|Cover:||Plain white cardboard cover with 12" x 17" yellow/gold paper insert, with picture that is identical to the back cover of Yesterdays by Roger Dean. The extra 5" of the insert folds over the back cover and lists the song titles.|
|Sources:||26 September 1977; Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, California, USA|
Colours of the Rainbow
Turn of the Century
Here in Long Beach
Going For the One
Dialogue excerpts from The Monkees' Head film
|Quality:||VG plus stereo, audience recording|
|Comments:||One of the only two
that were recorded during the Going For the One tour in 1977.
of them were taken from audience tape sources, but they are relatively
decent-sounding. This LP was cut at the correct speed. It is easy to
a little shortchanged, because the music runs only 35 or-so minutes and
the album was padded, for some inexplicable reason, with dialogue
from a Monkees film.
The setlist of the songs here (with the exception of "Roundabout") is somewhat "rare", simply because they were performed in 1977 only, and were dropped from all subsequent tours. Sadly, the bootleggers did not include "Awaken" on this album, even though it would have easily fit had they dropped "Roundabout" and the film dialogue.
Yes was very tight at this point, and all of the songs were performed well. "Roundabout" sounds basically the same as it did in the 1978 and 1979 tours. The most important number here is "Turn of the Century". Beautifully sung, the spell is broken by a brutal edit in the middle instrumental portion. Damn.
I cannot sincerely recommend Yesshows '77 for
because of the bizarre song selection ("Parallels" and "GFtO" were not
exactly favorites among Yes fans) and the recording quality. It is
to hear much better-sounding versions of these songs on Yesshows
SD 2-510, Atlantic Records' legitimate release.
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