.25)
       1.03 Dear Father (6.07)
       1.04 Every Little Thing (6.16)
       1.05 Something's Coming (8.47)

1969-08-20 - Hamburg, Star Club, Germany:
       1.06 Eleanor Rigby (4.47)

1969-12-21 - Sheffield, Kingston Hotel, England, UK:
       1.07 Dear Father (5.47)
       1.08 Eleanor Rigby (3.26)
       1.09 I See You (21.19)

Artist: YES
Title album: In The Beginning
Label: 1997 HIGHLAND (HL055#Y12)
Source: Audience
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CDR Trade > EAC (wav) > FLAC Frontend encode level 8 > You.

Lineup:
Jon Anderson: Lead vocals
Peter Banks: Guitar, vocals
Chris Squire: Bass, vocals
Tony Kaye: Organ, piano
Bill Bruford: Drums, percussion
---------------------------------------------------------------
Date and setlist:

1969-10-09 - Essen, Grugahalle, Germany:
       1.01 Introduction (2.12)
       1.02 No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed (3.25)
       1.03 Dear Father (6.07)
       1.04 Every Little Thing (6.16)
       1.05 Something's Coming (8.47)

1969-08-20 - Hamburg, Star Club, Germany:
       1.06 Eleanor Rigby (4.47)

1969-12-21 - Sheffield, Kingston Hotel, England, UK:
       1.07 Dear Father (5.47)
       1.08 Eleanor Rigby (3.26)
       1.09 I See You (21.19)

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ARTWORK: Included

NOTE: Please you have patience for download this show, because I use the computer of my work and in the night this computer it's off! Sorry!

Enjoy!
pablodrums

Date 1969 - 10 - 27
Title Amougies - Actuel Festival
City Amougies - Belgium
Venue Actuel Festival
Disc time 0:54:52
Quality - audience recording
Info Mono recording taped by JJB
Artwork
1.01 No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed (4.31)
1.02 tuning problems (4.17)
1.03 Then (4.55)
1.04 It's Love (12.56)
1.05 Everydays (5.03)
1.06 I See You (12.42)
1.07 Something's Coming (10.28)

YES
1969-10-27
Amougies Belgium Actuel Festival
27 October 1969
Audience recording
Quality C

Jon Anderson - lead vocals
Peter Banks - guitar & backing vocals
Tony Kaye - organ
Chris Squire - bass & vocals
Bill Bruford - drums
And now for the penultimate day of this legendary festival... I'm sure this is one of the most anticipated performances - a rare early performance by Yes

1.01 No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed (4.31)
1.02 tuning problems (4.17)
1.03 Then (4.55)
1.04 It's Love (12.56)
1.05 Everydays (5.03)
1.06 I See You (12.42)
1.07 Something's Coming (10.28)

Yes fans are in for a treat - sonics aside, this is a really interesting listen. First, with the exception of "Then", they only play covers, including the rare "It's Love" from The Rascals which extensively features Chris Squire on vocals and bass (there is a version with Steve Howe on the recent live boxed set) - and, already at that point, has Anderson quoting the introductory theme to Stravinsky's "Rite Of Spring" (as he again did on "Yessongs"). The climax of the gig, I think, is the very extended "I See You" which has one of those long, wild guitar/drums duets between Banks and Bruford that Banks has referred to repeatedly but here's the first real chance of hearing what it really was like. Of course, Yes went on to make great music, arguably better and more accomplished, but there's a wildness and freedom to their early incarnation that was missing in their later, superstar days.

Lastly, the usual reminder about the sound quality - the tape recorder used was way below modern standards and the sound is nowhere near "professional" quality. This reservation aside, however, this is simply an unbelievable document of a legendary festival, and so our hearfelt thanks to the taper, JJB, for recording this at the time, and for allowing me to seed it here.

(technical note: JJB tells me he remembers using a Grundig tape recorder with LR14 batteries, using 8cm-diameter reels with a 4,75 cm/s recording speed)

== urich21 ==

Date 1969 - 10 - 27
Title Amougies Festival
City Amougies - Belgium
Venue Actuel Festival
Disc time 1:00:13
Quality - audience recording
Info Mono recording taped by JJB   -   Speed fixed by flambay
Artwork
1.01 No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed (4.53)
1.02 tuning problems (4.43)
1.03 Then (5.32)
1.04 It's Love (14.39)
1.05 Everydays (5.43)
1.06 I See You (14.24)
1.07 Something's Coming (10.19)

YES
1969-10-27
Amougies Belgium Actuel Festival
27 October 1969
Audience recording
Quality C

Lineage TradeDataDisc>HD>Dime
Originally seeded by Flambay
Folder had Yes 1969-10-27 Amougies No.2 speed fixed.

Jon Anderson - lead vocals
Peter Banks - guitar & backing vocals
Tony Kaye - organ
Chris Squire - bass & vocals
Bill Bruford - drums

1.01 No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed (Havens) (4.53)
1.02 tuning problems (4.43)
1.03 Then (Anderson) (5.32)
1.04 It's Love (Cavaliere/Brigati) (14.39)
1.05 Everydays (Stills) (5.43)
1.06 I See You (McGuinn/Crosby) (14.24)
1.07 Something's Coming (Bernstein/Sondheim) (10.19)

Original Notes........................

speed corrected this time.

orig. torrent: http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=84715

In fact tape recorder battery fatigue seems to have led to most of the Yes music sounding way too fast, about 2 semitones sharp. only the last Yes track needed a speed increase of about +50cts imo.

Not sure if I have been hitting it right all the time, but
I'd like to leave further extended fine tuning to a more dedicated Yeshead ...
Hope this helps so far. Enjoy !!

-- flambay

Thanks again to JJB for taping and to urich21 for originally seeding this unvaluable material.

____________________________________________________________________________

from orig.seeder notes:

And now for the penultimate day of this legendary festival... I'm sure this is one of the most anticipated performances - a rare early performance by Yes

Yes fans are in for a treat - sonics aside, this is a really interesting listen. First, with the exception of "Then", they only play covers, including the rare "It's Love" from The Rascals which extensively features Chris Squire on vocals and bass (there is a version with Steve Howe on the recent live boxed set) - and, already at that point, has Anderson quoting the introductory theme to Stravinsky's "Rite Of Spring" (as he again did on "Yessongs"). The climax of the gig, I think, is the very extended "I See You" which has one of those long, wild guitar/drums duets between Banks and Bruford that Banks has referred to repeatedly but here's the first real chance of hearing what it really was like. Of course, Yes went on to make great music, arguably better and more accomplished, but there's a wildness and freedom to their early incarnation that was missing in their later, superstar days.

Lastly, the usual reminder about the sound quality - the tape recorder used was way below modern standards and the sound is nowhere near "professional" quality. This reservation aside, however, this is simply an unbelievable document of a legendary festival, and so our hearfelt thanks to the taper, JJB, for recording this at the time, and for allowing me to seed it here.

(technical note: JJB tells me he remembers using a Grundig tape recorder with LR14 batteries, using 8cm-diameter reels with a 4,75 cm/s recording speed)

Date 1969 - 10 - 27
Title Amougies (incl. Sam Apple Pie & The Pretty Things)
City Amougies - Belgium
Venue Actuel Festival
Disc time 1:13:01
Quality - audience recording
Info Mono recording taped by JJB (at least the Yes part)
Artwork
Yes:
1.01 No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed (4:31)
1.02 Tuning problems (4:17)
1.03 Then (4:55)
1.04 It's Love (12:56)
1.05 Everydays (5:03)
1.06 I See You (12:42)
1.07 Something's Coming (10:28)

Sam Apple Pie:
1.08 Unknown (2:05)
1.09 Unknown (1:28)
1.10 Moonlight Man (6:05)

Pretty Things:
1.11 Soundcheck - Band Intro - Unknown (8:31)

Amougies (Belgium), Actuel Festival
27 October 1969

source: audience recording (mono)

And now for the penultimate day of this legendary festival... I'm sure this is one of the most anticipated performances - a rare early performance by Yes, plus bits from the Pretty Things and Sam Apple Pie sets (yes, "bits" is the appropriate word - sorry for these bands' fans !).

Yes fans are in for a treat - sonics aside, this is a really interesting listen. First, with the exception of "Then", they only play covers, including the rare "It's Love" from The Rascals which extensively features Chris Squire on vocals and bass (there is a version with Steve Howe on the recent live boxed set) - and, already at that point, has Anderson quoting the introductory theme to Stravinsky's "Rite Of Spring" (as he again did on "Yessongs"). The climax of the gig, I think, is the very extended "I See You" which has one of those long, wild guitar/drums duets between Banks and Bruford that Banks has referred to repeatedly but here's the first real chance of hearing what it really was like. Of course, Yes went on to make great music, arguably better and more accomplished, but there's a wildness and freedom to their early incarnation that was missing in their later, superstar days.

Lastly, the usual reminder about the sound quality - the tape recorder used was way below modern standards and the sound is nowhere near "professional" quality. This reservation aside, however, this is simply an unbelievable document of a legendary festival, and so our hearfelt thanks to the taper, JJB, for recording this at the time, and for allowing me to seed it here.

(technical note: JJB tells me he remembers using a Grundig tape recorder with LR14 batteries, using 8cm-diameter reels with a 4,75 cm/s recording speed)

Yes
1.01 No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed (Havens) (4:31)
1.02 Tuning problems (4:17)
1.03 Then (Anderson) (4:55)
1.04 It's Love (Cavaliere/Brigati) (12:56)
1.05 Everydays (Stills) (5:03)
1.06 I See You (McGuinn/Crosby) (12:42)
1.07 Something's Coming (Bernstein/Sondheim) (10:28)

Jon Anderson - lead vocals
Peter Banks - guitar & backing vocals
Tony Kaye - organ
Chris Squire - bass & vocals
Bill Bruford - drums

=============================================================

Sam Apple Pie
1.08 Unknown (2:05)
1.09 Unknown (1:28)
1.10 Moonlight Man (6:05)

Sam Sampson - vocals & harmonica
Mick Smith - lead guitar
Andy Johnson - slide guitar
Bob Renny - bass
Dave Charles - drums

==============================================================

Pretty Things
1.11 Soundcheck - Band Intro - Unknown (8:31)

Phil May - vocals
Victor Unitt - guitar
John Povey - keyboards
Wally Allen - bass
'Twink' Alder - drums

Date 1969 - 11 - 29
Title The Lost Broadcasts (DVD-rip)
City -
Venue -
Disc time 0:42:48
Quality - DVD-rip
Info -
Artwork
1.01 No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed (4.21)
1.02 Looking Around (4.11)
1.03 Survival (6.59)
1.04 Time And A Word (4.36)
1.05 Yours Is No Disgrace (10.57)
1.06 All Good People (Take 1) (4.05)
1.07 All Good People (Take 2) (3.45)
1.08 All Good People (Take 3) (3.54)

1. No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed - Beat-Club 1969
Broadcast November 29, 1969 and released on Musikladen Live: Yes and Yes: EP Version.

2. Looking Around - Beat Club 1969

3. Survival - Beat Club 1969
Previously unreleased

4. Time and a Word - Belgian TV 1970
This lip-synced performance was broadcast once in February 1970.

5. Yours Is No Disgrace - Beat Club 1971

6. All Good People (Take 1) - Beat Club 1971

7. All Good People (Take 2) - Beat Club 1971

8. All Good People (Take 3) - Beat Club 1971
First broadcast April 24, 1971 and released on Musikladen Live: Yes and Yes: EP Version.

Jon Anderson - Vocals
Peter Banks - Guitar on tracks 1-4
Bill Bruford - Drums
Steve Howe - Guitar on tracks 5-8
Tony Kaye - Organ
Chris Squire - Bass

Date 1969 - 12 - 21
Title The Penthouse Set
City Sheffield - England, UK
Venue Kingston Hotel
Disc time 0:30:21
Quality - audience recording
Info -
Artwork
1.01 Dear Father (5.46)
1.02 Eleanor Rigby (3.25)
1.03 I See You (21.20)

Date 1970 - 04 - 03
Title Every Little Thing
City Köln - Germany
Venue Progressive Pop Festival - Sporthalle
Disc time 0:30:01
Quality - audience recording
Info Highland HL419   -   Date on the cover is incorrect
Artwork
1.01 No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed (4.46)
1.02 Then (6.10)
1.03 Every Little Thing (6.41)
1.04 Astral Traveller (6.00)
1.05 Everydays (6.21)

Date 1970 - 04 - 03
Title Cologne Germany 1970
City Köln - Germany
Venue Progressive Pop Festival - Sporthalle
Disc time 0:29:35
Quality - audience recording
Info Source: unknown WDR FM equipment with unknown mics on stage   -   from the master copy
Artwork
1.01 No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed (4.47)
1.02 Then (6.13)
1.03 Every Little Thing (6.38)
1.04 Astral Traveller (5.56)
1.05 Everydays (6.01)

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CONTRAST CLAUSE: the recent http://www.dimeadozen.org/download.php/419421/Yes%20-%20Every%20Little%20Thing.torrent torrent
derives from an unknown, pretty high generation. this one is off the master copy i did ages ago and should be a considerable upgrade.
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YES

köln (aka "cologne")
sporthalle
(progresive pop festival)
03.april.1970

SOURCE: unknown wdr fm equipment (probably a uher report) with unknown microphones placed on stage
TRANSFER 01: braun tg 60 > revox a77 (7,5 ips) done in 1980
TRANSFER 02: rexox a77 (little azimuth correction) > van der hul hifi cables > tascam ss-r1 > adobe audition
TOTAL: 29:39

01 no opportunity necessary, no experience needed
02 then
03 every little thing
04 astral traveller
05 everydays

NOTES:
- when i was living in aachen in 1980, i used to frequently bump into one of these wild poets / rimbaud / doors / patti smith loveable
loonies who would be selling bootleg books and records at the rwth mensa (hi dirk !!!). we got to know each eather better and
one day he mentioned somebody who taped many shows in the arly 1970s. as i expressed SERIOUS interest, he somehow managed
to borrow a bag full of small uher reels which he gave to me saying that they must be returned within 24 hours. it took me a long
time just to borrow a revox and transfer some of the reels. just wish i'd have had more time ... only managed to copy maybe 1/4
all of it - what a shame !!! been trying to re-borrow the reels for ages, but ...
- the last time i took drugs, i tried to eat an airport. well, ...

PLEASE DO NOT UPLOAD ON OTHER TRACKERS FOR A WEEK - TA !!! ENJOY AND SHARE !!!

Date 1970 - 04 - 03
Title -
City Köln - Germany
Venue Progressive Pop Festival - Sporthalle
Disc time 0:29:19
Quality - audience recording
Info Source: unknown WDR FM equipment with unknown mics on stage - remastered (GenM RMCH)
Artwork
1.01 No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed (4.45)
1.02 Then (6.08)
1.03 Every Little Thing (6.33)
1.04 Astral Traveler (5.53)
1.05 Everydays (5.59)

Yes
Köln (Cologne), Germany
Sporthalle (progresive pop festival)
April 3rd, 1970

Jon Anderson - Vocals
Peter Banks - Guitars
Bill Bruford - Drums
Tony Kaye - Keyboards
Chris Squire - Bass

SOURCE: unknown wdr fm equipment (probably a uher report) with unknown microphones placed on stage
TRANSFER 01: braun tg 60 > revox a77 (7,5 ips) done in 1980
TRANSFER 02: rexox a77 (little azimuth correction) > van der hul hifi cables > tascam ss-r1 > adobe audition

1.01 No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed (4.45)
1.02 Then (6.08)
1.03 Every Little Thing (6.33)
1.04 Astral Traveler (5.53)
1.05 Everydays (5.59)
Total Time 29:19

Source Notes:
- when i was living in aachen in 1980, i used to frequently bump into one of these wild poets / rimbaud / doors / patti smith loveable
loonies who would be selling bootleg books and records at the rwth mensa (hi dirk !!!). we got to know each eather better and
one day he mentioned somebody who taped many shows in the arly 1970s. as i expressed SERIOUS interest, he somehow managed
to borrow a bag full of small uher reels which he gave to me saying that they must be returned within 24 hours. it took me a long
time just to borrow a revox and transfer some of the reels. just wish i'd have had more time ... only managed to copy maybe 1/4
all of it - what a shame !!! been trying to re-borrow the reels for ages, but ...
- the last time i took drugs, i tried to eat an airport. well, ...

Remaster
1. Repair clipping
2. Repair frequency response of left channel
3. Correct balance
4. Adjust dynamics
5. Re-balance frequencies
6. Repair clicks, pops, dropouts and claps
7. Correct speed and pitch using commercial live and studio references
8. Adjust stereo field
9. Track

Notes:
Amazing quality given the year this audience recording was made. Rare 1970 Yes.
Jon stops vocals in middle of first verse of Then...waits and then starts verse two.
Some cuts in applause between songs.

Date 1970 - 04 - 03
Title Progressive Pop Festival
City Köln - Germany
Venue Progressive Pop Festival - Sporthalle
Disc time 0:29:49
Quality - audience recording
Info Source: unknown WDR FM equipment w. unknown mics on stage - Goody-Bomb remast. edition
Artwork
1.01 No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed (4.49)
1.02 Then (6.16)
1.03 Every Little Thing (6.41)
1.04 Astral Traveller (5.59)
1.05 Everydays (6.04)

YES

(progressive pop festival)
sporthalle
köln (aka "cologne"), germany

03.april.1970

(GOODY-BOMB) PITCH CORRECTED REMASTER OF AUD1 SOURCE

SOURCE: unknown wdr fm equipment (probably a uher report) with unknown microphones placed on stage
TRANSFER 01: braun tg 60 > revox a77 (7,5 ips) done in 1980
TRANSFER 02: rexox a77 (little azimuth correction) > van der hul hifi cables > tascam ss-r1 > adobe audition

REMASTER: (in Audition 3)
pitch correction (-12 cents)
phase correction
dc offset correction
FFT filters (two passes - one for the ends and one for the overemphasis/tone of the mids)
declip/reduce levels of beginning of tr01 to reverse fluctuations as levels were initially set live
hard limit channels individually to increase output and match average signal of channels
retrack
> TLH (flac, level 8, aligned)

TRACKS:
1.01 No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed (4.49)
1.02 Then (6.16)
1.03 Every Little Thing (6.41)
1.04 Astral Traveller (5.59)
1.05 Everydays (6.04)

TT : 29:49

NOTES (from original seeder):
- when i was living in aachen in 1980, i used to frequently bump into one of these
wild poets / rimbaud / doors / patti smith loveable loonies who would be selling
bootleg books and records at the rwth mensa (hi dirk !!!). we got to know each
other better and one day he mentioned somebody who taped many shows in the early 1970s.
as i expressed SERIOUS interest, he somehow managed to borrow a bag full of small uher
reels which he gave to me saying that they must be returned within 24 hours. it took me
a long time just to borrow a revox and transfer some of the reels. just wish i'd have
had more time ... only managed to copy maybe 1/4 all of it - what a shame !!!
been trying to re-borrow the reels for ages, but ...
- the last time i took drugs, i tried to eat an airport. well, ...

REMASTER NOTES:
A huge thanks to the source of these files for posting the major upgrade to prior sources.
Listening to this show in such improved form indicated that a number of minor adjustments
could reveal more detail. The source indicated a repost was fine after the initial
seed ran its course.

A remarkable recording for the era with the most nagging element being that the vocals
seemed severely overdriven in whatever speaker was there, giving them a very harsh tone.
Some mild filters were applied to take the edge off that tone, find a little more clarity,
and to try to make the listen as much fun as it should be with a show like this.

Many thanks to the original poster who rescued this from obscurity and posted it for us
decades later. Thanks to Goody for the pitch correction and QC. - Bombdiggity 2012-09

Date 1970 - 04 - 03
Title Progressive Pop Festival
City Köln - Germany
Venue Progressive Pop Festival - Sporthalle
Disc time 0:30:41
Quality - audience recording
Info Source = MP3
Artwork
1.01 No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed (4.51)
1.02 Then (6.31)
1.03 Every Little Thing (6.50)
1.04 Astral Traveller (6.12)
1.05 Everydays (6.17)

April 3, 1970. Cologne, Germany

This is one of the last shows with Peter Banks. The sound quality is better than the 1969 show in Belgium I posted here before. But not so good. The voice doesn't sound very clear, but guitars and keys are very good.
The show's repertoire is all from Yes and Time and a Word. Only 5 songs, as it was a big festival with Deep Purple, Soft Machine and others.
An exciting performance, you can see the band is having lots of fun. Bill's playing is awesome. Due to time restrictions, they couldn't jam too much, and that brought good and down-to-earth performances of No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed and Everydays.

Set list:
1.01 No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed (4.51)
1.02 Then (6.31)
1.03 Every Little Thing (6.50)
1.04 Astral Traveller (6.12)
1.05 Everydays (6.17)

Date 1970 - 04 - 03 & 1970 - 08 - 09
Title A Pair From 1970
City Köln - Germany & Plumpton - England, UK
Venue Progressive Pop Festival - Sporthalle Köln & Plumpton Racecourse
Disc time 0:59:09
Quality Köln : & Plumpton : - audience recordings
Info -
Artwork
Köln, 1970-04-03:
1.01 No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed (4.44)
1.02 Then (6.07)
1.03 Every Little Thing (6.37)
1.04 Astral Traveller (5.58)
1.05 Everydays (5.57)

Plumpton, 1970-08-09:
1.06 Astral Traveller (6.33)
1.07 I've Seen All Good People (7.59)
1.08 The Clap (3.13)
1.09 America (12.01)

Artist: Yes
Title album: A Pair From 1970

CDR Trade > EAC (wav) > FLAC Frontend encode level 8 > You.

April 3rd, 1970
Sporthalle Köln, Germany.
Source: Audience

Lineup:
Jon Anderson: Vocals
Peter Banks: Guitars
Bill Bruford: Drums
Tony Kaye: Keyboards
Chris Squire: Bass

Setlist:
1.01 No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed (4.44)
1.02 Then (6.07)
1.03 Every Little Thing (6.37)
1.04 Astral Traveller (5.58)
1.05 Everydays (5.57)

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August 9th, 1970
Plumpton Racecourse Sussex, England.
Source: Audience

Lineup:
Jon Anderson: Vocals
Bill Bruford: Drums
Steve Howe: Guitars
Tony Kaye: Keyboards
Chris Squire: Bass

Setlist:
1.06 Astral Traveller (6.33)
1.07 I've Seen All Good People (7.59)
1.08 The Clap (3.13)
1.09 America (12.01)

ARTWORK: Included

Enjoy!
Pablo

1968 - 08 - 03    Pre Yes & Early Shows   1970 - 04 - 18

Yes Album Tour