There’s never been a better band in the history of the world than the Who as they were captured on Live at Leeds. Never. Ever. And as if to prove the recording on February 14th, 1970 wasn’t a one-off planets-in-alignment sort of fluke, the new SuperDeluxe40th Anniversary version includes a previously unreleased recording of the next evening’s show at the Hull City Arena that’s equally incredible.
The evolution of “Strawberry Fields Forever.” 30-something versions in sequential order, from Lennon’s home demos up to the fantastically trippy Take 26. Listening to them all in one sitting is quite a journey, but a rewarding one. I’ve been giving Paul so much attention on here I figure I’d tip the scale a bit. Enjoy.
Thanks to the generous folks over at Egg City Radio, I’ve had Nektar’s Journey to the Centre of the Eyeon repeat for the past few days. Another classic I can’t believe I’m hearing for the first time. Really reminds me of a distilled, tighter Saucer Full of Secrets-era Floyd, albeit with far better material. And you really can’t go wrong with this combination of instruments:
This afternoon’s news about the passing of Gerry Rafferty led me down a rabbit hole of infinite Googling, which eventually spit me out at the remarkable Rebuilt Tranny Records. With 320k vinyl rips and supremely entertaining commentary, I’m amazed I’ve never visited before. Check out their entry on Rafferty’s City to City.