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Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert 1973 [no label, 1CD]
Live at the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA; Broadcast on April 18, 1973. Excellent mono soundboard.
The audio tracks from this show have previously circulated but as uploader eddiethecat noted, this is a very substantial upgrade to other circulating copies. Eddie also thanked chilton for the DVD upload on Dime (source of this show).
Meanwhile, wellclay posted this comment at Dime:
This has to be the performance Lester Bang references when he talks about Van in his Astral Weeks essay where he tries to boil that essence of Van down into something that you can put into words and talk about.
“1974, a late night network TV rock concert: Van and his band come out, strike a few shimmering chords, and for about ten minutes he lingers over the words “Way over yonder in the clear blue sky / Where flamingos fly.” No other lyrics. I don’t think any instrumental solos. Just those words, repeated slowly again and again, distended, permutated, turned into scat, suspended in space and then scattered to the winds, muttered like a mantra till they turn into nonsense syllables, then back into the same soaring image as time seems to stop entirely. He stands there with eyes closed, singing, transported, while the band poises quivering over great open-tuned deep blue gulfs of their own.”
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Thanks to eddiethecat for all the efforts and for sharing the tracks at The Hunger City. Artwork posted at tela.sugarmegs.org - Thanks!
Source for this upload:
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Track transitions cleaned, playback level raised
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