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Weekly Vinyl – Bootleg Supertramp

12 Feb

SONY DSCMontreal Seventy Seven
Supertramp
(1977)
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This is a pretty cool bootleg of a concert by Supertramp in Montreal. Yes, the year was 1977.
To be fair, the recording is a but muddy although you can compensate by adjusting the equalization on your stereo. Cranking the music or putting on headphones really reveals the shortcomings of the album. This is an album best listened to at a low to moderate volume level. No amount of equalizations can help it – such is the constant state of bootlegged recordings,
It is a nice recording though – you can feel the vibe in the concert hall, probably the long departed but not forgotten Montreal Forum (home of the Habs). This show was to support the Even in the Quietest Moments recording as most of the songs are off this album. They are faithfully recreated with no noticeable improvisations or musical tangents.
I like bootlegs because they occasionally capture the spirit of the band. This captures Supertramp in full flight and very tight as a band.

Weekly Vinyl – Genesis Bootleg

5 Apr

White Mountain U.K. Tour 1976
Genesis
(1976)
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This is my brother’s album that has been sitting in my collection for a while. He was the big Genesis fan and I’m sure that he shelled out a relatively fair amount for this recording. The record is a Danish bootleg of a UK tour. If you are a Genesis fan then you will be interested to know that Peter Gabriel is not here but Steve Hackett still is. Bill Bruford is on drums and Phil Collins does the vocals. Unlike a lot of bootlegs from the 70s, the quality of the audio recording is actually quite good. It was undoubtabley recorded directly from the mixing board. The music is not as crisp as their live Second’s Out LP, which came out in 1977, but the album is not murky in any way. This is a good quality bootleg with amazing music. This is a progressive rock dinosaur showcasing its technical music as all around, punk rock is breaking out and making prog-rock virtually extinct.