Yes / Tales From Great Western / 2CD

Yes / Tales From Great Western / 2CD / Virtuoso

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Live At Great Western Forum, Inglewood, CA, USA 18th March 1974.

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1974 “ocean topography of the story” to accompany the North American tour later in the March 18, Los Angeles has recorded performances Inglewood Forum in the best audience recording. In recent years emerged, fan must-have board using the master direct-called version of Mike Millard. Overnight of California’s legendary revives in the high-quality sound with a natural spread that avoids all of equalization. Former Boston performance is also different from the take ( “ALTERNATE VIEW”), overflowing tone of miracle from the sound, such as the vintage mood full of antiques. Hiss, including, such as the essence is lost with the sound I’ve changed something, it has been really recorded in a miraculous sound. Color sense of lively sound is excellent, I can affirm that can be expressed because this sound, will also say a piece of miracle that can be touched to have spiritual nobility of only this time Jesus. In fact, if people who do not shed tears listening to the Total Mass Retain this day in Jesus fan will not than not in this world. It’ll be become stunned after the “crisis” the show too much of greatness. Also Howe guitar Rick keyboard, it in earlier, let alone later of Jesus, has been filled with overwhelming charm that does not taste absolutely, convincing of this sound is not comparable to, such as last year’s CTTE tour as in, it has become a piece can be seen well with all that what in 1974 was the peak of Jesus. SE and the “crisis” three songs of the is the familiar has been recorded, “Firebird”, three songs (drop Remembering from the middle of US tour.) From the “ocean topography” is to tape a master of the show end Roundabout and Starship Trooper but but is accrued, is only 70’s Jesus is 107 minutes of all time that can touch the supreme sound universe that could be reached, all fans must listen. Of 200 limited edition is the appearance in the press CD.

★ is a review summary of beatleg magazine vol.102 (Nos. 1, 2009). In case you’re wondering.

From the United States tour with the release of “Tales From Topographic Oceans” of Jesus, 2 Disc was recorded Inglewood, CA performances of March 18, 1974. This tour is something with a story behind it, it was originally LP2 sheets set all four songs of the epic “marine geomorphology story”, that songs play the previous “crisis”, the mania is something coveted, listen in terms of content are those dark very dense to choose a hand, it always was a so-called set-list of large game to bet the survival of the band. Since the analog boot era of time this sound source has not come to quite appeared, but something that was also known as the phantom of the tour, recently those of very good sound quality while audience recording has been forest. This work is sometimes called the playing of late tours, make me hear at once without having to stupid or wrong configuration in songs over 20 minutes. In addition, since the middle tour “recollection” of the “ocean geomorphology of the story,” recording is out of the set list, become a “marine geomorphology of the story” itself is compact suite, easy to listen more, has become easier to understand I’m happy. And, wonderfully is exciting of the “ritual” to be played summon up all of its minute surplus power, performance has reached the apex of five of the members surrounding the whole body. Like the audience recorded by the cassette, but overall there is a rough, because the tape of the deterioration is small, causing the Waufura or, in peace without that or lack of sound that can listen to the end. It is the work to be excited after a long time


1974年「海洋地形学の物語」に伴う北米ツアー後半の3月18日、ロスアンゼルスはイングルウッド・フォーラム公演を極上オーディエンス録音で収録。近年出現した、マイク・ミラードのマスター・ダイレクトと称されるヴァージョンを使用したファン必携盤。一切のイコライズを避けた自然で広がりのある高音質サウンドで蘇るカリフォルニアの伝説の一夜。先のボストン公演テイク(“ALTERNATE VIEW”)ともまた違う、ヴィンテージ・ムードいっぱいの骨董品のようなサウンドから溢れ出る奇跡の音色。ヒスノイズも含め、何かを変えたら音のもつ本質が失われてしまうような、本当に奇跡的なサウンドで収録されています。活き活きした音の色彩感は素晴らしく、この音だから表現できたと断言できる、この時期のイエスだけのもつ精神的な気高さに触れることのできるミラクルな一枚とも言えるでしょう。実際、イエス・ファンでこの日のTotal Mass Retainを聴いて涙しない人はこの世にいないのではないでしょうか。あまりの凄さに「危機」終演後に呆然としてしまうことでしょう。ハウのギターもリックのキーボードも、それ以前の、ましてやそれ以降のイエスでは、絶対に味わえないような圧倒的な魅力に満ちており、この音の説得力は前年のCTTEツアーなどは比較にならないほどで、1974年こそがイエスのピークであったことが全くもってよく分かる一枚になっています。収録されているのはお馴染み「火の鳥」のSEと「危機」3曲、「海洋地形学」から3曲(RememberingはUSツアー途中からドロップ。)テープマスターにはショウエンドのRoundaboutとStarship Trooperが未収ですが、70年代イエスのみが到達することができた至高の音宇宙に触れることの出来る空前絶後の107分は、全てのファン必聴です。200枚限定のプレスCDで登場です。

★beatleg誌 vol.102(2009年1月号)のレビュー要約です。ご参考まで。


Disc 1
1. Firebird Suite 2. Siberian Khatru 3. And You And I 4. Close To The Edge
5. The Revealing Science Of God

Disc 2
1. The Ancient 2. Ritual

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


Virtuoso 038/039

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