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    Bootlegs : Yes in the Round - bootleg vinyl



    This is a two LP set of Yes’ Wembley BBC show , although on the record sleeve cover is incorrectly states : Yes - Live at the LA Forum Oct. 16 1978.

    You can see from the sleeve cover it depicts a fantasy, slightly dystopian environment, which seems to be a theme for some of the other Yes bootlegs.

    The tracks are
    1. Siberian Khatru, Heart of the Sunrise
    2. Circus of Heaven, Dont kill the whale, The clap
    3. Starship Trooper, Madrigal, On the Silent Wings of Freedom
    4. I’ve Seen All Good People, Your Move, Roundabout.


    However, and quite bizarrely , On the Silent Wings of Freedom is actually repeated on side 4 at the beginning. This is very odd. You wonder what happened for them to make that mistake and what a waste. That is valuable space for another track from the concert that they could have put on instead.

    On the records, themselves as was the norm ( I guess to help avoid prosecution), there is no clue as to what tracks are on each side.

    It is jewel in the crown of Yes vinyl bootlegs, lovely music quality produced in a non-digital era and a newly treasured possession of mine.



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    #2
    Beautiful! Beautiful Beautiful!

    congrats on the find.

    This was my first and is my favorite. I have a couple with diff labels now. But not same label you have found. Very nice.

    Truly wonderful. My vinyl boots are the prizes of my collection also.

    Best version of Starship Trooper also!

    😊😊

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      #3
      I had a single LP bootleg of tracks from Wembley 78 entitled The Twelve Towers at Dawn, with a cover painting by Patrick Woodroffe.
      Sometimes the lights all shining on me, other times I can barely see.
      Lately it occurs to me what a long strange trip it’s been.

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        #4
        Originally posted by Ash Armstrong View Post
        I had a single LP bootleg of tracks from Wembley 78 entitled The Twelve Towers at Dawn, with a cover painting by Patrick Woodroffe.
        Maybe I have your copy ! That will also be written up by me later.

        BTW how do you know the name of the artist, is it a copy of a famous painting because the cover art on both of these albums looks to be of the same landscape ?

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          #5
          Originally posted by Gtkgasman View Post
          Beautiful! Beautiful Beautiful!

          congrats on the find.

          This was my first and is my favorite. I have a couple with diff labels now. But not same label you have found. Very nice.

          Truly wonderful. My vinyl boots are the prizes of my collection also.

          Best version of Starship Trooper also!

          😊😊
          The various versions and record inner label are shown & described at Discogs.

          https://www.discogs.com/master/10891...t-The-LA-Forum

          Yes the side with both Starship Trooper and On the silent wings of freedom on is a cracker. The latter song is underrated , especially when played live.

          I love this Wembley version of OTSWOF ; for me it really showcases the virtuosity each of the members of Yes , as if you listen carefully you can focus on each one separately, but you also hear the affect of their combined brilliance.

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            #6
            Originally posted by highfell View Post

            Maybe I have your copy ! That will also be written up by me later.

            BTW how do you know the name of the artist, is it a copy of a famous painting because the cover art on both of these albums looks to be of the same landscape ?
            I recognised the style. Except it's Rodney Matthews, not Woodroffe! I got him mixed up with the artist who did the Pentateuch of the Cosmogony paintings for Dave Greenslade's album (Woodroffe).
            Definitely Rodney Matthews!
            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rodney...ws?wprov=sfla1
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            Sometimes the lights all shining on me, other times I can barely see.
            Lately it occurs to me what a long strange trip it’s been.

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              #7
              Originally posted by Ash Armstrong View Post

              I recognised the style. Except it's Rodney Matthews, not Woodroffe! I got him mixed up with the artist who did the Pentateuch of the Cosmogony paintings for Dave Greenslade's album (Woodroffe).
              Definitely Rodney Matthews!
              https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rodney...ws?wprov=sfla1
              Nice find :

              The goblins here are pretty similar:

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              So was he approached to do the work? Is it official or was it a copy .

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                #8
                Originally posted by Ash Armstrong View Post

                I recognised the style. Except it's Rodney Matthews, not Woodroffe! I got him mixed up with the artist who did the Pentateuch of the Cosmogony paintings for Dave Greenslade's album (Woodroffe).
                Definitely Rodney Matthews!
                https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rodney...ws?wprov=sfla1
                Great info. I’m making a note on my boot list right now. 😊👍

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by highfell View Post

                  The various versions and record inner label are shown & described at Discogs.

                  https://www.discogs.com/master/10891...t-The-LA-Forum

                  Yes the side with both Starship Trooper and On the silent wings of freedom on is a cracker. The latter song is underrated , especially when played live.

                  I love this Wembley version of OTSWOF ; for me it really showcases the virtuosity each of the members of Yes , as if you listen carefully you can focus on each one separately, but you also hear the affect of their combined brilliance.
                  My wife likes your “Scrooge McDuck” label! 😆😆. I have a version with a blank label. And a Slipped Disc version.

                  The Twelve Towers is a nice cover too. Good info from Ash.

                  I Also like the Say Yes cover, its in fashion of Boris (or maybe is?).

                  Most of mine represent a different time in life when or where I stumbled upon them. Stores, flea markets, shows, etc, mostly places long gone by. A few tough ones I had to get off eBay when the hunt failed over the years but that is my last resort. I have a couple doubles cause if i happen upon one in my travels, I usually pick it up anyway.

                  The most i ever paid for a single music item of any kind, ever, was a copy of the “Marks LP”. Lol.

                  Love that you are posting shots of your collection! So much fun to page through these cool relics!!!!

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Gtkgasman View Post

                    My wife likes your “Scrooge McDuck” label! 😆😆. I have a version with a blank label. And a Slipped Disc version.

                    The Twelve Towers is a nice cover too. Good info from Ash.

                    I Also like the Say Yes cover, its in fashion of Boris (or maybe is?).

                    Most of mine represent a different time in life when or where I stumbled upon them. Stores, flea markets, shows, etc, mostly places long gone by. A few tough ones I had to get off eBay when the hunt failed over the years but that is my last resort. I have a couple doubles cause if i happen upon one in my travels, I usually pick it up anyway.

                    The most i ever paid for a single music item of any kind, ever, was a copy of the “Marks LP”. Lol.

                    Love that you are posting shots of your collection! So much fun to page through these cool relics!!!!

                    Wow : Marks LP *is* the holy grail of Yes bootlegs, at least from a rarity perspective.

                    I have to admit to coming late into this game , so I have purchased mine off a vinyl specialist, discogs and most recently from an Ebay vinyl seller who listed a promo white label version of An Evening of Yes Music vol 1 that i was looking for , and then I saw a host of Yes bootlegs in his other items for sale.

                    Tell me , do you notice a degradation of sound listening to the blank label version, as there is an inference on discogs that those types of labels might have a slightly lower quality of sound.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by highfell View Post


                      Wow : Marks LP *is* the holy grail of Yes bootlegs, at least from a rarity perspective.

                      I have to admit to coming late into this game , so I have purchased mine off a vinyl specialist, discogs and most recently from an Ebay vinyl seller who listed a promo white label version of An Evening of Yes Music vol 1 that i was looking for , and then I saw a host of Yes bootlegs in his other items for sale.

                      Tell me , do you notice a degradation of sound listening to the blank label version, as there is an inference on discogs that those types of labels might have a slightly lower quality of sound.
                      Well. I did get lucky and got my Marks LP off eBay. Quite awhile ago. Very lucky. 😊

                      I haven’t put my In The Round on in a long long time. I’ll do that soon and let you know! Now it’s mostly for show. Lol.

                      You will get no argument from me to scoop them up as best you can, 😊😊👍👍!!!!! Get em!!!

                      and over last few years, I too see a lot on eBay, and really at reasonable prices too, with various versions and labels. Discogs is nice to see the diff labels and inserts, etc, all in one place.

                      I confess that my first reference for the boots was the Hot Wax publication. You know , before the ‘inter web’ 😂😂😂

                      I’m still searching for some other rare ones. And multi color and colored versions too.

                      More and more are showing up. Even at places not on the web. I think it’s because older folks are getting rid of their collections.

                      Good time for you to collect!!

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                        #12
                        Also adding a pertinent photo to this thread - two other labels, blank and slipped disc. And also the single disc GLC version.

                        I have an eye out for your label version now!!!

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                          #13
                          I hope you guys realize that the sound quality of this show has been significantly improved digitally through the years on the various remasters which of been done. The "TooleMan" version is considered by many to be the best.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by carlmarx38 View Post
                            I hope you guys realize that the sound quality of this show has been significantly improved digitally through the years on the various remasters which of been done. The "TooleMan" version is considered by many to be the best.
                            Oh, Of course, have some silvers, and many many from Remy. Toolemans stuff is fabulous!!!!

                            For me - these boots, and my many others, are 90% collectors items only. Many hold the charm of the hunt, and collecting, before the advent of the internet and eBay, etc. I order now obv to fill the gaps. And I put on when I have time.

                            I had most of the majorly traded concerts, like most my age and older, like wembley, Boston, Long Beach, jersey city, qpr, and many others etc etc on vinyl, vhs, cassette, even 8 trak, from the trunk of some dudes car, or a show, flea markets, and by ordering by snail mail and a personal check! No cdrs, no downloads. The good ole days!! 😁😁

                            I love my old stuff. Now, However I thoroughly appreciate having full shows, no tape flips, or my equipment eating my various media! 😂😂😂

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by carlmarx38 View Post
                              I hope you guys realize that the sound quality of this show has been significantly improved digitally through the years on the various remasters which of been done. The "TooleMan" version is considered by many to be the best.
                              Absolutely, I have nearly 500 Gig of Yes boots and play them often. I am incredibly grateful for those clever folks who tweak the sound of the original tapers. Traders Den is a wonderful resource of such goodies. These digital copies are also often more complete in length than their LP equivalent.

                              BUT

                              There is something absolutely magical about having in your hands the analogue source of some of best boots that we have subsequently enjoyed. Every boot was designed in its own unique distinct way , which makes them fascinating collectors' items eg : the deliberate misspelling of the members of the band eg on The White Album
                              or the style of the record label , whether the songs that appear on the LP are mentioned on the record label or not and so on .

                              To me they are each artefacts in their own right and the early ones especially, things of beauty.

                              Sound wise they are just different to their Digital twins ,not necessarily worse, and worth listening to therefore because of that. I find that Chris Squire's bass often seems to be more pronounced when playing the vinyl versus playing the digital version.

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