Sunday, September 20, 2009

Al Di Meola - "Electric Rendezvous" with Hammer & Gadd - Painter's Mill Star Theatre, Owings Mills, Maryland, USA, February 3, 1982 [2CD][FLAC]

"Painter's Mill Star Theatre" was in the Baltimore suburbs. It was one of those theatre in the round joints, that had a rotating stage in the middle, although it never rotated for any of the shows I saw there. Being stationary likely made 20% - 25% of the seats unusable,as they would have been behind the stage, and the view obstructed. It had previously been known as "Painter's Mill Music Fair". I guess it held maybe a couple thousand folks.It burned to the ground years later. It was rumored that it had been torched for the insurance. This was the Electric Rendezvous tour, where Al finally brought along the superstar session musicians, who had performed on a lot of his early records. Jan Hammer opened the show with his group, and went down very well. His version of Hendrix' "Manic Depression" was a show stopper. This show was the night before the band recorded the live album, TOUR DE FORCE, in Philadelphia. While it was a good show, I personally thought the shows I saw in 1978 were better. I don't think this tour lasted too long, so I would imagine there aren't a lot of examples of it floating around. Enjoy!!!!

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Al Di Meola - guitars
Jan Hammer - keyboards
Steve Gadd - drums
Mingo Lewis - percussion
Anthony Jackson - bass
Victor Godsey - 2nd keyboards

Set List:

Disc One (42:01m):

01. God Bird Change
02. Egyptian Danza
03. Electric Rendezvous
04. Ritmo De La Noche
05. Elegant Gypsy Suite

Disc Two (44:18m):

01. Nena
02. Flight Over Rio
03. Crusin'
04. Race With Devil On Spanish Highway
05. Advantage

Length: 86:19 minutes

Format: FLAC

Enjoy !!!

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Dr. Fusion said...

Links coming soon...

Dr. Fusion said...

Download links:

Part 01
Part 02
Part 03
Part 04
Part 05
Part 06

Schmendrick. said...

Thanks for this Doc! I attended the 1982 Tower Theater show that led to Al's live album that year. Fantastic show. I have a question: have you ever come across any live recording of RTF's 1977 Musicmagic tour? Video or audio (other than the Columbia live set). They toured for nearly three months that year.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, jjp

Dr. Fusion said...

to Schmendrick

I'm not sure but I will check my archives and when I have it I will post it !