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    Soundboard recording!

    Holy smokes do they sound good!

    Eddie's guitar firing up backstage, his solo, the whole band on fire!

    Published on Mar 7, 2021

    The setlist is:

    0:01​ Light Up The Sky
    3:48​ Somebody Get Me A Doctor
    7:01​ Runnin' With The Devil
    10:10​ Dance The Night Away
    13:51​ Beautiful Girls
    17:12​ Dave Raps / On Fire
    23:09​ You're No Good
    25:59​ Jamie's Cryin'
    29:52​ Gypsy Woman story / Feel Your Love Tonight / Drum solo
    35:55​ Outta Love Again
    40:44​ Ice Cream Man
    47:00​ Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love
    55:06​ Guitar Solo / You Really Got Me
    1:08:42​ Bottoms Up / The Story Of Joe
    1:16:28​ Atomic Punk
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    Nice! This would’ve been a hometown show for me...if I’d been born a lot earlier than 9 years after the show.

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    You can still go, Jedi! It's just a matter of a little imagination, some plutonium, and density...

    I mean destiny!
    Beauty is life when life unveils
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    But you are life and you
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    -Kahil Gibran

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    Nice! I'll listen to this tonight. Hope the quality is as amazing as the Tucson and San Diego soundboard that surfaced a couple years back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James in New York View Post
    You can still go, Jedi! It's just a matter of a little imagination, some plutonium, and density...

    I mean destiny!
    *density


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    Wow. That was awesome! Great quality!! Thanks, James.

    Couple things:
    In that "Gypsy Woman Story" did I hear a little bit of the intro to Fools?
    Great version of FYLT.
    Absolutely love the breakdown and jam in YRGM.
    Al was a maniac on those early tours. Wow.

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    This soundboard recording sounds really good. So often some of these older soundboard recordings that surface can sound kind of dull, but with this one the upper-mids come through really good and Ed's guitar cuts through extremely well as a result of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmy812 View Post
    Wow. That was awesome! Great quality!! Thanks, James.

    Couple things:
    In that "Gypsy Woman Story" did I hear a little bit of the intro to Fools?
    Loved that little bit of Fools intro, Eddie sounded great!
    Beauty is life when life unveils
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    -Kahil Gibran

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmy812 View Post
    Wow. That was awesome! Great quality!! Thanks, James.

    Couple things:
    In that "Gypsy Woman Story" did I hear a little bit of the intro to Fools?
    Great version of FYLT.
    Absolutely love the breakdown and jam in YRGM.
    Al was a maniac on those early tours. Wow.
    Yep they did that bluesy Fools intro most nights of the tour.

    Probably the greatest versions of FYLT and YRGM were done on this tour.

    And Al...yep. This was Animal Al. Anytime some ignorant fool says a lot of Al's drums were just for show and he never played them, I tell people to listen to bootlegs from the first 5 tours. He was nonstop flying all over those monster kits. Especially loved the sound of those Vistalite Octobans on this tour. Its too bad that so many people's initial visual experience of Al playing live was LWAN, where the Octobans were just there to fill out the small Simmons pads kit, and his playing just wasn't up to the endless energy he had on the earlier tours. If more people actually listened to him or could see him on these early tours, he would be more respected IMO.

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    This was the first tour I saw them live.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JUNGLE DRUMMER View Post
    Yep they did that bluesy Fools intro most nights of the tour.

    Probably the greatest versions of FYLT and YRGM were done on this tour.

    And Al...yep. This was Animal Al. Anytime some ignorant fool says a lot of Al's drums were just for show and he never played them, I tell people to listen to bootlegs from the first 5 tours. He was nonstop flying all over those monster kits. Especially loved the sound of those Vistalite Octobans on this tour. Its too bad that so many people's initial visual experience of Al playing live was LWAN, where the Octobans were just there to fill out the small Simmons pads kit, and his playing just wasn't up to the endless energy he had on the earlier tours. If more people actually listened to him or could see him on these early tours, he would be more respected IMO.
    JD what do you think of this solo, one of my favorites...

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    This was out on vinyl back in 2017. CD in 2020. Great show.

    Mat Hatter Label. Same as the other recently released 78 and 79 soundboards.

    http://www.vhboots.com/sloppysecondslive.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by James in New York View Post
    JD what do you think of this solo, one of my favorites...

    Oh yeah, I've posted that one on here before. I would say this is the best solo by Al actually on film. Here, watch Garey Williams, a terrific jazz drummer and teacher up here, analyze this solo. His reactions are genuine and great:


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    Quote Originally Posted by atomicpunk5151 View Post
    This was out on vinyl back in 2017. CD in 2020. Great show.

    Mat Hatter Label. Same as the other recently released 78 and 79 soundboards.

    http://www.vhboots.com/sloppysecondslive.html
    Any backstory on how these 1978 and 1979 soundboards finally got out the last few years? Obviously, it's coming from one source who was connected to those tours but not anything post-1979. It's a shame nothing (so far) of similar quality has come out from the 1980 and '81 tours (the 1980 Largo show is incomplete and comes from a mediocre video feed).

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    Quote Originally Posted by T.B. View Post
    Any backstory on how these 1978 and 1979 soundboards finally got out the last few years? Obviously, it's coming from one source who was connected to those tours but not anything post-1979. It's a shame nothing (so far) of similar quality has come out from the 1980 and '81 tours (the 1980 Largo show is incomplete and comes from a mediocre video feed).
    Mad Hatter is part of BTB. Fletch. They have put out many dvds and cds over the years. Now Vinyl. Huge connections with great sources. To many to even list.

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