Monday, June 26, 2017

Yes 1987-11-27 Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, PA

Artist - Yes

Date - 1987/11/27

Venue - Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, PA

Setlist And Fingerprints -

Track 01 - Introduction.flac:02a5547197ac4df30ee3bd11924da1c7
Track 02 - Almost Like Love.flac:05c90d0203d045e6c58d4e115ffb61c0
Track 03 - Hold On.flac:f509f4f641461527d3d4bad2fa93c817
Track 04 - Heart Of The Sunrise.flac:b987a5f6510eb3542b37544a7c3e69de
Track 05 - Changes.flac:2d0cb2ff972996559b5857ebf0c8a243
Track 06 - Big Generator.flac:f80fabc1c330e6507b834af85f6af44b
Track 07 - Shoot High, Aim Low.flac:a812651a2914756533c90a187c205955
Track 08 - Holy Lamb.flac:217f0d6f2fc2fd8369ecaab0c6f0564b
Track 09 - Solly's Beard.flac:93503edc904ccd0c57caac5768e5c88b
Track 10 - Make It Easy.flac:e38f44647d1144a303f06abeca8dff05
Track 11 - Owner Of A Lonely Heart.flac:c0d7ac81a01507e83498ae16ba3c9f6f
Track 12 - Yours Is No Disgrace.flac:c4ae133dd467332f80976ee43d4e4562
Track 13 - Amazing Grace.flac:2da219a9404098a8c3fab9594a812a50
Track 14 - And You And I.flac:8d772c976424bc1540a7307264619c24
Track 15 - Love Will Find A Way.flac:71029bec1e835b7e3a9b0eaea013d12a
Track 16 - Your Move & I've Seen All Good People.flac:798e9dcb4be131718a13c9cc63514de1
Track 17 - Roundabout.flac:e8fe29863fe420692c582ee2fb37892f

Lineage -

analog cassette recorder (make and model unknown) >
master tapes (unknown) > Maxell UR 120 normal bias tape (2nd generation) >
JVC TD-W505 stereo double cassette deck >
Aiwa XC-RW700 CD/CD recorder >
Fujifilm CD-Rs all purpose 80 min. > 
Cakewalk Pyro 2005 (wav files onto HD here) >
Cakewalk Pyro 2005 (track and edit wav files here) >
Flac Frontend encode level 8 

Quality -  8.5-9.5/10 very good plus to excellent audience analog recording

CD 1:  8 tracks, 49:01
CD 2:  9 tracks, 49:32
TT:    98:33  This is the ENTIRE concert, EXCEPT for ~ 5 missing
minutes of And You And I & ~ 5 seconds of Almost Like Love

I bought this concert tape at a record show about 18 years ago.
I was assured by the seller that this tape contains the whole
performance. Well, it contains ~ 95% of the performance. I
wanted to upload this on Dime because a lot of people were
bemoaning the fact that 1987 Yes shows are hard to find and also
to try and pay back all the wonderful people that have given me
and us so much wonderful music. I don't usually upload incomplete
shows but this one sounds really good, I think that it MAY be rare
and it IS ~ 95% complete, so I'll give you a brief rundown
of the recording, good points and bad.

First, the good points:
1) As mentioned above, this recording is almost complete.
2) There is no distortion present. There are no speed problems
or any other serious faults to prevent you from enjoying this
3) This is a very clear recording. The vocals & instruments
come through very clearly and distinctly. I think that the
taper was very close to the stage when making this recording.

Second, the bad (not very bad) points:
1) There is a bit of hiss. Not too bad, but you'll hear it
from time to time.
2) This is probably the worst point about the recording:
the taper(s) was/were not very good at taping a show ; he was
probably a rank amateur. He managed to miss about 5 minutes
of AYAI ; how he managed to do this I do not know. Hitting
the pause switch, hitting the stop button, your guess is as
good as mine. He also brought along a bunch of people who
could not keep their mouths shut. Luckily, the music drowns
out these clowns ~ 90% of the time, but you'll hear some
talking here and there. It's not too bad, but it is annoying.
During the intro and during Almost Like Love, a female friend
asks the taper about a dozen times if the tape deck is working.
I promise that this will grate on your nerves severely. There
is also The Case of The Wandering Bobby ; I'll let you listen
to the show to discover what I'm talking about... 

So there you have it. This is the raw recording that I've had lo
these many years. I changed NOTHING about this recording except
to track it and to remove one 3 minute stretch of applause
between songs. No music is missing except for what was discussed above.
This show fits on 2 80 min. CDs. CD 1 = Tracks 1 - 8.
CD 2 = Tracks 9 - 17.  I checked my setlist against the one at
Forgotten Yesterdays and MIGHT have misnamed two songs, both
instrumentals. If I did, feel free to correct me with a post.
Also, if you have this show in a complete and superior version,
POST IT, BY ALL MEANS !!!That's about all that I can think of to say,
so let's wrap this up.

Finally, please don't buy, sell or convert this show to mp3 or any other
lossy format. Please seed this as long as you can. Please trade
this freely as it probably is uncirculated. This show will be a
welcome addition to any Yes fan's collection. I think that, even with
the missing 5 minutes of AYAI, most of you will really love this show.
I will post a sample to help some of you decide whether or not to
download it. So, as Mr. Natural is so fond of saying, have fun,
don't freak out and enjoy the concert !


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