Mike Millard raw master >> TheTooleman Remaster April 2007
1.01 Firebird Suite (2.46)
1.02 Parallels (6.15)
1.03 I've Seen All Good People (7.13)
1.04 Close To The Edge (19.52)
1.05 Wonderous Stories (4.10)
1.06 Colours Of The Rainbow (0.51)
1.07 Turn Of The Century (8.00)
1.08 Tour Song (2.52)
1.09 And You And I (9.36)
2.01 Jon's Introduction Of Rick Wakeman (0.59)
2.02 Going For The One (5.38)
2.03 Flight Jam - Awaken (20.58)
2.04 Starship Trooper (14.15)
2.05 Roundabout (9.30)
Long Beach Arena
Long Beach, CA
Remaster by TheTooleMan April, 2007 from DAT transfer of Mike Millard's original recording,
as seeded by Mesquite at:
Lineage: Master tape>dat>dat>cd-r>Bias Peak Pro 5.2.1>XACT>flac > Mesquite's torrent > Sound Forge 7 > FLAC
This is NOT the same remaster as the one found in the "7 From 77" set I produced a few years ago. The original source of that recording was not the DAT copy, either. This version is superior.
Having a great source like the one seeded by Mesquite is a lot of fun to work with. But I found a few small problems which detract from the excellence of the recording. These are fixed in this version:
- several tiny gaps throughout the recording, each lasting only a few milliseconds
- low-frequency "thumps" in some quiet passages during "Awaken"
- volume level adjustments at the beginning of the recording, during "Firebird Suite" and "Parallels"
- cuts in applause between tracks
The levels of the extreme high and low ends of the frequency spectrum were increased, to give the recording more impact. The dynamic range of the audio was adjusted to bring out the music above the crowd noise. Several tracks were separated to mark the start and end of individual songs which were combined in one track in the master recording.
No music or crowd noise was cut from the original recording, other than a second or two of applause and ambient sound in the arena between tracks, which was either faded in or out or cross-faded with other noise to smooth out a cut in the source. Most of the applause before the encore was not recorded.
With these small edits and enhancements, listeners can even better appreciate the quality of Millard's recording and the performance by Yes!
1. Firebird Suite
3. I've Seen All Good People
4. Close To The Edge
5. Wonderous Stories
6. Colours Of The Rainbow
7. Turn Of The Century
8. Tour Song
9. And You And I
1. Jon's introduction of Rick Wakeman
2. Going For The One
3. Flight Jam/Awaken
4. Starship Trooper