Yes - Tales From Topographic Oceans 2 x CDs + 2 x 5.1 / hi-res DVDs (remixed / expanded / remastered) (due to size and weight, this price for the USA only. Outside of the USA, the price will be adjusted as needed)
"I worked on and off for about 3 years on this new mix in my quest to do it justice. I hope it will satisfy the people who agree with me that it may just be Yes's pre-eminent masterpiece."-Steven Wilson
Note - this isn't just a 'remaster'. Steven Wilson has gone back to the original multi-tracks and remixed them.
IF EVER there was a Yes album that cried out for remixing, it's this one, along with Relayer, which is rightfully acknowledged as one of their best efforts and also acknowledged as one of their album that would most benefit from a new look at it.
If you want it just as you have always heard it, you won't like this, but if you want to hear parts that were very low level to the point of inaudibility before and now can actually be heard (much in the same way Steve Wilson re-did King Crimson "Lizard" and Yes' "Relayer" and "Close To The Edge" or our remix of the 1st Univers Zero), then I highly recommend this one! Plus the remixes and the bonus material (Dance of the Dawn!) are fascinating.
NOTE that there is a lot more material on the Blu-Ray version (the other version) than the DVD-A version (this).
"The towering Tales From Topographic Oceans is the fifth in a series of remixed and expanded Yes albums featuring 5.1 and stereo mixes by Steven Wilson. Amongst the CD bonus tracks are five single edits and an alternative Dance Of The Dawn.
Presented as a 2 x double digipak format - 2cd and 2 dvda - in a slipcase with a booklet featuring new sleeve notes by Sid Smith, along with rare photos and archive material, the album has been mixed for 5.1 Surround Sound from the original studio masters and is fully approved by Yes.
The booklet includes elements of new interviews with Jon Anderson, Steve Howe and Alan White.
Original artwork expanded, restored and approved by Roger Dean."
1 The Revealing Science of God (Dance of the Dawn)
2 The Remembering (High the Memory)
3 The Ancient (Giants Under the Sun)
1 Ritual (Nous Sommes Du Soleil)
2 Dance of the Dawn
3 The Revealing Science of God (Single Edit)
4 The Remembering (Single Edit)
5 The Ancient (Single Edit
6 Ritual (Single Edit I)
7 Ritual (Single Edit II)
The 2 DVDs (Region 0, NTSC) feature:
- a 5.1 DTS Mix and High Resolution Stereo mixes.
- DVD-A players can, additionally, access a 5.1 Lossless audio mix (24bit 96khz).
- 2016 SW album mix in Hi-Res stereo
- the original album mix in a hi-res flat transfer from the original stereo master tape source.
- Jon Anderson / vocals
- Steve Howe / guitars and vocals
- Chris Squire / bass and vocals
- Rick Wakeman / keyboards
- Alan White / drums