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****LIVE AUDIO RECORDINGS****
(compiled by Jack Skelly)
This page lists all of the band’s live audio recordings that I have ever heard of, up to this point.
Maybe you know of more.
If you do know of any others, please write and let me know!!
AUD - an audience recording made by someone at the concert
SB - a soundboard recording made at a concert or in a studio
RADIO - a recording made from an AM or FM radio broadcast
PART A .
THESE ARE LIVE RECORDINGS AVAILABLE TO TRADERS AND COLLECTORS. OF COURSE, SOME ARE MORE COMMON THAN OTHERS.
Apr. 7, 1971 AUD Dusseldorf, Germany - Philipshalle the only known available unreleased show to have Martin Smith on drums. It includes Giant and Why Not?, as well as the only known recording of Martin’s original drum solo during Nothing At All.
July ?, 1971 AUD Novara, Italy just a short 10 minute recording with two partial songs. The venue is unknown and the date is unconfirmed. Although the tape has always been attributed to Novara, there’s no way to verify that.
Sep. 5, 1971 AUD Vienna, Austria - Stadthalle a 30 minute tape, though it appears to be a complete opening set
Jan. 21, 1972 AUD Essen, Germany - Grugahalle first of several known tapes from the band’s successful tour with Jethro Tull. A common GG bootleg called GARGANTUA is of this show, although the bootleg incorrectly lists a date of 1971 and even incorrectly lists Martin as the drummer when it is really Malcolm Mortimore. There is actually a slightly longer version around of this recording than what appears on the bootleg.
Jan. 22, 1972 AUD Frankfurt, Germany - Festhalle Messgelande This tape sometimes appears on trade lists as being from Offenbach, Germany on May 12, 1972.
Jan. 24, 1972 AUD Vienna, Austria - Konserthaus Only the last three songs of the set are on this recording. At the time, Giant closed their shows with a small excerpt from the National Anthem of whatever country they were in at the time. This tape includes the only known recording of the Austrian National Anthem.
Jan. 30, 1972 AUD Bern, Switzerland - Festhalle an afternoon performance. It includes a short bit of the Swiss National Anthem, unavailable elsewhere.
Feb. 1, 1972 AUD Rome, Italy - Palazzo dello Sport
Feb. 2, 1972 AUD Bologna, Italy - Palazzo dello Sport (late show) This tape includes a snippet of the Italian National Anthem.
Feb. 5, 1972 AUD Novara, Itally - Palasport This tape, comprising the full six song set played that night, is often listed as being from Varese, Italy on Feb. 4, but the listing of Novara on Feb. 5 is correct. The band opened with Giant and ended with another performance of the Italian National Anthem.
Apr. 28, 1972 AUD Cheltenham, England - Town Hall This is from John Weather’s first tour with the band, when they opened for a Jimi Hendrix film. It’s also the only known tape to include the song Schooldays. The actual location is still in doubt about this tape.
May 12, 1972 AUD Offenbach, Germany - Stadthalle This one includes the earliest known version of Peel the Paint, as well as a slightly longer excerpt from the West German National Anthem than appears on earlier tapes.
May 13, 1972 AUD Kronau, Germany - Grosse Mehrzweckhalle again includes the longer version of the West German National Anthem
Aug. 8, 1972 RADIO London, England - BBC Studio Session This is the only known BBC Session of the band’s to surface so far that has not been officially released. The BBC’s master tape is apparently lost, but a forward thinking UK fan recorded the session off the radio. This tape is of very high quality.
Sep. 15, 1972 AUD Los Angeles, California - Hollywood Bowl an infamous tape of Giant on their first U.S. tour opening for Black Sabbath. The crowd treated the band poorly, as can be heard on the tape.
Oct. 7, 1972 AUD Montreal, Quebec - University Sports Center
Oct. 14, 1972 AUD Rochester, New York - Rochester War Memorial taken from the group’s second successful tour with Jethro Tull
Nov. 13, 1972 AUD New York, New York - Madison Square Garden also from the second tour with Jethro Tull
Dec. 10, 1972 AUD Paignton, England - Festival Hall
Dec. 30, 1972 AUD Bologna, Italy - Palazzo dello Sport
Jan. 2, 1973 AUD Genova, Italy - Teatro Alcione Often, the year on this one is incorrectly given as 1974.
Jan. 5, 1973 AUD Vicenza, Italy - Palazzo dello Sport the last known recording to include Phil Shulman
Mar. 16, 1973 AUD New York, New York - Felt Forum only the last half of the set
Mar. 18, 1973 AUD Allentown, Pennsylvania - Fairgrounds
Mar. 22, 1973 AUD Quebec City, Quebec - Palais Montcalm Incomplete tapes of both the Quebec City shows exist, though there is no way to tell which tape is which.
Mar. 23, 1973 AUD Quebec City, Quebec - Palais Montcalm This is, of course, the second Quebec City show and is again incomplete.
Mar. 24, 1973 AUD Montreal, Quebec - Centre Sportif de l'Universite de Montreal This one’s the only complete headlining show from the band’s 1973 Canadian tour.
Apr. 3, 1973 AUD Fort Wayne, Indiana - The Lantern
Sep. 17, 1973 AUD Plymouth, England - Guildhall This particular tape includes the only known live recording of an extended Kerry Minnear keyboard solo. It appears in the middle of the group’s brand new medley, Excerpts From Octopus, but was apparently dropped from the set right away. This keyboard solo, has, however, been released in the SCRAPING THE BARRELL box set.
Sep. 22, 1973 AUD Manchester, England - Stoneground
Oct. 17, 1973 AUD Treviso, Italy - Teatro Garabaldi
Oct. 20, 1973 AUD Genova, Italy - Teatro Alcione
Oct. 21, 1973 AUD Travagliato, Italy - Supertivoli
Oct. 29, 1973 AUD Frankfurt, Germany - Jahrhunderthalle
Nov. 16, 1973 RADIO Golder’s Green, England - Hippodrome This is the BBC “In Concert” recording officially released on the OUT OF THE FIRE CD. However, although that CD does not include all of the announcer’s narrations, a high quality tape circulates that does.
Mar. 14, 1974 AUD Plymouth, England – Guildhall
Mar. 19, 1974 AUD Watford, England - Town Hall
Apr. 5, 1974 AUD Munster, Germany - Munsterlandhalle The Alucard release of IN A GLASS HOUSE includes, as a bonus track, one song taken from this tape.
Apr. 8, 1974 AUD St. Gallen, Switzerland - Kongresshaus Schutzengarten
Oct. 9, 1974 AUD West Hollywood, California - Whisky a Go Go The band played five consecutive nights at this nightclub. This tape is from the first night.
Oct. 10, 1974 RADIO West Hollywood, California - Aquarius Theater During their five night stay at the Whisky a Go Go, Giant was filmed in nearby West Hollywood for the ABC-TC “Wide World In Concert” program. Their performance of Excerpts from Octopus filmed there was eventually broadcast on Jan. 3, 1975. A number of radio stations simulcast the audio portion of that performance and recordings of that radio simulcast trade among collectors.
Oct. 23, 1974 AUD Parsipanny, New Jersey - Joint In the Woods
Nov. 1, 1974 AUD New York, New York - Academy of Music GG played many times at this popular New York City venue and this is the first one recorded.
Nov. 4, 1974 AUD Detroit, Michigan - Cobo Hall
Nov. 6, 1974 AUD Flint, Michigan - I.M.A. Auditorium
Nov. 6, 1974 AUD Flint, Michigan - I.M.A. Auditorium There also exists a brief portion of the soundcheck from the above listed show.
Nov. 21, 1974 AUD Basel, Switzerland - Stadtcasino
Nov. 26, 1974 SB Rome, Italy - Palazzo dello Sport
Nov. 28, 1974 AUD Torino, Italy - Palazzo dello Sport
Jan. 18, 1975 RADIO New York, New York - Academy of Music GG played two shows at the Academy on this date and this tape is from the “King Biscuit Flower Hour” radio program which broadcast about 15 minutes of the evening’s material on Sep. 28, 1975. This broadcast includes Cogs In Cogs which does not appear on the official KING BISCUIT PRESENTS GENTLE GIANT release, taken from the same pair of concerts. Which of the two shows this broadcast was taken from is not entirely clear.
Jan. 18, 1975 SB New York, New York - Academy of Music What appears to be a more complete performance has recently surfaced, although it could be the first show, the second show, or a composite of both. It includes all the material on the official KING BISCUIT PRESENTS GENTLE GIANT release plus the opening number, Cogs In Cogs. However, it is not the same version of that song that was broadcast as part of the above listing, obviously coming from the other of the day’s two performances. This particular version of Cogs In Cogs can only be found on this newer recording.
Jan. 24, 1975 AUD Toronto, Ontario - Convocation Hall
Jan. 24, 1975 AUD Toronto, Ontario - Convocation Hall There is also a brief section of the soundcheck available from this same night, recorded by someone else. It includes segments of So Sincere and, surprisingly, No God’s a Man, a number never played live before an audience.
Jan. 27, 1975 RADIO Cleveland, Ohio - Agora recorded by Cleveland’s WMMS Radio. It was broadcast, in edited form, on Jan. 29 and recordings of that hour long broadcast circulate.
Feb. 13, 1975 RADIO West Hollywood, California - Capitol Studios While in southern California, GG slipped into Capitol Studios to record a number of songs currently in their live set. Sometime in March, an edited version of this session was broadcast as part of a longer “Gentle Giant Special” on Los Angeles’ KMET Radio. This broadcast has been heavily bootlegged under various titles, included the erroneously named Santa Monica Freeway. The band did play a gig in Santa Monica later this same evening, but this recording is not of that gig.
Feb. 17, 1975 AUD Chicago, Illinois - Auditorium Theater
June 21, 1975 AUD Dusseldorf, Germany - Philipshalle
July 20, 1975 RADIO Rock Around the World Broadcast This is an American broadcast of a small portion of the London “In Concert” BBC broadcast from Nov. 16, 1973. However, it includes a small bit of music not aired during the original 1973 broadcast and not included on OUT OF THE FIRE.
Aug. 16, 1975 AUD Boston, Massachusetts - Boston Garden On this tape, the band played a short excerpt of Plain Truth as an intro to the song Free Hand.
Aug. 23, 1975 AUD Hempstead, New York - Calderone Concert Hall
Sep. 24, 1975 AUD Frankfurt, Germany - Jahrunderthalle
Oct. 3, 1975 AUD White Plains, New York - Music Hall The exact location of this recording has not been confirmed.
Oct. 4, 1975 AUD Boston, Massachusetts - Orpheum Theatre
Oct. 7, 1975 RADIO Hempstead, New York - Ultrasonic Studios another show that’s been heavily bootlegged through the years. This one has, at times, been incorrectly listed as being from Baltimore. The band played in front of a studio audience and the entire show was broadcast live over New York City’s WLIR Radio. This entire 70 minute performance is available to collectors. Three songs from this studio concert were also broadcast in England on July 14, 1976 on “BBC Rock Hour”.
Oct. 9, 1975 AUD Waterbury, Connecticut - Palace Theater
Oct. 10, 1975 AUD Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Spectrum surprisingly good quality for an audience recording
Oct. 11, 1975 AUD New York, New York - Academy of Music mostly complete
Oct. 11, 1975 AUD New York, New York - Academy of Music There exists a second source of this show which is incomplete but includes a few small bits not found on the previously listed tape.
Oct. 18, 1975 AUD Cincinnati, Ohio - Riverfront Coliseum
Oct. 22, 1975 AUD St. Louis, Missouri - Opera House
Oct. 28, 1975 AUD Berkeley, California - Community Theater
Nov. 2, 1975 AUD San Diego, California - Civic Center
Nov. 12, 1975 RADIO Stockholm, Sweden - Studentkaren This was recorded by Sweden’s Radio 3 and then broadcast, in edited form, probably a few days later. Copies of this broadcast floating around among collectors have just a fraction more applause and band chatter than appear on the official LIVE IN STOCKHOLM ‘75 release.
Nov. 17, 1975 AUD Dusseldorf, Germany - Philipshalle
Nov. 27, 1975 AUD Zurich, Switzerland - Volkshaus
Nov. 29, 1975 RADIO Paris, France - Olympia Little is known about this tape which is of a French AM radio broadcast. All known copies are about 30 minutes long and have numerous cuts and edits. It is not known if the performance was broadcast live or at a later date, nor is it known if a tape of the complete performance exists. A French announcer’s voice appears at spots during the broadcast.
June 5, 1976 AUD Rimini, Italy - L’Altro Mondo
June 18, 1976 AUD New York, New York - Central Park - Wollman Rink Giant appeared as part of New York’s annual “Schaeffer Music Festival”.
July 3, 1976 AUD Hempstead, New York - Calderone Concert Hall The band’s LIVE AT THE BICENTENNIAL CD encompasses the entire main set of this concert, as broadcast live by New York’s WLIR Radio, but neither that broadcast nor the subsequent CD contain any encore material. However, a partial audience recording of the concert has also surfaced. Amazingly, it’s missing the entire main set but it does include all of the encore material, including the two final surprise songs, In the Midnight Hour and Happy Birthday. The final song was, of course, dedicated to the USA on the occasion of its Bicentennial.
July 5, 1976 AUD Elyria, Ohio - The Joker
July 7, 1976 RADIO Chicago, Illinois - Riviera Theatre The first 50 minutes or so of GG’s set appear on this radio broadcast, aired over Chicago’s WXRT Radio. It’s not known if the rest of the concert was recorded.
July 16, 1976 AUD Santa Barbara, California - Arlington Theater
July 18, 1976 AUD San Diego, California - Balboa Stadium
July 22, 1976 AUD Vancouver, British Columbia - Pacific Coliseum
Sep. 17, 1976 AUD Gothenburg, Sweden - Konserthuset
Sep. 19, 1976 AUD Lund, Sweden - Olympen-Sparta
Feb. 20, 1977 AUD Quebec City, Quebec - Centre des Congress This is the first of several known recordings from the group’s Feb. - Mar. 1977 tour of North America, during which they premiered four new songs which had not yet been recorded. The four songs eventually saw release on THE MISSING PIECE later in the year.
Feb. 22, 1977 AUD Toronto, Ontario - Maple Leaf Gardens
Feb. 25, 1977 AUD Boston, Massachusetts - Orpheum Theater
Feb. 26, 1977 AUD Upper Darby, Pennsylvania - Tower Theater
Feb. 27, 1977 AUD New York, New York - Avery Fisher Music Hall
Feb. 28, 1977 AUD Hempstead, New York - Calderone Concert Hall
Mar. 6, 1977 AUD Detroit, Michigan - Ford Auditorium
Mar. 19, 1977 AUD Dallas, Texas - Electric Ballroom This is only a 5 minute section of the band’s soundcheck before the concert. On the tape, they run through two incomplete takes of For Nobody. It is unknown whether a longer recording of the soundcheck, or the concert itself for that matter, exist.
Mar. 30, 1977 AUD San Diego, California - Golden Hall
Mar. 31, 1977 AUD Los Angeles, California - Shrine Auditorium This recording contains In the Midnight Hour played as a second encore.
Oct. 5, 1977 AUD Heidelberg, Germany - Stadthalle
Oct. 8, 1977 AUD Basel, Switzerland - Mustermesse Riehenring
Oct. 29, 1977 AUD Upper Darby, Pennsylvania - Tower Theater Not all copies are complete but the full show, including encores, is available.
Nov. 1, 1977 AUD Montreal, Quebec - Montreal Forum
Nov. 5, 1977 AUD New York, New York - Palladium The Palladium is actually the venue originally known as the Academy of Music.
Nov. 5, 1977 AUD New York, New York - Palladium a second tape, taken from a different source. It includes all of John’s humorous introduction to Funny Ways, some of which is missing from the tape in the previous listing.
Nov. 8, 1977 AUD New Haven, Connecticut - Yale University - Woolsley Hall
Nov. 10, 1977 SB Bailey’s Crossroads, Virginia - Louie’s Rock City This is an incomplete recording, recorded directly from this club’s mixing board, probably by an employee of the club.
Nov. 10, 1977 AUD Bailey’s Crossroads, Virginia - Louie’s Rock City This is a second tape of the show listed above, this time recorded by a member of the audience. It is also incomplete but, although fairly short, it includes a little music not heard on the mixing board recording.
Nov. 12, 1977 AUD Boston, Massachusetts - Paradise Club The band played three consecutive nights at the Boston club. This tape is from the second night.
Nov. 13, 1977 AUD Boston, Massachusetts - Paradise Club taken from the band’s third of three consecutive nights at this club
Nov. 15, 1977 RADIO Cleveland, Ohio - Agora Cleveland’s WMMS Radio recorded this concert and broadcast an edited version a few days later. This edited version is about 55 minutes long.
Nov. 15, 1977 AUD Cleveland, Ohio - Agora In addition to the edited radio broadcast listed above, a recording of the entire concert is also available, recorded by a member of the audience.
May 8, 1980 AUD Syracuse, New York - Stage East the earliest known tape from the CIVILIAN tour
May 13, 1980 AUD Cleveland, Ohio - Agora
May 16, 1980 AUD Upper Darby, Pennsylvania - Tower Theater
May 18, 1980 RADIO New Haven, Connecticut - Toad’s Place broadcast live over WPLR Radio in New Haven
May 22, 1980 AUD Boston, Massachusetts - Paradise Club (early show) Giant played two shows on this date in Boston. A high quality show exists of the early show.
May 24, 1980 RADIO Hempstead, New York - Calderone Concert Hall another live radio broadcast, this time aired over New York City’s WLIR
May 25, 1980 AUD Owings Mills, Maryland - Painter’s Mill
May 29, 1980 RADIO Atlanta, Georgia - Agora broadcast live over WKLS Radio in Atlanta
June 8, 1980 RADIO Denver, Colorado - Rainbow Music Hall This concert was professionally recorded by a local audio company and about an hour of it was broadcast over Denver’s KAZY Radio starting at midnight the next morning of June 9. The full 60 minute broadcast is available to collectors.
June 13, 1980 AUD West Hollywood, California - The Roxy (early show) Giant played three nights at this famous nightclub. Each night, they put on two shows, for a total of six concerts. June 13 was their first night at the Roxy.
June 14, 1980 AUD West Hollywood, California - The Roxy (early show)
June 14, 1980 AUD West Hollywood, California - The Roxy (late show)
June 16, 1980 SB West Hollywood, California - The Roxy (late show) A roadie for the band recorded, direct from the house mixing desk, Gentle Giant’s very last performance, the late show from their third night at the Roxy. Copies of this tape circulating around are mixed differently and are slightly longer than the version released officially on the LAST STEPS CD.
PART B .
THESE ARE PRIVATELY HELD RECORDINGS NOT AVAILABLE TO COLLECTORS. SOME ARE HELD BY BAND MEMBERS OR THE ORIGINAL TAPERS WHO ARE NOT COMFORTABLE DISTRIBUTING THEM.
Sep. 8, 1972 SB New Orleans, Louisiana - Municipal Auditorium Although one track from this concert has seen official release, the remainder of the recording resides with the band.
Apr. 5, 1974 AUD Munster, Germany - Munsterlandhalle This is a second, totally different recording than the available one listed in Part A. Although a few minutes of it appear on the GG AT THE GG DVD, the rest is now believed to reside with members of the band.
Nov. 22, 1974 AUD St. Gallen, Switzerland - Kongresshaus Schutzengarten
Jan. 18, 1975 SB New York, New York - Academy of Music (early show) King Biscuit recorded this concert but it is not clear how much of it, if any, was included in their Gentle Giant radio broadcast of Sep. 28, 1975. Likewise, the KING BISCUIT PRESENTS GENTLE GIANT CD and the more recently discovered soundboard recording from this date may or may not contain some music taken from this show. It is difficult to piece together what is available but, whatever the case, the master tape of this complete early performance is believed to still exist.
Jan. 18, 1975 SB New York, New York - Academy of Music (late show) The same problems described in the above listing hold true for this performance, as well. The master tape of this late show is also believed to still exist.
Jan. 29, 1975 AUD Utica, New York - Utica Memorial Auditorium
Feb. 13, 1975 SB West Hollywood, California - Capitol Studios This heavily bootlegged studio recording was described in Part A. However, what appear to be the original master recordings of this performance have allegedly been located. They include songs not included on any bootlegs or tapes of the session that are trading among collectors. These more complete tapes are not yet available to the public and there’s only a slim chance they ever will be.
Nov. 24, 1975 AUD Basel, Switzerland - Mustermesse Reihenring
Sep. 23, 1976 SB Dusseldorf, Germany - Philipshalle This is the first of four concerts the band recorded to provide material for a planned live album. Much of the music has been released on PLAYING THE FOOL or as bonus tracks on other official releases, though more remains unreleased.
Sep. 25, 1976 SB Munich, Germany - Circus Krone Building the second concert recorded by the band for their planned live album. So far, only one track has been released, appearing on PLAYING THE FOOL, while the rest of the concert is still unreleased.
Sep. 30, 1976 AUD Zurich, Switzerland - Volkshaus
Oct. 1, 1976 AUD Neuchatel, Switzerland - Temple du Bas
Oct. 5, 1976 SB Paris, France - Pavillon de Paris the third concert recorded by the band for their planned live album. Several songs from this night appear on PLAYING THE FOOL but most of the music is unreleased.
Oct. 7, 1976 SB Brussels Belgium - Cirque Royal the fourth and final concert recorded by the band for their planned live album. Only two songs from this appear on PLAYING THE FOOL including, of course, Breakdown in Brussels. The rest of the show is still unreleased.
Oct. 8, 1977 AUD Basel, Switzerland - Mustermesse Riehenring One version of this, listed in Part A, is trading among collectors. However, another version of higher quality, was taped by someone else in the audience and is not available to collectors.
Nov. 18, 1977 SB Chester, Pennsylvania - Widener University - Schwartz Physical Education Center a soundboard recording currently held by a band member
June 13, 1980 SB West Hollywood, California -The Roxy (early show) As explained in Part A, GG played six concerts in three nights at this nightclub in 1980. Recordings of four of these concerts are available to collectors already. However, the Roxy’s sound man professionally recorded all six shows. He has not made any of these recordings available.
June 13, 1980 SB West Hollywood, California -The Roxy (late show) professionally recorded by the Roxy’s sound man
June 14, 1980 SB West Hollywood, California -The Roxy (early show) professionally recorded by the Roxy’s sound man
June 14, 1980 SB West Hollywood, California -The Roxy (late show) professionally recorded by the Roxy’s sound man
June 16, 1980 SB West Hollywood, California -The Roxy (early show) professionally recorded by the Roxy’s sound man
June 16, 1980 SB West Hollywood, California -The Roxy (late show) professionally recorded by the Roxy’s sound man. This is not the same soundboard tape used to create the official LAST STEPS CD. It is supposedly of higher quality.
PART C .
THESE ARE RECORDINGS THAT ARE RUMORED TO EXIST. I CANNOT VERIFY THE EXISTENCE OF ANY OF THESE. SOME ARE PROBABLY UNFOUNDED RUMORS, BUT I’M FAIRLY CERTAIN AT LEAST SOME OF THESE RECORDINGS ARE REAL.
??? AUD Southampton, England A fan is said to have recorded Giant once in a small Southampton club in 1970 or 1971.
Feb. 26, 1971 AUD London, England - Horseshoe Pub
Apr. 2, 1971 AUD Hannover, Germany - Multonne
Apr. 24, 1972 AUD Glasgow, Scotland - City Hall
Jan. 3, 1973 AUD Rome, Italy - Palazzo dello Sport definitely not a reliable rumor
Apr. 8, 1973 AUD Hampton, Virginia - Hampton Roads Coliseum
Oct. 13, 1973 AUD Rome, Italy - Palazzo dello Sport
Oct. ?, 1973 AUD Heidelberg, Germany The date of this rumored tape could possibly have been June or July of 1973, instead of October. The venue is not known.
Mar. 20, 1974 AUD Bedworth, England - City Hall
Oct. 19. 1974 AUD Marietta, Ohio - Marietta College
??? AUD Torquay, England A tape of a Torquay gig may exist from sometime in the 1970’s, although the specific date or even the year are not known. The tape was allegedly recorded at either Pavilion Theatre or the Torquay Town Hall.
Feb. ?, 1975 RADIO San Francisco, California - Winterland Giant played here on Feb. 14 and 15. Possibly, some of the band’s performance on one of those nights was broadcast over the city’s KSAN Radio.
Oct. 1, 1975 AUD Largo, Maryland - Capitol Center
May 31, 1976 AUD Torino, Italy - Palazzo dello Sport
June 27, 1976 AUD Toronto, Ontario - Massey Hall Although the master of this recording is missing, copies may very well still exist.
June 28, 1976 AUD Montreal, Quebec - Place des Nations
Feb. 23, 1977 AUD Montreal, Quebec - Montreal Forum
June 15, 1980 AUD San Francisco, California - Old Waldorf Hotel Rumors of this tape’s existence have surfaced a couple of times, but they are probably false.
THESE ARE RECORDINGS THAT APPARENTLY ONCE EXISTED BUT, UNFORTUNATELY, ARE NOW PRESUMED LOST.
Apr. 5, 1971 AUD Munich, Germany - Circus Krone Building from the band’s first real European tour, opening for Colloseum
Jan. 21, 1972 AUD Essen, Germany - Grugahalle recorded by a different source than the one listed in Part A. This tape deteriorated and is no longer usable.
June 13, 1972 RADIO London, England - BBC Radio Session The BBC no longer possesses the master tape of this session. However, a fan recorded it off the radio and kept the tape for quite a while before finally losing it. The tape included the song Three Friends.
Mar. 4, 1973 AUD Winchester, England - King Alfred’s College This was only Giant’s first or second gig as a five-piece band, Phil having recently departed. A poor quality reel-to-reel tape recorded right in front of the speakers no longer exists.
Mar. 4, 1973 AUD Winchester, England - King Alfred’s College Amazingly, a second recording of this gig, recorded on cassette, is also believed lost.
Mar. 16, 1973 AUD New York, New York - Felt Forum Unlike the partial recording listed in Part A, this missing tape was of the band’s complete set.
Oct. ?. 1973 AUD Padova, Italy
May 5, 1974 AUD Breda, Netherlands - Turfschip
Aug. 30, 1975 AUD Montreal, Quebec - Autostade
Nov. 12, 1975 SB Stockholm, Sweden - Studentkaren As explained in Part A, a portion of this concert was broadcast over Swedish Radio. The original producer of that broadcast has tried unsuccessfully to locate the remaining unaired portions of the show and now believes they no longer exist.
May 7, 1980 AUD Rensselaer, New York - Hullabaloo
May 22, 1980 AUD Boston, Massachusetts - Paradise Club (late show) A recording of this was made but was later stolen, so it is now missing.
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