Atomic Rooster 1970/71

Atomic Rooster - Live And Raw 70/71

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Live 1970 (Paris Theatre, London) Friday The 13th - Gershatser - Winter - Shabaloo
Live 1971 (Paris Theatre, London) Sleeping For Years - V.U.G. - Tomorrow Night - I Can't Take No More

The unashamed rawness of these recordings is more than compensated by rarity value. Here we have the only existing "live" recordings of the classic 1970 Atomic Rooster line-up featuring Vincent Crane, legendary drummer Carl Palmer (later with ELP) and the similarly legendary guitar player and lead singer John Du Cann who has not only supplied the recordings but overseen the whole project.

The early history of Atomic Rooster is well chronicled on the companion Angel Air release "First Ten Explosive Years" (SJPCD038). This CD features material first broadcast by the BBC and compered by John Peel who was an early admirer of the band.

The second half of the CD features the 1971 line-up now with Paul Hammond on drums and features the breakthrough single "Tomorrow Night".

Packaged with extensive sleeve notes based on John Du Cann's own recollections, this Angel Air release  is a true archive recording and an important document of a significant prog-rock band of the early seventies.