Saturday, April 29, 2017

Atlantic Records 40th Anniversary - 1988-05-14 - New York City, NY (FM/FLAC)



(FM broadcast FLAC)

Atlantic Records 40th Anniversary
Various Artists
MSG NYC
May 14, 1988
AT-262

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01 Intro-Marv Albert
02 That Is Rock-N-Roll (The Coasters)
03 Suite: Judy Blue Eyes (Crosby, Stills and Nash)
04 Killing Me Softly With His Song (Roberta Flack)
05 In The Air Tonight (Phil Collins)
06 Introduction of Lavern Baker by Phil Collins
07 Jim Dandy (Lavern Baker)
08 Saved (Lavern Baker)
09 Backstage with Robert Townshend and Lavern Baker
10 Roberta Flack Introduces Foreigner
11 Hot Blooded (Foreigner)
12 Juke Box Hero (Foreigner)
13 Urgent (Foreigner) tape flip
14 I Want To Know What Love Is (Foreigner)
15 Backstage with Phil Collins and Foreigner
16 Steven Stills Introduces Ben E King
17 Spanish Harlem (Ben E King)
18 There Goes My Baby (Ben E King)
19 Save The Last Dance For Me (Ben E King)
20 America (Emerson, Palmer and Berry)
21 Pick Up The Pieces (Average White Band)
22 Teadrops From My Eyes (Ruth Brown)
23 Lisa Bonet Introduces Debbie Gibson
24 Staying Together (Debbie Gibson)
25 Foolish Beat (Debbie Gibson)
26 Out Of The Blue medley (Debbie Gibson)
27 Happy Birthday (Debbie Gibson)
28 Backstage with Debbie Gibson
29 Phil Collins Introduces Robert Plant
30 Heaven Knows (Robert Plant)
31 Ship Of Fools (Robert Plant)
32 Tall Cool One (Robert Plant)
33 Backstage Interview with Bob Geldof and Robert Plant
34 Mack The Knife (Manhattan Transfer)
35 Dan Aykroyd Introduces Steve Cropper and Duck Dunn
36 Last Night (Steve Cropper and Duck Dunn)
37 Steve Cropper Introduces Carla Thomas
38 Gee Whiz (Carla Thomas)
39 Steve Cropper Introduces Paul Rogers
40 (Sitting'n On) The Dock Of The Bay (Paul Rogers)
41 Steve Cropper Introduces Miki Howard
42 Try A Little Tenderness (Miki Howard)
43 Introduction Of Paul Shaffer
44 Tramp (Carla Thomas and Paul Shaffer)
45 Everybody Needs Somebody To Love (Elwood Blues Review)
46 Soul Man (Elwood Blues Review)
47 Been Lovin' You (That Little Bit Too Long) (Elwood Blues Review)
48 You Don't Know Like I Know (Elwood Blues Review)
49 Knock On Wood (Elwood Blues Review)
50 Roberta Flack Introduces Bob Geldof
51 You Can't Be Too Strong (Bob Geldof)
52 Mighty Love (The Spinners)
53 The Closer I Get To You (Roberta Flack and Peabo Bryson)
54 The Midnight Hour (Wilson Pickett)
55 Land Of 1000 Dances (Wilson Picket)
56 Birdland (Manhatten Transfer)
57 Mike Green Presentation to Ahmet Ertegun
58 Turn It On Again Medley (Genesis)
59 Michael Douglas Introduces Crosby Stills and Nash
60 Wooden Ships (Crosby Stills and Nash)
61 Our House (Crosby Stills and Nash)
62 Lonely Days (Bee Gees)
63 Jive Talking (Bee Gees)
64 Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray Introduce The Rascals
65 Good Lovin' (The Rascals)
66 Groovin' (The Rascals)
67 People Got To Be Free (The Rascals) -cut-
68 I've Seen All Good People (Yes)
69 Hold On (Yes)
70 Paul Shaffer Introduces Rufus Thomas
71 Walking The Dog (Rufus Thomas)
72 Robert Townsend, Phil Collins and Ahmet Ertegun Introduce Led Zeppelin
73 Kashmir (Led Zeppelin)
74 Heartbreaker (Led Zeppelin)
75 Whole Lotta Love (Led Zeppelin)
76 Misty Mountain Hop (Led Zeppelin)
77 Stairway To Heaven (Led Zeppelin)
78 Closing Comments

In May of 1988 Atlantic Records celebrated their 40th anniversary in New York City at Madison Square Garden. A grand mix of Atlantic artist performed ranging from the past to the (then) present. The actual concert lasted over 12 hours and portions of the concert were broadcast on HBO and simulcast on FM radio. My recording was taken from WNEW FM in New York and totals 5 1/2 hours in length. The entire show was never broadcast. Some artist’s sets were edited and some omitted entirely. The broadcast started hours after the event started so some of the performances shown were live while others were recorded earlier. To some extent the performances were not broadcast in their original running order with acts from earlier in the day inserted between the later acts and of course songs omitted to make room for them.

The HBO show and this simulcast are probably the most complete versions of the show in circulation. The HBO show has been posted here before: http://www.thetradersden.org/forums/...lantic+records. But as far as I know the simulcast has not. An edited down version of this concert was shown on ABC TV later this same year and then Atlantic Records released a video of the show which contained excerpts of the performance intermixed with archive footage of other Atlantic artists.

Quite an interesting array or artists spanning 40 years of Atlantic history. There is a section in the center of the show with various members of Booker T. & The M.G.'s featuring Steve Cropper and Duck Dunn along with Dan Akyroyd as his alter ego Elwood Blues. They are listed here as The Elwood Blues Review as dubbed so by Elwood himself. And of course the night concludes with the Led Zeppelin Reunion featuring Jason Bonham on drums. Quite a night.

There are a couple of glitches in this recording such as some static present in track 9 and a few other random spots. I don't know if that is an artifact of the broadcast or just my reception. I'm leaning towards an artifact of the broadcast. Also there is a tape flip at the end of Urgent and another at the end of People Got To Be Free with a short bit missing. Other then that the recording is complete. Enjoy!

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