One of the first albums I bought from the Virgin Records store when it opened in Bristol. 49p was the price, the same as a single, released as a special due to the group signing to Virgin and the interest in their first two albums. It is a collection of live and unofficial recordings, hence some of the “rubbish”. Lovely back cover (if you like modern art) by Bridget Riley. Still have my copy.
Reminded of this by a piece in today's Guardian. I've not heard it since 1974 or so, when I was a confused and pretentious 12 year old. It's rubbish, really, but rubbish of its time and it stimulates intense nostalgia.
Possibly my favourite musician from Yorkshire, showing how to strap on a double-necked axe and dedicating this piece to "all the people who've put this...'concert' together". Moog abuse by Jan Hammer.
Playing this Glen Campbell performance reminded me just how brilliant his final album was under the circumstances.OK folks, listen up: two magical performances repeated on Jools Holland earlier this week, the choices of his guest Elton John. Saw both first time round and both are mind-blowingly good in their own ways:
Ray, you might enjoy this, stories from Jimmy Webb,.some re Glen Campbell. [Conversations] Behind the cake and the rain: the life of Jimmy Webb #conversations http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/radio/local_brisbane/audio/202109/aaj-2021-09-23.mp3 via @PodcastAddictPlaying this Glen Campbell performance reminded me just how brilliant his final album was under the circumstances.
The album was released just a couple of months before his passing, but had been recorded whilst he was ill but still able to deliver a recording.
I particularly like that Adiós was a Jimmy Webb song that he had previously not recorded.