Yes Plan Expanded ‘Tales of Topographic Oceans’ Reissue
Overseen by Steven Wilson, the new update will be available in high-resolution stereo and 5.1 surround in both a three-CD/Blu-ray audio configuration and as a two-CD/two-DVD audio set. They are due on July 29.
According to Music Tap, aside from Wilson's new mix of the original two-disc album, extras include an unedited and extended version of “Dance of the Dawn.” There are also five new single edits meant to provide new insight into the individual sections of the larger musical set pieces that make up Tales From Topographic Oceans.
The band's Album Series tour featuring sides one and tour from the album, as well as the 1980 LP Drama in its entirety, has dates scheduled through Sept. 4. The tour starts Wednesday in Columbus, Ohio.
Wilson worked with a tape source that's thought to be the earliest original-mix master in digital. The Blu-ray disc includes instrumental-only versions of the songs, as well as a full alternative album with a different run-through of side two and a previously unheard live set of side four. Highlights include an unreleased live take on "Ritual" from 1974, and a different studio take of "High the Memory."
The Roger Dean art has also been expanded and restored. Sid Smith wrote new liner notes, and the set includes new interviews with Jon Anderson, Alan White and Steve Howe, along with rare photos, memorabilia and expanded session notes.
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