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Live In Texas - October 6th 1973

Captain Beyond Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (29 July 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Cleopatra Records
  • ASIN: B00BY8DEJ6
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 211,845 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Intro 1:380.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Distant Sun 4:520.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Dancing Madly Backwards (On a Sea of Air) 5:330.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Armworth 1:410.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Myopic Void 4:230.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Drifting in Space 4:040.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Pandora's Box (It's War) 8:530.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Thousand Days of Yesterday 1:320.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Frozen Over 4:280.89  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Guitar Solo 6:390.89  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Mesmerization Eclipse 2:380.89  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Drum Solo12:50Album Only
Listen13. Mesmerization Eclipse (Reprise) 2:350.89  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Stone Free 5:220.89  Buy MP3 

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By M.G.A
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Although they never achieved the level of success that their talents deserved, Captain Beyond still left one heck of a footprint on the '70s rock landscape for those willing enough to track it down.
This recording features the original line-up of Rod Evans (ex-Deep Purple) on vocals, Larry "Rhino" Reinhardt (ex-Iron Butterfly) on lead guitar, Lee Dorman (ex-Iron Butterfly) on bass, and Bobby Caldwell (ex-Johnny Winter) on drums.
From the outset I should point out that the sound quality is strictly 'bootleg' only, so much so that Rhino's guitar is barely audible during the beginning of opening track 'Distant Sun', although this fault is rectified somewhat as the track progresses.
The band play a selection of tracks from the two albums they had made up to this point - 1972s 'Captain Beyond' and 1973s 'Sufficiently Breathless' - as well as two previously unavailable tracks, 'Pandora's Box' (a slow-burning, atmospheric, spoken-word piece which eventually hurtles towards rock meltdown) and 'Stone Free' (a Jimi Hendrix cover which closes the show).
Sound limitations notwithstanding, the band are on fine form throughout, making this an essential purchase for CB diehards, although the first-time buyer would be advised to check out their three classic albums first.
There are, of course, typically 'seventies' moments to be found, such as Caldwell's thirteen minute drum solo or Rhino's (much shorter) guitar interlude.
Yes, it sounds as rough as the term 'bootleg' implies, but nevertheless, this 60-minute+ CD is a priceless snapshot of this amazing band at the peak of their powers, although as I said earlier, this CD is for the dedicated few. Become one of them. Then try this.
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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars "Official" release of fan club release (and it sounds like one) of Captain Beyond's 1973 show opening for King Crimson 22 May 2013
By Wayne Klein - Published on
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With a name like Captain Beyond you'd expect goofy music. You'd be wrong. The band's first two albums are important rock albums that defy categorization.

So it was with some excitement that I preordered "Live in Texas, October 6, 1973" as it sounded like it might be a soundboard or professionally recorded performance based on the description for when they opened for King Crimson.

It sounds like a 70's bootleg. Don't expect sound board quality.

According to the label website this was originally released as a fan club only release which suggests it's a tape source although it was also bootlegged. For what it is, it isn't bad but it could be better. Still, given the limited material this band put out, it will be essential for hardcore fans.

It may be from a tape prepared for members of their fan club but "Live in Texas" sounds like a 1970's bootleg recording. It's not horrible sounding but also don't expect a great sounding live recording.

The song selection though is exceptionally good pulling from both albums that the band recorded before Rod Evans quit (again)and Captain Beyond folded (until their 1977 album Dawn Explosion featuring new vocalist Willy Daffern released in 1977).

I'm not sure what the source is for the CD (it doesn't state if it was pulled from a tape that Bobby Caldwell owns in the notes that I recall or if it's pulled from vinyl) or who mastered it as it isn't credited.

The booklet is quite nice with extensive comments from drummer Bobby Caldwell (Rhino and Dorman passed away last year and Rod Evans disappeared from music after the faux Deep Purple lawsuit not to be heard from again due to the results of that trial among other things.Caldwell didn't appear on the second Captain Beyond album which has drummer Martin Rodriguez appearing in his place but Caldwell did appear on the third studio album)
the only member able to share his insights.

Beyond the drum and guitar solos the only previously unreleased track is a cover of Hendrix's "Stone Free" as their closing number.

This is nice to have but isn't essential unless you are a hardcore fan. Although the sound quality is so-so (again, it sounds like a typical 1970's bootleg), as a document of what this band was capable live, it's a nice album to have.

I'd rather see the vaults raided for any outtakes or better recorded shows in the future.
18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sufficiently Live Beyond 30 May 2013
By Rich - Published on
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Yep, the mix here could be better. I think Rhino's guitar suffers the most early in this recording - but then does seem to get better. The other not-so-cool points I'll mention is there are a few unusually long breaks in the proceedings which interrupt the flow of the show where the band addresses some on-stage equipment problems. Some of this could have been edited out, I think. Too, there is a 13-minute drum solo in the middle of Mesmerization Eclipse - which gets a bit... tedious. This is a raw recording...indeed, a "bootleg" as some say. Should you buy it? Well, if you're like me and you recognize the genius of this band - and you're looking for something additional to play because you're burning out on "Captain Beyond" and the 2nd album "Sufficiently Breathless" - then I say yeah, get it. You won't be disappointed. Two new tracks here: the spoken word "Pandora's Box" and a sweet encore of Hendrix's "Stone Free"... I was not hip to Captain Beyond in '73 (though I was a big Iron Butterfly fan at the time) - so, I consider this a rare and rather tripped out little time machine I can take back to the evening of October 6th, 1973...Arlington Texas...The band sounds tight, happy and smokin' hot - while an ecstatically stoned, young crowd blows reefer smoke toward the stage. I'd go back to this time in a heartbeat if I could...So, barring some sort of astral projection-type time travel or extremely heavy hallucinogenic assistance - " Captain Beyond - Live In Texas" is the next best way to enjoy that journey.
30 of 34 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Bootleg 21 May 2013
By John P. Irwin - Published on
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WARNING- This is a re-issue of an old bootleg recording from years ago. When I bought that bootleg years ago I was disappointed but I knew it was bootleg when I purchased it. I wish somewhere this would have said, that this was that old reoording of poor quality. If you are really into Captain Beyond and have to own all recordings, then buy this. But if you are looking for somthing of quality, pass on it
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Unlistenable 6 July 2013
By Joe Scheuer - Published on
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I made the mistake of preordering this. This is a very poor bootleg. The taper seems to be continually moving the mic while recording so the audio quality varies throughout. But the variation is only from poor to completely unlistenable. It was unbearable. I couldn't even finish it. As a fan of this extraordinary band from the beginning I have waited decades to hear them live. This is an unworthy testament to the band. They, and we, deserve better.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great Music poor production values 15 Jun 2013
By G. E. Williams - Published on
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Right around my birthday this year, Amazon sent me an email informing me that one ove my all time favorite groups from the early '70s was releasing a live album from a 1973 concert. I was so excited! However, if you are a Captain Beyond fan, you will be a tad disappointed in the quality of the recording, or at least I was! I think that the quality of the recording on Youtube are actually better than on this CD, but that's just me.

If you don't know Captain Beyond... you owe it to yourself to go buy the original studio album from this short lived super~group! Captain Beyond
If you like or are unfamiliar with the idea of a "Concept Album" or the golden age of "Album Rock" treat yourself... You won't be sorry
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