Apollo Glasgow Scotland

What a dynamite gig this is - full of twists and surprises.[endtease] There are times when both band and audience combine to make something special that goes beyond the night merely being a “good show.” This is one such occasion and thankfully for us recording engineer George Chkiantz was on hand with the mobile recording studio to capture it all for posterity.

Whilst hindsight has made us familiar with the set list, try putting yourself in the shoes of the folks at the Glasgow Apollo that night. Large sections of the evening were devoted to completely new music that the punters would’ve been hearing for the first time. Perhaps it's this which makes the atmosphere here so electric.

Although portions of it have previously appeared on Starless and Bible Black and disc two of The Great Deceiver set, this is the first time it’s been presented in its uncut and unedited form.
For example, when The Night Watch appeared on TGD the original guitar solo had been replaced by one from Zurich. We now get the track without edits and it sounds just fine – clearly John Wetton thought so as he can be heard enjoying Fripp’s playing to the max.
We can now also enjoy a superb version of Fracture complete with its jazz-rock middle section (that would later be reused in Starless) and a forceful rendition of Lament.

This was a thrilling gig to have been at – just listen to the demands for more at the end of the formal set. As they wait for Schizoid Man you can almost hear the jaws dropping when they realise they’re about to hear Cat Food. Wonderful from start to finish.

AUDIO SOURCE: Multitrack

DGM AUDIO QUALITY

AVERAGE CUSTOMER RATING

TRACK
TIME
01
Sharks' Lungs In Lemsip
03:36
02
Larks' Tongues In Aspic Pt I
08:02
03
Announcement
01:59
04
Easy Money
06:41
05
We'll Let You Know
04:54
06
The Night Watch
05:32
07
Fracture
14:05
08
Lament
05:12
01
Book Of Saturday
03:33
02
Tight Scrummy
08:23
03
Exiles
06:40
04
Improv IV
03:01
05
The Talking Drum
06:07
06
Lark's Tongues In Aspic Pt II
12:44
07
Peace - A Theme
01:02
08
Cat Food
05:02

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BROWSE SHOWS WITH PHOTOS

Written by J L Smillie
Waited 46 years to hear this . . .
This was to have been my first ever Crimson gig. A bunch of us were supposed to make the trip through to Glasgow - and I can't remember why it didn't happen. I was aware of the Crims before LTIA but when those guitar chords blasted in at around 3 minutes 40 during LTIA part one on the studio album - "WOOAH! What the hell is this!" I was instantly hooked - and still am. So to finally hear the gig after all this time - well, I have been blown away all over again! Remarkable sound quality and well worth buying if you love LTIA.
Written by Jonathan Meyers
Great show
I'm gonna start out by saying how amazing this show is. The energy the band displayed on this night rivals the extravagant shows of Led Zeppelin and The Who. Phenomenal versions of The Talking Drum, Cat Food, and The Book of Saturday on this one. So why four stars?! Cross's Mellotron is extremely low in the mix and takes away from songs like Easy Money and Exiles. But that's only a minor nitpick. Still worth picking up.
Written by Kevin Shelton
Addendum
I’ve nothing to add to the other superlatives here, but I want to note one thing about this recording that no one else seems to mention: David Cross’s mellotron was largely missing in action for much of the evening. It is audible, but barely. Whether this was because of a problem with the "Tron, or with the microphone (or something else entirely), I don’t know, but I just thought I’d mention the fact.
Written by Michael Sheffield
Great!!!!
I saw this band in June ’73 (a few months before this recording) performing much of the material presented here.  This a faithful document of that (and this) hair-raising night.  A desert island recording if ever there were one.  Get it!
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