49 years, 6 months and 1 day ago
Tuesday, December 4, 1973
Birmingham, United Kingdom
yes opened with the as yet unreleased topographic oceans playing all four sides.
apart from an excert played on radio little had been heard of album due to the record sleeves being burnt at a factory delaying release.
i wen't to hear yessongs, and came away with something that has stayed with me for the rst of my life.
'the ancient' there and then eclipsed and still does, all or most of the sum parts of all other yes.
my friend told me afterwards that some well prepared fans had brought in a large box of chocolates which lasted the whole duration of the lenthy 20 minute tracks.
'Dance of the dawn' coming first was a precursor to rick's defining 'awaken part one' Alan white excelled in a drum solo which was a ginger baker, buddy rich rolled into one on the ritual.
'The remembering science of god' saw John at his 'Olias' best.
the encore was roundabout,
'The fish' present and correct squire held the whole sound together as steve howe revelled in what for the audience was a mammoth introduction to yes's masterpiece.