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Yes / Relayer CD+Blu-ray reissue

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Relayer, the 1974 studio album from British prog rock band Yes, will be reissued in November as a massively expanded CD+Blu-ray set featuring a wealth of bonus material and a 5.1 remix from Steven Wilson.

This represents the third in the Yes reissue series (after Close to the Edge and The Yes Album) and like those releases Relayer will available as a CD+DVD-Audio set for fans who prefer that format. If you’ve bought the previous titles will know what to expect; the CD element features a brand new stereo mix and two promo single edits and the blu-ray boasts hi-res 5.1 surround sound (LPCM and DTS-MA 24/96), hi-res stereo mixes of both new and original stereo mixes.

The blu-ray features a massive amount of extras including a complete alternate album running order drawn from demos and studio run-throughs as well as additional demos, full album instrumental mixes, a full album needle-drop of an original UK A1/B1 vinyl pressing, singles edits, a live tracks and needle-drops of the banded tracks from the original US vinyl promo album.

It’s important to note that the CD+DVD-A version does not include the vinyl rips or instrumentals, so the blu-ray is certainly the more attractive of the formats.

The original artwork is expanded, restored and approved by Roger Dean and the CD+Blu-ray comes in mini-vinyl replica format with new sleeve notes by writer Sid Smith.

Relayer is reissued on 4 November 2014.


CD+Blu-ray

CD+DVD-A


CD+Blu-ray Details 

  • • The album has been mixed for 5.1 Surround Sound from the original studio masters by Steven Wilson & is fully approved by Yes.
  • • CD features a completely new stereo album mix by Steven Wilson
  • • CD also features the two promo singles edits taken from the album
  • • Blu-Ray features a new album mix in 5.1 LPCM Surround Sound & in DTS-HD MA 5.1 (24bit/96khz).
  • • Blu-Ray also features new High Resolution Stereo mixes (24bit/96khz)
  • • Blu-Ray also features the original album mix in High Resolution stereo (24bit/192khz).
  • • Blu-Ray also features a complete alternate album running order drawn from demos & studio Run-throughs.
  • • Blu-Ray exclusive features include additional demo/studio run-throughs, full album instrumental mixes, a full album needle-drop of an original UK A1/B1 vinyl pressing, singles edits, a live tracks & needle-drops of the banded tracks from the original US vinyl promo album.
  • • Original artwork expanded, restored & approved by Roger Dean
  • • Presented in a mini-vinyl replica format with new sleeve notes by writer Sid Smith.
  • • Released to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the original edition.

CD+DVD-A Details 

  • • a 5.1 DTS Mix and High Resolution Stereo mixes.
  • • DVD-A players can, additionally, access a 5.1 Lossless audio mix (24bit 96khz).
  • • the new album mix in high resolution stereo
  • • the original album mix in a hi-res flat transfer from the original stereo master tape source.
  • • numerous audio extras appear in high-resolution stereo including demos and studio run-throughs of album tracks making for an alternative version of Relayer.
  • • original artwork expanded, restored and approved by Roger Dean.

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peter chrisp

John in total agreement, the Yes reissues are, although only 2discs but S.W. packs in a lot of definitive versions, but i am still a little annoyed
at the Wings reissues due within days, charging 77 pounds for only 3 discs,
and recently bought the Queen box set for around 60 pounds, and Deep
Purple Made In Japan 5discs around the same as the Queen box set, and as a one off Joe Satriani’s box set album collection, 24 pounds!!!! I rest my case, but as you say there is not much we can do, Lennie agree would love to see Fragile or 90125, but with so much recent Yes material, i have a strange feeling there will be more, i must admit i knew very little about Relayer but it sounds amazing in the new formats, a sterling job, will
there be more Yes? Yes!!!!

Lennie

Good album, but I would have preferred Steven Wilson do Fragile or Going For the One instead.

Phil

Fantastic. I’m not slow in criticising ripoffs, so i’ll give loads of credit where it’s due. This is what a reissue should be, and thankfully it is my favourite album from one of my favourite bands. This will keep me busy for the summer!

John

Yes and King Crimson understand and cater for their audience with well priced and packaged reissues that contain bonus material and surround mixes. All their 2 disc reissues are less than £15 and excellent value compared to other well known bands and their dubious box sets.

Piotr

The amount of audio tracks and extras on the Blu ray disc is staggering. Let this be a lesson to other reissue project managers.

Fat Old Bloke

Needle drop = vinyl sourced a.k.a vinyl rip

How do you know this is Wilsons last Yes project?

I’m looking forward to this!

Hans

And what’s a needle-drop?

richie

Paul, Is it true that this is the third and final Steven Wilson Yes remix?

Julian H

I read an interview where Steve Howe hinted at “Tales from Topographic Oceans” getting the Wilson treatment. Hm.

Oliver

No. 4 will be Fragile; YES’s ‘Fragile’ Remixed and Remastered in 5.1 Surround & Stereo Mixes by Steven Wilson – out 30th Oct 2015 (check their web site)