Steamhammer / Penumbra / 2CDR

Steamhammer / Penumbra / 2CDR / Sirene

Translated text:
Marquee Club, London, UK July 13th 1972.


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In 1968, he made his debut with “STEAMHAMMER” and released the 4th album “Speech” released only in Germany in 1972 from the live of STEAMHAMMER who closed the curtain of the activity, after July 1972 when “Speech” was released 13th London marquee club performance, almost completely recorded by audience recording. “Speech” released through a member change is an album directed to the player who recorded an intolerable piece of music with intense performance, which has been evaluated as a masterpiece of hard · progress, but in the first half of this performance ” The stage consists of a set list composed mainly of songs from Speech, the songs from the nameboard “Mountains” released in the second half in 70 years. In the opening 27 minutes of “Penumbra”, the second half “Riding On The L & N” “Hold That Train” is a masterful performance as a live band, especially Martin Pugh’s rugged guitar sound British rock fan I can listen to you. DISC 2 recorded 2 performances from the festival in Germany in 1970. At that time, the stage greeted by enthusiastic fans who tells the historical fact that German popularity preceded from the home country Britain was developed. And lastly recorded “Penumbra” from the 1972 Reading Festival for 22 minutes. Although this take has occurred tape noise and the sound quality is not good, it will be a valuable take as a live of STEAMHAMMER that has never been released in the past. The title of the only STEAMHAMMER that all the sound sources were recorded from the original tape appears.

★ It is one of the very precious sound source titles in the world where all the tracks were recorded from the original master.

1968年「STEAMHAMMER」でデビューを飾り、1972年にドイツのみでリリースされた4thアルバム「Speech」を最後に活動の幕を閉じたSTEAMHAMMERのライブから、「Speech」リリース後に行われた1972年7月13日ロンドン・マーキー・クラブ公演を、オーディエンス録音でほぼ完全収録。メンバーチェンジを経てリリースされた「Speech」は、難解な楽曲を強烈な演奏で収録したプレイヤー側に向けられたアルバムで、ハード・プログレの名盤として評価されていますが、本公演は前半では「Speech」からの楽曲、後半は70年にリリースされた名盤「Mountains」からの楽曲を中心に組まれたセットリストでステージが構成されています。冒頭の27分に及ぶ「Penumbra」、そして後半の「Riding On The L&N」「Hold That Train」でライブ・バンドとしての圧巻な演奏が収録されており、特にMartin Pughの無骨なギター・サウンドは全てのブリティッシュ・ロック・ファン必聴と断言出来ます。DISC 2では1970年のドイツで行われたフェスティバルから2公演を収録。当時、本国イギリスよりドイツでの人気が先行していたという史実を物語る、熱狂的なファンに迎えられたステージが展開されています。そして最後に1972年レディング・フェスティバルから「Penumbra」を22分間収録。こちらのテイクはテープノイズが発生し音質も良くありませんが、過去に全くリリースされた事が無いSTEAMHAMMERのライブとして貴重なテイクとなります。全ての音源がオリジナル・テープより収録された唯一無二のSTEAMHAMMERのタイトルが登場です。


arquee Club, London, UK July 13th 1972

Disc 1
1. Introduction 2. Penumbra 3. Telegram 4. Unknown 5. Riding On The L&N
6. Hold That Train 7. Junior’s Wailing

Disc 2

Euro Pop Festival, Munich, Germany 10th July1970

1. Supposed To Be Free 2. When All Your Friends Are Gone 3. Drums Solo
4. Riding On The L&N 5. Junior’s Wailing

Germany 17th May 1970

6. Riding On The L&N 7. Hold That Train 8. Junior’s Wailing

Reading Festival, England, UK 12th August 1972

9. Penumbra

1970 Line Up

KIERAN WHITE – Vocal, Guitar, Harp STEVE DAVY – Bass, Vocal, Organ

1972 Line Up

BRUCE PAYNE – Guitar, Vocal


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