Yes: Ultimate Reunion. (Highland :: HL217/218)
Recorded Live at Jones Beach, New York, USA - July 21, 1991.
Excellent+ Audience Recording :: Silver CD :: MP3 CBR 320 kbps & FLAC.
01. Introduction:"Firebird Suite"
02. Yours Is No Disgrace
03. Rhythm Of Love
04. Shock To The System
05. Heart Of Sunrise
06. The Clap
07. Make It Eazy(intro)`Owner Of A Lonely Heart
08. And You And I
01. I've Seen All Good People
02. Solly's Beard
03. Saving My Heart
04. The Fish (incl.Tempus Fugit /Amazing Grace)
05. Lift Me Up
06. Rick Wakeman Solo
Total Time: 02:18:16 hour/s.
*** Union tour ***
Personnel: Jon Anderson (Vocal) :: Chris Squire (Bass Guitar,Vocals) :: Steve Howe (A&E Guitars,Vocals) :: Trevor Rabin (A&E Guitars,Vocals) :: Rick Wakeman (Keybords) :: Tony Kaye (Keybords) :: Bill Bruford (Drums) :: Alan White (Drums).
Notes: Include FULL Artwork. Source: Silver CD Bootleg, Excellent- Audience Recording ** Lineage: Silver CD > EAC(Secure Offset Corrected) > WAV > FLAC Level 8.
Ultimate Reunion utilizes an excellent stereo audience recording for most of Yes’ Jones Beach show. Coming in the middle of the second US tour this year, this is two weeks before their final US Union show and one of the last ones overall. Playing in the amphitheater at Jones Beach means this is one of the very few shows not played in the round. The taper was in a good position to capture the show with very minimal hiss, little audience noise but with small cuts after “Heart Of The Sunrise,” “I’ve Seen All Good People,” Wakeman’s solo and “Awaken.” There is an unfortunate cut after “And You And I “ which eliminates Tony Kaye’s solo spot and “Changes.” There are versions of the tape now floating around that are complete now but the label may not have had access to them at the time.
The recording picks up with Anderson getting the audience ready to sing, saying “Jones Beach. This will be known as the Jones Beach sing along contest. Or something like that. We want you to sing along with this song. Very important. We’re recording tonight as always, Jones Beach, so we’re gonna kick off in the key of E.” This is the normal introduction before “I’ve Seen All Good People.” Trevor Rabin has his solo “Solly’s Beard” afterwards. It is an interesting piece since Rabin is playing dueling banjos by himself. “Saving My Heart,” one of Rabin’s best songs in the Union project, is followed by Chris Squire and Alan White’s number “Whitefish” which ends with Anderson joining in for “Amazing Grace.”
Anderson introduces Rick Wakeman’s solo spot by saying, “There’s one guy who puts so much humor in the band. Crazy humor. Really crazy humor. Keeps us all in touch I think. He’s also the wizard of the keyboards.” The solo begins with The Six Wives Of Henry VIII before segueing into themes from Journey To The Centre Of Earth and other numbers. Rabin and White join in to add to the fun. The set ends with “Awaken,” and song that never sounded lovelier than on the Union tour although Steve Howe sound rather tired during the opening sections. ”Roundabout” is the only encore. Union boots on Highland are frustrating lot since it’s hard to find them complete for some reason. The sound quality and performance would have made Ultimate Reunion a must have, but missing “Changes” when the tape is complete is inexcusable. It is however a commendable effort and is packaged as well as this label is able.<-(Info taken from Collectors Music Reviews).