Tag Archives: Woodstock

1971 LIVE [PART ONE]

By the close of the 1960s the technology and knowhow for recording live music had improved substantially. Sure, the results were patchy on many occasions, but overall live albums had become much more listenable. Here (and in the forthcoming Part Two) we trawl through Vinyl Connection’s 1971 “Live” holding, counting ‘up’ to my favourites. 13 […]

SONGS OF INNOCENCE [COVERART #58]

Fleetwood Mac – Heroes Are Hard To Find [Reprise, 1974] Fleetwood Mac – Future Games [Reprise, 1971] The Larry Coryell Michael Urbaniak Duo [keytone, 1982] V/A – Woodstock Two [Atlantic, 1971] * Coming next… FLEETWOOD MAC 1970 – 1974

WELCOME BACK MY FRIENDS…

During the wildly exciting process of compiling the new Vinyl Connection Index page it was noted by the VC auditor that many months have elapsed since we last ventured into the sweaty mosh pit of live recordings. How better to remedy that lamentable oversight than by tackling that monster of vinylosity, the triple live album? […]

CSN – LONG TIME GONE BUT STILL FRESH

On 28th June 1969 the self-titled album by Crosby, Stills & Nash entered the US charts. It reached #6 and stayed around for an impressive 100 weeks. Two singles were released – Nash’s jaunty ‘Marrakesh Express’ and Stills’ extended ‘Suite: Judy Blue Eyes’ – both reaching the Top 30. So much for the data. What […]

LIVE IN YOUR LIVING ROOM [Second Set]

Perhaps the only truly honest concert recordings are ‘bootlegs’: verbatim transcriptions of what happened on a particular night on a particular stage. Containing and disclosing all the fluctuations in energy, rambling introductions, musical missteps and extraneous noises just as they were, they truly tell it like it was. Not surprisingly, bootlegs tend to be the […]