Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Yes 1987-11-24 MECCA Arena Milwaukee, WI

Yes
Milwaukee, WI
MECCA Arena
11-24-87
"I've seen all good people...I just couldn't hear them"

Line up:
Jon Anderson
Chris Squire
Alan White
Trevor Rabin
Tony Kaye

Lineage:

Sony walkman recorder with stereo mics>soundforge to remove tape hiss>CD wave to split tracks>cd-r>eac extraction to wav>flac frontend level 8
Note:the mics were so close together there is basically no stereo separation.

Here is the Milwaukee show from '87 where the PA dies during All Good People and thus there is no roundabout encore.
I had camped out for tickets to the Madison show and had 3rd row Squire side. When the Madison show was cancelled, they
offered us "good" seats to the Milaukee show. One section off center but at the back of the arena. The taper was a friend of a friend as we lost
of our group due to the date/venue change. He was a music student and had the recorder/mics for recording rehersal/performances. I've only traded this
version with a few people and one said it was an upgrade from the version he had.

There are plenty of technical glitches during the show...mics fading in/out...phantom guitar sounds but they seemed to get these under control during
the second half of the show until the PA died. I also remember Trevor forgetting the words during Changes and mumbling something in tune.

The recording:

Not too bad for a walkman. some bass is a bit distorted and there is a tape flip during And You and I (just before the Preacher/Teacher section) but no
singing is missing. Years ago when I put this on cd, I ran a light soundforge noise recduction to get rid of some of the tape hiss).

No artwork, so if someone wants to, feel free.


Track Listing:

Disc 1
1. "generator noise" intro
2. Almost Like Love
3. Hold ON
4. Heart of the Sunrise
5. Changes
6. Big Generator
7. Shoot High/Aim Low
8. Holy Lamb
9. Solly's Beard
10. Owner of a Lonely Heart

Disc 2
1. Yours is no Disgrace
2. Amazing Bass
3. And You and I (part 1)
4. And You and I (part 2)
5. Starship Trooper
6. Love Will Find a Way
7. I've Seen All Good People


Enjoy

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