Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Circa 2008-05-03 Keswick Theater, Glenside, PA

Artist: Circa (Yes & Ex-Yes)
Date: 2008-05-03
Venue: Rosfest, Keswick Theater, Glenside, PA, US  

Band:
BILLY SHERWOOD- Lead Vocals & Basses
TONY KAYE- Hammond & Keyboards
ALAN WHITE- Drums, Percussion & Vocals
JIMMY HAUN- Electric & Acoustic Guitars & Vocals

Lineage: Zoom H4 (44.1 kHz/16 bit .wav mode, mid-gain input settings, internal comp/limit setting on),
w/ Sound Professionals/Audio Technica SP-CMC-2 cardioid external stealth mics,
thru Sound Professionals SP-Zoom-OmniMic-Phantom Power Interface;
2Gig SD memory chip; HD; Roxio Sound Editor (to split tracks); Traders Little Helper (encode to flac-6).
Nothing done to the recording.

Performance: B, Recording: B  The sound for this show was very poorly mixed (the only show of the weekend that didn't have very good sound).
The Bad News: At the beginning of the set the bass was so freakin' loud that it hurt and drowned out the guitar, eventually they sorted it out a little bit and the show sounded ok by the time they got to the big Yes Medley.
The Good News: While the sound in the theater was poor and the guitar was mostly missing to my ears, having heard a little of the extra loud sound check I used the H4's internal "comp/limit" function and together with the mics that I used it picked up the guitar pretty well and dropped the overwhelming bass to reasonable.
The Bottom Line: Not a bad recording of a pretty cool show. Recorded from the 15th row, left center.

They played the entire "Circa:2007" cd in order, in its entirety, then went right into a 39+ minute Yes Medley - hitting a track or so from nearly every Yes release.
(I think the medley list is right, but corrections / upgrades are always welcome.)

Track List:
1. Cut The Ties
2. Don't Let Go
3. Together We Are
4. Information Overload
5. Trust In Something
6. Keeper Of The Flame
7. Life Going By
8. Look Inside
9. Brotherhood Of Man
10. band intros
11. Yes Medley:

Looking Around;The Prophet;Harold Land;Every Little Thing;
Something's Coming;No Experience Necessary;Yours is No Disgrace;
Heart of the Sunrise;South Side of the Sky;Roundabout;Close to the Edge;
Ritual;Sound Chaser;Parallels;Arriving UFO;On the Silent Wings of Freedom;
Tempus Fugit;Changes;OwnerofaLonelyHeart;Cinema;Rhythm of Love;
Lift Me Up;Loveshine;Mind Drive

(cut out 2+ minutes of clapping)
12. Encore: Let Go (Yes:Union)

Support the Band, go see them play live and buy their stuff, including their debut disc “Circa:2007".
CIRCA official website  - http://www.circahq.com/
CIRCA'S myspace - http://profile.myspace.com/Circa

Support the promoters that bring us great live Progressive Rock - attend shows at RoSFest (Rites of Spring Festival) and the other prog festivals.
RoSfest - http://www.rosfest.com
NJ Proghouse - http://www.njproghouse.com
NEARfest - http://nearfest.com
ProgDay - http://www.progday.com
CalProg - http://calprog.com
NewEARS - http://newears.org
World Cafe Live (WXPN) - http://www.worldcafelive.com

Do not sell this recording, trade freely in lossless format only.
Enjoy & provide constructive feedback.
Recorded & upped to Dime by gf.(41:42)

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