Sunday, March 19, 2017

Yes 1977-12-02 Parc des Expositions Colmar, France

Going for the One Tour
Parc des Expositions
Colmar, France
December 2, 1977

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.

Lineage: audience -> Dimeadozen bittorrent -> Sound Forge -> FLAC

This is a good but incomplete recording which starts near the end of "Close to the Edge." I downloaded this recording from Dimeadozen in early 2005 and have only listened to it now, in conjunction with the anniversary of the show.

I actually think this was someone else's remaster of the original recording. There are some changes in volume that sound like someone adjusting recording levels on the fly, perhaps when transferring the cassette to CD. There were some cuts and abrupt jumps in the applause around the encores, and the songs were not in the usual order on the downloaded recording. After checking Forgotten Yesterdays, I decided to put Roundabout and Yours Is No Disgrace in the usual order.

The speed of the downloaded recording was quite fast, and the pitch too high. Channels were not well balanced, and the EQ needed some boosting on the high and low ends. This raised the noise level, of course, and I dealt with it best I could (without NR!). There is also a gap in the final verse of Roundabout, which I filled by patching in the same bars from an earlier verse. With that done, it's now a good listening experience of Yes having fun in France!

Unfortunately, I can't give credit to the person who seeded these files as their name is not in the old torrent's original info file. Art is included from either the seeder or someone else who provided it when it was seeded in 2005.

I have just one more recording in the 30th Anniversary Series: Paris, 1977-12-06, the final show of the tour. It sounds fantastic! I will seed it Thursday, its anniversary date, and it's definitely one to get!

If you have any of the recordings below from the European leg of the tour, as listed on Forgotten Yesterdays, please share them. These are not in my

11/06/77 Glasgow UK     Apollo Theatre
11/07/77 Glasgow UK     Apollo Theatre
11/08/77 Glasgow UK     Apollo Theatre (audience audio recording, NOT from video soundtrack)
11/11/77 Oslo NO         Ekeberghallen (the copy seeded recently on Dime was corrupted)
11/15/77 Dortmund DE     Westfalenhalle
11/20/77 Zurich CH        Hallenstadion Zurich
11/24/77 Rotterdam NL     Ahoy-Hallen Rotterdam (other than official tracks on YesShows)
11/25/77 Rotterdam NL     Ahoy-Hallen Rotterdam
11/26/77 Antwerp BE     Antwerpen Sportspaleis
11/27/77 Bremen DE     Stadthalle
11/28/77 Berlin DE         Deutschlandhalle
11/29/77 Cologne DE     Sporthalle
12/04/77 Lyon FR         Palais Des Sports
12/05/77 Paris FR         Pavillon De Paris (part of this is included in Highland's version of 1977-12-06, but there IS a tape of the entire show)

December, 2007

Jon Anderson (Vocals)
Steve Howe (Guitars)
Chris Squire (Bass)
Rick Wakeman (Keyboards)
Alan White (Drums)

Disk 1:
Close To The Edge (last four minutes only)
Wonderous Stories
Colours Of The Rainbow
Turn Of The Century
Tour Song
And You And I
Nous Sommes Du Soleil
Aller Pour Celui ;-)

Disk 2:
Flight Jam
Yours Is No Disgrace


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