Going for the One Tour
The date 7-7-7 marked the 30th anniversary of the release of Going For The One, reuniting the
"Classic Yes Line-up," so I thought it would be fun to seed the shows I have in my collection on
or near the dates of their 30th anniversaries.
This is the second of two nights Yes performed at Detroit's Cobo Hall. It features the first tour
performance of their new album's title track, "Going For The One."
High-quality audience recording
Remastered August, 2007 by TheTooleMan
Lineage: unknown 1st gen tape (http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=135963) Sound Forge -> FLAC
Thanks to Mesquite for the original seed!
This is a high-quality recording , much better than that of the first night in Detroit, but Yes sounded like they needed
a laxative. Turned out the tape ran about 40 cents too slow. There were a couple of tiny gaps that I cut out, as
well as an odd "bumping" sound in several places, usually during applause. The tape also had some auto-level
artifacts - loud bass would pull down the level of all the other instruments. This was reversed by painstaking
manual edits in Sound Forge. A gap in "Wondrous Stories" was removed by quickly cross-fading between the
two ragged ends, which smooths out the transition that was probably caused by a tape flip. An abrupt cut in the
applause following this song was smoothed out with some transplanted applause from another spot in the tape.
The result is one of the best recordings of Yes on the GFTO tour.
Jon Anderson (Vocals)
Steve Howe (Guitars)
Chris Squire (Bass)
Rick Wakeman (Keyboards)
Alan White (Drums)
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 *
Yours Is No Disgrace
*According to Jon Anderson's announcement, this is the first performance of the title song of their new album.