Source 1 - YES DATE: 17 May 1991 LOCATION: Oakland, California, USA VENUE: Oakland Coliseum RECORDING TYPE: Audience ["AR"] TORRENT SOURCE: Original master tapes - Neumann KM54's>custom Preamp>Casio DA-7 14th Row FloorTAPER: Danny L. [as reported by Flying Gonz] LINEAGE: 1994:DAT MASTER played back in Sony DTC-A7>via Sony D10PRO Coaxial Digital SP/DIF Cable>Sony TCD-D10PROII(Clone1) 2007: Clone1 played back in Sony TCD-D10PROII>Edirol R-4>WL5 (Fades & Resample to 44.1khz)>CDWAV>FLAC > To mastering computer from Dime and FLAC > EQ work to reveal - not mix - existing high frequency detail in CEP 2.0 [no noise reduction needed or attempted] > FLAC > Bit Torrent to Dime and You [as reported by Flying Gonz] INDEPENDENT SOURCE ANALYSIS: Roughly 160 happy Dimesters, including yours truly LINEUP: Jon Anderson, Bill Bruford, Steve Howe, Tony Kaye, Trevor Rabin, Chris Squire, Rick Wakeman, Alan White SETLIST [for standard 80-minute CDR] - There's no ideal way to get a UNION show spread evenly between the three discs usually required, and too much of the document would've had to be cut out to get this one on two. Beginning and ending tracks are faded to fit this configuration, but shouldn't interfere with any different approach as they effect only audience sound. I use 74 minute gold archival discs for shows of this quality anyway, which make for a better spread, less blank disc space on 2 and 3:[Vol. 1] 01V1 - Opening/Yours Is No Disgrace; 02V1 - Rhythm Of Love; 03V1 - Shock To The System; 04V1 - Heart Of The Sunrise; 05V1 - Howe Solo [MoodClap #10,921 give or take]; 06V1 - Make It Easy/Owner Of A Lonely Heart; 07V1 - And You And I; 08V1 - Percussion Duet; 09V1 - Hold On[Vol. 2]01V2 - I've Seen All Good People; 02V2 - Kaye Solo/Changes; 03V2 - Rabin Solo; 04V2 - Long Distance Runaround/Squire solo; 05V2 - Lift Me Up; 06V2 - Wakeman Solo;[Vol. 3]01V3 - Awaken; 02V3 - Roundabout Special thanks to Flying Gonz, who presented us with this masterpiece of an AR originally and who OK'd my work with it Endless thanks to the Taper – it wouldn’t exist for anyone to enjoy without his bravery and expertise, then and now STRENGTHS: Performance - It's Yes, if an unweildy 8-piece oneSource and mastering effort – A stunning AR sound capture for any decade, even the 1990s and 2000s. When I first heard it I was floored, and I have yet to hear anything else at all from the UNION tour to compare. Probably equals do exist, but everything else I've heard has one or more tape generations on it. There's nothing like an original master, especially one like this.The high frequencies in the original needed some revealing, which two small compounded EQ boosts did nicely. Nothing else in the spectrum needed anything at all. Mids and lows are as nearly in balance and perfect as they can be, without distortion, and presented here 'as is'. Hiss almost nonexistant, and even more miraculously got no more noticeable with the high frequency work. The recording's tracks have been redone to unite announcements with their pieces - in the previous torrent track splits frequently placed announcements for upcoming numbers at the end of previous ones. WEAKNESSES: Just a tiny scattering of dropouts, inevitable in any AR. Most seem likely related to the occasional needed mic concealment operation. In some segments left channel amplitude is slightly lower than right, probably due to mic position changes and not serious enough to need correction.
Source 2 -Yes Oakland ColiseumOakland, CAMay 17, 1991Union TourNeumann KM54's>custom Preamp>Casio DA-7 14th Row FloorTaper: Danny L.1994:DAT MASTER played back in Sony DTC-A7>via Sony D10PRO Coaxial Digital SP/DIF Cable>Sony TCD-D10PROII(Clone1) 2007: Clone1 played back in Sony TCD-D10PROII>Edirol R-4>WL5 (Fades & Resample to 44.1khz)>CDWAV>FLACSet IFirebird SuiteYours Is No DisgraceRhythm Of LoveShock To The SystemHeart Of The SunriseClap-> Mood For A DayMake It Easy-> Owner Of A Lonely HeartAnd You And ISet IIDrum DuetHold OnI've Seen All Good PeopleChangesSolly's BeardLong Distance Runaround-> WhitefishAmazing GraceLift Me UpWakeman SoloAwakenRoundaboutLineup: Jon Anderson, Bill Bruford, Steve Howe, Tony Kaye, Trevor Rabin, Chris Squire, Rick Wakeman, Alan White
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