Monday, October 16, 2006

Magna Carta

"In Concert"
Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Thursday 4th November 1971 at 8:30

This was Magna Carta's fourth album, and their first live concert recording, recorded in Amsterdam in 1971. It features Chris Simpson on Guitar and Vocals; Davey Johnstone on Guitar and Vocals; and Glen Stuart on Vocals.

By Kenneth Johnston:
I originally bought this album as an LP, in a buy 1 get 2 free deal. I had never heard of Magna Carta, but closing my eyes I pointed at the list...and as they say, the rest is history!
I now have most albums that Magna Carta have produced, certainly as far as their live one's are concerned, but this is still my favourite and I have now replaced my original LP with this CD . From my favourite ever Magna track, Sea and Sand, which is so hauntingly beautiful and never been played as well as in this concert with the sitar as the lead instrument to 7 O'Clock Hymn/Midwinter and ending in an encore of the magificent epic, Ring of Stones, this is live music at its very best. Listen and I guarantee you will be buying more Magna Carta albums.

By Sonu Charles:
I was fortunate enough to have this album during the seventies on vinyl. those were trusting times. predictably enough, it was borrowed by someone who joined the growing list of "anonymous" acquaintances one had. since then, for over 20 years i have searched for this album in some form or the other. i guess one does get lucky.
I doubt if there has been as magnificient performance of 'time for the leaving' as on this album. Davey Johnson's guitar delivers one of the most inspired solos at the end of the song. Other gems are '7 O'Clock Hymn', 'Boatman' and 'Ring of Stones'. The pastoral harmony of 'Seasons' is very much here, much magnified by a rare electricity this album posseses. I guess that is the magic that comes once in a long while to a live performance. This, undoubtedly is the show of magna carta's life.

Tracks:
01. Airport Song
02. Time for the Leaving
03. The Boatman
04. Sea and Sand
05. Banjo
06. Old John Parker
07. Seven O'Clock Hymn / Midwinter
08. Country Jam
09. Ring of Stones

Sample pic: 1, 2, 3

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"Live at the BBC" (1969, 71 & 87)

Although released in 1995, all but the last four of the tracks on this album were orignally live recordings made by the BBC in 1969 and 1971 featuring Chris Simpson, Glen Stuart, and Davey Johnstone.
This selection dates from 1969 (three tracks) 1971 (11 tracks) and 1987 (four tracks) Includes all the hits such as "Airport Song" and "Time For the Leaving" as well as versions album of classics including "Parliament Hill", "Sea and Sand" and "Elizabethan".

Tracks:

01. Sea & Sand
02. Shades Of Grey
03. Daughter Daughter
04. Wayfaring
05. Home Groan
06. Emily
07. Airport Song
08. Old John Parker
09. Parliament Hill
10. Sea & Sand (Reprise)

11. Beyond The Isle Of Skye
12. Sponge
13. White Snow Dove
14. Time For The Leaving
15. Cajun Canonball
16. They Call Me The Breeze
17. Elizabethan
18. Livin' With A Woman Like You
19. Airport Song
20.#

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

BROTHER LIZARDSON THANK YOU VERY MUCH MAGNA CARTA IS A GREAT BAND LIKE ALL FANTASTIC BANDS IN YOUR BLOG.
PEACE, HARMONY, GOOD SOUNDS E GOOD VIBRATIONS.
GOD BLESS EVERYBODY
BROTHER TO BROTHER AND EVERYBODY IN THAT BEAUTIFULL PLANET.
BROTHER SOUL BRASIL

16 October, 2006 10:35  
Blogger chuckmyr said...

Thanks for the Magna Carta, I got the others when you posted them and really like them. I also really like all the rare albums you post. Please keep finding
those rare ones.

17 October, 2006 02:35  
Blogger Katoikei's Jukebox said...

Something are almost indescry babble... I was introduced to Magna Carta, by a kindly guitarist in 1979...mmm...and then the first burned through another friend in the mid-nineties. God bless your cotton socks, and sandals...for bringing this MAGNIFICENT SUNLIGHT into my room! Eric.

06 June, 2009 04:15  
Blogger Copacetic47 said...

Many Many thanks!

08 June, 2009 00:36  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi. Is there any chance of reposting this one -- the live at the BBC album? Also, does anyone have their very first album?
Thanks for providing some amazing music.
David

21 August, 2010 05:16  

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