The Theater at
Westbury, NY

aka Westbury Music Fair

Chris Squire - bass, vocals
Steve Howe - guitar, vocals
Alan White - drums
Jon Davison - vocals, percussion, guitar
Geoff Downes - keyboards

A Kitty Lickin' Discs Production

Disc One
1. Firebird Suite
2. Close To The Edge
3. And You And I
4. Siberian Khatru
5. Going For The One
6. Turn Of The Century
7. Parallels

Disc Two
1. Wonderous Stories
2. Awaken
3. Yours Is No Disgrace
4. Clap
5. Starship Trooper
6. I've Seen All Good People
7. A Venture
8. Perpetual Change
9. Band Introductions
10. Roundabout

Lineage: SP-CMC-2 > SP-SPSB-8 > Sony PCM-M10 > USB > Wavelab 6.1 > CDWAV > dbPowerAmp > FLAC

Recorded by: Relayer35

Comments: This is a great recording....of Alan White's ride cymbal. Seriously, I went to the show in Westbury last year, and the sound was fantasic, but this time around, I thought the venue sound sucked. Everything was murky and muffled except for the ride cymbal. To make matters worse, the amps on the revolving stage changed the mix as the stage would spin around. You can actually tell how the stage was spinning listening to the show. For instance, right after the harpsichord run in "Siberian Khatru", Chris' bass is right in your face. Shortly after as the stage spun around and Howe's amps are passing by, the guitar is loud in the mix. And then of course, when the drums spin around, the ride cymbal is even more prevalent. So the mix was very bad where I was sitting. Last year, I was only a few rows back from where I was this year, so I'm not sure the problem was my placement in the venue. I just think the sound sucked. Maybe some others who were there can comment about what they thought of the sound, and if it sounded better elsewhere in the theater.

As for the recording, it's okay, with the mix problems I mentioned above. My enjoyment of the show was also hindered by the asshat sitting behind me who wouldn't shut up. Luckily, the way my microphones are positioned, sound behind me doesn't get picked up all that well, and he's not nearly as annoying on the recording as he was in real life. He felt the need to scream all sorts of stuff at the band, like "Steveie!". At one point he was commenting to this friend, who talked a lot softer than he did, about how "Turn Of The Century" is such a beautiful song. If it's so beautiful, then why don't you STFU and listen to it. I didn't try to turn around and ask him to settle down, because that hasn't worked out too well in the past. It usually just makes the person shout louder. It's amazing how inconsiderate people can be. I think I'm done with Long Island concerts for a while.

So this might go down as my least favorite Yes concert out of the 40+ that I've seen in person, and it had nothing to do with the band. From what I can tell, they played tight. I just wish the sound was better and the people were more polite. So don't expect this recording to sound half as nice as the Holyoke show I posted from a few days prior. That one was special.

Artwork is included in the torrent. The photos are from the actual show.

Please share this recording in unaltered lossless quality. If you need to remaster, or something, let me know, and I can provide the undedited raw master (without EQ/volume tweaks) for you to use.

-- MP July 2013

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