Nights At The Roundtable - 801 - 1976

(801 at The Reading Festival - Together for just a while to do some gigs and call it a day) Very well received by the press at the time (1976), but

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(801 at The Reading Festival - Together for just a while to do some gigs and call it a day)

Very well received by the press at the time (1976), but not received all that well commercially (owing to a little thing called Punk in 1976), 801 was a sort of live-brainchild of Phil Manzanera and Brian Eno. Roxy Music (Manzanera's group and Eno's former group) temporarily split and 801 was conceived as a sort of performing stop-gap during the down time. Brian Eno had already established a solo career and was getting ready to branch off into bigger things. But 801 were great while they lasted. Primarily put together as a live band, the resulting albums have achieved a kind of cult status over the years - somewhat overshadowed by the introduction of Punk on to the scene, they've been revisited over the years and gained in popularity. Recent word is the original 801 Live album has been remastered, remixed and extended and should be out soon, if not already.

This track, Third Uncle closes the album and is off the original pressing. I understand the new version will have a different ending than this one.

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