Friday, November 4, 2011

Yes - 2001-08-07 - Minneapolis, MN

Part 1
Part 2

1 comment:

Dr. Forrester said...

Yes Symphonic with The Minneapolis Orchestra
August 7, 2001
Historic State Theater
Minneapolis, Minnesota USA

Disc 1
1 Give Love Each Day >
2 Close To The Edge
3 Listen To Your Heart >
4 Long Distance Runaround
5 Don't Go
6 In The Presence Of
7 Gates Of Delirium
8 Solar Winds
9 Mood For A Day
10 Wonderous Stories
Disc 2
1 Perpetual Change
2 And You And I
3 Ritual
4 I've Seen All Good People
5 Starship Trooper
6 Roundabout

Jon Anderson (Vocals)
Steve Howe (Guitars)
Chris Squire (Bass)
Alan White (Drums)
Tom Brislin (Keyboards)
Minneapolis Orchestra

Lineage: Sound Professional cardiod stealth mics > Sony M1 > hard drive > Soundforge > CD Wave > dB Power Amp (Flac l.8)

Notes: Recorded from the 11th row, just left of center - thanks to the location, I was lucky to make a GREAT stealth recording. Booboos include nasty level problems just before the start of CTTE, and level problems and a stopped tape in Wondrous Stories. I remastered to hide the worst of these blemishes, patching in 55 seconds of Wondrous Stories from 8-24-01 at Wolf Trap, VA. Hopefully you won't even notice or mind much...

This recording has been circulated previously, but only in a limited fashion, to friends in Mpls and on the Avalon list-server (Roxy Music fans) right after the show. I know a recording of this show circulates in Yes land, and I suspect it may be this recording (having the same Wondrous Stories flaw). At the time, I was very inexperienced at digital mastering, I didn't even normalize the levels. This version sounds MUCH better. I have normalized, patched the flaws (major and minor), and applied a very gentle eq to reduce some of the bass boom and bring the vocals and orchestra into clearer relief. The orchestra shines throughout on this recording, and others have said (thanks, jb) that the relationship between the band and the orchestra seemed to really come together at this show. All in all, I gotta say, I got lucky and came home with a stellar recording of a fabulous show. I hope you think the same.

(The eq was done with the Soundforge paragraphic eq tool, 1.2 db cut at 60 Hz plus or minus .8 octave, and .5 dB boost at 15K Hz plus or minus 1 octave. The bass cut gently reduced the persistant throbbing bass which dominated the original recording, making more room for the orchestra and brightening Chris' tone to approach how it sounded on the night. The mild high-end boost gave clarity to the string section, especially on CTTE and Gates Of Delerium. If I get enough requests I would upload the non-eq'd version, but please listen to this first, and try to imagine wanting more bass and less clarity. And if anyone is still watching and actually cares, this went onto my hard drive through an analog patch cord. Oh, and I edited out two minutes of applause before the encores to make a two-disc show.)