You know when I said there where only a precious few recordings of the original 10CC line up? Well, I'm absolutely delighted to say that here's another one.
After reading my gushing prose about 10CC, the lovely ZED (a man who I have never met, but I am absolutely confident is a warm and wonderful human being) dropped me a line along the lines of, 'Oh, I've got a recording of the band from '75...wanna put it on the blog?" After careful consideration of .01 of a microsecond, I replied in the affirmative.
I waited a week. A long week. It arrived. I played the two CDs...and it was good. It needed a bit of audio tweeking as one channel of the mono recording was noticeably quieter and hissier than the other, but considering it's 36 years old, and recorded on this:
...I don't think it's half bad. The set is very similar to the
gig, but 'Une Nuit A Paris' is in the main set. There's a tape flip during 'I'm Not In Love' and there's a partial PA failure during 'Une Nuit...' - check out the rather bemused crowd... There's also a little confusion over the date - the ticket (thoughtfully included by the lovely Zed) says Dec 4th, but all the listings I've found say it was Dec 5th - go figure. Santa Monica
I've included a bit of fairly basic artwork.
Here's a sample (I've given up on those MP3 players - I couldn't find one that didn't completely gum up the page, so here's a minimal movie, soundtracked by 'Silly Love')Part 1
10CC: Live at The Tower Theater, Upper Darby, Philadelphia 05 12 75
Old Wild Men
Second Sitting For The Last Supper
Une Nuit A Paris
I'm Not In Love
Ships Don't Disapper In The Night (Do They)
The Film Of My Love
Worst Band In The World
Art For Arts Sake
Wall Street Shuffle