BAKER GURVITZ ARMY - Live In Milan, Italy 1976 (CD)
United Kingdom | Rock
The Baker Gurvitz Army came into existence when former Gun and Three man Army members Paul and Adrian Gurvitz joined forces with legendary drummer Ginger Baker in 1974. The Baker Gurvitz Army was the first real musical project for Ginger Baker since the short-lived band Salt in 1972 and Ginger Baker's Airforce some two years prior to that. The band released their first album the self titled "Baker Gurvitz Army" in late 1974, and the album sold well enough to break in to the American charts. The band went on to record two further studio albums including "Elysian Encounter" in 1975 and "Hearts On Fire" in 1976. This live recording, which forms part of the Official Ginger Baker Bootleg Series, was recorded in Milan on the 23rd of March 1976 during the tour to promote what would turn out to be the bands final studio album, "Hearts On Fire." The set list at this time reflecting the desire to promote the album included four tracks from the album including 'Hearts On Fire,' 'Night People,' 'Thirsty For The Blues' and 'Neon Lights.' There are also two tracks from "Elysian Encounter" ('People' and 'Time') and two from the bands self titled debut ('Inside Of Me' and 'Memory Lane').