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Al Stewart

Live in Pawtucket

 

1978

Al Stewart - live in Pawtucket

Tracklisting

1 (fade in) On the Border  
2 Soho (Needless To Say)  
3Midas Shadow 
4Broadway Hotel 
5 If It Doesn't Come Naturally, Leave It 
6Time Passages 
7 One Stage Before  
8 Life in Dark Water  
9 Roads to Moscow  
10 Sirens Of Titan  
11 Palace Of Versailles  
12 Valentina Way  
13 Year of the Cat  
14 Pink Panther Theme  
15 Song on the Radio  

Recorded at the Leroy Theatre Pawtucket, Rhode Island, 4 November 1978; this master audience recording was taped by Dan Lampinski. He was caught taping, and the last song, probably "Carol", is missing.  The entire show fits on one CD.

Dan Lampinski recorded over 100 concerts in the Providence / Boston area, mostly between 1974 and 1978. His earliest recordings were made with an internal microphone deck, and though they are somewhat lo-fi compared to his later work, some very great moments in rock history were captured for posterity. In late 1974 he bought a Sony TC-152SD tape recorder, a Sony ECM-99 stereo microphone, and began using Maxell cassettes. He was also fortunate enough to have a friend who provided excellent taping seats for many shows, resulting in high quality recordings.

In 1977, he switched over to a Nakamichi 550 tape recorder, two Nakamichi CM-300 microphones, and continued using Maxell cassettes. He recorded many of the major 70's bands: Yes, Genesis, Pink Floyd, Queen, Blue Oyster Cult, Frank Zappa, Jethro Tull, ELP, Kiss, Black Sabbath, The Who, Al Stewart, Alice Cooper, Jeff Beck, Bruce Springsteen, Supertramp, Jean-Luc Ponty, Moody Blues, Neil Young, The Faces, Rush, Rick Wakeman, Kansas, as well as several "under the radar" acts.

The source of this disc says "Since Dan never traded copies of his recordings, they are all essentially uncirculated. Some copies were made for friends, but these releases are the first time most of these recordings have ever seen the light of day, and are direct from his master cassettes. No EQ'ing has been done to any of the transfers. Feel free to EQ, matrix, patch, etc and re-post if you like, just give Dan credit for the original recording. Dan was very meticulous about taking good care of his tapes and is very pleased that these recordings will now circulate among the trading community."

"Please honour his kindness and generosity by sharing these recordings freely. Always remember - the more generous you are with your music, the more it comes back to you. Kev & Carl June 2009"

To conform to Dan's wishes, rather than sell copies of this disc, I'll happily exchange it for any Al Stewart CD I don't already have - alternatively, send me a blank CD and return postage, and I'll burn one for you [But if there's big demand, it may take a while!] - Andrew

  

This is impossible to find 'new' - I buy all my rarities from ebay, but I recommend observing before bidding - prices vary considerably.
Check if there's a copy for sale. Most of the tracks are available on studio and compilation CDs.

Year of the Cat, On The Border, Midas Shadow, (If it doesn't come naturally) Leave it, One Stage Before, Broadway Hotel all come from "Year of the Cat" (1976)

Year of the Cat

Life in dark water, Time Passages, Palace of Versailles, Song on the Radio, are found on "Time Passages" (1978)

Time Passages

Soho (Needless To Say) is found on "Past Present and Future" (1974)

Past Present and Future
Roads to Moscow is found on "Live at the Roxy" (1981) Live at the Roxy
Sirens Of Titan is found on "Modern Times" (1975) Modern Times
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