South Shore Music Circus
Cohasset, MA

Chris Squire - bass, vocals, harmonica
Steve Howe - guitar, vocals
Alan White - drums, vocals
Benoit David - vocals, percussion, guitar
Oliver Wakeman - keyboards

A Kitty Lickin' Discs Production

Disc One
1. Firebird Suite
2. Siberian Khatru
3. I've Seen All Good People
4. Tempus Fugit
5. Astral Traveler
6. And You And I
7. Steve Howe Solo: The Little Galliard
8. Steve Howe Solo: Intersection Blues
9. Owner Of A Lonely Heart

Disc Two
1. Machine Messiah
2. Roundabout
3. Heart Of The Sunrise
4. Starship Trooper

Lineage: SP-CMC-2 > SP-SPSB-8 > Sony MZ-NH1 (Hi-SP mode) >
USB > Sony SonicStage 4.3> Wavelab 4.0 > CDWAV > FLAC Front End.
Location: Section 1, Row I, Seat 3

Recorded by: Relayer35

Comments: Here is the Yes/Asia show from the "South Shore Music
Circus" in lovely Cohasset, Massachusetts. This venue is really out
of the way, and very small. I guess it holds about 2300 noisy fans,
and the place was pretty full. The performance was okay, but the
compressed setlist from both bands left a lot to be desired. I saw
Asia back in 2006 at Foxwoods, and there is only one song from their
set that wasn't played at that show. Similarly, every song from the
Yes set was played when I saw them last November at Mohegan Sun.

The recording is decent. There are no major flaws. Sound is a bit flat.
The biggest issue with this recording is that the crowd was loud
and obnoxious. It was actually more distracting at the show then it
is on the recording. Yelling "Freebird" wasn't funny during the Asia
set, it was even less funny the second time around during the Yes
set. It doesn't ruin the recording, but I still wonder why fans must
be so obnoxious during these shows. Another issue is that the cymblas
are kind of loud in places. This is because the show was in the round
and the stage would rotate. At times, when the back of the stage was
in front of me, the cymbals from the drum kit would be very loud as I
was picking up the sound from the stage. It's still a decent recording,
but not the best Yes concert I've ever attended.

-- MP July 2009