Spotlight on Live Albums

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Emerson, Lake & Palmer In Concert

Emerson, Lake, and Palmer’s In Concert (1979): Overshadowed by 1974’s Welcome Back My Friends to the Show That Never Ends…Ladies and Gentlemen and┬árecent releases of Cal Jam (1974) and Nassau Coliseum (1978) shows, the abridged In Concert favorably documents ELP‘s ill-fated 1977-78 tour with orchestral accompaniment. The standout opener, Henry Mancini’s “Peter Gunn Theme” epitomizes […]


The Yardbirds’ Final Acclaim

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The Yardbirds 1968 Live

Embarking upon a final U.S. tour as a four piece in the spring of 1968, The Yardbirds wholly abandoned the pop-oriented leanings/impositions of the Mickie Most era. Resolving to make the best of its last months together, the group rallied to deliver its most compelling and “progressive” live performances yet, in the process dropping somewhat […]