1973 - 11 - 01   Tales From Topographic Oceans Tour   1974 - 04 - 23

Link to download folder in Stack cloud:          https://yessongs1.stackstorage.com/index.php/s/Y9RdgfrMwqKB7Kj

Date October 1973
Title Expanded & Remastered Extra Tracks
City London - England
Venue Advision Studios & Morgan Studios
Disc time 0:46:32
Quality - studio recording
Info Highland HL633 - Got this excellent one from a guy who wanted to up it on Dime but it got banned
Artwork
1.01 Close To The Edge (Studio Run Through) (17.21)
        Close To The Edge sessions between April and June, 1972 at Advision Studios, London

1.02 High The Memory: The Remenbering (Studio Run Through) (20.35)
        Tales From Topographic Oceans sessions from Morgan Studios, London in late 1973

1.03 Roundabout (Backing Track) (8.36)
        From the sessions at Advision Studios, London in September, 1971 right when Rick Wakeman first joined the band

Extra Tracks (Highland HL633)

(46:35): Close To The Edge (studio run through), High The Memory: The Remembering (studio run through), Roundabout (backing track)

To coincide with the release of Rhino’s “expanded and remastered” edition of Yes’ catalogue, Highland released this disc of outtakes that were not included on the offiical releases. The Yes discussion boards have much discussion about the merits of the run-through outtakes. Obviously some are more interesting than others but no matter what one’s opinion the general consensus is that it is great to hear outtakes from Yes’ long career.

The first track, “Close To The Edge”, is the most interesting of the three included on Extra Tracks. It comes from the Close To The Edge sessions between April and June, 1972 at Advision Studios, London. The opening sound effects and lead guitar are missing, and t he bass, drums, rhythm and keyboards are the ones used for the final take. Jon Anderson is singing above the backing tracks with an occassional minor alteration in the lyrics. During the “I Get Up, I Get Down” part Steve Howe’s part is much louder than the final version creating a duet between him and Anderson.

The second track, “The Remembering”, dates from the Tales From Topographic Oceans sessions from Morgan Studios in late 1973. The drums, bass, keyboards, and both rhythm and lead guitars are identical to the official release. This outtake has an earlier run through of the lead vocal by Anderson with no variation in the lyrics and omitts the backing vocals althogether. There are occasional variations in the acoustic guitar accompaniment.

The most significant difference is found in the keyboard solo by the end which has a much different beginning than the final version. However this really isn’t very interesting and it is easy to understand why Rhino chose the studio rehearsals for “The Revealing Science Of God” and “The Ancient” for the expanded edition. Those two are much more interesting but it is still great to finally have this.

An outtake of “Roundabout” was included on Rhino’s release but differed so slightly from the well known recording of the song that one wondered why it was even included. Highland includes an outtake that is far more interesting and probably should have been included on the official release instead of the other. This dates from the sessions at Advision studios in September, 1971 right when Rick Wakeman first joined the band.

Wakeman has said on numerous occasions that “Roundabout” was recorded on his first rehearsal with the band. It would have been great if this is a tape of that important day but isn’t. It sounds like Bruford and Anderson in the same room working on the rhythms and lead vocals. The lead guitar, bass and keyboard sections had already been recorded and fade in and out of the song as needed to help guide the drums along. The sound quality on all three is excellent and Extra Tracks is definitely recommended.

1.01 Close To The Edge (Studio Run Through) (17.21)
        Close To The Edge sessions between April and June, 1972 at Advision Studios, London

1.02 High The Memory: The Remenbering (Studio Run Through) (20.35)
        Tales From Topographic Oceans sessions from Morgan Studios, London in late 1973

1.03 Roundabout (Backing Track) (8.36)
        From the sessions at Advision Studios, London in September, 1971 right when Rick Wakeman first joined the band

Date 1973 - 11 - 01
Title Demos From The Topographic Edge
City London - England
Venue Advision Studios & Morgan Studios & BBC Studios
Disc time 0:58:36
Quality - studio recording
Info -
Artwork
1.01 Close To The Edge Demo (17.18)
        Close To The Edge sessions between April and June, 1972 at Advision Studios, London

1.02 The Remembering Demo (Studio Run Through) (20.21)
        TFTO Sessions from Morgan Studios, London in late 1973

1.03 Revealing Science Of God (20.57)
        Top Gear with Bob Harris, BBC Session 1973-11-01

Fall 1973   -   European Tour          1973 - 11 - 01   >   1973 - 12 - 10

Date 1973 - 11 - 18
Title Bristol Hippodrome Theater
City Bristol - England, UK
Venue Hippodrome Theater
Disc time Disc 1 (1:00:08) - Disc 2 (0:40:28)
Quality - audience Recording
Info The earliest known recording of a Yes Tales show - Mastered by Relayerman
Artwork
1.01 The Revealing Science Of God (20.52)
1.02 The Ancient (19.01)
1.03 The Remembering (20.15)
2.01 Ritual (21.36)
2.02 Heart Of The Sunrise (11.07)
2.03 Roundabout (7.45)

Here is the earliest known recording of a Yes Tales show. I got the tapes in a trade about 10 years ago. Don't know the lineage, but probably a generation or two at least. The tapes needed work and so I applied a ton of stuff to get this one right. First pitch correction, then some EQ for highs and lows, remove a nasty 100mhz hum, remove some hollowness, add audio compression for bass, add audio compression for voice, clean up some clapping and clicks, remove some low frequency on the acoustic guitar, and finally some noise reduction in the real quiet spots to remove some hiss. This is a real listenable show. Too bad its not complete; and the taper turned off the recorder between songs (sigh). The performance by the band is good, but you can hear some problems with timing in a few spots (see sample) and Rick is feeling his way around different keyboards on some things which were later refined for the US tour.

Yes
Hippodrome Theatre
Bristol, UK
November 18, 1973

lineup: Jon Anderson, Chris Squire, Steve Howe, Rick Wakeman, Alan White

Disc 1
1.01 The Revealing Science Of God (20.52)
1.02 The Ancient (19.01)
1.03 The Remembering (20.15)

Disc 2
2.01 Ritual (21.36)
2.02 Heart Of The Sunrise (11.07)
2.03 Roundabout (7.45)

Enjoy!

Relayerman

(I needed a break from the Going For The One shows)

Date 1973 - 11 - 27
Title Du Soleil
City Sheffield - England, UK
Venue Sheffield City Hall
Disc time Disc 1 (1:03:01) - Disc 2 (1:07:07)
Quality - audience recording
Info Highland HL090/91#Y18
Artwork
1.01 Firebird Suite (1.33)
1.02 Siberian Khatru (9.49)
1.03 Heart Of The Sunrise (11.32)
1.04 Close To The Edge (19.49)
1.05 The Revealing Science Of God (18.01)
2.01 The Remembering (23.30)
2.02 The Ancient (20.58)
2.03 Ritual (incomplete) (16.43)

I can't believe this one's fallen off the tracker. This audience capture from the UK TFTO tour at Sheffield on 11/27/73 is a highly listenable, yet unfortunately, incomplete show. Notable for the inclusion of Heart of the Sunrise replacing And You and I, this is an exceptional early Tales show. Highly recommended. Thanks to Relayerman for the original upload!

Yes
Sheffield City Hall
Sheffield, UK
Nov. 27, 1973

Lineage: see below
Notes on Sound Quality: Audience Recording, the SQ is Ex throughout.
Convert to lossy for personal use only
NOT FOR SALE-SHARE FREELY
Artwork available at Remy's website (see below)
Please support the artist-purchase official recordings, attend performances regularly, and visit the website(s):

http://www.yessongs.nl/index.html (Great site, thanks Remy!)
http://www.yesworld.com/

Enjoy,

1chucho
June 2011

Original notes:

I got this on tape in a trade back in the early 80's. I believe that it is probably 2nd gen. I have converted to CD and then to FLAC and tweaked the sound along the way to even out the volume of tracks and to make certain parts clearer.

Yes
Sheffield City Hall
Sheffield, UK
Nov. 27, 1973

Lineup: Jon Anderson, Chris Squire, Steve Howe, Rick Wakeman, Alan White

The UK Tales tour was performed on the eve of the release of the Tales From Topographic Oceans album in the UK. There were a few differences in the UK tour and the subsequent US tour in that several dates only featured 2 songs from the Close To The Edge album and Heart of the Sunrise was played. Midway through the UK tour Heart was dropped and the entire Close To The Edge album was played. The US tour, for the most part, stuck to that setlist with a few minor variations such as Rick Wakeman doing a solo segment here and there and The Remembering being dropped midway through the tour. This show from Sheffield is, so far, the best sounding show from the UK tour, but sadly the complete show doesn't seem to exist. Also, this show was held in a 2100 seat hall so it was an intimate setting as can be heard from some of the back and forth banter between the band and the audience.

CD 1
1. Firebird Suite
2. Siberian Khatru
3. Heart Of The Sunrise
4. Close To The Edge
5. The Revealing Science Of God (incomplete)

CD 2
1. The Remembering
2. The Ancient
3. Ritual (incomplete)

Enjoy!

Relayerman

Date 1973 - 12 - 06
Title Ancient Tales
City Glasgow - Scotland, UK
Venue Apollo Theatre
Disc time Disc 1 (1:05:45) - Disc 2 (1:15:15)
Quality - audience recording
Info -
Artwork
1.01 Firebird Suite (2.25)
1.02 Siberian Khatru (10.12)
1.03 And You And I (10.32)
1.04 Close To The Edge (19.07)
1.05 The Revealing Science Of God (23.29)
2.01 The Remembering (21.45)
2.02 The Ancient (20.00)
2.03 Ritual (25.11)
2.04 Roundabout (8.19)

By request here is another Yes Tales tour show form the UK. I took several hours today converting and remastering this show from my tapes which I received in a trade around 1980 or so. I can't verify the generation, but the tape was plaqued by hiss and low rumble. The sound, while a lot better than before still has some hiss to it. Reducing it too much resulted in the loss of clarity, which I took the license to keep. The show sounds like it was recorded from the nosebleed section of the theatre, but some of the hollow quality has been removed.

Also inluded in the torrent are some pics courtesy of Eddie Dowds and the Forgotten Yesterdays website.

Yes
Apollo Theatre
Glasgow, UK
Dec. 6, 1973

1.01 Firebird Suite (2.25)
1.02 Siberian Khatru (10.12)
1.03 And You And I (10.32)
1.04 Close To The Edge (19.07)
1.05 The Revealing Science Of God (23.29)

2.01 The Remembering (21.45)
2.02 The Ancient (small cut in the middle, presumably a tape flip) (20.00)
2.03 Ritual (25.11)
2.04 Roundabout (8.19)

 

Enjoy!

Relayerman

Date 1973 - 12 - 06
Title Ancient Yesterdays
City Glasgow - Scotland, UK
Venue Apollo Theatre
Disc time Disc 1 (1:06:55) - Disc 2 (1:11:34)
Quality - audience recording
Info Reseeded on Dime by Gromek, September 2010
Artwork
1.01 Firebird Suite (2.27)
1.02 Siberian Khatru (10.17)
1.03 And You And I (10.51)
1.04 Close To The Edge (19.23)
1.05 The Revealing Science Of God (23.57)
2.01 The Remembering (21.59)
2.02 The Ancient (19.14)
2.03 Ritual (22.38)
2.04 Roundabout (7.43)

YES - DECEMBER 6, 1973, GLASGOW, SCOTLAND 2CD -RESEED

And yet again, no name of the original seeder in the info file, so.....
In this torrent too, nothing has been changed, everything that was seeded
then is now reseeded, the only thing added is this Reseed Info File.

The original info file can be read below!

No cover art was included, but can maybe be found
by visiting the link at the bottom of this info file!

*******

Forgotten Yesterdays information:

Date: Thursday, December 06, 1973
City: Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Venue: Apollo Theatre
Capacity: 2,100

Lineup:
Jon Anderson (Vocals)
Steve Howe (Guitars)
Chris Squire (Bass)
Rick Wakeman (Keyboards)
Alan White (Drums)

Setlist:
Firebird Suite
Siberian Khatru
And You And I
Close To The Edge
The Revealing Science Of God
The Remembering
The Ancient
Ritual
Roundabout

*******

Yes
December 6, 1973Glasgow, Scotland
Received in trade as "Ancient Yesterdays"

Audience recording

CDR>EAC>FLAC Listen to sound samples for quality. For this era and for Tales shows in general, this is VG/VG-. There aren't that many Tales shows and fewer with all 4 sides performed. Personally, I enjoy this show.

Tales is performed in its entirity in this show!

Jon Anderson, voc, gtr, perc
Steve Howe gtr, voc, perc
Chris Squire bs, voc, perc
Alan White, perc
Rick Wakeman, keys

Setlist:
Disc 1 (1:06:55)

1.01 Firebird Suite (2.27)
1.02 Siberian Khatru (10.17)
1.03 And You And I (10.51)
1.04 Close To The Edge (19.23)
1.05 The Revealing Science Of God (23.57)

Disc 2 (1:11:34)

2.01 The Remembering (21.59)
2.02 The Ancient (19.14)
2.03 Ritual (22.38)
2.04 Roundabout (7.43)

Flac fingerprints
Disc 1
Track04.flac:9cc3c1c075a6d73301e8946443f8aae5
Track02.flac:83d8c2a75daa91605d97a5e2b0bbd995
Track03.flac:6eb278acd7709732fcccd35cd51523ce
Track01.flac:7b37b5c85ec793ebdd6a56491e89861c
Disc 2
disc 2 Track 04.flac:9cc3c1c075a6d73301e8946443f8aae5
disc 2 Track 02.flac:83d8c2a75daa91605d97a5e2b0bbd995
disc 2 Track 03.flac:6eb278acd7709732fcccd35cd51523ce
disc 2 Track 01.flac:7b37b5c85ec793ebdd6a56491e89861c

*******

Reseeded on Dime by Gromek on September 5, 2010

After doing a search of the torrents on Dime i think i can safely
say that the path is clear and this show can be reseeded again!

Also please have a look at another great Yes dedicated website!
You can visit it following this link: http://www.yessongs.nl
The great site belongs to our fellow Dime member Remy Menting.

Date 1973 - 12 - 10
Title -
City Edinburgh - Scotland, UK
Venue Empire Theatre
Disc time Disc 1 (1:04:19) - Disc 2 (1:08:21)
Quality - audience recording
Info Two different recordings remastered and combined by Relayerman
Artwork
1.01 Firebird Suite (2.34)
1.02 Siberian Khatru (10.01)
1.03 And You And I (11.15)
1.04 Close To The Edge (19.05)
1.05 The Revealing Science Of God (21.24)
2.01 The Remembering (22.09)
2.02 The Ancient (20.49)
2.03 Ritual (incomplete) (16.51)
2.04 Roundabout (8.32)

I've thought about uploading this show for a long time, but my problem was I had two sources and both had problems to overcome. I bit the bullet and redid the audio for both sources and then combined them to make the most complete version of this show. Source 1 had all the songs, but the Revealing and Ritual were incomplete and the sound is about a C-. Source 2 was about a B- in quality, but Close To The Edge and the Ancient were incomplete and Ritual and Roundabout were missing. In the end this is not a bad show, but I would caution the casual listener that this might not be their cup of tea.

This was the final show of the UK portion from the Tales From Topographic Oceans tour. This show runs about 132 minutes. Listen to the major screwup at the beginning of The Revealing.

Lineup: Jon Anderson, Chris Squire, Steve Howe, Rick Wakeman, Alan White

Yes
Empire Theatre
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Dec. 10, 1973

CD 1
1.01 Firebird Suite (2.34)
1.02 Siberian Khatru (10.01)
1.03 And You And I (11.15)
1.04 Close To The Edge (19.05)
1.05 The Revealing Science Of God (21.24)

CD 2
2.01 The Remembering (22.09)
2.02 The Ancient (20.49)
2.03 Ritual (incomplete) (16.51)
2.04 Roundabout (8.32)

Enjoy!

Relayerman

Winter 1974   -   North American Tour          1974 - 02 - 07   >   1974 - 03 - 25

Date 1974 - 02 - 08
Title -
City Miami - Florida, USA
Venue Miami Baseball Stadium
Disc time Disc 1 (1:00:07) - Disc 2 (1:13:58)
Quality - audience recording
Info From the collection of "MVH", uploaded on Dime by Lucifer Burns
Artwork
1.01 Firebird Suite ~ Siberian Khatru (9.45)
1.02 And You And I (10.20)
1.03 Close To The Edge (19.02)
1.04 The Revealing Science Of God (21.00)
2.01 The Remembering (23.09)
2.02 The Ancient (20.39)
2.03 Ritual (22.07)
2.04 Roundabout (8.03)

YES
1974-02-08
Miami Stadium
Miami, Florida

 

Very Good Sounding Almost Complete Audience Recording

Analog 2nd Gen>CDR>EAC>WAV>TLH>FLAC>DIME

From the collection of;"MVH"

Uploaded by; Lucifer Burns

 

Setlist

DISC 1

1.01 Firebird Suite ~ Siberian Khatru (9.45)
1.02 And You And I (10.20)
1.03 Close To The Edge (19.02)
1.04 The Revealing Science Of God (21.00)

DISC 2

2.01 The Remembering (23.09)
2.02 The Ancient (20.39)
2.03 Ritual (22.07)
2.04 Roundabout (8.03)

YES

Jon Anderson- Vocals
Chris Squire- Bass
Steve Howe- Guitar
Rick Wakeman- Keyboards
Alan White- Drums

 

By "popular" demand, here is some more "low Gen" YES recordings.

I will let the artist & their music speak for themsleves.

Comments from YOU, the listener will be much more interesting.

This my way of giving back to all those who have shared and uploaded all their great YES recordings!

Date 1974 - 02 - 08
Title Topographic Ocean View
City Miami - Florida, USA
Venue Miami Baseball Stadium
Disc time Disc 1 (1:03:17) - Disc 2 (1:14:03)
Quality - audience recording
Info Highland HL384/385
Artwork
1.01 Opening (Excerpt From "Firebird Suite") (1.31)
1.02 Siberian Khatru (9.51)
1.03 And You And I (10.26)
1.04 Close To The Edge (19.19)
1.05 The Revealing Science Of God (22.13)
2.01 The Remembering (25.06)
2.02 The Ancient (20.16)
2.03 Ritual (21.37)
2.04 Roundabout (7.51)

Date 1974 - 02 - 09
Title Rick's Tales
City Tampa - Florida, USA
Venue Tampa Stadium
Disc time Disc 1 (0:49:18) - Disc 2 (1:09:31)
Quality - audience recording
Info Missing part in TRSOG at about 12 minutes
Artwork
1.01 Firebird Suite (2.22)
1.02 Siberian Khatru (9.42)
1.03 And You And I (10.13)
1.04 Close To The Edge (20.21)
1.05 Wakeman Solo (6.40)
2.01 The Revealing Science Of God (19.00)
2.02 The Ancient (18.57)
2.03 Ritual (23.20)
2.04 Roundabout (8.14)

Date 1974 - 02 - 13
Title Baltimore Febr 13 1974
City Baltimore - Maryland, USA
Venue Baltimore Civic Center
Disc time 0:39:21
Quality - audience recording
Info Very bad audience recording
Artwork
1.01 Firebird Suite (3.18)
1.02 Siberian Khatru (9.43)
1.03 And You And I (9.51)
1.04 (16.29)
        Close To The Edge (only 6 minutes)
        Wakeman Solo
        The Revealing Science Of God (only first few minutes)

Ripped, converted to .shn, and shared by dave ;]
Received as: 1974, 02-13 - memorex discs
Seeded on Dime Jan 2009 by vs

As always, you can help thank dave ;] for his shares if you'd like, by
keeping the info with the files and the files in their original state.

Please do not sell, or trade as mp3.

Lineage: ?>CDR Trade>EAC>Wav>Shn

Track List:

1.01 Firebird Suite (3.18)
1.02 Siberian Khatru (9.43)
1.03 And You And I (9.51)
1.04 (16.29)
     Close To The Edge (only 6 minutes)
     Wakeman Solo
     The Revealing Science Of God (only first few minutes)

Forgotten Yesterdays info:

Date : Wednesday, February 13, 1974
City : Baltimore, Maryland, United States Of America
Venue : Baltimore Civic Center
Lineup : Jon Anderson (Vocals)
Steve Howe (Guitars)
Chris Squire (Bass)
Rick Wakeman (Keyboards)
Alan White (Drums)

Setlist : Firebird Suite
Siberian Khatru
And You And I
Close To The Edge
Wakeman Solo
The Revealing Science Of God
The Remembering
The Ancient
Ritual
Roundabout

'Starship Trooper' dropped

With : John Martyn

Date 1974 - 02 - 13
Title Baltimore Topography
City Baltimore - Maryland, USA
Venue Baltimore Civic Center
Disc time 0:39:21
Quality - audience recording
Info Very bad audience recording - 40th Anniv. Edition by TheTooleMan, upped on Dime Feb. 2014
Artwork
1.01 Firebird Suite (with gap) (3.18)
1.02 Siberian Khatru (with gap) (9.43)
1.03 And You And I (9.51)
1.04 Close To The Edge (7.36)
1.05 Rick Wakeman Solo (5.22)
1.06 The Revealing Science Of God (with gap) (3.31)

Yes
1974-02-13
Baltimore Civic Center
Baltimore, MD

40th Anniversary Edition

Lineage: unknown recording -> audio CD -> EAC -> TheTooleMan (Sound Forge) -> FLAC

Here is a rarely-seen recording of Yes on their momentous Tales from Topographic Oceans tour. The recording is very rough and has a few lengthy gaps. It probably should be considered "for completists only." It is historically important, however, because it captured a complete Rick Wakeman solo; these solos were only performed in a couple of early shows from the tour. None of the other tracks in this recording is complete.

This is basically the unaltered transfer I received from a collector who has a number of rare recordings. I have only removed one digital click from the first track and broken up track four of the CD into three separate tracks, since it contained parts of three songs.

Tracks:
1. Firebird Suite (with gap) (3:18)
2. Siberian Khatru (with gap) (9:43)
3. And You And I (9:51)
4. Close to the Edge (7:36)
5. Rick Wakeman solo (5:22)
6. The Revealing Science of God (with gap) (3:31)

Date 1974 - 02 - 14
Title Tales From Long Forgotten Yesterdays
City Uniondale - New York, USA
Venue Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Disc time Disc 1 (1:04:28) - Disc 2 (1:15:47)
Quality - audience recording
Info Recorded by Tom on a mono cassette recorder - Mastered by TheTooleMan December 2006
Artwork
1.01 Firebird Suite (3.00)
1.02 Siberian Khatru (9.59)
1.03 And You And I (10.40)
1.04 Close To The Edge (19.58)
1.05 Album Introduction by Jon Anderson (0.42)
1.06 The Revealing Science Of God (part 1) (2.36)
1.07 The Revealing Science Of God (part 2) (17.33)
2.01 Infos by Jon Anderson (0.44)
2.02 The Remembering (23.46)
2.03 The Ancient (part 1) (4.44)
2.04 The Ancient (part 2) (16.14)
2.05 Ritual (22.00)
2.06 Roundabout (8.19)

Yes
Tales From Topographic Oceans tour
Thursday, February 14, 1974
Uniondale, New York
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum

Lineup :
Jon Anderson (Vocals)
Steve Howe (Guitars)
Chris Squire (Bass)
Rick Wakeman (Keyboards)
Alan White (Drums)

Disc 1:
1.01 Firebird Suite (3.00)
1.02 Siberian Khatru (9.59)
1.03 And You And I (10.40)
1.04 Close To The Edge (19.58)
1.05 Album Introduction by Jon Anderson (0.42)
1.06 The Revealing Science Of God (part 1) (2.36)
1.07 The Revealing Science Of God (part 2) (17.33)

Disc 2:
2.01 Comments by Jon Anderson (0.44)
2.02 The Remembering (23.46)
2.03 The Ancient (part 1) (4.44)
2.04 The Ancient (part 2) (16.14)
2.05 Ritual (22.00)
2.06 Roundabout (8.19)

Recorded by Tom on a Sony mono cassette recorder with built-in mic
(Yours Is No Disgrace was played as a second encore at this show, but was not recorded by Tom)
Tape transfer by Joey 11/2006
Mastered for CD by TheTooleMan 12/2006

I was excited and honored when Fred contacted me with news that his friend Tom had an uncirculated recording of a Yes concert which was thought to have never been recorded. Would I like to have a shot at mastering it and presenting it to the world? YES!

Fred sent me a copy of the recording that was made on a stand-alone CD recorder. While the audio quality was good, I was disappointed to find that the original tapes have considerable speed irregularities, probably resulting from low batteries.

The original tapes were transferred again by Joey, who created a 24-bit 48 kHz digital version. I applied speed correction, EQ, and dynamics with Sound Forge and Vegas.

Considerable work went into correcting the random speed changes, and I could probably spend the rest of my life correcting every minor speed fluctuation in this recording. While I was able to fix most of the major problems, some wow and flutter remains. Roundabout suffers the most, and was very difficult to correct. I added an effect to the end of the song to characterize the exhausted batteries dying on the final note.

Now for the even more exciting news: Fred also recorded the same show. It will be seeing the light of day soon, after 30 years of storage. I am hopeful it will be of better quality overall, although this recording is quite listenable as it is now.

TheTooleMan
December 2, 2006

Date 1974 - 02 - 15
Title Tales From New Haven
City New Haven - Connecticut, USA
Venue New Haven Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Disc time Disc 1 (1:07:07) - Disc 2 (0:54:47)
Quality - audience recording
Info -
Artwork
1.01 Firebird Suite (2.55)
1.02 Siberian Khatru (10.35)
1.03 And You And I (10.55)
1.04 Close To The Edge (20.14)
1.05 The Revealing Science Of God (tape flip) (22.28)
2.01 The Remembering (24.55)
2.02 The Ancient (21.56)
2.03 Ritual (partial) (7.56)

Date 1974 - 02 - 15
Title New Haven 40th Anniversary Remaster
City New Haven - Connecticut, USA
Venue New Haven Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Disc time Disc 1 (1:05:13) - Disc 2 (0:53:14)
Quality - audience recording
Info TheTooleMan, February, 2014
Artwork
1.01 Firebird Suite (2.51)
1.02 Siberian Khatru (10.16)
1.03 And You And I (10.54)
1.04 Close To The Edge (19.22)
1.05 The Revealing Science Of God (tape flip) (21.50)
2.01 The Remembering (25.20)
2.02 The Ancient (20.11)
2.03 Ritual (incomplete) (7.43)

YES
February 15, 1974 (Friday)
Veterans Memorial Coliseum
New Haven, Connecticut, USA

40th anniversary remaster

Jon Anderson - vocals & percussion & stuff
Steve Howe - guitars & vocals
Chris Squire - bass & timpani
Alan White - drums & percussion
Rick Wakeman - keyboards

Lineage: unknown recording gear -> unknown generation tape -> audio CD's -> EAC -> Sound Forge -> FLAC

I have had the CD's of this show for over a decade, but never spent much time with it due to the truncated "Ritual" and missing "Roundabout." But the recording is good overall, and with a little pitch correction and equalization this dusty jewel shines.

JB torrented a different transfer of this show. Here is some of what he said about it:

"One of the overlooked gems of the tour, likely because it was recorded with less-than-stellar equipment on a single 120min cassette. (For those going back that far this means Low Bias)
There are some rough spots near the leader as the tape flips in RSOG and the whole thing cuts off shortly into Ritual, but everything else is there and clear enough for the tales aficionado to enjoy. Certainly the performance of the Remembering tonight will indeed make it worth your time."

I compared JB's 2008 torrented FLAC files with my audio CD's and decided to use the audio CD's for this edition. They may be from a lower generation tape, but I'm pretty sure they are not from the same line as his.

Enjoy!
TheTooleMan
February, 2014

For more information about the show, including memories posted by those who attended it, see
http://forgotten-yesterdays.com/dates.asp?qtourid=5&qdateid=165

Tracks:
Firebird Suite
Siberian Khatru
And You And I
Close to the Edge
The Revealing Science of God
The Remembering
The Ancient
Ritual (incomplete)

Date 1974 - 02 - 16
Title Tales Of The Spectrum
City Philadelphia - Pennsylvania, USA
Venue Spectrum Arena
Disc time Disc 1 (0:39:59) - Disc 2 (1:11:33)
Quality - audience recording
Info Afternoon show - Remastered by TheTooleMan 2002
Artwork
1.01 Firebird Suite (0.48)
1.02 Siberian Khatru (9.56)
1.03 And You And I (10.05)
1.04 Close to the Edge (19.10)
2.01 The Revealing Science Of God (22.39)
2.02 Ritual (24.28)
2.03 Roundabout (9.19)
2.04 Yours Is No Disgrace (15.07)

Date 1974 - 02 - 16
Title Mood For An Afternoon
City Philadelphia - Pennsylvania, USA
Venue Spectrum Arena
Disc time Disc 1 (1:01:01) - Disc 2 (0:49:47)
Quality - audience recording
Info Afternoon show - Remastered by TheTooleMan 2009
Artwork
1.01 Firebird Suite (0.48)
1.02 Siberian Khatru (9.55)
1.03 And You And I (9.54)
1.04 Close To The Edge (20.27)
1.05 The Revealing Science Of God (19.57)
2.01 Ritual (25.07)
2.02 Roundabout (9.25)
2.03 Yours Is No Disgrace (15.15)

Yes
The Spectrum
Philadelphia, PA
February 16, 1974
Afternoon show

35th Anniversary Edition

Lineage: Audience -> tape copy (at least one) -> CD -> EAC -> Sound Forge -> FLAC

This is the first of two shows Yes played on February 16, 1974. The shortened set doesn't hurt the performances at all. In fact, the boys should probably have played more afternoon shows, as they sound really great! Steve Howe really burns his guitar on the second encore, after the audience refused to let them go following Roundabout.

Audio quality is good. The remaster fixed a few gaps and cuts, some hum, and some crazy volume level changes.

Wish I'd been there for this one!

TheTooleMan
February 20, 2009

Yes:
Jon Anderson
Chris Squire
Steve Howe
Rick Wakeman
Alan White

Tracks:

Disk 1
1.01 Firebird Suite (0.48)
1.02 Siberian Khatru (9.55)
1.03 And You And I (9.54)
1.04 Close to the Edge (20.27)
1.05 The Revealing Science of God (19.57)

Disk 2
2.01 Ritual (25.07)
2.02 Roundabout (9.25)
2.03 Yours Is No Disgrace (15.15)

Date 1971 > 1974 - 02 - 17
Title Interviews 1971 - 1974
City -
Venue -
Disc time Disc 1 (0:35:39) - Disc 2 (0:47:17)
Quality - radio / TV broadcast recordings
Info From Relayerman
Artwork
1.01 1971-xx-xx (0.33)
        Jon Anderson anti-drug message (sounds like he was stoned when he made this)
1.02 1971-07-09 (10.51)
        Ed Sciaky with Jon, Steve and Bill on the eve of their 1st US tour. Sciaky caught up with         them after they landed in Philadelphia, as they were en route to Wildwood, NJ, to open up for         Jethro Tull.
1.03 1971-10-03 (24.15)
        Yes 'Sounding Out' TV show recorded literally with a mic in front of the TV by the taper
2.01 1972-08-15 (12.04)
        Jon with Ed Sciaky during the tour for Close To The Edge, discussing the history of the band, up         to, and including, Close To The Edge.
2.02 1972-09-02? (13.53)
        Close To The Edge songbook bonus record with Jon, Rick, Chris, Alan & Eddy Offord
2.03 1973-03-26 (10.46)
        Jon and Rick (Sydney, Australia)
2.04 1974-02-17 (10.34)
        Jon With Ed Sciaky during the tour for Tales From Topographic Oceans. Jon provides great detail         about the meaning of the album TFTO. Interestingly, some of the background noise includes         Steve Howe playing the acoustic section of The Ancient.

Date 1974 - 02 - 18
Title Madison Square Garden
City New York City - New York, USA
Venue Madison Square Garden
Disc time Disc 1 (1:01:43) - Disc 2 (1:14:32)
Quality - audience recording
Info Remixed and remastered by Shaun Toole, January 2002
Artwork
1.01 Firebird Suite (2.26)
1.02 Siberian Khatru (10.24)
1.03 And You And I (10.20)
1.04 Close To The Edge (18.47)
1.05 The Revealing Science Of God (19.46)
2.01 The Remembering (24.42)
2.02 The Ancient (19.31)
2.03 Ritual (21.45)
2.04 Roundabout (Cobo Hall, Detroit, 1974-02-27) (8.34)

Date 1974 - 02 - 18
Title -
City New York City - New York, USA
Venue Madison Square Garden
Disc time Disc 1 (1:01:58) - Disc 2 (1:01:45)
Quality - audience recording
Info Complete concert without encore
Artwork
1.01 Firebird Suite (2.31)
1.02 Siberian Khatru (10.05)
1.03 And You And I (10.02)
1.04 Close To The Edge (18.08)
1.05 The Revealing Science Of God (21.12)
2.01 The Remembering (22.57)
2.02 The Ancient (18.36)
2.03 Ritual (20.12)

Yes
Madison Square Garden
New York City
February 18, 1974

Complete concert (sans encore)!

Lineage: aud -> tape copies (at least one generation) -> audio CD -> SHN -> EAC -> FLAC

NO MASTERING OR OTHER ATTEMPTS TO IMPROVE THIS RECORDING HAVE BEEN ATTEMPTED.

Audio quality aside, this tape documents a couple of interesting events for a Yes concert. The poor Firebird crashes and burns at the end of track one - a very inauspicious beginning to an otherwise great concert! Then, after Siberian Khatru, Jon asks the audience to stop using firecrackers. "It's very dangerous," he warns. But there are a couple of audible pops later in the show.

(If anyone attended this concert and can verify the date that these events took place, please post a comment or contact me. Though it is commonly believed that this recording is from the show of February 18, 1974, it is possible that this show took place on February 20.)

We are lucky to have another recording of this concert, of much better quality, from another taper who was situated closer to the stage. (See the "YesSongs 2.1" torrent at http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=236980) If only that taper had recorded the rest of the show, too...

For some time, there was confusion about whether the first four tracks of this show were recorded on February 18 or February 20. It was finally resolved, after considerable discussion, that the tracks were part of the February 18 show. So we now have the following recordings of Yes at Madison Square Garden in February, 1974:

February 18 - complete show sans encore (this recording)
February 18 - four Tales tracks only (YesSongs 2, YesSongs 2.1, The Affirmatives)
February 20 - four Tales tracks only (to be seeded on February 20, 2009)

Who knows - maybe the original recording that was copied for this one will turn up eventually, without the wobbly speed problems.

WARNING: take your sea-sickness pills before you listen to this recording. Its drastic speed fluctuations have been known to induce vomiting.

Yes:
Jon Anderson
Chris Squire
Steve Howe
Rick Wakeman
Alan White

Tracks:

Disk 1
1.01 Firebird Suite (2.31)
1.02 Siberian Khatru (10.05)
1.03 And You And I (10.02)
1.04 Close To The Edge (18.08)
1.05 The Revealing Science O
f God (21.12)

Disk 2
2.01 The Remembering (22.57)
2.02 The Ancient (18.36)
2.03 Ritual (20.12)

Date 1974 - 02 - 18
Title Songs From Topographic Oceans
City New York City - New York, USA
Venue Madison Square Garden
Disc time Disc 1 (0:43:51) - Disc 2 (0:41:49)
Quality - audience recording
Info Tales only   -   mono recording
Artwork
1.01 The Revealing Science Of God (20.12)
1.02 Te Remembering (23.39)
2.01 The Ancient (19.36)
2.02 Ritual (22.13)

Yes

Jon Anderson- vocals
Steve Howe- guitar
Rick Wakeman- keyboards
Chris Squire- bass
Alan White- drums

Madison Square Garden
New York City, N.Y. U.S.A.
February 18, 1974

performance quality: A- a nice Tales show
recording quality: a solid B, very good mono audience, up close, everything comes through clearly
unknown lineage (probably 1st or 2nd generation)

runtime: 85:42

1: the revealing science of God
2: the remembering
3: the ancient
4: ritual

comments:
This is essentially the whole Tales part of this concert (missing everything before and after which I suspect would be firebird suite, siberian khatru, and you and I, roundabout.) Probably recorded on a mono Sony cassette deck, quality is not bad for this era, taper was fairly close up, there are edits before and after each song but they're all complete. This is one of my favorite Tales shows and the sound is pretty good for a hockey arena show.

I got this in a trade many years ago on 1 full 90 min. cassette. There may be a completer version of this out there but I haven't seen this one on dime yet, so here it is, in honor of the Giant Upset in Superbowl 42, a good NY show from a Giant band. (although they may not know what a "touchdown" means.)

Guess I'm a little late for that but oh well, better 2 months late than not at all. This taper didn't get the whole concert, but managed to get all 4 of the highlights of it (imho) complete, which is a nice thing.

If this show has been posted on dime before, this source has likely not been posted before (at least from my tape). I think most will find the sound quality pretty nice here. it's one of the nicer sounding recordings and shows I've heard of TFTO Yes, the band sounds focused, together and inspired.

do not sell this recording.
Trade freely/losslessly/gaplessly.
nobody wants to hear eMPty3 tales
in a world full of.. you know what...

Date 1974 - 02 - 18
Title The Affirmatives (Vinyl rip)
City New York City - New York, USA
Venue Madison Square Garden
Disc time Disc 1 (0:42:11) - Disc 2 (0:38:46)
Quality - audience recording
Info Vinyl Rip @ 16bit 44kHz - Chance Records YEP-21874 - Photo on the cover is from 90125 Tour
Artwork
1.01 The Revealing Science of God (20:45)
1.02 The Remembering (Fades out towards end) (21.26)
2.01 The Ancient (17.58)
2.02 Ritual (20.48)
Music : Rock : Lossless

Yes - The Affirmatives / Live at Madison Square Garden (Feb 18, 1974)

~ Tales from Topographic Oceans Live 1974 ~

Label and catalog number: Chance Records YEP-21874

Vinyl Rip @ 16bit 44kHz




Yes - The Affirmatives / Live at Madison Square Garden (Feb 18, 1974)
from home.netcom.com/~zmoq/
Reasonable sounding, solid performance of all of the songs from Tales from Topographic Oceans from the original Tales tour.
The cover features a photo of the 90125 band (??!!) standing onstage, and "THE AFFIRMATIVES" in large lettering across the top. The photograph only pictures Rabin, Anderson, White and Squire. However, this is a portion of the show from Madison Square Garden recorded on February 18, 1974.
For some strange reason, no soundboard recording from the Tales tour has surfaced yet. Considering that only audience recordings were available, the bootleggers that made The Affirmatives/Live at MSG at least chose a good source and did this right. There are no cuts in the middle of songs (unlike Live at Long Beach), and no annoying swishiness (unlike the recording of a Detroit show on 2/28/74). The only problem is the slightly pre-mature fadeout on "The Remembering".
Since the officially-released Yessongs and Yesshows denied us the opportunity to hear Tales music during its original public rollout, this one is the only game in town for fans of Tales. While it is possible to find more compelling performances of "The Ancient" (Philly '79) and "Ritual" (Roosevelt Stadium '76), all things considered, this is a good addition to one's Yes record collection.

~~ Again, this is an unofficial live release. The sound quality is not sonically amazing, but definetly good for what it is and thoroughly enjoyable for any fans of this era of Yes ~~

SIDE ONE
01 The Revealing Science of God (20:45)

SIDE TWO
02 The Remembering (21:27) (Fades out towards end)

SIDE THREE
03 The Ancient (17:59)

SIDE FOUR
04 Ritual (20:48)

****************
My 57th vinyl rip!!!

The vinyl transfer was done using a Gemini PT-1000 turntable with a Stanton 680EL cartridge through a Parasound P/PH-100 Phono Pre-amp into my computer. No EQ nor any post-processing. I am not attempting to remove any clicks and pops, fortunately, this album has very little audible noise.

Date 1974 - 02 - 18
Title YesSongs 2
City New York City - New York, USA
Venue Madison Square Garden
Disc time Disc 1 (0:45:44) - Disc 2 (0:42:07)
Quality - audience recording
Info -
Artwork
1.01 Introduction (2.07)
1.02 The Revealing Science Of God (19.46)
1.03 Introduction (0.31)
1.04 The Remembering (23.20)
2.01 Introduction (0.50)
2.02 The Ancient (19.01)
2.03 Introduction (0.28)
2.04 Ritual (21.48)

Yes
Madison Square Garden
New York City
1974-02-18

"YesSongs2"

Recorded by: unknown
Remastered by: TheTooleMan January, 2005
Art by TheTooleMan (with involuntary contributions by Roger Dean)

There are two recordings of this show: one contains the entire concert except the encore, but it has several cuts in the music, lousy sound quality, and terrible speed problems. You become sea-sick from the constant pitch changes. This may seem appropriate for a live recording of Tales from Topographic Oceans, but it isn't desirable.

The other recording is this one. The bad news is that it only includes the four tracks from the new Yes album of early 1974, but the good news is that the quality is very good. The tape appears to have been made up close to the stage, a good thing since music recorded from across the arena at Madison Square Garden echoes like a sewer pipe.

There is a little distortion in the original recording. At some points the bass overrides the rest of the sound, and in a few cases the audio is overdriven, either from the sound system or the recorder. None of this is too severe, and I minimized it as much as possible through the remastering process. There is also some tape hiss apparent in quieter parts of the music. Noise reduction was used sparingly to reduce this noise, but not enough to significantly lower the high-frequency response of the original tape.

This same recording was used for the vinyl double album bootleg "The Affirmatives," though the quality of the tape copy used for that pressing ran too fast and sounded like an AM radio tuned off-center. On that album, The Remembering was faded out before it ended. On this copy of the tape, it runs to the end of the song.

The taper missed part of the introduction to The Ancient. I substituted the lower-quality tape here, as it contained the full introduction.

Usually, I undersell my remasters as I don't like hype and prefer people to listen and draw their own conclusions. I like to tell you all the little wrinkles and imperfections in the source so you know I didn't overlook them or cause the sound to be worse than the original. In this case, and modesty aside, I will say that this remastered recording will blow your hair off.

Yes stopped playing all four sides of Tales after their Detroit show on February 28, 1974. Considering that this is the best recording of a complete live performance of the double album, I took the liberty of naming it as if it was the intended follow-up to their live triple disk vinyl album, "YesSongs."

I give you "YesSongs 2"

TheTooleMan
January, 2005

Yes are:
Jon Anderson: vocals
Chris Squire: bass
Steve Howe: guitars
Rick Wakeman: keyboards
Alan White: drums

Tracks:
1.01 Introduction (2.07)
1.02 The Revealing Science Of God (19.46)
1.03 Introduction (0.31)
1.04 The Remembering (23.20)

2.01 Introduction (0.50)
2.02 The Ancient (19.01)
2.03 Introduction (0.28)
2.04 Ritual (21.48)

Date 1974 - 02 - 18
Title YesSongs 2.1
City New York City - New York, USA
Venue Madison Square Garden
Disc time Disc 1 (0:45:56) - Disc 2 (0:41:56)
Quality - audience recording
Info Upgrade to YesSongs 2 by TheTooleMan Feb. 2009, celebrating the 35th anniv. of this concert
Artwork
1.01 Introduction (2.00)
1.02 The Revealing Science of God (19.56)
1.03 The Remembering (24.00)
2.01 The Ancient (20.08)
2.02 Ritual (21.48)

Yes
Madison Square Garden
New York City
February 18, 1974

YesSongs 2.1: an upgrade to YesSongs 2, celebrating the 35th anniversary of this concert.

Source: low-gen audience recording seeded by Glasnostrd19 on Dimeadozen -> Sound Forge and Vegas -> FLAC

Dedicated to Jon Anderson and Chris Squire, the founding members of Yes, who are both ailing and off the road as of this writing.

This copy of the recording has an incredible crispness not found in the other copies I've owned. (To think I've been mastering copies of this recording for over 10 years now. The first was a cassette copy of the vinyl LP "The Affirmatives," which ran too fast and had a fade-out of the end of "The Remembering." I plugged the cassette player into a light socket connected to a dimmer and got it close to the right speed.)

Thanks to Mr. Glasnostrd19 for the great tape.

Unfortunately, this one isn't perfect, either, but we're getting there.

Have some tea, and enjoy.

TheTooleMan
February 18, 2009
(the 35th anniversary of this tremendous experience)

Yes:
Jon Anderson
Chris Squire
Steve Howe
Rick Wakeman
Alan White

Tracks:

1.01 Introduction (2.00)
1.02 The Revealing Science of God (19.56)
1.03 The Remembering (24.00)

2.01 The Ancient (20.08)
2.02 Ritual (21.48)

Date 1974 - 02 - 20
Title -
City New York City - New York, USA
Venue Madison Square Garden
Disc time Disc 1 (0:44:18) - Disc 2 (0:42:24)
Quality - audience recording
Info Remastered by TheTooleMan, Feb. 2009
Artwork
1.01 The Revealing Science Of God (21.50)
1.02 The Remembering (22.28)
2.01 The Ancient (20.36)
2.02 Ritual (21.48)

Yes
Madison Square Garden
New York City
February 20, 1974

Celebrating the 35th anniversary of this concert.

Source: low-gen audience recording -> Sound Forge and Vegas -> FLAC

Dedicated to Jon Anderson and Chris Squire, the founding members of Yes, who are both ailing and off the road as of this writing.

This is a good recording - not as good as the Tales-only "YesSongs 2.1" tape of February 18, 1974, but much better than the full-concert recording of that date. I did some mastering work on this recording in 2003, but I changed the EQ a bit and corrected the pitch when I dusted it off yesterday. Overall, it's a good, solid recording, "B" quality, and not overly reverberant for a tape made in Madison Square Garden. It would probably get a lot more circulation if it wasn't for the much better recording from two days earlier.

Enjoy the "alternate takes."

TheTooleMan
February 20, 2009

Yes:
Jon Anderson
Chris Squire
Steve Howe
Rick Wakeman
Alan White

Tracks:

1.01 The Revealing Science Of God (21.50)
1.02 The Remembering (22.28)

2.01 The Ancient (20.36)
2.02 Ritual (21.48)

Date 1974 - 02 - 20
Title More Tales From MSG
City New York City - New York, USA
Venue Madison Square Garden
Disc time Disc 1 (0:44:07) - Disc 2 (0:42:58)
Quality - audience recording
Info Remastered by Shaun Toole, July 2003 - Upped on Dime by arthurking, 2011
Artwork
1.01 The Revealing Science Of God (21.39)
1.02 The Remembering (22.28)
2.01 The Ancient (20.53)
2.02 Ritual (22.05)

Liner Notes: Untitled

Title : More Tales from MSG CD1
Artist : Yes
Copyright : 2003

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UPC/MCN : (None)

Track Index In Out Length ISRC Name
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1 1 00:00:00:00 00:21:39:08 00:21:39:08 The Revealing Science of God
2 1 00:21:39:08 00:44:07:14 00:22:28:06 The Remembering
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Title : More Tales from MSG CD2
Artist : Yes
Copyright : 2003

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UPC/MCN : (None)

Track Index In Out Length ISRC Name
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1 1 00:00:00:00 00:20:53:53 00:20:53:53 The Ancient
2 1 00:20:53:53 00:42:59:38 00:22:05:60 Ritual
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1.01 The Revealing Science Of God (21.39)
1.02 The Remembering (22.28)

2.01 The Ancient (20.53)
2.02 Ritual (22.05)

This recording and the Madison Square Garden 2/18/74 recording are commonly confused. There are two recordings of 2/18/74 - one a better quality Tales-only set, and one lower-quality recording of the complete show. The lower-quality version has speed problems which worsen as the show goes on, until by the time you reach Ritual you will be sea-sick. The first part of the lower-quality recording has been joined to this recording, and had led some to believe there was a complete recording of the 2/20/74 concert. However, this is not so. These four tracks are all that exists of the 2/20/74 show... as of my knowledge at this date.

Engineer : Shaun Toole

Comments :

Remastered by Shaun Toole 7/2003

Date 1974 - 02 - 22
Title Tales From Maple Leaf Gardens
City Toronto - Ontario, Canada
Venue Maple Leaf Gardens
Disc time Disc 1 (1:03:59) - Disc 2 (1:04:32)
Quality - audience recording
Info -
Artwork
1.01 Firebird Suite (2.20)
1.02 Siberian Khatru (10.27)
1.03 And You And I (10.05)
1.04 Close To The Edge (19.07)
1.05 The Revealing Science Of God (22.00)
2.01 The Remembering (22.04)
2.02 The Ancient (20.30)
2.03 Ritual (21.58)

Date 1974 - 02 - 25
Title Bob Harris Show, February 25, 1974
City London - England, UK
Venue BBC Studios
Disc time 0:20:31
Quality - FM recording
Info Top Gear with Bob Harris, recorded 1973-11-01, broadcasted 1974-02-25
Artwork
1.01 The Revealing Science Of God (20.31)

Yes
BBC FM Radio
Bob Harris Show
1973

Lineage:

FM --> Unknown --> Maxell UD35-90 7 1/2ips 1/4 track (Revox B77) --> Tascam CD-RW2000 -->EAC --> CDWAV --> FLAC

1. Revealing Science of God (Dance of the Dawn)

Heads were aligned for optimum playback. I never used noise reduction.

As with all Digital releases, this is for free trade or blank media trade only.
Not to be bought or sold. Keep the spirit of trading alive and well.
Nothing has been edited out or EQ'd.

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

Additional info:

Venue : BBC Studios - (TOPOGRAPHIC SESSION)
Lineup :
Jon Anderson (Vocals)
Steve Howe (Guitars)
Chris Squire (Bass)
Rick Wakeman (Keyboards)
Alan White (Drums)
Setlist : Dance Of The Dawn
The Remembering
The Ancient
The Revealing Science Of God

reviews (Post Review)
David Dunnington & Shoji Yamada:

The Complete Guide to Yes BBC Sessions
Copyright © 1997 David Dunnington & Shoji Yamada.
All rights reserved.
(Used with permission)
Dance Of The Dawn:
Broadcast 11/10, 1973 (ROCK ON)

The Remembering:
Broadcast 01/17, 1974 (ALAN FREEMAN SHOW)

Ritual
Broadcast 01/24, 1974 (ROCK ON)

The Revealing Science Of God
Broadcast 02/25, 1974 (BOB HARRIS SHOW)

Date 1974 - 02 - 26
Title Boston Garden
City Boston - Massachusetts, USA
Venue Boston Garden
Disc time Disc 1 (1:06:04) - Disc 2 (1:19:12)
Quality - audience recording
Info Recorded and transferred directly from the master tape by Steve Hopkins - Mono recording
Artwork
1.01 Firebird Suite (3.02)
1.02 Siberian Khatru (10.28)
1.03 And You And I (10.22)
1.04 Close To The Edge (20.50)
1.05 The Revealing Science Of God (tape flip @ 18.44) (21.23)
2.01 The Remembering (23.33)
2.02 The Ancient (20.11)
2.03 Ritual (tape flip @ 17.23) (22.56)
2.04 Ovation (3.40)
2.05 Roundabout (8.52)

There are 2 other torrents of this show presently on the tracker:
http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=135648
http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=170829
Although neither notes a specific origin, one or both
may possibly derive from this master.

This torrent is a fresh transfer directly from the master tape.

YES
February 26, 1974 Tuesday
Boston Garden,
Boston, MA. USA

Audience Mono
Sony TC-55 with built in condenser mic and auto level control
Nakamichi MR-1 > Tascam DA-20 > Tascam CD-RW900
Master Cassette > DAT > CD > EAC > FLAC
Azimuth aligned; no noise reduction, processing or EQ
Total Time - 145:20
Recorded and transferred by Steve Hopkins

Disc One 66:04
1.01 Firebird Suite (3.02)
1.02 Siberian Khatru (10.28)
1.03 And You And I (10.22)
1.04 Close To The Edge (20.50)
1.05 The Revealing Science Of God (tape flip @ 18.44) (21.23)

Disc Two 79:12
2.01 The Remembering (23.33)
2.02 The Ancient (20.11)
2.03 Ritual (tape flip @ 17.23) (22.56)
2.04 Ovation (3.40)
2.05 Roundabout (8.52)

Jon Anderson
Steve Howe
Chris Squire
Rick Wakeman
Alan White

http://db.etree.org/lookup_show.php?shows_key=29019

PLEASE DO NOT BUY OR SELL THIS RECORDING
FOR FREE TRADE ONLY - SHARE THE MUSIC

Date 1974 - 02 - 26
Title Boston Garden - Dan Lampinski 16-bit / 44.1 KHz
City Boston - Massachusetts, USA
Venue Boston Garden
Disc time Disc 1 (1:05:23) - Disc 2 (1:17:24)
Quality - audience recording
Info Master audience recording taped by Dan Lampinski, mastered and FLAC'ed by Carl Morstadt
Artwork
1.01 Firebird Suite (2.53)
1.02 Siberian Khatru (10.34)
1.03 And You And I (10.26)
1.04 Close To The Edge (spliced) (19.21)
1.05 The Revealing Science Of God (spliced) (22.09)
2.01 The Remembering (22.52)
2.02 The Ancient (spliced) (19.56)
2.03 Ritual (spliced) (26.15)
2.04 Roundabout (8.21)

Yes
Boston Garden
Boston, MA
26 February 1974

Master audience recording taped by Dan Lampinski

CD1: 1:05:23
1.01 Firebird Suite (2.53)
1.02 Siberian Khatru (10.34)
1.03 And You And I (10.26)
1.04 Close To The Edge (spliced) (19.21)
1.05 The Revealing Science Of God (spliced) (22.09)

CD2: 1:17:24
2.01 The Remembering (22.52)
2.02 The Ancient (spliced) (19.56)
2.03 Ritual (spliced) (26.15)
2.04 Roundabout (8.21)

 

unknown model dictation style Tape Recorder
External Mono Microphone
Scotch cassettes

Mastered and FLAC'ed by Carl Morstadt (dantalion8@yahoo.com)

Master Cassette ->
Nakamichi CR-3A cassette deck with azimuth correction ->
M-Audio Firewire Audiophile 2496 ->
CDWAV 24-bit/96-KHz wav files ->
Goldwave (normalizing and crossfades) ->
CDWAV (track breaks) ->
dBpowerAMP Audio Converter (24-bit/96-KHz wav files converted to
16-bit/44.1 KHz wav files) ->
FLAC Front End (FLAC 8 with sector boundary alignment)
FLAC files tagged with Foobar2000 Live Show Tagger

No EQ'ing.

A 24-bit/96-KHz flac24 version of this recording is also available.

Warning/Disclaimer: This recording should not be confused with the series labelled "The Dan Lampinski Tapes Volume XX". This recording represents part of Dan's earliest efforts to capture the live concert experience for posterity, hence the series name "Dan Lampinski - The Early Years Volume XX". Given the very consistent high quality of Dan's later work, it would have been easy to blow off these recordings and consign them to the dustbin of history, but there are quite a few captures in the series that are well worth circulating, if not for their rarity, but for the obsessive collector types (we know who we are) that want every single second of any recordings of their favourite musicians. So please, just accept these recordings for what they are, another part of the tapestry we weave when we collect and share such things.

Since Dan never traded copies of his recordings, they are all essentially uncirculated. Some copies were made for friends, but these releases are the first time most of these recordings have ever seen the light of day, and are direct from his master cassettes. No EQ'ing has been done to any of the transfers. Feel free to EQ, matrix, patch, etc and re-post if you like, just give Dan credit for the original recording.

Dan was very meticulous about taking good care of his tapes and is very pleased that these recordings will now circulate among the trading community. Please honour his kindness and generosity by sharing these recordings freely.

The transfers are available as 16bit/44.1KHz flac files suitable for CD burning, and also as 24bit/96KHz flac files for those who prefer the higher resolution.

Always remember - the more generous you are with your music, the more it comes back to you.

Kev & Carl
November 2010

Date 1974 - 02 - 26
Title Boston Garden - Dan Lampinski 24-bit / 96 KHz
City Boston - Massachusetts, USA
Venue Boston Garden
Disc time Disc 1 (1:05:23) - Disc 2 (1:17:24)
Quality - audience recording
Info Master audience recording taped by Dan Lampinski, mastered and FLAC'ed by Carl Morstadt
Artwork
1.01 Firebird Suite (2.53)
1.02 Siberian Khatru (10.34)
1.03 And You And I (10.26)
1.04 Close To The Edge (spliced) (19.21)
1.05 The Revealing Science Of God (spliced) (22.09)
2.01 The Remembering (22.52)
2.02 The Ancient (spliced) (19.56)
2.03 Ritual (spliced) (26.15)
2.04 Roundabout (8.21)

Yes
Boston Garden
Boston, MA
26 February 1974

Master audience recording taped by Dan Lampinski

DVD1: 1:05:23
1.01 Firebird Suite (2.53)
1.02 Siberian Khatru (10.34)
1.03 And You And I (10.26)
1.04 Close To The Edge (spliced) (19.21)
1.05 The Revealing Science Of God (spliced) (22.09)

DVD2: 1:17:24
2.01 The Remembering (22.52)
2.02 The Ancient (spliced) (19.56)
2.03 Ritual (spliced) (26.15)
2.04 Roundabout (8.21)

 

unknown model dictation style Tape Recorder
External Mono Microphone
Scotch cassettes

Mastered and FLAC'ed by Carl Morstadt (dantalion8@yahoo.com)

Master Cassette ->
Nakamichi CR-3A cassette deck with azimuth correction ->
M-Audio Firewire Audiophile 2496 ->
CDWAV 24-bit/96-KHz wav files ->
Goldwave (normalizing and crossfades) ->
CDWAV (track breaks) ->
FLAC Front End (FLAC 8)
FLAC files tagged with Foobar2000 Live Show Tagger

No EQ'ing.

A 16-bit/44.1-KHz flac16 version of this recording is also available.

 

Warning/Disclaimer: This recording should not be confused with the series labelled "The Dan Lampinski Tapes Volume XX". This recording represents part of Dan's earliest efforts to capture the live concert experience for posterity, hence the series name "Dan Lampinski - The Early Years Volume XX". Given the very consistent high quality of Dan's later work, it would have been easy to blow off these recordings and consign them to the dustbin of history, but there are quite a few captures in the series that are well worth circulating, if not for their rarity, but for the obsessive collector types (we know who we are) that want every single second of any recordings of their favourite musicians. So please, just accept these recordings for what they are, another part of the tapestry we weave when we collect and share such things.

Since Dan never traded copies of his recordings, they are all essentially uncirculated. Some copies were made for friends, but these releases are the first time most of these recordings have ever seen the light of day, and are direct from his master cassettes. No EQ'ing has been done to any of the transfers. Feel free to EQ, matrix, patch, etc and re-post if you like, just give Dan credit for the original recording.

Dan was very meticulous about taking good care of his tapes and is very pleased that these recordings will now circulate among the trading community. Please honour his kindness and generosity by sharing these recordings freely.

The transfers are available as 16bit/44.1KHz flac files suitable for CD burning, and also as 24bit/96KHz flac files for those who prefer the higher resolution.

Always remember - the more generous you are with your music, the more it comes back to you.

Kev & Carl
November 2010

Date 1974 - 02 - 26
Title The Boston Tea-FTO Party
City Boston - Massachusetts, USA
Venue Boston Garden
Disc time Disc 1 (1:05:55) - Disc 2 (1:18:17)
Quality - audience recording
Info A YesSMT Production - Remastered by Shaun Toole, January 2004
Artwork
1.01 Firebird Suite (2.56)
1.02 Siberian Khatru (10.26)
1.03 And You And I (10.18)
1.04 Close To The Edge (20.23)
1.05 Prelude To Topographic Oceans (1.27)
1.06 The Revealing Science Of God: Dance Of The Dawn (20.25)
2.01 The Remembering: High The Memory (23.14)
2.02 The Ancient: Giants Under The Sun (19.59)
2.03 Ritual: Nous Sommes Du Soleil (26.22)
2.04 Roundabout (8.42)

Yes
Boston Garden
Boston, MA
1974-02-26

"The Boston Tea-FTO Party" (get it? TFTO? clever, aren't I!)

Source: much-better alternate audience recording which surfaced in late 2003 -> Matt Putzel -> G. Pisano -> TheTooleMan -> Sound Forge and other of TheTooleMan's Toys -> Audio CD -> EAC -> FLAC

If you have JUST ONE recording of Yes in Boston on 1974-02-26, THIS AIN'T IT. You know the lyrics in "The Remembering" which say, "Alternate hue, alternate hue..." Well, this is ALTERNATE TAPE!!!

Matt Putzel unearthed this one from whomever had it buried in their treasure chest over the years. This recording has more substance than the more widely-circulated but thin-sounding version you already have.

The concert is one of the best performances of the Tales shows, and this is one of the best-sounding of all the live Tales tapes. Yes was in full swing with the Tales tracks, the concerts were going sort of like clockwork, Wakeman was drinking himself blind, the audience was yelling for Roundabout after the first song... what more can you ask for?

The band stopped playing "The Remembering" at the end of February, caving in to demands for more familiar material, so this is one of the last live performances of that track. It's also one of the best, with fewer Wakeman fuck-ups. Too bad they dropped it, since it's my favorite of the "Tales."

Mr. Putzel had patched the gaps in this recording using the more widely-circulated version. I asked for a copy of the unpatched master, but he could not provide one. (I would still like a copy of the unaltered master. I think George P. ultimately sent me a copy of Matt's remaster.) I decided I could improve the way the gaps were patched, at least to my taste, by matching the pitch and EQ of the two sources more closely. So what you have here is my remaster built upon Matt's.

This is my Thanksgiving present to all of you. It's been a shitty year for me in a lot of ways, but I am still thankful for a number of things, including the friends I have made at Dimeadozen.

Art is provided, including some big-assed TIFF files for you hi-def freaks.

"And I do think very well."

TheTooleMan
November, 2007

The Yes Tales lineup was (of course):
Jon Anderson
Chris Squire
Steve Howe
Rick Wakeman
Alan White

Tracks:
1.01 Firebird Suite (2.56)
1.02 Siberian Khatru (10.26)
1.03 And You And I (10.18)
1.04 Close To The Edge (20.23)
1.05 Prelude To Topographic Oceans (1.27)
1.06 The Revealing Science Of God: Dance Of The Dawn (20.25)

2.01 The Remembering: High The Memory (23.14)
2.02 The Ancient: Giants Under The Sun (19.59)
2.03 Ritual: Nous Sommes Du Soleil (26.22)
2.04 Roundabout

(Whatever happened to Forgotten Yesterdays? I had to write down the set list by hand! We may need to take up a collection to pay the ISP and re-register the domain name.)

Date 1974 - 02 - 26
Title The Boston Tales Retold
City Boston - Massachusetts, USA
Venue Boston Garden
Disc time Disc 1 (1:07:38) - Disc 2 (1:19:38)
Quality - audience recording
Info 2 src stereo remaster by RMCH-PRRP - Sources: Steve Hopkins & The Boston Tea-FTO Party
Artwork
1.01 Firebird Suite (3.02)
1.02 Siberian Khatru (10.25)
1.03 And You And I (10.18)
1.04 Close to The Edge (21.36)
1.05 The Revealing Science Of God (22.17)
2.01 The Remembering (22.31)
2.02 The Ancient (20.37)
2.03 Ritual (23.49)
2.04 Encore Applause (3.46)
2.05 Roundabout (8.55)

Yes
Boston Garden,
Boston, MA. USA
February 26, 1974 Tuesday

Source 1:Steve Hopkins
Lineage: Sony TC-55 with built in condenser mic and auto level control >
Nakamichi MR-1 > Tascam DA-20 > Tascam CD-RW900
Master Cassette (Mono) > DAT > CD > EAC > FLAC
(Azimuth aligned; no noise reduction, processing or EQ )
fresh transfer directly from the master tape (2008)

Source 2: The Boston Tea-FTO Party -Alternate source

Jon Anderson
Steve Howe
Chris Squire
Rick Wakeman
Alan White

1.01 Firebird Suite (3.02)
1.02 Siberian Khatru (10.25)
1.03 And You And I (10.18)
1.04 Close to The Edge (21.36)
1.05 The Revealing Science Of God (22.17)

2.01 The Remembering (22.31)
2.02 The Ancient (20.37)
2.03 Ritual (23.49)
2.04 Encore Applause (3.46)
2.05 Roundabout (8.55)

Total Time 147:16 (2:27:16)

Remaster
1. Repair Click, pops and excessive audience claps/noise in each source.
2. Adjust frequencies/EQ in each source using dynamic filters where needed.
3. Correct/Match speed and pitch of each. comparing to references
4. Complete each source by using the other to patch missing sections.
5. Synchronize sources and blend to create stereo image.
6. Correct phasing.
7. Center sound and focus stereo image.
8. Adjust dynamics and correct peak suppressions
9. Track as continuous show, as performed.

Notes:
A few mistakes are made by Steve Howe during The Ancient.
Some whistles and yells can be heard in each source suggesting that the tapers were not too far from each other.

Date 1974 - 02 - 27
Title -
City Detroit - Michigan, USA
Venue Cobo Hall
Disc time 0:48:13
Quality - audience recording
Info Incomplete show
Artwork
1.01 The Ancient (19.14)
1.02 Ritual (21.00)
1.03 Roundabout (7.59)

Ripped, converted to .shn, and shared by dave ;]
Received as: 1974, 02-27 - RErmers
Seeded on Dime Jan 2009 by vs

As always, you can help thank dave ;] for his shares if you'd like, by
keeping the info with the files and the files in their original state.

Please do not sell, or trade as mp3.

Lineage: ?>CDR Trade>EAC>Wav>Shn

Track List:

Disc One:
1.01 The Ancient (19.14)
1.02 Ritual (21.00)
1.03 Roundabout (7.59)

Forgotten Yesterdays info:

Date : Wednesday, February 27, 1974
City : Detroit, Michigan, United States Of America
Venue : Cobo Hall
Capacity : 11,400
Lineup : Jon Anderson (Vocals)
Steve Howe (Guitars)
Chris Squire (Bass)
Rick Wakeman (Keyboards)
Alan White (Drums)

Setlist : Firebird Suite
Siberian Khatru
And You And I
Close To The Edge
The Ancient
Ritual
Roundabout
Starship Trooper

'The Revealing Science Of God' dropped
'The Remembering' dropped

With : John Martyn

Date 1974 - 02 - 27
Title Detroit Remastered
City Detroit - Michigan, USA
Venue Cobo Hall
Disc time 0:49:47
Quality - audience recording
Info Remastered by TheTooleMan 2004
Artwork
1.01 Introduction (0.50)
1.02 The Ancient (19.04)
1.03 Ritual (21.40)
1.04 Roundabout (8.13)

Yes
Cobo Arena
Detroit, MI
1974-02-27

Remastered by TheTooleMan 2004

This recording also circulates as Fresno, CA., 1974-03-20. I believe the correct date and location are the Detroit ones. Checking Forgotten-Yesterdays.com, there are comments from attendees about the short set and the next night's show which jive with this recording.

This is a very good tape. Its only shortcoming is that it is so short!

TheTooleMan
March, 2014

Tracks
1. Introduction
2. The Ancient
3. Ritual
4. Roundabout

Date 1974 - 02 - 28
Title Alive And Kicking
City Detroit - Michigan, USA
Venue Cobo Hall
Disc time Disc 1 (1:01:31) - Disc 2 (1:13:26)
Quality - audience recording
Info Remastered by Shaun Toole 2002
Artwork
1.01 Firebird Suite (1.05)
1.02 Siberian Khatru (9.52)
1.03 And You And I (9.41)
1.04 Close To The Edge (19.13)
1.05 Prelude To Topographic Oceans (1.45)
1.06 The Revealing Science Of God (19.55)
2.01 The Remembering (21.58)
2.02 The Ancient (19.03)
2.03 Prelude To Ritual (2.04)
2.04 Ritual (22.50)
2.05 Roundabout (7.31)

Date 1974 - 02 - 28
Title Alive And Kicking - 35th Anniversary Edition
City Detroit - Michigan, USA
Venue Cobo Hall
Disc time Disc 1 (1:01:25) - Disc 2 (1:12:49)
Quality - audience recording
Info 35th Anniversary Edition by TheTooleMan (2009)
Artwork
1.01 Firebird Suite (1.32)
1.02 Siberian Khatru (9.42)
1.03 And You And I (9.38)
1.04 Close To The Edge (19.07)
1.05 Prologue To Tales (1.43)
1.06 The Revealing Science Of God (19.43)
2.01 The Remembering (21.44)
2.02 The Ancient (18.50)
2.03 Prelude (2.02)
2.04 Ritual (22.36)
2.05 Roundabout (7.37)

Yes
Cobo Hall
Detroit, Michigan
1974-02-28

"Alive and Kicking"
35th Anniversary Edition

Sources: copies of audience recording -> Sound Forge -> FLAC

This is a great recording of Yes on the Tales from Topographic Oceans tour. The performance is second to none.

The first edition of "Alive and Kicking" was circulated in 2002. Since then, I acquired Relayerman's cassette copies of this show. Relayerman's tape of the first part of the show, which includes the tracks from Close to the Edge, the Firebird Suite, and Roundabout, are superior to any other copies I have in my collection, so I used that part of his tape in this edition. But because Relayerman's tapes have some serious issues during the four tracks from Tales, I went back to the 2002 version and made improvements to their sound quality.

Overall, this is the best-sounding version of this show you'll find. Still, if you have pristine recordings of the Tales tracks from this show, please let me know. I'm always up for making improvements.

TheTooleMan
February 28, 2009

Special thanks to: Relayerman, Carl, and jbabcock for the original art.

Yes:
Jon Anderson
Chris Squire
Steve Howe
Rick Wakeman
Alan White

Disk 1
1.01 Firebird Suite (1.32)
1.02 Siberian Khatru (9.42)
1.03 And You And I (9.38)
1.04 Close To The Edge (19.07)
1.05 Prologue To Tales (1.43)
1.06 The Revealing Science Of God (19.43)

Disk 2
2.01 The Remembering (21.44)
2.02 The Ancient (18.50)
2.03 Prelude (2.02)
2.04 Ritual (22.36)
2.05 Roundabout (7.37)

Date 1974 - 02 - 28
Title Crimson White
City Detroit - Michigan, USA
Venue Cobo Hall
Disc time Disc 1 (1:00:29) - Disc 2 (1:00:33)
Quality - audience recording
Info LDB Special Series #384 (RLR collection)
Artwork
1.01 Firebird Suite - Siberian Khatru (10.32)
1.02 And You And I (9.36)
1.03 Close To The Edge (19.25)
1.04 The Revealing Science of God (20.56)
2.01 The Remembering (20.43)
2.02 The Ancient (18.22)
2.03 Ritual (21.59)
2.04 Roundabout (7.29)

LDB Special Series #384 (RLR collection)

Out of my 7,000+ shows and radio broadcasts, I have many concerts that were special for some reasons: the setlist, the musicians, the venue or unexpected events. These are the ones I'd like to propose you. Most of these come from my cassettes collection, so they will be released at a slower pace than my Master Series! But you won't be disappointed! I will try to gather the most unusual things I have in my collection and, as always, your feedback and comments will be my reward for all the work involved in this project.

DO NOT share this music on mp3, just convert it for your own use. Sharing mp3's is the right way to make me stop sharing music here.

Finally, some notes about your truly ldb: I have been a fan of live music since I was 9 years old (that is where I attended my very first show, a PFM/De André gig at Milano's Palalido) and my first taped show was at 11 using a crappy portable cassette player with embedded microphone. I become more serious about taping in 1983 when I started to record every show. In 1991 I acquired my first Sony Professional and in 2000 I moved to MiniDisc to finally settle on R-09 in early 2008.

I have seen nearly 500 shows in my career. Most of them were taped but for others bad luck struck and I could not record it: on top of my mind there's a Paul McCartney show in 1993 in Milano where I was caught by the security or Porcupine Tree in Roma in March 1999 when the DAT machine would seem to work but listening back to the tape there would just be a long bunch of silence. Or during a Y.Malmsteen show where I got so annoyed that I left halfway through the show and erased the tape and finally on a PFM show in Milano in 2007 where I had to leave before the encore because the baby-sitter had to leave early that evening. Some other times I was very close not to tape or had to do it in extremely difficult situations: for the four Peter Gabriel shows at Earls Court in 1987 security was checking tapers with metal detector; at the David Gilmour comeback show in London in 2001 at RFH I had the security guy sitting next to me but I managed to tape the show without checking one single time my MiniDisc!

There was a time I was travelling anywhere in Europe to see shows, especially if there was no touring in Italy: I remember Rush in Paris in 1992 when the trio did not even know what Italy was. I have seen shows at stadiums (Genesis at Wembley) and in places with 30 people (Porcupine Tree in Milano in 1997); bands that would later become huge (Pearl Jam in a free show for 150 people) and masters of jazz (Miles Davis or Sarah Vaughan). Shows I will never forget (Pink Floyd at Versailles castle) and some I would rather forget (no comment...).

I truly believe that live music is what keeps music alive, what make us enjoying it together, what allow us to have deep feelings and transmit it to others. Studio records are nowadays 'commodities': you can buy online as anonymous wav files and listen in your iPod or at home. Live music will always imply an effort to buy the tix, travel to the venue, see the show, think about it when coming back home.

YES
Detroit, Cobo Arena
February 28, 1974

01.Firebird Suite / Siberian Khatru
02.And You And I
03.Close To The Edge
04.The Revealing Science of God (Dance of the Dawn)

05.The Remembering (High the Memory)
06.The Ancient (Giants under the Sun)
07.Ritual (Nous Sommes du Soleil)
08.Roundabout

TT 129:08

Lineage: Unknown recording device > n generation tape > Aiwa Tape Deck TC-WE475 > Creative Sound Blaster Audigy > HD >
SoundForge 7.0 > CD Wave > FLAC Frontend (level 6)

Alan White - drums
Chris Squire - bass, vocals
Jon Anderson - vocals, guitar
Patrick Moraz - keyboards
Steve Howe - guitar

Nice one from the Tales tour. It sounds pretty nice to my ears. I haven´t listened to any Tales tracks for some 10 years so it was good to listen to this show. I pretty much prefer this from the following Relayer tour where the band was getting too complex and slightly unlisteneable. The setlist was organised in a kind of "Floyd way": the last album in its entirety, the new record and one track from the past. In some shows the band would play a second encore (Yours Is No Disgrace) but here it was not the case. This is the second night in Detroit.

Enjoy!

ldb

Date 1974 - 02 - 28
Title Ocean Tales
City Detroit - Michigan, USA
Venue Cobo Hall
Disc time Disc 1 (1:01:09) - Disc 2 (1:12:44)
Quality - audience recording
Info PRRP013
Artwork
1.01 Firebird Suite (1.31)
1.02 Siberian Khatru (9.06)
1.03 And You And I (9.46)
1.04 Close To The Edge (19.09)
1.05 The Revealing Science Of God (21.37)
2.01 The Remembering (21.22)
2.02 The Ancient (19.23)
2.03 Ritual (24.21)
2.04 Roundabout (7.37)

PRRP013 - YES - OCEAN TALES
Febuary 28, 1974
Detroit, Michigan

Disc 1
1.01 Firebird Suite (1.31)
1.02 Siberian Khatru (9.06)
1.03 And You And I (9.46)
1.04 Close To The Edge (19.09)
1.05 The Revealing Science Of God (21.37)

Disc 2
2.01 The Remembering (21.22)
2.02 The Ancient (19.23)
2.03 Ritual (24.21)
2.04 Roundabout (7.37)

YES

Jon Anderson –Lead Vocals- Guitars and Percussion
Chris Squire –Bass Guitars- Percussion and Vocals
Steve Howe –Lead Guitars and Vocals
Alan White –Drums and Percussion
Rick Wakeman –Keyboard

 

The Tale of an Epic ! 
            The year was 1973, one that would take on epic proportions in the world of progressive rock. Genesis would start Selling England by the Pound, Jethro Tull wrote a Passion Play, ELP conducted Brain Salad Surgery and Pink Floyd took us on a trip to the Dark Side of the Moon. A vintage year to say the least. What could Yes do but to follow this incredibly creative movement.
            After the huge public success and critical acclaim of their last two albums, Fragile and Close to the Edge, many thought that the band had found the right formula and would follow the same path. Instead, Yes went where no one expected them to go. The release of Tales from Topographic Oceans in November of 1973 came as a shock to many Yes fans and press critics alike, not to mention the big heads at Atlantic records who were rather reluctant to have it released in the first place. This double album consisted of only four songs which were based on Sanskrit Shastric scriptures.
            The concept and Jon Anderson’s ethereal lyrics were met with mixed reviews, even from Fellow musicians within the band. Rich Wakeman for one was quite uncomfortable with it, as he recalls: “Experimentation is fine, but it’s something you should do in your own time as you’re writing and rehearsing the music, until that experiment is proven in your own mind. Once you know where things are going, then you can put that music on record.  The music of Tales was not proven in my mind. It wasn’t worked out !”
            Experimental or not, the album was finished just the same, and a gigantic tour to promote it lay ahead. Yes would perform some 75 concerts in 5 months. This tour started in Bournemouth, England on November 16th, 1973 and would end in Rome, Italy on April 23rd, 1974.

            The band had chosen to play the Whole of Topographic Oceans as well as the entire Close to the Edge album, with Roundabout as the encore. It was to be an endurance marathon for both musicians and fans. Chris Squire remarked, “Let’s just say it didn’t go down very well at all !”
            As the tour advanced, and Rick Wakeman became increasingly unhappy, the band realized that the entire Tales album was perhaps a bit too much for an audience to grasp all at once. At one point, The Remembering was just dropped from the set to make way for a couple more familiar songs like Starship Trooper. The grand concept was turning into a nightmare. Disgusted by the whole episode, Wakeman left Yes right after the tour, just as Bill Bruford had left a year previous after being fed up with the endless development of the Close to the Edge album. Tales from Topographic Oceans, has been, is, and probably will always remain the most controversial album in Yes’s huge back catalog, but to the avid Yes fan, the album and the tour that ensued were perceived as nothing but triumphant. Looking back on it now, one cannot help but be taken by the majestic grandeur of the music offered in these four songs. Live recordings from this tour are highly sought after by fans nowadays.
            The present concert was recorded from the audience at the Cobo Hall in Detroit, Michigan, on February 28th, 1974, the second of a two night stay. Yes performed the whole Close to the Edge and Topographic Oceans that night, something that would become rather scarce soon thereafter. This recording has always been appreciated by avid Yes fans as one of the best performances of the Tales material, but has been marred by high hiss and noise levels. PRRP staff have done their best to remove as much offending noise as possible so that the mastery of this music can be more fully appreciated.

Notes from the Re-master:

Multiple sources were used to produce this show. They all originated from a single source, namely, an audience recording made the night of the performance. The majority of the show is a known second generation tape of the concert, with additional components merged into the base recording from a 3rd generation tape. A patch was needed in the song The Remembering due to a “tape flip” in the master tape during that song. This patch came from a performance in Boston two nights earlier on 2/26/74. The second generation source had cuts in the audience applause between some songs and actually cut some brief dialogue just before Roundabout. Patches were used to fix these omissions.
Here’s a bit of history about the tapes of this recording used for this re-master, “The 3rd  gen. Cassettes most likely represent all of the tape that was recorded that night, while the  confirmed 2nd  gen. was acquired on CDR and had a small amount of in-between song tape missing. There is an AWFUL lot of Hiss and what sounds like occasional tape damage on the 2nd gen, but the same damage is present in parts on the 3rd gen. as well. While the 2nd gen had more hiss and noise it still seemed to be the stronger of the 2 tapes.

The way the tape was traded as a cassette was this:  Two 90min tapes.

Side A - Firebird/Sib khat/AYAI/CTTE
Side B - RSOG/Remembering
Side C - The Ancient/Ritual/applause
Side D - Roundabout

On the 3rd gen., there is quite a bit of applause NOT included on the 2nd gen. and it's most likely that the 2nd gen. source had Roundabout put on a "used" tape {which accounts for it sounding slightly different from the rest of the show). It was quite common when trading to just put an 8 minute encore as clearly-labeled filler on another tape.” 
            Once the sources were spliced, merged and mixed together the main goal was to reduce the “awful” amount of hiss and noise in this recording. The signal strength was strong with good detail and viable music signal up to 10,000 Hz. An occasional tape slip or stretch occurred and was corrected as well as possible, but still audible. Rare dropouts were short enough that they could be masked without too much trouble. The hiss was quite disruptive in many segments of the recording and seemed to get worse as the concert went on. There were also bursts of hiss that would occur from time to time as if someone was interfering with a radio signal –which was obviously not the case here since this was an audience recording. As always, a compromise needed to be made to remove as much noise as possible without damaging the audible music. With the noise reduced significantly, we can now hear Jon lead in the others at 19:28 of Ritual with “one, two, ready, go”. Many other details of the music are now audible and more clearly appreciated. The right channel amplitude was reduced 15% to compensate for an imbalance in channel signal strength and all songs were speed corrected which helped to adjust the tempo and
tonality.

Date 1974 - 02 - 28
Title The Tour Of The Oceans
City Detroit - Michigan, USA
Venue Cobo Hall
Disc time Disc 1 (1:00:26) - Disc 2 (1:12:47)
Quality - audience recording
Info Source = MP3
Artwork
1.01 Firebird Suite - Siberian Khatru (10.30)
1.02 And You And I (9.39)
1.03 Close To The Edge (18.57)
1.04 The Revealing Science Of God (21.35)
2.01 The Remembering (21.04)
2.02 The Ancinet (19.10)
2.03 Ritual (24.13)
2.04 Roundabout (8.15)

Date 1974 - 03 - 01
Title -
City Hershey - Pennsylvania, USA
Venue Hersheypark Arena
Disc time Disc 1 (0:44:33) - Disc 2 (0:44:37)
Quality - audience recording
Info Lossy
Artwork
1.01 Firebird Suite (2.53)
1.02 Siberian Khatru (12.00)
1.03 And You And I (10.53)
1.04 Close To The Edge (18.47)
2.01 The Ancient (22.14)
2.02 Ritual (22.23)

Ripped, converted to .shn, and shared by dave ;]
Received as: 1974, 03-01 - compusa discs
Seeded on Dime Jan 2009 by vs

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Track List:

Disc One:
1.01 Firebird Suite (2.53)
1.02 Siberian Khatru (12.00)
1.03 And You And I (10.53)
1.04 Close To The Edge (18.47)

Disc Two:
2.01 The Ancient (22.14)
2.02 Ritual (22.23)

Forgotten Yesterdays info:

Date : Friday, March 01, 1974
City : Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States Of America
Venue : Hersheypark Arena
Capacity : 7,225

Lineup : Jon Anderson (Vocals)
Steve Howe (Guitars)
Chris Squire (Bass)
Rick Wakeman (Keyboards)
Alan White (Drums)

Setlist : Firebird Suite
Siberian Khatru
And You And I
Close To The Edge
The Ancient
Ritual
Roundabout

'The Revealing Science Of God' dropped
'The Remembering' dropped

With : John Martyn

Date 1974 - 03 - 01
Title Hersheypark
City Hershey - Pennsylvania, USA
Venue Hersheypark Arena
Disc time Disc 1 (0:44:29) - Disc 2 (0:45:12)
Quality - audience recording
Info TheTooleMan March 2014   -   Recording source is the same as above but lossless
Artwork
1.01 Firebird Suite (2.52)
1.02 Siberian Khatru (11.59)
1.03 And You And I (10.35)
1.04 Close To The Edge (19.03)
2.01 The Ancient (20.40)
2.02 Ritual (24.32)

Yes
Hershey, PA
1974-03-01

Lineage: Relayerman's low-generation tape -> Sound Forge (track level balancing and pitch correction, tracking) -> FLAC

Thanks to Dave and Relayerman, we now have a lossless transfer of this recording.

According to one posting on Forgotten-Yesterdays.com, the show was over-sold. When you listen to the tape, you can hear the unsettled audience and Jon Anderson pleading for people to sit down. Otherwise, it's a good performance and reasonably good recording.

TheTooleMan
March 2014

Tracks:
Disk 1:
Firebird Suite
Siberian Khatru
And You And I
Close To The Edge

Disk 2:
The Ancient
Ritual
(Roundabout is not included on the tape)

Date 1974 - 03 - 02 & 1974 - 02 - 27
Title Forgotten Tales
City Louisville - Kentucky, USA & Detroit - Michigan, USA
Venue Louisville Gardens & Cobo Hall
Disc time Disc 1 (1:10:13) - Disc 2 (0:48:13)
Quality - audience recording
Info Two incomplete shows
Artwork
Louisville, 1974-03-02:
     1.01 Firebird Suite (2.18)
     1.02 Siberian Khatru (8.58)
     1.03 And You And I (9.31)
     1.04 Close To The Edge (17.55)
     1.05 The Ancient (19.51)
     1.06 Ritual (cuts out) (11.40)
Detroit, 1974-02-27:
     1.01 The Ancient (19.14)
     1.02 Ritual (21.00)
     1.03 Roundabout (7.59)

Yes
Louisville Gardens
Louisville, Kentucky
March 2, 1974

Jon Anderson: vocals
Steve Howe: guitar, vocals
Chris Squire: bass, vocals
Rick Wakeman: keyboards
Alan White: drums

lineage: audience recorded cassettes>?>CDR>EAC>FLAC

Notes: Decent, but, incomplete audience recording from Tales from Topographic Oceans tour. According to Forgotten Yesterdays, 'RSoG' and 'The Remembering' were NOT played, so this recording is only missing the encores of 'Roundabout' and 'Starship Trooper.'

The taper turned off his recorder between songs, so we miss the opening birdsong of CTTE, and the transitions between the other songs. 'Ritual' cuts out after about 11 minutes. The audio is not bad, I'd rank it a B-/C+ - probably most for 'Tales' tour
completists.

(1:10:13)
1.01 Firebird Suite (2.18)
1.02 Siberian Khatru (8.58)
1.03 And You And I (9.31)
1.04 Close To The Edge (17.55)
1.05 The Ancient (19.51)
1.06 Ritual (cuts out) (11.40)

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

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Received as: 1974, 02-27 - RErmers
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Track List:

Disc One:
1.01 The Ancient (19.14)
1.02 Ritual (21.00)
1.03 Roundabout (7.59)

Forgotten Yesterdays info:

Date : Wednesday, February 27, 1974
City : Detroit, Michigan, United States Of America
Venue : Cobo Hall
Capacity : 11,400
Lineup : Jon Anderson (Vocals)
Steve Howe (Guitars)
Chris Squire (Bass)
Rick Wakeman (Keyboards)
Alan White (Drums)

Setlist : Firebird Suite
Siberian Khatru
And You And I
Close To The Edge
The Ancient
Ritual
Roundabout
Starship Trooper

'The Revealing Science Of God' dropped
'The Remembering' dropped

With : John Martyn

Date 1974 - 03 - 02
Title Louisville Gardens
City Louisville - Kentucky, USA
Venue Louisville Gardens
Disc time 1:10:13
Quality - audience recording
Info Incomplete show
Artwork
1.01 Firebird Suite (2.18)
1.02 Siberian Khatru (8.58)
1.03 And You And I (9.31)
1.04 Close To The Edge (17.55)
1.05 The Ancient (19.51)
1.06 Ritual (cuts out) (11.40)

Yes
Louisville Gardens
Louisville, Kentucky
March 2, 1974

Jon Anderson: vocals
Steve Howe: guitar, vocals
Chris Squire: bass, vocals
Rick Wakeman: keyboards
Alan White: drums

lineage: audience recorded cassettes>?>CDR>EAC>FLAC

Notes: Decent, but, incomplete audience recording from Tales from Topographic Oceans tour. According to Forgotten Yesterdays, 'RSoG' and 'The Remembering' were NOT played, so this recording is only missing the encores of 'Roundabout' and 'Starship Trooper.'

The taper turned off his recorder between songs, so we miss the opening birdsong of CTTE, and the transitions between the other songs. 'Ritual' cuts out after about 11 minutes. The audio is not bad, I'd rank it a B-/C+ - probably most for 'Tales' tour completists.

(1:10:13)
1.01 Firebird Suite (2.18)
1.02 Siberian Khatru (8.58)
1.03 And You And I (9.31)
1.04 Close To The Edge (17.55)
1.05 The Ancient (19.51)
1.06 Ritual (cuts out) (11.40)

Date 1974 - 03 - 10
Title Vastness Of Song (Master Series Volume 1)
City Memphis - Tennessee, USA
Venue Memphis Cook Convention Center
Disc time Disc 1 (1:03:56) - Disc 2 (0:42:41) - Disc 3 (0:47:36)
Quality - audience recording
Info From master recording
Artwork
1.01 New Age Piece From Tape - Birdsong (21.17)
1.02 Firebird Suite (3.23)
1.03 Siberian Khatru (10.05)
1.04 And You And I (10.27)
1.05 Close To The Edge (18.44)
2.01 The Revealing Science Of God (23.00)
2.02 The Ancient (19.41)
3.01 Intro - Ritual (25.18)
3.02 Roundabout (9.15)
3.03 Tape Music After Show (8.58)
3.04 Backstage Talking (4.05)

Notes Remy:

Including tracks # 1.01 & 3.03 (omitted in the original post)

Walter/Wendy Carlos "Sonic Seasonings" album was playing on the sound system (1.01 & 3.03)

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

Date: Sunday, March 10, 1974 (40 years and 2 days ago)
City: Memphis TN > MAP
Venue: Memphis Cook Convention Center (16,500 capacity)

Lineage: Relayerman's copy of the master tape (or the master tape itself, I'm not sure which) -> transfer/capture -> FLAC

Omissions: Folder 1, track "01 Track 1" and folder 3, track "03 Track 3" are captures of ambient sound in the convention center. Walter Carlos "Sonic Seasonings" album was playing on the sound system. These tracks have been omitted for copyright reasons.

Overall, this is a decent capture of a fairly frustrating show. The comments on Forgotten-Yesterdays.com from people who were at the show describe the oversold auditorium, the audience struggling with lack of seating, and the lights coming up frequently during the show. Apparently Jon Anderson didn't think much of the convention center, which he describes as an aircraft hangar.

The recording is unique in that it includes a foray backstage by the tapers, who talk to a drunken Eddie Offord and other members of the band. It's worth downloading for that reason alone.

TheTooleMan
March, 2014

Lineup: Jon Anderson (Vocals)
Steve Howe (Guitars)
Chris Squire (Bass)
Rick Wakeman (Keyboards)
Alan White (Drums)

Tracks: Firebird Suite
Siberian Khatru
And You And I
Close To The Edge
Revealing Science Of God, The
Ancient, The
Ritual
Roundabout
Backstage with Yes and the tapers

Date 1974 - 03 - 18
Title The Forum
City Inglewood - California, USA
Venue Great Western Forum
Disc time Disc 1 (1:02:19) - Disc 2 (0:44:30)
Quality - audience recording
Info Remastered May 2003 by SMT
Artwork
1.01 Firebird Suite (Excerpt) (1.47)
1.02 Siberian Khatru (9.25)
1.03 And You And I (10.03)
1.04 Close To The Edge (19.02)
1.05 The Revealing Science Of God (22.02)
2.01 The Ancient (missing the last minute) (18.48)
2.02 Ritual (25.42)

Date : Monday, March 18, 1974
City : Inglewood, California, United States Of America
Venue : Great Western Forum
Capacity : 15,000
Lineup : Jon Anderson (Vocals)
Steve Howe (Guitars)
Chris Squire (Bass)
Rick Wakeman (Keyboards)
Alan White (Drums)

Source: Millard Master > VHS > DAT > CDR(x) > EAC/Flac > flac(8)
SQ: EX+

Setlist :

1.01 Firebird Suite (Excerpt) (1.47)
1.02 Siberian Khatru (9.25)
1.03 And You And I (10.03)
1.04 Close To The Edge (19.02)
1.05 The Revealing Science Of God (22.02)

2.01 The Ancient (missing the last minute) (18.48)
2.02 Ritual (25.42)

Missing encore of:

Roundabout
Starship Trooper

Date 1974 - 03 - 18
Title The Majesty Of Music
City Inglewood - California, USA
Venue Great Western Forum
Disc time Disc 1 (1:04:00) - Disc 2 (0:46:47)
Quality - audience recording
Info PRRP046 - A Mike Millard Master tape, remastered by PRRP
Artwork
1.01 Intro: Firebird Suite (1.50)
1.02 Siberian Khatru (9.44)
1.03 And You And I (10.18)
1.04 Close To The Edge (19.34)
1.05 The Revealing Science Of God (22.34)
2.01 The Ancient (23.10)
2.02 Ritual (23.37)

Yes
March 18, 1974
Inglewood, California
Great Western Forum

Jon Anderson (Vocals)
Steve Howe (Guitars)
Chris Squire (Bass)
Rick Wakeman (Keyboards)
Alan White (Drums)

Source: Millard Master > VHS > DAT > CDR(x) > EAC/Flac > flac(8)

1.01 Intro: Firebird Suite (1.50)
1.02 Siberian Khatru (9.44)
1.03 And You And I (10.18)
1.04 Close To The Edge (19.34)
1.05 The Revealing Science Of God (22.34)

2.01 The Ancient (23.10)
2.02 Ritual (23.37)

Missing encore of:

Roundabout
Starship Trooper

Remaster:

1. Speed error identified and corrected.
2. Attenuate excessive sub-bass.
3. Smooth other tonality excesses.
4. Gentle noise reduction.
5. Repair dropouts and patch gaps.
6. Repair clicks, pops and other tape flaws.
7. Attenuate audience contributions to show.
6. Adjust dynamics and balance channels.
7. Re-Track.

Date 1974 - 03 - 18
Title The Word Is Love - Tarantura Box Set 1
City Inglewood - California, USA
Venue Great Western Forum
Disc time Go to the webpage Series
Quality
Info
Artwork

Date 1974 - 03 - 19
Title The Word Is Love - Tarantura Box Set 2
City Long Beach - California, USA
Venue Long Beach Arena
Disc time Go to the webpage Series
Quality
Info
Artwork

Date 1974 - 03 - 19
Title Live At The Long Beach Arena (Raw)
City Long Beach - California, USA
Venue Long Beach Arena
Disc time Disc 1 (1:05:31) - Disc 2 (1:05:56)
Quality - audience recording
Info Raw and complete version of this show with tape damage in Ritual & Roundabout
Artwork
1.01 Firebird Suite (2.40)
1.02 Siberian Khatru (10.57)
1.03 And You And I (10.28)
1.04 Close To The Edge (19.26)
1.05 The Revealing Science Of God (22.00)
2.01 The Ancient (20.10)
2.02 Ritual (26.00)
2.03 Roundabout (8.32)
2.04 Starship Trooper (11.14)

Date 1974 - 03 - 19
Title Live At The Long Beach Arena (Patched)
City Long Beach - California, USA
Venue Long Beach Arena
Disc time Disc 1 (1:05:31) - Disc 2 (1:06:06)
Quality - audience recording
Info Tape damage in Ritual & Roundabout has been patched with recordings of another source
Artwork
1.01 Firebird Suite (2.40)
1.02 Siberian Khatru (10.57)
1.03 And You And I (10.28)
1.04 Close To The Edge (19.26)
1.05 The Revealing Science Of God (22.00)
2.01 The Ancient (20.10)
2.02 Ritual (26.07)
2.03 Roundabout (8.35)
2.04 Starship Trooper (11.14)

Date 1974 - 03 - 19
Title Long Beach Arena
City Long Beach - California, USA
Venue Long Beach Arena
Disc time 1:15:49
Quality - audience recording
Info -
Artwork
1.01 Close To The Edge (19.09)
1.02 The Revealing Science Of God (20.17)
1.03 The Ancient (18.40)
1.04 Roundabout (7.23)
1.05 Starship Trooper (10.20)

Date 1974 - 03 - 19
Title -
City Long Beach - California, USA
Venue Long Beach Arena
Disc time Disc 1 (1:05:06) - Disc 2 (1:05:06)
Quality - audience recording
Info From Mike Millard Tapes (same as 'The Word Is Love' Set Two, see webpage 'Series')
Artwork
1.01 Firebird Suite (2.15)
1.02 Siberian Khatru (10.39)
1.03 And You And I (10.04)
1.04 Close To The Edge (20.09)
1.05 The Revealing Science Of God (21.59)
2.01 The Ancient (20.26)
2.02 Ritual (25.02)
2.03 Roundabout (8.17)
2.04 Starship Trooper (11.21)

Yes - 1974-03-19 Long Beach, California - Mike Millard Tapes

1974 - 03 - 19

Long Beach Arena , California

Excellent Audience Recording By Mike Millard

Disc 1
1.01 Firebird Suite (2.15)
1.02 Siberian Khatru (10.39)
1.03 And You And I (10.04)
1.04 Close To The Edge (20.09)
1.05 The Revealing Science Of God (21.59)

Disc 2
2.01 The Ancient (20.26)
2.02 Ritual (25.02)
2.03 Roundabout (8.17)
2.04 Starship Trooper (11.21)

-----------------------------------------------

Original CD > Audio Encoder 2.04 > flac level 8

Sorry, No Artwork@

Jon Anderson
Chris Squire
Steve Howe
Rick Wakeman
Alan White

Date 1974 - 03 - 20
Title -
City Fresno - California, USA
Venue Selland Arena
Disc time 0:51:07
Quality - audience recording
Info Shared by dave ;]
Artwork
1.01 The Ancient (19.13)
1.02 Ritual (23.46)
1.03 Roundabout (8.08)

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Received as: 1974, 03-20 - RErmers
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Track List:

1.01 The Ancient (19.13)
1.02 Ritual (23.46)
1.03 Roundabout (8.08)

Forgotten Yesterdays info:

Date : Wednesday, March 20, 1974
City : Fresno, California, United States Of America
Venue : Selland Arena
Capacity : 13,000

Lineup : Jon Anderson (Vocals)
Steve Howe (Guitars)
Chris Squire (Bass)
Rick Wakeman (Keyboards)
Alan White (Drums)

Setlist : Firebird Suite
Siberian Khatru
And You And I
Close To The Edge
The Revealing Science Of God
The Ancient
Ritual
Roundabout
Starship Trooper

Spring 1974   -   European Tour          1974 - 04 - 11   >   1974 - 04 - 23

Date 1974 - 04 - 11
Title German Topographic Tales
City Frankfurt - Germany
Venue Kongresshalle
Disc time Disc 1 (0:39:28) - Disc 2 (1:02:55)
Quality - audience recording
Info Incomplete recording - From the collection of "MVH", uploaded on Dime by Lucifer Burns
Artwork
1.01 Firebird Suite (1.09)
1.02 Siberian Khatru (10.06)
1.03 And You And I (9.34)
1.04 Close To The Edge (18.39)
2.01 The Revealing Science Of God (19.42)
2.02 The Ancient (19.31)
2.03 Ritual (23.42)

YES
1974-04-11
Festhalle
Frankfurt, West Germany

 

Very Good Sounding Incomplete Audience Recording

Analog Master>DAT>CDR>EAC>WAV>TLH>FLAC>DIME

From the collection of;"MVH"

Uploaded by; Lucifer Burns

 

Setlist

DISC 1

1.01 Firebird Suite (1.09)
1.02 Siberian Khatru (10.06)
1.03 And You And I (9.34)
1.04 Close To The Edge (18.39)

DISC 2

2.01 The Revealing Science Of God (19.42)
2.02 The Ancient (19.31)
2.03 Ritual (23.42)

 

YES

Jon Anderson- Vocals
Chris Squire- Bass
Steve Howe- Guitar
Rick Wakeman- Keyboards
Allan White- Drums

 

By "popular" demand, he is some more "low Gen" YES recordings.

I will let the artist & their music speak for themsleves.

Comments from YOU, the listener will be much more interesting.

This my way of giving back to all those who have shared and uploaded all their great YES recordings!

Date 1974 - 04 - 11
Title Messegelände Halle 1
City Frankfurt - Germany
Venue Kongresshalle
Disc time Disc 1 (1:08:10) - Disc 2 (1:08:25)
Quality - audience recording
Info Master tape recorded by Marbal
Artwork
1.01 Firebird Suite - Siberian Khatru (14.12)
1.02 And You And I (10.50)
1.03 Close To The Edge (19.28)
1.04 The Revealing Science Of God (23.40)
2.01 The Ancient (19.00)
2.02 Spacey Jam - Ritual (29.00)
2.03 Roundabout (08.45)
2.04 Starship Trooper (11.40)

YES - Frankfurt, Festhalle 11.04.1974 (mt)

CD 1: Frankfurt, Festhalle 11.04.1974 - Part 1 (68:10)
1.01 Firebird Suite - Siberian Khatru (14.12)
1.02 And You And I (10.50)
1.03 Close To The Edge (19.28)
1.04 The Revealing Science Of God (23.40)

CD 2: Frankfurt, Festhalle 11.04.1974 - Part 2 (68:30)
2.01 The Ancient (19.00)
2.02 Ritual (29.00)
2.03 Roundabout (8.45)
2.04 Starship Trooper (11.40)

This is from my master tape, recorded with a Philips cassette recorder.
Quality: 4-5 (on a scale 1-10)
Enjoy
marbal

Date 1974 - 04 - 13
Title A Picture of Distance
City München - Germany
Venue Olympiahalle
Disc time Disc 1 (1:04:16) - Disc 2 (1:03:55)
Quality - audience recording
Info LDB Special Series #394 - From the collection of RLR
Artwork
1.01 Firebird Suite (3.13)
1.02 Siberian Khatru (9.48)
1.03 And You And I (10.13)
1.04 Close To The Edge (20.51)
1.05 The Revealing Science Of God (Dance Of The Dawn) (20.11)
2.01 The Ancient (Giants Under The Sun) (20.11)
2.02 Ritual (Nous Sommes Du Soleil) (tape flip) (23.39)
2.03 Roundabout (8.49)
2.04 Starship Trooper (11.16)

LDB Special Series #394 (RLR collection)

Out of my 7,000+ shows and radio broadcasts, I have many concerts that were special for some reasons: the setlist, the musicians, the venue or unexpected events. These are the ones I'd like to propose you. Most of these come from my cassettes collection, so they will be released at a slower pace than my Master Series! But you won't be disappointed! I will try to gather the most unusual things I have in my collection and, as always, your feedback and comments will be my reward for all the work involved in this project.

DO NOT share this music on mp3, just convert it for your own use. Sharing mp3's is the right way to make me stop sharing music here.

Finally, some notes about your truly ldb: I have been a fan of live music since I was 9 years old (that is where I attended my very first show, a PFM/De André gig at Milano's Palalido) and my first taped show was at 11 using a crappy portable cassette player with embedded microphone. I become more serious about taping in 1983 when I started to record every show. In 1991 I acquired my first Sony Professional and in 2000 I moved to MiniDisc to finally settle on R-09 in early 2008.

I have seen over 500 shows in my career. Most of them were taped but for others bad luck struck and I could not record it: on top of my mind there's a Paul McCartney show in 1993 in Milano where I was caught by the security or Porcupine Tree in Roma in March 1999 when the DAT machine would seem to work but listening back to the tape there would just be a long bunch of silence. Or during a Y.Malmsteen show where I got so annoyed that I left halfway through the show and erased the tape and finally on a PFM show in Milano in 2007 where I had to leave before the encore because the baby-sitter had to leave early that evening. Some other times I was very close not to tape or had to do it in extremely difficult situations: for the four Peter Gabriel shows at Earls Court in 1987 security was checking tapers with metal detector; at the David Gilmour comeback show in London in 2001 at RFH I had the security guy sitting next to me but I managed to tape the show without checking one single time my MiniDisc!

There was a time I was travelling anywhere in Europe to see shows, especially if there was no touring in Italy: I remember Rush in Paris in 1992 when the trio did not even know what Italy was. I have seen shows at stadiums (Genesis at Wembley) and in places with 30 people (Porcupine Tree in Milano in 1997); bands that would later become huge (Pearl Jam in a free show for 150 people) and masters of jazz (Miles Davis or Sarah Vaughan). Shows I will never forget (Pink Floyd at Versailles castle) and some I would rather forget (no comment...).

I truly believe that live music is what keeps music alive, what make us enjoying it together, what allow us to have deep feelings and transmit it to others. Studio records are nowadays 'commodities': you can buy online as anonymous wav files and listen in your iPod or at home. Live music will always imply an effort to buy the tix, travel to the venue, see the show, think about it when coming back home.

YES
München, Olympiahalle
April 13, 1974

01.Introduction: The Firebird Suite
03.Siberian Khatru
04.And You and I
05.Close to the Edge
06.The Revealing Science of God (Dance of the Dawn)
07.The Ancient (Giants under the Sun)
08.Ritual (Nous Sommes du Soleil) (tape flip)
09.Roundabout
10.Starship Trooper

TT 128:14

Lineage: Unknown recording device > low generation tape > Teac Tape Deck AD-RW900 > Creative Sound Blaster Audigy > HD> SoundForge 7.0 > CD Wave > FLAC Frontend (level 6)

Jon Anderson - vocals, guitar
Chris Squire - bass, vocals
Patrick Moraz - keyboards
Steve Howe - guitar
Alan White - drums, percussion

This is a low generation copy acquired long time ago from a german trader. The show must have been taped with professional equipment because at the beginning you can note the taper raffling with the recording level (quite rare utility back in the early 70´s for a recording device...). Soundwise this is ok, nothing spectacular but remember this is almost 40 years ago! At that point of the tour the band was dropping one side of the Topographic suite. But the show was long enough to almost reach the 130 minutes.

I am sure you will enjoy another show from RLR collection.

ldb

Date 1974 - 04 - 13
Title Giants Under The Sun
City München - Germany
Venue Olympiahalle
Disc time Disc 1 (1:00:33) - Disc 2 (1:02:20)
Quality - audience recording
Info From 'newfilm2000' - This recording has a few dropouts, 1s a bit bassy in parts, trebly in others
Artwork
1.01 Firebird Suite (1.38)
1.02 Siberian Khatru (10.14)
1.03 And You And I (10.29)
1.04 Close To The Edge (19.04)
1.05 The Revealing Science Of God (19.08)
2.01 The Ancient (19.50)
2.02 Intro to Ritual (2.03)
2.03 Ritual (20.54)
2.04 Roundabout (9.10)
2.05 Starship Trooper (10.23)

Yes
Jon Anderson Steve Howe Chris Squire Rick Wakeman Alan White
Live at Olympiahalle, Munich, West Germany, 13 April 1974

1.01 Firebird Suite (1.38)
1.02 Siberian Khatru (10.14)
1.03 And You And I (10.29)
1.04 Close To The Edge (19.04)
1.05 The Revealing Science Of God (19.08)

2.01 The Ancient (19.50)
2.02 Intro to Ritual (2.03)
2.03 Ritual (20.54)
2.04 Roundabout (9.10)
2.05 Starship Trooper (10.23)

Notes from newfilm2000

Please DO NOT convert to MP3!!!

This is a pretty decent (and rare) recording that I obtained from Relayerman - probably not the first recording to obtain if you're just getting into 'TFTO'-era boots, but, not the last, either. There are a few dropouts here and there, it's a bit bassy in parts, trebly in others - but, this is a surprisingly good recording.

Date 1974 - 04 - 13
Title Olympic Tales
City München - Germany
Venue Olympiahalle
Disc time Disc 1 (1:04:41) - Disc 2 (1:03:22)
Quality - audience recording
Info From the collection of Per-Erik, uploaded by Lucifer Burns
Artwork
1.01 Firebird Suite (3.10)
1.02 Siberian Khatru (10.14)
1.03 And You And I (10.36)
1.04 Close To The Edge (19.30)
1.05 The Revealing Science Of God (21.11)
2.01 The Ancient (20.29)
2.02 Ritual (23.14)
2.03 Roundabout (8.50)
2.04 Starship Trooper (10.49)

YES
1974-04-13
Olympiahalle
Munich, West Germany

 

Very Good To Excellent Sounding almost Complete Audience Recording

2nd Gen Cassette>DAT>CDR>EAC>WAV>TLH>FLAC>DIME

From the collection of; Per-Erik "my swedish connection"

Uploaded by; Lucifer Burns

 

Setlist

DISC 1

1.01 Firebird Suite (3.10)
1.02 Siberian Khatru (10.14)
1.03 And You And I (10.36)
1.04 Close To The Edge (19.30)
1.05 The Revealing Science Of God (21.11)

DISC 2

2.01 The Ancient (20.29)
2.02 Ritual (23.14)
2.03 Roundabout (8.50)
2.04 Starship Trooper (10.49)

 

YES

Jon Anderson- Vocals
Chris Squire- Bass
Steve Howe- Guitar
Rick Wakeman- Keyboards
Allan White- Drums

 

 

I will let the artist & their music speak for themsleves.

Comments from YOU, the listener will be much more interesting....

 

Thanks to all of you for so many nice comments on the recent "H.B." uploads.

PLEASE send thanks to our truly beloved friend in Sweden, "Per-Erik"

It is his collection outside of my own Masters that you will see me "raiding" the most,
because he is one of the very few people that i have traded with that aren't already now here with us all uploading their own stuff.
Give him time...and then really WATCH OUT!

This my way of giving back to all those who have shared and uploaded all their great YES recordings!

Date 1974 - 04 - 13
Title Tales From Munich 1974
City München - Germany
Venue Olympiahalle
Disc time Disc 1 (1:02:27) - Disc 2 (1:01:22)
Quality - audience recording
Info -
Artwork
1.01 Firebird Suite (2.26)
1.02 Siberian Khatru (9.59)
1.03 And You And I (10.18)
1.04 Close To The Edge (18.36)
1.05 The Revealing Science Of God (tape flip @ 5.45) (21.08)
2.01 The Ancient (19.09)
2.02 Ritual (23.08)
2.03 Roundabout (8.58)
2.04 Starship Trooper (10.07)

Date 1974 - 04 - 14
Title Tales From The Edge
City Ludwigshafen - Germany
Venue Friedrich Ebert Halle
Disc time Disc 1 (1:02:00) - Disc 2 (0:55:49)
Quality - audience recording
Info Highland HL141/42#Y30 - 10 minutes of Ritual are missing
Artwork
1.01 Firebird Suite (2.02)
1.02 Siberian Khatru (9.48)
1.03 And You And I (10.05)
1.04 Close To The Edge (18.55)
1.05 The Revealing Science Of God (21.10)
2.01 The Ancient (20.34)
2.02 Ritual (intro cut) (15.15)
2.03 Roundabout (8.17)
2.04 Starship Trooper (11.43)

Yes
Ludwigsshafen, Germany,
April 4, 1974
“Tales Tour”

Audience recording. I received this in trade in the late 90’s and have never seen it offered again, so I thought I would post it here. I do not know anything about the history of the recording, but as it appears to be somewhat rare, I suspect the recording is not that far from the master source, but who knows.

I would rate the sound as average for a Tales show, which is to say listenable but not great. Sound samples are provided in mp3 format.I personally never pass on any recording of the Tales tour!

I like the performance and find myself listening to this particular show more than even some better sounding Tales shows, so that is something. I particularly like the Tales songs. I encourage anyone with an upgrade to please post it.

I may not be able to seed continuously, so don't freak out if I shut down from time to time, even overnight.

Setlist
Disc 1
1.01 Firebird Suite (2.02)
1.02 Siberian Khatru (9.48)
1.03 And You and I (10.05)
1.04 Close To The Edge (18.55)
1.05 The Revealing Science Of God (21.10)

Disc 2
2.01 The Ancient (20.34)
2.02 Ritual (intro cut) (15.15)
2.03 Roundabout (8.17)
2.04 Starship Trooper (11.43)

Date 1974 - 04 - 14
Title Tales From The Edge - Pre CD
City Ludwigshafen - Germany
Venue Friedrich Ebert Halle
Disc time Disc 1 (0:59:48) - Disc 2 (1:04:33)
Quality - audience recording
Info This tape has been released on CD as 'Tales From The Edge'. It contains the whole show.
Artwork
1.01 Firebird Suite (2.07)
1.02 Siberian Khatru (9.41)
1.03 And You And I (9.25)
1.04 Close To The Edge (18.18)
1.05 The Revealing Science Of God (20.17)
2.01 The Ancient (19.24)
2.02 Ritual (24.22)
2.03 Audience (3.10)
2.04 Roundabout (8.28)
2.05 Starship Trooper (fades out) (9.09)

This is not the best-sounding yes tape ever. The instrumental/vocal balance is ok but the recording suffers from dropouts and distortion. The encore is worse: roundabout sounds muddy, starship trooper has only treble and distortion. The tape runs out during 'würm'.

It has been released on cd as 'Tales from the edge' but 10 minutes from 'ritual' were missing. Read a review here:
http://www.collectorsmusicreviews.com/yes/yes-tales-from-the-edge-highland-hl414141y30/

This tape (received by a trader, circa 1989) has the whole show. I don't know which generation it is, so if anyone has the cd, I'd be interested how the cd sounds in comparison.

Aud -> unknown -> Cassette -> Mackie Onyx Firewire -> Wavelab: EQ, speed correction, level correction -> flac

1.01 Firebird Suite (2.07)
1.02 Siberian Khatru (9.41)
1.03 And You And I (9.25)
1.04 Close To The Edge (18.18)
1.05 The Revealing Science Of God (20.17)

2.01 The Ancient (19.24)
2.02 Ritual (24.22)
2.03 Audience (3.10)
2.04 Roundabout (8.28)
2.05 Starship Trooper (fades out) (9.09)

Date 1974 - 04 - 16
Title Tales From Playing The Oceans
City Dortmund - Germany
Venue Westfalenhalle
Disc time Disc 1 (1:01:30) - Disc 2 (1:11:33)
Quality - audience recording
Info Highland HL638/639   -   Incorrect date on the cover
Artwork
1.01 Firebird Suite (1.33)
1.02 Siberian Khatru (10.24)
1.03 And You And I (9.58)
1.04 Close To The Edge (19.30)
1.05 The Revealing Science Of God (20.05)
2.01 The Ancient (21.16)
2.02 Prelude Ritual (2.35)
2.03 Ritual (26.48)
2.04 Roundabout (8.26)
2.05 Starship Trooper (12.28)

Tales From Playing The Oceans (Highland HL638/639)

Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, Germany - April 16th, 1974

Disc 1 (61:35):
1.01 Firebird Suite (1.33)
1.02 Siberian Khatru (10.24)
1.03 And You And I (9.58)
1.04 Close To The Edge (19.30)
1.05 The Revealing Science Of God (20.05)

Disc 2 (71:36):
2.01 The Ancient (21.16)
2.02 Prelude Ritual (2.35)
2.03 Ritual (26.48)
2.04 Roundabout (8.26)
2.05 Starship Trooper (12.28)

Tales From Playing The Oceans contains one of the final shows from the Tales From Topographic Oceans tour and is just weeks away from Rick Wakeman’s first of four exits from the band. The tape is a fair to good audience recording with some distortion and fuzziness surrounding the music with a predominant hollow echo. It can be enjoyable once your ears adjust to it, but there are better tapes out there of this tour. The tape is complete except for a cut at 2:53 in “The Revealing Science Of God”.

Yes began the tour with the intention of playing the full Close To The Edge and Tales From Topographic Oceans LPs with “Roundabout” played as the encore. This was the set list for the six week UK tour in November and December 1973 and the first month of the North American tour in February 1972. After the second Detroit performance on the 28th (and available as Science Of God Story on Highland (HL416/417)) the second side of Topographic Oceans, ”The Remembering”, was dropped and “Starship Trooper” was added as the second encore. This decision was made since Wakeman consistently improvized the keyboard in that piece upsetting Anderson and Howe. It is a regretful decision since his solos were always inventive in that piece.

This release on Highland is their third from the final week of this tour, following Tales From The Edge (HL14142#23) documenting their April 14th date in Ludwighafen and Paris ‘74 (HL132/33#Y26) covering their Paris date on April 19th. It’s difficult to understand the label’s facination with this period. In this concert, as well as the others, they sound tired and frustrated with the new material. The opener “Siberian Khatru” is a storming start but “And You And I” has trouble getting off the ground. “The Revealing Science Of God” sounds good and they play a thunderous version of “Ritual”, but in “The Ancient” Wakeman completely disappears from the middle section leaving Howe and Squire to fight for themselves.

As interesting a document for Yes’ history is, it would be great if Highland were to release some of the earlier shows from this tour when there was more enthusiasm and they were playing “The Remembering”. That track is a fantastic live piece which the band members themselves still want to play live. It at least let Wakeman and Howe stretch out and improvise. The label utilizes several rare photos that appeared on the Rhino remastered and expanded edition of Topographic Oceans released recently.

Date 1974 - 04 - 16
Title -
City Dortmund - Germany
Venue Westfalenhalle
Disc time Disc 1 (1:02:56) - Disc 2 (1:05:02)
Quality - audience recording
Info From Relayerman's DAT tape
Artwork
1.01 Firebird Suite (1.38)
1.02 Siberian Khatru (9.43)
1.03 And You And I (10.34)
1.04 Close To The Edge (19.54)
1.05 The Revealing Science Of God (tape flip at 3.23) (21.07)
2.01 The Ancient (21.17)
2.02 Ritual (first minutes missing) (18.15)
2.03 Crowd (4.14)
2.04 Roundabout (8.33)
2.05 Starship Trooper (12.43)

I saw a request for this show on another Yes torrent so I dug around and found this show not yet on CD. I had an old version of this on cassette from a trade eons ago, but discovered that I had an updated version from another trade on a DAT tape. My cassette version stopped after The Ancient whereas the DAT version inlcuded the rest of the show. I pulled out the DAT and ripped it to the PC and listened to the whole thing. Not a bad Tales show really, but its aged somewhat so I give it a "B". There are a couple of small cuts here and there presumably due to tape flips as they match the times well for 90 minute cassettes. My only puzzlement is whether the rest of the show from Ritual to the end is from the same show. Not sure. The sound was a tad different, but there were characteristics that made me think it was the same. Anyway its all here.

I tweaked the sound in a few ways to make it better (to my ears). The big omission is the first part of Ritual is missing. Otherwise, pretty much a complete show. Even some after-show music. There is a 4 minute section of crowd noise after Ritual before the band came back on, but tracked I it so it can be skipped (no band talking in there).

DAT tape (maybe 2nd gen?) > PC > SoundForge 10 > CD > FLAC > you

Yes
Westfallenhalle
Dortmund, Germany
April 16, 1974

Disc 1
1.01 Firebird Suite (1.38)
1.02 Siberian Khatru (9.43)
1.03 And You And I (10.34)
1.04 Close To The Edge (19.54)
1.05 The Revealing Science Of God (tape flip at 3.23) (21.07)

Disc 2
2.01 The Ancient (21.17)
2.02 Ritual (first minutes missing) (18.15)
2.03 Crowd (4.14)
2.04 Roundabout (8.33)
2.05 Starship Trooper (12.43)

Jon Anderson
Chris Squire
Steve Howe
Rick Wakeman
Alan White

Enjoy!

Relayerman

Date 1974 - 04 - 19
Title Légendes des Océans Topographiques
City Paris - France
Venue Palais Des Sports De Paris
Disc time Disc 1 (0:56:12) - Disc 2 (1:11:30)
Quality - audience recording
Info Remastered by Shaun Toole, April 2003
Artwork
1.01 Firebird Suite (2.50)
1.02 Siberian Khatru (11.30)
1.03 And You And I (9.54)
1.04 Close To The Edge (20.12)
1.05 The Revealing Science Of God (Part 1) (11.46)
2.01 The Revealing Science Of God (Part 2) (7.10)
2.02 The Ancient (20.27)
2.03 Ritual (24.39)
2.04 Roundabout (8.25)
2.05 Starship Trooper (10.49)

Yes
Palais Des Sports De Paris
1974-04-19
"Legendes des Oceans Topographiques"

Remastered by TheTooleMan, April, 2003 and February, 2008

Lineage: audience recording -> Relayerman -> TheTooleMan (2003) -> Sound Forge - CD audio -> (2008) EAC -> FLAC

By request!

There's a cut in TRSOG, probably a tape flip, and that seemed a natural point for the transition to disk two.

Audio quality is fairly good. Excellent performance.

Enjoy the art by JAS.

TheTooleMan
February, 2008

Lineup :
Jon Anderson (Vocals)
Steve Howe (Guitars)
Chris Squire (Bass)
Rick Wakeman (Keyboards)
Alan White (Drums)

1.01 Firebird Suite (2.50)
1.02 Siberian Khatru (11.30)
1.03 And You And I (9.54)
1.04 Close To The Edge (20.12)
1.05 The Revealing Science Of God (Part 1) (11.46)

2.01 The Revealing Science Of God (Part 2) (7.10)
2.02 The Ancient (20.27)
2.03 Ritual (24.39)
2.04 Roundabout (8.25)
2.05 Starship Trooper (10.49)

Date 1974 - 04 - 19
Title -
City Paris - France
Venue Palais Des Sports De Paris
Disc time Disc 1 (1:05:26) - Disc 2 (1:06:20)
Quality - audience recording
Info LDB Special Series #441 (RLR collection)
Artwork
1.01 Firebird Suite - Siberian Khatru (13.14)
1.02 And You And I (11.15)
1.03 Close To The Edge (20.25)
1.04 The Revealing Science Of God (tape flip) (20.32)
2.01 The Ancient (21.07)
2.02 Ritual (23.09)
2.03 Roundabout (9.58)
2.04 Starship Trooper (12.06)

LDB Special Series #441 (RLR collection)

Out of my 17,000+ shows and radio broadcasts, I have many concerts that were special for some reasons: the setlist, the musicians, the venue or unexpected events. These are the ones I'd like to propose you. Most of these come from my cassettes collection, so they will be released at a slower pace than my Master Series! But you won't be disappointed!
I will try to gather the most unusual things I have in my collection and, as always, your feedback and comments will be my reward for all the work involved in this project.

DO NOT share this music on mp3, just convert it for your own use. Sharing mp3's is the right way to make me stop sharing music here.

YES
Paris, Palais des Sports
April 19, 1974

1.01 Firebird Suite - Siberian Khatru (13.14)
1.02 And You And I (11.15)
1.03 Close To The Edge (20.25)
1.04 The Revealing Science Of God (tape flip) (20.32)

2.01 The Ancient (21.07)
2.02 Ritual (23.09)
2.03 Roundabout (9.58)
2.04 Starship Trooper (12.06)

TT 131:50

Lineage: Unknown recording device > low generation tape > Teac Tape Deck AD-RW900 > Creative Sound Blaster Audigy > HD >
SoundForge 7.0 > CD Wave > FLAC Frontend (level 6)

Jon Anderson - vocals, guitar
Chris Squire - bass, vocals
Rick Wakeman - keyboards
Steve Howe - guitar
Alan White - drums, percussion

I had transferred this couple of tapes from RLR collection already, but when I listened back the recording was running way too fast. So I took the tapes back and transferred them again using a pitch correction. I hope I captured the right speed.

Overall, this is a low generation with low hiss. It must have been recorded with professional device because at various times the taper adjusts the recording volume. By far not perfect recording but still enjoyable. You kind of "smell" the ambience from a typical show of the 70´s there...

Enjoy! And before you ask, I have not compared this source with other circulating sources...

ldb

Date 1974 - 04 - 21
Title Swiss Tales
City Zürich - Switserland
Venue Hallenstadion
Disc time Disc 1 (1:02:37) - Disc 2 (1:01:06)
Quality - audience recording
Info -
Artwork
1.01 Firebird Suite (2.50)
1.02 Siberian Khatru (9.58)
1.03 And You And I (10.05)
1.04 Close To The Edge (19.03)
1.05 The Revealing Science Of God (fades out) (20.41)
2.01 The Ancient (19.35)
2.02 Ritual (23.20)
2.03 Roundabout (7.43)
2.04 Starship Trooper (10.28)

Yes
Hallenstadion Zurich
Zurich, Switzerland
21-04-74

Jon Anderson: vocals
Steve Howe: guitars, vocals
Chris Squire: bass, vocals
Rick Wakeman: keyboards
Alan White: drums

Notes: Decent audience recording from the 2nd to last Tales from Topographic
Oceans tour performance.

Disc 1 (1:02:37)
1.01 Firebird Suite (2.50)
1.02 Siberian Khatru (9.58)
1.03 And You And I (10.05)
1.04 Close To The Edge (19.03)
1.05 The Revealing Science Of God (fades out) (20.41)

Disc 2 (1:01:06)
2.01 The Ancient (19.35)
2.02 Ritual (23.20)
2.03 Roundabout (7.43)
2.04 Starship Trooper (10.28)

Date 1974 - 04 - 21
Title William Tell Edition 069
City Zürich - Switserland
Venue Hallenstadion
Disc time Disc 1 (1:01:08) - Disc 2 (1:07:44)
Quality - audience recording
Info Recorded by 'Judge Free' - Recording provided by 'William Tell' - Multiple tape errors and 'blancs'
Artwork
1.01 Firebird Suite (2.08)
1.02 Siberian Khatru (10.17)
1.03 And You And I (9.45)
1.04 Close To The Edge (18.22)
1.05 The Revealing Science Of God (20.36)
2.01 The Ancient (21.01)
2.02 Ritual (28.27)
2.03 Roundabout (8.21)
2.04 Starship Trooper (9.55)

Dear "Dime" Members,
Here we are once again with more uncirculated Audience Masters from our friends in Europe.
It's a new year and we still have alot more to share in this series(WTE).
As usual, be prepared for some strange and interesting bands and recordings.
And of course some time honored "Classic" bands as well!

Once again i would like to ask those that still have such "treasures" tucked away,
to please consider sharing them the way these generous people have.
None of us are getting any younger and what good will any of your recordings be when you're DEAD!

So Ladies & Gentleman, Boys & Girls, Brothers & Sisters,
For your entertainment & "earjoyment"
I present to you;

"WILLIAM TELL EDITION" 069

YES
1974-04-21
Hallenstadion
Zurich, Switzerland

Recorded by; "Judge Free"

Recorded on; AGFA Fe Master Cassettes>Phillips Deck(Mono)>second generation EL3302

Recording provided by; "William Tell"

Uploaded by; "Lucifer Burns"

See IMPORTANT lineage notes below*

Setlist

DISC 1

1.01 Firebird Suite (2.08)
1.02 Siberian Khatru (10.17)
1.03 And You And I (9.45)
1.04 Close To The Edge (18.22)
1.05 The Revealing Science Of God (20.36)

DISC 2

2.01 The Ancient (21.01)
2.02 Ritual (28.27)
2.03 Roundabout (8.21)
2.04 Starship Trooper (9.55)

Musicians;

JON ANDERSON- Vocals
STEVE HOWE- Guitars
CHRIS SQUIRE- Bass
RICK WAKEMAN- Keyboards
ALAN WHITE- Drums

 

*Here is the orignal lineage for the die-hard collector as well as the average listener;

AGFA Fe Master cassette>Nakamichi 682 ZX Cassette Tape deck(normal eq/no noise reduction)>Sony CDR-W66 Standalone CD Burner w/"super bitmapping on">CDR

CDR>Plexwriter Premium II CD-Transport>iMac 3.06 GHz Intel Core Duo with iTunes 9.2.1 into WAW>DVDR.

DVDR>WAV>TLH>FLAC>DIME

Feel free to remaster or matrix the show and to provide artwork (please naming source and all involved) – and then please RE-SEED here on DIME and share!

Please thank the gentleman that recorded the show; "Judge Free" and his friend "William Tell" for providing the "raw file".

PLEASE ENJOY THE MUSIC, WHILE YOU STILL CAN, BEFORE YOUR DEAD!

Date 1974 - 04 - 21
Title William Tell Edition 069 Remastered
City Zürich - Switserland
Venue Hallenstadion
Disc time Disc 1 (1:01:00) - Disc 2 (1:02:27)
Quality - audience recording
Info Remastered by glasnostrd19: gaps removed, a 5 minute repeating section in Ritual removed, etc.
Artwork
1.01 Firebird Suite (2.08)
1.02 Siberian Khatru (10.21)
1.03 And You And I (9.37)
1.04 Close To The Edge (18.27)
1.05 The Revealing Science Of God (20.27)
2.01 The Ancient (20.46)
2.02 Ritual (20.43)
2.03 Encore applause (2.26)
2.04 Roundabout (8.12)
2.05 Starship Trooper (10.20)

remaster notes:
this was posted (before remastering) by luciferburns as part of his dimey award nominated "Wiliam (don't ask just) Tell" overtures series. I have balanced the levels out and retracked a couple,
reducing the overall volume by 1.5-2 db's, individual clap reduction (of 3-6 db's) was done to the loudest claps after most of the tracks, to make them not overwhelming in comparison to everything else, a 4 second silent gap was removed at 4:21 into RSOG, another .130 silent gap was removed at 4:35, and another 4 second gap at 5:08) a short gap was spliced 1:58 into "the ancient", a recorder shutoff noise and short gap was removed after "the ancient", a gap of about 3 seconds was removed at 10:00 of "ritual", another gap of about 4 seconds was removed at 10:19 of "ritual", a repeating section of about 5 minutes was removed at about 9:36 of "ritual",
a new track was made for the encore applause after "ritual", and well over 100 loud claps in it were reduced to make it easier to listen to, about .3 seconds of it were removed at about 1:41 to remove a recorder turn-on noise just before the band returns for roundabout, removed gap about 9:08 into starship trooper.
I also spliced in some applause after starship trooper (ending with a fadeout) since the recorder shut off abruptly after it ended, to smooth the ending out a little. all these gaps are from interruptions in the recording. the ancient and ritual sound a little better now, the other 2 songs with gaps have some parts missing (not just what were gaps) and don't sound as "continuous" as would be preferred, spliced together as well as I could without having a 2nd source to fix the missing parts with. I think it sounds a little better this way, but please don't expect it to sound uninterrupted, even though I tried to make it sound uninterrupted. a hippo can swim too, but not like a dolphin. the clap reduction makes a big difference since this was a very clappy crowd. especially if you listen to this very quietly, or very loudly, the loudest of the clapping won't be even louder than the music in parts as it was before.
thanks to Judge Free for recording this show. It took some work to reduce the loudest clapping
to a reasonable volume, and maintain the continuity of the overall recording,
but it's swiss ocean tales of yes, so I thought it was worth it.
track 5 ended with a fadeout before, and track 6 began with a fade in.
I have left that and the track split as is.
no "remembering" in this show (did they forget, or just get too close to the edge?)
the recording has survived nearly 36 years well.

"WILLIAM (don't ask, just) TELL (Overtures) EDITION" #069 (remastered by glasnostrd19)

tales from swiss oceans with
YES
Jon Anderson: vocals
Steve Howe: guitars
Chris Squire: bass
Rick Wakeman: keyboards
Alan White: drums

Hallenstadion
Zurich, Switzerland
April 21, 1974
runtime: 123:32 (minutes/seconds)
setlist:

disc 1 61:00

1.01 Firebird Suite (2.08)
1.02 Siberian Khatru (10.21)
1.03 And You And I (9.37)
1.04 Close To The Edge (18.27)
1.05 The Revealing Science Of God (20.27)


disc 2 62:27

2.01 The Ancient (20.46)
2.02 Ritual (20.43)
2.03 Encore applause (2.26)
2.04 Roundabout (8.12)
2.05 Starship Trooper (10.20)

original lineage:

AGFA Fe Master cassette > Nakamichi 682 ZX Cassette Tape deck (normal eq/no noise reduction) >
Sony CDR-W66 Standalone CD Burner w/"super bitmapping on" > CDR >
Plexwriter Premium II CD-Transport > iMac 3.06 GHz Intel Core Duo with iTunes 9.2.1 into WAV >
DVDR > WAV > TLH > FLAC > DIME.

remaster lineage:
dime download (flac) > wav (remastering) > flac (sb's aligned) > remaster upload.

Recorded by; "Judge Free"

Recorded on; AGFA Fe Master Cassettes > Phillips Deck (Mono) > second generation EL3302

Recording provided by; "William Tell"

Uploaded by; "Lucifer Burns"

remastered by "glasnostrd19"
it takes a team to row a boat. (a yes concert isn't a dinghy.)

Date 1974 - 04 - 23
Title Roma - April 23, 1974
City Roma - Italy
Venue Palazzo Di Palaeur Dello Sport
Disc time Disc 1 (0:41:24) - Disc 2 (1:05:40)
Quality - audience recording
Info Final performance of the TFTO tour - Rick Wakeman's final live Yes performance until 1977
Artwork
1.01 Firebird Suite (2.07)
1.02 Siberian Khatru (10.23)
1.03 And You And I (9.30)
1.04 Close To The Edge (19.24)
1.01 Intro To The Revealing Science Of God (1.50)
1.02 The Revealing Science Of God (19.38)
1.03 The Ancient (19.39)
1.04 Intro To Ritual (2.06)
1.05 Ritual (22.27)

Yes
Palazzo Di Palaeur Dello Sport
Rome, Italy
April 23, 1974
**final performance of the Tales from Topographic Oceans tour**
**Rick Wakeman's final live Yes performance until 1977**

lineage: audience recorded cassettes>?>CDR>EAC>FLAC

Disc 1 (41:24)
1.01 Firebird Suite (2.07)
1.02 Siberian Khatru (10.23)
1.03 And You And I (9.30)
1.04 Close To The Edge (19.24)

Disc 2 (1:05:40)
1.01 Intro To The Revealing Science Of God (1.50)
1.02 The Revealing Science Of God (19.38)
1.03 The Ancient (19.39)
1.04 Intro To Ritual (2.06)
1.05 Ritual (22.27)

Date 1973 - 1974
Title Studio Demos 1973 - 1974
City -
Venue -
Disc time 1:02:12
Quality - studio recordings
Info With very rare TGOD lyrics
Artwork
1.01 The Revealing Science Of God (23.37)
1.02 The Ancient (17.19)
1.03 The Gates Of Delirium (21.16)

1973 - 11 - 01   Tales From Topographic Oceans Tour   1974 - 04 - 23

Close To The Edge Tour     Relayer Tour