Live

Live

by UFO
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Live

It's been speculated that this album, taped in front of an enthusiastic Tokyo audience in the early '70s, was recorded without UFO's knowledge. When it was issued, however, it ended up as the final recorded document of the band with original guitarist Mick Bolton still in the lineup. Five of the six songs were rehashes of songs from their first two albums, and the bandmembers favored their bluesy boogie side rather than their art rock aspirations, with the exception, in some respects at least, of their long "Prince Kajuku/The Coming of Prince Kajuku" suite (which, in its studio version, had taken up much of the space on their second album, Flying). The only one of the half-dozen tunes not to have appeared in a studio arrangement on the first two UFO albums was a long take of Paul Butterfield's "Loving Cup." The crowd certainly sounds as if it was eating the music up, and there's a somewhat more edgy raucousness than was heard in the studio counterparts.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/05/2008
Label: Repertoire
UPC: 4009910510926
catalogNumber: 5109
Rank: 55159

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Chappa_Larcha More than 1 year ago
The first live album and last to feature guitarist Mick Bolton, which was released in 1972. It is an album that should not be overlooked as all songs sound better than the studio versions! Standouts include both "Prince Kajukus", the awesome blues rock of "Loving Cup", and the extended, eleven-minute version of "Boogie For George" where Bolton's bluesy phrasings come one after another! Of course the rhythm section of Andy Parker on drums and Pete Way on bass sounds tight as always!