The Patti Smith Group - Last Official Concert Of The Original Group - Florence, Italy 1979-09-10 Complete Monster Show From AUD mp3 sample

This nearly three-hour madhouse comprises the last time the original group would officially get together for a concert. From paparazzi take-overs and audience fistfights to an electrical blackout ending the show, on a night when the punk movement finally ate itself - it's a fitting end for this group, as you will see.

This ludicrously expensive 3cd set ($60 USD!) was privately issued and is extremely rare. Inside the booklet are the following notes. My additions are in parentheses:

"Although the sound quality contained on these discs may not be equal to modern standards, Strider believes that the historical nature of these recordings begs for release. 'Last Of The Originals'(set title d.) documents the final official concert by the original Patti Smith Group before Patti went into a self-imposed exile. The band would perform only one more concert in 1980 wihch was actually more of a loose jam done for charity.

"The date is 9.10.79 (US dating d.). The place is Florence, Italy. Early in the show, Patti chases the photographers from the pit and invites the audience to occupy the space at the very front of the stage. This proves to be a disaster when fights break out between the audience and security forces. Patti tries to calm things but has to admonish rowdy audience members to "stay off my stage". It's a losing battle and towards the end of the 3 hour concert, the audience overruns the stage leaving causing and electrical blackout. "You Light Up My Life" is performed only with piano. Efforts to restore power fail and Patti bids farewell in Italian."

And, there you have it.

This recording is clear audience with some bass distortion. An mp3 sample is included.

I don't have a totally complete setlist:

Disk 1

Paparazzi Rant
Rock and Roll Star
Redondo Beach
Dancing Barefoot
Unknown (please provide corrections!)
For Your Love

Disk 2

It's So Hard
25th Floor
All Along The Watchtower

Disk 3

Because The Night
Brother Christian
Twist And Shout
Star Spangled Banner
My Generation
You Light Up My Life

Lineage MR ? -> CD set "Last Of The Originals" ->FLAC via Nero 6.6


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