1976-09-18 - London, UK
Hyde Park free concert
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1976-09-18 - London, UK - Hyde Park - sbd (47m)
Steve Hillage, Miquette Giraudy, Christian Boule, Colin Bass, Basil Brooks, Clive Bunker, Phil Hodge

1) Hurdy Gurdy Man (7:38) *
2) Hurdy Gurdy Glissando (11:06)
3) Solar Musick Suite (19:37) **
4) It's All Too Much (9:02) ***

* "Hurdy Gurdy time". "When I started playing some people started fighting down there. I'm very glad they stopped channel energy in a positive way so stop we".
** "Ok we're now gonna blast off for a new journey"? During "Hiram" section Steve yells "Stop fighting!". 4 m. guitar feedback coda.
*** "Master Builder" quotes and "Aftaglid" final riff. "Ok, can I just ask you to give one final round of applause in appreciation of the Steve Hillage Band?".

Source: "...the lineage goes silver back>EAV>traders little helper>upload>you...".
[Steve Hillage Free Concert Hyde Park, London September 18, 1976 SBD] Flac set shared as torrent on Dime by Jeremy.
No SBE's - TLH analysis - fingerprints
A cdr version also circulates.

Date and venue confirmed by photographer Alan Perry and article above (from unknown paper).
Show listed on PlanetGong & Calyx websites (free concert headlined by Queen).
More info on the UK Festivals website. Also Kiki Dee and Supercharge.
This was Steve Hillage Band's debut concert. It took place six days before the release of the L album.
From Beatmag Xmas 06 interview: "What's the largest crowd you've ever played to?" (Stephan Naslette, Paris) Steve Hillage: “Well, the audience at Queen's Hyde Park gig in 1976 was several hundreds of thousands.”

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