June 7, 2013 – 4:59 am

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Demos [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco, CA; April 9, 1968. Very good to excellent soundboard.

To promote their Live At The Fillmore ‘68 (out July 2, 2013), ’60s psychedelic rockers It’s A Beautiful Day are offering four demo and one live tracks as free downloads on their site.

Thanks to hanwaker who shared the tracks at Dime.

Uploader’s notes:

This was seen at It is a free giveaway to promote an upcoming release and yes… it is kept deep in the dungeons of the WWW. The soon to be released “Live at the Fillmore” features a setlist which doesn’t match any of the 68 tapes in circulation but a compilation from the four circulating shows does include all the songs on the planned disc.

Myshadow posted the following comment at Dime:

Listening to these has [David] LaFlamme doing the demo intros, all first takes, and no guitar. which has these dominated by keyboards incredible violin. amazing stuff. Wasted Union Blues is completely different.  These may be first takes but it’s clear they know what they are playing. I have a recording from the Matrix from ‘67 (I think Davmar may have been the source) that sounds more like these demos, it was before there was a guitar in the band. THANK YOU FOR THIS!

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. Intro/GIrl With No Eyes (8.8MB)
Track 02. Bulgaria (19.4MB)
Track 03. Countryside (9.7MB)
Track 04. Wasted Union Blues (16.0MB)
Track 05. White Bird San Francisco - Avalon Ballroom 1968 (13.7MB)

There are no details as to where and when the demos were recorded.

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  1. 29 Responses to “IT’S A BEAUTIFUL DAY - DEMOS”

  2. thanks, bigO!

    By NAMoosedog on Jun 7, 2013

  3. White bird… in a golden cage alone… This song always makes me wanna cry… I have never managed to listen to the whole of it yet…

    By Theo on Jun 7, 2013

  4. White bird… in a golden cage alone… This song always makes me wanna cry… I have never managed to listen to the whole of it yet…

    try it with a hankie.

    By dropkick sarge on Jun 7, 2013

  5. yo Theo… better avoid “tonights the night” “tecumsah valley” “stones in my passway” “louise” and “candle in the wind” bro.

    By barth on Jun 7, 2013

  6. or shenandoah, shannon,or alone again naturally.


    By dropkick sarge on Jun 7, 2013

  7. or “billy don’t be a hero” “honey” and “runaround sue” …snuffle…

    By barth on Jun 7, 2013

  8. you forgot macarthurs park barth, i pine for that cake.

    By dropkick sarge on Jun 7, 2013

  9. ill never have that recipe again. oh noooooooooooooooooo

    By barth on Jun 7, 2013

  10. another one that would bring a tear to a glass eye is red sovine`s teddy bear….gulp..

    By dropkick sarge on Jun 7, 2013

  11. Was at their show the same tour at The Fab Forum, in L.A. when they opened for Jethro. Great stuff. THANX………….

    By Timmy on Jun 7, 2013

  12. dont forget “valarie” by jackie and the starlites

    By barth on Jun 8, 2013

  13. the version of white bird on the last days of the fillmore is one of their best.

    By darth on Jun 8, 2013

  14. the version of white bird on the last days of the fillmore is one of their best.

    according to whom, wikipedia?

    By mister info on Jun 8, 2013

  15. mister info, do you sit in the basement at your mothers house and wait for Darth to post a comment? Geez..get a life already

    By nubious on Jun 8, 2013

  16. ok guys…are you quite finished with expressing disrespect for my sensitivities ? Shame on you !

    By Theo on Jun 8, 2013

  17. So everyone, will it be Frankie Lymon’s “Goody, Goody”, or The Magic Lantern’s “Shame, Shame”?

    By 5yrsnojob on Jun 8, 2013

  18. Theo-When a song can touch your emotions like that it is a sure sign of the artist reaching the height of their abilities. The way true music should reach you. As an art form. I won’t listen to Lou Reeds Berlin or Floyd’s Final Cut because they are just too depressing. Never listen to Hot Burrito #1 after breaking up with your High School sweetheart.Gram Parsons gut wrenching singing will tear your heart out. And The Byrds’ Welcome Back Home gives me chills it’s so haunting. People who have never felt these emotions just aren’t listening. For them there is pop music.

    By sking on Jun 8, 2013

  19. theo..we were just havin` fun..if you aren`t touched by music, well …
    and you know seems you took all the ribbing in stride..good on you bro!

    By dropkick sarge on Jun 8, 2013

  20. actually Theo, you’ve hit the nail on the head. A lot of people aren’t here for the music at all. Having to weather unwarranted snarky cheap shots is the price paid for valuable and free music. Post at your own risk.

    By lowendbill on Jun 8, 2013

  21. Cats in the Cradle gets to me, I’m divorced and with my kids not living with me I missed alot of things that I can never get back. Even getting them on the weekends, I missed first steps, first words..etc. Now my daughter is grown, married and has a one year old daughter. She is a caregiver for an elderly woman and goes to nursing school. Never really liked the song growing up, but now the lyrics have meaning.

    By nubious on Jun 8, 2013

  22. “you’ve hit the nail on the head.”

    i feel the pain of that nail

    By snarky cheap shot on Jun 8, 2013

  23. aw lowendbill we love the music we were just having fun.
    Theo seemed to take it pretty good.

    By dropkick sarge on Jun 8, 2013

  24. undo that panty bunch because fer the most part the music here isn`t worth the bandwidth anyhow.its a beautiful day,david bowie ,abc ?
    tripe for pop groupies.

    By snakebelly on Jun 8, 2013

  25. Is Angels and Animals only on the Carnegie Hall album? One of my favorites.

    By David on Jun 8, 2013

  26. great stuff here lately-keep it’s a beautifulday,david bowie and abc comin’

    Great selections,bigo!

    By joe psycho on Jun 9, 2013

  27. aaah… allright guys… I was only half joking about the ‘’shame on you” bit, you know…but trully the thought of jailed birds depresses me…

    By Theo on Jun 10, 2013

  28. to d/l a free wav version of this release…


    By I-) on Jun 11, 2013

  29. “Seasons In The Sun” makes my lip twitch!

    By Elvislives on Jun 14, 2013

  30. elvislives, have you ever heard the flip side of seasons in the sun, it`s called “put the bone in” you can hear it on youtube

    By sluggo on Jun 14, 2013

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