Ralph Towner- guitar
Paul McCandless- woodwinds
Glen Moore- bass
Colin Wolcott- percussion
Clark University (Atwood Hall, I think)
Worcester, Mass. U.S.A.
May 30, 1975 (1st of 2 shows)
1. Tide pool
2: ralph introduces Oregon
3: summer solstice
4: drifting pebbles> impro
5: a free piece
6: witchi t'ai to
Recording quality: A+ (beautiful!)
Performance quality: A (prime playing)
lineage: radio station master sbd reel (10") >
(played on Revox reel deck to Tascam cassette deck)
my cassette (Maxell XLII-S, no dolby) >
soundforge 4.5 > FLAC > torrent.
comments: this is a delightful recording and also a
very nice performance by Oregon, one of many college campus
gigs they did in the mid 1970's. I did not find a recording of
the second set of this concert, which surprised me since
somebody at WCUW radio (who made this recording) did have the
foresight to record over 3 hours of a 2 set Return to Forever
concert, and that was just over 1 year before this one. Both
that and this were mastered on 10" reels. I think the story is
the RTF was recorded on 4 track (stereo) recorder, and
this was recorded on 2 track stereo recorder, which meant he
(she?) couldn't flip the reel and record 2nd set on the B side.
I've never bought one, but those 10" reels were very pricey.
Do not sell this recording.
Trade freely and losslessly.
Oregon is both a state in the U.S.A.
and a state of musical mind
that the whole world should share in.