Thursday, June 11, 2015

Leo Sayer Live at the Trenton War Memorial: TOMORROW


Leo Sayer performs TOMORROW live at the Trenton War Memorial on March 12, 1975. Radio concert produced for WMMR by Dennis Wilen. After we found and digitized audio from this original tape, Leo himself re-mastered this track for your pleasure. Thanks, Leo! Leo just posted his "liner notes" on Facebook:
It was 1975, and I was touring America for the 2nd time, this time without the pierrot costume, and starting to play bigger shows. Here we supported the Sensational Alex Harvey Band. My band were keyboardist Chris Stainton (already legendary for his work with Joe Coker and The Greaseband and Mad Dogs And Englishmen), Charlie Harrison on bass, Steve Chapman on drums and Les Nicol on guitar. We were a pretty tight outfit and 'Long Tall Glasses (I Can Dance)' was heading up the charts and bringing in a whole new audience to our shows, so I was on a roll when we recorded this. SAHB had been around the circuit a year before us so were well established and Alex was a fantastic showman on stage, and it was a thrill to be supporting them and playing to their crowd into the bargain. It must've been a great gig to attend 'cos both bands were well known to give more than 100% onstage at the time. The energy really comes across here, and though a lot of people wrote me off as MOR, this show belies that - we rocked! I'm older and wiser now maybe, but when I heard this tape back it's like yesterday again. Hope you all like it too...

1 comment:

Donna Philben said...

Awesome performance by Leo!...just great. ��