” … and two miserable Genesis and Yes titles were produced for no reason save financial gain – his was a small time operation run largely for the love of the form.” [Bootleg, Heylin, p. 119]
[label shown here was a custom enhancement job by a previous owner]
Mediocre taped copy of the radio station LP [with all non-Genesis parts edited out] mentioned below, originally recorded by WMMS at the Music Hall in Cleveland, OH on 15 April 1976
“Before the rebroadcast, bootlegs of the Genesis Cleveland recording were limited to a 60 minute show made by the commercial transcription company “Rock Around The World”. An early bootleg LP made from a radio broadcast called “Two Down Three Left” [Dancin’ Disc DD 1101 – LP] surfaced (though the sound quality on the bootleg is not great compared to the RATW LP [Rock Around The World “Genesis Through the Looking Glass” [show #107, 22-28. August 76 – LP] ] and is said to have been the subject of an FBI investigation! ” Supposedly only 300 copies of the radio station LP – label seen below – were originally pressed.
1.1 Radio Intro / Commentary 02:30
1.2 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway 04:14
1.3 Fly On A Windshield 02:44
1.4 The Carpet Crawlers 04:57
1.5 Commercial Break 01:03
1.6 The Cinema Show 11:35
1.7 Station Break 00:57
1.8 Robbery, Assault & Battery 06:18
1.9 I Know What I Like 05:13
1.10 Los Endos 07:43
1.11 It / Watcher Of The Skies 05:58
1.12 Station Out / Next Show Preview 02:43
The incredibly rare mark’s lp This copy sold for $355 in April of 2013
From eBay descriptions:
“Considered rare even at the time of its issue in 1976, this is one of the few copies we’ve seen of this seldom offered must for the Yes collector. From the net – Sources: 06 June 1976; Roosevelt Stadium, NJ, USA
Tracks: Siberian Khatru Sound Chaser I’ve Seen All Good People The Gates of Delirium Long Distance Runaround Clap Sunhillow Heart of the Sunrise Band: Jon Anderson Steve Howe Chris Squire Patrick Moraz Alan White Quality: Ex stereo Matrix: HAR-151 A-D “
“Yes Mark’s LP HAR 151
Genuine HAR Hoffman Ave. Rec. records (Dancin’ Disc Records on insert) press # DD 1002 ;
from Roosevelt Stadium NJ June 17 , 1976;
very few pressed and sold in late ’76 around L.A. area only.”
“I got my holy grail of records,Yes, Mark’s LP. A bootleg so rare that after 20 years of searching I began to believe it was only a legend. Then alas, it showed up on E bay. Cost me $240.00 (looks like I wasn’t the only one searching for it) A picture of another copy showed up on the program for the last Yes tour. They had an article on Yes bootlegs and a complete discography. So after 25 years of collecting Yes records I have one of only two copies of this record that I know exist. ” [Holy Grails of Record Collecting thread on the Steve Hoffman Forum, 2005]
mark’s lp is pictured here in the second column from the left, 4th one down [very nice idea to do a “Bootology”, btw – I guess they don’t hate them but can put them into perspective looking back (?)]. If someone can provide a better image for this page from their 2004 Tour Book, please leave a comment, thanks.
The slip sheet text reads:
This double album (that means it contains two discs, folks! ) was recorded by Yes’ own engineers along the 1976 Tour. Of course that means these songs – the highlights of the tour- are line recordings and the sound quality is the best you’re likely to hear on an album of this type [er,what type is that, Harry! ] Anyway, we wish we could list the song titles for you, but that wasn’t in the contract. Take our word for it, it’s all in the grooves. And thanks to the late Marco Polo for the tape.
Lou Cohan has later revealed that he named this release after the supplier of the tape, Mark Matig, owner of Bridge Street Records in New Hope, PA. Mark passed away before the final product was finished.
Many detailed concert memories and more can be found here:http://forgotten-yesterdays.com/dates.asp?ftype=1&qdec=1970&qdateid=512