Iam almost positive they played Release Release as well. I could be wrong but I've been under the impression they did since I saw this concert.
It's a long time ago but it was my first concert and while I had heard of the band I was not yet a 'fan'. I was mesmerized by the atmosphere, the round stage, the set list, the lights, the red bud, and most of all the music - I've been a fan ever since and wish I could relive it.
Yes comes to Tulsa and skips Salt Lake City? There must be some mistake - it should read, Salt Lake! But no. Tulsa? Really? You folks in Tulsa consider yourselves blessed!
I remember the Tulsa Oklahoma stop on the tour, September 29,1978 like it was yesterday. The white stage, the performance in the round, and the awesome musical talent on that stage left a life long impression on me. Prior to that time I had never been a big fan of Yes as they were out of the norm and I was mainstream; too mainstream for my own good. I was talked into buying tickets by a friend with the promise that it would be a show that I would never forget. I am forever in his debt. I have been to over a hundred shows in my 38 years and this one still ranks #1 above them all. The music is what set it apart. From the mournful strains of Steves guitars to the almost cathedral qualities of Ricks keyboards I was captivated from the first note. The bass solo rivaled the best lead guitarist that I have ever heard. These men FELT their music. I have often told my sons that if they want to know the difference between a guy that plays music and a musician just listen for the feel. Yes had it in spades. Steve played with abandon and Chris filled the night with a never ending rythym that got inside me. I now own many Yes albums and listen to them often so that my boys will get exposure to music produced for the love of the music and not for the money that it would make.