About Tales From Topographic Oceans
Tales From Topographic Oceans was the fifth in a series of expanded Yes classics, remixed in both stereo and 5.1 surround sound from the original multi-track tapes, and approved by Yes.
It features the new mix of the original album, an unedited / extended version of Dance of the Dawn (side one), and 5 newly created “single” edits focussing on the song sections of the extended pieces. There’s also a complete alternate version of the album using live tracks and studio run throughs. Of these “High The Memory” (a studio run-through of side 2), and “Ritual” (live in Zurich, April 1974) are previously unreleased.
More bonus features include the extended Dance of the Dawn in stereo & 5.1 surround sound, the 5 edits, instrumental mixes, the alternate versions, and more, all in high resolution.
Multitrack tapes are unavailable for the other key albums in the Yes catalogue, so unless that situation changes, this will be the final release in the series.