Tuesday, August 2, 1977
Spectrum Arena (19,000 capacity)
Audience recording, fair quality.
24-bit 48 kHz transfer by TheTooleMan, June 2013. Pitch corrected by TheTooleMan, , but no EQ or other editing was done after the transfer from the TDK normal bias cassettes.
This is a first-generation audience recording. This recording is not documented in Forgotten-Yesterdays.com as of this writing, and has apparently never circulated before. No other recording of this show is known to exist.
There are patches at the end of Wondrous Stories and Awaken, probably filling in for a tape flip. The source of the patches is unknown. Fades were added on a few tracks, and there are a few instances where the recording was paused briefly during the taping of the show.
The show gets off to a rough start with Wakeman's organ inaudible at the beginning of Parallels.
Enjoy this rarity. It's not for everyone, but hard-core Yes fans, especially ones in Philadelphia, will dig it.
Lineup: Jon Anderson (Vocals)
Steve Howe (Guitars)
Chris Squire (Bass)
Rick Wakeman (Keyboards)
Alan White (Drums)
Tracks: Firebird Suite
I've Seen All Good People
Close To The Edge
Colours Of The Rainbow
Turn Of The Century
And You And I
Going For The One
*Roundabout comes before Starship Trooper on the tape, but the order could have been reversed in the actual show. Forgotten-Yesterdays.com shows the track order reversed (http://forgotten-yesterdays.com/dates.asp?qtourid=8&qdateid=1261). The recording of Roundabout suffers from bad tracking during the dub from the master tape. Distortion was worse in the right channel, so I copied the left channel over the right.