Saturday, March 12, 2011

Stomu Yamashta's Go - Europe 1976


01 Ghost Machine 7.42m #
02 Surf Spin 6.33m #
03 Time Is Here 7.32m #
04 Winner-Loser 5.00m #
05 Crossing The Line 15.53m #
06 Make Up Your Mind And Go 9.57m [unreleased]

# from the Go album

Lineup
Stomu Yamashta - percussion & synthesizer
Klaus Schulze - "space machine"
Al Di Meola - guitar
Steve Winwood - keyboards and vocals
Michael Shrieve - drums

plus
Pat Thrall [?] - guitar
Jerome Rimson [?] - bass
Brother James - congas
Karen Freedman - backing vocals

Stomu Yamashta's Go
Europe 1976 [SEIDR 026]
Live at Royal Albert Hall [?], London, England, May 29, 1976.

A relic from the prog-rock years, Stomu Yamashta’s Go was quite a superstar band of its time in 1976. It had Steve Winwood, dragged out from hibernation following the collapse of Traffic, Michael Shrieve the drummer from Santana, Al DiMeola the hot guitarist from Chick Corea’s Return To Forever and the German electronic musician Klaus Schulze [Tangerine Dream, Ash Ra Temple]. How on earth they all gathered to report to work under Japanese jazz-rocker Stomu Yamashta is probably buried under a mountain of mouldy UK music weeklies.

This concert, said to be recorded on May 29, 1976 at London’s Royal Albert Hall, was probably the first public performance of Go. Nobody is certain whether this date or venue is correct. This recording appeared in the late '80s/early '90s on a bootleg label Kiss Deluxe. They claimed the year as 1976 in Europe. Hardly helpful but the sound quality is exceptional and from the stereo soundboard.

8 comments:

marram62 said...

http://www.mediafire.com/?0r7dsdurp505b80

pinkpressthreat said...

Can't wait to hear this - sounds fascinating! Cheers ;)

Anonymous said...

Hello,
It was a strange group and a strange album I didn't know I could ever find some live recodings of it. Many thanks for sharing.
Best regards,
drogos

peskypesky said...

well, i'm listening to the first track and its rocking like a mofo...and Al Di Meola is tearing it up!

Anonymous said...

This Concert was at the Lyceum Ballroom in London, England. I was there. The date I cannot confirm although it was in 76.

Divine Light Control said...

GO is some of the best music from Yamashta. Can't wait to hear this. And for those who don't know Yamashta go searching for more music. It's worth the searching. Thank you.

Light Pourer said...

Thank you so, SO much for posting this, I never in a million years expected to be able to hear this band live. This is one of the rarest gems I've seen so far on t'internet, brilliant. Thanks a million.

Light.
(~*~)

ethiessen1 said...

The concert was definitely at the Royal Albert Hall,
London, England, May 29, 1976, verified by
http://www.stevewinwood.com/news/1403 &
http://catalogue.royalalberthall.com/Record.aspx?src=CalmView.Performance&id=_Fameazowk_Xid&pos=1
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