Well, I can tell you exactly where this show was. It was in Dallas at Moody Coliseum on the campus of SMU. It was my first of many Yes shows that I have seen. This particular show stands out in my mind so much that I can still see the lazer lights coming out from the eyes of the Roger Dean created creature above Alan White and hitting the disco balls, shooting mini lazers all over the Coliseum. I have been hooked on Yes music ever since and seen them everytime I had a chance from 1974 to "In The Present", which I am about to see in San Francisco in March 2009.
Actually, the bootleg, 'Close To Delirium', says Dallas 1975 on it. I figured that whoever made it got the date wrong and that it was actually from this show. But, after reading the announcements from the Boston show, you might be right Geoff. Maybe somebody copied 'Close To Delirium' off of 'Something Wonderful'. It would explain why 'Close To Delirium' doesn't seem to appear on any other sites or bootleg books.
Hi Steven. I think you'll find that your bootleg recording is actually from the incredible Boston Garden show, which was 11th of December, 1974. The concert was recorded by King Biscuit Flower Hour for radio broadcast and has surfaced on numerous boots over the years. It is a mystery as to why it has never been released officially, as it is one of the best live recordings of Yes ever! Looks like you need to track down the rest of the show -- the versions of "Sound Chaser" & "Close to the Edge" are amazing too. (Unfortunately "Ritual" was not included in the broadcast).
I actually have a bootleg of this concert. It's called 'Close To Delirium'. The four songs that are on the bootleg are "To Be Over", "And You And I", "The Gates of Delirium", and "Roundabout". The quality is great! You can hear sounds in "Gates" that aren't in the studio version.
Jon also makes an announcement before "Roundabout". I remember he says "We'd all like to see you dancing" while he played the tamberine.