Don McLean
King Biscuit Flower Hour
New York City
January 25, 1982

Source : BBC Radio 2 (broadcast date 1996) > Cassette > CD-R (courtesy of M.R. archives)

Editing : Sound Forge (pitch, volume & tracking) > Wave > TLH (sbe aligned) Flac 8

Traders Den - May 19, 2020

pitched & posted by kingrue upload #2530

To help promote the Believers album, McLean gave several live in-studio performances for various radio stations, with the most high profile of these being recorded for the King Biscuit Flower Hour in a New York City studio before a small invited audience. This performance was particularly engaging as it had the feel of an intimate living room type performance, but included some of the crack studio musicians that had played on the album as well as the extraordinarily talented guitarist, John Platania, accompanying McLean. The performance had a wide scope. McLean and friends perform not only some of his classic hits and material from Believers, but also a couple of vintage songs from McLean's debut album and a few choice instrumentals.

Band line-up
Don McLean - guitar, banjo, vocals
John Platania - guitar
Bob Moore - bass
Chuck Cochran - piano, synthesizer
Joseph Chrisman - drums

The Jordanaires (backing vocals)
Neal Matthews Jr. - tenor vocals
Gordon Stoker - tenor vocals
Ray Walker � bass vocals
Duane West � baritone vocals

Total Time = 55:23

01 BBC Introduction
02 He's Got You
03 Vincent
04 Orphans of Wealth
05 Tapestry
06 Castles In The Air
07 Crying
08 Since I Don't Have You
09 Jerusalem
10 Believers
11 It Doesn't Matter Anymore
12 Building My Body (fades out)
13 Wonderful Baby (fades in)
14 Under The Double Eagle
15 BBC outro

This cassette copy played a little fast, so i used the Pre-FM as a guide to correct the pitch.

After track 11, there is 1 song and banter missing on this broadcast (Banjo Pickin' & banter)

On this broadcast "Under The Double Eagle" closes out the recording, but was actually played earlier the set.


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There is a Pre-FM available on Wolfgang's Vault. It is an MP3 Lossy version, but is more complete.

On both versions "Building My Body" fades out and "Wonderful Baby" fades in.

I'm offering it as a wetransfer download. It is superior quality.

I have adjusted the volume and re-tracked it.

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