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Alvin Lee’s Personal Bootleg Release called “Real Time”,  1980 (Home Farm Music)
Studio Demos

A Space Studio Instrumental "Jam" Production. This cassette tape was sold at his concerts in 1983 but never released commercially.  Price was $ 6.00.

It's too bad that this recording was not released officially, because it was very well done and very interesting to listen to.


The Alvin Lee Band Live At The Detroit Cobo Hall On December 31, 1980
This concert was simulcast on radio station WABX-FM in Detroit, Michigan Set List Includes The Following Tracks: 1. Are You Ready To Rock And Roll 4:35 2. Good Morning Little School Girl 6:20 3. No More Lonely Nights 5:05 with audience (Lead Vocals Steve Gould) 4. Ridin' Truckin' 4:15 (Lead Vocals Alvin Lee and Backing Vocals by Steve Gould) 5. Help Me 9:15 with audience (Harmonica and Lead Vocals by Alvin) 6. Stealing 9:30 with audience (Drum Solo By The One and Only Thomas "The Animal" Compton / Lead Vocals by Steve Gould / Second Vocals by Alvin Lee) 7. Slow Down 3:20 8. Scat Thing / Hey Joe 7:05 with audience 9. Going Down To Detroit .40 seconds 10. I'm Going Home 9:45 with audience 11. Choo Choo Mama 2:05 12. Rip It Up 4:50 with audience 13. Sweet Little Sixteen 5:15 with audience (Happy New Year Detroit) Budweiser and Harley Davidson says Alvin Lee….. In Conclusion: Excellent / Perfect Recording and Performance

 


 
Alvin Lee with Mick Taylor 1981

  1. Firenze, Italy, 1981
   2. Seven Years After  - Milano 1981
   3. Rome, 1981
 
  4. Paris Pie, Paris, 11/12/1981
   5. Live in Bethlehem, PA,  12/24/1981
   

  6. Live at the Spectrum PA, 1981
  7. Live at Palasport Torino,

              10/26, 1981

  8. Live in Montpellier, 1981
  9. My Father's Place/Long Island
              11/28, 1981, Roslyn, N.Y.
  10. Salisbury, Philadelphia
 

The Alvin Lee Band - Featuring Mick Taylor, Firenze, Italy, October 27, 1981
This is a double cd set recorded live in Firenze (Florence) Italy Tracks Include: 1. One Of These Days 6:55 2. Good Morning Little School Girl 6:55 3. Love Like A Man 7:05 4. Slow Blues In C 6:35 5. Going Through The Door (song is cut off at the start) 3:20 6. Slow Down 4:00 7. Can't Stop 8:22 Note: The whole first cd is fair to good sound quality, as most bootlegs are, but still enjoyable to hear Alvin and Mick playing together during this time period. CD 2. 1. I'm Writing You A Letter 5:10 with Fuzzy Samuels (bass guitar) and Tom Comton (drums) 2. Band Jam-6:30 3. Help Me-11:35 4. I'm Going Home 18:20 audience chant 2:00 5. Choo Choo Mama 3:00 Dizzy Miss Lizzy (interlude) finish with Choo Choo Mama total song time 4:10-song is cut off at the end.

 

Alvin Lee Band Featuring Mick Taylor Recorded Live In Milan, Italy on October 28, 1981 On One CD Tracks Include: 1. One Of These Days 8:10 2. Pecan Pie 5:05 (Excellent little rocker, different and well done) Has the same riff as the Rolling Stones song called "Bitch" 3. Good Morning Little School Girl 6:55 4. Slow Blues In C -8:25 5. Love Like A Man-8:20 6. Going Through The Door 4:10 7. I'm Writing You A Letter 5:05 8. Sweet Little Sixteen 4:25  9. I'm Going Home 17:25 (Interesting version of the song, very different) Note: The sound quality is much better on this CD than the one above, although Fuzzy's bass solo and Tom Compton's drum solo was completely cut out of the recording. Still a very enjoyable performance, as Alvin and band are in good spirits, good mood and just having a good time together.

The Alvin Lee Band with Mick Taylor Live in Rome Italy October 29, 1981
Cassette Tape
Set List Includes: 1. One Of These Days 6:20 2. Honey Pie (Pecan Pie) 5:50 3. Good Morning Little School Girl 6:30 4. Slow Blues In C 5:35 5. Love Like A Man 3:45 6. Going Through The Door 3:15 7. Slow Down 2:55 8. Can't Stop 4:30 (glitch at 3:30) 9. I'm Writing You A Letter (first part 2:04) end of side one 10. (Side two) I'm Writing You A Letter 6:10 (from the beginning) 11. Scat Thing / Just Another Boogie 8:15 12. Help Me 8:30 13. I'm Going Home 10:25 14. Choo Choo Mama 2:20 15. Sweet Little Sixteen 2:50

 

 

Alvin Lee Band Featuring Mick Taylor Recorded Live in Paris, France, November 12, 1981 Tracks Included are: 1. One Of These Days 8:10 2. Pecan Pie is the listing and this version is the best that I've heard, in fact this whole recording is nothing short of spectacular. The sound is clear and bright and the band comes across as simply brilliant. You can really hear all the members contributing. 3. Good Morning Little School Girl 7:05 Again Brilliant Performance! 4. Slow Blues In C 8:20 -- Mick Taylor, really compliments Alvin's guitar work on this song. Alvin's vocals are strong and clear, the keyboards are smooth and low key giving the song a real classy sound. The song is even more enjoyable due to the fact that it's not forced along to its conclusion, it's rather flowing along like a long lazy river on a sunny afternoon and therein lies the beauty of this song and the performance. 5. Love Like A Man 8:40 This song comes out as the real sleeper surprise on this cd. After the initial familiar riff, the band launches into a powerful extension of the song where the entire band is cutting loose and rocking along…to the point that you forget that it's still Love Like A Man. In fact, a little over seven minutes into the song the audience is really getting involved…at 7:45 the main riff is once again brought back to life and the song winds to a relatively quick conclusion. You've never heard Alvin sound any better than this, he's always at his best as just one of the boys in the band and on this bootleg recording he's just that. 6. Going Through The Door 4:15 Is another great live version of this song-well done although no surprises here. 7. Alvin asks the audience "How about a little rock `n´ roll to liven things up" then he performs a little guitar scat thing for a little over a minute and then launches into "I'm Writing You A Letter"…this alone is a pleasant surprise as you'd be expecting him to jump right into I'm Going Home, he doesn't and it comes off brilliantly. The vocals are passionate and strong-powerful. Alvin wails Mick wails and I can tell you that this version of the song is even better than the one that originally appeared on "In Flight". The song is 5:05 long and you've never heard Alvin and band sound any better than this….this recording is a must have for any Alvin Lee fan! 8. One minor glitch happens here, due to the person who is recording this event. Alvin announces "we're going to do a number with Tom Comton on the drums and Fuzzy Samuels on the bass…the song never happens and from other copies of this song that I've heard, you should know that this tune runs 14:00 to a little over 22:00 on some recordings. So what happens is "Sweet Little Sixteen" 4:20 hard / heart pounding rock and roll, chomp, chomp, chomp wailing guitar marathon of fun, fun fun! This song sounds even better than the one offered on the end of the "Watt" album that was recorded at the Isle Of Wight Festival in 1970. This version kicks ass all over the place. Put on your headphones to catch every riff, guitar solo and vocal…it's a real happy and exhilarating experience!!! 9. Alvin says "Do you want some more? I can't hear ya, do ya want some more? "Alright, here's a little ditty called "I'm Going Home". The song is 17:25 long folks hang on for a musical extravaganza that you'll never forget! Right from the get go the audience is joining right in and singing along. Four minutes into the song Alvin starts to "sing some blues for you" at five minutes Alvin is howling and really getting into it. From six minutes to 9:15 it's bop and rock bopping along, at 9:17 Alvin says "look out baby, I'm gonna rock and roll for you"….whole lotta shakin´ goin´on….gone, gone, gone….home to see my baby….she's alright….I just wanna make love to you….yeah, yeah, yeah….gonna shake you all night long….14:15 into it and this song is hot and right on the money…..at 15:10….look out baby comin´ to get you one more time!!! In Conclusion: If , God Forbid, Alvin Lee were to die today, this would be the one and only recording that would stand out above all others in my memory of what a great musician and entertainer he was. Having heard countless versions of "I'm Going Home" the most fan noteworthy of which is the famous Woodstock recording, I can say in all honesty and with all due respect to the man, that this Paris Bootleg cd is the pinnacle of Alvin's career. Not only that but it makes the Woodstock version of the song pale by comparison, this version is the ultimate!

 

The Alvin Lee Band with Mick Taylor Live In Montpellier, France, November 14, 1981
Cassette Tape  
Set List Features the Following: 1. Honey Pie (Pecan Pie) 5:20 2. Good Morning Little School Girl 6:30 3. One Of These Days 4:40 4. Slow Blues In C 5:05 5. Love Like A Man 3:50 6. Can't Stop 4:15 7. Help Me 6:00 8. Slow Down 5:00 (song is cut off at the end) no problem, nothing special End of side two----muffled and over modulated, but still every bootleg has its good points as well. Rare Alvin and Mick Taylor recording.

 

The Alvin Lee Band Live In Paris, France - November 21, 1981   Cassette Tape
Set List Includes: 1. One Of These Days 4:45 2. Detroit Diesel (tape glitch in the middle of the song) 4:55 3. Good Morning Little School Girl 7:25 4. Slow Blues In C 4:20 (a few glitches on the tape) 5. Rock and Roll Guitar Picker 2:50 (many glitches) 6. She's So Cute 6:25 (with drum solo by Alan Young and bass guitar by Steve Gould) a few more tape glitches. 7. Classical Thing / Love Like A Man 4:00 (slight tape glitches). 8. Scat Thing / Hey Joe (song cut off in the middle) End of side 1. Side 2. 1. Hey Joe concludes, total time with audience 6:50 2. Johnny B. Goode sing along 2:40 3. Slow Down 4:25 4. Help Me 8:50 (perfect recording - no glitches) 5. I'm Going Home 9:50 (with audience) good recording. 6. Choo Choo Mama 2:25 7. Rip It Up 3:50 with audience In Conclusion: The sound is distant, hollow, and full of echo. It's Still worth a listen, Slow Blues and Help Me are the stand out tracks. But it does contain the whole concert, with a dozen glitches, no problem.

 

Alvin Lee Band Featuring Mick Taylor Live In Bethlehem, Pennsylvania,
November 24, 1981

At the Stabler Arena, Lehigh University Tracks Include the Following: 1. One Of These Days 4:25 (the sound quality is dull / muddy / poor) 2. Good Morning Little School Girl 5:30 (sound is slightly better than above) 3. Slow Blues In C-- 6:10 Mick Taylor on Keyboards Alvin says. 4. Pecan Pie 3:40 Muffled / Poor Quality 5. I Can't Stop Lovin´ You 7:10 (Not impressed at all, too long, too boring. Although on the RX5 album it's a tasty piece of good music, this version live is terrible to say the least. The recording stinks as well so that possibly also adds to my distaste for the whole thing. 6. Slow Down 3:45 A good song, well done but the recording again kills it altogether. 7. Boogie Time (Jam) 6:50 good little jam but….muffled recording. 8. I'm Going Home 9:50 with audience---run of the mill performance and very happy that this whole cd recording has come to an end.

 

The Alvin Lee Band Featuring Mick Taylor Recorded Live In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, December 4, 1981
1. One Of These Days 5:15 (poor quality recording) 2. Good Morning Little School Girl 6:10 (Over Modulated Sound) 3. Slow Blues In C 7:10 well done 4. A New One Alvin Says "I'm not going to tell you the name of it" Honey Pie / Honey Child / Pecan Pie-your guess is as good as mine. At the end of the song Alvin does call it "Pecan Pie". It is a good song, just bad recording of it. 5. Can't Stop 8:40 (from RX5) poor recording but good song in general. Still nice to hear it performed live. 6. Slow Down 3:55 7. Boogie Now 6:55 8. I'm Going Home 12:40 with audience-nothing special here. 9. Choo Choo Mama 4:05 with audience-well done on stage but the recording is terrible…muffled and over modulated…but still worth a nostalgic listen once through.

 

The Alvin Lee Band Live In Nyon, France From June of 1982    Cassette Tape
1. One Of These Days (song already in progress) 2:55 2. Rock and Roll Guitar Picker 3:50 3. Good Morning Little School Girl 5:45 4. Slow Blues In C 4:35 5. Love Like A Man 3:45 6. Ain't Nothin' Shaken' (featuring Fuzzy Samuels on Bass guitar and Tom Comton on Drums) 10:00 7. Scat Thing / Hey Joe 4:25 Side 2. 1. I'm Going Home 13:00 2. Choo Choo Mama 3:25 3. Sweet Little Sixteen 4:50 

 

 

The Alvin Lee Band Live At Toads Place New Haven Connecticut
March 7, 1983
(Perfect 10) Songs Include: One Of These Days, Rock and Roll Guitar Picker, Good Morning Little School Girl, Slow Blues In C, Love Like A Man, Ain’t Nothin’ Shakin’ (but the leaves on the tree) including Scat Thing, Hey Joe 7:30, Slow Down, Scat Picking, Help Me 10:50, Going Home 10:50, Alvin Lee Jam. With Tom Compton on Drums and Fuzzy Samuels on Bass Guitar.   

 

Alvin Lee VS Johnny Winter At The New York City Palladium,
"The Last Night Of The Legends",  February 27, 1983

Titles Include: AL- One Of These Days 3:50, JW- Hide Away 10:00 AL-Good Morning Little School Girl 6:00, JW-6:05, AL-Slow Blues In C 5:00, Love Like A Man 5:00, JW-Rock and Roll Hoochie Coo 6:05 Ain’t Nothin’ Shakin’ 15:35, JW-Slide Guitar-Mean Town Blues 10:20 (cut off) AL-Scat Thing and Hey Joe 6:55, JW-It’s All Over Now 5:00 Good Quality Interesting performance by both Alvin and Johnny-Enjoyable and Different. 

 

 

The Alvin Lee Band Live In Kansas City, 1983

  With Fuzzy Samuels On Bass and Tom Compton On Drums. Set List Includes: One Of These Days 3:50, Good Morning Little School Girl 6:20, Slow Blues In C 4:55, Love Like A Man 6:35, Ain’t Nothin’ Shakin’ 14:30, Scat Thing (with a pleasant little twist) that slips right into Hey Joe 7:15, Slow Down 4:15, Help Me 10:15, I’m Going Home 10:35 (everything about this recording is top notch, for a bootleg. The performance is flawless, the band is tight, yet loose enough to have a good time. Great job on Hey Joe by Alvin and band. The sound is slightly tinny, and you can detect some fluttering in the recording—turn it up and you’ll never know it’s there—add some bass and it’s perfect. Alvin never sounded better or in better form. This recording is the perfect example of Alvin Lee at his best. The vocals are strong and clear Alvin on harmonica is another real treat—and if you’ve ever seen Fuzzy in action, and Tom going wild on the drum kit, this recording is a must have for any collector or die hard fan.—I Love This One To Death. We will have our friend Thomas make a master of this in his recording studio. It’s that good. Only one question, where the hell did this Alvin Lee go? This is the one we remember.

The Alvin Lee Band Live In Chicago at Parkwest Theater, March 12, 1983  

Well we’re back to the old style Bootleg recording, with all the inherent flaws, warts and poor sound. This cd starts off missing the start of One Of These Days 3:25, but Alvin adds some nice little extra riffs to the song and is once again having some fun on stage. Rock and Roll Guitar Picker 3:15, Good Morning Little School Girl 6:05, Slow Blues In C 5:10, Love Like A Man 5:50, a little guitar picking from Alvin 55 seconds, Fuzzy and Tom introduction, Ain’t Nothin’ Shakin’ 14:35, a little scat thing right into Hey Joe, 6:45, Slow Down 3:50, Help Me 10:25, I’m Going Home 10:00, Choo Choo Mama 3:15, Sweet Little Sixteen 3:40—other than the sound quality, it’s a nice recording and happy to have it in our collection.   

 

 

   

The Alvin Lee Band Live In Nürnberg, German On February 17, 1984
Tracks Include the following: 1. One Of These Days 5:05 2. Rock and Roll Guitar Picker 3:25 3. Good Morning Little School Girl 6:25 4. Slow Blues In C 4:45 5. Love Like A Man 4:50 6. Money Honey 3:15 7. Scat Thing 1:25 8. Hey Joe 6:40 9. I'm Writing You A Letter 4:05 10. Slow Down 3:55 11. Help Me 9:35 12. I'm Going Home 10:55 13. Choo-Choo-Mama 4:55 14. Sweet Little Sixteen 3:10 fades out before the end of the song. A great concert event, Alvin and band sound in great form, and Alvin also sounds like he's having a good time, nothing is rushed or scuffled through as would be the case a few years down the road. This one is real, it's raw and it's good, worth tracking down, you won't be disappointed.


Alvin Lee Live In Thiene, (Vicenza) Italy On March 20, 1984   Cassette Tape
1. One Of These Days 5:00 2. Rock and Roll Guitar Picker 4:05 3. Good Morning Little School Girl 6:10 4. Slow Blues In C 4:30 5. Love Like A Man 4:20 6. Just Another Boogie 9:15 7. Help Me (with a very rowdy crowd in the background) 11:00 8. I'm Going Home 9:00 (the audience is screaming for More Lee, More Lee) 9. Choo Choo Mama (there's a cut-empty space between the encores-no problem at all, when Sweet Little Sixteen popped up it was a real surprise). 10. Sweet Little Sixteen 5:50 with audience included (end of tape) Alvin is in rare form and in a good mood throughout the performance.


The Alvin Lee Band Live In Vienna April 1, 1984    Cassette Tape
The set list includes the following tracks: 1. One Of These Days 4:15 2. Rock and Roll Guitar Picker 4:00 some delay between track one and two 3. Good Morning Little School Girl 7:15 (with audience) 4. Slow Blues In C 5:05 5. Love Like A Man 5:05 6. Ain't Nothing Shakin' (but the leaves on the tree) Fuzzy Samuels on Bass Guitar and Alan Young on Drums 18:25 7. Slow Down 4:10 (with audience) 8. Help Me 11:30 9. I'm Going Home 11:05

 

 

The Alvin Lee Band Live in Madison, Wisconsin, November 6, 1984  

One Of These Days 3:45, Rock and Roll Guitar Picker 3:30, Good Morning Little School Girl 6:15, Slow Blues In C 4:40, Love Like A Man 4:35, Fuzzy Samuels  On The Bass, Alan Young On The Drums the song-Ain’t Nothing Shakin’ 16:10, Scat Thing-Hey Joe 6:55, You Can’t Catch Me 3:20, Help Me 9:55, I’m Going Home 13:55, Choo Choo Mama 3:15, Sweet Little Sixteen 3.46  (the song fades out before the end)  

 

The Alvin Lee Band - Live in the USA  - 1984   Cassette Tape
with Alan Young on Drums and Fuzzy Samuels on Bass Guitar: Set List Includes: One Of These Days 4:20, Rock and Roll Guitar Picker 4:23, Good Morning Little School Girl 6:05 Slow Blues In C 4:00, Love Like A Man 3:35, Ain’t Nothin’ Shakin’ 10:25, Scat Thing / Hey Joe 4:25 end of side 1. Side 2. You Can’t Catch Me 4:20, Help Me 9:50, I’m Going Home 10:30 Choo Choo Mama (one of the best versions of this song I’ve ever heard, it’s strong, clear and clean) 2:45, Sweet Little Sixteen 3:05 (once again strong, clear and extremely clean-refreshing-Alvin and band are playing their hearts out. Playing and having a lot of fun while doing it)

 

The Alvin Lee Band Live In Marseille, France  -  November 20, 1986
Song List Includes the Following: 1. She's So Cute 4:20 2. Scat Thing / Hey Joe 7:25 3. Ordinary Man 4:10 4. Slow Down 3:10 5. Help Me 8:00 6. I'm Going Home 7:25 (with audience) 7. Choo-Choo Mama 2:50 (with Audience) 8. Sweet Little Sixteen 4:10 (with audience) End.

 

 

The Alvin Lee Band Live In Tilburg T'Noordelight, On March 1, 1987
Features The Following Tracks: 1. One Of These Days 4:05 2. Detroit Diesel 4:15 3. Good Morning Little School Girl 6:40 4. Slow Blues In C 4:30 5. Rock and Roll Guitar Picker 3:15 6. Don't Want To Be A--- (Alan Young drum solo) 3:05 7. Love Like A Man 5:05 8. Country Pickins' .40 seconds 9. She's So Cute 3:20 10. Scat Thing / Hey Joe 6:40 11. Slow Down 3:40 12. Help Me 9:00 13. I'm Going Home 10:50 14. Choo Choo Mama 3:20 15. Rip It Up 2:40 with audience In Conclusion: Excellent / Perfect Recording and Performance

 


The Alvin Lee Band Live In Cookstown  -  March 21, 1987  

(On A Saturday Night) The sound is tinny but other than that no problem. Set List Includes: One Of These Days 3:55, Alvin says a brand new song for you called Detroit Diesel (the first time I ever heard this song performed live anywhere) 4:40, Good Morning Little School Girl 6:30, Slow Blues In C 4:40, Rock and Roll Guitar Picker 3:25 (Alvin says Steve Gould On Vocals) the next song is one I’ve never heard before, and Alvin says “don’t know what it’s called but it goes like this” a great little fast rocker, with some funky guitar work, slick vocals—it’s a jam with vocals attached. Now to me this is the allure of bootleg cd collecting, to come across a song like this that isn’t available any where else. Alan Young does a great job on his drum solo in the middle of the song 5:50, Love Like A Man 5:10 Scat Ting-Hey Joe 7:20, Slow Down 7:50, I’m Going Home 10:25, Choo Choo Mama 4:25, Rip It Up 3:00, Fuzzy Samuel  On Bass Guitar. Ain’t Nothin’ Shakin’ 16:20    

 

The Alvin Lee Band Live At The Open Air Festival,  Vienna, Austria On May 2, 1987
Cassette Tape

The Set List Includes: 1. One Of These Days 5:45 2. Detroit Diesel 4:55 3. Good Morning Little School Girl 6:30 with audience 4. Slow Blues In C 4:40 5. Rock and Roll Guitar Picker 4:00 6. I Don't Want To Be A Soldier 5:30 (with Alan Young Drum Solo) 7. Love Like A Man 3:40 8. She's So Cute 3:50 (Alvin dedicates this to Jasmine's birthday May 2nd) 9. Scat Thing and Hey Joe-total time 7:30 10. Slow Down and Help Me (have been excluded from this tape recording) 11. I'm Going Home 12:30 with audience 12. Choo Choo Mama 4:15 13. Sweet Little Sixteen 4:20 

In Conclusion: It is loud and raw / a great recording and concert. Detroit Diesel-is one of the finest that I've heard performed live. Slow Blues In C- Is so sweet and smooth, an excellent version with some gutsy guitar work from Alvin. Rock and Roll Guitar Picker-Excellent version of this song live, best I've heard of this song performed live. A great bootleg tape, wonderful find, and lots of just plain good fun.

 

 

The Alvin Lee Band Live In Esslingen, Germany On May 7, 1987
One Of These Days 5:00 (a new song called) Detroit Diesel 4:45 Good Morning Little School 6:05 Slow Blues In C 4:00 Rock and Roll Guitar Picker 3:00 Alan Young drum solo / with good into on guitar by Alvin 5:00 Love Like A Man 3:00 Outside My Window (intro) She's So Cute 2:40 Scat Thing 60 sec. Lead into Hey Joe 4:25 (end of side one) Side Two: Slow Down 5:05 Help Me 9:10 I'm Going Home 9:40 Choo Choo Mama 3:05 Sweet Little Sixteen 3:55 with audience Rip It Up 2:00 (Extra tracks) Nutbush City Limits 2:50 The sound quality isn't the best but when turning the bass and treble completely off or into a flat / neutral position it's listen able. Live versions of songs from Detroit Diesel is a real treat, and overall a very good performance by Alvin Lee and band. It's once again a pleasure to slip back into the past and have a little listen to what was going on back then. It fills another little gap in Alvin's recording time line of live concerts.

 

Ten Years After Live At The Canadian Blues Festival 1988   Cassette Tape
Set List Includes: 1. Hear Me Calling 6:05 2. Good Morning Little School Girl 7:50 with audience 3. Slow Blues In C 6:00 Perfect recording and performance 4. Love Like A Man 3:30 (song cuts out near the end / volume drops out) 5. Hobbit 4:05 Very strong version of this drum solo from Ric Lee / solid performance all the way through. 6. Johnny B. Goode 1:25 (audience sing along) 7. Classical Thing (Excellent Version / Like the Isle of Wight Festival) leads right into I Can't Keep From Crying Sometimes -Total Time 9:15 8. Baby Won't You Let Me Rock and Roll You 3:30 Good rare live version 9. Help Me 10:40 10. I'm Going Home 8:20 (intro is missing-song is cut short at the end) 11. Choo Choo Mama 3:10 12. Sweet Little Sixteen 3:30 (very strong version / perfect performance) 

In Conclusion: Excellent Recording and Performance All Around

 

Ten Years After – German Tour – 1988    Cassette Tape

  1. (A Side) – Hear Me Calling – 6:00
  2. Good Morning Little School Girl -  7:25
  3. Slow Blues In C – 6:20
  4. Victim of Circumstance – 3:25
  5. Hobbit – 4:25
  6. I Woke Up This Morning – 4:00
  7. Love Like A Man – 4:20
  8. Johnny B. Goode – 1:20
  9. Scat Thing – Guitar Picking …..
  1. (B side of  tape) - Chuck Berry -  You Can’t Catch Me - 5:30
  2.  Slow Down -  4:00
  3. Help Me – 7:40
  4. I’m Going Home - 8:10
  5. Sweet Little Sixteen – Chuck Berry

 A good recording and performance by Ten Years After from 1988 from 23 years ago.
Alvin, Leo, Chick and Ric are in good form. The only song missing is “I Can’t Keep From Crying Sometimes”.   


 

Ten Years After-Choo Choo Lee-Recorded Live in Giessen, Germany on 7/16/88  The Set List Includes: Hear Me Calling 5:11, Blues In C 6:16, Hobbit (including Drum Solo) 4:33, Love Like A Man 5:30, Johnny B. Goode 1:52, Help Me 10:12, I’m Going Home 11:35, Choo Choo Mama 3:43, Sweet Little Sixteen  3:13 This Recording was produced by Gypsey Eye 067


Ten Years After Alive Again-Live In Europe, Germany 1988  

Purchased  from ebay in 2001, sound is very tinny, but the concert was good, great collection of songs, the band sounds happy and in very good form.   Set List: Rock and Roll Music To The World 4:09, Hear Me Calling 4:42, Good Morning Little School Girl 7:33, Slow Blues In C 6:46, Victim Of Circumstance 4:40, I Woke Up This Morning 5:26, Love Like A Man 6:05, Johnny B. Goode 1:50, You Can’t Catch Me 5:03, Slow Down 3:53, Help Me 10:54, Choo Choo Mama 4:19, Sweet Little Sixteen 4:17   Total Playing Time 70:00 



Ten Years After At The Blues Rock Festival In Tegelen, Holland  - September 3,  1988

The performance is simulcast on FM Radio.

Set List Includes: Good Morning Little School Girl 6:50, Blues (not Slow Blues In C) great song with some fine playing from Chick Churchill) 4:40, Love Like A Man 5:20, I Woke Up This Morning (excellent version of the song) 3:55 Scat Thing 57 seconds, I Can’t Keep From Crying Sometimes 15:00, Help Me 9:51 end of part 1, part two end 40 seconds, I’m Going Home 10:25 ending of the song cut off.  Excellent Recording, The Blues Numbers Are Really Exceptional and Worth This CD Alone.  

 

Ten Years After Live In Holland 1988    Cassette Tape
From a radio broadcast, starts with announcer giving song titles and introducing the band. Set List Includes: Good Morning Little School Girl 8:15 I Woke Up This Morning (far from the one we’re all familiar with, this version is jazzy and bluesy, it is a real treat and pleasure to listen to, it bounces slowly along at a walking pace, the whole band never sounded better, it reminds me of why we fell in love with Ten Years After to begin with) 4:22, Love Like A Man 7:00, I Woke Up This Morning (the version we all know, only way to short) 3:00, Scat Thing / I Can’t Keep From Crying Sometimes 9:45, Help Me 4:25 (tape ends in middle of guitar solo) Side 2-Help Me Continued 3:30 (total time 7:55), I’m Going’ Home 10:20

 

Night of the Guitar, London,   November 26, 1988    Cassette Tape
The first two Alvin Lee songs were never released before, number 1. is 3:55 2. is 3:00 long. 3. (Alvin says, "now for a change we'd like to do an instrumental") "Scat Thing" which introduces the song "No Limit" 4:10 4. Ain't Nothin' Shakin' 4:35 5. Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On -with Steve Hunter, Steve Howe, Robbie Kreiger, Ted Turner, Leslie West-total time -6:10

 

Ten Years After Live In Mannheim, Germany December 1988   Cassette Tape
Quality Very Poor / flutter / fades in and out all the way through. Set List Includes: Rock ‘n’ Roll Music To The World 4:50, Hear Me Calling 5:00, Good Morning Little School Girl 6:45, Slow Blues In C 5:05, Victim Of Circumstance 3:30, (very muffled) Hobbit 4:05, I Woke Up This Morning 3:35, Love Like a man 3:00 (cut off / no good) Johnny B. Goode (cut off in two parts / no good) Side 2. You Can’t Catch Me 5:05, Slow Down (muffled / flutter) Help Me (poor) 9:00, I’m Going Home 8:20 Choo Choo Mama 2:55, Sweet Little Sixteen 3:00

 

 

Ten Years After Live In Dallas, Texas From May, 1989     Cassette Tape
The Set List Includes: 1. Rock and Roll Music To The World 5:00 (song is cut up in three pieces) 2. Hear Me Calling Boogie 5:35 with audience 3. Good Morning Little School Girl 6:50 (recording sound got better during this song) 4. Slow Blues In C 5:30 5. Let's Shake It Up 3:15 6. Hobbit 4:15 7. Bad Blood 4:20 8. Saturday Night 2:25 ( a number rarely played live by Ten Years After) 9. Love Like A Man (song cut off at 1:45) end of side one… Side Two: 1. Love Like A Man Part Two 2:45 2. Johnny B. Goode (sing along) 2:00 3. I Can't Keep From Crying Sometimes 13:15 with audience (song is complete) 4. Victim Of Circumstance 3:30 with audience (cut off at the start) 5. I'm Going Home 9:50 6. Choo Choo Mama 2:15 7. Sweet Little Sixteen 3:05 (cut off at the start joined in progress) although it now sounds better than the previous song, Alvin's vocals and guitar are clearer, Leo and Rick aren't so overbearing. 

 

 

Ten Years After Live In Nieuw Schoonbeck Holland, June 17, 1989
Open Air Festival Set List: Rock and Music To The World 4:45, Hear Me Calling 5:05, Good Morning Little School Girl 7:25, Slow Blues In C 6:40, Victim Of Circumstance 4:25, I Woke Up This Morning 5:25, Love Like A Man 7:06 (song is cut off between tracks seven and eight) I Can’t Keep From Crying 16:25, Slow Down 3:55, Help Me 9:40, I’m Going Home 9:12 (fades out before the song is over) Excellent Quality, Good Show, Lots Of Energy and Passion.

 


 

 

Ten Years After Live In Tilburg, Holland June 18, 1989
Excellent Show-Good Quality Sound  Set List: Rock and Roll Music To The World 4:33, Hear Me Calling 5:55, That’ll Be The Day 4:25, Good Morning Little School Girl 7:30, Slow Blues In C 6:25, Victim Of Circumstance 4:53, Love Like A Man 6:30, Johnny B. Goode 1:50, I Can’t Keep From Crying 15:40, Let’s Shake It Up 5:20, Slow Down 4:25, Hobbit 5:55, I Woke Up This Morning 4:40   

   

 Ten Years After Live In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 12, 1989

Set List Includes: Rock and Roll Music To The World 4:30, Hear Me Calling 5:05, Alvin says “come on Lyons put it down and get back on stage here” Good Morning Little School Girl 7:45, Alvin says “this is a nice little place we’ve got here” Slow Blues In C 6:15, “Alvin says to the audience, no we don’t do request, as they were asking for Help Me. A new song called Let’s Shake It Up 4:15, Love Like A Man 5:40, another new song to get stoned on, on a “Saturday Night” 3:45 Alvin says “a number written by Leo Lyons” called Bad Blood 7:00, I Can’t Keep From Crying 15:25 Alvin says “a new song from the new album called Victim Of Circumstance” 4:31, I’m Going Home 14:25 All in All a good recording, the audience was having a great time as were the band. Nice to hear the band in action during this time period-we all thought it would last-it didn’t—so we just keep adding  the memories to our archive. "Choo Choo Mama" and " Rip It Up"  are missing.

 

Ten Years After Live At The Penny Arcade - Reunion Tour
November 17,
1989

Rochester, New York USA

Set List Includes: Rock and Roll Music To The World 3:50, Hear Me Calling 5:20, Good Morning Little School Girl 7:15, Slow Blues In C, 6:45, Love Like A Man 5:50, Going To Chicago 3:50, I Can’t Keep From Crying Sometimes 20:00, new song / new album Victim Of Circumstance 2:20, I’m Going Home 9:05, Choo Choo Mama 3:10, Sweet Little Sixteen 4:40, Johnny B. Goode 1:45
Excellent Quality   

 

Untitled Bootleg: From Dale Manning.  Some of it sounds like The Boston Show of 1989 and “About Time” era. Songs Include: I Can’t Keep From Crying Sometimes 17:50, Love Like A Man 8:05, I Can’t Keep From Crying Sometimes 16:05, Rock and Roll Music To The World 4:15, Boogie-Hear Me Calling 5:35, Good Morning Little School Girl 20:45, Victim Of Circumstance 4:30    

 

TEN YEARS AFTER – Live In Zurich, Switzerland - December 6, 1989
(From “The About Time” Tour)
Two Cassette Tapes – Four Sides

1. Rock and Roll Music To The World 5:40
The song is very weak (by the band) sounds as though it was in slow motion, really terrible performance, but I don’t know why. Sounds as if everyone was on a different page or pre-occupied. What a shame.
2. Let’s Shake It Up 3:55 A little better sounding but still dragging along, so unlike Ten Years After, no energy, no passion and there appears to be little interest between the members.
3. Good Morning Little School Girl 6:35
Much better performance and sound quality. Energy, Passion and involvement from the band. But the real stars here are the audience themselves. Lively bunch they are, and they love this song.
4. Slow Blues In C 5:30
This song is always performed well, with Alvin and Chick as the real standouts. Excellent and Excellent keyboard solo by Chick as usual.
5. Hear me Calling 3:25
Excellent, but too short to suit me. Again, I don’t know why the band is so off on this gig, but it’s obvious something is seriously wrong and missing.
6. Hobbit (are you ready for this?) the song is only 1:40 long! Someone did some serious editing on Ric’s drum solo. Alvin’s guitar introduction is as long as Ric’s solo. This is also the end of side one.

Sides Two and Three:
1. Going To Chicago 4:45 Good to hear this song played live, it’s alright.
2. Love Like A Man 5:35 Nothing special, nothing at all, just a lot of fluff guitar work and boring as hell.
3. Saturday Night 3:40 Why Ten Years After ever did this song – in the studio or live is beyond me. It sucks! Terrible song, shit vocals, shit guitar work. On top of that, the volume drops drastically – which is the only thing that stopped me from stopping the tape or fast forwarding it.
4. Bad Blood 4:40
This is a prime example of what happens when Alvin doesn’t want to do something, he sabotage’s the whole thing, from beginning to end. The song becomes boring, a rocking-blues number that Alvin turns into mush and slush-too damn slow and boring. Good-Bye Alvin we really don’t hate to see you go NOT! Go solo or go to hell for all I care, God, what shit vocals!
5. Johnny B. Goode 1:45
For Christ sake, why bother? It’s an embarrassment, play it again Alvin you’ll be the laughing stock of Rock `n´ Roll – although the audience has a little fun with it – all is not lost.
6. Scat Thing / I Can’t Keep From Crying Sometimes 16:50
This version is as close to perfect as possible. If it wasn’t for Alvin’s “Down Tuning” and “Up Tuning” and sliding the guitar against the microphone stand, beating the strings with a drum stick….and….. never mind…you get the idea.
7. Victim Of Circumstance 4:30 It’s usually a good song with just enough of everything to make it sound interesting, but not this time. It has all the flavour of Saturday Night (from About Time) or the David Cassidy pop hit – I think I Love You. No guts, no soul no passion.

Side Four:
1. I’m Going Home 15:20 Throw in some Chuck Berry and some Eddie Cochran (20 Flight Rock) and some Elvis (Hound Dog) and some Bill Haley (Rock Around the Clock) riffs and the audience goes wild and loves it all. This bootleg tape starts off slow and uninspired, but ends up on a high note after all is said and done.
2. Choo – Choo- Mama 3:35 Good song, but shit here, no passion, and the guitar solo doesn’t match anything anywhere it’s suppose to.
3. Rip It Up 2:40
It’s here it’s gone and so are Ten Years After with Alvin Lee. So sad to see it happen, but this tape is the ultimate testament of a band running on empty. Sad to say, sad to see and even worse to listen to.

As for sound quality:
It’s a fair to good recording, (as before) – just turn the bass and treble off and it’s passable.

 

 

Ten Years After Live in Mainz, Germany December 1989   Cassette Tape
Rock and Roll Music To The World 5:20 Going To Chicago 4:00 Good Morning Little School Girl 6:45 Slow Blues In C 5:45 Hear Me Calling 3:20 Let's Shake It Up 2:50 Outside My Window 3:10 Love Like A Man 4:20 Bad Blood cut short 2:00 (end of side one) Side Two: Bad Blood cont. total time 6:50 Johnny B. Goode 2:15 Scat Thing Intro, I Can't Keep From Crying Sometimes 13:25 I'm Going Home 11:00 Rip It Up 3:00  

 

Ten Years After Live In Hamburg, Germany December 1989    Cassette Tape
Tape is very muffled /poor sound but as usual it was a good concert. Set List Includes: Rock ‘n’ Roll Music To The World 5:05 Going To Chicago 4:10, Good Morning Little School Girl (sound a little better and audience come alive and joins right in) 6:10, Slow Blues In C (a great version of this song, real bluesy with Chick Churchill playing some very smooth keyboards, and Alvin’s guitar work is beautifully restrained, full of emotions and passion. The song is in no hurry the band is enjoying every minute and so it the audience. Having heard many versions of this song this one is my favourite, it has the feeling of someone really sad and crying for the loss of a loved one. Even Alvin’s guitar accents the sad moments in the song with a sentimental awareness, unlike his usual performing the song in a standard way. His guitar is moaning, crying and screaming the blues! The crowd loves it! The song runs 5:55 and is a real delight brilliant! Hear Me Calling (Alvin yells “Boogie On” and the ZZ Top sound comes out, and so does Chick Churchill once again, as he takes centre stage solo with the chomp-chomp in the background. 3:10, Hobbit-Ric Lee is right on the money here, you get the impression that somehow this gig was special and a little different. The audience is very enthusiastic and hanging on with Ric every second. 4:35, Let’s Shake It Up---the band is right on it, it’s Ten Years After at their best. Love Like A Man 4:00 (song ends without audience applause) end of side 1.   Side two opens up with a poor start to Bad Blood, but other than the version of this song performed on their video called ‘Live Legends 1990 Nottingham’ it’s the first time I’ve heard it on any bootleg. When Alvin is milking the notes from his guitar instead of his usual shredding it to pieces, it makes all the difference in the world, on this recording he’s milking / caressing it for all it’s worth. Total time for Bad Blood 7:00, Johnny B. Goode 2:00, Scat Thing / I Can’t Keep From Crying Sometimes 14:20, Victim Of Circumstance 3:15, I’m Going Home 7:25 end of side 2. No encores recorded.

 

 

 Ten Years After-The Ultimate Collection 1988/89/90,

Same as above just the name is different, but the better of the two. Only available on bootlegs, so if you’re collecting add it to your collection as a novelty item. It’s nothing more and it’s better than nothing. The quality is much better than Ten Years Later by a long shot. Ten Years After doing Ten Years After, the swan song of all swan songs. Introduction by Carter Allen, Boston Radio Show Host / Personality.   Song List Includes: Rock and Roll Music To The World 4:35, I Woke Up This Morning 3:55, Hear Me Callin’5:15, Good Morning Little School Girl 7:00, I Can’t Keep From Crying Sometimes 17:35, Slow Blues In C 6:00, Choo Choo Mama 3:25 Going To Chicago 3:30, Love Like A Man 5:20 Victim Of Circumstance 5:15, I’m Going Home 11:35 

 

  

Ten Years After at Fastnacht Festival, Germany, February 27, 1990
Recorded from  a Live Rare German Radio Show “Can You Hear The Sounds?”
Set List Includes: Rock and Roll Music To The World 3:45, Going To Chicago 3:48, Good Morning Little School Girl 7:07, (intro missing on) Slow Blues In C 6:15, Let’s Shake It Up 3:35, Love Like A Man 6:45, Bad Blood 6:15, Scat Thing, I Can’t Keep From Crying 15:20 Victim Of Circumstance 4:05, I’m Going Home 12:15   Bonus Track: Rock and Roll Music To The World 3:55 (As the announcer says:  “Tonight, Ten Years After is on stage at the Sports Stadium in Orlando, Florida -  before 13,000 on a hot summer night” 1973.  



Ten Years After Live in Bern, Switzerland March 25, 1990   Cassette Tape
Set List Includes the Following: 1. Rock and Roll Music To The World 4:20 2. Going To Chicago 3:30 3. Good Morning Little School Girl 6:50 4. Hear Me Calling 4:30 (excellent version with Chick's keyboards) 5. Slow Blues In C 5:00 6. Let's Shake It Up 2:55 (great version poor sound) 7. Outside My Window 3:35 (poor recording) 8. Love Like A Man 4:50 9. Bad Blood 7:05 (Perfect version of this song but poor sound) 10. Johnny B. Goode 2:00 11. Scat Thing Intro: 12. I'm Going Home 8:20 13. Victim Of Circumstance 3:00 14. Choo-Choo-Mama 3:10 A great performance by the band, they were in great form and enjoying themselves. The recording we have is very rough but, is worth searching this concert out. Really enjoyed it 100%.


Ten Years After Live During Their 1990 European Tour   Cassette Tape
Sounds like the band was somewhere in Germany or close to it.
Set List Includes: 1. Rock and Roll Music To The World 5:05 2. Let's Shake It Up 4:00 3. Good Morning Little School Girl 6:50 4. Slow Blues In C 5:30 5. Hobbit 4:35 6. Hear Me Calling (Boogie) 5:20 7. I Woke Up This Morning 3:40 8. You Can't Catch Me 2:20 9. Slow Down 4:20 10. Love Like A Man 5:10 11. Victim of Circumstance 4:20 with audience 12. I Can't Keep From Crying Sometimes 9:50 13. I'm Going Home 8:40 14. Sweet Little Sixteen 3:00

In Conclusion: Very weak sound recording / but with strong vocals and very good performance throughout. Two Points of Interest: Slow Blues In C-Very slow and some great / outstanding keyboard work from Chick Churchill. And, Hear Me Calling, where Alvin and band get into their "Boogie" version of Canned Heat's "On The Road Again" before returning once again into the "Hear Me Calling" theme-very enjoyable.

 

 

Ten Years After Live In Munich "Theater Fabrik", Germany, September 10, 1990
Cassette Tape

Set List Includes: Introduction / Rock and Roll Music To The World 5:00, A Little Improvised TYA Jam, (Alvin says “when he comes up for his water again I’m going to kick shit out of him”). Must have been a little stage /sound problem.

 Let’s Shake It Up 3:40, Good Morning Little School Girl 5:55, Slow Blues In C 4:55, Hobbit 4:50, I Woke Up This Morning 3:00, Hear Me Calling (Alvin says “New Orleans Boogie”) it is a great version of the song, complete with boogie-chomp-chomp, Alvin on harmonica, and Chick taking the spotlight with some great piano and organ work like never before, Ric and Leo keeping the pace throughout the entire number. The song leads into a great version of Canned Heats classic song ‘On The Road Again’ and then back to the finish for Hear Me Calling 5:00 worth of music. I could listen to a whole album side of this kind of thing. What a great bootleg this is, it’s enough to get anyone excited about Alvin Lee, Leo Lyons, Ric Lee, Chick Churchill—the whole set is beyond words. The tape starts off very ragged but side one ends up brilliant!!! Side 2 opens with Love Like A Man 5:50, Victim Of Circumstance 4:30 (nice and clear and loud with the audience joining in with hoots and hollers really getting into it. 

This is the best live version I’ve ever heard. I just had to look at the date of this recording yep, 1990 it has all the power, energy and passion of a 1972-1973 Ten Years After—hot damn excitement!!!) Johnny B. Goode 2:00, Scat Thing / I Can’t Keep From Crying with a little Jimi Hendrix thrown in which gets the crowd clapping and yelling, then right into Smoke On The Water, and then Sunshine Of Your Love, and then Good Morning Little School Girl, and then Love Like A Man riffs, and finally it slides like great sex, right into I Can’t Keep From Crying Sometimes. (God Almighty-F-ing-Fantastic Performance Ten Years After!!!) 9:45, I’m Going Home with audience participation at full force, sounding like happy dogs at a beer blast, orgy . The song itself is 7:00 of blistering good time. Enter-Choo Choo Mama (A Hard Rocking 2:10 of Kick- Ass Rock ‘n’ Roll) this folks is what Rock ‘n’ Roll and Ten Years After is all about…having a good time, enjoying life, being with friends and family, rocking stress and frustration right out of your system. Side 2 ends with Sweet Little Sixteen, loud, clean, clear-hot and sweaty. The audience is just as important during this recording as the band themselves. After the audience use the old Woodstock chant, just before Santana hits the stage (on the Woodstock soundtrack)

 
 From Martin Crich, who attended this concert, further information from his email below:

 “Hello Dave, I have to be honest, I only saw Ten Years After live once, and it was precisely this gig.

I remember it very well, and I can clear up what happened. The “stage problem” referred to here, was in fact, a full glass of beer being thrown all over Alvin, from someone in the audience, during the first solo in "Rock and Roll Music To The World". Being the true professional, Alvin played on to the end of the number, as if nothing had happened. At the end he said, “I’ve got to go and wash something”. He went off stage and the other three played a short jam until Alvin came back. Alvin’s exact words when he returned were, “If that cunt throws water again, I’m going to come down there and kick the shit out of him….actually, I think it was beer”.

I have never forgotten that incident, and never will. It was of course, also the one and only time I ever met Alvin. I still have my concert ticket, autographed by Alvin Lee somewhere. I didn’t get to meet the other three members of the band back in 1990, but I will correct that someday soon”. 

Martin Crich

 

 

 

Alvin Lee Band in the 1990's Switzerland
Set List Includes the following: 1. Keep On Rockin' 5:15 (sound drops in the middle of the song after a great start). 2. Long Legs 8:25 (starts off strong but sound level drops off,--tape glitches also becomes muffled). 3. I Hear You Knockin' 4:00 (strong start, good backing vocals, good guitar work by Alvin, over modulated in places but still a very good raw recording) 4. Hear Me Callin' 5:10 (starts off slow then jumps gears and seems and sounds very erratic) Alvin's guitar work is boring me, the same progression as always, nothing new or interesting here, a lot of useless fluff throughout. (the worst part is, this song has no flaws or glitches in the recording). 5. Good Morning Little School Girl 6:30 (sound drops off at the ending) 6. Slow Blues In C 5:35 (Alan Young on drums) (song starts off very strong, good vocal, keyboards, bass is plain. Alvin is in great form As he's holding the notes and not pushing the song or the band along. Excellent keyboard work, jazzy sounding and smooth .. now a touch of Johnny Johnson thrown in. Alvin wails right along, the band is in perfect balance and the performance is excellent, the recording is also perfect on this song, a real keeper for sure. Perfect in every way…exciting!!! Scott Grant on Keyboards. 7. I Don't Give A Damn 3:40 (the background vocals are terrible) other than that, the song is alright, not one of my favourites to begin with, so the vocals can't really hurt anything. 8. Johnny B. Goode (audience sing along) 1:55 (hate the way Alvin tries to pull this one off, just as bad as Suzi Q. on the Live at Reading recording from 1983). 9. Love Like A Man 4:20 (once again the background vocals make this song sound just like Walk Like A Man as performed by Grand Funk Railroad…Walk Like A Man .. Love Like A Man.. no difference-what a shit job and embarrassment to the original version, so pathetic! End of side one. 10. Victim Of Circumstance 5:10 (wow and flutter, sound drops out all the way through, good performance other than the overwhelming keyboard work. 11. Scat Thing / Riffs Galore Intro / Hendrix / Sunshine of Your Love / Cat Squirrel / Smoke on the Water / 3:30 leads right Into 12. Help Me, total running time: 11:40 Comments: this is the very best that I've ever heard Alvin and the Alvin Lee Band sound. Almost 12:00 of solid work, guitar and vocals alike. The recording is close to perfect, for a bootleg it is perfect. We will clean this up and add it to our alvinlee.de site, maybe to play while you're browsing our Boot-Leg Page. 13. I'm Going Home 10:00 with audience (good recording and even impressed with the way the song comes to it's conclusion….except for the keyboard work it's exceptionally good). 1. Choo Choo Mama 2:50 with audience (Ten Years After version is so much better, this band is slowing Alvin down to a crawl, this version needs to be cranked up to 45 RPM…as it's running somewhere between 22 and 29 and way out of sync.….it's a prime lesson on how to freak up a great song…piece of crap they have made here! ) 2. Rip It Up 2:35 (let's rip through this number and get the hell out of here, is my impression, because now the band is at 78 RPM for a 33 and a third recording, well you can't win them all.) Conclusion: Great overall performance, worth searching out even with its inherent flaws with all the warts and bumps. Tracks 11-12-13 make it all worth while.

 

 

Ten Years After Live In Zurich, Switzerland, at "Volkshaus", April 13, 1991
Cassette Tape
Set List Includes: 1. Rock and Roll Music To The World 4:45 2. Let's Shake It Up 4:10 3. Good Morning Little School Girl 6:35 4. Slow Blues In C 5:40 5. Hobbit 4:20 6. Bad Blood 4:10 7. Hear Me Calling (Boogie) 4:45 8. Love Like A Man 3:25 9. Victim of Circumstance 5:54 10. Johnny B. Goode (audience sing along) 11. Scat Thing 2:30 12. I Can't Keep From Crying 9:40 13. I'm Going Home 8:25 with audience 14. Choo Choo Mama 3:40 15. Sweet Little Sixteen 4:30 

In Conclusion: Excellent Concert with the recording near perfect for a bootleg / perfect quality.
Special Note of Interest: "Hear Me Calling" has a great and wonderful keyboard solo from Chick Churchill. It is very unique, beautiful, and interesting. His solo was perfect and enjoyable. "Sweet Little Sixteen" -excellent version and different from many others I've heard. Real Rock and Roll, with excellent rhythm and lead guitar work from Alvin. The band sounds just great all the way through.


Ten Years After Live In Vienna / Austria At the Stadt Open Air Festival On May 3, 1991
Cassette Tape
The Set List Includes the Following Numbers: 1. Rock and Roll Music To The World 5:25 (Excellent Version / a real keeper, perfect) 2. Good Morning Little School Girl 6:40 3. Slow Blues In C 6:30 (with great keyboard work by Chick Churchill / extended keyboard solo as Alvin's guitar cuts out and Chick fills in the gap) 4. Hobbit 5. Hear Me Calling 5:00 (Boogie) Chick once again pulls off some great keyboard work / excellent performance by Mr. Churchill 6. Love Like A Man 3:20 (Alvin's vocals are bad / weak / cracking) 7. Victim of Circumstance 2:55 8. Johnny B. Good 1:50 (audience sing along) 9. Scat Thing / Smoke On The Water / Sunshine of Your Love / Hendrix Right into I Can't Keep From Crying Sometimes (with some extremely inventive drum work from Ric Lee) Total Time: 13:05 10. I'm Going Home 10:35 11. Choo Choo Mama 3:35 12. Sweet Little Sixteen 3:20 (song is cut off before it's completed)


Ten Years After Live in Nidau, Switzerland August 17, 1991 “Castle Open Air”  Cassette Tape
A Saturday Night Concert

Set List Includes the Following:
1. Rock and Roll Music To The World 3:50
2. Let’s Shake It Up 3:30
3. Good Morning Little School Girl 7:30
4. Slow Blues In C 4:50
5. Hobbit (song edited in half) total time 2:50
6. Love Like A Man 4:30
7. Hear Me Callin´ Boogie..The Ten Years After “Boogie” (song cut off-end of side one)
8. (3:30 plus- Total time is- 8:45
9. Victim Of Circumstance 4:15
10. Johnny B. Goode (audience sing along) 2:50
11. Scat Thing – Great little Hendrix Riffs and Guitar Solo – Smoke On The Water – Sunshine Of Your Love – (Great Job By Alvin) 3:50 – Leads right into I Can’t Keep From Cryin´ Sometimes 8:10
12. I’m Goin´Home 8:25
13. Choo-Choo-Mama 3:25 “with a little “Lucile” thrown in for good measure
14. Rip It Up 2:20

In Conclusion:
The sound quality is excellent considering it is an audience recording. There are many glitches included, and someone keeps kicking – or was it bumping / stumbling into the microphone.
Makes no difference, as it’s another bootleg that attempts to capture Ten Years After Live on stage and as it happened on that night. 1991 “Open Air” must hold some nice memories in this soundtrack. TYA sounded great, Alvin was in good form, and the band was right on the money / on top of the music as always. Special note is Chick’s playing on Slow Blues In C – fantastic job – very well done.



 

Ten Years After Live In Hamburg, Germany November 26, 1991    Cassette Tape
Set List Includes the Following: Side One Of Cassette: 1. Let's Shake It Up 5:20 2. Good Morning Little School Girl 7:25 3. Slow Blues In C 6:15 1. Hobbit 5:45 2. Love Like A Man 3:40 3. Hear Me Calling Boogie (great keyboard work by Chick Churchill) Alvin sings "On The Road Again" with a John Lee Hooker "How How How" thrown in, as Alvin plays some harmonica, leading right back into the main Hear Me Calling theme. 4:35 Best song so far. Nice and laid back, good recording, volume is a little on the weak side. Side Two: 1. Johnny B. Goode (audience sing along) 3:10 2. Scat Thing more jazzy than classical this time, (slight glitch) Sunshine of Your Love, guitar solo, I Can't Keep From Crying, Total Time 14:25 3. I'm Going Home 8:50 with audience 4. Choo Choo Mama 4:50 with audience 5. Sweet Little Sixteen 3:30 End of side two…. Good recording, rare concert and not even listed in most places.

 

 

The Alvin Lee Band Live In Stuttgart, Germany October 4, 1992
(2-cd set) The Tracks Include the Following: 1. A Little Bit Of Love 4:20 2. Wake Up Mama 3:35 3. Love Like A Man 5:45 4. Slow Blues In C 5:25 5. Remember Me (when I'm Dead and Gone) 4:40 6. It Don't Come Easy 4:00 7. Good Morning Little School Girl 7:30 8. She's So Cute (Alan Young on drums) 11:00 (End of Disc 1) Disk 2. 1. Real Life Blues 5:05 2. Scat Thing, little Hendrix, Sunshine of your Love, Cat Squirrel, Smoke on the Water, solo guitar ramp 3:45 Hey Joe 10:35 3. Johnny B. Goode 1:55 4. Jenny Jenny (won't you please come home) 5:05 5. Victim of Circumstance 4:10 6. Help Me 10:25 7. I'm Going Home (to see my baby) 13:10 8. Choo-Choo-Mama 3:25 9. Sweet Little Sixteen 4:30 10. Rip It Up 3:35 The songs were great, Alvin was in a good mood and in rare form, and the band was right on the money this night. If someone out there has a copy of this event from the soundboard it would be perfect. On this copy it's over modulated and that the only complaint I have…but it's a bootleg folks and we deal with it as such. It was a real pleasure to listen to this recording a nice find and I'm happy for Alvin and the audience on this one….a top shelf performance…Alvin at his best.


The Alvin Lee Band Live In Switzerland, October 1992
Song List Includes the following: 1. Little Bit Of Love 5:10 2. Wake Up Mama 3:45 3. Slow Blues In C 5:25 (excellent performance from Alvin and Band 100% perfect) the best song so far on this cassette tape. 4. Remember Me (strong start good vocals, band sounds tight-strong performance all the way through 4:00 ) 5. Love Like A Man 4:05 (strong recording, very good keyboard work, very good performance-interesting drum work with the clatter of the cymbal very distinct and lively all through the lead guitar solo section-song ends perfectly) 6. It Don't Come Easy 2:55 (another track from the ZOOM album) once again very well done with great keyboard work taking the forefront in the middle coda- strong all the way through perfect performance-impressive). 7. Good Morning Little School Girl 5:10 (once again it starts off strong and solid, good vocals by Alvin…tasty keyboard work adding to the mixture- slick drum work-Alvin does an exceptional job on the lead guitar work-and hats off to the rest of the band for their support. Overall one of the most interesting versions of the song that I've had the pleasure to hear, for some reason all the components are focused in the same direction and pushing each other along happily-song is again perfect and very enjoyable). One minor glitch in the middle that means very little. 8. She's So Cute 3:25 (same great performance as above numbers-but Alvin is showing signs of being even more involved in the concert and is himself having fun. Alan Young on the drum kit, you can't imagine just how great this recording and performance sound. 9. Real Life Blues 3:15 ( I don't think that I can recall ever hearing this song performed live, it's a another real pleasure to hear it played in front of an audience. At the start you can hear the chatter of the audience, as they're a lively bunch-a real rock and roll group). End Of Side One. 

Side Two: 1. Johnny B. Goode 3:00 (Audience sing along) pretty weak / lame to begin with until Alvin and Band open up and add some punch to the song, but just as it starts taking off the song ends. 2. Jenny Jenny 5:10 (Good God Almighty, it sounds so much better without Clearance Clemmons screeching / obnoxious saxophone work, it's more rock and roll with out all the previous distraction involved. The keyboard and bass contribution is so much more welcomed, and required to hold the whole thing together. Great song, best performance I've ever heard from Alvin in many years. 3. Help Me 8:30 (you have to ask yourself, is this song better played as it was on the very first Ten Years After Album, with Alvin in control and his guitar work and vocals at the centre of attention, or in this case with more band involvement pushing the song forward with a higher range of energy? The trade off is, exchanging gut level passion, for energy and a more polished performance. There is no right answer, as I like both versions…and if you throw in the original Sonny Boy Williamson version, they're all very different and distinct. 4. I'm Going Home 9:50 (again the band is right on the money, Alvin sounds fresh and as we remember him to be from past performances many years previous. Slick smooth guitar work, interesting-he's setting the pace and not rushing the tempo as though racing for the finish line. Strong vocals, with the band right with him on every change. Now into Hound Dog and the guitar solo that follows, the audience is there in full force as Alvin sings, Be Bop A Lula and again some smooth guitar work .. Rock Around The Clock .. Alvin is belting out some old time familiar Rock and Roll. Coming to get you one more time….Yeah, way to go Alvin….everyone's rocking including the band….a good time, perfect version of the song….perfect recording 100% excellent, excellent, excellent!!! Steve Gould on Bass, Alan Young Drums, Steve Bryson on Keyboards 5. Choo Choo Mama 2:50  6. Sweet Little Sixteen 3:00 with audience (strong rhythm section, the band is solid and rocking, the chomp chomp chomp of Chuck Berry's Riff….the band could've been a little faster, to keep up with Alvin's excellent guitar work, but overall very well done). 7. Rip It Up (third encore) starts off good but somewhere it looses the quality. Alvin is good, the drums are alright, bass solid. It's not until the end of the song that I found out that it's the funky keyboard effects that ruined the song…but it makes no never mind at this point anyways. In conclusion: Alvin Lee and Band never sounded better, worth searching out and transfer to cd format. The first two songs have a problem getting up to the proper recording levels and speed, once that is resolved it's a stellar performance. A perfect ten on anyone's scale or requirements for good rocking, and soulful blues.

 

The Alvin Lee Band Live In Sinsheim, Germany Live Radio Broadcast, February 12, 1993
Cassette Tape
Songs Performed: 1. Little Bit Of Love 4:20 2. Love Like A Man 5:55 3. Remember Me 4:30 4. Good Morning Little School Girl 6:05 5. Real Life Blues 4:55 6. Help Me 7:00 7. I'm Going Home (has glitch / empty spot at the beginning of the song) (at 5:55 the song again drops out) (at 6:30 the tape ends side one, song is cut off) Side two: 1. I'm Going Home (part two) Alan Young drums, Steve Grant keyboards, Steve Gould bass. Total time for Going Home 8:30 End of tape. Quality is good, performance average, recording good except for Going Home (which doesn't matter). The two outstanding tracks are, "Real Life Blues" and "Help Me" One of the best live versions of "Real Life Blues" that I have heard yet.

 

The Alvin Lee Band Live In Karlsruhe, "Das Fest", Germany, August 1993 - Cassette Tape
Alvin Lee, Steve Gould, Steve Grant, Alan Young
Tape One: Side One: 1. Little Bit Of Love 4:45 2. Wake Up Mama 2:35 3. Love Like A Man 4:55 4. Slow Blues In C 5:05 5. I Don't Give A Damn 3:30 6. Long Legs 3:35 Side Two: 1. Good Morning Little Schoool Girl 7:25 2. She's So Cute 9:20 (with drum solo included) 3. Johnny B. Goode (audience sing along) 4. Jenny Jenny 2:55 Tape Two: Side One: 1. Victim Of Circumstance 4:30 2. Scat Thing (with Instrumental guitar by Alvin) 3. Help Me 7:25 4. I'm Going Home 8:00 5. Choo Choo Mama 4:45 6. Rip It Up 3:25 

Conclusion: Alvin never sounded better, he sounds high and happy. Great performance, great recording of the whole event. No complaints in this area. Alvin is spectacular! The real complaint is with the shitty drum solo, the background vocals, and the damn cheesy keyboard work, that is meant for a roller skating rink and not for a rock and roll show. This is what happens when musicians are working for wages, what you get for your money is uninspired players that sound like shit as they go through the motions. Tink Tink drumming, blah blah bass work and rink-e-dink keyboards work. In short: It seems that, as long as Alvin was happy, the rest of the band was willing to just coast in sheer monotony and without an ounce of real passion or desire.

 

The Alvin Lee Band - Easy Rider Party - The International Harley Davidson Party In Switzerland,  August 1993    Cassette Tape

Song List Includes the Following Tracks: 1. Little Bit Of Love 4:45 2. Wake Up Mama 3:15 3. Love Like A Man 5:30 4. Slow Blues In C (Feedback false start) Second start perfect 6:00 5. I Don't Give A Damn (false start) second start perfect 4:30 6. Long Legs 4:20 7. Good Morning Little School Girl 6:00 8. She's So Cute (drum solo by Alan Young) 3:45 9. Johnny B. Goode ( audience sing along) 1:35 Side Two: 1. Jenny Jenny 5:00 2. Victim Of Circumstance 4:30 3. Scat Riffs / Sunshine Of Your Love / Smoke On The Water / Scat Thing Help Me total time 10:20 4. I'm Going Home 8:15 5. Choo Choo Mama 3:25 6. Rip It Up 2:40 Great recording and also great sound. Alvin puts on a good show here and he steps over the few minor glitches with ease. Great performance, nothing left to say. Near perfect.


Ten Years After - More Than Twenty Years Before

Also called "The Easy Rider Years Live". A very rare CD, almost impossible to find.

From 1993 and Made In Italy.       

Song Titles: I Can’t Keep From Crying Sometimes 19:00, Hobbit 7:20, Here They  Come 4:00, One Of These Days 7:10, Once There Was A Time 3:25, I’m Going Home 9:15 Live At Woodstock 1969   

 

 
In The Studio With Ten Years After

With DJ Host Red Beard from August 2, 1993
interviewing Alvin Lee and Leo Lyons 

 

 

The Alvin Lee Band Live In Baden-Baden April 18, 1994
This is the soundtrack from the "Ohne Filter Extra" that was broadcast on German television. Track 1. Keep On Rocking 3:55 2. Long Legs 7:40 3. I Hear You Knockin' 3:35 4. Good Morning Little School Girl 6:35 5. Slow Blues In C 6:35 I Don't Give A Damn 5:25 7. Johnny B. Goode 2:05 8. I'm Going Home 12:15 9. Choo-Choo-Mama 3:50 10. Rip It Up 3:10 Excellent quality, great performance but could have done without that bullshitty "Long Legs" and the very lame "I Don't Give A Damn" but "Choo- Choo-Mama"and "Rip It Up" More than make up for those other two tracks. Also contained on our video tape is an interview with Alvin that last roughly five minutes, and which isn't included on the bootleg soundtrack. 

 

 

Alvin Lee Band - Live In France 1994 - featuring  Alan Young on Drums, and Steve Gould on Bass Guitar.       Songs Include: Keep On Rockin’ 4:00, Long Legs 8:20, Hear Me Calling 5:35, Good Morning Little School Girl 7:25, Take It Easy 12:05 (which includes a long bass and drum solo) 

 

The Alvin Lee Band Live in Amriswiler, Switzerland, 1994   Cassette Tape
Side 1. Long Legs (already in progress) 4:00 I Hear You Knocking 4:00 Ain't Nobody's Business 4:25 (which was a new song) Good Morning Little School Girl 6:35 Country Picking 1:10 Alan Young on drums (solo) Take It Easy (song cut off in the middle of drum solo-thank God) 6:00 Slow Blues In C 4:50 Play It Like It Used To Be 3:15 I Don't Give A Damn 3:10 Johnny B. Goode (song ends in the middle-end of side one) Side Two: JBG- I'm Going Home 14:00 Choo Choo Mama 3:25 with audience Rip It Up 3:20 with audience (end of side two)

 

 

The Alvin Lee Band - Live In Porrentruy, Switzerland,   May 28, 1994  Cassette Tape
Side One 1. Keep On Rockin' 5:10 2. Long Legs 8:10 3. I Hear You Knockin' (sing along) 3:40 4. Good Morning Little School Girl (Golden Oldies Alvin calls it) 6:05 5. Alan Young on Drums and Steve Gould on Bass the song is "Take It Easy" total time 7:40 6. Slow Blues In C 5:50 with audience 7. Play It Like It Used To Be (Madonna Don't Do Nothin' For Me) 3:00 -end of side 1. side 21. Hear Me Callin' (song was interrupted in the middle of Alvin's guitar solo) 6:00 2. I Don't Give A Damn 6:25 (song fades in and out on a stereo system-so far the recording on this bootleg has been very good and enjoyable, someone hits the microphone every once in a while, and there's a certain amount of wow and flutter that can become very distracting and that's unfortunate, because it's really a good performance by Alvin and band. 3. Johnny B. Goode (another sing along song) 2:00 4. Love Like A Man (I have to laugh out loud at this version-as the chorus sounds just like Grand Funk Railroad's song called "Walk Like A Man" Love Like A Man-Walk Like A Man! 5:00 5. I'm Going Home 9:25 with audience 6.. Choo Choo Mama 3:00 with audience 7. Rip It Up 2:50 with audience (end of side two) Good recording, good performance, a genuine bootleg from a real Alvin Lee fan.

 

 

‘Keep On Rockin’ (A Double CD Set)

Good Sound Considering it’s a Bootleg, better than most.
Alvin Lee with Nine Below Zero-Recorded Live At The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, California on November 16, 1994   Set List Includes: Keep On Rockin 3:55, Long Legs 9:00, Hear Me Calling 6:00, Good Morning Little School Girl 8:25, Take It Easy Baby 11:50, Nine Below Zero (Slow Blues In C) (start) 6:02 Nine Below Zero (end) 1:15 I Don’t Give A Damn 5:50, Johnny B. Goode 1:55, Fooling Around Guitar Picking 1:00 Love Like A Man 7:20, I’m Going Home 16:25, Choo Choo Mama 3:20, Gonna Ball Tonight 3:20    

 

 

Alvin Lee at the "House Of Blues",  Recorded between December 12 and 18, 1994
With Disc Jockey- Elwood Blues presiding 1. I Hear You Rockin 5:25 2. Big Bill Broonzy Mississippi River Blues 3:40 3. I Don't Give A Damn 6:10 4. John Lee Hooker "This Is Hip" 3:30 5. Elmore James "Dust My Broom" 3:30 6. Baby's Coming Back To Me 5:20

 

 
The Alvin Lee Band Tour of Switzerland January 28, 1995   Cassette Tape

1. Keep On Rocking 4:40
2. Hear Me Calling 6:05
3. Long Legs 7:50
Steve Gould on the bass and Alan Young on the drums She's So Cute 4:00 ( song is cut off during the solos - song ends)
4. Slow Blues In C 4:00 (well done but nothing exceptional here)
5. Classical Thing - Love Like A Man 4:35 (a little different, but has no sense of direction)
End of side 1

Side 2.
1. I'm Going Home 14:00 (great version of this song-with some very interesting twist and turns towards the end of the performance)
2. Choo-Choo-Mama 3:30
3. Rip It Up 2:30

In Conclusion:
Slow Blues In C and I'm Going Home make this bootleg a real stand out and collectable find.
While the sound has to be adjusted once again-taking off the high and low end to make it more enjoyable, it is rare to hear Alvin stray a little ways off the beaten path and just have a little bit of fun. A nice little addition to our ever growing collection.




 The Alvin Lee Band Live In Reims L'Usine, France On April 20, 1995 

Set List Includes: 1. Keep On Rockin' 4:10 2. Long Legs 8:25 3. Hear Me Callin' 5:45 4. Good Morning Little School Girl 7:30 Bass Steve Gould / drums Alan Young 5. Take It Easy 12:15 (complete with bass and drum solo but end of song is cut off) End Of CD Conclusion: Good Sound Quality / Good Performance but too short.

 

The Best Of The British Blues: 

In May of 1996 Alvin Lee assembled a band of great veteran musicians for a tour, but after only four concerts Boz Burrell leaves the band and is replaced by Tony Franklin.

The band includes:

Eric Burdon - vocals
Alvin Lee - guitar
Micky Moody - guitar
Tony Franklin - bass
Tim Hinkley - keyboards
Aynsley Dunbar - drums


After finishing the tour at the end of March 1997, Alvin returns to his Alvin Lee Band and also his work with Ten Years After.


The Alvin Lee Band Live In San Francisco May 16, 1996
Track List Includes the Following: 1. Keep On Rockin' 4:15 2. Long Legs 7:50 3. Hear Me Callin' 4. Slow Blues In C (Excellent Version) 7:05 6. I Don't Give A Damn 6:25 7. Johnny B. Goode (audience sing along) 2:05 8. Love Like A Man 6:15 9. I'm Goin' Home (song is split in two parts) 10. Choo Choo Mama 3:40 11. Rip It Up 3:20 (with audience applause) 12. Bonus Tracks Include: "Rip It Up" from the (San Juan Capistrano Concert in 1994) and "I'm Going Home" (from Woodstock 1969, which is in its original unedited form) Band Members Include: Alvin Lee, Tim Hinkley, Aynsley Dunbar, Tony Franklin, Micky Moody Note: May 15 coach house, House of Blues west Hollywood are all from this same time period.

 

 

Alvin Lee Interview: Taped from German Radio in 1996    Cassette Tape
Introduction by DJ. First song ‘I Woke Up This Morning’ (from record album) DJ in German, Alvin in the background talking. Second song ‘Baby Won’t You Let Me Rock and Roll You’ (from record album) Third song ‘Me and My Baby’ (also from a record album). Fourth song ‘Love Like A Man’ (record album) Fifth song I’m Going Home (recorded at Woodstock) Sixth Song, ‘All Shook Up’ from the ‘About Time’ album. Seventh song ‘Real Life Blues’ from the Zoom album. Eighth song ‘Good Morning Little School Girl’. Total Playing Time 34:00 Minutes

 

 

  

Ten Years After Live At Sao Paulo-Brazil - May 21, 1997  

Another Rare Recording given to us by our friend Lincoln Barraccat as a gift for the nice presentation we did on his photos and art work. At the concert he had the chance to meet Alvin in person. The Set List Includes: Rock and Roll Music To The World 4:00, Hear Me Callin’6:30, Love Like A Man 6:00, Slow Blues In C 6:55, Johnny B. Goode 5:50, I’m Going Home 11:25, Help Me 9:20, Sweet Little Sixteen 4:20, Choo Choo Mama 3:40, Good Morning Little School Girl 7:40 ( Note: Lincoln choose not to record Ric Lee’s drum solo Hobbit, although it was on the set list)

 

 

 “A Day In The Garden” Woodstock Revisited, August 14, 1998

Set List Includes: Rock and Roll Music To The World 3:45 Hear Me Calling 5:45 Love Like A Man 5:35 Good Morning Little School Girl 7:15 Hobbit 5:35 Slow Blues in C 8:15 Johnny B. Goode 1:55 I Can’t Keep From Crying 14:55 Classical Thing .45 I’m Going Home 12:15 Choo Choo Mama 4:25 Rip It Up 3:00  Note: I was very impressed with the overall sound quality of this cd. I was expecting a real hack job being it was an outdoor festival and all, but surprise, surprise it was a real pleasure to listen to. I also believe the whole set was recorded and is in fact all represented here. The real shame is that their whole Woodstock set from 1969 is yet to be made available. Anyone have a copy? Please let us know so that we can add it to our archive.  

 

 

 The Alvin Lee Band Live In Reims, France, May 31,  2000

Set List Includes: Rock and Roll Music To The World 4:10 Keep On Rocking 4:30 Hear Me Calling 10:25 Spanish Thing (impressive by the way) 1:45 Long Legs 7:50 I’m Writing You A Letter 4:10 Take It Easy 12:30 Slow Blues In C 7:05 I Don’t Give A Damn 5:20 Johnny B. Goode 2:00 Scat Thing.55 Love Like A Man 8:15 I’m Going Home 11:35 Rip It Up 3:10

Note: this is one of the finest cd’s we’ve heard. The audience and band are together on this recording, a real high point for The Alvin Lee Band, a must have for your music collection.   

 

  

The Alvin Lee Band Live at Burg Herzberg Festival, Germany, July 20, 2001

Setlist features the following:

  1. Good Morning Little School Girl 6:55
  2. Take It Easy 11:50 (Complete with bass and drum solo) 
  3. Everybody Gets The Blues 6:10 (Slow Blues In C)
  4. I Don’t Give A Damn 5:40
  5. Alvin’s Intermezzo (improvisation) 1:35 (A Little Spanish Ditty)
  6. Love Like A Man 5:35
  7. I’m Going Home 15:20 
  8. Choo-Choo-Mama 3:05 
  9. Rock ‘n’ Roll-(Rip It Up) 3:10  

This is an audience recording of good quality. Alvin  wasn’t playing much in 2001 so it makes this recording that much more valuable. He’s in good form and sounding like he’s having a good time, he sounds relaxed. Also on stage are Steve Gould on bass and vocals and Alan Young on drums.

Track one fades into the song that’s already in progress, Track two is an elongated trip into boredom. Track three is a wonderful version of Slow Blues and the pace is different, more tasteful and happy sounding, the same applies to Choo-Choo-Mama is even slower than usual with a little twist towards the ending, but Alvin’s guitar work is simply tasty and almost edible a real joy.

Alvin’s little Spanish ditty is a refreshing break before Love Like A Man. Even the intro to I’m Going Home is done with snippets of Sun Shine Of Your Love, a Little Hendrix Voodoo Chile and Smoke On The Water to set the rock and boogie pace. The sound here (of the cassette tape chances tone and goes from clear to a little muffled, typical bootleg product but doesn’t change Alvin’s performance one iota). From the beginning of the song until the ten minute mark the song is a throwaway (Alvin Lee Plays Alvin Lee Licks-so what else is new) I was ready to skip the rest of the predictable song … then for the next three minutes Alvin threw in some guitar changes and little rock and blues riffs  that made the song come alive and much more interesting.    

 

Ten Years After Live At Burg Clam, Austria,  Recorded on June 18, 2003

Joe Gooch - Guitars and Vocals
Leo Lyons - Bass Guitar - Backing Vocals
Ric Lee - Drums
Chick Churchill - Keyboards

Set List Includes:
1. I Woke Up This Morning 6:15
2. Bad Blood 4:45
3. Good Morning Little School Girl 6:30
4. She Keeps Moving 5:50
5. Hear Me Calling 5:15
6. She Keeps Walking Away 6:15
7. Angry Voices 9:05
8. Love Like A Man 6:45
9. Time To Kill 4:10
10. I Can't Keep From Crying Sometimes 11:55
11. 50,000 Miles Beneath My Brain 4:55
12. I'm Going Home (is cut into many pieces) it ends up 4:10 with audience

In Conclusion:
Great Performance and great recording, and a good look back to see just how Ten Years After "NOW" were developing their new songs, and the progression that was taking place. While the song "She Keeps Moving" has changed and never made the final cut onto their new cd and the same with "She Keeps Walking Away" and also with "Angry Voices" the bands overall sound and talent shine.




 

Ten Years After with Joe Gooch-Live in Patronaat, Haarlem Holland on June 19, 2003

Concert is 115 long and very good to excellent quality throughout. An audience recording.

Set List Includes: I Woke Up This Morning 4:50, Bad Blood 4:35, (Leo introduces the next song) Good Morning Little School Girl 6:20, She Keeps Moving (which later showed up on their new cd as Long Time Running) 5:30, Hear Me Calling 6:05, She Keeps Walking Away (which is a great song with a good riff / hook from Joe and this song is only available on this bootleg recording) Angry Voices (which here is extended to) 9:30 in length. Big Black 45 4:40, Hobbit 6:50 (Ric talks a little about Leo, Chick and calls Joe a great guitarist, singer and mate).  (end of cd 1)

 CD 2. Love Like A Man 7:35, I’d Love To Change The World (going from acoustic to electric on stage) 4:40, Time To Kill 5:10, I Can’t Keep From Crying Sometimes 13:00, I’m Going Home 10:05, Choo-Choo-Mama 4:20, 50,000 Miles Beneath My Brain 5:55 (end)    

   

Alvin Lee - "The Blues Never Sounded Better" -
Live At The Newcastle Opera House UK - On April 22, 2004


An Audience Recording by Russ Morgan
With Pete Prichard on bass and Richard Newman on drums
Total Recording Time, 78:49

Set List Includes:
1. Rock and Roll Music To The World 4:15
2. Hear Me Calling 5:15
3. Little Guitar Pickin´ .42 seconds
4. Rock and Roll Girls 4:35
5. How Do You Do It 3:15 (Song cut in half) total time approximately 4:15
6. Don't Want You Woman 3:30
7. While My Guitar Gently Weeps 1:40
8. Getting Nowhere Fast 3:30
9. I Don't Give A Damn 5:05
10. Little Spanish Guitar Playing 1:00 (cut off) then continues
11. I'm Gonna´Make It 6:10
12. Slow Blues In C 5:50 (song cut at the beginning)
13. Little Scat Thing (cut off then continues into) Love Like A Man 9:10
14. I'm Going Home 11:05 (Song is perfectly intact, no glitches at all, excellent recording by Russ Morgan and performance by Alvin and Band)
15. Rip It Up 2:50 (song is again intact, in perfect condition)
16. Whole Lotta´ Shakin´ Goin´On 4:15 (with Tony McPhee, Edger Winter and Band) with Alvin leading the procession…the slide guitar work is annoying / obnoxious .. but once again the song is cut in two pieces on the cd, so that was a saving grace. I would think that performed live - standing in front of the stage would have been much more enjoyable than the audio version of this song comes across.

And where's the encores??? What a rip off!!! People were asking for Choo - Choo - Mama but it never presented itself on this recording…and if Rip It Up and Whole Lotta Shakin were the encores, that's even more disappointing, as they were part of the show and not presented as additional numbers…or bonus material.

In Conclusion:
Nice performance in general, good recording and Alvin is in good form. Good form for Alvin these days means going through the motions, playing good guitar, and being a very good entertainer. I call it ZIP / RIP / OFF he couldn't rip through the material much faster, move on to the next song or have less passion while doing it. ZIP through the songs - Rest In Peace as the performance is as good as dead - and get OFF the stage as fast as possible - take the money and run syndrome.
If this is the best that Alvin can offer, it's a real pity that he attempts to perform at all, because he puts no effort into it. He comes across as a "Musician Prostitute" he'll lay it down for the money, but there's no heart, soul, passion or emotion involved here.
In short, you're getting screwed but you aren't even getting kissed!!!


 

Alvin Lee Live In Dorset England from the Pavilion Theatre May 6, 2004 
The performance is 85 minutes long and is a very good audience recording. It’s on two  CD-R’s 

The Set List Includes:

CD 1. Rock and Roll Music To The World 3:55,   Hear Me Calling 6:05,  I Can’t Keep From Crying Sometimes 7:20,  Country Pickin . 45  seconds,   How Do You Do It 4:00,  (acoustic numbers) Don’t Want You Woman 3:25, While My Guitar Gently Weeps 1:20, Going Nowhere Fast 4:00, I Don’t Give A Damn 5:05, I’m Gonna Make It 5:40, Slow Blues In C 6:00, Scat Thing .50 seconds, Love Like A Man 10:50, I’m Going Home 13:00

CD 2. Rip It Up 3:00, Rock ‘n’ Roll Medley: Whole Lot of Shakin’ Going On (with Edgar Winter on Saxophone) Johnny B. Goode and Bye Bye Johnny Bye Bye 3:40 

 

 

Alvin Lee Live In Croydon, England May 13, 2004  - same as LiveFairfield" Halls
Tracks Include the Following: 1. Rock & Roll Music To The World 4:15 2. Hear Me Calling 5:50 3. I Can't Keep From Crying 7:20 4. Country Pickin .45 seconds 5. How Do You Do It 4:20 6. Don't Want You Woman 3:05 7. While My Guitar Gently Weeps 1:30 8. Getting Nowhere Fast 4:05 I Don't Give A Damn 5:05 10. I'm Gonna Make It 5:05 11. Slow Blues In C 5:40 12. Scat Thing .50 seconds 13. Love Like A Man 10:05 13. I'm Going Home 8:20 14. Rip It Up 3:05 15. Whole Lotta Shake'n Goin' On (with Edgar Winter on saxophone) Johnny B. Goode -Bye Bye Bye 7:40 A good audience recording that's even better if you like echo in your live music, because it's got a highly tinny sound with not much bottom to it, but all in all a good representation of Alvin Lee in concert in 2004. The down side is, it's all been heard before and most of us expect a lot more from someone who started out with so much talent.




 

Alvin Lee in Edinburgh, Scotland, Usher Hall,   May 17, 2004 

The performance is 90 minutes long and is a excellent sound, audience recording on CD-R.

Set List Includes: Rock and Roll Music To The World 4:20, Hear Me Calling 6:00, I Can’t Keep From Crying Sometimes 7:40, Country pickin .50 seconds, How Do You Do It 4:20

(Acoustic Set) Don’t Want You Woman 3:30 (excellent version of this song, I’ve never heard better) While My Guitar Gently Weeps 1:30, Getting No Where Fast 4:30, I Don’t Give A Damn 5:45, I’m Gonna Make It 6:00 (end of cd 1)

CD 2. Slow Blues In C (another excellent performance of this song) 6:35, Scat Thing 2:15 (again excellent, different and well done) it’s used as an intro to Love Like A Man (which is extended to add Alvin on Harmonica and some scorching guitar work) 12:00, Rip It Up 3:10, Rock ‘n’ Roll Medley: Whole Lotta Shakin, Johnny B. Goode and Bye Bye Johnny Bye Bye 7:10 (with Edgar Winter on Saxophone).

 

   

Alvin Lee Live - Bellinzona Piazza Blues, Tessin (Ticino) Switzerland, June 25, 2004

Alvin Lee: Guitar, Vocals, and Harp
Pete Pritchard: Bass and Double Bass
Richard Newman: Drums   

CD one includes:

  1. Rock and Roll Music To The World 4:21
  2. Hear Me Calling 5:48
  3. I Can’t Keep From Crying Sometimes 9:09
  4. Oh How Do You Do It 4:08  
  5. Don't Want You Woman  3:10
  6. While My Guitar Gently Weeps 1:30 (Tribute to George Harrison)
  7. Getting Nowhere Fast 5:45
  8. I Don’t Give A Damn  5:20
  9. I’m Writing You A Letter 8:06 (Richard Newman drum solo)  

CD two includes:

     1.I’m Gonna Make It 5:45
     2. Slow Blues In C 6:43
     3. Love Like A Man 10:48
     4. I’m Going Home 13:43

 

 

With the new release of Alvin Lee In Tennessee this is a live concert to promote his new music.  

 

Alvin Lee Live in Piazza Duono Pistoia Italy, The 25th Blues Festival,  July 17, 2004
The set is 65 minutes long and a very good audience recording. Although a little hollow sounding and weak, overall very enjoyable and without any major glitches which makes it even better.

The Set List Includes:

Hear Me Calling 5:55, Pickin Thing .45 seconds, How Do You Do It 3:25 (Pete Prichard) on stand up bass guitar. I Can’t Keep From Crying Sometimes (which is the best version I’ve ever heard) 9:25, I Don’t Give A Damn 4:55, I’m Writing You A Letter (complete with drum solo) 5:30, Slow Blues In C (one of the best versions I’ve ever heard of this song) 6:00, I’m Gonna Make It 4:45, Scat Thing intro to Love Like A Man 9:25, I’m Going Home 12:55  

    

 

Alvin Lee Live In Marseille, France October 21, 2005
The Set List Includes:
CD 1.
1. Rock and Roll Music To The World 4:20
2. Hear Me Calling Boogie 5:55
3. I Can’t Keep From Crying Sometimes 10:15
4. How Do You Do It 4:10 (with Pete Prichart on bass)
5. Don’t Want You Woman 3:40
6. Guitar Picking .55 seconds
7. I Don’t Give A Damn 6:20
8. I’m Writing You A Letter 11:00 (Richard Newman on the Drums)
9. A Little Fox Trot .45 seconds
10. Slow Blues In C 7:50
11. I’m Gonna Make It 6:10
12. Classical Thing 1:10
13. Good Morning Little School Girl 8:10

CD 2.
1. Scat Thing Again 1:15
2. Love Like A Man 10:20 (a few minor glitches)
3. I’m Going Home (a few major glitches) but it just doesn’t matter, as this version offers nothing new or of any special interest. Run of the mill boredom at best.
Hats off to this bootlegger, he does a readers digest version of this whole song – it probably ran about twelve minutes but was thankfully / mercifully condensed to a mere 7:15
4. Choo-Choo-Mama 3:50 (with audience)
5. Rip It Up 3:40 with audience (glitch / unfortunate) good song / going well - Oh Well – It Happens)

In Conclusion:
Great Recording, very well done (under battle conditions)
With that being said, one can only hope and pray that Mr. Lee will only continue to do very scarce performances as has been his M/O for the last five years. Can he play guitar, of course, can he be amusing on stage for an hour and a half, no doubt, but is he worth the $15,000 Euro he now demands for a single gig?
Opinions very, but between myself and the person who made this recording – Alvin should have stayed in Spain. Ten Years After with Joe Gooch is a far better investment, and much better night out.
Alvin painting and doing his flamingo fandango on a tight rope while studying other Ring-Ling-Brothers acts, seems to be the right vocation for him.
My advice to Alvin, take the alleged $500.000 that you were offered for your Gibson ES335, with the peace sticker and all…and paint quietly until death.

 

 

 

UNIQUE AND NOTEWORTHY:  

 

Ten Years After-In Italian it’s pronounced  "Dieci Anni Dopo "

This is "The No. 1 Ten Years After Cover Band" from, you guessed it -  Italy. 

Their Live Set List is as follows: I Woke Up This Morning 4:46, Choo Choo Mama 2:54, Love Like A Man 6:04, Slow Blues In C 7:04, Hear Me Calling 4:21, Bad Scene 4:21, Speed Kill 2:49, I Love To Change The World 3:54, Good Morning Little School Girl 6:28, Rock and Roll Music To The World 3:26, One Of These Days 4:27, Solo Batteria (Drum Solo) 3:49, I’m Going Home 7:30

Total Playing Time one hour and two minutes.

Band Members are as follows: Fabrizio Perrini Bass Guitar, Fabio Carloni Lead / Rhythm Guitar and Vocals, Claudio Vincitorio Drums

I can say in all honesty that this band is the only and the best Ten Years After cover band out there. No one else has the guts, the balls or the dedication and desire to pay tribute to the original band members as these three qualified / professional musicians are doing at every gig they play. If you get the chance give them a listen and show your support as we ourselves do.      

 



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