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Live Takin The Stage cd

PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 3:21 am
by woogie
just got hold of the Live Takin The Stage cd, wow it's great.
The sound quality for a live cd is just brilliant.
dontcha just love PPL. :)

Live Takin' the Stage

PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 2:09 pm
by wildkat
I believe this is one of the best all time live albums made during the fertile 70's. I've had my copy on CD for 10 years and paid a paltry $9.99, but would have gone much higher. I got lucky and found it in a cut our bin. Every PPL fan should have this one.\Matt

PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 5:22 pm
by Tom
Hey guys,

No question it's one of the all time great live releases and I'm not limilting that to country rock. Huge critical and fan acclaim, the RIAA cited it as an all time great. Even People Magazine, not exactly known for support of country rock and limited to only a few reviews each month, jumped all over this one, citing among other things the scorching pedal steel of John David Call. 5 new songs never previously released, to go along with many of their existing classics was a great touch.

JR, who visits this site, can take a bow for the incredible quality of sound on this. This release even made it into the Top 40 on Billboards Country charts giving PPL 5 straight LP's that went Top 40, something no other country rock act could duplicate. That's what country rock was supposed to be: the marriage of rock and roll and country music and PPL sure did it !

There are many reasons PPL became the Kings of Country Rock and this release was one of them.

Unreal it hasn't been reissued !! I know one guy who plays on this LP bought two CD's at over 100.00 each ! I won't say who, just that many still say he's the best steeler they ever heard. He described it as " a day in the life."

Great photography ! Loved the guys on the front for the first time !


Terrific back photo of the band.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 1:47 pm
by woogie
I am so glad I got this cd, it appears it's a rarety and commands a high price to buy.
Why oh why dont great cd's like this get re-released?.Oh well all I can say is I got mine and it aint going anywhere I aint never going to let it out of my grubby little hands. :D

PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 2:13 pm
by LIDog
I'm so disappointed! I thought this post was going to say that Takin' the Stage had been re-released! This great double album made many a PPL fan, and my brother and I each had our own copies!
A couple of years back, I bought a new turntable, and even found an unopened copy of it, if you can imagine such a thing! For you musicians who use pro tools, I then did a straight dub onto the computer and made my own cd!
Oddly, even a brand new record played on a brand new turntable still has some crackles and pops, but nothing like my old records!
So many wonderful memories of listening to this great live album. As a kid, I used to love putting the headphones on, and attempting to play along on the drums! (As they say, all guitarists aspire to be drummers, and visa versa.) Well, Billy Hinds I wasn't, but I sure had a great time!

PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 2:59 pm
by JR
Tom, et al,

I can hardly take any credit for the sound quality of this record. I did mix monitors for this tour/record, but RCA sent out their mobile recording truck and some great engineers to capture the shows. In fact, I seem to recall one of the engineers on this record, Gus Mosler, was one of the guys that recorded the first PPL release. All in all this tour was a great time with some great folks!

PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 1:25 pm
by Tom
Hi Jeff,

Gee professor, what's the problem ? The new semester leaving you a bit cranky ? Not enough test papers to grade so you feel the need to come here and look for corrections ???? Was this possibly your feeble attempt at trying to make me look bad ????

Be my guest. Go for it. You should know I am not infallible. I once got a question wrong on the Math part of my SAT's. It's still under protest.

You stated you mixed the monitors for the record. Are you telling me that doesn't count towards the overall quality of the record ? I say it does.

Next you'll be saying you didn't win a couple of Emmy's.

Professor, it's time for you to learn a lesson. Even if you feel you are getting credit for something you didn't do, there is nothing wrong with that. In fact, it's a great thing, I know, I've done it my whole life. Sit back, enjoy the accolades, throw in a little false humilty and you'll be surprised at how easy and rewarding it can be.

Here's for you Jeff, Professor by day, Rock and Roll Guitar hero by night. I must run now, I need to head over to the Rate My Professor website.

All the best,
Tom Sheridan

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All the best,
Tom Sheridan