Al Di Meola "Electric Rendezvous" w/ Hammer & Gadd .... February 3, 1982 (10:04 PM)
Painter's Mill Star Theatre, Owings Mills, Maryland, U.S.A.

Al Di Meola - guitars
Jan Hammer - keyboards
Steve Gadd - drums
Mingo Lewis - percussion
Anthony Jackson - bass
Victor Godsey - 2nd keyboards

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Length: 86:19 minutes
Artwork: none.
Samples: none.

Set List:

Disc One (42:01m):
01. God Bird Change
02. Egyptian Danza
03. Electric Rendezvous
04. Ritmo De La Noche
05. Elegant Gypsy Suite

Disc Two (44:18m):
01. Nena
02. Flight Over Rio
03. Crusin'
04. Race With Devil On Spanish Highway
05. Advantage

Taper's Comments:

1 - HELP!! If you have any uncirculated SPIRIT shows, or better quality FM
broadcasts than what's been posted here before, please share them. If you
know anybody who has shows that fit this category that aren't on DIME, please
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 Star Theatre" 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 had previously
been known as "Painter's Mill Music Fair". 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 the Electric Rendezvous tour, where Al finally brought along the superstar
session musicians, who had performed on a lot of his early records. Jan Hammer opened
the show with his group, and went down very well. His version of Hendrix' "Manic
Depression" was a show stopper. This show was the night before the band recorded the
live album, TOUR DE FORCE, in Philadelphia. While it was a good show, I personally thought
the shows I saw in 1978 were better. I don't think this tour lasted too long, so I would
imagine there aren't a lot of examples of it floating around. Enjoy!


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