801 Live 1976

801 Live is a live album by a short term project featuring Brian Eno and Phil Manzanera.

It was recorded at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London on 3rd September 1976.

801 Live

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Songs On 801 Live

There are several versions of this album:

  1. The original version with 10 songs.
  2. An expanded 12 song Collector’s edition with two Eno songs added – Golden Hours and Fat Lady of Limburg.
  3. A two CD version with the 12 song version on CD 1 and a recording of the rehearsal at Shepperton Studios on 23 August 1976 on CD 2. This doesn’t include Golden Hours but reprises Lagrima.

The version I’d look for is the 12 song 1999 CD.

1. Lagrima (from the Phil Manzanera album Diamond Head)
2. TNK (Tomorrow Never Knows) – cover of The Beatles song on Revolver.
3. East Of Asteroid (this is a reworked version of Quiet Sun’s song Mummy was an asteroid on Mainstream combined with the Phil Manzanera song East Of Echo from Diamond Head).
4. Rongwrong (from the Quiet Sun album Mainstream)
5. Sombre Reptiles (From Eno’s album Another Green World)
6. Golden Hours (From Eno’s album Another Green World)
7. Fat Lady Of Limbourg (from the Eno album Taking Tiger Mountain)
8. Baby’s On Fire (from the Eno album Here Come the Warm Jets)
9. Diamond Head (from the Phil Manzanera album Diamond Head)
10. Miss Shapiro (from the Phil Manzanera album Diamond Head)
11. You Really Got Me (cover of The Kings song)
12. Third Uncle (from the Eno album Taking Tiger Mountain)

Playing on the album are:

Phil Manzanera – guitar
Brian Eno – keyboards, synthesizers, guitar, tapes and vocals
Lloyd Watson – slide-guitar and vocals
Francis Monkman – piano and clavinet
Bill MacCormick – bass and vocals
Simon Phillips – drums and rhythm generator

The album received critical acclaim and the band reformed in 1977 to record the studio album Listen Now which they also promoted with live concerts. By this stage, the writing was done by Phil Manzanera and Bill MacCormick although the others appear on the album. This 1977 tour has resulted in more live albums.

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