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2.61 | 10 ratings | 3 reviews | 20% 5 stars

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Live, released in 1972

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Airport Song (5:18)
2. Time for the Leaving (4:52)
3. The Boatman (4:17)
4. Sea and Sand (5:06)
5. Banjo (5:36)
6. Old John Parker (3:37)
7. Seven O'clock Hymn Midwinter (13:33)
8. Country Jam (2:04)
9. Ring of Stones (5:40)

Total Time: 50:03

Line-up / Musicians

- Chris Simpson / guitars, vocals
- Davey Johnstone / guitars vocals
- Glenn Stuart / vocals

Releases information

Recorded live at "Het Concertgebouw" in Amsterdam on november 4th 1971.
Vertigo : 6360 068

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MAGNA CARTA In Concert ratings distribution

(10 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of rock music(20%)
Excellent addition to any rock music collection(40%)
Good, but non-essential (20%)
Collectors/fans only (20%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

MAGNA CARTA In Concert reviews

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Review by Chris S
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
3 stars Recorderd in Holland's Concertgebouw ( remember the' Rock Show' by Wings 1975?) this is not a bad album, again there were very few bad live albums to be released by prog outfits in the 70's. This represents very early Magna Carta live piece but recorded at an excellent venue for receptive audiences and atmospheres.' Airport Song' paves the way but the highlight would have to be the 13 minute ' Seven O Clock Hymn Midwinter'. If any track portrays Magna Carta and the Seasons/Lord Of The Ages era sound this was it.' Sea Of Sands' and ' Ring Of Stones' are great live also. This went gold for Magna Carta and you can see why.
Review by Warthur
2 stars Many live albums of the pre-CD era, conscious of the limitations of vinyl, trim back between-songs patter and the like for the sake of incorporating more music. Magna Carta's first live album does no such thing - in fact, there's a bit of talking in between all of the songs. This gives it a fairly intimate atmosphere, though there are issues; in particular, Johnstone's electric guitar feels poorly integrated into the band's sound here on songs like Time For the Leaving. With the studio renditions of this material generally being stronger, and the recording apparently having been made with folk acoustics in mind without consideration for how the electric guitar would be captured, this ends up a little disappointing.

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2 stars I may be a grumpy old man, but I do not find Magna Carta live that enjoyable. This live album is half a half serious music and the rest is jokes. Both verbal and some joky tracks. Jokes and joky tracks is excellent when you are there at a table with a bottle of wine/beer and some good friends ... (read more)

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