Deep Purple -The Thoughts of Pete Pardo

Pete Pardo (from the Sea of Tranquility website) loves Deep Purple. They are his all-time favourite band and the Mark 2 version of the band are responsible for possibly the greatest hard rock live album ever recorded in Made in Japan.

If you ever think that live albums have not-so-good versions of the studio songs, think again. There is no comparison between the four songs on this album from Machine Head to how they sounded live in the era of Mark 2 Deep Purple. Better? “Not ‘arf!”

Don’t think all you need to hear from Deep Purple happened between 1970 and 1973 either. Deep Purple marks 3 and 4 also had plenty to offer fans of hard rock and the revival band is also highly skilled, even if they don’t have the same flair to go away from the studio albums.

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Thin Lizzy – What Pete Pardo Thinks

Another set of videos from Pete Pardo from the Sea of Tranquility website, this time looking at the hard rock band Thin Lizzy.

A fantastic band in the 70s and 80s and of course they have produced one of the greatest live albums ever released in Live And Dangerous. Two other live albums, UK Tour 1975 and Life Live also deserve plenty of attention and go backwards and forwards in time from L&D.

Over to Pete.

Top 10 Songs: Thin Lizzy

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UFO – What Pete Pardo Thinks

I’ve been sharing videos by Pete Pardo from the Sea of Tranquility website. Pete loves hard rock, heavy metal and prog rock and he’s very keen on UFO.

This is a band who should have had much more success in the 1970s than they did. Of course, they have recorded one of the all time classic live albums in the form of Strangers in the Night.

Here is what Pete thinks.

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Blue Oyster Cult – What Pete Pardo Thinks

More videos from Pete Pardo of the Sea of Tranquility website. This time he looks at American hard rock band, Blue Oyster Cult.

This is a band who produced an excellent live album early in their career called On Your Feet or On Your Knees. They followed it up with two more very good live albums after their commercial breakthrough with Some Enchanted Evening and Extraterrestrial Live.

Over to Pete.

The History of Blue Oyster Cult!

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Black Sabbath – The Thoughts of Pete Pardo

Pete Pardo (from the Sea of Tranquility website) loves Black Sabbath. They are one of his favourite bands.

I’m not convinced the Ozzy Osbourne period produced a classic live album but the Ronnie James Dio era in the early 1980s gave the world Live Evil.

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Uriah Heep – What Pete Pardo Thinks

I found some excellent videos on YouTube by a guy called Pete Pardo from a website called the Sea of Tranquility. On this page are videos of him talking about Uriah Heep.

Heep were never the most fashionable of band. In fact, the critics hated them and I never understood why. Musically varied, good tunes and David Byron was a fantastic singer.

But I liked them. I saw them at the Reading Festival, possibly in 1978. That’s after the classic David Byron era but there were a fine band and made me forget about the drizzle and the mud.

Probably their best known live album is from 1973, Uriah Heep Live, recorded in Birmingham.

Here is Pete.

The History of Uriah Heep!

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Miles Davis Live In Poland 1983

Live In Poland 1983 is a live album by the Miles Davis Sextet.

It was recorded at Congress Hall in Warsaw, Poland on October 13, 1983 plus three bonus tracks from a concert in New York in July 1981.

Playing on the album on the Poland recordings are:

Miles Davis – trumpet,
Bill Evans – tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, flute,
John Scofield – guitar,
Robert Irving III – keyboards,
Darryl Jones – bass,
Al Foster – drums,
Mino Cinelu – percussion.

The New York 1981 recordings feature:

Miles Davis – trumpet,
Bill Evans – saxophones,
Mike Stern – guitar,
Marcus Miller – bass,
Al Foster – drums,
Mino Cinelu – percussion.

Miles Davis Live In Poland 1983

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The Flaming Lips A Beautiful Accident Live at Westward Club Alberta, Calgary August 24th 1987

A Beautiful Accident: Live at Westward Club – Alberta, Calgary August 24th 1987 is a vinyl only live recording by The Flaming Lips.

It was released on Future Fun Music licensed from Global Music and Discogs has this recorded as an unofficial album.

The Flaming Lips A Beautiful Accident Live at Westward Club

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Keith Jarrett Still Live 1986

Still Live is a live album by Keith Jarrett.

It was recorded at the Philharmonic Hall, Munich in Germany on July 13, 1986.

Playing on the album are:

Keith Jarrett – piano,
Gary Peacock – bass,
Jack DeJohnette – drums.

Keith Jarrett Still Live

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Diamond Head Friday Rock Show Session 1980 1982

Friday Rock Show Session is a live album by Diamond Head.

It was recorded:

  • Live in the studio for the BBC in 1980 and broadcast on the Friday Rock Show.
  • Live in concert at the Reading Festival in 1982.

Diamond Head Friday Rock Show Session

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