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January, 2009

  • 3 January

    Genesis – Spectrum 1983 (Virtuoso 047/048/049/050)

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    Spectrum 1983 (Virtuoso 047/048/049/050) The Mama tour for Genesis’ eponymous thirteenth album took in seventy-three gigs in the US and Canada and ending with five dates in Birmingham, England in late February 1984.  The tour began on November 6th in Normal, Illinois.  Genesis played three shows at the Spectrum in Philadelphia ...

December, 2008

  • 29 December

    Yes – Fragile Article (Virtuoso 046)

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    Fragile Article (Virtuoso 046) Tucson Community Center, Tucson, AZ – March 16th, 1972 (73:47):  Roundabout, I’ve Seen All Good People, Mood For A Day, Clap, Heart Of The Sunrise, keyboard solo, Long Distance Runaround, The Fish, Perpetual Change Yes played over one hundred shows in support of their seminal LP ...

  • 2 December

    Genesis – Something Inside Me (Virtuoso 044/045)

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    Something Inside Me (Virtuoso 044/045) West Palm Beach Convention Hall, West Palm Beach, FL – January 10th, 1975 Disc 1(59:19):  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, Story of Rael I, Back In N.Y.C., Hairless Heart, ...

  • 1 December

    Yes – Seasons Will Pass You (Virtuoso 040/041)

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    Seasons Will Pass You (Virtuoso 040/041) Dillion Stadium, Hartford, Connecticut – September 25, 1972 Disc 1: Firebird Suite, Siberian Khatru, I’ve Seen All Good People, Close To The Edge, Mood For A Day, Clap Disc 2: Heart Of The Sunrise, And You And I, Wakeman Solo, Roundabout, Yours Is No ...

November, 2008

  • 21 November

    Yes – Definitive Tourmato (Virtuoso 042/043)

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    Definitive Tourmato (Virtuoso 042/043) Wembley Arena, London, England – October 28th, 1978 Disc 1 (55:45):  Introduction by Tommy Vance, Close Encounters Of The Third Kind, Siberian Khatru, Heart Of The Sunrise, Circus Of Heaven, Time And A Word, Long Distance Runaround, The Fish incl. Survival, Perpetual Change, Gates Of Delirium ...

  • 17 November

    Yes – Tales From Great Western (Virtuoso – 038/039)

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    Tales From Great Western (Virtuoso – 038/039) Great Western Forum, Inglewood, CA – March 18, 1974 Disc 1: Firebird Suite, Siberian Khatru, And You And I, Close To The Edge, The Revealing Science Of God Disc 2: The Ancient, Ritual This recording on March 18, 1974 from The Forum captures ...

  • 3 November

    Virtuoso Discography

    Virtuoso 001/002 P.F.M. [ HARLEQUIN ] Koseinenkin-kaikan, Osaka, Japan 11/25/75 Virtuoso 003 King Crimson [ MOTHER OF DECEIT ] Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA. USA 4/12/74 Virtuoso 004/005 Emerson, Lake, And Palmer [ BRAIN TULSA SURGERY ] Civic Center, Tulsa, OK. USA 3/7/74 Virtuoso 006/007 Yes [ MIKE’S MINT ] Los Angeles ...

October, 2008

  • 3 October

    Genesis – Definitive Invisible (Virtuoso 036/037)

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    Definitive Invisible (Virtuoso 036/037) Los Angeles Forum, Los Angeles, CA – October 15th, 1986 Disc 1 (70:46):  Mama, Abacab, Land Of Confusion, That’s All, Domino, In Too Deep, The Brazilian, Follow You Follow Me, Tonight Tonight Tonight Disc 2 (79:52):  mc, Home By The Sea, Second Home By The Sea, ...

September, 2008

  • 2 September

    Yes – Dramatic Play (Virtuoso 032/033)

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    Dramatic Play (Virtuoso 032/033) Boston Garden, Boston, MA – September 9th, 1980 Disc 1 (68:47):  Young Person’s Guide To The Orchestra/Close Encounters Theme, Does It Really Happen?, Yours Is No Disgrace, Into The Lens, Clap, And You And I, Go Through This, White Car Suite (Geoff Downes solo), Parallels, We ...

August, 2008

  • 31 August

    Yes – Alternate View (Virtuoso 034/035)

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    Alternate View (Virtuoso 034/035) Boston Garden, Boston, MA – February 26th, 1974 Disc 1:  Firebird Suite, Siberian Khatru, And You And I, Close To The Edge, The Revealing Science Of God Disc 2:  The Remembering, The Ancient, Ritual, Roundabout Alternate View is a tremendous document from one of Yes’ most ambitious projects.  ...

  • 12 August

    Genesis – Maple Leaf Lamb (Virtuoso 028/029)

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    Maple Leaf Lamb (Virtuoso 028/029) Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, ON – December 16th, 1974 Disc 1 (65:12):  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, Rael story part 1, Back In N.Y.C., Hairless Heart, Counting Out Time, Carpet Crawlers, The Chamber Of 32 ...

June, 2008

  • 24 June

    Yes – Living God (Virtuoso 026/027)

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    Living God (Virtuoso 026/027) Veterans Memorial Coliseum, New Haven, CT – December 10th, 1974 Disc 1:  Firebird Suite, Sound Chaser, Close To The Edge, To Be Over, Gates Of Delirium  Disc 2:  And You And I, Ritual, Roundabout Yes’ KBFH broadcast of the Boston show on December 11th is one of the more popular tapes with many different silver releases ...

May, 2008

  • 30 May

    Genesis – Executive Action (Virtuoso 024/025)

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    Executive Action (Virtuoso 024/025) Moody Coliseum, Dallas, TX – March 19th, 1977 Disc 1: Squonk, One For The Vine, Robbery Assault And Battery, Your Own Special Way, Firth Of Fifth, Carpet Crawlers, … In That Quiet Earth, Afterglow  Disc 2: I Know What I Like, Eleventh Earl Of Mar, Supper’s ...

  • 8 May

    Genesis – The Lamb Lies Down On Empire (Virtuoso 019/020)

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    The Lamb Lies Down On Empire (Virtuoso 019/020) Empire Theatre, Liverpool, England – April 19th, 1975 Disc 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, Back In N.Y.C., Hairless Heart, Counting Out Time, Carpet Crawlers, The Chamber Of 32 Doors, Lilywhite Lilith, The Waiting Room Disc ...

  • 5 May

    Yes – Swirling Wind (Virtuoso 023)

      Swirling Wind (Virtuoso 023) Merriweather Post Pavillion, Columbia, MD – August 13th, 1972 Firebird Suite, Siberian Khatru, I’ve Seen All Good People, Mood For A Day, Clap, Heart Of The Sunrise, And You And I, Wakeman solo, Roundabout, Yours Is No Disgrace Yes toured the US twice in 1972 after they ...

March, 2008

  • 26 March

    Genesis – German Replies (Virtuoso 017/018)

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    German Replies (Virtuoso 017/018) Festhalle, Frankfurt, Germany – October 30th, 1981 Disc 1:  Behind The Lines, Duchess, The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway, Dodo / Lurker, Abacab, Carpet Crawlers, Me And Sarah Jane, Misunderstanding, No Reply At All, Firth Of Fifth Disc 2:  MC, Man On The Corner, Who Dunnit?, In The Cage/Cinema Show/Slippermen, Afterglow, Turn It On Again, Dance On A Volcano, Drum Duet, Los Endos, I Know What I ...

  • 3 March

    Genesis – Eruption (Virtuoso 012/013/014)

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      Eruption (Virtuoso 012/013/014) Hammersmith Odeon, London, England – June 10th, 1976 Disc 1:  Intro., Dance On A Volcano, The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway, Fly On A Windshield, Carpet Crawlers, The Cinema Show, Robbery Assault & Battery, White Mountain, Firth Of Fifth, Entangled, Squonk Disc 2:  MC, Supper’s Ready, I Know What ...

January, 2008

  • 29 January

    Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Boston 1971 (Virtuoso 010/011)

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      Boston 1971 (Virtuoso 010/011) Music Hall, Boston, MA – November 12th, 1971 Disc 1:  Intro., Hoedown, Tarkus, Take A Pebble, Piano Improvisations, Take A Pebble (Reprise) Disc 2:  Knife Edge, Rondo, Drum Solo, Rondo (Reprise) Emerson Lake & Palmer’s final appearance in the US in 1971 had five known shows over a three week period and is surprisingly poorly documented.  ...

  • 8 January

    Yes – Electric Freedom (Virtuoso-008/009)

    Electric Freedom (Virtuoso-008/009) Boston Garden, Boston, MA – December 11, 1974 Disc 1:  Radio intro., Firebird Suite, Sound Chaser, Close To The Edge, To Be Over Disc 2:  Gates Of Delirium, And You And I, Roundabout, Radio outro Electric Freedom is the latest Yes release on the Virtuoso label documenting ...

October, 2007

  • 7 October

    Yes – Mike’s Mint (Virtuoso 006/007)

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      Mike’s Mint (Virtuoso 006/007) Los Angeles Forum, Los Angeles, CA – September 23rd 1977 Disc 1: Firebird Suite, Parallels, I’ve Seen All Good People, Close To The Edge, Wondrous Stories, Colours Of The Rainbow, Turn Of The Century, Tour Song (In The Midnight Hour), And You And I, Going ...