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    Posted: January 06 2008 at 12:56
Hey yall, I have been reading the book Kaleidescope Eyes about psychedelic rock in general (includes a fair amount on prog or prog related bands) and in the section on Brian Eno the author mentions the supergroup 801 and specifically recommends their Live album. The band sounds intriguing to me and seeing as there are no samples here on PA I just wanted yalls opinion about wether it was a worthy album to pick up?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 06 2008 at 13:42
definitely worth it. the only negative thing about this album is that it was not released as a double album but as a single album of approximately 45 minutes only. they should have published the whole concert

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 06 2008 at 17:19
Originally posted by BaldJean

definitely worth it. the only negative thing about this album is that it was not released as a double album but as a single album of approximately 45 minutes only. they should have published the whole concert
 
The CD reissue is about 56 minutes - I'm not sure if it's the whole concert. It's a superb album in any case, a real overlooked gem.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 06 2008 at 17:32
Original album and then the first CD issue was definitely one of the best releases of it's year and remains a favourite. (Strongly recommended):
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1. Lagrima

2. TNK (Tomorrow Never Knows)

3. East Of Asteroid

4. Rongwrong

5. Sombre Reptiles

6. Baby's On Fire

7. Diamond Head Listen Listen
8. Miss Shapiro

9. You Really Got Me

10. Third Uncle


Apparently this was the first recording of the  18 year drummer Simon Phillips, even then it was difficult to understand that somebody who was so skillful and powerful, was so young and not hear of - and of course Phillips is now one of the top 3 or 5 session drummers in the world. You have Eno singing- to a surprisingly pleasant effect and for me the discovery that that guitarist wasn't just glitter-clothes as portrayed in Roxy Music. The CD remaster issued 2004 (?) has extra tracks:
1. Lagrima
2. TNK (Tomorrow Never Knows)
3. East Of Asteroid
4. Rong Wrong
5. Sobre Reptiles
6. Golden Hours
7. Fat Lady Of Limbourg
8. Baby's On Fire
9. Diamond Head
10. Miss Shapiro
11. You Really Got Me
12. Third Uncle


There is another live album, Phil Manzanera's 801, Live At Manchester University recorded several years later - quality is somewhat worse, but the music played is from Manzanera's later albums - and has local heroes  Godley & Creme guesting.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 07 2008 at 04:37
Alice Cooper just played TNK on his radio show. I was in the bath, turned off my mind, relaxed etc, and was nearly late for work!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 07 2008 at 05:09
My first encounter with this album was in 8 track format, now there's a remaster with bonus tracks.  Go for it.  I'd be surprised if any prog fan didn't like it.  By the way, if you order through Phil's site, he autographs everything.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 28 2008 at 05:13
Yes this album is definitely worth getting. I first heard it in the late 70s at a friend's and eventually managed to pick up a coverless copy at Record & Tape Exchange in Camden Town in the mid 80s.

The remastered 2004 with wonderful extra tracks was a fabulous bonus. I just wish they would release the whole concert. I was never really all that aware of the original material from the Eno and Manzanera albums, but that actually is an advantage as the interpretation here is very different, especially on the Diamond Head material.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 28 2008 at 22:29
Yep this is a good album.  It's the one that led me to start exploring Eno's solo stuff.  I've only had the vinyl; I'll have to put the remaster on my to buy list.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 29 2008 at 01:17
Oh its a great album.  There is an 801 studio album too, but I think its mostly Manzanera (who is generally great) and a couple of the other characters. Definitely get the live album though.  Its worth every penny and listen.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 15 2008 at 02:13
They also released good albums under the name Quiet Sun and even under Phil Manzanera......

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  1. "Sol Caliente" (Phil Manzanera) 8:02
  2. "Trumpets with Motherhood" (Charles Hayward) 1:30
  3. "Bargain Classics" (Dave Jarrett) 5:37
  4. "R.F.D." (Jarrett) 3:09
  5. "Mummy was an asteroid, Daddy was a small non-stick kitchen utensil" (Bill MacCormick) 6:09
  6. "Trot" (Manzanera) 5:00
  7. "Rongwrong" (Hayward) 9:39

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 15 2008 at 12:20
Buy anything from Phil's shop and he autographs it for you. Cool

http://www.manzanera.com/Expresshop.htm
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