Rockpalast: West Coast Legends, Vol. 3

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All Music Guide - Dave Thompson
The late-'70s three-piece may not be the best-remembered, or the most beloved lineup Spirit ever boasted. But in an era when truly blistering power trios were very few and far between, this is the unit that reminded us just how immense Spirit could be. Recorded in 1978 for the maiden series of German TV's Rockpalast concert series, the show finds Spirit on the road with the Future Games album, but driving through the catalog regardless. The opening "Rockpalast Jam" gets the audience into the swing from the outset; "Like a Rolling Stone" and "All Along the Watchtower" receive fabulous airings, and then there's "1984," a duet for synth and bass that might not be a virtuoso ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Dave Thompson
The late-'70s three-piece may not be the best-remembered, or the most beloved lineup Spirit ever boasted. But in an era when truly blistering power trios were very few and far between, this is the unit that reminded us just how immense Spirit could be. Recorded in 1978 for the maiden series of German TV's Rockpalast concert series, the show finds Spirit on the road with the Future Games album, but driving through the catalog regardless. The opening "Rockpalast Jam" gets the audience into the swing from the outset; "Like a Rolling Stone" and "All Along the Watchtower" receive fabulous airings, and then there's "1984," a duet for synth and bass that might not be a virtuoso performance, but lacks nothing for mood and menace. Oh, and "Wild Thing" could well be the dirtiest version of the beast ever unleashed. In fact, the only downside, if such a thing could exist on a disc this brilliant, is that so much of the playing time is taken up by just two songs, a medley of "If I Miss This Train" and a reprise of the "Rockpalast Jam," with Dickey Betts stepping out alongside the band. It's an amazing experience, don't get that wrong. But how much better to have had another few Spirit favorites instead?
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/29/2010
  • Label: Spv U.S.
  • UPC: 693723902524
  • Catalog Number: 90252
  • Sales rank: 116,525

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Spirit Primary Artist
Randy California Synthesizer, Guitar, Vocals
Ed Cassidy Drums
Larry "Fuzzy Knight" Bass
Technical Credits
Wolfgang Haesen Engineer
Christian Wagner Director
Manfred Hill Engineer
Otto Georg Fries Engineer
Peter Rüchel Liner Notes, Executive Producer
Hoppi Remixing
Egon Bröse Engineer
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