44 years, 1 month and 10 days ago
Wednesday, April 18, 1979
Quebec City, Quebec
Le Colisee' de Quebec
Sunday, February 24, 2013 4:19 PM
This was my very first concert ever, and it was truly amazing
i was 15 at the time, and even today it's still one of the best
show i have ever seen in my life, i was discovering prog-rock back
in those days, and YES has always been my favorite band.
A little help with something . . . .
Saturday, February 23, 2013 2:45 PM
Per my comment below, I own a copy of this show and one thing has been bothering me. Does anyone know the name of the brass orchestral piece that comes in at the end of Roundabout as the group leaves the stage? It comes through loud and clear in this soundboard recording. Now that this great site is back up and running again, I was hoping someone with better knowledge of classical music might be able to help me with this. Or is it music from a movie soundtrack?
I own a copy of this show, which a guy very kindly burned for me from his private collection of Yesshows. It is basically a soundboard recording, so the audience noise is diminshed (until Anderson starts sing "the Quebec song.") It's a fantastic recording, but the mother of all Yesshows from that era for me is the '76 Roosevelt stadium show.
This was my very first concert which I attended..Unforgettable...I'd like to put my hand on that bootleg...These were the days that we still talk about...I was seventeen..I was definitely hypnotised by this music..I have been a fan since then..This bootleg would definitely complete my collection..If anyone can help me getting it, here is my e.mail..email@example.com.....thank you.
I'm listening to this show for the first time in 2003. I got it for FREE from a Yes fan. DO NOT BUY BOOTLEGS. There are enough people happy to trade and share these things for free.
As for this show - brilliant show...typical of the 1978 & 1979 tours.
YES "CIRCUS OF HEAVEN"
(Dynamite Studios DS94F059/60)
Some of our readers may recall a release from several years ago titled "Rehearsal Tales", a single CD containing a partial show from Quebec, April 18, 1979. Although the track listing had a couple of errors, the music contained on that disc represented the finest quality available of any yes concert on bootleg disc. In fact, it rivaled any official release in range, balance, and performance. The original release was very limited in numbers and it wasn't long before some of the bigger bootleg companies began making their own copies of this disc.
As the story goes, Yes was recording many of their 1979 shows on a mobile multi-track studio for release of an official live set to celebrate the groups ten year anniversary. The project was even announced to the press and then scrapped. Somehow (you know how these things happen!) a stereo mix-down from the quebec show found its way into the hands of a collector who unwittingly traded it to a bootlegger. Of course, as usually happens with bootlegs of outstanding quality, the bootlegger himself was bootlegged (at least 3 different times). All versions of this single disc were worth picking up, as little was lost in the transition from one CD to the next.
That is until now. Dynamite Studio, a Japanese outfit with reasonably good circulation in the US has finally released the complete show, making all the previously available single CD versions obsolete.
This double CD is nearly flawless! I say nearly because there is one minor edit towards the end of "Starship Trooper" which also appeared on the "Rehearsal Tales" disc. This distortion is said to be on the original master tape, and indeed it seems that is probably the case. The highs on this CD don't get any higher. The bottom end will rattle your walls, but, save for the mentioned segment, they will rattle your walls with perfect clarity. This set HAS to rate in the top 10 boots of all time. You can even hear the whale songs that Yes used between songs, for goodness sake. The audience is almost invisible in the mix. The ICE newsletter has occasionally coined the phrase "bootleg hall of fame" in their writings. If I had the opportunity to make my nominations for this mythical establishment, this would rank right up there with Led Zeppelin's "Jennings Farm Blues" and the Who's "From Lifehouse To Leeds" in importance. And it would take a back seat to no one in terms of sound quality.
"Relayer" artwork has been implemented on the front cover with a fabulous photo of the band and their stage set-up during a soundcheck on the back.
Holy Cow, I think we've got a winner!