Stomu Yamashta - Go - Europe - 1976
A relic from the prog-rock years, Stomu Yamashta’s Go was quite a superstar band of its time in 1976. It had Steve Winwood, dragged out from hibernation following the collapse of Traffic, Michael Shrieve, Al DiMeola the hot guitarist from Chick Corea’s Return To Forever and the German electronic musician Klaus Schulze [Tangerine Dream, Ash Ra Temple]. How on earth they all gathered to report to work under Japanese jazz-rocker Stomu Yamashta is probably buried under a mountain of mouldy UK music weeklies.
This concert, said to be recorded on May 29, 1976 at London’s Royal Albert Hall, was probably the first public performance of Go. Nobody is certain whether this date or venue is correct. This recording appeared in the late '80s/early '90s on a bootleg label Kiss Deluxe. They claimed the year as 1976 in Europe. Hardly helpful but the sound quality is exceptional and from the stereo soundboard.
01 Ghost Machine
02 Surf Spin
03 Time Is Here
05 Solitude - Nature - Crossing The Line
06 Man of Leo
Stomu Yamashta - Percussion & Synthesizer
Steve Winwood - Vocal, Keyboads
Al Di Meola, Pat Thrall - Guitar
Klaus Schulze - "space machine"
Michael Shrieve - Drums
Jerome Rimson - Bass
Brother James - Congas
Karen Freedman - Backing Vocals