Source: soundboard [SBD]
Mastered August 2003 by TheTooleMan
Remastered February 2005 by TheTooleMan
For the Magnification tour, Yes was backed by symphony orchestras, drawn from local, classical musicians on the stops they made along the tour. This recording consists of two CDs. Cover art has been provided, and the tracks divided by CD volume, titled and numbered. The audio quality is excellent. (The Gates of Delirium and Ritual reinforced by strings, woodwinds and brass give them another layer of complexity that is quite intriguing.)
"This is the only unreleased soundboard recording of the Symphonic tour that I have found. The raw recording favors the orchestra, and the guitar and keyboard parts are hard to hear. The master improves the mix with EQ and dynamics processing.
The original master of this show was done using Sound Forge. The tape I received had tracks Perpetual Change and And You And I in the wrong sequence, and my first master carried this error forward. My copy of the recording did not include the two Steve Howe
solo tracks. The ones I downloaded recently from EZT sound like an audience recording. Forgotten Yesterdays documents a soundboard and an audience recording, but I suspect the Steve Howe tracks are missing from all versions of the soundboard. Nonetheless, I inserted the audience tracks in the 2005 remaster.