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MUST BE A BETTER WAY
a history and souvenir of the knebworth festivals 1974-79
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THE FREE CAPTAIN BEEFHEART CEEDEE
yes, one of the music tapes found back somewhere is the 050775 performance by captain beefheart and a newly recruited 'band of gypsies'! and the ceedee version could well be of a better quality than the very reasonable audience recording we had to live with till now (at least, í had). added to the 'bonus list' a few months ago, it now is part of the most recent combi-offer:
we promoted the 1975 knebworth festival with captain beefheart and have just brought out an abridged knebworth commemorative set and with it we are giving, as a special gift, some live cds from the festival.
THERE MUST BE A BETTER WAY - THE KNEBWORTH COMMEMORATIVE SET
the abridged commemorative set includes the following:
1. the programmes, flyers and tickets from the following festivals: 1975 captain beefheart, pink floyd - 1978 frank zappa (including a zappa artists' guest pass) - 1979 led zeppelin, new barbarians;
2. a video with the rolling stones, lynyrd skynyrd, genesis and led zeppelin in ntsc or pal;
3. a hardbacked book on the hassles running the festivals and all the backstage problems. it also includes anecdotes re touring captain beefheart and frank zappa in the early seventies both in the uk and europe;
4. thirty photographs from the various festivals;
5. and as a special free gift the following live from knebworth cds: captain beefheart (1 cd), frank zappa (1), led zeppelin (2), and a choice of one of the following cds: lynyrd skynyrd, tim buckley, mahavishnu, van morrison, steve miller, the rolling stones, plus a rolling stones dvd.
the cost of the set is £75 and £10 postage in the uk.
for any further info please contact rock music memorabilia * suite 72 * parker house * 48 regent street * cambridge * cb2 1fd united kingdom * tel +44 (0) 1223 526 073 or email rockmusicmemorabilia.
this last thing sure is what you have to do if you want to get this set (or any other thing they sell) because it's the only place in the world and cyberspace to buy it. but as this particular combination isn't in the catalogue at their website, and details like what the price is in euros and how to pay are failing, you should use your phone or computer. say you're talking about the 'captain beefheart electricity' set, and they will know what you mean....
mind that - if i have surfed their site right - because it's almost christmas they even have some special offers in addition to each product described here. if you order in time, you also get:
to the commemorative set:
* reprints festival posters
five different - 78 x 51 cm
* ceedees live at knebworth
seven different - various artists - each approx. 75 minutes
(suggestion to order: captain beefheart and the magic band)
to the paperback:
* ceedee live at bath and knebworth
various artists - approx. 75 minutes
to the abridged set:
* ceedees live at knebworth
two more - various artists - each approx. 75 minutes
extending the deluxe set with the free captain beefheart live at knebworth 1975 ceedee is a great idea, but it can't compensate for the fact that you buy a lot of related stuff with hardly any beefheart content. whatever way you look at it, this thorough music history book mainly is - here comes the CONCLUSION! -
for people with wider interests than beefheart, or retro freaks
MOST RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
spring 2006 four recordings were discovered of concerts frank zappa had given in england in the seventies. back then freddy bannister was his (and captain beefheart's) european promoter, so the found was brought to his attention. and although those live performances have nothing to do with the knebworth festivals, they were burned to ceedees which were used as bonuses to another commemorative set:
THE CAPTAIN BEEFHEART AND FRANK ZAPPA COMBINED KNEBWORTH SET
this special commemorative set has been produced in a limited signed edition of only 200. it is priced at £49.99 and comes with a free gift of six live cds and a dvd and contains the following:
1. the programmes, flyers and tickets from the knebworth festivals: 1975 captain beefheart and others - 1978 frank zappa and others;
2. an original 1978 frank zappa knebworth pass, with a letter of authenticity (which normally sells for £15);
3. a 330 page book on the behind the scenes hassles running the festivals and all the backstage problems. it also includes anecdotes re touring captain beefheart and frank zappa in the early seventies both in the uk and europe;
4. twelve photos from the 1975 and 1978 festivals;
5. as a special free gift six cds: 1975 CAPTAIN BEEFHEART * KNEBWORTH PARK july 5th 1975, 1972 frank zappa * the oval london, 1973 frank zappa * empire pool, wembley (2 cds), 1978 frank zappa * knebworth, and 1978 frank zappa * odeon, hammersmith;
6. and a fifty minutes dvd of various knebworth festivals 1974–79, including the rolling stones, lynyrd skynyrd, led zeppelin and genesis.
all enclosed in a handmade presentation box.
for further details please email rockmusicmemorabilia.
extending the deluxe set with the free captain beefheart live at knebworth 1975 ceedee is a great idea, but it can't compensate for the fact that you buy a lot of related stuff with hardly any beefheart content. whatever way you look at it, this  set is - here comes the CONCLUSION! -
for people with wider interests than beefheart, retro freaks and (especially) frank zappa fans
a freddy bannister and captain beefheart connection
promo booklet uk tour 1972
click clack back to the library or return to the power station
captain beefheart electricity
as felt by teejo