YES / Definitive Boston 1974 / 2CD

YES / Definitive Boston 1974 / 2CD / Virtuoso

Translated text:
Live at Boston Garden, Boston, MA. USA 26th February 1974

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YES Even in the whole history “supermarket” which is marked as “symbol” “highest masterpiece” is reprinted by digital remaster. The identity of the “symbolic board” is an audience recording of “Boston Performance February 26, 1974”. Yes, it is a top live album of “complete story of oceanographic topography”.
A super masterpiece “The story of oceanographic topography” that left a huge footprint in the history of progressive rock. That perfect performance was exactly the crystal of the dream of YES fans. While it was a famous masterpiece of the top of the great workmanship beyond “crisis” “relayer”, all four movements were played in the long history only “TALES FROM TOPOGRAPHIC OCEANS TOUR (part of)”. In recent years, a tour with this album as the theme was done, but still partial reproduction has stopped. Moreover, despite the great heyday, “TALES FROM TOPOGRAPHIC OCEANS TOUR” was not blessed with sound board recording. There were only a few radio broadcasts, so there were few professional records left.

【The best masterpiece of oceanographic topography tour】
Because it is such a story of oceanographic topography, mania has been looking for the best audience recording in a long history. The conclusion that reached after the quest. That is the Boston performance of this work. Although it is a name recording that has represented the tour from the analog era, this work is not such an analog raising, but as a press CD “ALTERNATE VIEW”, it is a superb item that once blew the world. Sounds said to have been awakened from the original master were the highest peak ever, and the maniacs all over the world trembled for the first time in the ultimate superb ability to kick out Sogyosan’s line recordings. This work is a vertex board that remastered its Daimyo board.
Of course, because it is a traditional name recording, I paid close attention to that mastering. Detail comparable to line recording, realistic feel without touching the size, carefully adjusted the balance of “ringing”. To be honest, it is not transfigured as if it were “another recording” (because it is a grade), but it is even more compatible with magnificent spectacle and a strong direct feeling.

【Complete recording of super masterpiece uncut】
In such sounds, the pro-reactive YES Togenokyo. Of course, the biggest feature is a “complete story of oceanographic topography”, but that is not all. At the beginning of the show is reproducing all the songs of the great masterpiece “Crisis” (in reverse order), plus “whole ocean topography” on top of it, followed by an encore “Roundabout” is a super luxury concert is.
What is important here is that this work is a completely seamless recording. Apparently it seems to be a reel recording, there are no cuts such as tape change. No matter how much super-major work is going to be repeated, it also opens from the frame of analog LP which was pushing in the studio recording. Episode is still an epic masterpiece … No, I can take the whole body to breathe freely more than that.
If the set is vertex, the performance is also culminent. The dynamism of the epic masterpiece “crisis” “ritual” is overwhelming, and in particular the steady butterfly guitar which is freely fluffy is not completely skiing while youth is also spreading. Chris Squier who is a stamp of YES also raises groaning full of momentum of powerfulness, Alan White who also works as a partner also completely wipes out the shadow of Bill · Blueford with its full powerful possession. Of course, John Anderson’s Angelic Voice also “shines down from heaven” and divineness that “springs out of the spring”. Rick Wakeman sometimes makes tuning delicately crazy, but it also overflows with overwhelming performances that neither do it nor do it spills out.

A record of a miracle that contained a super masterpiece “The story of oceanographic topography” with superb ultimate sound comparable to a soundboard without a chipping piece. It is its highest peak. It is even comparable to the historical daimyo board “Jesus Songs” …… No, super-masterpiece that even transcends in a sense. One even a symbolic board of music genre “progressive rock” itself. Please, your hand.
プログレッシヴ・ロック史に巨大な足跡を遺した超大作『海洋地形学の物語』。その完全演奏は、まさにYESファンの夢の結晶でした。『危機』『リレイヤー』を超える大作主義の頂点を極めた名曲ながら、長い歴史でも4楽章すべてが演奏されたのは“TALES FROM TOPOGRAPHIC OCEANS TOUR(の一部)”だけ。近年、このアルバムをテーマにしたツアーが行われましたが、それでも部分再現に止まっています。しかも、その“TALES FROM TOPOGRAPHIC OCEANS TOUR”は、一大全盛期にも関わらず、サウンドボード録音にも恵まれなかった。ごく一部だけのラジオ放送があるくらいで、プロフェッショナルな記録がほとんど残されなかったのです。

そんな『海洋地形学の物語』だからこそ、長い歴史でマニアはベストなオーディエンス録音を探し求めてきました。その探求の末、たどり着いた結論。それが本作のボストン公演なのです。アナログ時代からツアーを代表してきた名録音ですが、本作はそんなアナログ起こしではなく、かつてプレスCD『ALTERNATE VIEW』として一世を風靡した極上品。オリジナル・マスターから起こされたと言われるサウンドは史上最高峰を極め、そんじょそこらのライン録音も蹴散らす超極上ぶりに世界中のマニアが震撼したもの。本作は、その大名盤をリマスターした頂点盤なのです。



Disc 1(66:22)
1. Firebird Suite 2. Siberian Khatru 3. And You And I 4. Close To The Edge
5. The Revealing Science Of God

Disc 2(79:09)
1. The Remembering 2. The Ancient 3. Ritual 4. Roundabout

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

Virtuoso 365/366

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