Columbia, South Carolina


Date:  February 27, 1972
Columbia Coliseum
Grade:  D+
Sound:  Remastered from poor source tape
Total Running Time:  48 minutes 33 Seconds
Source:  Audience Recording
Artwork:  dsheep

Track Listing:
1. Bird Of Prey
2. I Wanna Be Free
3. July Morning
4. Guitar Solo
5. Improvisation
7. Gypsy 

Lineup / Credits:  Mick Box (Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals) / David Byron (Lead Vocals) / Ken Hensley (Keyboards, Guitar, Backing Vocals) / Gary Thain (Bass, Backing Vocals) / Lee Kerslake (Drums, Backing Vocals)


Either this show or the Youngstown, Ohio recording would be the earliest known to surface yet with Gary Thain on bass.  He joined the band on February 1, 1972 at the Whiskey A-Go-Go in LA replacing Mark Clarke.   Rumors of a recording from one of those dates have surfaced by nothing has yet to materialize. 

A very poor copy of Heep's set in support of Cactus during their second US tour.  Sources indicate the master for this show exists on reel to reel, so perhaps eventually a better quality copy may surface.

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