Yes / The Years Of Delirium 2nd Press / 4CD+2Bonus DVDR

Yes / The Years Of Delirium 2nd Press / 4CD+2Bonus DVDR / Virtuoso
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Boston Garden, Boston, MA. USA 11th December 1974 & Roosevelt Stadium, Jersey City, NJ. USA 17th June 1976 STEREO SBD. Plus 2 Bonus DVDR “LIVE 1975 AT Q.P.R.”

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Even in the long and complicated YES history, the Patrick Morat era, which had a special sparkle that was not two and was also the peak of the 70’s progressive rock. The ultimate board which set the best stereo sound board recording is re-arrived in second press.
The work included in this work is “Boston Performance on December 11, 1974” and “Jersey City Show on June 17, 1976. Both are shows in the US, but for a year and a half, Tour will also be different.This is a good opportunity so let’s summarize the activities of the Moraz era here on a schedule.

“RELAYER TOUR 1974-1975”
· November 8 – December 17, 1974: North America # 1 (31 performances) ← ★ Coco ★
· April 15 – 1975 – May 17: UK (24 performances) * Official video
· June 17, 1975 – July 25: North America # 2 (32 performances)
· August 23, 1975: Reading Festival (1 performance)

· May 28 – 1976 – 22 August: North America # 3 (51 performances) ← ★ Coco ★

This is the whole view of the Morat era. As a studio work, Moraz finished with “Relayer”, but I did two tours and I did 139 performances with YES. The official film “LIVE 1975 AT QPR” during this period was the home country “UK” leg, but the Boston performance of this work is the 24th show of the earliest “North America # 1”, the Jersey City show last “North America # 3” It is a concert which is the 17th performances of.
Such a performance is the finest sound board known from the past. It is a big staple boasting one of the most popular even in YES history. The secret of popularity, of course, is Moraz. Anyway, what kind of sounds are being made in the band that produced that intense “RELAYER” …… Such interest is what anyone holds. However, what is officially released is “LIVE 1975 AT Q.P.R.” in which the sound is disarrayed outstandingly, and “THE WORD IS LIVE” of snacks only. This work is the highest ever in the history of a large standard stereo sound board that has healed “dryness” all over the world. Let’s see each one in detail.

【Disc 1-2: Boston Performed in 1974】
Masu appeared, it is a large staple that produced dozens of kinds of boot legs. “ELECTRIC FREEDOM” which totally recorded to DJ several years ago wiped out the episode, but remastered the same master as that masterpiece again. The powerful sound just before the excessive input conveyed the true value of “Relayer YES” brilliantly, but this time careful treatment of the treble which is instantaneously overpeaked one by one. I kept my impressive power and added ease of listening.
Even so, I really love and fall as much as I listen to like this. A live where harmony beats down from the sky with a sharp nuance of Morat’s closer to Keith Emerson than Rick Wakeman to a sound like falling. “RELAYER TOUR” has also been around for about a month, warming the band moderately, still not a good tired timing. Truly, it is a masterpiece undertaken in the performance which was called “the best performance of the seventies” from a professional magazine. The composition of the show combines “Relayer” and “crisis” well, but the three songs of the remarkable “Relayer” have become more aggressive, “Close To The Edge” “And You And I” also has a splendid Rick Unlike, it has been dyed to “Relayer” color. If you say YES, it is an image to play with kitchenware, but this era is full of rock-like dynamism pushing with the power itself of the performance itself. Both Steve Howe and Chris Squire are big momentum, not to be pulled by Moraz.
Moraz told “When I joined, all the songs of” Relayer “were written up, but still” Relayer “was different from the conventional one. In other words, the YES in the 70’s was a band where things were done by each person’s arrangements and performances given last. Yes, there is no “Siberian Khatru”, but you can listen on Disk 1 is the “RELAYER version” crisis “filled with Moraz and the passion of YES inspired by him.

【Disk 3-4: Jersey City Performance in 1976】
The “Siberian Khatru” curtain is the “Jersey City Performance” on Disc 3-4. At the “SOLO ALBUM TOUR” in 1976, with each solo release released, it is about 1 month from the start of the tour as well. It also includes DJ’s complete recording, and the sound is even better than Disk 1. Official release is also possible level.
Even if the sound is neat, play is still exploding. Two blows of intense “Siberian Khatru” “Sound Chaser” from the beginning! Even just high tension music is folded in a few seconds between songs, it seems like a suite of 20 minutes 19 seconds. It is the best opening. Even then, there is no need for a favorite phrase to do whatever you like and want to do. It is terrible because it does not go to the failure of the ensemble and it is linked to dynamism. Moreover, it is not the power of hard rock tone that is the source of it, it is unbearable that the jazzy impro sense feeling. After that, snow falls to the great music of “Heart Of The Sunrise” “Ritual” while connecting “I’ve Seen All Good People”, “Long Distance Runaround” and solo time that are not in “Boston Performance”. “Moraz version Heart Of The Sunrise” is the point of this work which can not be heard even at “LIVE 1975 AT Q.P.R.”.

Although each show is an outstanding historical live album, this work is more brilliant by setting it. Not only the facts of “early” and “late” of the Morat era, but also the contents of the show are contrasting. While Boston Performance (Disc 1-2) is an amazing composition such as “Crisis” + “Relayer”, the Jersey City Performance (Disc 3-4) is, as it were, a flow of “fragile” wind. These two performances are not only the coupling of the highest sound quality but also a set that complement each other and taste the taste of “Relayer YES” to every corner.
A vertex title that can enjoy Taupli and “Relayer YES” over 3 hours and 23 minutes. The basic foundation is also the goal to reach at the end. Four episode episode that cut out one era of YES at the vertex record. It is reappearing with second press that responds to popularity.
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《RELAYER TOUR 1974-1975》
・1975年4月15日-5月17日:英国(24公演) ※公式映像


これがモラーツ時代の全景。スタジオ作品としては『リレイヤー』1枚に終わったモラーツですが、2回のツアーをこなし、139公演をYESと共にしました。この時期の公式映像『LIVE 1975 AT Q.P.R.』は本国「英国」レッグでしたが、本作のボストン公演は一番初期「北米#1」の24公演目、ジャージーシティ公演は最後「北米#3」の17公演目にあたるコンサートです。
そんな両公演は、従来から知られる極上サウンドボード。YES史でも屈指の人気を誇る大定番です。人気の秘訣は、もちろんモラーツ。何しろ、あの強烈な『RELAYER』を生み出したバンドが、ステージではどんな音を轟かせているのか……そんな興味は誰しもが抱くもの。ところが、公式リリースされるのは豪快に音が乱れる『LIVE 1975 AT Q.P.R.』や、つまみ食いの『THE WORD IS LIVE』ばかり。本作は、そんな世界中の“乾き”を癒してきた大定番ステレオ・サウンドボードの史上最高峰なのです。それでは、それぞれ詳しく見ていきましょう。

マズ登場するのは、何十種ものブートレッグを生んだ大定番。数年前にDJまで完全収録した『ELECTRIC FREEDOM』が既発を一掃しましたが、あの名作と同じマスターを再度リマスターしました。過剰入力寸前のド迫力サウンドが“リレイヤー YES”の真価を見事に伝えていましたが、今回は瞬間的にオーバーピークになっている高音を1音ずつ丁寧にトリートメント。迫力はそのままに、さらに聴きやすさを加味しました。
それにしても、こうして聴き直すほどに本当に惚れ惚れ。天からハーモニーが降り注ぐようなYESサウンドに、リック・ウェイクマンよりもキース・エマーソンに近いモラーツの切っ先鋭いニュアンスが加わったライヴ。“RELAYER TOUR”も1ヶ月ほど経ち、バンドもほどよく暖まりつつ、まだまだ疲れは見せない丁度いいタイミング。さすが、専門誌から「70年代最高の演奏」と称された名演中の名演です。ショウの構成は『リレイヤー』と『危機』を流れよく組み合わせていますが、凄まじかった『リレイヤー』の3曲はさらにアグレッシヴさを増し、「Close To The Edge」「And You And I」も華麗なリックとは異なり、『リレイヤー』色に染め変わっている。YESというと、キッチリと弾きこなすイメージですが、この時代は演奏の迫力そのもので押しまくるロックらしいダイナミズムが溢れている。スティーヴ・ハウ/クリス・スクワイアの両巨頭も、モラーツに引っぱられるどころか、凌駕する勢いです。
モラーツは「加入した時には『リレイヤー』の曲はすべて書き上がっていた」と語っていますが、それでも『リレイヤー』は従来とは違っていた。つまり、70年代のYESは最後に施される各人のアレンジメントや演奏がモノを言うバンドだったわけです。そう、「Siberian Khatru」こそありませんが、ディスク1で聴けるのはモラーツと彼に触発されたYESの情熱が溢れかえった“RELAYERバージョンの「危機」”でもあるのです。

その「Siberian Khatru」で幕を開けるのがディスク3-4の「ジャージーシティ公演」。各人のソロ作リリースを挟んだ1976年の“SOLO ALBUM TOUR”で、やはりツアー開始から約1ヶ月のステージ。こちらもDJまで完全収録しており、サウンドはディスク1よりさらに端正。公式リリースも可能なレベルです。
サウンドは端正でも、演奏はやはり爆裂。出だしから強烈な「Siberian Khatru」「Sound Chaser」の2連発! ただでさえハイテンションな両曲を数秒の曲間で畳み掛け、まるで20分19秒の組曲のよう。最高のオープニングです。その後も、いつになく好き勝手・やりたい放題なフレーズの応酬。それがアンサンブルの破綻に向かわず、ダイナミズムに繋がっているのだから凄い。しかも、その源泉になっているのがハードロック調のパワーではなく、ジャジーなインプロ感覚というのがたまらない。その後も「ボストン公演」にはない「I’ve Seen All Good People」「Long Distance Runaround」やソロタイムを繋ぎつつ、「Heart Of The Sunrise」「Ritual」の大曲へと雪崩れ込む。“モラーツ版Heart Of The Sunrise”は『LIVE 1975 AT Q.P.R.』でも聴けない本作のポイントです。

Live at Boston Garden, Boston, MA. USA 11th December 1974

Disc 1 (41:24)
1. DJ Intro 2. Firebird Suite 3. Sound Chaser 4. Close To The Edge 5. To Be Over

Disc 2 (41:13)
1. The Gates Of Delirium 2. And You And I 3. Roundabout 4. DJ Outro

Live at Roosevelt Stadium, Jersey City, NJ. USA 17th June 1976

Disc 3 (52:35)
1. DJ Intro 2. Apocalypse Intro 3. Siberian Khatru 4. Sound Chaser 5. I’ve Seen All Good People
6. The Gates Of Delirium

Disc 4 (68:40)
1. Long Distance Runaround 2. Patrick Moraz Solo 3. Clap 4. Excerpt From Olias
5. Heart Of The Sunrise 6. Ritual (Nous Sommes Du Soleil) 7. DJ chatter
8. Roundabout 9. DJ chatter 10. I’m Down 11. DJ Outro

Jon Anderson – Vocals  Steve Howe – Guitars, Vocals  Chris Squire – Bass, Vocals
Patrick Moraz – Keyboards  Alan White – Drums


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YES / Live 1975 AT Q.P.R. / 2Bonus DVDR / Non Label
Translated Text:
Live at Queen’ Park Rangers’ Loftus Road Stadium, London, UK 10th May 1975 PRO-SHOT Taken from the original Japanese laser discs(VALJ-9001/2)

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The main press 4CD is a superb item that summarized Patrick Moratz era with top stereo sound board. If there is something missing from the masterpiece, it is a “spectacle”. So, a special bonus. We will give you the official footage of the official video “LIVE 1975 AT Q.P.R.”.
This work is not just an official copy, either. In our shop, we are delivering the Japanese version of the laser disc reprint series, but the contents of this work is the same as that series. Even now I am releasing it as a press DVD, but this time I prepared specially the same DVDR.
Of course, its contents are superb. This series tied up with overseas manufacturers is a concept to press laser discs of the Japanese version, which is still called “the world’s highest peak”, to the press DVD with high-end equipment for professional use. Every time a new work is received “reputation for best quality!” “I also have a laser disc, I wonder how beautiful it was” and so on. Unfortunately the overseas manufacturers said that “details are trade secrets”, so it is mysterious about the equipment and the environment they are using (apparently seems to be bringing it to a dedicated studio), copying over that area I think that it is familiar to those who saw even a single series of the past even a DVD with quite different quality.
This work is “LIVE 1975 AT Q.P.R.” revived in its precise process. Speaking of the live footage of YES, Rick Wakeman & Alan White are mostly in John, Chris and Steve, while creating the best masterpiece “Relayer” behind the Progress golden era, “8 people YES” There was hardly the opportunity to see YES that Moraz knocked down which was not called also. Although it was also broadcasted on a certain public broadcast “Young Music Show”, this work is a complete version laser disc released in later years. There was also a release of DVD divided into two so far, but now it is also hard to obtain and it seems like “This is a half official?” Using the artwork of Steve How’s solo album Even the imported DVD is in a situation where it is difficult to arrange two cards. Even so, even if I finally got it, apparently raised the highlight with analog raising forced the nose. Ultimately, the original Japanese laser disc is still the best now. And it is this work that draws out the potential to the maximum.
Actually, the fine grain of realized grain is outstanding because of its natural image quality, sound quality, and equipment and know-how that have accumulated experience with many laser discs. Although not a glittering digital image quality, the warm, unique analog texture conveys the nuances of the 70’s exactly. And yore, no shaking, no running noise extremely stable image beauty is exactly a laser disc. One John Anderson’s haired hair, shine of a lame small entered in Moraz’s costume, smoke rising at dusk is so beautiful, the sound is rich everywhere. Moreover, it was the engineer of this video that is the sixth, YES MAN, EDIE O’FODD !!! Actually, there are many progres fans who emphasize the presence of Eddie rather than the change of keyboard and drums.
Honest talk, this video was premised on television broadcasting, so monaural recording. In addition, there is equipment trouble in the early stage, the mix of “Sound Chaser” is funny, it becomes normal after the middle stage of “Close To The Edge” (after that it is perfect!). For that reason, although the seat of “The vertex of the relayer YES” is the main press 4CD, the taste that can enjoy the reluctant world of “Relayer YES” from the visual sense with the official image quality is only for this work. It is a fantasy world unfolded at the venue that opens from the sunset still bright and gradually becomes dark. If you say YES, there is also a gentle and gentle image like a picture book, but in this case the past repertoire is also colorful & percussive with the keyboard of Moraz, a fantasy feeling the darkness of jet black in vivid.

It is still special even after seeing it from 40 years later, and was a wonderfully fulfilling “Relayer YES” era. It is a picture that I can witness at the world’s highest quality. Please enjoy “Top peak of the highest peak” in full with the main story summarizing the finest stereo sound board.
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本編プレス4CDは、パトリック・モラーツ時代を頂点ステレオサウンドボードで総括した極上品です。もし、その大傑作に足りないものがあるとすれば、それは“光景”。そこで、スペシャル・ボーナス。オフィシャルの廃盤映像『LIVE 1975 AT Q.P.R.』をお贈りします。
本作は、その精緻な工程で蘇った『LIVE 1975 AT Q.P.R.』なのです。YESのライヴ映像と言えば、ジョン、クリス、スティーヴにリック・ウェイクマン&アラン・ホワイトの5人がほとんどで、プログレ黄金時代に裏の最高傑作『リレイヤー』を創り上げながら、“8人YES”にも呼ばれなかったモラーツが弾き倒すYESを見る機会はほとんどありませんでした。某公共放送の「ヤング・ミュージック・ショー」でも放送されましたが、本作は後年になってリリースされた完全版レーザーディスク。これまでも2枚に分けたDVDのリリースもありましたが、現在ではそれも入手困難で、スティーヴ・ハウのソロ・アルバムのアートワークを使った「これってハーフ・オフィシャル?」と思うような輸入DVDでさえ2枚そろえるのが難しい状況です。それでさえ、やっと手に入れたとしても明らかにアナログ起こしで無理にハイライトを上げた映像が鼻についてしまう。結局のところ、現在でもオリジナルの日本盤レーザーディスクこそがベスト。そして、その潜在力を最大限に引き出したのが本作なのです。
実際、そのナチュラルな画質・音質、数々のレーザーディスクで実績を重ねた機材・ノウハウだからこそ実現した木目の細やかさは絶品。ギラギラとしたデジタル画質ではないものの、暖かみのあるアナログならではの質感が70年代のニュアンスを正確に伝えてくれる。そして、ヨレも揺れも、走行ノイズもない極めて安定した映像美は、まさにレーザーディスクならでは。ジョン・アンダーソンのハネた髪の毛1本1本、モラーツの衣装に小さく入ったラメの輝き、夕暮れに立ち上るスモークがたゆたう様まで美しく、サウンドはどこまでも豊か。しかも、この映像のエンジニアを務めたのは、かの6人目のYESマン、エディ・オフォード!!! 実はキーボードやドラムの交代よりも、エディの存在を重視するプログレファンも多いことでしょう。
正直な話、この映像はテレビ放送が前提だったため、モノラル収録。さらに序盤に機材トラブルがあり、「Sound Chaser」のミックスがおかしく、正常になるのは「Close To The Edge」の中盤以降(その後は完璧!)。そのため、“リレイヤーYESの頂点”の座は本編プレス4CDのものですが、オフィシャル画質で視覚からも“リレイヤーYES”のめくるめく世界を堪能できる旨みは本作だけのもの。まだ明るい夕暮れ時から開演し、徐々に暗くなっていく会場で繰り広げられる幻想世界。YESというと、絵本のように優しくたおやかなイメージもありますが、ここでは過去のレパートリーもモラーツのキーボードでカラフル&パーカッシヴに彩られ、漆黒の闇をビビッドに浮き立つ幻想感……。


Disc 1 (81:25)
1. Firebird Suite 2. Sound Chaser 3. Close To The Edge 4. To Be Over 5. The Gates Of Delirium
6. I’ve Seen All Good People: Your Move 7. Mood for A Day 8. Long Distance Runaround
9. Cachaca 10. Clap

Disc 2 (66:07)
1. And You And I 2. Ritual (Nous Sommes du Soleil) 3. Roundabout 4. Sweet Dreams
5. Yours Is No Disgrace


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