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London 1971 [no label, 1CD]

BBC In Concert, London, UK; December 11, 1971. Very good soundboard (ripped from TV broadcast?).

This concert is a real find… There are barely any Jimmy Webb bootlegs, and only two official live albums. One is from 2007, and the other is from 1972 (”Live At The Royal Albert Hall”), but is only available as part of a box set. Furthermore, that 1972 concert was done with a full band and orchestra, whereas this recording is just Webb’s voice and his piano. In 1996, Webb released the album “Ten Easy Pieces,” in which he (finally!) played his most famous songs, and with just his voice and piano. It’s probably his most successful and acclaimed album. This is very much like that, except from 1971 when he was still writing his most famous songs, instead of decades later. One song here with a tentative title “Holy Cross” has never been officially released.

While I was looking around for other Webb videos from that time period, I found a YouTube video of Webb playing the song “One Of The Nicer Things” in 1968 for a TV show. It’s the only other live recording of any type I can find from the time period and it was done with just his voice and piano, so I added that in as a quasi bonus track. - From Albums That Should Exist blog.

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Track 01. All My Love’s Laughter 3:58
Track 02. By the Time I Get to Phoenix 4:07
Track 03. PF Sloan 4:51
Track 04. Wichita Lineman 2:11
Track 05. When Can Brown Begin 5:07
Track 06. Didn’t We 4:45
Track 07. Whistletown 4:56
Track 08. Hollywood Cross 3:04
Track 09. MacArthur Park 6:19
Track 10. Pocketful of Keys 5:30
11. Galveston - bonus - omitted*
Track 12. One of the Nicer Things - bonus 3:21
52 mins

* from Live At The Royal Albert Hall.

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  1. 15 Responses to “JIMMY WEBB - LONDON 1971”

  2. Thank you Big O Both John Stewart and Jimmy Webb in one week. Kinds makes me miss the old days when music was taken seriously! Thanks again

    By Roger S on Sep 15, 2022

  3. My theme song is “When Can Brown Begin”

    The flip side is “Anytime I Squat”

    By HHH on Sep 15, 2022

  4. OK, now seems like the opportune time for some live Pia Zadora!
    Whatdya say, Big O?

    By Yummy on Sep 15, 2022

  5. HHH was that really you or a name highjacker? Can’t hardly tell no more. They should all get what Joe Pesci gets

    By Derrick on Sep 16, 2022

  6. I get tons of pussy you dumb muddafucka! You mooks can only dream of what I get

    You should get what Spider got, you’re a fuckin’ mumbling stuttering little fuck. You know that?

    By Joe Pesci on Sep 16, 2022

  7. That really was me Derrick, but know what you mean about name hijackers.

    By HHH on Sep 16, 2022

  8. They shit their pants a lot?

    By Derrick on Sep 16, 2022

  9. Probably…

    By HHH on Sep 16, 2022

  10. Triple , don’t YOU shit your pants a lot ?

    By Derrick on Sep 16, 2022

  11. This dude is real big in the britches I heard . Got a big ole foot long hoagie in his trousers

    By ELU on Sep 16, 2022

  12. Who starts these rumors?

    By Jocko P on Sep 16, 2022

  13. Rumor has it Jimmy gots a Average Un

    By U L E on Sep 16, 2022

  14. Jimmy is dead you faggot

    By Derrick on Sep 16, 2022

  15. Hey Derrick, you know that I do. My laundry bill is huge.

    By HHH on Sep 16, 2022

  16. Derriere Im so glad your my boo

    By HHH on Sep 16, 2022

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