July 8, 2015 – 3:53 pm

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London 1972 [no label, 1CD]

BBC Television Theatre, London, UK; September 1972. In Concert, BBC 2 TV. Very good audio.

In the wake of CSNY’s success in the late ’60s and early ’70s, all four members recorded high-profile solo albums. In 1972, Stephen Stills teamed up with ex-Byrd Chris Hillman to form the band Manassas. Their self-titled double album was a mixture of rock, country, blues, bluegrass and Latin music divided into different sections.

Thanks to original taper, DimeTravel and kneesfudd for sharing the tracks at Lossless Legs.

kneesfudd’s notes:

- VERY fine and absolutely steady, mono, slightly flat quality.
- Warts: SLIGHT TV speaker buzz/hum thruout (lowered on this Mk2 version using lite NR). Fixed most every dullspot and dropout but mighta missed a couple. #1,2,13 each have a split second tape lag.
- DIFFERENT source tape than “From Bull Run To Culpepper” CD. This is NON-boot, steadier quality (esp. the Mk2 version) and 2 minutes longer.

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Recording Information: BBC Two TV mono original broadcast > unknown reel-to-reel recorder > master reel > 1st generation Maxell XLII-90 cassette, Dolby B on.

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. Fallen Eagle 2:00 (3.4MB)
Track 02. You’re Still On My Mind 2:14 (3.7MB)
Track 03. Sugar Babe 5:19 (8.9MB)
Track 04. Pensamiento 2:49 (4.7MB)
Track 05. Change Partners 3:24 (5.7MB)
Track 06. Know You Got To Run 5:29 (9.2MB)
Track 07. Word Game 5:14 (8.8MB)
Track 08. Both Of Us (Bound To Lose) 1:56 (3.3MB)
Track 09. Love The One You’re With 2:48 (4.7MB)
Track 10. Right Now 3:38 (6.1MB)
Track 11. Anyway 5:45 (9.7MB)
Track 12. Daylight Again 4:51 (8.2MB)
Track 13. Find The Cost Of Freedom 2:06 (3.5MB)
Track 14. outro 0:16 (451k)
48 mins

Stephen Arthur Stills - guitars, piano, vocals
Christopher “Chris” Hillman - guitars, mandolin, vocals
Albert “Al” Perkins - pedal steel guitar, vocals
Calvin “Fuzzy” Samuel - electric bass
Paul Harris - keyboards
Dallas Woodrow Taylor Jr - drums
Joseph “Joe” Lala - congas, percussion, vocals

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  1. 7 Responses to “MANASSAS - LONDON 1972”

  2. Thanks again BigO. Manassas was a great band of top musicians. Great songwriting too.Stills at one of his peaks.

    By Stig on Jul 8, 2015

  3. Very good interpretations of the songs,all the best
    of manassas and stephen stills!
    thank you so much :)

    By easy on Jul 8, 2015

  4. what happened to Manassas, what brought about the end?

    By sluggo on Jul 9, 2015

  5. Thanks….was lucky to see 4 nights of Manassas as an usher at Berkeley Community Theatre around this time or earlier.

    By russ on Jul 9, 2015

  6. Hey Sluggo - are you serving up a softball for Darth?
    Now I wasnt there - didnt take any pictures or talk to any of them myself mind you.

    I think that what happened to Manassas is that is was just part of all the drama that is CSN&Y.
    Too many stars and egos, too many stars, too many record companies and too much money. Not to mention in all likelihood a good bit booze, sex, drugs and rock and roll.
    Put CSN&Y in a pot, add in Souther Hillman and Furay, add a dash of a Byrds Reunion and Manassas - as good as they were - probably didn’t stand a chance.

    By dwight on Jul 9, 2015

  7. Hey Russ - I saw one of those shows in Berkeley … but I sure don’t remember it as a four-night run. That’s age for ya…

    By Jonathan King on Jul 9, 2015

  8. sluggo- dwight is correct the sordid details are here:

    thanks bigO its a good show.

    By barth on Jul 9, 2015

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