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YES - The Ohio Runaround (2 CD)

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YES - The Ohio Runaround (2 CD)1978 broadcast recording from Richfield, Ohio during Yesís 1978 Tormato Tour
Format: CD / Cat No: ZC2CD111 / Released: 01/02/2021

Track Listing: CD 1: 1. Siberian Khatru (9:48) / 2. Heart Of The Sunrise (10:01) / 3. Future Times/Rejoice (6:57) / 4. Circus Of Heaven (5:03) / 5. Time And A Word (4:24) / 6. Long Distance Runaround (1:55) / 7. The Fish (5:21) / 8. Perpetual Change (7:27) / 9. The Gates Of Delirium (6:16) / 10. Don't Kill The Whale (3:56) / 11. Madrigal/The Clap (4:57)

CD 2: 1. Starship Trooper (10:11) / 2. Keyboard Solo (4:37) / 3. Awaken (16:20) / 4. I've Seen All Good People (7:15) / 5. Roundabout (8:25) / 6. Madrigal (1:30) / 7. On The Silent Wings Of Freedom (8:39) / 8. And You And I (10:27)

More information: In September 1978, Tormato was released at the height of punk rock in England, during which the music press criticised Yes as representing the bloated excesses of early-1970s progressive rock. The album saw the band continuing their movement towards shorter songs however; no track runs longer than eight minutes! With heavy commercial rock-radio airplay, the album reached number 8 in the UK and number 10 in the US charts, and was also certified platinum (1 million copies sold) by the RIAA. Despite some internal and external criticisms of the album, the band's 1978Ė1979 tour was a huge commercial success. Concerts were performed in the round with a £50,000-central revolving stage and a 360-degree sound system fitted above it. Their dates at Madison Square Gardens earned Yes a Golden Ticket Award for grossing over $1 million in box office receipts. The tour began in Rochester, New York, about a month before the album was released, and it slowly worked its way across the US. Returning to the UK in October for six nights at Wembley Stadium, they quickly returned to North America where they continued to tour until June 1979.

Among the tourís very finest shows was the bandís concert at Richfield, Ohio - equidistant between Cleveland and Akron - at the cityís Coliseum, which was recorded for live FM Radio Broadcast across the state and its surrounds. Previously unreleased, and from a tour not represented by any previous concert albums (save for a few stray cuts that made their way onto 1980s Yesshows), this new release, which features their entire Richfield show across 2CDs, is an essential purchase for for Yes fans.