Jon Anderson: vocals
Steve Howe: guitar
Patrick Moraz: keyboards
Chris Squire: bass
Alan White: drums
Boston, Mass. USA
June 18, 1976
runtime: 112:36 (minutes/ seconds)
1: firebird suite end > Siberian Khatru 10:20
2: sound chaser 10:40
3: I've seen all good people 7:02
4: the gates of delirium 22:38
5: long distance runaround 5:51
6: clap 3:44
7: harp solo 3:43
8: heart of the sunrise 10:19
9: ritual 26:29
10: roundabout 8:41
11: I'm down 3:08
audience recording, unknown mikes >
probably Sony 152 cassette deck (dolby off) >
and Maxell XLII 90 min. master cassettes >
copy 1st gen > probably 2nd gen, same brand tape >
played on tascam 112 into soundforge (wav) >
flac (sb's aligned) > torrentially yours.
a this and that production.
do not sell this Relayer concert recording.
replay it all you want
share it freely, losslessly and gaplessly.
believed to be a 1st gen. (maybe 2nd?)
sounds like it was not recorded very close up
but not alot of loud crowd too close to the mikes
and everyone onstage can be heard.
a fine performance the night after the live broadcast
from Roosevelt Stadium in New Jersey.
the band seems more relaxed than they were that night.
this was not long after the "solos" tour and did not include
any of those solo album songs heard in some of the earlier 1976 yes shows.
it was still before going for the one, and the initial Relayer US tour
was in late 1974 and most of 1975, so this is the back to Relayer tour.
still most of that (all except "to be over") is played and the full length
tale of the oceans, "ritual". the last song was "I'm down"
which seemed rather unfitting since it was not a down night at all
and the crowd was appreciative and not at all obnoxious on hockey arena standards.
it has that boombox sound, which is not from the recording equipment
but from the Boston Garden acoustics. (pre-Fleet Center/TD Garden)
if you've been in there, you know the deal
and that the concert history in there is even more legendary
and alot more lengthy than the Celtics basketball history is there.
this was one of its better nights.
presumably the recording is complete except for the Firebird Suite,
opening the show, according to the etree setlisting for this show
("to be over" is not included there either)
although this is a little bit shorter than the usual relayer concert.
the tapes were apparently flipped or changed after "all good people"
and "heart of the sunrise", and applause was faded out following Ritual during the encore break and faded back in.
no dolby, EQ or other audio treatments were applied to this recording
other than to balance the levels evenly in the tracks.
it is a stereo audience recording, not a pseudo stereofied mono tape,
probably not the same recording as previously circulated several years earlier.