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Paris Bataclan 11.12.79

Steve Hillage

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Format: 2CD

Cat No: SMACD1273

Release Date:  23 February 2024

Label:  Madfish

Packaging Type:  Digipak

No of Units:  2

Barcode:  636551827324

Genres:  Rock  Pop-Rock  

  • Description

    STEVE HILLAGE & MADFISH ARE PROUD TO PRESENT 'PARIS BATACLAN 11-12-79', A RECENTLY RECOVERED RECORDING OF THE STEVE HILLAGE BAND FROM 12TH DECEMBER 1979 AT THE FAMOUS BATACLAN, PARIS ON DOUBLE CD FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER.

    "Merci! Bonsoir! On va s'amuser ce soir - Oui"

    (Thank you! Good evening! We're going to have some fun this evening - Yes)

    Addressing the audience in French throughout, 'Paris Bataclan 11.12.79' documents a sparkling & joyous performance from one of the 20th Century's guitar greats & his band: Miquette Giraudy - synthesiser, vocals; Andy Anderson - drums; Paul Francis - bass, vocals; Dave Stewart - guitar.

    Starting with the only version in Steve's archive of a live performance of 'Earthrise', the crystal clear & lovingly remastered tapes include never-before-heard versions of 19 tracks including 'The Fire Inside', '1988 Aktivator', 'The Glorious Om Riff', 'The Salmon Song' & 'Unidentified (Flying Being)'.

    With outstanding musicianship & songs sounding as fresh as the day they were played; these recordings plant you in the heart of the crowd - it's right up there with the best live releases from Steve Hillage. In Steve's own words, "The level of musical performance is pretty astonishing & my lead guitar performance is definitely at a peak - totally scorching in places."

    He's not wrong.

    The 100-minutes of music on 'Paris Bataclan 11.12.79' are presented in a 2CD, 6 panel digipak (with 12-page booklet including liner notes from Steve & previously unseen photography) & released on Madfish on 23rd February 2024.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Earthrise ( Live ) ( 05:09 )
      • 2. The Fire Inside ( Live ) ( 05:38 )
      • 3. 1988 Aktivator ( Live ) ( 02:17 )
      • 4. Crystal City ( Live ) ( 03:11 )
      • 5. Activation Meditation ( Live ) ( 01:14 )
      • 6. The Glorious Om Riff ( Live ) ( 05:45 )
      • 7. Day After Day ( Live ) ( 07:01 )
      • 8. Getting In Tune ( Live ) ( 03:53 )
      • 9. Palm Trees ( Love Guitar ) ( Live ) ( 04:50 )
      • 10. New Age Synthesis ( Unzipping The Zype ) ( Live ) ( 08:23 )
      • 11. Healing Feeling ( Live ) ( 03:22 )

      Disc 2

      • 1. Open ( Live ) ( 07:23 )
      • 2. Saucer Surfing ( Live ) ( 05:58 )
      • 3. Searching For The Spark ( Live ) ( 07:50 )
      • 4. Definite Activity ( Live ) ( 05:30 )
      • 5. It's All Too Much ( Live ) ( 07:21 )
      • 6. Castle In The Clouds ( Live ) ( 01:14 )
      • 7. The Salmon Song ( Live ) ( 07:22 )
      • 8. Unidentified ( Flying Being ) ( Live ) ( 06:32 )