June 3, 2010 – 11:45 am

Yes toured feverishly in the U.S. from 1971 to 1979.

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Providence 1975 [Dan Lampinski Recording, 2CD]

Live at the Providence Civic Center, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, July 23, 1975. Ex- audience mono stereo. This is Vol 63 in an ongoing series.

“Fans down front were going bonkers and some jumped a barrier… and the Providence Civic Center security started to rough them up.  Yes objected… and stopped performing to berate the security. I recall Chris Squire being particularly angered and quite vocal. I remember the scene to this day. It was shocking… and I was proud that Yes reacted to defend the fans… even if it interrupted their encore.”
- Dan L. [you know who]  explains why the first encore Roundabout was interrupted (around the 2:56m mark).

Yes tours were dramatic. Despite what the critics wrote about their sterile reproduction of the recorded album, their playing reminded one of learning to write in cursive. Steve Howe soloed like he was writing squiggles. Fans loved it.

They had a big sound with Rick Wakeman and then his replacement at this concert, Patrick Moraz, creating waves of electronic swirls. It was hypnotic as opposed to heavy metal’s loud. It was epic and differed from the blues that anchored hard rock.

Taper Dan is once again in the audience doing his magic. What a fine recording listening to Howe “sky-writing” with his guitar. And as Dan mentions, the fans “were going bonkers” in this 12,000 capacity hall. This show has never circulated before

Thanks to djscomics for sharing the lossless tracks on the Dime site. Above all, thanks to Dan Lampinski, Carl Morstadt (who mastered the tracks), Kev, ethiessen1 and the rest of team Lampinski.

A note on Dan Lampinski: Dan recorded over 100 concerts in the Providence/Boston area, mostly between 1974 and 1978. Since Dan never traded copies of his recordings, they are all essentially uncirculated. Some copies were made for friends, but these releases are the first time most of these recordings have ever seen the light of day, and are direct from his master cassettes. No EQ’ing has been done to any of the transfers.

Note: Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (these are high quality MP3s - sample rate of 192 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 (2.2MB)
Track 102. Sound Chaser (14.4MB)
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Track 103. Close To The Edge (28.6MB - visit the html page to download the track)
Track 104. And You And I (14.1MB)
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Track 105. Gates Of Delirium (31.2MB - visit the html page to download the track)

Disc 2
Track 201. Your Move (2.9MB)
Track 202. Mood For A Day (4.1MB)
Track 203. Long Distance Runaround (2.6MB)
Track 204. Moraz Solo (7.3MB)
Track 205. Clap (4.7MB)
Track 206. Jam (3.2MB)
Track 207. Ritual (spliced) (37.3MB - visit the html page to download the track)
Track 208. Roundabout (12.7MB)
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Track 209. Starship Trooper (spliced) (15.6MB - visit the html page to download the track)

Jon Anderson - vocals
Steve Howe - guitars
Patrick Moraz - keyboards
Chris Squire - bass
Alan White - drums

The tour behind the Relayer album, the first with Patrick Moraz. Click on the link to order album.

  1. 9 Responses to “THE RITUAL”

  2. hey bigo, thanks!!! it’s been over a year on yes. i got every yes show you offered last year in may maybe. the last one i recall was quebec city. the best one is jersey city. all the hits.


    By Ed Saad on Jun 3, 2010

  3. This recording is in stereo, not mono; Dan Lampinski used a Sony ECM-99 stereo microphone.

    By dandor on Jun 3, 2010

  4. Hello dandor

    Thanks very much for your feedback. Cheers.

    By bigozine2 on Jun 4, 2010

  5. Wow. This sounds amazing for an audience recording.

    By George on Jun 5, 2010

  6. Can’t wait to listen

    By Matt on Jun 17, 2010

  7. This is a killer recording form one of Yes’ best tours.

    Bravo Big O!

    By Evil dr.Louie on Jun 9, 2011

  8. Thank you Big O amigos: Definitely worth a Thompson full-moon listen. With luck I will have new venison in the freezer and a mug of pumpkin ale to go with it.
    Thanks and have a great Fall.
    Respectfully, James

    Just for fun, an anybody really hear the difference between Moraz and Wakeman in this performance?

    By James on Nov 16, 2013

  9. Hello Big O,
    I love the website and the great music. I would like some help with some of the longer selections, the ones that ask to visit a different page to download. When I do this, I get a page with 4 or 5 different “download” buttons, which lead to even more confusing pages and options. Is there some way to know which button will download the music, and not some unwanted program? Will I have to sign up or enroll in some program to be able to enjoy the music I would like? Thanks again for the great music.
    -John in Maryland

    By John on Nov 17, 2013

  10. Yes were able to tour feverishly during that time period, because they fortified their systems by sharing a plate of hot sausages before every show.

    By Sausages on Nov 17, 2013

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