YES – ” Union ” 30 Live Super Deluxe Flight Case Box Set

Posted: April 29, 2021 in MUSIC

Gonzo Multimedia are celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Yes “Union” Tour – which featured all eight members of the band with a special limited edition super deluxe edition box set which contains containing 26 CDs and four DVDs.

The main offering is a DVD which features a multi-camera shoot of the 8th August 1991 show at the Shoreline Amphitheatre, with accompanying soundtrack mixed by Trevor Rabin. This comes with two CDs.

What then follows are nine double or triple CD sets – some with DVDs – which are from a mixture of fan recordings, desk tapes and FM/Radio Broadcasts. The label say this is “a way for the band to combat this highly bootlegged tour, where some fans are paying in excess of $70 per show from various Japanese websites”.

The CDs and DVDs come in old-school ‘fatbox’ jewel cases and are contained within flight case packaging. Each heavy-duty case has been sprayed individually, with the stickers placed on by hand meaning no two flight cases are the same. It includes a numbered certificate, reproduction tour programme, repro AAA laminate, repro cloth passes, 10 band photos and two posters.

It has been well documented that I loathed the “Union” studio album as the whole project was taken out of our hands and destroyed by those handed the responsibility for finishing it off. However, the Union Tour was another matter. Probably the most amazing and enjoyable tour I have ever been on with Yes and I am so glad it was recorded and filmed as it was an incredibly special time that can never be repeated. The Union Your is for me, the most important event in Yes history.” Rick Wakeman.

  • Shoreline Amphitheatre (Remastered) 8th August 19912CD+DVD
  • Pensacola Civic Centre 9th April 19912CD+DVD
  • Worcester Centrum, Worcester, MA 17th April 19913CD
  • Nassau Colosseum 20th April 19912CD+DVD
  • Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, Stuttgart, Germany 31st May 1991 (FM Broadcast)3CD
  • Wembley Stadium, UK 29th June 1991 FM Broadcast (2CD) + Star Lake Amphitheatre 24th July 1991 (single CD)3CD
  • Alpine Valley Music Theatre, Wisconsin 26th June 19913CD
  • Madison Square Gardens, NYC 15th July 19912CD+DVD
  • Spectrum Theatre, Philadelphia, 12th July 19913CD
  • Yokohama Bunka Taiikukan 4th March 19923CD

Vinyl fans have their own version of the box which offers a 4LP coloured vinyl set of the Shoreline Amphitheatre show and gives you a DVD of that same show. It also comes with the printed bits and is limited to 1000 units.

The release dates vary somewhat depending on where you are purchasing these from but certainly in France, the Yes Union 30 Live box will be released on 25th June 2021.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.