Alameda County Coliseum
1977 - 09 - 21
Oakland - California, USA
Alameda County Coliseum
Remastered by TheTooleMan September 2007
1.01 Firebird Suite (1.44)
1.02 Parallels (6.19)
1.03 I've Seen All Good People (7.06)
1.04 Close To The Edge (20.15)
1.05 Wonderous Stories (4.06)
1.06 Colours Of The Rainbow (1.13)
1.07 Turn Of The Century (7.57)
2.01 And You And I (9.51)
2.02 Going for the One (5.41)
2.03 Flight Jam (4.22)
2.04 Awaken (16.11)
Going for the One Tour
Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
The date 7-7-7 marked the 30th anniversary of the release of Going For The One, reuniting the "Classic Yes Line-up," so I thought it would be fun to seed the shows I have in my collection on or near the dates of their 30th anniversaries.
Audience recording by unknown, remastered 2007 by TheTooleMan
Lineage: Source: > mono cassette MASTER> digitized and mastered in 1997 - denoised with Arboretum Ionizer> dynamic range expanded and EQ'd with WAVES C4 and Renaissance EQ in Peak 2> MacFlac -> (TheTooleMan) Sound Forge -> FLAC
This is a recording of the first of two nights Yes played in Oakland, according to the taper, ghobish. It was originally dated the 22nd, but has since been corrected. This torrent name and the notes in this description have been edited, but the info files in the torrent have not been changed and still reflect the wrong date, 1977-09-22.
Quality is slightly improved from the recording that was downloaded by a friend who gave it to me. (See "Original Info.txt" for more information.) I found the files I received to have some clipping, which I removed. It also ran a little slow (flat), so I raised the pitch of the recording by 50 cents and moved the track boundaries closer to the beginning of songs.
According to the original info file, And You And I and Awaken are both patched from "the Chicago show," which may have been either 1977-09-02 or 1977-09-03. I could not find the point at which the patch is inserted.
Jon Anderson (Vocals)
Steve Howe (Guitars)
Chris Squire (Bass)
Rick Wakeman (Keyboards)
Alan White (Drums)
I've Seen All Good People
Close To The Edge
Colours Of The Rainbow
Turn Of The Century
And You And I
Going for the One
(Roundabout was performed but not recorded)
Note: due to the pitch changes, the track times in the original info file are not accurate for this remastered version.
Yes 1977-9-22 Oakland Colosseum Arena, Oakland, CA (NOTE: INCORRECT DATE)
This recording has never been distributed before. It was recorded on an early mono Sony Recording Walkman (undefeatable AGC, sorry) from the audience in the fairly cavernous Oakland Colosseum Arena (about 1/3 back & halfway up, stage left risers), hence it is not a great recording. Certainly listenable though, I give it a C+, though it rises to about a B in many spots. There are some dropouts on the master, and the ends of "Awaken" and "And You And I" had to be patched due to batteries running out. (The patches came from a boot of the Chicago show on the same tour.) The encore of "Roundabout" was (of course) performed at this show but did not get recorded.
There are also a few distracting audience noises & clearly audible comments, the most egregious being the moron who yells out "Hey Wakeman, do a sola!" during the quiet part of "Awaken."
Despite these flaws, it is an excellent performance and Yes collectors will find it enjoyable. If there is a better recording of this same performance, I'd love to hear it. I will post a few samples in a bit.
Source: > mono cassette MASTER> digitized and mastered in 1997- denoised with Arboretum Ionizer> dynamic range expanded and EQ'd with WAVES C4 and Renaissance EQ in Peak 2> MacFlac
1-Firebird Suite (1:48)
3-I've Seen All Good People (7:24)
4-Close To The Edge (20:11)
5-Wonderous Stories (4:55)
6-Colors Of The Rainbow (:58)
7-Turn Of The Century (8:29)
8-And You And I (9:54) (fades in, dropouts at top)
9-Going For The One (6:06)
10-Awaken Jam (4:30)
A couple of thoughts on this performance:
1. I was outraged, OUTRAGED I tell you, that tickets for this show went for the then oh-so-steep price of $7.50. Why, I had never paid more than $6 for a show in my life to that point! If only I knew then what I know now!
2. The laser & light show at this performance was hands down the best I'd seen at a rock show before or since. During Awaken, the laser beams generated seemed to mimic the art of the lines on the "Going For The One" album cover. Simply outstanding. (It is at that point that you can hear the guy next to me admonishing the moron next to him for taking flash pictures of the light show, blinding about half the row. Exactly what did he think would come out on that photograph?) I saw the show the next night and there was no laser show; maybe it was broken, but I never saw lasers at a Yes show again. Someone suggested that they stopped using them for fear of a lawsuit. Can anyone verify if lasers were used on any date from this tour on or after 9/24/77?
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