YES - INGLEWOOD 1974

June 30, 2015 – 5:08 am

CHRIS SQUIRE R.I.P. 1948-2015

Chris Squire, best known as the bassist and backing vocalist for prog rock group Yes, has passed away on June 27, 2015 in his home in Phoenix, Arizona. He was 67. Squire had revealed in May that he had been recently diagnosed with acute erythroid leukemia, which would force him to miss the band’s summer co-headlining tour with Toto. Yes were formed in 1968 when singer Jon Anderson met self-taught bassist Squire in London. Their big break came a year later when they signed to Atlantic Records after opening for Janis Joplin at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Their debut single, Sweetness, and first album, Yes, were released later that year. The group’s most recent studio album, Heaven & Earth, came out in 2014. Squire, who was born in Kingsbury, north-west London, was the only member of the group to feature on every studio album. He was widely regarded as the dominant bass guitarist among the early ’70s British progressive rock bands, influencing peers and later generations of bassists with his incisive sound and elaborately contoured, melodic bass lines. Chris was commonly known by his nickname, “Fish”, and the name is also associated with many of his works, such as Fish Out Of Water and the solo piece, The Fish. - BBC, wikipedia

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YES
The Majesty Of Music [PRRP 046, 2CD]

Live at the Great Western Forum, Inglewood, CA; March 18, 1974. Very good audience recording - Mike Millar Master.

Thanks to the person who shared this show at the Mindwarp Pavilion.

Notes from the Re-Master

For this remaster we were fortunate to begin with a digital copy of the Mike Millard Master tape. For those not familiar with Mike Millard, he was a Los Angeles area resident who devoted much of his time in the 1970’s to creating very high quality audience recordings of rock music concerts. This 1974 Yes concert was one of his earlier recordings but still, outstanding quality and far better than most audience recordings from the era. Sadly, the recording is not complete. We have the full concert up to the song Ritual but the encores of Roundabout and Starship Trooper were not included. We have chosen not to fill in these missing songs with recordings from other performances because we do not think it is philosophically appropriate. However, there were a few brief gaps in the recording that were patched using other sources.

Upon listening to the raw recording it is clear that the music runs too fast. On detailed analysis and comparison of this recording with established references, we confirmed that speed errors did exist. Once identified, they were corrected. The next issue was general noise level. Both the Tales and CTTE material contain soft, quiet sections. These were not heard well in the raw recording because of the general noise floor. Once this was reduced, the subtleties of the music could be appreciated more clearly. Peak crackle was also present and reduced as much as possible. Tonality was adjusted to both smooth out the excesses and boost segments of the frequency range that were deficient. Dynamics and balance also needed to be adjusted to correct errors and emphasise the dramatic nature of the music. A couple of patches were needed to fill in presumed tape flip gaps. Fortunately, the segments that were missing were small. Overall, a very nice result.

Click here for the complete notes.

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Lineage:
Millard Master > VHS > DAT > CDR(x) > EAC/Flac > flac 8

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 1:50 (3.1MB)
Track 102. Siberian Khatru 9:44 (16.4MB)
Track 103. And You and I 10:18 (17.3MB)
Track 104. Close To The Edge 19:34 (32.9MB)
Track 105. The Revealing Science Of God 22:34 (37.9MB)
64 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. The Ancient 23:10 (38.9MB)
Track 202. Ritual 23:37 (39.7MB)
47 mins

Missing:
Roundabout
Starship Trooper

Lineup:
Jon Anderson - vocals
Steve Howe - guitars
Chris Squire - bass
Rick Wakeman - keyboards
Alan White - drums


Click here to order Progeny, a 14-disc set featuring seven shows recorded in the fall of 1972: Toronto (Oct 31); Ottawa (Nov 1); Durham (Nov 11); Greensboro (Nov 12); Athens (Nov 14); Knoxville (Nov 15) and Uniondale (Nov 20).

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  1. 17 Responses to “YES - INGLEWOOD 1974”

  2. Thanks, bigO!

    By NAMoosedog on Jun 30, 2015

  3. for ppl who want complete shows and a very very large selection.. there are 188 yes items on bklynsteve’s site. a hell of a lot of them are from 74. i had no idea how well early yes was represented. pity so few fms and sbds. would be nice if they could put out a progeny set for 74 as well.

    By darth on Jun 30, 2015

  4. pity you haven’t been banned/kicked off this site like you did at bklynsteves site…

    pity you still are pandering/bitching for sbd/fms recordings of everyone…appreciate & be thankful on what you have you fucking choosy beggar…!

    now back to what we should be doing…appreciate what CS has given to us RIP…

    By Jerry's Finger on Jun 30, 2015

  5. Well said Jerry’s Finger! Thanks Big O! RIP Chris!

    By kozmicblue on Jun 30, 2015

  6. Thanks for the tip, darth. Will look into it.

    For me, Topographic Oceans was a baffling and thoroughly engrossing 2-LP set when it came out. I spent hours trying to figure out the songs - the meaning of the lyrics, the music - let alone staring at the album cover. As a young teen, it was a gift from afar. That said, Close To The Edge remains my favorite of their albums - never went much further after Relayer (which I was initially suspicious of given Wakeman’s departure) but adore.

    By Rick on Jun 30, 2015

  7. steves site didnt kick me off. he blocked me for a week. and i did nothing wrong on there. it was only due to peer pressure. this site isnt run the same way. if it was.. dont u think u would be banned? think about it. steve on that site doesnt feel that ppl should have the right to chat in a chat box. he doesnt think anyone should be able to have or express opinions if they disagree with others. bigo here feels differently. and if bigo’s staff/moderator here felt that way then what makes u think u would have the right to do what youre doing?? it doesnt just go one way u know.

    as for being picky about what one collects and choosing to only or at least primarily be interested in mainly sbds and fms and tv audios is nothing to be ashamed of. many ppl agree with that way of collecting. u dont have to. i dont have to cater to what u like or think i should collect. its my collection. who the hell do u think u are being so stupid as to dictate what other people should want to keep in their own collection of music?? u dont get to tell anyone how thankful they should be or if they do or should be appreciative of what they have. u dont know what i feel about my collection. or what i have in it. i dont care what u have in yours. worry about yours.. ill worry about mine.

    By darth on Jul 1, 2015

  8. All this arguing about sound quality, collections, worrying and gratitude… and we (or at least I) still don’t know how to get to this “bklynsteve’s site”. feed me please!

    THanks Big O

    By duff on Jul 1, 2015

  9. “We have chosen not to fill in these missing songs with recordings from other performances because we do not think it is philosophically appropriate.”

    Wow. The only people more pretentious than prog musicians are prog fans.

    By Willis on Jul 1, 2015

  10. I went to the bklynsteve.com site and clicked on the links to download some shows and all the links are dead.

    By Uncle Tommy on Jul 1, 2015

  11. Rest in peace, Chris. I was at this show. Thanks, BigO.

    By aking on Jul 1, 2015

  12. Willis, it could have been better if they said, “we chose not to replace those numbers ourselves. You are free to listen to whatever cuts from other live sources that you prefer.”

    If there were other audience recordings of the same missing performances, I think those would be “legit” to include, if the liner notes reveal the non-Millard source.

    By ScarRad on Jul 3, 2015

  13. the prrp people prefer to do things a certain way. and they chose to adhere to the original recording as it was done without adding another source for the missing tracks. there are other shows from the same tour with the full set intact and in fact there are dozens and dozens of other recordings from 74 where the entire sets were recorded so if one wanted those tracks they wouldnt be that hard to find. either from this show or other shows. there are over 188 shows on steves sites now.
    as for how many old links might not work.. servers dont hold onto links forever. if u are expecting a link from years ago to still be active that just wont often be the case. u could ask in the cbox for a particular item to be re-upped. or u could post a comment on the item itself. its probably going to be seen faster if u use the cbox on the top right area of the site. there are quite a few 100 items on the page that work just fine.
    duff - try this link - http://brooklynsteve2015.blogspot.com/

    By darth on Jul 3, 2015

  14. duff - try this link - http://brooklynsteve2015.blogspot.com/

    and tell them darth sent you. That`ll go over well.

    By dropkick sarge on Jul 5, 2015

  15. maybe u will be banned from the c-box too lmao!

    By barth on Jul 5, 2015

  16. Or, you could call yourself “thebannedone” and carry on screwing up the c-box

    By Je Suis Darth on Jul 5, 2015

  17. Yes at the Forum was one of my earliest concerts. There were three before this one, Procol Harum live at the Hollywood Bowl Sept. 21, 1973 being the first. Then Bob Dylan and The Band at The Forum…the evening show on Feb. 14, 1974. This was the final show of the nationwide tour. Much of Dylan and the Band’s album “Before The Flood” came from this show. Then there was Joni Mitchell on March 5, 1974, which was amazing, Then…about two weeks later, Yes at the Forum! I don’t see the second song from Tales of Topographic Oceans, “The Remembering (High The Memory)”, but I’m sure they did it. I know I would have noticed, since Topographic Oceans was a favorite of mine.

    By ultomatt on Jul 13, 2015

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