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February, 2015

  • 22 February

    Yes – The Years Of Delirium (Virtuoso 218/219/220/221)

    Yes – The Years Of Delirium

    The Years Of Delirium (Virtuoso 218/219/220/221) This new release from the Virtuoso label collects two of the best sounding Yes concerts of the mid 70’s, both are from the Relayer era of the band featuring Jon Anderson on vocals, Steve Howe on guitar and vocals, Chris Squire on bass and ...

September, 2014

  • 4 September

    Yes – Wonderous Tilburg 2014 (Virtuoso 177/178)

    Yes – Wondrous Tilburg 2014

    Wonderous Tilburg 2014 (Virtuoso 177/178) Poppodium 013, Tilburg, Netherlands – May 22, 2014 Disc 1 (70:30) Firebird Suite, Close To The Edge, And You And I, Siberian Khatru, Introduction By Chris Squire And Steve Howe, Going For The One, Turn Of The Century, Parallels, Wonderous Stories Disc 2 (79:09) Awaken, ...

February, 2013

  • 14 February

    Genesis – Lamb Master In Los Angeles (Virtuoso 151/152)

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    Lamb Master In Los Angeles (Virtuoso 151/152) Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA – January 24th, 1975 Disc 1 (64:12): Introduction Rael Story (Part 1), The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway, Fly On a Windshield, Broadway Melody Of 1974, Cuckoo Cocoon, In The Cage, The Grand Parade Of Lifeless Packaging, Introduction ...

  • 9 February

    Yes – The Guardian Of Heaven (Virtuoso 142)

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    The Guardian Of Heaven (Virtuoso 142) (64:32) The Assembly Hall, Champaign, IL – April 23rd, 1979:  The Young Person’s Guide To The Orchestra, Close Encounters Of The Third Kind, Siberian Khatru, Future Times, Rejoice, Circus Of Heaven, Happy Birthday, Time And A Word, Long Distance Runaround.  Quebec Coliseum, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada ...

January, 2013

  • 6 January

    Yes – Going For The Last (Virtuoso 149/150)

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    Going For The Last (Virtuoso 149/150) Pavillion De Paris, Paris, France – December 6th, 1977 Disc 1 (64:08):  Firebird Suite, Parallels, I’ve Seen All Good People, Close To The Edge, Wonderous Stories, Colours Of The Rainbow, Turn Of The Century, Tour Song, And You And I Disc 2 (55:09):  Little ...

December, 2012

  • 31 December

    Yes – Going For The Best (Virtuoso DVD 001/002)

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    Going For The Best (Virtuoso DVD 001/002) Yes achieved a height of popularity by 1976.  Their exploration of spiritual themes and pushing the boundaries of symphonic rock and even jazz fusion drew massive crowds on their last US tour with the June 12th, 1976 show in Philadelphia drawing 100,000.  They ...

November, 2012

  • 30 November

    Genesis – Six Of The Best: Rehearsals & Live (Virtuoso 145/146/147/148)

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    Six Of The Best:  Rehearsals & Live (Virtuoso 145/146/147/148) There are many and various reasons why rock bands hold reunions.  Most common is for nostalgia, the need to revisit past glories for contemporary fans and for the pocket book.  Others are held for charitable reasons.  Such was the case for the ...

  • 6 November

    Genesis – Man On The Hammersmith (Virtuoso 137/138)

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    Man On The Hammersmith (Virtuoso 137/138) Hammersmith Odeon, London, England – September 29th, 1982 Disc 1 (70:18):  Dance On A Volcano, Behind The Lines, Follow You Follow Me, MC, Dodo / Lurker, Abacab, MC, Supper’s Ready, Misunderstanding, Man On The Corner, Who Dunnit? Disc 2 (51:15):  Band Introductions, In The ...

  • 5 November

    Emerson Lake & Palmer – Abaddon’s Trilogy (Virtuoso 139/140)

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    Abaddon’s Trilogy (Virtuoso 139/140) Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, CA – March 22nd, 1972 Disc 1 (54:30):  Intro, Hoedown, Tarkus, Trilogy, Take A Pebble, Lucky Man, Piano Improvisation, Take A Pebble (reprise) Disc 2 (35:36):  Abaddon’s Bolero, Pictures At An Exhibition:  Promenade, The Hut Of Baba Yaga, The Curse Of Baba ...

  • 5 November

    Yes – Progressive Pop Festival 1970 (Virtuoso 141)

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    Progressive Pop Festival 1970 (Virtuoso 141) Cologne Pop Festival, Sporthalle, Köln, Germany – April 3rd, 1970 (53:33):  Master Tape Edition:  No Opportunity Necessary No Experience Needed, Then, Every Little Thing, Astral Traveller, Everydays.   Remastered Edition:  No Opportunity Necessary No Experience Needed, Then, Every Little Thing, Astral Traveller, Everydays The ...

  • 5 November

    Asia – A Living Legacy (Virtuoso 143/144)

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    A Living Legacy (Virtuoso 143/144) Zepp Nagoya, Nagoya, Japan – September 27th, 2012 Disc 1 (56:07):  Intro, Only Time Will Tell, Wildest Dreams, Face On The Bridge, Time Again, Tomorrow The World, Solitaire, The Clap, I Know How You Feel, Don’t Cry, The Smile Has Left Your Eyes Part 1, ...

October, 2012

  • 17 October

    Asia – Geoffrey’s Birthday Party (Virtuoso 133/134)

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    Geoffrey’s Birthday Party (Virtuoso 133/134) Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford, NJ – August 25th, 1983 Disc 1 (53:10):  Intro, Wildest Dreams, Time Again, The Heat Goes On, Eye To Eye, Only Time Will Tell, Keyboard Solo, Beginnings, Valley Of Rocks, Clap, Open Your Eyes  Disc 2 (43:18):  Daylight, The Smile Has ...

  • 17 October

    Asia – Dragon Flew Over Germany (Virtuoso 135/136)

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     Dragon Flew Over Germany (Virtuoso 135/136) Carl-Diem-Halle, Wurzburg, Germany – October 23rd, 1982 Disc 1 (39:04):  Fanfare Intro., Time Again, Wildest Dreams, Without You, The Valley Of Rocks, Clap, Midnight Sun, Only Time Will Tell Disc 2 (49:48):  One Step Closer, The Smile Has Left Your Eyes, Cutting It Fine, ...

July, 2012

  • 15 July

    Bryan Ferry – Bottom Line 1977 (Virtuoso 015/016)

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     Bottom Line 1977 (Virtuoso 015/016) Bottom Line, New York, NY – June 23rd, 1977 Disc 1 (64:05) early show:  Let’s Stick Together, Shame Shame Shame, Road Runner, All Night Operator, You Go To My Head, Could It Happen To Me?, In Your Mind, Casanova, Love Me Madly Again, Love Is ...

May, 2012

  • 20 May

    Yes – Fly At Last (Virtuoso 131/132)

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    Fly At Last (Virtuoso 131/132) Shibuya Kokaido, Tokyo, Japan – April 19th, 2012 Disc 1 (75:03):  The Young Person’s Guide To The Orchestra, Yours Is No Disgrace, Tempus Fugit, I’ve Seen All Good People, And You And I, Solitaire, Second Initial, Fly From Here – Overture, Fly From Here – ...

  • 4 May

    Yes – Close To The East (Virtuoso 125/126/127/128/129/130)

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    Close To The East (Virtuoso 125/126/127/128/129/130) Yes reached their artistic and critical peak in early 1973 when their three previous albums, The Yes Album, Fragile, and Close To The Edge gained the band more critical praise and popularity.  Their first trip to Japan in March 1973 occurs right on the cusp of their rise as ...

March, 2012

  • 30 March

    U.K. – Paris Incident (Virtuoso 103/104)

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     Paris Incident (Virtuoso 103/104) Le Stadium, Paris, France – March 13th, 1979 Disc 1 (68:10):  Danger Money, The Only Thing She Needs, Rendezvous 6:02, By The Light Of Day, Presto Vivace, Drum Solo, In The Dead Of Night, Nothing To Lose, Bass Solo, Thirty Years, Carrying No Cross Disc 2 ...

January, 2012

  • 16 January

    Peter Gabriel – Japan Aid 1986 (Virtuoso 119/120)

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    Japan Aid 1986 (Virtuoso 119/120) Jingu Stadium, Tokyo, Japan – December 20th & 21st, 1986 Disc 1 (54:24):  Red Rain, Here Comes The Flood, Red Rain, Shock The Monkey, San Jacinto, Sledgehammer, Biko, Band Introduction, In Your Eyes Disc 2 (50:30):  Red Rain, Shock The Monkey, No Self Control, Sledgehammer, ...

  • 16 January

    Peter Gabriel – Human Rights Now! (Virtuoso 121)

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    Human Rights Now! (Virtuoso 121) Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan – September 27th, 1988 (71:28):  Opening, Of These Hope, Games Without Frontiers, Red Rain, Shock The Monkey, No Self Control, Don’t Give Up, Sledgehammer, Band Introduction, In Your Eyes, Biko While rock and roll since its inception had a political dimension, ...

October, 2011

  • 30 October

    Yes – Saving Grace Of God (Virtuoso 113/114/115/116/117/118)

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    Saving Grace Of God (Virtuoso 113/114/115/116/117/118) Yes Union was certainly the most bizarre, and most creative, project in the band’s forty year history.  The combination of the Yes West band with the European Yes was, on the released CD, a bit of a misnomer because none of the songs featured ...