Flat 8235: YES 1972 AT THE RAINBOW & YES LIVE AT THE RAINBOW TAKRL 915

Yes At The Rainbow 2

Source: Rainbow, London – December 15/16 1972
[although Hot Wacks has always stated “Broadcast by the BBC”, I believe this is a straight copy of the ‘Yessongs’ movie soundtrack]

Side 1: And You And I / The Clap / Excerpts From The Six Wives of Henry VIII / Jingle Bells

Side 2: Roundabout / Yours Is No Disgrace

Quality rated as “Vgm”

Later re-issue; Cover does not list “The Clap”

The Flat LP seems to be rather rare. As excerpts from the two shows were officially used on the tripple ‘Yessongs’ in 1973, this comes dangerously closed to being a pirate release as most of side 1 may be identical to the official release. But I guess, only a hardcore Yes expert could really confirm this.

Wikipedia writes regarding the source of the recordings: “Two songs, “Close To The Edge” and “Starship Trooper”, can be established by audio comparison to be sourced from the same London Rainbow Theatre concert as the Yessongs film (15 December 1972). “Roundabout” is assumed to come from the Ottawa, ON show (1 November 1972) and “Yours Is No Disgrace” from the Athens, GA show (14 November 1972) (both of these dates are purely anecdotal). The two tracks from the Fragile tour featuring Bill Bruford are generally assumed to come from the NYC Academy of Music shows on 19 and 23 February 1972 (based on text in the 1973 Australian Tour programme).”

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2 comments
  1. Terry said:

    I have this the Flat Records version of this bootleg (light brown insert, blank white labels). While the performance is good, the sound is actually quite tinny and distant. I find it hard to believe the audio is right off the soundtrack of Yessongs.

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