Al Di Meola .... July 8, 1978 (9:50 PM)
Painter's Mill Music Fair, Ownings Mills, Maryland, U.S.A.

Al Di Meola - guitars
Phillippe Saisse - keyboards
Tim Landers - bass
Robbie Gonzalez - drums
Vlodek Gulgowski - keyboards
Eddie Colon - percussion

Taper: bpthree
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Length: 77:40 minutes
Artwork: none.
Samples: none.

Set List:

01. Egyptian Danza
02. Chasin' The Voodoo
03. Dark Eye Tango
04. Short Tales Of The Black Forest
05. Fantasia Suite For Two Guitars
06. Senor Mouse
07. Introductions
08. Midnight Tango
09. Race With Devil On Spanish Highway
10. Casino

Taper's Comments:

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broadcasts than what's been posted here before, please share them. If you
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dub off their stuff and share it. I'm trying to write a book on SPIRIT and need
all the information I can get. I have a database of over 1500 gigs 1967-1996, and
want to find as much information as I can to add to it. If you have any memories
of where you saw SPIRIT, the more specific the better (venue, city, date, supporting
bands, etc.), I'd love to know that as well. Please leave that in the comments
section or PM me. Thank you!

2 - Show description & comments follow:

"Painter's Mill Music Fair" was in the Baltimore suburbs. It was one of those theatre in
the round joints, that had a rotating stage in the middle, although it never rotated for any
of the shows I saw there. Being stationary likely made 20% - 25% of the seats unusable,
as they would have been behind the stage, and the view obstructed. It would later be
known as "Painter's Mill Star Theatre". I guess it held maybe a couple thousand folks.
It burned to the ground years later. It was rumored that it had been torched for the

This was my second time to see Al, having seen him earlier in the year in Washington, DC.
It was a very strong double bill, with U.K. opening (already posted). Enjoy!


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