Classic Yes Album Close to the Edge Receives Revitalizing Remixes

At long last, Close to the Edge is to be realized in 5.1 surround, the first in a planned series of multi-format reissues.

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Many fans of the classic Close to the Edge album from UK rock band, Yes, were earlier treated to an SACD of the much loved title via Audio Fidelity. Not long after that 2013 release, it was announced that on October 29, Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree member and remix engineer extraordinaire) would deliver a newly remixed 5.1 surround version of the album along with a newly remixed stereo version, all from the original multi-track masters. But the upcoming set will provide so much more.

Panegyric Records has versions planned for both DVD-Audio and Blu-ray Audio, with the Blu-ray Audio set containing more extras. At the end of this article, there is a complete breakdown on what is contained in both versions of the new reissue. Both sets will contain a booklet with new liner notes, rare photos, and complete album info and credits. In addition, Roger Dean, the original artist of the album's artwork, will provide updated artwork. The DVD-Audio version is slated for a double digipak and safe-guarded by a protective slipcase, while the BD-Audio set will be in a mini-vinyl LP replica gatefold cardboard sleeve-styled carrier.

CloseToTheEdgeBD.jpgWhile the news that Close to the Edge will be available in the long-desired 5.1 surround format is quite exciting, it's also beautiful to know that there are instrumental versions of the songs, a remix and inclusion of “America”, and an early mix and assembly of “Close to the Edge." Note that the two formats will be different in some aspects. You can get all the info you need on the complete breakdown found below.

Another exciting note is that this reissue is the “first in a series," which means that Relayer, Fragile, Tales of Topographic Oceans, and Going for the One are likely to follow over the next few years.

Close to the Edge Remix Information:

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 and Blu-ray drives

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