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  Yes: Relayer
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Reviews: 2

Review by Marpow November 16, 2014 (6 of 7 found this review helpful)
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Yes Relayer (2 Disc) Blu-Ray Audio + CD 2014

Yes's 6th LP originally released in 1974 and Steven Wilson's and company 3rd reissue 5.1 disc set released 2014, one released in 2013.

Performance: No radio hits on this disc but a very enjoyable performance with deep meaning regarding war and life. This performance is highly elevated by the addition of Yes's 3rd keyboardist Patrick Moraz. His overall performance on keyboards including his mastery and lightning speed on Moog Synthesizer is quite fascinating. If it was an LP, side one would be The Gates of Delirium, and side two, Sound Chaser and To Be Over.

Stereo Sonics: Listened a couple times in my car with the CD to refamiliarize myself with performance. Listened on home stereo and the CD disc was of good quality equal or better than my disc of 1989.

Multichannel Sonics: Awesome Wilson remix in 5.1. Steven Wilson is a master and to be blunt, he knows what to do and how to do it. My 5.1 system was fully used, well balanced, not front loaded but a true envelope of immersion. Very easy to listen to and no need to second guess of why is that instrument there, should be there, etc. The sonics of the recording where clean and detailed.

Packaging and On Screen Menu: Cardboard gatefold with beautiful art by Roger Dean. Mini paper booklet with extensive liner notes by Sid Smith with quotes from band members. Small amount of photos from posters, tickets, and band photos. One page dedicated to "How to maximize your audio". Lyrics and 2014 production notes. On screen menu is very extensive. On the Blu Ray disc there are 10 versions of listening, basically to the same thing all in stereo and one version of the 2014 mix in 5.1. I did not listen to everything but did listen to a live recording Cobo Hall 1976 and one vinyl transfer, Needle Drop, which was quite good, I could really hear the warm sound that the vinyl people talk about.

Definitive Disc: Yes it is. I certainly will never purchase another Relayer reissue. Let it be noted that Relayer has never had good DR Loudness results and as great as this is the DR score is only 11.

Glad I have it.

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Review by wolffman3 November 25, 2014 (2 of 7 found this review helpful)
Marpow i am with you enjoyed your review, i have their last 2 remasters, the Yes Album and Close To The Edge which similar, sound amazing, i must admit i wasn't a huge fan of Relayer but to have it,
in all its glory is excellent, once again Steve Wilson has done a great job in bringing Yes to the front, saw them too the other day live, quite good, performing the above album plus "Fragile" but
to my surprise left out "Owner Of A Lonely Heart" but what can you do

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