Yes - The Affirmatives / Live at Madison Square Garden (Feb 18, 1974)
Reasonable sounding, solid performance of all of the songs from Tales from Topographic Oceans from the original Tales tour.
The cover features a photo of the 90125 band (??!!) standing onstage, and "THE AFFIRMATIVES" in large lettering across the top. The photograph only pictures Rabin, Anderson, White and Squire. However, this is a portion of the show from Madison Square Garden recorded on February 18, 1974.
For some strange reason, no soundboard recording from the Tales tour has surfaced yet. Considering that only audience recordings were available, the bootleggers that made The Affirmatives/Live at MSG at least chose a good source and did this right. There are no cuts in the middle of songs (unlike Live at Long Beach), and no annoying swishiness (unlike the recording of a Detroit show on 2/28/74). The only problem is the slightly pre-mature fadeout on "The Remembering".
Since the officially-released Yessongs and Yesshows denied us the opportunity to hear Tales music during its original public rollout, this one is the only game in town for fans of Tales. While it is possible to find more compelling performances of "The Ancient" (Philly '79) and "Ritual" (Roosevelt Stadium '76), all things considered, this is a good addition to one's Yes record collection.
~~ Again, this is an unofficial live release. The sound quality is not sonically amazing, but definetly good for what it is and thoroughly enjoyable for any fans of this era of Yes ~~
01 The Revealing Science of God (20:45)
02 The Remembering (21:27) (Fades out towards end)
03 The Ancient (17:59)
04 Ritual (20:48)
My 57th vinyl rip!!!
The vinyl transfer was done using a Gemini PT-1000 turntable with a Stanton 680EL cartridge through a Parasound P/PH-100 Phono Pre-amp into my computer. No EQ nor any post-processing. I am not attempting to remove any clicks and pops, fortunately, this album has very little audible noise.
Comments and suggestions would be great and helpful.
I have a lot more vinyl to transfer.
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