EAST OF EDEN
Ludwigshafen, West Germany
Opening for;RORY GALLAGHER
REEL 2 REEL Master>1st GEN REEL>DAT1>CDR>EAC>WAV>TLH>FLAC>DIME
"Master Reel, was erased by the Taper himself....1st gens are all that exist"-HB
Recorded by "HB"
Recorded with;TELEFUNKEN MAGNETOPHON 300 TS>GRUNDIG Microphone
From the collection of; "Per-Erik"
Uploaded by; "Lucifer Burns"
1. English Introduction
2. MRS. GREEN
3. WHAT'S HAPPENING?
4. KENNINGSTON COWBOY
5. (Bob Dylan) Cover?
6. SIN CITY GIRLS
7. Joe O'Donnell's Jigs
8. The Lady Is A Tramp(Improvisation)
9. JIG-A-JIG incl.Drum Solo
10. ROUTE 66
11. German Stage Announcements
AL READ - Vocals
GARTH WATT-ROY -Guitar
MARTIN FISHER - Keyboards
JOE O'DONNELL - Violin
MARTIN BISHOP - Bass
JEFF ALLEN - Drums
As for the above line up of Musicians, i'm not sure it is 100% correct.
Any help or additional information is gratly appreciated!
EAST OF EDEN is a perfect illustration of the futility that England's Decca Records faced in cultivating progressive rock (apart from the Moody Blues).
A critically acclaimed jazz-fusion band with a strong Eastern music influence, they were a natural for stardom during the late '60s.
Indeed, they might've taken the wind out of the sails of the Mahavishnu Orchestra very fast, but they never became more than a cult act in England,
with a strong local following in London, especially on the underground scene, even as they attracted serious audiences in continental Europe.~Bruce Eder
So if you asked anyone who inhabited the Rock venues of the late 60's and early 70's, who the most memorable bands on the circuit were, the name East of Eden will always crop up.
Yet now they are largely forgotten, over shadowed by the obvious names such as KING CRIMSON, THE NICE & YES, and their uncharacteristic hit 'Jig-a-Jig' only served to confuse people as to the kind of music they were actually producing at the time.
The original incarnation of the band were never categorised in the general mainstream of 'progressive' rock which invariably relied on guitar and keyboard pyrotechnics.
Instead their front line of electric violin, played in an almost Hendrix-like mode, saxophone bordering on free form jazz mixed with bluesy guitar, gave them a unique identity.~EOE Bio
PLEASE ENJOY THE MUSIC!