Electric Light Orchestra .... Broadcast March 5, 1976 (SBD Audio only)
The Midnight Special; Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

MODS NOTE: These songs have not been released on
"The Midnight Special" DVD Box Set.

Jeff Lynne - vocals, guitar
Bev Bevan - drums
Richard Tandy - keyboards
Kelly Groucott (R.I.P.) - bass, vocals
Mik Kaminski - violin
Hugh McDowell - cello
Melvyn Gale - cello

Taper: bpthree
Taping Gear: Cable TV broadcast> "Black Box" > Kenwood KX-630 Cassette Deck
Lineage: Maxell UD master cassette> Teac A-550RX Cassette playback> TASCAM CDRW-700> Trade CD-R> (wav) EAC (secure mode)> (flac) Trader's Little Helper level 6 (align on sector boundaries)
Quality: vg/vg+
Length: 12:20 minutes
Artwork: none.
Samples: none.

Set List:

01. Evil Woman
02. Nightrider
03. Strange Magic

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:

Before I had a VCR, I rigged up a way to record the sound off of my TV. Most TV's
during this time frame did not have an audio out feature, so I purchased some sort
of "black box" thing that supposedly did something to help you play your TV sound
through your stereo. I opened my back cover on my TV, and got a cable with
alligator clips, that I attached to each of the inputs to the TV speaker. That ran to
the "black box", and then to my cassette deck. Understand that TV sound back then
was hardly high fidelity, but it was at least respectable, and worth having. The biggest
shortfall in sound was the high end. As a fellow DIMER so aptly pointed out, TV sound
only went to around +/- 5,000 Hz then, where most things considered high fidelity were
three times that.

Here's ELO on "The Midnight Special" TV show. Sure would be nice to have this on
DVD instead of all the Top Ten and disco garbage they released on the official box
set. I guess there's always hope it may show up in the future. Until then, enjoy!


Support the band: Buy the officially released items, etc.

Prepared by Jeff James (roryglzep@aol.com)

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