Brisbane, Australia 1974

This is one of the best audience recordings of the band ever to surface.  Not due to the sound quality, but the contents itself.  The band was very strong on this date, the crowd really reacted to the show, and it provided some rare pieces of the puzzle we were looking for.  A good bit of improve is laid into this one, lots of talking between tracks and long renditions of certain tracks that didn't appear much on other shows.  This is also the last known recorded show with Gary Thain in the lineup.  Only three tour dates are listed after this one before he left the band in late January 75.  So this show marks the end of an era of sorts, the classic lineup is done.  The rebuilding process begins but it never regains the same intensity or presence that was created during the past three years.  It's as sad but true fact that even the most dedicated of Heepster must accept.

If you are searching for rare tracks or outtakes, this is the place to find it.  This recording provides the only known source yet for the song Little Piece Of Leather (check the sound file).  We understand that this track was often played during sound checks and even at a few other shows, but this is the only source to date of this track to surface.  Also the Rock N Roll Medley was cut short, ending up being just a rendition of Roll Over Beethoven.


Date:  Novemeber 25, 1974
Sound:  Remastered
Total Running Time:  91 minutes 20 Seconds
Source:  Audience Recording
Artwork:  CHA Remaster Volume #6

Lineup / Credits:

David Byron:  Lead Vocals
Ken Hensley:  Keyboards, Guitar, Backing Vocals
Mick Box:  Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals
Gary Thain:  Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals
Lee Kerslake:  Drums, Backing Vocals


Track Listing:

Disc One:

1. Stealin' *
2. Suicidal Man
Something Or Nothing *
Wonderworld *
5. Sweet Freedom
6. I Won't Mind
7. July Morning
8. Easy Livin'

Disc Two:

1. Love Machine
Byron's Improve *
3. Sweet Lorraine
Little Piece Of Leather *
5. Look At Yourself
6. Gypsy
7. Roll Over Beethoven

* - Sound File

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