New Artwork ? April 24, 2010
Written by octopus92
I had bought this concert some 10 years ago when it was available as a reel CD but lost it rcently !
So, I was happy that I could buy it again as a downlad but the DGM Team has decided to present the original artwork (8 pages) who was for the CD : impossible to print with a normal printer, sorry guys !
I was hoping for a simple art like all the downloads that are on this site but it has never be done by the DGM Team !
Too bad but perhaps one day, it will appear !
great band April 22, 2008
Written by JPrisco
Back in the subscription days of the Collector’s Club, I passed over this one as I had not yet learned to appreciate the Boz band. This has been since rectified: they prove to be a fine band playing fine material, and making it sound easy. This show is no different, and I can’t add anything to the previous review about the music.
Caveat: Jacksonville suffers some distorted sound - enough that I thought there was something wrong with my earphones or stereo (strange that so many dismiss Brighton’s tubby sound, but no comment on Jacksonville’s distortion). I wonder if this was chosen as the first Boz-Ian-Mel CC so that our expectations would not be as high as if (say) Summit Studios had been the first release. And anyone who hears that is bound to buy all the Spring ’72 releases anyway :-)
Worth the wait February 21, 2008
Written by GhostTrain
Having missed this concert the first time around (*you* try scraping together 96 bucks while in junior high), I was awfully curious to finally hear it. There isn’t much in the way of surprises in the first three songs - they’re good (Pictures in particular), but the band really starts to flex its muscles in the second half of the show.
Formentera Lady is awesome, probably my favorite live take. On the evidence of Islands, Pete Sinfield was referring to Sketches of Spain when he said he wanted this version of KC to be a Miles-Davis-with-vocals sort of thing - this sounds more like Live-Evil or Jack Johnson with vocals. Mel swoops all over the place, Ian and Boz really get funky and down, and it sounds great.
Robert’s gorgeous, anguished solo on Sailor’s Tale, which was the highlight of Earthbound, still gets me every time, and it’s even better in the context of the whole piece - terrific drum solo from Ian on this one, even if the ending is a bit strange.
Schizoid Man - wow, did they do some barn-burning versions of this on the spring ’72 tour. Maybe not quite as amazing as the Wilmington, Orlando, or Milwaukee (qv) takes, but still really powerful. Robert and Mel tear it up again. Keep these Islands-era shows coming - this band continues to surprise.