spirit live at the texas international pop festival 1969 plus a promo-sampler from 1992 plus an unhidden bonus track

this is a slightly revised and revisited version of a post i did way back in the early summer of 2007, and since the download-files have long been lost in the process of growing old, i decided to re-make and re-model the whole thing. for your pleasure the original post can still be found with almost no stone left not unturned.

and this is what i wrote in 2007:
"...when we was young: oh, so very young: we were psychedelic punks: and we used to love wire, danny and the dressmakers, the 39 clocks, nico päffgen, the thunderbyrds, paranormale tonbandstimmen, the church of lennon and cale spedding pistols, marc bolan, lol coxhill and spirit. yes: spirit was one of the very few bands to survive the sixties and to be some thing like important to the seventies psycho beats. only a few days later we discovered thousands of other truthful minds. more no fun at long last.

today you might want to listen to eight tracks the spirit recorded on monday the 1st of september 1969 at the texas international pop festival. this "oh boy"-cd is way too short, of course, but no more sounds seem to be bequeathed from these days..."

and so this is spirit. the first eight tracks were recorded live at the texas international festival on monday the first of september 1969; the band executing these tracks most probably consistered of randy california (guitar and vocals), ed cassidy (drums), john locke (keyboards), mark andes (bass) and jay ferguson (vocals, percussion).

so listen:

01 - fresh garbage
02 - elijah (though probably it shall not be) (listen directly)
03 - improvisation
04 - ground hog
05 - grammophone man
06 - dream within a dream
07 - i got a line on you (listen directly)
08 - aren't you glad 

(and though these are rather confusingly entitled very poor recordings: this is all there is)


the texas festival recordings from 1969 are followed by a german maxi-cd from 1992 promoting the line-records-release of "chronicles 1967-1982", featuring some rare and unreleased tracks. this is what i had to say in 2007:
"...in 1992 the wonderful hamburg line label decided to (re-)release most of the music spirit had played and given to the audiences throughout the years and to add some new information. all we need to know and we are proud to share can be found within the scans, please click to enlarge (some re-recorded and/or otherwise unreleased tracks for your pleasure plus sara fleetwood plus a 23 minutes interview)..."

so listen now:

09 (01) - nature's way (new recording with sara fleetwood) (listen directly)
10 (02) - darlin if
11 (03) - genetic dreams
12 (04) - fallen hero (listen directly)
13 (05) - interview with har wharfield

unhidden bonus track:

14 - the clear radio spot 1969

(mp3 / all scans included / direct download)


Psychfan said...

Thanks very much! Probably the best 60's band that's (relatively) unknown.

Anonymous said...

thank You for Spirit items;
I consider it a Happening.
Appreciated very much.
- Jay from the North.