Live in Texas - October 6, 1973
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|3||Dancing Madly Backwards (On a Sea of Air)|
|6||Drifting in Space|
|7||Pandora's Box (It's War)|
|8||Thousand Days of Yesterday|
|13||Mesmerization Eclipse (Reprise)|
A never before released full length concert album from one of the greatest undiscovered gems of '70's Rock, Captain Beyond! Formed in 1971 by members of Deep Purple, Iron Butterfly and Johnny Winter's band, Captain Beyond is heavy, spacey and most definitely far out! This show was recorded just after the release of the band's second album, Sufficiently Breathless, during the their tour with King Crimson. Liner notes by noted rock historian Dave Thompson.
A never before released full length concert album from one of the greatest undiscovered gems of 70s rock, Captain Beyond!
Formed in 1971 by members of Deep Purple, Iron Butterfly & Johnny Winter s band, Captain Beyond is heavy, spacey and most definitely FAR OUT!
This show was recorded just after the release of the band s second album, Sufficiently Breathless, during the their tour with King Crimson!
Liner notes by noted rock historian Dave Thompson! --Official Press Release
- Language : English
- Product Dimensions : 5.59 x 4.88 x 0.39 inches; 3.03 Ounces
- Manufacturer : Cleopatra
- Date First Available : March 21, 2013
- Label : Cleopatra
- ASIN : B00BY8DEJ6
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: #296,784 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
- #126,410 in Rock (CDs & Vinyl)
- #182,608 in Pop (CDs & Vinyl)
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Reviewed in the United States on January 24, 2020
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If you don't know Captain Beyond... you owe it to yourself to go buy the original studio album from this short lived super~group! Captain Beyond
If you like or are unfamiliar with the idea of a "Concept Album" or the golden age of "Album Rock" treat yourself... You won't be sorry
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This recording features the original line-up of Rod Evans (ex-Deep Purple) on vocals, Larry "Rhino" Reinhardt (ex-Iron Butterfly) on lead guitar, Lee Dorman (ex-Iron Butterfly) on bass, and Bobby Caldwell (ex-Johnny Winter) on drums.
From the outset I should point out that the sound quality is strictly 'bootleg' only, so much so that Rhino's guitar is barely audible during the beginning of opening track 'Distant Sun', although this fault is rectified somewhat as the track progresses.
The band play a selection of tracks from the two albums they had made up to this point - 1972s 'Captain Beyond' and 1973s 'Sufficiently Breathless' - as well as two previously unavailable tracks, 'Pandora's Box' (a slow-burning, atmospheric, spoken-word piece which eventually hurtles towards rock meltdown) and 'Stone Free' (a Jimi Hendrix cover which closes the show).
Sound limitations notwithstanding, the band are on fine form throughout, making this an essential purchase for CB diehards, although the first-time buyer would be advised to check out their three classic albums first.
There are, of course, typically 'seventies' moments to be found, such as Caldwell's thirteen minute drum solo or Rhino's (much shorter) guitar interlude.
Yes, it sounds as rough as the term 'bootleg' implies, but nevertheless, this 60-minute+ CD is a priceless snapshot of this amazing band at the peak of their powers, although as I said earlier, this CD is for the dedicated few. Become one of them. Then try this.