Reuploaded: 1974 - King Biscuit Flower Hour

December 11th, 1974
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

This show was recorded for the famous radio show King Biscuit Flower Hour, and it presents Yes at the very beginning of Relayer tour. The whole album is played, and all the arrangements are quite similar to the studio ones.
Sound Chaser opens the concert like a thunderstorm, and we can't help but get amazed when they really can play all the complex sections with no difficulty!
Close to the Edge shows us that Moraz, being an awesome keyboardist in hiw own style, is one of the worse copycats they could find for Rick Wakeman. His solo near the end is almost ridiculous, and all through the song he's very low on the mix - luckily!
But on To be Over he shows us his best, rivalling Rick when it comes to the number of keyboards used. He once said his synth solo in the end of the song was improvised in the studio, but it was so complex that he had to write it down to play live. That's my favourite live performance of the song (ok, there weren't many others...)

The Gates of Delirium has an awesome stereo sound here, perhaps even better than the one in Yesshows, the mix is perfect, alll instruments are loud and Squire's powerful bass is very clear (especially his counterpoints inSoon).

Firebird Suite
Sound Chaser
Close To The Edge
To Be Over
The Gates Of Delirium
And You And I

This show has been released in many different bootlegs: 
Close To The Edge, The Affirmery, The Gates Of Boston Garden and others.

(according to ForgottenYesterdays Ritual was played, but there's no known version of this)

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Martini said...


Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for reuploading this!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for this KBFH concert !


Anonymous said...

Please let me add to my previous comments that this concert is really wonderful. I am not a Yes completist but for sure this one ranks amongst the best concerts I found on the net. A pity that no artwork is available for this one...

Thanks a lot again !


Wedge said...

in the last few months, ive snagged Barry Rogoff's audience tape of 'ritual' from this show. great performance, but a pretty limp recording. recently, an entire aud recording of this show has surfaced from 'DLampinski' that sounds incredible. theres quick tape splices in 'gates' & 'ritual', but the difference between this aud tape & the KBFH version is like the difference between the specific Detroit show in aug 76 & the butchered versions from that show which eventually ended up on "Yesshows" 2LP...

Anonymous said...

I'm sure you guys know this already but Wolfgang's Vault site has posted the entire KBFH version of this show including Ritual for the first time!

Some skilled person could make a killer matrix of the complete show now, using a speed corrected version of Lampinski's tape along with the now complete King Biscuit version available!

Anonymous said...

HI Martini, thanks for sharing all this. I can't find a show I really want, it is
"The Boston Tea-FTO Party"
Boston Garden
Boston, MA

If you have this one and you can post it, I'll be most grateful. And whether you have it or not, if there's something you would like, just post it with your reply and I'll be glad to send it to you. Thanks again,

Neb Maat Re said...

The KBFH show in quadraphonic playable on a surround sound system any DVD player or in higher resolution on a DVD-Audio player: