Rome Palasport

    Rome Palasport   Rome Palasport Inside Cover
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    Label / Index #
    Fire Power FP-029


    The Palaeur, Rome, Italy, Thursday, September 14, 1972
    Recording: Audience
    Comments: The cover states "soundboard recording" - I have my doubts. This
    seems to have been recorded from PT's side of the stage as the guitar is prominent.
    He also seems to not have had such a great evening on this one. The guitar is in
    and out of tune, he misses notes and the set generally seems marred by plenty of
    miscues. There is a fair amount of audience chatter and the recording sounds as
    though it was lifted from an old vinyl copy with pleny of hiss and scratchiness to
    spare. The audience screams and cheers as though they’re at a fucking Beatles
    concert. That’s downright frightening! On the other hand, where in the hell has this
    recording been for the past 25 years?! Interesting that they played Relay. My Gen-
    is quite short and goes straight into Naked Eye. The intro to Summertime
    is botched by Pete but it could be explained that he might’ve had some guitar
    trouble. Perhaps the evening’s “festivities” started a bit early in Rome that day? Who
    the fuck knows?

    After a long-promised and overdue reassessment of this recording, I like it a lot bett-
    er this time around. I think this is often what bootlegs are about - at least - to a cer-
    tain extent - hearing a great band that earned its reputation through playing live hav-
    ing an “off” night hitting a few sour notes here and there, missing the odd cue or two
    - not something you’re likely to hear listening to most of the “store-bought” crap. I
    dig it but you can take it or leave it. Perhaps more something for die-hard WHO
    freaks and serious collectors.


     1. I Can't Explain
     2. Summertime Blues
     3. My Wife
     4. Baba O'Riley
     5. Behind Blue Eyes
     6. Bargain
     7. Won't Get Fooled Again

        CD 2

     1. Magic Bus
     2. Relay
     3. Pinball Wizard
     4. See Me, Feel Me
     5. My Generation
     6. Naked Eye