1979 - Vancouver

May 05, 1979, Vancouver, Canada

An anonymous reader brought us a present. Link and comments by him/her:

This is a soundboard recording from Yes’ Tormato tour. I don’t know why this was recorded so well (perhaps for a radio broadcast?) but the sound quality and mixing goes well beyond what any reasonable person would expect from a bootleg.
This recording was originally available on a three LP bootleg named Seventh Age Imagination. That artwork is included in the ID3 tags, just for shits and giggles.
This is the entire concert minus the “Firebird Suite” intro and the “I’ve Seen All Good People” > “Roundabout” encore. If you’re at all familiar with Yes you’ve heard those two songs about a bazillion time already, so no great loss.

What appeals most to me are the liberties Yes took with their own music. For example, long songs are short—short songs are long.
Also, most of the songs segue into the next, and not just the usual “Long Distance Runaround “> “The Fish” transition, which shouldn’t really count anyhow. Speaking of “The Fish,” Squires Bass solo morph’s in a Tales from Topographic Oceans suite at its end.

How suite is that? Very, or I wouldn’t have posted it.

This is the Classic Yes lineup at their peak, rocking their ass off right before the birth of punk rock and at the peak of disco, thumbing their noses at all of it with heaping helpings of pure, unadulterated talent.

01 Siberian Khatru
02 Heart of the Sunrise
03 Future Times Rejoice
04 Circus of Heaven
05 Time and a Word
06 Long Distance Runaround
07 The Fish (with Tale’s Medley)
08 Perpetual Change
09 Soon
10 The Clap
11 And You and I
12 Rick Wakeman Solo
13 Starship Trooper
14 Awaken

Enjoy Yes-heads!

Links on comments!


Martini said...


biboprof said...

Great show and terrific sound quality! Thank you very much for posting it!
I can't spot any reference to Tales in the Fish Medley (and I don't remember any in other shows) but it is still great.
Btw, what did you mean with: artwork included in the ID3 tag ?

biboprof said...

Concerning the setlist, you must move STARSHIP TROOPER after AND YOU AND I, and make WAKEMAN SOLO segue into AWAKEN


peskypesky said...

i found a link for the entire Seventh Age Imagination.

peskypesky said...

can't remember if i posted this, but i know of a link for the entire show in 320k. let me know if interested.

Martini said...

So give us the link, Peskypesky.
The Tales quotes are, as far as I know, short segments from the first minutes of The Ancient which are played in the Fish/Survival medley.

Anonymous said...

yes ! Peskypesky give us the link with Vancouver soong, Isagp and roundabout ...
Great thanks

Friends of Mr. Cairo said...

This 320k mp3 is at:


Anonymous said...

Peskypesky, give us the link for the whole show please ...

Anonymous said...

Tormato tour was the pinnacle of the acheivement of the classic lineup live (until the reunion post-Rabin.) The material wasn't the strongest, but the performances were amazing. I look forward to hearing this.

pedro said...

Yessss is the bessst !
Thank you very much for all your music.
My best regards


Anonymous said...

This was my first experience in catching Yes live. I was young and impressionable, musically speaking. How fortunate was I in retrospect. The peak then was so great that it was all downhill from there. Thanks.

bongolong said...

Here is a link to a website that has a ton of info about Yes & Solo boot recordings: http://jeffersonboots.free.fr/Yesboots/yesboots.htm

I printed all of the pages to pdf and they are available here: http://www.sendspace.com/file/1ihcgr


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Anonymous said...

This show, though traded as a soundboard, is NOT a soundboard recording, just a very good audience recording. It has been shared on Dime in complete form in flac format. The info on this show is as follows:

Yes - 1979.05.05 - PNE Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

01. Intro / Siberian Khatru
02. Heart Of The Sunrise
03. Future Times/Rejoice
04. Circus Of Heaven
05. Medley:
Time And A Word
Long Distance Runaround
The Fish (Schindleria Praematurus)
Perpetual Change
06. Clap
07. And You And I
08. Starship Trooper
09. Rick Wakeman Solo / Awaken
10. Tour Song
11. I've Seen All Good People
12. Roundabout

136:18 Total Time

Lineage: Audience tape recording -> tripod-mounted Sennheiser MD 421 mics -> Marantz PMD 360 cassette deck (record) -> unknown gen cassette tape -> Aiwa TC-WE475 cassette deck (playback) -> Audiophile 2496 Soundblaster -> wav -> Sound Forge 7.0 (mastering) -> CDwave (tracking) -> Flac Frontend -> Flac level 6 compression