STEVE HILLAGE
1977-02-04 - Kansas City, MO
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1977-02-04 - Kansas City, MO - Municipal Auditorium - fm? sbd? (43m) remaster
Steve Hillage, Miquette Giraudy, Christian Boule, Colin Bass, Basil Brooks, Clive Bunker, Phil Hodge

1) The Salmon Song (1:16) *
2) Hurdy Gurdy Glissando (11:23) **
3) Hurdy Gurdy Man (6:59) ***
4) Lunar Musick Suite (14:41) $
5) It's All Too Much (9:34) =

* [Cuts in missing most of the track]. Ending only.
** "Thank you! Now we're gonna do something from the record 'L'. This is called 'Hurdy Gurdy Glissando'".
*** "Dear friends from Kansas City, we'd like to do another song from the record 'L'". "Master Builder" quoted.
$ "In honour of the wonderful full moon of...ah...Leo in Aquarius that's happened yesterday (...) Lunar Music...".
= "It's for everybody...". Ends with "Aftaglid" final riff and "Master Builder" theme.
- The M.C. at the end: "Let's have a hand like Kansas City can do it for Steve Hillage. Let's hear a better one".

Source: Remastered version based on the original torrent "Steve Hillage Live 1977". (vol, dehiss, eq, retracked).
[SH77 Remaster] Shared as torrent on Dime (unsigned info).
True lossless source.
Stereo soundboard, possibly FM broadcast?
Retracked correctly.

Date and venue confirmed by Jeff Lynne Song Database.
Dated as 1977-01-?? but Rick Chafen, longtime Daevid Allen and GAS collaborator wrote this on Gong Forum: "Jay Plumb (...) just sent me a scan of his ticket for Hillage & ELO. The ticket says the event was Feb 4, 1977, a Friday night".
In my opinion this is not an audience recording but a slightly degraded stereo soundboard.

"Most of what I've done has been to boost the volume, reduce hiss and tweak the eq to bring out more of the detail in the midrange. I also noticed a very short dropout early in track 5 (after the end of the guitar solo and immediately before It's All Too Much itself - it didn't really interfere with the music anyway) so I moved the track split to that point and deleted the silence. And I put a very short fade on the last second of the audience noise at then end".


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