Long Beach Arena
Long Beach, CA
September 26, 1977
Jon Wizardo Master
Lineage: Jon Wizardo Master Cassette Tape> Nakamichi Dragon> HHB CDR > CD WAV
"Jon Wizardo has given me all of the cassette tapes he recorded back in his bootleg days. Some were released, or partially released, on vinyl bootlegs, others remain unreleased.
...Some of these transfers will simply represent each side of each cassette as transferred by a friend of mine..... They are all historic recordings and I hope you enjoy them."
01 Firebird Suite > Parallels
02 I've Seen All Good People
03 Close To The Edge
04 Wonderous Stories
05 Colours Of The Rainbow > Turn Of The Century
06 Tour Song: Long Beach
07 And You And I
08 Going For The One
09 Flight Jam > Awaken
10 Encore Break
11 Starship Trooper
Jon Anderson - Vocals
Steve Howe - Guitars
Chris Squire - Bass
Rick Wakeman - Keyboards
Alan White - Drums
Recording with stunning quality. When i was mastering this recording, i was afraid i was working on a low gen a Millard recording (yes, this is that good), which the JEMS team has kindly on DIME.
Thankfully, that wasn't the case, both recordings (Millard's and Wizardo's) are completely different and both have stunning quality.
Minimal splices in some songs, barely noticeables, caused by tape flips.
Before "Starship Trooper", the person recording the show says the following:
"It's too bad David Baker isn't here, i know he would've enjoyed. It's truly a thrilling moment, there's lots of artificial smoke and pretentious rockstars running all over the place. It's truly his type of event."
A statement for those now fortunate to listen to this recording after all those years. Thanks to Jon Wizardo.