JACK BRUCE BAND feat. MICK TAYLOR
22nd April - 19th May: European Tour 1975
Volume 01: Marseille
This is part one of a series of rare recordings of Mick Taylor with the Jack Bruce Band in Europe in 1975. With thanks to nzb who again provided half a dozen of rare shows (Offenbach, Voorburg, Geleen, Hamburg, Glasgow & London), thanks to Jaap (Stonesmuziekfan) who sent me all of his tapes from this era and gives critic and advise on my work and to my friend Riccardo (MrNo) who participated to a big part of my collection.
29th April 1975: Marseille, France, Salle Vallier
Line-up: MT (gtr)/Jack Bruce (voc, bass)/Carla Bley (org, synth, el p, mellotron)/Ronnie
Leahy (el p, synth)/Bruce Gary (dr)
01 - You Burned The Tables On Me
02 - Morning Story
03 - Pieces Of Mind
04 - Keep It Down
02 - Band introduction
03 - Without A Word
04 - Tickets To Waterfalls (part 1)
05 - Ticket To Waterfalls (contd.)/Weird Of Hermiston/Post War
06 - Smiles And Grins (end part only)
(infos taken from The Rolling Stones Complete Works Database by Nico Zentgraf www.nzentgraf.de/books/mt/taylor1.htm).
I used my and nzb�s version to build this one. Jaap�s version and mine were the same, nzb also had an alternate recording, which wasn�t as good, but more complete (although the beginning of Smiles And Grins is still lost). I used this version to complete the better recording.
The first seconds of the show (also coming from nzb's version) are here present with the crowd shouting �Assis, assis �� because the people in front of the stage were standing, so the crowd asked them to sit down again: (assist = sit down!)
All recordings had a tape recorder problem at 7�50min. (On Tickets to Waterfalls). On my version this track was cut at 9 minutes, so I completed it with the nzb recording, but the quality is so different that I kept the two parts in two tracks.
I improved the nzb version by adding more treble and the result is better in particular for the fragment of Smiles and Grins (for which only the 3 last minutes are saved).
I reworked the beginning/end of the cdr by adding fade-ins/outs. I deleted the 2s gap at the end of some tracks and I reworked the transition between them, now they begin with the actual song!
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