Topographic Oceans Tour

November 16, 1973 - April 23, 1974

Fall 1973 European Tour
Demos from Topographic Oceans   1973-11-01
Advision Studios, Morgan Studios & BBC Studios

1.01 Close To The Edge Demo (17.18)
        Close To The Edge sessions between April and June, 1972 at Advision Studios, London

 

1.02 The Remembering Demo (Studio Run Through) (20.21)
        TFTO Sessions from Morgan Studios, London in late 1973

1.03 Revealing Science Of God (20.57)
        Top Gear with Bob Harris, BBC Session 1973-11-01

 

Hippodrome Theater, Bristol -  November 18 - 1973
Length: 101m; Quality: B+; Aud

Remastered door Relayerman.
The first known recording of the TFTO-tour. Recording incompleet, the first 4 tracks missing and applause between the songs. Only the four Tales are recorded. Taper unknown.

CD 1 : The revealing science of God, The remembering, The ancient

CD 2 : Ritual, Heart of the sunrise, Rou
ndabout

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Reveiling the Oceans , Bristol -  November 18 - 1973
Length: 101m; Quality: B+; Aud


CD 1 : Th
e revealing science of God, The remembering, The ancient

CD 2 : Ritual, Heart of the sunrise, Roundabout
Sheffield -    November 27 - 1973
Venue; Sheffield City Hall 


CD1;  Opening (Excerpt From "Firebird Suite") (1.30)  Siberian Khatru (9.51) Heart Of The Sunrise (11.52)  Close To The Edge (19.07)
The Revealing Science Of God (20.44)

CD2;  The Remembering (23.24) The Ancient (20.48) Ritual (22.56)

 

01m; Quality: B+; Aud

Glasgow -  Apollo Theatre    December 6 - 1973

CD 1 : Firebird suite(cuts 48sec) Siberian khatru, And you and I, Close to the edge, The revealing science of God

CD 2 : The remembering, The Ancient, Ritual

 

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Edinburgh - Empire Theatre - December 10 - 1973
Length: 80m, Quality: C+; Aud


CD 1 : Firebird suite(cuts 48sec) Siberian khatru, And you and I, Close to the edge, The revealing science of God

CD 2 : The remembering, The Ancient, Ritual (cuts)

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Winter 1974 North American Tour
Miami 1974 - Miami -  Februari 8 - 1974
Audience - B+-
Factory Pressed Copy  HL 384/385

CD 1 : Firebird suite, Siberian khatru, And you and I, Close to the edge, The revealing science of God

CD 2 : The remembering, The ancient, Ritual, Roundabout
Miami 1974 - Miami -  Februari 8 - 1974
Audience - B+-

CD 1 : Firebird suite, Siberian khatru, And you and I, Close to the edge, The revealing science of God

CD 2 : The remembering, The ancient, Ritual, Roundabout
Tampa - Florida    Tampa Stadium - Februari 9 - 1974
Length: 119m, Quality: C+; Aud


CD 1 : Firebird suite/Siberian Khatru, And you and I, Close to the edge, Wakeman Solo (Intermission), The revealing science of god

CD 2 : The ancient, Ritual (2 tracks), Roundabout

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Tales From Long Forgotten Yesterdays -  Uniondale - New York  - Februari 14 - 1974
Quality: B+; Aud


CD 1 : Firebird suite,Siberian Khatru, And you and I, Close to the edge, Album introduction by Jon Anderson,The revealing science of god(part1)The re
vealing science of god(part2)

CD 2 : The Remembering, The ancient(part1),  The ancient(part2) Ritual , Roundabout.
New  Haven  Februari 15 - 1974
Lenght: 121m    Quality: B

CD 1 : Firebird suite, Siberian Khatru, And you and I, Close to the edge, The revealing science of god

CD 2 : The rembering, The ancient, Ritual (fade out at 8 min)

Tales Of The Spectrum -  Philadelphia  -  Februari 16 - 1974
Audience - B+-
Mastered by Shaun Toole nov 2002

CD 1 : Firebird suite, Siberian khatru, And you and I, Close to the edge, 

CD 2 : The revealing science of God, Ritual, Roundabout, Yours Is No Disgrace
Songs from topographic ocean - New York City - Madison Square Garden -  Februari 18 - 1974
Length: 83m; Quality: A-, Aud                                                                                     
Factory Pressed Copy

CD 1 : The revealing science of God, The remembering

CD 2 : The ancient, Ritual
Complete New York City - Madison Square Garden -  Februari 18 - 1974
Length: 138m, Quality: A-/B+; Aud

CD 1 : Firebird suite, Siberian khatru, And you and I, Close to the edge, Intro, The revealing science of God

CD 2 : The remembering, The ancient, Ritual, Roundabout

 

Yessongs2  -   New York City - Madison Square Garden -  Februari 18 - 1974
Quality: A-; Aud
From this show 2 recordings are known. One of the complete show except Roundabout with low quality, and this one with only the TFTO tracks.  
Remasterd by Shaun Toole, januari 2005.


CD 1 :  The revealing science of God, The remembering,

CD 2 :  The ancient, Ritual 
New York City - Madison Square Garden -  Februari 20 - 1974
Quality: B; Aud


CD 1 :  The revealing science of God, The remembering,

CD 2 :  The ancient, Ritual 

 

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Tales from Maple Leaf Gardens - Toronto -  Februari 22 - 1974
Length: m, Quality: 
Remastered by Relayerman sept 2006

CD 1 : Firebird suite, Siberian khatru, And you and I, Close to the edge, The revealing science of God

CD 2 : The remembering, The ancient, Ritual, Roundabout

 

Tales from Boston Gardens - The Boston Garden -  Februari 26 - 1974
Length: 136m, Quality: B; Aud

CD 1 : Firebird suite, Siberian khatru, And you and I, Close to the edge, The revealing science of God

CD 2 : The remembering, The ancient, Ritual, Roundabout

 

Tales from Boston Gardens - The Boston Garden -  Februari 26 - 1974
Length: 136m, Quality:B+
Remastered by Matt Putzel

CD 1 : Firebird suite, Siberian khatru, And you and I, Close to the edge, The revealing science of God

CD 2 : The remembering, The ancient, Ritual, Roundabout

 

The Boston Tea-FTO Party  -   The Boston Garden -  Februari 26 - 1974
Quality: B; Source: newly discovered (2003) alternate recording 
Mastered by: smt, January 2004
A complete recording of this show has been around for years, but this better-sounding alternate recording was discovered only in late 2003. It is a fuller-sounding recording than the more common one, but has two gaps - one in The Revealing Science of God (disk 1 track 5), and another in Ritual (disk 2 track 3). I patched both missing parts with the common recording, carefully adjusting pitch, EQ, and channel balance to make the different source unobtrusive. Sound Forge Acoustic Mirror was used to give a wider spatial effect than the pure mono source recording. 
Yes plays with a full head of steam on this night. Anticipation grows during the Firebird Suite, and Siberian Khatru blasts forward almost uncontrollably. Judging from what Jon Anderson later says, the concert must have started late, and he asks people to stay and listen to the "new album." 
This being the 30th anniversary of the Topographic Oceans tour by Yes, and with the convention going on this week in Boston, it seems a good time to bring out this recording. Besides, as
k yourself which presidential candidate is more likely to have listened to Yes back in the day...
CD 1 : Firebird suite, Siberian khatru, And you and I, Close to the edge, The revealing science of God

CD 2 : The remembering, The ancient, Ritual, Roundabout
YES in Motorcity   Cobo Hall - Detroit  Februari 27 - 1974
Length: 50m, Quality: A; Aud

Introduction, The ancient(Giants under the Sun), Ritual(Nous Sommes Du Soleil), Roundabout

 

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Topographic - Detroit - Cobo Hall - Februari 28 - 1974                                          
Length: 107m , Quality: B+; Aud
Factory Pressed Copy   HL 044/45#Y11

CD 1 : The revealing science of God, The remembering, The ancient

CD 2 : Ritual (Detroit, 2/28/1974), The revealing science of God (BBC,
"Rock On", 11/1/1973)

 

The tour of the oceans - Detroit - Februari 28  - 1974
Length: 133m, Quality: B+; Aud

CD 1 : Siberian Khatru, And you and I, Close to the edge, The revealing science of god

CD 2 : The rembering, The ancient, Ritual, Roundabout

 

Ocean Tales  -  Cobo Hall  -  Detroit -  Februari 28 - 1974
PRRP production  Volume 013
Another nice audience B+ recording, remastered as PRRP013. Sound quality starts with A- but at the end remain as quality

 

CD 1 : Firebird suite, Siberian khatru, And you and I, Close to the edge, The revealing science of God

CD 2 : The remembering, The ancient, Ritual, Roundabout

 

Alive and Kicking -  Cobo Hall  -  Detroit -  Februari 28 - 1974
35th anniversary edition
 

CD 1 : Firebird suite, Siberian khatru, And you and I, Close to the edge, The revealing science of God

CD 2 : The remembering, The ancient, Ritual, encore Roundabout

 

Hersheypark Arena, Hershey, Pennsylvania -  March 1  -  1974
Audience recording

CD1; Firebird Suite ,Siberian Khatru, And You And I,Close To The Edge ,

CD2; The Ancient, Ritual

 

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Louisville Gardens  Kentucky  March 2  -  1974
Length: 68m, Quality: B; Aud


 Firebird Suite, Siberian khatru, And you and I, Close to the edge,The ancient, Ritual
 

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Masterseries - Memphis - Cook Convention Center -  March 10 - 1974
Length: 154m, Quality: B+; Aud

CD 1 : New age piece from tape, Firebird suite, Siberian Khatru, And you and I, Close to the edge

CD 2 : The Revealing Science Of God, The Ancient,

CD 3 : Intro/Ritual, Roundabout, Tape music after show, Backstage-talking
 

The Majesty Of Music  -  Inglewood    March 18 - 1974
PRRP production  Volume 046
Nice audience A- recording, remastered as PRRP046. Taper Mike Millaird

 

CD 1 : Firebird suite, Siberian khatru, And you and I, Close to the edge, The revealing science of God

CD 2 : The ancient, Ritual

 

Long Beach Arena - March 19 - 1974                                                                        
Length: 76m, Quality: B+; Aud
Factory Pressed Copy

Close to the edge, The revealing, The ancient, Roundabout, Starship trooper

 

Long Beach Arena - March 19 - 1974                                                                        
Mike Millard recording
 

CD1; Firebird suite, Siberian khatru, And you and I, Close to the edge, The revealing Science Of God,,

CD2; The ancient, Ritual, Roundabout, Starship trooper

HD

Fresno, CA -   March  20 - 1974     ***Incomplete show***
Selland Arena,    Audience recording

The Ancient - Ritual - Roundabout

 


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Tales from Topographic Oceans Tour   Frankfurt   April 11  - 1974
Quality: C+  Aud. 
Complete show, audience recording, not the best quality. Track 2/2 begins 1 minut before the end of track 2/1


CD 1 : Firebird suite, Siberian khatru, And you and I, Close to the edge, The revealing science of God

CD 2 : The ancient, Space jam, Ritual, Roundabout, Starship trooper
Spring 1974 European Tour
Tales from Topographic Oceans Tour   Frankfurt   April 11  - 1974
Messegelande Halle 1    Quality: B+  Aud. 


CD 1 : Firebird suite, Siberian khatru, And you and I, Close to the edge, The revealing science of God

CD 2 : The ancient, Space jam, Ritual, Roundabout, Starship trooper

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Tales from Topographic Oceans Tour   Munich  April 13  - 1974
Quality: B-  Aud. 
Pretty decent recording with a few dropouts here and there, it's a bit bassy in parts, trebly in others.

CD 1 : Firebird suite, Siberian khatru, And you and I, Close to the edge, The revealing science of God

CD 2 : The ancient, Ritual, Roundabout, Starship trooper

A perfect tale - Dortmund -  April 16 - 1974
Length: 130m, Quality A-/B+; Aud

CD 1 : Firebird suite, Siberian Khatru, And you and I, Close to the edge, The revealing science of god

CD 2 : The ancient, Ritual, Roundabout, Starship trooper

 

YesSMT recording  Paris '74 - Paris - Palais Des Sports De Paris
April 19 - 1974
Length: 127m, Quality: B; Aud

CD 1 : Firebird suite, Siberian khatru, And you and I, Close to the edge, The revealing science of God

CD 2 : The ancient, Ritual, Roundabout, Starship trooper
Zurich -  Switzerland -  April 21 - 1974
Hallenstadion Zurich,  Aud

CD 1 : Firebird suite, Siberian Khatru, And you and I, Close to the edge, The revealing science of god

CD 2 : The ancient, Ritual, Roundabout, Starship trooper

 

 

Rome -  April 23 - 1974
Palazzo Di Palaeur Dello Sport
Quality B-; Aud

CD 1 : Firebird suite, Siberian Khatru, And you and I, Close to the edge, 

CD 2 : Intro to The revealing science of god, The revealing science of god, The ancient, Intro to Ritual, Ritual

 

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Studio Demos 1973- 1974
Quality *****

1.01 The Revealing Science Of God (23.37)
1.02 The Ancient (17.19)
1.03 The Gates Of Delirium (21.16)

 

 

 

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