Al Stewart - live in Pawtucket

Live in Pawtucket 1978

Al Stewart


  1. (fade in) On the Border
  2. Soho (Needless To Say)
  3. Midas Shadow
  4. Broadway Hotel
  5. If It Doesn't Come Naturally, Leave It
  6. Time Passages
  7. One Stage Before
  8. Life in Dark Water
  9. Roads to Moscow
  10. Sirens Of Titan
  11. Palace Of Versailles
  12. Valentina Way
  13. Year of the Cat
  14. Pink Panther Theme
  15. Song on the Radio

Recorded at the Leroy Theatre Pawtucket, Rhode Island, 4 November 1978; this master audience recording was taped by Dan Lampinski. He was caught taping, and the last song, probably "Carol", is missing.  The entire show fits on one CD.

Dan Lampinski recorded over 100 concerts in the Providence / Boston area, mostly between 1974 and 1978. His earliest recordings were made with an internal microphone deck, and though they are somewhat lo-fi compared to his later work, some very great moments in rock history were captured for posterity. In late 1974 he bought a Sony TC-152SD tape recorder, a Sony ECM-99 stereo microphone, and began using Maxell cassettes. He was also fortunate enough to have a friend who provided excellent taping seats for many shows, resulting in high quality recordings.

In 1977, he switched over to a Nakamichi 550 tape recorder, two Nakamichi CM-300 microphones, and continued using Maxell cassettes. He recorded many of the major 70's bands: Yes, Genesis, Pink Floyd, Queen, Blue Oyster Cult, Frank Zappa, Jethro Tull, ELP, Kiss, Black Sabbath, The Who, Al Stewart, Alice Cooper, Jeff Beck, Bruce Springsteen, Supertramp, Jean-Luc Ponty, Moody Blues, Neil Young, The Faces, Rush, Rick Wakeman, Kansas, as well as several "under the radar" acts.

The source of this disc says "Since Dan never traded copies of his recordings, they are all essentially uncirculated. Some copies were made for friends, but these releases are the first time most of these recordings have ever seen the light of day, and are direct from his master cassettes. No EQ'ing has been done to any of the transfers. Feel free to EQ, matrix, patch, etc and re-post if you like, just give Dan credit for the original recording. Dan was very meticulous about taking good care of his tapes and is very pleased that these recordings will now circulate among the trading community."

"Please honour his kindness and generosity by sharing these recordings freely. Always remember - the more generous you are with your music, the more it comes back to you. Kev & Carl June 2009"

To conform to Dan's wishes, rather than sell copies of this disc, I'll happily exchange it for any Al Stewart CD I don't already have - alternatively, send me a blank CD and return postage, and I'll burn one for you [But if there's big demand, it may take a while!] - Andrew