Friday, February 26, 2016

Captain Beyond - The Completer - Live Bootleg Anthology (1971-1977)

Captain Beyond
The Completer - Bootleg Anthology (1971-1977) 

Soundboard and audience recordings, good to very good quality
mp3 @ 192 kbps

Here's something a bit different for this blog, a collection of live recordings from Captain Beyond, a renowned, short-lived, and underappreciated '70's progressive/heavy rock band. I dug this out from old files for a request from another forum, and figured I should post it here as well, for anyone interested. Captain Beyond was formed in 1971 from the remains of other notable heavy rock bands of the time, with Rod Evans (from Deep Purple) on vocals, Larry "Rhino" Rheinhart and Lee Dornan (from Iron Butterfly) on guitar and bass, and Bobby Caldwell (from Johnny Winters) on Drums. They played a unique blend of progressive-psychedelic-heavy metal-space-rock, as featured on their first album (Captain Beyond-1972). Although now considered a classic, poor promotion (from southern-rock oriented Capricorn records) resulted in dismal sales and little recognition. Drummer Bobby Caldwell had already left before their second album, the slightly more commercial, yet still wonderful, Sufficiently Breathless-1973). However, vocalist Rod Evans left shortly after, essentially ending the band. But they re-formed in 1976 (without Evans, but with Caldwell back, for one more album in 1977). Here is a 'bootleg anthology' consisting of multiple dates from 1971 (their debut concert at Montreaux) to the reformed band in 1977. Since there are few surviving live recordings of this band, this is a rare treat from a unique time in progressive rock.

Tracklist :
Disc I
1971-09-18 - Montreaux (debut concert)
01 I Can't Feel Nothin' (Part 1)
02 As The Moon Speaks (To The Waves Of The Sea)
03 Astral Lady
04 As The Moon Speaks (Return)
05 I Can't Feel Nothin' (Part 2)
06 Dancing Madly Backwards (On A Sea Of Air)
07 Armworth
08 Myopic Void
1972-08-19 - Miami, FL
09 I Can't Feel Nothin' (Part 1)
10 As The Moon Speaks (To The Waves Of The Sea)
11 Astral Lady
12 As The Moon Speaks (Return)
13 I Can't Feel Nothin' (Part 2)
14 Dancing Madly Backwards (On A Sea Of Air)
15 Armworth
16 Myopic Void
17 Thousand Days Of Yesteryear (Intro)
18 Frozen Over

Disc II
1972-07-17 - New York, NY
01 Dancing Madly Backwards (On A Sea Of Air)
02 Armworth
03 Myopic Void
04 Thousand Days Of Yesteredays (Intro)
05 Frozen Over
06 Unknown Song
07 Mesmerization Eclipse (Including Drum Solo)
08 Distant Sun
1977-05-26 - Los Angeles, CA
09 Dancing Madly Backwards (On A Sea Of Air)
10 Armworth
11 Myopic Void
12 Breath Of Fire (Part 1)
13 Breath Of Fire (Part 2)

Line up :
1971-1972
Rod Evans : Vocals
Lee Dorman : Bass
Rhino Reinhardt : Guitar
Bobby Caldwell : Drums

1977
Rhino Reinhardt : Guitar
Bobby Caldwell : Drums
Lee Dorman : Bass
Willy Daffern : Vocals

Captain Beyond_Completer Anthology(1971-1977).rar

4 comments:

La Piazza Gancio said...

Excellent!

matt gregory said...

Thanks!!

Unknown said...

Can you re-post this in flac?

BBKron said...

Un,

Unfortunately, no, this is the only version I have of this, obtained many years ago from a forgotten blog (thus the 192k bitrate). And I have not seen it available in any higher resolution versions since then either, so please enjoy what we have. Thanks.