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MD5 Record Set:    Disc 1    -    Disc 2 -    Disc 3 -    Disc 4 -    Disc 5 -    Disc 6
  • Band / Artist
  • Concert Date
  • RoIO Title
  • Venue
  • Yes
  • 1971-00-00
  • 1971 Soundboards
  • Yale Bowl
  • Town / City
  • State / Prov.
  • Country
  • File Format
  • New Haven
  • CT
  • USA
  • FLAC
  • Recorder Number
  • Sound Quality
  • Entered By
  • Date Entered
  • unknown
  • Excellent
  • Groovinpict
  • 1st of September 2008
  • TheTooleMan Presents: Yes 1971 Soundboards 1971-01-24 Gothenburg, Sweden 1971-07-24 Yale Bowl, New Haven CT USA Before someone beats me to the punch, I want to give you my remaster of these two vintage shows. In honor of St. Patty's Day or whatever other occasion you might find to celebrate, these two will keep you in good company and high spirits. And I want you to know exactly where they came from, for credit or blame: the pirate studio of TheTooleMan. Gothenburg: recordings of this show have been around for a while, but the source tape I was given is as clean as it gets. The audio was a bit bassy, and has been cleaned up. I would bet this was performed in a TV or radio studio. The recording is pre-broadcast, for sure. l don't know if there is more of this session than appears here, but this is all I've ever found. New Haven: of all the unofficial Yes recordings, this is my favorite. The story is that the taper walked up to the soundboard with a reel to reel recorder and plugged in. The first-generation copy I was given is very clean. The recording had one major problem: the first seconds of Yours Is No Disgrace are missing. Maybe the leader tape was still running through the machine at that moment, or the taper just didn't throw the switch in time. I reconstructed those opening notes from a passage later in the song where they are repeated. The result is seamlessly perfect. I took some liberties in spicing up this otherwise cold-sounding tape by punching up the EQ and adding some delay and stereo ambience to create the effect of an outdoor performance, with sound bouncing off neighboring buildings. I also cranked up the audience response, which was picked up through the stage mics and can barely be heard on the raw tape. I also detected, reflected, injected, infected but not neglected, rejected, inflected, respected, and speed-corrected. The result is a performance much more "alive" with the vibe of Yes playing in front of one of their first really big audiences (they were opening for Grand Funk), savoring the enthusiastic response from the crowd and probably getting the first vision of their later massive success. Yes was: Jon Anderson Chris Squire Bill Bruford Tony Kaye Steve Howe (yup, that's him playing the Peter Banks tracks from "Time and a Word") Lineage: Master tape => some kind of tape copy => CD => Sound Forge => TheTooleMan's ears => FLAC Tracks, Gothenburg, 1971-01-24: All Good People Astral Traveler Everydays Tracks, New Haven, 1971-07-24: Yours Is No Disgrace All Good People Clap/Classical Gas Perpetual Change Thanks to Carl for both of these remarkable recordings. Don't forget: "Deep inside, the world's controlling you and me." TheTooleMan March, 2005