YES / Wembley 1978 Final Night / 2CD

YES / Wembley 1978 Final Night / 2CD / Virtuoso

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Live at Wembley Arena, London, UK 28th October 1978 Evening Show & Broadcast on the BBC Friday Rock Show.  Stereo SBD

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The ultimate sound board album that summarizes the golden ’70s is reprinted. It is a permanent preservation press appeared in 2CD.
Engraved in this work is “London Performance (night part) on October 28, 1978”. “TORMATO TOUR” who celebrated its 10th anniversary with five golden people is an official-class stereo sound board that explores the highest peak ever. Official works such as “YESSHOWS” “LIVE IN PHILADELPHIA” are left from this tour, but clearly this work is more than that. It is the ultimate live album which will also be “YESSONGS 2”. Let’s start with the position of the show first before coming close to that content.

· August 28 – October 8: North America # 1 (37 shows)
“September 26” TORMATO “Release”
· October 24 – 28: UK (6 shows) ← ★ Coco ★
· April 9 – May 8: North America # 2 (27 performances)
· May 24 – June 30: North America # 3 (32 performances)

This is the whole picture of “TORMATO TOUR 1978 – 1979”. It is almost occupied by the North American performance, except for “UK” tour exceptions. Wembley Arena Continuous 6 shows were held. Among them, the last day is included in this work. There are 2 performances on this day, it is the last night night performance.
This show was also broadcast on the radio, and its air check sound source has become a standard for a long time. This work is the highest peak board of such traditional sound board. It is a famous program “FRIDAY ROCK SHOW” which the late Tommy Vance hosts and was digitized from the superb broadcasting master. It’s a perfect official-class sound that disappears from every version of the traditional soundboard, with glossy sound boards that do not have any pitch deviations, distortion or noise. Indeed, when it first appeared as “DEFINITIVE TOURMATO”, I wished that it was recorded from a professional magazine as “a work of astonishing quality”, “Originally recorded as” Yes Shoes “or” Live · Years “something” Although the boot work has been released like a mountain, this work is the master quality, “a great praise was received. This work is a reprint of its highest peak master. Again, I am going to perform the latest mastering, but honestly I can hardly feel the difference. Although I tried to pierce the corner of the box, there is no way to add hands …… It is a perfect stereo sound board so much.
It is wonderful to see the show drawn with that quality. Tommy Vance ‘s DJ of old memories from the beginning is a mood full mark, but from the beginning there has been a revolutionary movement of the famous group of music that has been driving the progressive scene for over 10 years. Although “TORMATO” numbers such as “Circus Of Heaven” and “On The Silent Wings Of Freedom” which can not be heard even “YESSHOWS” and the big work “Awaken” are also delicious, the 10th anniversary special medley . Starting from “Time And A Word”, we connect the classical songs “Long Distance Runaround” “The Fish” “Survival” “Perpetual Change” “The Gates Of Delirium” “Soon” and over the course of 27 minutes “YES It is a finish like a great suite drawing the decade of “.
And it is better to run through the full show with such a masterpiece. Unlike “YESSHOWS” which was a compilation of various shows, it differs from “LIVE IN PHILADELPHIA” which is less than an hour. The feeling of being able to soak in the show for about 2 hours is wonderful. Besides, the essential performance is also great. To be honest, there were also unhappy show in six consecutive Wembley Arena performances, but because this work is the final performance of the home country, because the broadcast has entered, there is plenty of cheer and tension.

After this show, the following year also tours North America, John Anderson leaves. YES advances to “DRAMA”. In other words, this work was also the last concert in the UK in his home country of the 1970s. It is a super masterpiece sound board which contained the greatest number of its culmination with the ultra superb quality of the official quality. Beyond the official / informal, it is a super masterpiece that will enter into five fingers even in the wandering YES whole history, the extremely live album to call “YESSONGS 2”. Its highest record in history. Please, enjoy plenty with the permanent preservation press 2CD.

本作に刻まれているのは「1978年10月28日ロンドン公演(夜の部)」。黄金の5人で結成10周年を祝った“TORMATO TOUR”でも、史上最高峰を究めるオフィシャル級ステレオ・サウンドボードです。このツアーからは『YESSHOWS』『LIVE IN PHILADELPHIA』といった公式作品も残されていますが、ハッキリ言って本作はそれ以上。『YESSONGS 2』ともなる究極のライヴアルバムなのです。その内容に迫る前に、まずはショウのポジションから始めましょう。


これが“TORMATO TOUR 1978-1979”の全体像。ほぼ北米公演で占められていますが、その中で「英国」ツアーだけは例外。ウェンブリー・アリーナ連続6公演が行われました。そのうち、本作に収められているのは最終日。この日は2公演あり、最後の最後となる夜の部公演です。
このショウはラジオでも放送され、古くからそのエアチェック音源が定番となってきました。本作は、そんな伝統サウンドボードの最高峰盤。故トミー・ヴァンス氏が司会を務める名物番組“FRIDAY ROCK SHOW”バージョンで、極上の放送原盤からデジタル化されたもの。ピッチの狂いやヨレ、ノイズも一切ない艶やかなサウンドボードが全編を貫き、従来のあらゆるバージョンを一蹴する完全オフィシャル級サウンドなのです。実際、『DEFINITIVE TOURMATO』として初登場した際には専門誌から「驚異的なクオリティの作品」「本来はそのまま『イエスショウズ』や『ライヴ・イヤーズ』なんかに収録して欲しかった」「この日のブート作品は山のようにリリースされているが、本作こそマスター・クオリティ」と大絶賛が寄せられました。本作は、その最高峰マスターを復刻したもの。再度、最新マスタリングも行ってはおりますが、正直なところ違いはほとんど感じられないかも知れません。重箱の隅を突いてはみたものの、手の加えようがない……それほどまでに完璧なステレオ・サウンドボードなのです。
そのクオリティで描かれるショウも究めて素晴らしい。冒頭から懐かしのトミー・ヴァンスのDJがムード満点ですが、そこから10年に渡ってプログレ・シーンを牽引してきた名曲群の一気呵成。『YESSHOWS』でも聴けない「Circus Of Heaven」「On The Silent Wings Of Freedom」といった『TORMATO』ナンバーや大作「Awaken」も美味しいですが、圧巻なのは“THE BIG MEDLEY”と言われた10周年の特別メドレー。「Time And A Word」からスタートし、「Long Distance Runaround」「The Fish」「Survival」「Perpetual Change」「The Gates Of Delirium」「Soon」と名曲を繋ぎに繋ぎ、約27分に渡って“YESの10年”を描く一大組曲のような仕上りです。
そして、そんな超大作を交えながらフルショウを駆け抜けるのが良い。さまざまなショウのコンピレーションだった『YESSHOWS』とは違い、1時間にも満たない『LIVE IN PHILADELPHIA』とも異なる。約2時間にわたってショウに浸りきれる感覚が素晴らしい。しかも、肝心要のパフォーマンスも絶好調。正直なところ、ウェンブリー・アリーナ連続6公演の中にはアンアンブルが今ひとつなショウもありましたが、本作は本国の最終公演だからか、放送が入ったためか、気合いもテンションも十分なのです。

このショウの後、翌年も北米をツアーし、ジョン・アンダーソンが離脱。YESは『DRAMA』へと歩みを進めます。つまり、本作は本国イギリスでの70年代最後のコンサートでもありました。その集大成の大一番を超極上のオフィシャル級クオリティで封じ込めた超傑作サウンドボードです。公式/非公式の別を超え、波乱のYES全史でも五指に入るであろう超傑作であり、『YESSONGS 2』と呼ぶべき極めつけのライヴアルバム。その史上最高峰盤。どうぞ、永久保存プレス2CDでたっぷりとご堪能ください。


Disc 1(55:51)
1. Introduction by Tommy Vance 2. Close Encounters Of The Third Kind 3. Siberian Khatru
4. Heart Of The Sunrise 5. The Circus Of Heaven 6. Time And A Word 7. Long Distance Runaround
8. The Fish incl. Survival 9. Perpetual Change 10. The Gates Of Delirium incl. Soon

Disc 2(62:39)
1. Don’t Kill The Whale 2. Clap 3. Starship Trooper 4. On The Silent Wings Of Freedom
5. Awaken 6. I’ve Seen All Good People 7. Roundabout


Jon Anderson – Vocals Steve Howe Guitar & Vocal Rick Wakeman – Keyboards
Chris Squire – Bass & Vocal Alan White – Drums

Virtuoso 379/380




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