January 21, 2012

Alvin Lee - rumored to have said, after seeing his Woodstock footage: "If I didn't know that was me, I would have wished it was".

Probably one of the hardest working, constantly touring and well respected bands of the late 1960's UK Blues Revival, Ten Years After fronted by guitar icon Alvin Lee enjoyed an international success, capped by an appearance during the 1969 Woodstock Festival that still remains one of the milestones in live Rock performances.

Tonight it's some of their live material, recorded in session at The BBC in 1967 when the band was just breaking on the scene.

Three tracks from that November 21, 1967 session:

1. I'm Going Home
2. Don't Want You Woman
3. Love Until I Die

Sadly, the sound quality of these recordings isn't as good as it could be. Probably because a lot of BBC sessions, like the master tapes for this one managed to get destroyed and all that's available are airchecks from faithful fans.

But you get an idea how high energy they were and what they were like in person if you aren't familiar with Ten Years After. If you are, you'll know after the first twenty seconds.

Here comes the weekend.

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