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Boot Chain, Anyone?

Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 6:03 pm
by tardistraveler
I first discovered the wonders of the boot chain when my fledgling Yes collection was pretty minimal, and SO much appreciated the fact that people were willing to share their stash with the rest of us!

Now, my Yes collection is overflowing, and I'd like to do the same.

So, if there's interest, please post here, and let me know what type of chain I should start.

- A general collection of Yes through the years - 1969 - 2004?

- A particular era? And if so, which one?

- A particular tour?

- Yes solo efforts?

Post your thoughts here! If there's enough interest we'll get this started!

Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 6:06 pm
by tardistraveler
It occurred to me that new members might not realize what a "boot chain" is.

Basically, someone with a lot of shows makes copies of those shows. People who want copies of those shows sign up for the "chain".

The originator of the chain organizes a list of people wanting to participate, and sends the shows to the first person on the list. That person copies any of the shows they want, and then sends them on to the next person on the list, and so on until the last person receives the shows. Being the last person, that person lucks out and gets to "keep" the shows . . . ;)

Posted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 4:40 pm
by tardistraveler
Well, no replies yet.

I can't believe that NO ONE wants the opportunity to receive a package of great Yes shows in the mail, and all they have to do is copy the ones they want, and send them on - such a deal!

Posted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 8:39 pm
by Dr_Yes
I don't understand the reticence either Diane. It's a very kind offer (I say that as one who knows the trouble it can take to organise weeds ha ha).

Come on people. Here is a chance to get hold of some Yes show CDs from tours way back when. There's some fantastic stuff out there: good recordings of the whole of Tales live, the solo album tour at Roosevelt 1976 (oh Yes!), Going for the One live, the In the ROund tour - right through to Talk live (when the album finally WORKED for me). One of the best tours ever.

There's something like 650+ Yes shows out there and some of them are fanBLODDYtastic.

Doc Y

Posted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 8:47 pm
by tardistraveler
Yep - and I HAVE all those tours you mentioned, and THEN some!

I know there's been some new members as of late, who don't necessarily have a lot of LIVE Yes - post here if you're interested in this!

Posted: Sat Apr 01, 2006 12:05 am
by YesForSure
Awesome offer.. I'd like to see one of the TFTO tour, I have all of these already:
1974-02-08 [B]Miami Baseball Stadium USA
[/B]1974-02-18 [B]New York City USA
[/B]1974-02-26 [B]Boston USA
[/B]1974-02-28 Cobo Hall, [B]Detroit, Michigan USA
[/B]1974-03-10 Cook Convention Center, [B]Memphis TN USA
[/B]1974-03-18 Live at Inglewood Forum, [B]Los Angeles USA
[/B]1974-03-19 Live At The [B]Longbeach Arena California USA
[/B]1974-04-19 Palais Des Sports De [B]Paris France

[/B]

Posted: Sat Apr 01, 2006 1:34 am
by gtrpir8
I would love the chance to add to my collection, so please count me in!

[:yes] ! [|)] ! [:idr] !

Posted: Sat Apr 01, 2006 2:12 am
by tardistraveler
Well, that's a couple so far - keep on posting if you're interested!

Posted: Sat Apr 01, 2006 10:16 pm
by YesForSure
Come on! This is a awesome offer! all of these discs, normally 3 per copy? 3 amounts of postage for each weed? You can get them all in one shot, and only pay one shipping fee! Come on! Take advantage of this guys!

Posted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 6:10 am
by southside of the sky
Hi Tardistraveler I am new to this board but recognize you from the yesfans forum. I would love to get in on this offer, I have about 25 shows but can always use more. I would be particularly interested in the Drama era due to the fact that I have none. I will however fall in line with what ever the general concensus is.
SSOTS

Posted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 6:14 am
by southside of the sky
Diane
I was just thinking I believe I picked up a couple of your disc's on a trading table in Merriville IN show on the 35th anny tour. We were at the preshow party in the bar at the hotel. One other question. Where is the best place to go to get art work for the cd's?
Thanks

Posted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 8:04 pm
by tardistraveler
Regarding artwork - I don't have any particular resources for artwork. Some of the shows I have came with such, some did not. You might just do some searching on "bootleg artwork" or the like, and see if you come up with anything on the sites.

Those shows for which I DO have artwork, I'll include on a disc with the boot chain.

So, it looks like we have several people who are interested. Looks like I'll do a "Yes through the years" chain, with some extra from Tales/Drama tours.

If you're definitely interested, I need you to send me a PM with your name and mailing address. I'll wait a week or so to see how many sign up, and then I'll start the chain!

Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 1:56 pm
by mc-merc
Hi,

This is a pretty good opportunity, so I won't miss it.

Could I add my name to the chan and also 2 or 3 shows to the list?

I am desperately looking for the following:

Yes - "DOWN AT THE END" SAN FRANCISCO WINTERLAND THEATER - 10 MAR 1972
Yes - LIVE IN PHILADELPHIA - 22 JUL 1975
Yes - MONTERREY, MEXICO - 22 SEP 2004

If you could help with any of the above, I'd be very grateful.

Many thanks!

BP

Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 2:12 pm
by tardistraveler
Thanks for the replies so far.

I have three participant's addresses to-date - any other takers?

Those of you who have made special requests, I'll try to accommodate if I have those shows.

Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 5:43 pm
by tardistraveler
Here's the status . . .

I have 4-5 people who want to participate, so that's enough to get started.

I'll pull some shows this weekend, and set up a chain listing.

If anyone else wants in - get me your address by Monday 4/10, and I'll add you to the chain!

Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 6:02 pm
by Ed Schaum
Just in case anyone is hesitating getting involved in this....DON'T HESITATE.

I got involved in a couple of these chains a few years ago, and now I have more live Yes music than I could possibly ever listen to. I'm pretty sure that I have at least 1 show from every tour.

All you need is the ability to rip the music from the discs you get and then pass them on to the next person. Your Yes collection will expand considerably in no time at all.

Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 5:00 am
by joshtheyesfan
i would love to be a part of this. i do not have any yes boots, but i would love any 'tfto' material. PLEASE!!!

Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 5:09 am
by tardistraveler
Josh, PM me with a mailing address if you want to do this.

Thanks!

Deadline Extension

Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 3:26 pm
by tardistraveler
Well, I didn't get to organize the shows for the chain this past weekend, so I'm extending the deadline on this one til Saturday, 4/15.

PM me with a mailing address if you're interested in this one . . . I'm sure there will be some interesting "goodies" in the batch! ;)

I would love to help

Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 9:51 pm
by Aventure
I have lots of Yesshows, and could always use more...

Hey which of those tales show is the best sounding?
here is my lis

YES
07-24-71 Yale Bowl Hartford, Connecticut 1 CD SB A 9.5 PERPETUAL CHANGE
01-21-72 Amsterdam Concertgebow 1 CD AUD A- (+ "Gates of Delerium" Hollywood Bowl 06-21-75) 9.0 THE WHITE ALBUM
08-13-72 Columbia MD 2 CDs AUD A- 9.0 SUITE DISTANCE
09-02-72 London 2 CDs AUD B+ 8.25 CRYSTAL PALACE GARDEN PARTY
10-30-72 University of Waterloo, Ontario 2 CDs AUD B+ 8.5 CHORD OF LIFE
11-11-72 Duke University, Durham, NC 2 CDs AUD A 9.25 ALTERNATE YESSONGS
03-12-73 Tokyo Japan 2 CDs AUD B++8.75 THE HEART OF YES
03-09-73 Shibuya Osaka Japan 2 CDs AUD B++8.75 EVE OF AUTOBIOGRAPHY
02-28-74 Detroit Cobo Hall 2 CDs AUD B++ 8.75 TOPOGRAPHICS
12-11-74 Boston Gardens 1 CD FM A 9.5 SOUNDCHASER
12-11-74 Boston Gardens 2 CDs FM A- 9.0 GATES OF BOSTON GARDEN
05-10-75 Queen's Park London 2 CDs SB A 9.5 ELECTRIC FREEDOM
06-23-75 Long Beach Ca 2 CDs A- 9.0 SOON THE LIGHT
07-06-75 Memphis, TN 2 CDs AUD B++ 8.75 RELAY THE MESSAGE
05-28-76 Roanoke Virginia 1 CD AUD B- (Rare solo tracks) 7.5 EXCERPTS FROM SOLO ALBUM
06-04-76 Memphis TN 2 CDs AUD B- (Rare solo tracks) 7.75 MEMPHIS 76
06-17-76 Hampden NJ Roosevelt Stadium 2 CDs FM A- (Olias) 9.0 STORY OF RELAYER
07-22-76 Vancouver, BC 2 CD AUD A- 9.0 SOLO TOUR 76

00-00-76 Montreaux Studios 2 CDs SB B+ to A- 9.0 MAKING FOR THE ONE
08-03-77 Philadelphia, PA 2 CDs AUD B 8.0 LIGHT OF IMAGES
08-10-77 Springfield, MA/ 08-07-77 NYC MSG/ 12-05-77 Paris 2 CDs AUD A-/ B/A- 9.0/8.0/9.0 WONDEROUS MYSTERY TOUR
08-12-77 Boston Gardens 2 CD AUD B+ 8.5 PRELUDE TO AWAKEN
09-26-77 Long Beach, CA 1 CD AUD A- 9.0 (Incomplete)
10-07-77 Memphis Tennessee 2CDs AUD A- 9.0 A WONDROUS EVENING WITH YES
11-12-77 Gothenberg, Sweden/ 11-26-77 West Berlin, Germany 2 CDs AUD B++/B+ 8.75/8.25 SWAN LAKE STORIES
12-06-77 Paris, France 2 CDs AUD A- (LIVE SSOS from Tulsa 74!: C+) 9.0 MOMENT'S DELIGHT (GOING FOR TO PARIS)
09-19-78 Cleveland, Ohio 2 CDs FM A- 9.0 MADRIGAL MYSTERY TOUR
10-28-78 Empire Pool Wembley, UK 2 CDS FM A (Incredible version of "Starship Trooper") 9.5 IN THE ROUND
04-18-79 Quebec 2 CDs FM A 9.5 CIRCUS OF HEAVEN
05-05-79 Vancouver BC SB 2 CDs A 9.5 SEVENTH AGE IMAGINATION
06-09-79 Chicago Amphitheater SB 2 CDs A 9.25 CHICAGO OF HEAVEN
06-20-79 Philadelphia, PA 1 CD SB A 9.5 PHILLY '79
09-04-80 Madison Square Garden NYC 1 CD FM B+ (high-end distortion, but OK sound) 8.25 AGE OF THE BUGGLES
07-29-89 Memphis, TN 3 CDs AUD B+ 8.5 MUDD ISLAND
08-10-89 Jones Beach NY + Album outtakes + rehearsals 3 CDs A 9.5 SONGS OF THE EARTH
10-29-89 Edinburgh, UK 3 CDs SB A 9.5 YOUNG PERSON'S GUIDE TO YES
11-21-89 Milan, Italy 1CD AUD A 9.5 EUROPEAN TOUR
03-22-90 Washington, DC/ Gothenberg, Sweden 01-24-71 3 CDs AUD/SB A-/A- 9.0/9.0 LIVE AT D.A.R.
05-31-91 Stuttgart and 05-29-91 Frankfurt 1 CD AUD A- 9.0 AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DATES
06-29-91 London Wembley 2 CDs AUD A- (tape runs too fast...probably to get it onto 2 discs instead of three) 9.0 SAY YES
06-29-91 London Wembley 2 CDs AUD A (remastered at the right speed slightly edited for audience on 2 discs) 9.5 SAY YES REMASTER
02-29-92 Tokyo, Japan 2 CDs AUD A9.5 LOOK INTO THE DRAGONFLY

08-05-02 Camden 2 CDs AUD B+ 8.25

Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 10:50 pm
by child-of-the-light
I dont have any yes boots myself but I would love to get my hands on something from the talk tour. Thank you so much for the offer.

Looking for...

Posted: Wed Apr 12, 2006 2:55 pm
by Aventure
Fragile San Francisco - Winterland, San Francisco - 10/03/1972
NY Music Academy 71
Down at the edge - Hartford - 8/14/1972
Kouseinenkin Kaikan, Osaka - 3/12/1973
LA Forum, Los Angeles - 18/03/1974
A perfect tale - Westfalenhalle, Dortmund - 16/04/1974
Veterans Memorial Coliseum, New Haven - 8/9/1977
Going for the Oakland - Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum 9/21/1977
Soleil our sights - Rhein-Neckar Halle, Heidelberg - 11/21/1977

cover scans here (artwork):

http://yclochec1.free.fr/

looking for

Posted: Wed Apr 12, 2006 2:55 pm
by Aventure
Fragile San Francisco - Winterland, San Francisco - 10/03/1972
NY Music Academy 71
Down at the edge - Hartford - 8/14/1972
Kouseinenkin Kaikan, Osaka - 3/12/1973
LA Forum, Los Angeles - 18/03/1974
A perfect tale - Westfalenhalle, Dortmund - 16/04/1974
Veterans Memorial Coliseum, New Haven - 8/9/1977
Going for the Oakland - Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum 9/21/1977
Soleil our sights - Rhein-Neckar Halle, Heidelberg - 11/21/1977

cover scans here (artwork):

http://yclochec1.free.fr/

OK...

Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 7:18 pm
by Aventure
call me "Aventure the Threadbuster"

Is any body interested in trading with me?
Does anybody have the shows I listed above?
All respoonses welcome!

OK

Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 11:28 pm
by Aventure
I am officially giving up. Goodbye

Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 3:33 am
by tardistraveler
OK - this has been delayed just a little bit longer . . . I'll have the chain list up in a few days, and the shows.

Stay tuned!

Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 3:02 am
by YesForSure
May I suggest.. The best show from every tour? and two or three from good tours, like Tales, Relayer, GFTO? Anyway, I can throw in a few shows when it comes here.

Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 4:31 am
by CoinsAndCrosses
Hey Tardis,
I would like to see a boot chain devoted solely to the Rabin years. I have quite a few boots but don't have a lot from the 90125, Big Generator and Talk Tours.
A boot chain highlighting these shows (preferably Soundboard shows) would be great...chris




tardistraveler wrote:I first discovered the wonders of the boot chain when my fledgling Yes collection was pretty minimal, and SO much appreciated the fact that people were willing to share their stash with the rest of us!

Now, my Yes collection is overflowing, and I'd like to do the same.

So, if there's interest, please post here, and let me know what type of chain I should start.

- A general collection of Yes through the years - 1969 - 2004?

- A particular era? And if so, which one?

- A particular tour?

- Yes solo efforts?

Post your thoughts here! If there's enough interest we'll get this started!

Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 3:12 pm
by tardistraveler
Well, the bad news is - I haven't put this together yet - had house stuff going on all last weekend - new appliances delivered and the like.

The GOOD news is - this is still open! Looks like there's quite a few interested. I've decided since the interests are diverse that I'll do a "Yes through the years" type-chain, with special emphasis on the tours that people have specifically mentioned. Hope that works for everyone.

If you're interested, and haven't sent me a mailing address yet, please PM me with yours . . . :)

Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 4:35 pm
by khalpin
Aventure wrote:Fragile San Francisco - Winterland, San Francisco - 10/03/1972
NY Music Academy 71
Down at the edge - Hartford - 8/14/1972
Kouseinenkin Kaikan, Osaka - 3/12/1973
LA Forum, Los Angeles - 18/03/1974
A perfect tale - Westfalenhalle, Dortmund - 16/04/1974
Veterans Memorial Coliseum, New Haven - 8/9/1977
Going for the Oakland - Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum 9/21/1977
Soleil our sights - Rhein-Neckar Halle, Heidelberg - 11/21/1977

cover scans here (artwork):

http://yclochec1.free.fr/

I have a couple of those shows at home, but I'm not looking for a trade. I'll do a B&P for you if you like, though. Don't take this the wrong way, but looking at your list, they're mostly "Highland Records" type boots where there are better, lower-gen versions out there or re-masters that have smoothened the listening experience.

All that being said, I'm at work now and don't have my list handy but a couple of those dates look familiar 3/18/74, 11/24/71, 8/14/72. I know I have 3/8 through 3/10/73, but I don't remember if I have 3/12/73. Anyway, if you want a B&P, let me know and I'll verify which ones I have or don't have.

-Kevin