Tuesday, November 15, 2011

TPR CD 004 - Supertramp - 1977-11-10 - Queen Mary College


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Dr. Forrester said...

SUPERTRAMP - Queen Mary College 1977
[ This Place Records TPR CD 004 ]

London, Queen Mary College, 10Nov77

1. Give A Little Bit
2. Bloody Well Right
3. Lady
4. From Now On
5. Babaji
6. Poor Boy
7. Dreamer
8. Another Man's Woman
9. Hide In Your Shell
10. Fool's Overture

1,3,5,8: WW1 Superstar Concert Series #93-29 (pre-FM CD)
4,7,10: WW1 Superstar Concert Series #98-23 (pre-FM CD)
2: WW1 BBC Classic Tracks #93-01 (pre-FM CD)
6: London Wavelength BBC Rock Hour #343 (pre-FM LP)
9: BBC4 TV broadcast 10Nov06


This release is the result of a team work and would not have
been possible without the help and generosity of PaulHarald,
who provided most of the pre-FM sources for this project.
So thanks again, PaulHarald, for your help and patience!

This concert from Queen Mary College was taped by the BBC
on November 10, 1977, and broadcast various times, in both
radio and TV formats. Several FM recordings surfaced, but
usually in an incomplete form and very often mixed with
tracks from another concert at London's Hammersmith Odeon,
recorded on March 9, 1975.

Several transcription CDs were produced for radio stations
by Westwood One during the 1990s, with superb stereo pre-FM
quality. The main problems of these radio CDs are that none
of them featured the complete 1977 BBC recording, and that
tracks from the Hammersmith 1975 show were included too,
creating big confusion (DJs talking on the Westwood One CDs
usually announce all songs as being from the Queen Mary
College concert, while about half of them are actually from

The purpose of this release was to compile all the known
Queen Mary College recordings in order to have the most
complete version of the concert, with the best possible
sound quality.

Almost all the tracks are directly taken from the Westwood
One pre-FM CDs, with some exceptions:

- Poor Boy was not available in CD format, so the version
presented here was taken from a BBC transcription LP
("Rock Hour #343"). There was also the possibility to take
it from the TV broadcast versions, but all TV broadcasts
of that concert have a mono mix. So the stereo version
from the BBC LP was preferred.

- On CD, the reprise at the end of Lady was edited out, so
the BBC Rock Hour LP was used for this last part of the

- Hide In Your Shell only surfaced on 10Nov06, when BBC4 TV
did a special 30 minute rebroadcast of the concert, with
this track as a nice surprice at the end (never broadcast

- All the pre-FM versions of Bloody Well Right (on CD and
LP) have 2 edits: one at the end of the keyboard intro,
and another during the ending instrumental section with
saxophone solo. Therefore, the version presented here
comes mainly from CD, with 2 patches taken from the
(complete but mono) version on the TV broadcast.

As a companion to this CD, This Place Records recommend the
DVD version (TPR DVD 003) with superb video and, for the
very first time, stereo sound!