YES - LA FORUM 1977 (Mike Millard)

August 16, 2014 – 4:56 am

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Los Angeles 1977 [Mike Millard Master Tape/RMCH Remaster, 2CD]

Live at the Los Angeles Forum, Los Angeles, CA; September 23, 1977. Very good audience recording.

One more from the Mike Millard collection…

Thanks to floydart for the remastering efforts and for sharing the show at Dime.

Thanks also to SpammythePig for sharing the front cover.


Other versions of this show have been posted… before. This is not a re-seed or re-hash of those, but an entirely new upgrade from the master tapes… On several occasions before he passed away, Millard let a close friend come to his residence and transfer a number of his masters to DAT while they were hanging out. This show is one of those master > DAT transfers.

This is Mike’s mint, raw master. Please note that it has not been equalized or remastered. Since I do not have any boots of this show, I cannot comment on how it compares to them. To me the sound quality is excellent, but as always, song samples are provided so that you can decide for yourself. As many of you already know, Millard’s recordings are known for their quality. Hope you enjoy this gem.

This is an RMCH Remaster that is not part of the PRRP series or the RMCH Series.

Master tape> dat > dat > cd-r > Bias Peak Pro 5.2.1 > XACT > flac

- Boost deficient frequencies/EQ.
- Correct speed.
- Verify pitch correct.
- Correct phasing.
- Adjust stereo field and center sound.
- Correct inappropriate volume boosts *
- Correct auto-record level effects **
- Reduce audience contribution ***
- Repair many audible gaps and single channel dropouts
- Adjust dynamics
- Light noise reduction
- Re-track given 14 songs in 10 source files. ****

This remaster should be considered an upgrade to the PRRPSAE 05 version. More advanced software and techniques were used during this project. A great deal of time was devoted to repairing or removing as many clicks, pops and other tape errors as possible, using non-destructive techniques. The audience noise and loud claps were more extensively addressed in this version.
* 18 segments were found to have an abrupt, audible amplitude boost of 3-6dB. The volume of the sound and the hiss both clearly increased in these segments. These were corrected, eliminating this distraction.
** The recording system made frequent adjustments to record volume such as attenuation after a loud clap. These were corrected as much as possible.
*** The crowd was very enthusiastic that night. Frequently yells, loud claps and whistles were present during the songs. Where present, they were repaired or attenuated as much as possible. Most applause found between songs was left unaltered.
**** Remove redundant sections and track as continuous show.

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Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Disc 1
Track 101. Firebird Suite 2:40 (4.5MB)
Track 102. Parallels 6:18 (10.6MB)
Track 103. I’ve Seen All Good People 7:29 (12.6MB)
Track 104. Close To The Edge 19:31 (32.8MB)
Track 105. Wonderous Stories 4:26 (7.5MB)
Track 106. Colors Of The Rainbow 1:11 (2.0MB)
Track 107. Turn Of The Century 8:09 (13.7MB)
Track 108. Tour Song 1:21 (2.3MB)
52 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. And You And I 10:33 (17.7MB)
Track 202. Going For The One 6:01 (10.1MB)
Track 203. Flight Jam 3:52 (6.5MB)
Track 204. Awaken 17:33 (29.5MB)
Track 205. Starship Trooper 14:01 (23.6MB)
Track 206. Roundabout 9:40 (16.2MB)
62 mins

Jon Anderson - vocals
Steve Howe - guitar
Chris Squire - bass, vocals
Rick Wakeman - keyboards
Alan White - drums

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  1. 9 Responses to “YES - LA FORUM 1977 (Mike Millard)”

  2. Mike the Mic was amazing, along with Dan Lampinski probably the two most legendary tapers of all time

    By william edwards on Aug 16, 2014

  3. Always luv a good YES show! Thanks to Mike , and to you ,to make this all happen!!

    By bslakie on Aug 16, 2014

  4. I knew eventually with all of these Millard tapes coming out that a Yes show would be coming and low and behold here it is and it`s a beauty…and being a serious Yes fan I know the difference.I appreciate all the time and hard work that went into this fine recording and thx Big-O for getting it out there….with the Pink Floyd show and now this one,it`s almost like Christmas in August.

    By Couz on Aug 16, 2014

  5. Ahhhhhhhhhh. Thanks, BigO!

    By Walter on Aug 17, 2014

  6. Can’t have too much Yes now can we? Thanks BigO!

    By Tom on Aug 17, 2014

  7. Thank you sooooooooooooooooooo much for uploading this!!!!!!!

    Just listened to the absolutely epic Starship Trooper and now I know this is a legendary show!!

    Yes is the greatest band of all time!!!!!!!!!!

    By Jim Voit on Aug 22, 2014

  8. Wow. This is truly a blast to the past. I wish I could have seen this show to start off my 6th grade year — my mind would have been blown wide open and my playing might have gotten a huge kick forward in technique…



    By Greywolf on Aug 22, 2014

  9. It’s really great to be able to hear a GTFO-tour recording of such quality. For some reason, I’ve never had much luck with 1977.

    By Cameren Lee on Aug 23, 2014

  10. long beach arena 9-26 is another killer mike show. it was offered back on 8-2 on this site i think.
    and gothenburg swe 11-12 is another great 77 show that the people at prrp put out as northern flight. its 14 tracks. i used to collect all prrp releases but i dont put in that effort any longer.

    By darth on Aug 23, 2014

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