mercoledì 7 marzo 2018

Be Bop Deluxe - 1976-04-21 - Chicago, IL (FM/FLAC)

(FM broadcast FLAC)

Riviera Theatre

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01 Fair Exchange
02 Stage Whispers
03 Life In The Air Age
04 Sister Seagull
05 Yorkshire Landscape
06 Maid In Heaven
07 Ships In The Night
08 Bill's Blues
09 Blazing Apostles

This has been circulating in a somewhat abbreviated format: the end jam on "Blazing Apostles" is shortened by 5 minutes or so. This is probably because WXRT has aired an edited version of this on several occasions. My copy is from their first broadcast of this show on June 27, 1976 on their Sunday Night Concert, and has the complete 18-minute "Blazing Apostles". It is their complete show, as far as I know. As might be expected, this has a little bit of FM and tape hiss, But I have done no processing to this other than for track splits. A nice show, I'd rate it an A, but some would downgrade it to A- due to the hiss or the mix. It's kind of a loud mix, but to these ears, very nice. This may also be floating around under various dates in April or May of 1976. When first broadcast, I wrote down the date and double-checked with a friend who was at the show, so I'm 99% sure of the date. Be Bop opened for Thin Lizzy at this show. Grab that one as well, if you see it, it's one of Thin Lizzy's best. 

Comment from a trader who was at the concert: 
One of the great things about trading music is that you get to relive those pivotal concerts of the past. Such is the case with the 1976 Be Bop Deluxe show from the Riviera Theatre, Chicago. I, was at that show. Be Bop Deluxe opened for Thin Lizzy on the first date of their American Tour. I believe it was the first American date for Be Bop Deluxe. The concert was breathtaking. Both bands had such energy, such power in that small theater. It was one of those shows where when you walk out you just know you witnessed something extraordinary. The remastering that was done on this show truly does capture that energy all over again. Those soaring guitar solos from Bill Nelson are doing it to me again. Listening to this show again makes me again say, "This is why I collect and love music so much." 

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