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Bill Bruford


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.63 | 55 ratings

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4 stars I have the complete show recorded with a Sony Reel to Reel as it was broadcast on WLIR FM that nite. Then transferred onto cassette (stereo deck) and later to Digital when that age was born. Now I will not rehash what has already been written about the performance and players. BUT some of the progarchives reviewers need to be more informed before reviewing recordings and artists here. I wonder where they get their info from ???. Well reviewers, do you research and see that Allan Holdsworth is NOT the 'unknown John Clark' ..AH did not want to get into touring after this recording. So a replacement was found in the very capable hands of John Clark who btw is still active and has been with Cliff Richards band for years. In addition, the group DID play full versions of those tracks and nothing was edited during the live broadcast. That it was someone else's decision to not include them in the release. Could be possibly due to time constraint on the vinyl pressing and or who knows why with the CD.

I recorded the show live over the air on a Sony reel to reel deck It was as high quality a deck as you could get at the time. Actually sounds tons better than the official release maybe due to the compression of radio broadcast and lack there of on the 2 trk master recording which was just a stereo feed from the soundboard.

A brilliant snapshot in time Even if it does remind Bill Bruford of a hot and sweaty summer of touring, playing two shows a day with back to back dates.

sturoc | 4/5 |


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