TEN YEARS AFTER - LOS ANGELES 1970 (Alvin Lee R.I.P. 1944-2013)

March 9, 2013 – 4:38 am

ALVIN LEE R.I.P. 1944-2013

British rock guitarist Alvin Lee, a member of the band Ten Years After, has died aged 68. His family announced on his official website, alvinlee.com, that he unexpectedly died on March 6 following complications during routine surgery. The BBC also reported that the Nottingham-born musician rose to fame after appearing at the Woodstock festival in 1969. The band, who had eight Top 40 albums in the UK, had their biggest hit in 1971 with I’d Love To Change the World. “We have lost a wonderful and much loved father and companion, the world has lost a truly great and gifted musician,” said the statement from his wife and daughters.

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TEN YEARS AFTER
Los Angeles 1970 [A DoinkerTape, 1CD]

Live at the Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California; March 21, 1970. Excellent soundboard.

There is an audience recording of this show that’s circulating but this is the soundboard, with extra tracks. Thanks to Doinker who originally shared this and to Woff for keeping the show alive at Dime.

Uploader’s notes:

This is one of the nicest TYA shows you will ever hear! It’s even been rated by AlvinLee.de, perhaps the best fansite to deal with the band. Also Called “The Lost Cricklewood Green Show.”

This is the best CD we’ve heard of this concert, it’s clean and very enjoyable listening. The bonus tracks are a real surprise and special treat.

Added note: The last track “Somebody Calling Me” had some skipping during the middle. This was respliced using Sound Forge.

Lineage:
Privately produced (manufactured) cdr > Nero 6 latest update > FLAC level 6.
Additionally: Track 9 > Sound Forge 6.0 > FLAC via FLAC frontend 1.1.3 level 6, sector aligned.

Artwork from rockrarecollectionfetish.blogspot - Thanks!

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Track 01. Love Like A Man 8:20 (14.0MB)
Track 02. Good Morning Little School Girl 7:05 (11.8MB)
Track 03. Working On The Road 3:29 (5.9MB)
Track 04. Spider In My Web 3:44 (6.3MB)
Track 05. 50,000 Miles Beneath My Brain 9:24 (15.8MB)
Track 06. I’m Going Home 11:13 (18.8MB)
Track 07. Help Me 14:18 (24.0MB)
Added tracks:
Track 08. I’m Going Home 11:01 (18.5MB)
Track 09. Somebody Calling Live 6:42 (11.2MB)

Lineup:
Alvin Lee - guitar, vocals
Leo Lyons - bass
Chick Churchill - organ
Rick Lee - drums

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  1. 50 Responses to “TEN YEARS AFTER - LOS ANGELES 1970 (Alvin Lee R.I.P. 1944-2013)”

  2. This should be good. Thanks BigO. Rest in peace, Alvin Lee. One of the true rock & roll greats.

    By aking on Mar 9, 2013

  3. Wow! Magnificent sounding recording of an amazing guitar player. Thank you,Big O!!! Rest in peace,Alvin.

    By chip roberts on Mar 9, 2013

  4. Saw Alvin with and w/o TYA many times. He was quite the showman and would use the mic stand as his slide for the guitar at the end of the show. He never disappointed the crowd. I was hoping to see him again. Thanks for the music!

    By Tunafan on Mar 9, 2013

  5. RIP Alvin Lee. Thanks for all of the great memories.

    By JB on Mar 9, 2013

  6. Thanks BigO!

    By MrBill on Mar 9, 2013

  7. Thanks for this great show big-o. I believe track 9 is titled Somebody’s Calling Me.

    By Bill H. on Mar 9, 2013

  8. its so rare that a sbd recording is more complete than an audience recording. what a godsend. tube recently posted a nice alvin show from switzerland 04. i highly recommend it.
    as for tya.. there are 3 on tube. a germany 88 sbd. a french tv 68 dvd 28mins with a bonus track from a 69 show bringing it to 32mins. nice to have in audio if u convert it. and the seattle 69 fm 2 cd show which is a killer show to have and i believe most fans already have this and if u dont it should be the first thing u get after the item on this page.
    there are 2 pages worth of alvin material recently posted on dime for torrent users. there is no shortage of stuff out there for collectors.
    sure wish i still had their 3 song set from the UN back in nov 86 i think it was for that hungerthon. hot tuna played too. warren zevon billy bragg james taylor. it was amazing. one year around that time jethro tull and the fixx played. but there were always a dozen or more musical acts that did the hungerthon. i mentioned on another page where billy j kramer the turtles roger mcguinn joe walsh ritchie havens and many others did the last one i remember going to. that one was at the ed sullivan theatre where letterman records now. that would have been in 88 i think. theyre always the last sunday before thanksgiving.

    By darth on Mar 9, 2013

  9. Darth,
    Professionals record the complete show. the professional is prepared and has more than enough tape for the recording.

    By Tunafan on Mar 9, 2013

  10. darth do you ever listen to all the music you claim to have or are you just O/C and have to have it ?

    By walter w. alltregh on Mar 9, 2013

  11. I already had this show but as you said it was an audience recording .This is much better.Loved all the Ten years after stuff. I saw Alvin in Wichita about 1986 or so Just after I bought my store (Poverty Records). He had Steve Gould (Rare Bird) playing bass at the time. Alvin will be missed.

    By phil winans on Mar 9, 2013

  12. Thanks for this one and the other one on the restart.been listening to alvin/tya since 1968 thanks to an older brother.He’ll definately be missed.Such a super talent!
    why does that guy always ramble so much?!!

    By btlfan on Mar 9, 2013

  13. Tunafan- darth doesn’t know about being professional, he’s a hobbyist! :-)

    By Dingus on Mar 10, 2013

  14. Why all this bile towards darth? Leave the dude alone already. He’s not hurting you, so mind your own business.

    By Rick on Mar 10, 2013

  15. Anyone know where the two bonus tracks are from?

    By Rick on Mar 10, 2013

  16. Thanks Darth for the info. I never thought I’d see the day I would take up for him, but a 1st time for everything I suppose. Great info. & I’m sure that we all have a ton of music stashed away. I know I sure do &, yes, I’ve listened to all it. Great to get this!

    By Starrwatts on Mar 10, 2013

  17. Welcome, Rick! Read the comments here:
    http://bigozine2.com/roio/?p=1258
    for a better perspective on darth.

    By Dingus on Mar 10, 2013

  18. Also these, Rick, they’re the latest.
    http://bigozine2.com/roio/?p=1379

    By Dingus on Mar 10, 2013

  19. Big O Amigos, thanks for the music. Will be good soudtrack for the drive home from the chili-supper and pie auction benefiting a school music program. Darth, thanks for the background info.

    For me the question is when somebody calls a recording soundboard, does that mean we are getting the feed that the record companies eventually use or refuse when considering making/mixing a live album or does that come from somewhere else?

    Thanks again,

    James

    By James on Mar 10, 2013

  20. JAMES , AN AUDIENCE RECORDING IS JUST THAT, SOMEONE IN THE AUDIENCE HAS A MIC AND IS RECORDING THE MUSIC FROM THE AIR, A SOUNDBOARD USUALLY MEANS THE SOUND MAN WHO IS DOING THE LIVE SOUND FOR THE BAND ALSO RUNS A RECORDING ODF THE PERFORMANCE, NOW THIS COULD BE USED IF IT IS ACCEPTABLE , MEANING GOOD SONIC QUALITY ETC, NO MISTAKES BLAH BLAH AND CAN STILL BE MIXED WITH STUDIO EFFECTS THEN TRANSFERRED TO A FINISHED PROODUCT FOR CONSUMERS.

    By DROPKICK SARGE on Mar 10, 2013

  21. Why all this bile towards darth? Leave the dude alone already. He’s not hurting you, so mind your own business
    RICK ITS NICE THAT YOU HAVE FEELINGS FOR THE
    ASSHOLE BUT YOU CAN BECOME ONE OF HIS FRIENDS AND EMAIL HIM ,NOT US OKAY? WE KNOW WHAT KIND OF A ROTTEN TURD HE IS. GO BACK AND READ HIS BULLSHIT AND DESPICABLE RANTS ABOUT THE YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN WHO HAVE FOUGHT FOR HIS COUNTRY . UNTIL THEN SHUT THE FUCK UP.

    By DROPKICK SARGE on Mar 10, 2013

  22. Sheesh, Dropkick, all I did was ask a simple question. No need to tell me to shut the fuck up. I read lots and lots of the comments on this site and it seems to me it may be more useful to each other as music fans to focus on just that: the music, not the personalities behind the rants. i don’t know any of you - for all I know, darth might live downstairs from me - but it just seems a little unnecessarily personal here sometimes. (Dingus, thank you for the links; I will look at them.)

    By Rick on Mar 10, 2013

  23. Rick, good for you. Agreed. I’ve tried to call for civility here, only to be trashed for doing so. Darth, to his credit, even warned me of the futility of trying.
    What’s that old truism? “If you want to die a violent death, preach pacifism”

    By lowendbill on Mar 10, 2013

  24. OK, Dingus, I read your links. Thank you for sending them, though I did not find actually them very interesting. It seems like darth is a fan of Israel (like millions and millions of others - me, I kind of agree w/ Roger Waters on that front), and he likes to take pictures of people like Steve Winwood and other celebs, and maybe even make a few bucks doing it (he’s right: magazines and newspapers need the photos).

    I say: whatever. Each to his or her own.

    Keepin’ my ear to the music,

    Rick

    By Rick on Mar 10, 2013

  25. tuna - very often partial soundboard recordings surface and thats all thats available for many many years. more often than not in fact most of the time..if there are both sbd and audience recordings of a show.. the aud version will be more complete. its very rare where the sbd copy that is in circulation is more complete than the aud copy. u know this to be true. why u are debating it or trying to tell me something u think i dont know.. i cant imagine.

    walter - why are u worried about what i do? do i really need to answer that?

    btlfan - because it takes more words to defend than to attack.

    rick and starr and james - ty very much. starr - not sure which info u enjoyed but if i wrote a book.. sigh. i have everything i type in here off the top of my head. if theres something u want to know anything about and i happen to know it.. ask.

    james - sometimes artists just record shows for their own collection and uses. not always for the purpose of putting out a live album. many people call fm brdcsts sbd or shows recorded for fm brdcst but transcribed to cd or lp often called a pre-fm.. a sbd.
    any patch that goes into the sbd itself (and sometimes these recordings suck) are called sbd. it mainly serves as the delineation from audience recordings. with various programs and equipment graphs and screens it can be determined if merely listening to a recording isnt enough to determine the source. there are some recordings out there that it is near impossible if not absolutely impossible for the human ear to tell if its a sbd or aud. there are techniques for establishing this.

    rick - i hope u got an understanding of what kind of people u are dealing with here. he doesnt know me. he doesnt think i have a right to my opinion and that only his should be expressed and others as long as u agree with him. if its politically correct and he feels the same way and its the popular way.. then he feels u are entitled to post those thoughts. if u dont agree with others like him for example.. then u shouldnt have the right to voice your thoughts or opinions. if u do.. like i did in this case.. he thinks its perfectly acceptable to attack u. this is the mindset of the individual u are dealing with. freedom of speech has no place in his world. the forum isnt only for those to say what he thinks is right but he seems to think its acceptable to attack me and jump on the bandwagon when others do. now the others u are seeing abuse attack and attempt to provoke me arent much better. these people are fascists and while theyll yell that they should have certain inalienable rights they dont think others should if they vary from what their thought process says. i do wish ppl would read the pages that these ppl and i use the term loosely.. try to get u to read. but read everything i say as well. look at the points im making or trying to. i dont ask that u agree with my thoughts on soldiers war etc. but when it comes to common sense and logic and fairplay i dont know how anyone can disagree. and fine.. u have the right to. but to attack me the way they do.. thats just mind numbing/boggling. ive tried to reason with these ppl for years. they refuse to listen. and u cant make people listen. there are none so blind as those who will not see.
    oh and one more thing.. can u keep it down up there? im trying to sleep.

    lowendbill - i believe in peace and i will fight for it every day. (wink)

    and finally.. rick - its not a case of which side i take on the roger waters / israel thing. they wanted u to see how i felt on american soldiers/wars etc. and its not so much a point of which side is right. its that they dont think i should have a right to think my way. they wanna do my thinking for me.

    By darth on Mar 10, 2013

  26. Hi Rick. Thanks for taking the time to go to the links I provided. Unfortunately, I made a mistake and posted the wrong link in my first comment. I apologize for that mistake, here’s the proper link.

    http://bigozine2.com/roio/?p=1263#comments

    No one wants to do darth’s thinking for him, as he claims above, he just doesn’t like it when people disagree with his opinions, as you’ll see in time.

    By Dingus on Mar 10, 2013

  27. Thanks for this one. Unfortunately it’s not one of the best TYA boots. I rather would recommend Live In Helsinki from 1969. Or Fillmore West 1968 (from Bill Graham’s Concert Vault). Bye Bye Speedfinger!

    By Tony on Mar 10, 2013

  28. RICK YOU ARE SETTING YOURSELF UP . DARTH WILL TURN ON YOU JUST LIKE HE HAS DONE WITH EVERYONE ELSE HERE. YOU`LL SEE.

    By DROPKICK SARGE on Mar 10, 2013

  29. JAMES SOMETIMES A SOUNDBOARD FEED WILL SOUND REALLY DRY , NO EFFECTS AND WAYOFF IN THE DISTANCE YOU MIGHT JUST BARELY HEAR AND I MEAN BARLEY A BIT OF AUDIENCE SOUND..THESE FEEDS ARE NORMALLY WHAT THE PERFORMER HEARS COMING THROUGH HIS OR HER MONITOR ON STAGE THEY ARE USUALLY VERY CLEAR BUT VERY “EMPTY” SOUNDING.

    By DROPKICK SARGE on Mar 10, 2013

  30. MY FAVOURITE LIVE TEN YEARS AFTER IS THE RECENTLY REDONE CD OF UNDEAD. I HAVE THE ORIGINAL ALBUM AND THIS NEW CD VERSION HAS TWICE THE TRACKS .IT REALLY LETS YOU HEAR THE BAND , QUITE OFTEN YOU`D NEVER KNOW THERE WAS A KEYBOARD IN THE LIVE RECORDINGS, WITNESS I`M GOING HOME FROM WOODSTOCK , YOU DON`T HEAR ANY ORGAN AT ALL, THIS UNDEAD ALSO LETS YOU HEAR HOW COMPLEX ALVIN`S FRETWORK IS , FAR ABOVE AND BEYONE HIS I`M GOING HOME ROCK AND ROLL VAMPS YOU HEAR A LOT MORE JAZZ INFLUENCE GUITAR WORK EVEN THE LENNY BREAU STYLINGS THAT RANDY BACHMAN USED SO SUCCESSFULL IN LATER RECORDINGS LIKE “BLUE COLLAR” .
    BUY IT, DON`T STEAL IT.!

    By DROPKICK SARGE on Mar 10, 2013

  31. some very good and interesting and useful information can be found on wikipedia u know. check out their page -
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ten_Years_After
    it will help with completing your collection and knowing what u need etc.

    btw.. when i said that they wanted to do my thinking for me. u misunderstood (as usual) what i said. they (or u if u think this is about u-lol) think that your way of thinking is correct and mine isnt. that i cant think for myself and express my opinions how i see fit. thats the problem. u need to allow people to think for themselves even if its different from what u think.
    and its not me who doesnt like when people disagree with my opinions. i couldnt care less. im not the one attacking others or calling them names when they ask questions. what im saying is that i expressed my opinion on the roger waters / bruce springsteen beacon theater performance page about war / soldiers etc. and people who didnt think i had a right to my opinion.. attacked me and how many months later is that still going on? i dont have a right to my opinion? im not the one who keeps trying to get people to hate others by linking them to comments made. i stand by what i said. i dont attack people who agree with other people even if theyre wrong. sure roger is wrong in his thoughts about israel. people who agree with him are also wrong. i dont attack people tho. i defend against their attacks. drop attacked rick. oddly he then warns him that i will do it. i have no reason to. i dont attack anyone. ever. one need only look at any page here and my comments and what theyre in response to.. to see that. blaming the victim of your attacks as the one responsible? are u serious? arent u ashamed and embarrassed?

    By darth on Mar 11, 2013

  32. “i dont attack anyone. ever.”

    u LIAR! what about ed saad?

    By barth on Mar 11, 2013

  33. darth here’s the link. LIAR!

    http://bigozine2.com/roio/?p=875

    this is possibly when your attacks on mr. saad began.

    By barth on Mar 11, 2013

  34. hey ed — can u not make this site your private blog please? thanks.
    no one really cares about your relationship with mary (whoever the fuck she is) or what cds u are trading with her or which items on this site u are downloading.

    HMMM DARTH ATTACKS ED SAAD BUT SAYS HE DOESN`T ATTACK PEOPLE. ED MENTIONS HIS G/FRIEND AND JUST LAST WEEK OUR HERO MENTIONS HIS EX-WIFE..POT MEET KETTLE.HILARIOUS BUT SUCH A LIAR.

    By DROPKICK SARGE on Mar 11, 2013

  35. i dont attack anyone. ever.

    bullshit. you took a good swipe at my late relative who was killed on d-day .
    you said he was an uneducated farm boy who dropped out of school and couldn`t find anything else to do other than to be ordered around by the army. you going to lie and deny that one asshole?

    By sluggo on Mar 11, 2013

  36. on a final note to u sluggo–
    in all likelihood.. your cousin flunked out of high school and couldnt get a job. he had no skills of any marketable value and had no means of support. no one was interested in hiring the stupid fuck and he had no real worthwhile purpose or much of a realistic set of goals on the horizon. blah blah blah..

    just in case you can`t find asshole.

    By sluggo on Mar 11, 2013

  37. “i expressed my opinion on the roger waters / bruce springsteen beacon theater performance page about war / soldiers etc. and people who didnt think i had a right to my opinion.. attacked me”

    If anyone scrolls down the thread below that darth is referring to, you’ll see that NO ONE says that he doesn’t have a right to his opinion. You’ll also see that he levels several attacks against other people here and soldiers in general. darth, your new friends deserve to see the real you. Arent u ashamed and embarrassed?

    http://bigozine2.com/roio/?p=1263#comments

    By Dingus on Mar 11, 2013

  38. Hey BigO — Thanks.

    Love the comments here — some even about the music too :-)

    Very grateful to those who provide these tunes. As BigO has said….buy some of the artists’ work in addition to these shows and everyone wins.

    Ex-soldier. Full-time music fan.

    By Jim in White Plains on Mar 11, 2013

  39. BTW, Track 9 “Somebody Calling” is from Alvin Lee’s first solo tour not TYA. A much better sounding version is contained on the “In Flight” CD reissue as a bonus track.

    By Johnny Kinkdom on Mar 12, 2013

  40. Question: was “I’d Love To Change The World” ever performed live? What a great song!

    By Elvislives on Mar 12, 2013

  41. Roadworks from 2005 cd2 has I`d Love to Change the World on it.

    By sluggo on Mar 13, 2013

  42. elvislives, the cd I mentioned does not have alvin Lee on guitar.
    Teh guitarist is his replacement , Joe Gooch.

    By sluggo on Mar 13, 2013

  43. Thankew Sluggo, thankewverymuch! I have seen several Ten Years After live recordings and always wondered why they never played what is probably their most popular and well-known (and still played on the radio) song “live”. I think the song also has some of the most soulful playing I’ve ever heard. I can’t think of any other instance in which a band never played their most well-known song “live” - even Mike Oldfield attempted “Tubular Bells” live. Anyone have any other examples?

    By Elvislives on Mar 13, 2013

  44. alvin lee live ohne filter
    http://voodoowagon.blogspot.ca/2013/03/alvin-lee-live-ohne-filter-1994.html

    By there is no darth on Mar 21, 2013

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    http://mbsy.co/cFPF

    By darth on Mar 23, 2013

  46. who wrote this for you “darth” those are not your words. you steal writing credits now?

    By there is no darth on Mar 23, 2013

  47. “Joe Bonamassa has almost single-handedly redefined the blues-rock genre and brought it into the mainstream.”

    Ever heard of Stevie Ray Vaughn? darth, did you get paid for this infomercial?? How about you, bigO??

    By Sock Puppet Alert! on Mar 23, 2013

  48. Now darth is spamming. What will he think of next?

    By Innocent Bystander on Mar 23, 2013

  49. i toured with srv and took pics of him at 111x shows from 83-90. i had seen him play in 81 before he released his first album at a small club in nyc. the next time i had a chance to see him he had the outlaws opening for him at the beacon theater in nyc. after that i traveled up and down the coast seeing him at as many shows as i could go to. i have many 1000s of pics of him including many 100s of off stage ones. my favorites are when he played the tiny club the lone star cafe with buddy guy and the nite before with albert collins. i was 2-3 feet away. i had to lean backwards over the bar to take pics because they were so close to me that i couldnt focus on them. the pics are extraordinary. i have several 100 recordings of stevie. but he isnt the topic here.

    i posted the blurb about joe and the link to dl that song for a reason. i want as many people to click that link and dl that song for free as possible. it is free officially by joe bonamassa. he gave me permission to offer it to yall. its on the new acoustic evening live from vienna austria. its 21 tracks long. its an amazing collection. i dont know if anyone of u has seen it. its also a dvd and its on some pbs stations too. its also on the palladia channel but many of u dont have that. i just wanted u to hear this one track which i had permission to offer u for free downloading.

    By darth on Mar 23, 2013

  50. i toured with srv

    liar. I asked clapton.

    By there is no darth on Mar 23, 2013

  51. “i toured with srv”

    Funny how that revelation was never made before, even in the other SRV posts on bigO.

    True, there is no darth.

    By Sock Puppet Alert! on Mar 23, 2013

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