July 16, 2000 (Sunday)
Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Saratoga Springs, New York, USA

Jon Anderson - vocals, guitar & percussion
Steve Howe - guitars
Chris Squire - bass & timpani
Alan White - drums & percussion
Igor Khoroshev - keyboards & percussion

Lineage: Sonic Studios DSM-6S > PA-6LC3 > SBM-1 > D8 > CDR(n) > xACT (extraction) > Sound Studio (retrack) > xACT (FLAC level 5) > Dime > You

Another of the top performances and an exceptional recording. One of the best of the tour. It is pretty safe to say that there is NOTHING wrong with this Aud tape, and this is the reason we all like Aud tapes to begin with. A spectacular capture from one of the best of the Rochester Tapers. All that's been changed here was to slightly retrack this and do a little volume adjust from the big crescendo in Ritual to the end. The taper gently lowered the volume during the loudest part of Ritual, and there is a little clipping there but it isn't a problem.


This was the end of a weekend playing 2 of New York's finest venues which followed 2 days in New Jersey playing 2 very 'New Jersey' venues. Surely Weds & Thurs in New Jersey, a weekend off, followed by Sat & Sun in New York contributed to the spirits of the band and the performances here. SPAC is a gorgeous amphitheater and the weather was perfect... for mosquitoes. One of the highlights of the show was no fewer than a half-dozen dragonflies diving and dipping around the crowd and eating the bugs that were eating the crowd.

Young Persons Guide To The Orchestra intro (Britten)
Close To The Edge
Starship Trooper
Gates Of Delirium
Leaves Of Green (Jon & Steve)
Heart Of The Sunrise
Your Move ~ I've Seen All Good People
Roundabout (short version)

Support the Band. Buy their stuff. Trade the live audience recordings freely & turn your friends on to this kind of music.

Enjoy the show!

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yes_2000-07-16_07 Ritual.flac:60b9966f164bde4f0ab8dfeb2554b17f
yes_2000-07-16_08 I've Seen All Good People.flac:0cf7039c9cbe0adcccb23ff859769e1c
yes_2000-07-16_09 Roundabout.flac:34f6c0cc62d0cfed6d64ad24ecdeaa59