Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly ‎– Live In New Orleans

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Sides 1, 2 & 3 are recorded live at the Saenger Theatre, New Orleans, LA. whereas all the tracks on Side 4 are studio filler songs recorded at the Automatt Recording Studio, San Francisco, CA. Mastered at Capitol Records.

Tracklist

Introduction 0:30
You 5:54
Changing Times 5:11
Joy And Pain 9:45
Happy Feelin's 5:28
Southern Girl 6:22
Look At California 11:00
Feel That You're Feelin' 9:48
The Look In Your Eyes 7:22
Running Away 5:56
Before I Let Go 5:07
We Need Love To Live 4:50
Reason 5:04

Versions (20)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SKBK-12156 Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly Live In New Orleans(2xLP, Album, RE, Gat) Capitol Records SKBK-12156 US 1983 Sell This Version
ESTSP 22, E-STS 221, E-STS 222, OC 156-400 021/2 Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly Live In New Orleans(2xLP, Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records, Capitol Records, Capitol Records ESTSP 22, E-STS 221, E-STS 222, OC 156-400 021/2 UK 1981 Sell This Version
ESTSP 22, E-STS 221, E-STS 222, OC 156-400 021/2 Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly Live In New Orleans(2xLP, Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records, Capitol Records, Capitol Records ESTSP 22, E-STS 221, E-STS 222, OC 156-400 021/2 UK 1981 Sell This Version
1A 154-400021/22 Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly Live In New Orleans(2xLP, Album) Capitol Records 1A 154-400021/22 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
2C 170-400021/22 Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly Live In New Orleans(2xLP, Album) Pathé Marconi EMI 2C 170-400021/22 France 1981 Sell This Version
1A 154-400 021/22 Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly Live In New Orleans(2xLP, Album) Capitol Records 1A 154-400 021/22 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
E-STS 221 Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly Live In New Orleans(2xLP, Album, Gat) Capitol Records E-STS 221 US 1981 Sell This Version
1A 154-400 021/22 Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly Live In New Orleans(2xLP, Album, Gat) Capitol Records 1A 154-400 021/22 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
11C 176-400021/2 Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly Live In New Orleans(2xLP, Album, Gat) EMI 11C 176-400021/2 Portugal 1981 Sell This Version
1A 164-400021/22, 1A 154-400 021/22 Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly Live In New Orleans(2xLP, Album, Gat) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 1A 164-400021/22, 1A 154-400 021/22 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
SKBK-12156 Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly Live In New Orleans(2xLP, Album, Gat) Capitol Records SKBK-12156 US 1981 Sell This Version
SKBK-12156 Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly Live In New Orleans(2xLP, Album, RE, Gat) Capitol Records SKBK-12156 US 1981 Sell This Version
8XKK-12156 Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly Live In New Orleans(8-Trk, Album) Capitol Records 8XKK-12156 US 1981 Sell This Version
2C 450-400021/22 Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly Live In New Orleans(Cass, Album) Pathé Marconi EMI 2C 450-400021/22 France 1981 Sell This Version
CDP 7 46659 2 Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly Live In New Orleans(CD, Album) Capitol Records CDP 7 46659 2 US 1987 Sell This Version
CUTLEGLP 1 Maze* Live In New Orleans(2xLP, Album, RE) Mastercuts CUTLEGLP 1 UK 1995 Sell This Version
CUTLEGCD-01, CUTLEG CD1 Maze* Live In New Orleans(CD, Album) Mastercuts, Mastercuts CUTLEGCD-01, CUTLEG CD1 UK 1995 Sell This Version
8375202 Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly Live In New Orleans(2xCD, Album, Ltd) Capitol Records 8375202 France 1996 Sell This Version
CDSKBB (WB) 12156 Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly Live In New Orleans(CD, Album) Capitol Records CDSKBB (WB) 12156 South Africa Unknown Sell This Version
4XKK-12156 Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly Live In New Orleans(Cass, Album) Capitol Records 4XKK-12156 US Unknown Sell This Version

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July 25, 2019
referencing Live In New Orleans, 2xLP, Album, RE, Gat, SKBK-12156
Bay Area combo Maze, led by Frankie Beverly, had released four albums by the time it was decided to capture the group’s infectious live show on record. Their message of global love and unity, so apparent in studio work, worked wonderfully on the road, leader Beverly cast in the role of a travelling preacher with his committed choir. New Orleans falls quickly under the group’s spell: "I know y’all can sing," the frontman cries, continuing: "This is the place, y’all. Why do the live album in New Orleans? Why not, ya dig?"
Recorded in November 1980 at the city’s historic and then recently renovated 2,700-capacity Saenger Theatre, this recording positively crackles with life. With six lengthy tracks over the original three sides of vinyl, it was largely a showcase for their most recent album, Joy and Pain, and featured four of its tracks. Of the others, Look at California from their 1977 debut is elongated to a swooning 11 minutes – and Beverly’s substitution of Louisiana for the state in its title at its close is greeted with rapturous cheers. Elsewhere, Southern Girl, which could be a critique of this audience as much as the group’s most-recent hit single, funks sweetly and seductively. To complete the package, there are four new studio recordings. They are good, functional R&B, but pale in comparison to the banquet the listener has just enjoyed.
Most of the album’s reputation rests, however, on one track: Joy and Pain. Here in all its full-length glory, its call-and-response vocals and crowd engagement set a template for many others to follow, becoming one of the defining moments in jazz-funk. On this track, it’s easy to see the difference between a live soul album and a rock one: most of the audience’s responses come from female voices, in contrast to the traditional, predominantly male rock crowd.
Live In New Orleans acted as a perfect introduction to the band, and became soul’s own Frampton Comes Alive!. UK audiences were not really aware of the act’s work until this well-assembled double live set put Beverly and the group, like Frampton briefly before, firmly in their hearts. Within a matter of years, Maze would sell out eight straight nights at London’s Hammersmith Odeon