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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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10 responses to Yes / Relayer CD+Blu-ray reissue

  1. richie says:

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

    • Julian H says:

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

    • Oliver says:

      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)

  2. Hans says:

    And what’s a needle-drop?

  3. Fat Old Bloke says:

    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!

  4. Piotr says:

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

  5. John says:

    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.

  6. Phil says:

    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!

  7. Lennie says:

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

  8. peter chrisp says:

    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!!!!

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