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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).
Setlist: Firebird Suite Sound Chaser Close To The Edge To Be Over The Gates Of Delirium And You And I Roundabout
This show has been released in many different bootlegs: Close To The Edge, The Affirmery, The Gates Of Boston Gardenand others.
(according to ForgottenYesterdays Ritual was played, but there's no known version of this)