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Barclay James HarvestBerlin (A Concert For The People)

Tracklist

Love On The Line6:25
Mockingbird7:23
Rock'n'Roll Lady4:40
Nova Lepidoptera (Science Fiction)6:10
Sip Of Wine4:40
In Memory Of The Martyrs7:42
Life Is For Living3:58
Child Of The Universe5:38
Berlin5:30
Loving Is Easy4:30
Hymn5:05

Credits (15)

Notes

Historical concert which Barclay James Harvest gave on Saturday 30 August, 1980 on the steps of the Reichstag in Berlin, a few meters away from the wall which divided East and West Berlin.
The event gathered between 175.000 fans (official police figure) and 250.000 (unofficial estimates), it was one of the largest crowds to attend a concert anywhere.

The show was recorded and filmed with plans for a live album but much of the recording was unusable due to technical issues on the day. About one hour (out of the 2½ hour set played that night) of the film could still be salvaged, but parts of the soundtrack were re-recorded when necessary at Stockport's Stawberry Studios, which delayed the official release of the album by almost two years after the concert. The final result comprised three separate mixes of the concert :
• The UK version of the LP soundtrack (the most common one), with 9 tracks, released in July 1982;
• A slightly more live-sounding mix for a German-only LP with 11 tracks and different track order, released in January 1982, several months prior to the UK official release date.
• The film and video mix

The first German LP got straight into the German album chart at n°1 on the day of its release an sold more than 250.000 copies.

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    • Dzubbs's avatar
      Dzubbs
      This release is quite interesting, well done. Although if you know the audio albums, you will immediatly recognize, that the video sounds different. The issue was, that the recording was in large parts unusable and had to be overdubbed.
      While this may make this a less authentic musical performance, the emotions are still very real and the overdubbing is very well done. So if you never knew about the issues and the differences, you may not spot, that it was overdubbed.

      If you prefer to have a more authentic musical performance, look out for the 25th anniversary DVD video album of BJH, done by Classic Rock Productions.
      • stefanbecker1969's avatar
        This release hat these two extra tracks because it is the FIRS press. When the first press was sold out, the made another "Second" press. That´s the reason why YOU have the vinyl with eleven titels, like me !! Greetz
        • gdelamarre's avatar
          gdelamarre
          I got this record, same cat. # and picture inner sleeve, but with cover and label printed in french... is it possible that this is this version??

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