Tales From Topographic Oceans tour
Thursday, February 14, 1974
Uniondale, New York
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Jon Anderson (Vocals)
Steve Howe (Guitars)
Chris Squire (Bass)
Rick Wakeman (Keyboards)
Alan White (Drums)
And You And I
Close To The Edge
Album Introduction by Jon Anderson
The Revealing Science Of God (part 1) (tape flip)
The Revealing Science Of God (part 2)
Comments by Jon Anderson
The Ancient (part 1) (tape flip)
The Ancient (part 2)
Recorded by Tom on a Sony mono cassette recorder with built-in mic
(Yours Is No Disgrace was played as a second encore at this show, but was not recorded by Tom)
Tape transfer by Joey 11/2006
Mastered for CD by TheTooleMan 12/2006
I was excited and honored when Fred contacted me with news that his friend Tom had an uncirculated recording of a Yes concert which was thought to have never been recorded. Would I like to have a shot at mastering it and presenting it to the world? YES!
Fred sent me a copy of the recording that was made on a stand-alone CD recorder. While the audio quality was good, I was disappointed to find that the original tapes have considerable speed irregularities, probably resulting from low batteries.
The original tapes were transferred again by Joey, who created a 24-bit 48 kHz digital version. I applied speed correction, EQ, and dynamics with Sound Forge and Vegas.
Considerable work went into correcting the random speed changes, and I could probably spend the rest of my life correcting every minor speed fluctuation in this recording. While I was able to fix most of the major problems, some wow and flutter remains. Roundabout suffers the most, and was very difficult to correct. I added an effect to the end of the song to characterize the exhausted batteries dying on the final note.
Now for the even more exciting news: Fred also recorded the same show. It will be seeing the light of day soon, after 30 years of storage. I am hopeful it will be of better quality overall, although this recording is quite listenable as it is now.
December 2, 2006