Allan Holdsworth group
Allan Holdsworth: guitar
Kei Akagi: keyboards
Jimmy Johnson: bass
Gary Husband: drums

Paradise Rock Club
April 14, 1986
performance quality: A-
recording quality: A
source: said to be a soundboard tape?
but it sounds more like a good up close aud
(unknown low gen analog tape lineage)
thanks to Gyroid for reminding me of missing song titles and corrections
runtime: 103:29 (minutes/ seconds)

1: tuning 1:32
2: non brewed condiment 6:11
3: looking glass 8:30
4: white light 10:34
5: band introductions 1:10
6: funnels 8:20
7: atavachron 4:38
8: pud wud 14:15
9: devil take the hindmost 11:11
10: Tokyo dream 11:32
11: three sheets to the wind 8:28 (end applause spliced)
12: encore: letters of Marque 17:07

lineage: sbd? probably up close aud >
Unknown number of analog tape copies >
Maxell XLII-S 90 min. copy cassettes (probably 2nd or 3rd generation) >
played on tascam 112 into soundforge (wav) >
flac (sb's aligned) > torrentially yours.
do not sell this recording.
It's not (Holds)worth it.
(and it's just not right.)
share freely, losslessly and gaplessly.

I'm no expert of Allan Holdsworth's solo material, but I found no indication in his rather
extensive discography that any of this concert has been officially released, and I know there
are some folks out there who'd like to hear possibly? a sbd (more likely a good up close aud)
from one of his mid 1980's era concerts
I believe this comes from a 2nd or 3rd generation copy of this recording.
It comes from jazzdave (that's not an official username, just a nickname of a friend who
provided me with several great jazz recordings in the 1980's).
Most of them are auds but he did manage to get this from a soundman, and it sounds clean.
I can't recall if I saw this show, I think I only saw Allan Holdsworth once, the next year
in this same club, but seem to recall recording this show too and going with this source as a better
recording. There is plenty of fine playing by all of this band, Akagi's keyboard style sounds
quite different than his replacement the next year,
I wouldn't say one was better, both played quite well. The other one has Steve Hunt.
It's tough to tell if the crowd was less enthusiastic here than the 87 show because that's
an aud (with alot of enthusiastic aud in it but still very enjoyable) and this is either a
soundboard or recorded right in front of the stage (maybe both).
White light is not the same song so famous by Lou Reed and later David Bowie (at least it sure
doesn't sound like it). Most of this era Holdsworth, and alot of his own band material inspired
thoughts of "spaghetti guitar", that seems to be a big thing in his style, but he does know how
to play very well, and lots of aspiring young guitarists idolize him maybe almost as much as the
likes of Clapton, J. Beck and Page.
My copy of this one cuts just after the encore songs ends and Allan mentions the band members
so I spliced the end of the last song before the encore (where he does the same thing) to avoid
an abrupt cutoff to a nice Holdsworth recording.
none of these songs are cut, so you're getting the full show here. I don't know if this was a
"two set" show (as 87 was) but there was an interruption in the recording between songs about
55 minutes into it (I just spliced it together), and no mention of "taking a break".
I think that was edited out of my source copy.