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Yes 2008-11-07 Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom Hampton, NH

Yes (Howe, Squire, White)
Friday, November 7, 2008
Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
Hampton, New Hampshire, USA
"Alien Ballroom" - REMASTERED

Taper:       SolitaryPine
Mastering:   SolitaryPine
Remastering: MOB
Artwork:     Andersonic
Location:    Dead Center at the Soundboard
Source:      Edirol R-09 w/Internal Mics AGC=OFF, LOW CUT=OFF,
             MIC GAIN=LOW,  [WAV 16bit/44.1kHz]

01. Firebird Suite
02. Siberian Khatru
03. I've Seen All Good People
04. Heart Of The Sunrise
05. Tempus Fugit
06. Onward
07. Astral Traveler
08. Close To The Edge
09. Parallels

01. And You And I
02. Mood For A Day (aborted)
03. Clap
04. Long Distance Runaround
05. The Fish (Schindleria Praematurus)
06. Aliens (Are Only Us From The Future)
07. Machine Messiah
08. Soon
09. Starship Trooper
10. Owner Of A Lonely Heart
11. Roundabout

Remastering notes:

This is a remastered 2CD version of the original recording from SolitaryPine
Productions [SP012] (see original info file below), which was torrented here:

After having downloaded the original 3CD version, I decided to make my own
version. First, to make it fit on 2CDs. But also because I thought the raw
recording had great potential and would sound fantastic with some adjustments.

The raw recording is very boomy, with bass frequencies dominating the spectrum
and burrying the other parts (even Squire's bass lines are sometimes "covered"
by the bass drum sound). After trying a lot of different EQ settings, I found
a satisfactory one, making the music much clearer, revealing details in vocals,
guitars and keyboards. In most of the cases, Squire's lines are more detailed
too, once we get rid of the excessive level of the bass drum.

After EQing, levels adjusting, editing and re-indexing, the resulting remaster
sounds excellent, still natural with solid bass  and good balance between the

Actually, I was so happy with the result that I contacted SolitaryPine so that
he could judge by himself. And he approved my remaster! :-)
So, I have to thank him twice: first for having taped and shared his great
recording with us, and secondly for letting me share this remastered version.



ORIGINAL INFO FILE for the 3CD raw version:

Yes (Howe, Squire, White)
Friday, November 7, 2008
Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
Hampton, New Hampshire, USA
"Alien Ballroom"

SolitaryPine Productions [SP012]

Taper:      SolitaryPine
Mastering:  SolitaryPine
Artwork:    Andersonic
Location:   Dead Center at the Soundboard
Source:     Edirol R-09 w/Internal Mics AGC=OFF, LOW CUT=OFF,
        MIC GAIN=LOW,  [WAV 16bit/44.1kHz]
Conversion: Master WAVs - PC - Editing/Tracking - FLAC
Editing:    Cool Edit Pro 2.1 [fades, 3dB boost],
        CDWAV CUE for tracking
checksums:  TLH ~ FLAC fingerprints & MD5

~~ DISC 1 ~~ (52:11)

Firebird Suite (2:52)
Siberian Khatru (10:00)
Your Move / All Good People (7:29)
Heart Of The Sunrise (12:34)
Tempus Fugit (6:15)
Onward (5:29)
Astral Traveler (7:32)

~~ DISC 2 ~~  (52:45)

Close To The Edge (20:45)
Parallels (6:47)
And You And I (12:10)
Mood For A Day (aborted) / Clap (5:38)
Long Distance Runaround/The Fish (Schindleria Praematurus) (7:25)

~~ DISC 3 ~~ (53:42)

Aliens (Are Only Us From The Future) (6:02)
Machine Messiah (10:55)
Soon (7:25)
Starship Trooper (13:40)

Owner Of A Lonely Heart  (6:12)
Roundabout (9:28)


It is my utmost pleasure to bring you this release.

This was the the 3rd show of the "In The Present" tour.
It was the first show of the US leg of the tour.

It was obvious that it's early in the tour. It will take a few more
shows to get it everything working like a well oiled wheel.

The venue - well - all I can say is, thank God I was able to get
the "best seat in the house" for my R-09. Well above the floor and
the noise of the crowd. Who would think that 1800 seats would be
so noisy!!

I usually tape with my Core Sound Binaural mics, but tonight was an
exception to that rule.  Our seats were in an aweful location for
taping, so we found a seat upgrade path for the trusty Edirol and we
went with it. The new location prevented the CSB's from being used.
But, it's amazing what the internal mics can pull off if you have
a great location.

My rating: I give it an A+ for the recording, and a B+ for the

The aborted Mood for a Day was due to Steve starting to to play and
then got frustrated and said "Cmon really" as he switched
guitars and jumped into Clap. I think he might have been unhappy
with the sound or the tuning. They had quite a few sound and tempo
problems all night.  Let's leave it at the fact that a small venue,
made out of wood, tends to be challenging for audio as well.

Remember back in 1971 when they played this same venue?
Yes opened for Jethro Tull. That show resulted in a riot which ended
up causing the National Guard to get called in, and closed the venue
to shows for a decade.
Visit to read more about that.

This recording is "raw" and no equalization was performed, only
amplification (3dB) and fades were made with CE Pro.

I want to thank Steve K. for accompanying me to the show this night.
If it was not for him, this recording would not exist.
It's amazing what two former sound guys can do!

I also want to thank Winston for offering, on Yesfans, to do artwork
for people.  Yet another splendidly amazing job! Dank je!
Visit his website at

If you search for SolitaryPine, you can find my roio trade website.


The following keywords will help you locate Yes torrents on tracker
Torrent Keyword: yestorrent
You can also search for 'Roundabout'.  Enjoy!



This recording should never be sold (or bought)!
Please do not trade in MP3 or other lossy formats.
Thanks to those who pay it forward and share it back.
Please support Yes by seeing them live, and puchasing their albums.
Visit their website at
Also partake in the forums.

Upped by SolitaryPine - November 2008


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