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9 May 2017

Paice Ashton Lord “BBC Radio 1 Live In Concert” 1977 UK Prog Rock








Paice Ashton Lord “BBC Radio 1 Live In Concert” 1977 UK Prog Rock
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Recorded live on 10th March 1977 at the Golders Green Hippodrome in London for the BBC's In Concert-series. Compiled and co-ordinated by Jo Murphy......

Recorded in 1977, on the tails of the post-Deep Purple supergroup's Malice In Wonderland album, this extremely well-recorded broadcast catches the trio (and friends) stretching out in directions that the album itself never managed. On vinyl, after all, PAL sounded constricted, forever teetering on the brink of a no-holds-barred jam, but never quite mustering the strength to leap in. On stage, however, the improvisational instincts that Paice and Lord had built their very reputations upon were given full rein to spread and stretch.
All but two songs from the album are included, and each is effortlessly superior to its studio counterpart -- "Ghost Story" is especially effective, while the funky motions that Malice hinted at explode into view. One cannot simply marvel at what was included in the band's live set, however; one should also applaud Paice Ashton Lord for what they didn't play. At a time when other ex-Deep Purple-ers were blithely grafting great swathes of that band's repertoire into their solo shows, PAL resolutely avoided even a hint of such things. (For Ashton fans, meanwhile, there's no "Resurrection Shuffle" either.)
The result is what could (and should) have been a whole new beginning for the three mainmen of PAL, and one of the best live albums you'll find anywhere in the Deep Purple family tree....... by Dave Thompson ......................

The album was originally released i 1997 on the Strange Fruit / Windsong label. So if you have the old release this one is really a waste of money. However if you don't and you are into the sound of Paice Ashton & Lord, which is a lot different to Deep Purple, then get a copy of this CD as it showcases great musicians in a live situation. If you want to see it on DVD look for Malice in Wonderland - Live.....By Elmer B. Rasmussen..............

Good item for those who loves or is interested in Lord's musical creativity in combining rock with classic, blues, jazz...
I can't say that I like it too much, but it was an experiment, it took place and it is good that one more track - Malice In Wonderland - appeared to be available for listening with clearly recognizable Lord's solo at the very end. This is the only new track in comparison with the previous CD issue like "BBC Radio 1. Live In Concert" from 1995. In addition you get (if you buy;-) a few pages of text about the group and some pictures. I do not regret the money spent, but I guess that it would be enough to have only one CD of this concert from the two......By Andrey Guskov ............

A the memories! Saw PAL a few weeks after this CD was recorded and Tony Ashton did a "Zappa" and fell in the Rianbow theatre's orchestra pit with the result he couldn't sing. That said he can't sing anyway but that somehow adds to the appeal of this disc.From memory there was only a few live dates so this CD really is special. Most of the tracks are from the Malice in Wonderland CD but sound really beefed up live particularly with the "uncredited" female vocals and brass section. Ian Paice desreves a special mention for some superb drums-the track "Ballad of Mr Giver" really groves along powered by Ian's drums. Overall then-loads of fun-the sound is good,the band are obviously enjoying themselves away from the pressures of DP,a fitting memento of a short lived DP offshoot that was probably never going to last or set the world on fire-but nevertheless hugely enjoyable. (And it doesn't really matter that Tony can't sing-honest!)......By R. Rae..................

Paice Ashton Lord was a short-lived British rock band featuring Deep Purple band members Ian Paice and Jon Lord with singer Tony Ashton. The band was formed in 1976, released its only album in 1977 and broke up in 1978.

Recorded in 1977, on the tails of the post-Deep Purple supergroup's Malice In Wonderland album, this extremely well-recorded broadcast catches the trio (and friends) stretching out in directions that the album itself never managed. On vinyl, after all, PAL sounded constricted, forever teetering on the brink of a no-holds-barred jam, but never quite mustering the strength to leap in. On stage, however, the improvisational instincts that Paice and Lord had built their very reputations upon were given full rein to spread and stretch.

All but two songs from the album are included, and each is effortlessly superior to its studio counterpart – "Ghost Story" is especially effective, while the funky motions that Malice hinted at explode into view. One cannot simply marvel at what was included in the band's live set, however; one should also applaud Paice Ashton Lord for what they didn't play. At a time when other ex-Deep Purple-ers were blithely grafting great swathes of that band's repertoire into their solo shows, PAL resolutely avoided even a hint of such things. (For Ashton fans, meanwhile, there's no "Resurrection Shuffle" either.)

The result is what could (and should) have been a whole new beginning for the three mainmen of PAL, and one of the best live albums you'll find anywhere in the Deep Purple family tree................

Personnel:
Bass – Paul Martinez
Drums – Ian Paice
Guitar – Bernie Marsden
Keyboards – Jon Lord
Vocals, Keyboards – Tony Ashton

Tracklist
A Ghost Story 4:14
On The Road Again 5:07
Silas And Jerome 3:25
Arrabella 4:15
The Ballad Of Mr. Giver 7:13
I'm Gonna Stop Drinkin' 4:45
Steamroller 5:10
Remember The Good Times 6:12
Sneaky Private Lee 7:11

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