Wednesday, April 27, 2016

RE-UP: George Harrison live in St Louis 1974 - 1CD - November 20

George Harrison
20 November 1974
St Louis Arena
St Louis, Missouri

Source - Live at the Arena, St Louis, MO, USA 20 Nov 1974 (Publisher: Barrier)

George Harrison and friends at the St Louis Arena.  This is the 16th show of the 1974 North American tour.  Not the complete show, with all non-GH material missing except for two of Billy Preston's numbers.  George seems very positive about the show and the reception everyne's received.  The sound is average for an audience recording of the era - distant and a bit indistinct, but with a clean sound, apart from a bit of static.  Perhaps there's a better-sounding transfer out there...

 1. Hari's On Tour (Express) (Harrison) 5:04
 2. While My Guitar Gently Weeps (Harrison) 5:19
 3. Something (Harrison) 4:08
 4. Will It Go Round In Circles (Preston) 3:49
 5. Sue Me Sue You Blues (Harrison) 4:58
 6. For You Blue (Harrison) 5:31
 7. Band Introductions (Harrison) 1:10
 8. Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth) (Harrison) 4:14
 9. Sound Stage Of Mind (Harrison) 3:56
10. In My Life (Lennon/McCartney) 5:44
11. Maya Love (Harrison) 5:25
12. Dark Horse (Harrison) 4:15
13. Outta Space (Preston) 5:25
14. What Is Life (Harrison) 4:58
15. My Sweet Lord (Harrison) 7:53

Total time 71:46

Line-up:
George Harrison (Guitar)
Robben Ford (Guitar)
Willie Weeks (Bass Guitar)
Andy Newmark (Drums)
Billy Preston (Keyboards)
Emil Richards (Percussion)
Tom Scott (Horns)
Chuck Findley (Trumpet)
Jim Horn (Saxophone)

Indian musicians:
Ravi Shankar (Sitar)
Hariprasad Chaurasia (Flute)
Rijram Desad (Percussion & Strings)
T.V.Gopalkrishnam (Mridangam & Vocal)
Gopal Krishn (Vichitra Veena)
Sultan Khan (Sarangi)
Kartick Kumar (Sitar)
Kamalesh Maitra (Percussion)
Satyadev Pawar (North India Violin)
Alla Rakha (Tabla)
Harihar Rao (Percussion)
Lakshmi Shankar (Vocal)
Viji Shankar (Vocal)
Shivkumar Sharma (Santoor)
L.Subramaniam (Violin)

Bootlegzone reviews
"Good document of the St. Louis show, clocking in at 71:50. It's missing the Shankar set, Tom Cat, and Nothing from Nothing. Sound is "hollow", like an audience tape (a few generations down the line...) recorded in a BIG venue, but anyone reading this probably has these songs memorised anyway, so sound shouldn't be a problem. The performance is not that different from other shows on the tour, but since George has toured so rarely, every live performance is of value to us fans. Were the sound even "very good", I'd give this a higher rating. The performance is fine, however." Bill S., 16 Mar 2001

"My copy seems to have a few clicks here and there, anyone else have this problem with the mastering? The show is quite nice, has a slip case and decent sound for an Arena. In my opinion it doesn't seem very important to have every show from this tour, as the set was very similar from show to show.  Having this single disc is a good way to know what the tour was about and his throat isn't even that terrible." Mayfield, 16 Apr 2002

"I only have to say: poor sound, only valid as document." raimon bond, 03 Jan 2003

"The Black Cat ("Playing for 70 000 Yobbos") and Green Grape ("1974-11-20") versions have "Tom Cat" and "Nothing from Nothing", missing here. On the basis of that and the sound quality, this version is not a desirable one." Aidanymous, 24 Feb 2010

Artwork included.

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