Aside from Wilson’s new mix of the original two-disc album, extras include an unedited and extended version of “Dance of the Dawn.” There are also five new single edits meant to provide new insight into the individual sections of the larger musical set pieces that make up Tales From Topographic Oceans.
Wilson worked with a tape source that’s thought to be the earliest original-mix master in digital. The disc includes instrumental-only versions of the songs, as well as a full alternative album with a different run-through of side two and a previously unheard live set of side four. Highlights include an unreleased live take on “Ritual” from 1974, and a different studio take of “High the Memory.”
The Roger Dean art has also been expanded and restored. Sid Smith wrote new liner notes, and the set includes new interviews with Jon Anderson, Alan White and Steve Howe, along with rare photos, memorabilia and expanded session notes.