Beck, Bogert & Appice – Definitive Rainbow 1974 1st Show (Wardour-548) is a single disc from the Rainbow Theatre, London, UK on January 26th, 1974 (1st Show) and has been “Remastered by Graf Zeppelin”.
Jeff Beck – Definitive Yokohama 1989 (Wardour-549) is a 2CD set featuring shows from Yokohama Arena, Yokohama, Japan on August 11th & 12th, 1989. The second show has Steve Lukather, Neal Schon & John Waite joining for “Going Down”. This has been “Remastered by Graf Zeppelin” as well.
Eric Clapton – Edmonton 1998 Soundboard Master (Beano-238) is a 2CD stereo soundboard from Edmonton Coliseum, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on September 11th, 1998.
Eric Clapton – Woking 2002 DAT Master (Beano-239) is a 2CD set from Woking Leisure Center, Surrey, UK on December 31st, 2002.
Kiss – Houston 1976 (no label) is a single Pro-shot DVD from The Summit, Houston, TX on August 13th, 1976.
Kiss – Houston 1977 1st Night (no label) is a single Pro-shot DVD from The Summit, Houston, TX on September 1st, 1977.
Kiss – Houston 1977 2nd Night (no label) is a single Pro-shot DVD from The Summit, Houston, TX on September 2nd, 1977.
Kiss – Sioux City 1982 Soundboard (Zodiac 529) is a 2CD stereo soundboard from Municipal Auditorium, Sioux City, Iowa on December 30th, 1982.
Thanks very much for this info.
On a mostly unrelated note, is it just me, or has anybody noticed how drum solos on official releases, such as those of Ginger Baker of Cream, sound rather boring, but on boots they can actually sound quite enjoyable? For example, Ginger Baker solos on boots such as the Cream 4CD “Synergy” or the Cream 4CD “Definitive Synergy”. Why? Does it possibly have something to do with soundboard recordings tending to often sound dry & lifeless?
Interesting question Careful Axeman Eugene. I agree that the dry soundboard sound has something to do with the boring nature of drum solos on official releases. But to be honest, I generally struggle with drum solos on both official and bootleg releases …😄 However, if I could recommend one brilliant officially recorded drum solo, it is Elvin Jones’ solo on the title track of John Coltrane’s original 1961 Africa/Brass album. He uses the two note motif of the bass riff to create a multitude of different patterns, eventually building to a fine crescendo. Pure genius, and the recorded sound of his drums is so rich and full. My favourite drum solo of all time!
Thank you, Jazzbo. If that Elvin Jones drum solo can be heard on YouTube or anywhere else on the ‘Net, I’ll be sure to check it out!
Hey I hope you enjoy the solo! It is not a long one – only around 3 minutes – but not a second is wasted.
I think the ‘Drums/ Space’ segments in official Grateful Dead live recordings are often very interesting too, particularly in the 80’s and 90’s when they incorporated synth and midi effects into the drum solos. The Dead were masters of taking the listener on a sonic journey and their drummers (Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzman) were an integral part of this process.
At the other end of the scale, my nominated ”most pointless drum solo ever’ award goes to Jim Gordan for his work during ‘Let it Rain’ on Derek and the Dominos 1973 In Concert LP. He was a great drummer, but his solo on this track does nothing – no structure or use of dynamics or light and shade. He just bashes away doing the same thing for several minutes until the rest of the band come back in … Huh???
Yes, I agree very much! I can’t remember who it was here within the last few or several years who may have revealed himself as a Deadhead, but up until then, I had thought that I was the only fan of the Gr. Dead here! And as for the Jim Gordon drum solo you described, I have that official album on CD in my collection, but can’t seem to remember anything about it in particular, so I guess I’ll have to give that one a listening to as well.
Hey glad to hear you are a fellow Dead fan, Careful Axeman Eugene. I know from your reviews that you are a major Floyd fan, so that makes sense. Both bands use extended improvisation to take their audience to transcendent spaces!
Just re the Gordan solo, on the 1994 official ‘Fillmore Concerts’ there is an alternate take of ‘Let it Rain’ from the same 1970 shows with a much better drum solo by him, including some fantastic dueling exchanges with Eric Clapton. Great stuff!
Thanks, Jazzbo! Cool to hear that we share at least some of the same taste(s) in music!
Yes cool indeed!
Just two small corrections to my comments above. The exact title of that 1994 Derek and the Dominos cd reissue is ‘Live at the Fillmore.’ And drummer Jim’s surname is spelt Gordon, not Gordan.