Thursday, April 13, 2017

McGuinn, Clark & Hillman – Long Beach 1978

McGuinn, Clark & Hillman – Long Beach 1978

Terrace Theater, Long Beach, California - May 20, 1978

Roger McGuinn (guitar, vocals)
Chris Hillman (guitar, vocals)
Gene Clark (guitar, vocals)

1. Don't You Write Her Off (3:09)
2. Release Me Girl (3:55)
3. Train Leaves Here This Morning (3:54)
4. Crazy Ladies (3:24)
5. Chestnut Mare (6:27)
6. Mr Tambourine Man (6:07)
7. Feelin' Higher (4:10)
8. Lover Of The Bayou (3:15)
9. You Ain't Going Nowhere (5:05)
10. Turn Turn Turn (3:52)
11. Knockin' On Heaven's Door (4:08)
12. So You Want To Be A Rock 'n' Roll Star (2:57)
Eight Miles High (5:56)
14. Bye Bye Baby (4:52)
15. Coming Events Announcements (0:52)

Artwork Included (front, back)


Rocking--Byrd said...

Edwin Deas said...

Thanks Rocking-Byrd.
I have not seen this one.

James Kelly said...

Rocking--Byrd Thank you sir I did not have this one until now.



david said...

Thank you very much, RB. Had never seen this one.

Steve said...

A very pleasant listen. I remember seeing MCH in San Diego around this time--it was basically an acoustic concert, except for McGuinn's Rickenbacher. Each one did three songs solo at first, and then some old Byrds songs and maybe a couple of new ones, I don't remember very well. Hillman played mandolin throughout; it was a very intimate, satisfying performance. This concert is more electrified, but still very well performed. They were obviously in the process of preparing their new record, and there are some early versions from that album here. It's a shame that Crazy Ladies never got onto any of their two records (the last one was without Clark)--a very moody song, with great jazzy instrumental breaks from McGuinn. The vocals are fine, although occasionally Hillman's high harmony is not so obvious. Gene Clark does a lot of the inter-song chatter, and he is far better than Crosby was. Or McGuinn, for that matter, when he was with the later Byrds. Hillman says practically nothing, and really doesn't contribute any new material to this concert--unlike the first album, where he supplies four songs. I've liked all of the MCH concerts you've provided, and find them much more satisfying than the albums. Thanks for this and any others you might have lying around (hint hint).

dino said...

Thanks a million RB. I remember I saw them at the Golden Bear in Huntington Beach a long time ago...