Released on November 11th 2013 on Panegyric Recordings, ‘Close to the Edge’ will be the first in a new series of expanded YES editions to contain:

• New 5.1 Surround Mixes from the original Multitracks
New Stereo Mixes from the original Multitracks
• High-Resolution Stereo Remasters from the original Flat Stereo Masters
• A wealth of Extra Material.
• Mixes made with the approval of YES.





Close To The Edge

CD/DVD-A

New 5.1 Surround Mix 96kHz/24bit from original multitracks
New 5.1 Surround Mix Lossless 96kHz/24bit from original multitracks
New Stereo Mix Hi-Res 96kHz/24bit from original multitracks
Original Stereo Mix Hi-Res 96kHz/24bit flat transfer from the original Stereo Master tapes
Numerous audio extras Hi-Res 48kHz/24bit including single edits & studio run- throughs


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Close To The Edge

CD/Blu-Ray

New 5.1 Surround Mix DTS-HD 96kHz/24bit from original multitracks
New Stereo Mix LPCM 96kHz/24bit from original multitracks
Original Stereo Mix LPCM 192kHz/24bit flat transfer from original master tape
America – Original Stereo Mix LPCM 192kHz/24bit flat transfer from original master tape
Instrumental Versions – New Stereo Mix LPCM 96kHz/24bit **EXCLUSIVE**
Needle-drop of Original UK Vinyl  LPCM 96kHz/24bit A1/B1 pressing  **EXCLUSIVE**
Numerous Audio Extras LPCM 96kHz/24bit including single edits & studio run throughs

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Acclaimed musician/producer Steven Wilson has produced the new mixes with the approval of the band, while Roger Dean reprises his role as art director/designer of the newly issued edition, making this the Definitive Edition of the album.

CD features a completely new Stereo Album Mix by Steven Wilson + a new mix of America & an early mix/assembly of Close to the Edge, all at CD quality 44.1kHz/16bit.

Hybrid DVD-A features a 5.1 Surround mix and High Resolution 96kHz/24bit Stereo mixes of the album in its original & new stereo mixes + numerous audio extras in high-resolution stereo including single edits & studio run- throughs.

Blu-Ray features all of the above – new mixes at 96kHz/24bit, original mixes at 192kHz/24bit in DTS-HD Master Audio Surround + additional exclusive music including 96kHz/24bit Instrumental Versions & a 96kHz/24bit needle-drop of an original UK vinyl pressing.

Special packaging for both formats, CD/DVD-A in double digi-pack in slipcase, CD/Blu-Ray in mini vinyl replica gatefold card sleeve.

Original artwork by Roger Dean who has overseen the artwork for this new edition.

Booklet with new sleeve notes by Sid Smith, rare photos & archive material.

The combination of Yes’s music & Steven Wilson’s production skills seems such an obvious mix (no pun intended), it’s a wonder it hasn’t happened sooner. Actually, it’s been planned for a little while, speculated about for even longer & has now begun, with the first release in the series, “Close to the Edge” set for an October release.

Mixed from the full multi-track sources, the 5.1 mixes reveal every nuance of the complexity of the original recordings in Surround sound, while a sparkling new stereo mix is presented on CD & in high resolution stereo, as is a flat transfer from the original stereo master tape source. The album is being released in two formats (CD/DVD-A & CD/Blu-Ray) providing maximum access to the high-resolution audio formats. Both editions include numerous audio extras, all in high resolution, some of which are exclusive to the CD/Blu-Ray edition.


Close To The Edge inner sleeve

About CLOSE TO THE EDGE

When Yes entered the studio with Eddie Offord to record the band’s fifth studio album in mid-1972, their second with this line-up, the band was on something of a roll. “Fragile”, the band’s previous album, had taken Yes to a new level of international popularity with Top Ten chart placement on both sides of the Atlantic & yielding a hit single in the USA with ‘Roundabout’. The band was now established in the major music markets to an extent that was, perhaps, unexpected given the complexity of the music Yes performed. But with that popularity came a confidence that the expansive material of the two previous albums could be taken a stage further with the new recording. Rather than consolidating, Yes chose to innovate.

Recorded during lengthy sessions at London’s Advision Studios, “Close to the Edge” is that rarity in recorded music, the sound of a band & its individual members writing, playing and recording at the peak of their collective abilities. The album was issued in Autumn 1972 reaching chart highs & platinum sales status of 4 in the UK, 3 in the USA & 1 in Holland, though such statistics only hint at the worldwide popularity of the album over a period of more than four decades. The three pieces of music, the title track which spanned the entire first side of the vinyl album with ‘And You And I’ & ‘Siberian Khatru’ on side two, have remained concert favourites since release, with the 2013 Yes line-up currently in the middle of a world tour stretching into the middle of next year that sees the album performed in its entirety.

The album remains the favourite among many of the band’s legion of fans, a defining recording both for the band & for the progressive rock movement. It is also one of the most successful British rock albums ever released.

Since this release of “Close to the Edge” was confirmed, the various websites dedicated to Yes, Progressive rock & high-resolution audio have been very active with discussions among fans keen to hear the new mixes & the existing material in its purest audio presentation.

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CLOSE TO THE EDGE – Full disc contents revealed!

CD

New Stereo Mixes

Close To The Edge – 18:43
And You And I – 10:09
Siberian Khatru – 09:01

Additional Tracks

America – 10:31
Close To The Edge – 18:42 – Early assembly/Rough mix


DVD-A

New Stereo Mixes

Close To The Edge – 18:43 – New Stereo 24/96 MLP Lossless
And You And I – 10:09 – New Stereo 24/96 MLP Lossless
Siberian Khatru – 09:01 – New Stereo 24/96 MLP Lossless

5.1 Surround Mixes

Close To The Edge – 18:43 – 5.1 Surround 24/96 MLP Lossless – dts 96/24
And You And I – 10:09 – 5.1 Surround 24/96 MLP Lossless – dts 96/24
Siberian Khatru – 09:01 – 5.1 Surround 24/96 MLP Lossless – dts 96/24

Original Stereo Mixes

Close To The Edge – 18:43 – Flat Transfer from original master – 24/96 MLP Lossless
And You And I – 10:09 – Flat Transfer from original master – 24/96 MLP Lossless
Siberian Khatru – 09:01 – Flat Transfer from original master – 24/96 MLP Lossless

America

America – 10:31 – 5.1 Surround 24/96 MLP Lossless – dts 96/24
America – 10:31 – New Stereo – 24/96 MLP Lossless
America – 10:31 – Flat Transfer from original master – 24/96 MLP Lossless

Additional Material

Alternate album

Close To The Edge – 17:42 – Early assembly/Rough mix – 24/48
And You And I – 10:18 – Alt. version – 24/48
Siberia – 09:20 – Studio run-through of Siberian Khatru – 24/48

Single versions & edits

Total Mass Retain – 03:21 – single version, mono – 24/48
And You And I – 03:29 – promo single version, mono – 24/48
America – 04:13 – single version, mono – 24/48

NTSC Region 0 hybrid DVD-A, compatible with all DVD players & DVD-rom drives


BLU-RAY

New Stereo Mixes

Close To The Edge – 18:43 – New Stereo 24/96 LPCM
And You And I – 10:09 – New Stereo 24/96 LPCM
Siberian Khatru – 09:01 – New Stereo 24/96 LPCM

5.1 Surround Mixes

Close To The Edge – 18:43 – 5.1 Surround 24/96 LPCM & DTS-HD MA
And You And I – 10:09 – 5.1 Surround 24/96 LPCM & DTS-HD MA
Siberian Khatru – 09:01 – 5.1 Surround 24/96 LPCM & DTS-HD MA

Original Stereo Mixes

Close To The Edge – 18:43 – Flat Transfer from original master – 24/192 LPCM
And You And I – 10:09 – Flat Transfer from original master – 24/192 LPCM
Siberian Khatru – 09:01 – Flat Transfer from original master – 24/192 LPCM

America

America – 10:31 – 5.1 Surround 24/96 LPCM & DTS-HD MA
America – 10:31 – New Stereo 24/96 LPCM
America – 10:31 – Flat Transfer from original master – 24/192 LPCM

Additional Material

Alternate album

Close To The Edge – 17:42 – Early assembly/Rough mix – 24/96 LPCM
And You And I – 10:18 – Alt. version – 24/96 LPCM
Siberia – 09:20 – Studio run-through of Siberian Khatru – 24/96 LPCM

Single versions & edits

Total Mass Retain – 03:21 – single version, mono – 24/192 LPCM
And You And I – 03:29 – single version, mono – 24/192 LPCM
America – 04:13 – single version, mono – 24/192 LPCM

Blu-Ray Exclusive

New Stereo Instrumental Mixes

Close To The Edge – 18:43 – New Stereo 24/96 LPCM
And You And I – 10:09 – New Stereo 24/96 LPCM
Siberian Khatru – 09:01 – New Stereo 24/96 LPCM
America – 10:31 – New Stereo 24/96 LPCM

Vinyl needle-drop transfer

Close To The Edge – 18:43 – A1/B1 UK vinyl transfer 24/96 LPCM
And You And I – 10:09 – A1/B1 UK vinyl transfer 24/96 LPCM
Siberian Khatru – 09:01 – A1/B1 UK vinyl transfer 24/96 LPCM

NTSC, all regions, LPCM playable in all Blu-Ray players & Blu-Ray drives