Artist: Yes (Howe, Squire & White)
Venue: Tower Theater, Philadelphia, PA, US (technically, its in Upper Darby,PA)
Steve Howe: Guitars, vocals
Chris Squire: Bass, vocals & harmonica
Alan White: Drums
Benoit David: Lead vocals, occasional guitar
Oliver Wakeman: Keyboards
Lineage: Zoom H4 with Sound Professionals/Audio Technica SP-CMC-2 cardioid external mics through Sound Professionals SP-Zoom-OmniMic-Phantom Power Interface,
(44.1 kHz/16 bit .wav, high-gain setting); SD memory chip; HD; Roxio Sound Editor (to split tracks and lightly normalize); TLH (encode to flac-6).
Very good show - the band seemed to be more into it compared to last fall's show in Asbury Park, NJ.
I thought that the sound at the Tower was fairly good - at least up in the balcony, though Steve Howe noted that the sound in the PA wasn't good for him following his solo.
The recording turned out pretty well to my ears - recorded from 6th row, center balcony.
I only had one talkative moron near me (you'll know who he is when you hear him calling for Close to the Edge (at least he wasn't yelling for Freebird), fortunately the mics only pick him up a few times and its not too intrusive.)
I cut out a few minutes of extended clapping before the encore and dropped the volume for about a half-second during Starship Trooper to minimize a nasty mic bump when someone left far too early.
01. Intro - Firebird Suite
02. Siberian Khatru
03. I've Seen All Good People
04. Intro of "new guys"
05. Tempus Fugit
06. Astral Traveler (with drum solo)
07. And You And I
08. Steve Howe acoustic - Sketches in the Sun
09. Owner of a Lonely Heart
10. Machine Messiah
12. Heart of the Sunrise
13. Encore: Starship Trooper
Do not buy or sell this recording, trade freely in lossless format only.
Recorded & upped to Dime by gf July 29, 2009.(48:51)