Buffalo, New York 1973

This is the first appearance of Sweet Freedom tracks to surface to date.  Easy Livin' was moved to the opening of the set.  Plus this concert provides the only discovered sources of live recordings of Dreamer, If I Had The Time and Seven Stars by this lineup.  

The most rare item is found on the Gypsy track (listen to the sound file).  It's a 7:30 minute solo from Hensley which includes a glimpse of the keyboards that would later be the intro to Return To Fantasy at the beginning.  This file doesn't require headphones, but to fully enjoy the magic and the feel of being there it is recommended.  

 

Date:  August 25, 1973
Venue:
  War Memorial Auditorium
Grade:
  B+
Sound:  Remastered
Total Running Time:  89 minutes 32 Seconds
Source:  Audience Recording
Artwork:  2001 Deepheep Design Group

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. Easy Livin'
2. Sweet Lorraine
3. Stealin'
4. July Morning
5.
Dreamer *
6. If I Had The Time *
7. Gypsy *

Disc Two:

1. Seven Stars *
2.
Sweet Freedom *
3. Look At Yourself
4. Love Machine
5. Rock N' Roll Medley

* - Sound File

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