Nucleus - Exit 1971 2 x vinyl lps (due to size and weight, this price for the USA only. Outside of the USA, the price will be adjusted as needed)

SKU SSE 12011
Ian Carr - trumpet
Brian Smith - tenor sax. soprano sax & flute
Karl Jenkins - oboe & electric piano
Hywel Thomas - electric piano
Roy Babbington - bass
John Marshall - drums
Vic Higgins – percussion

This is a hugely fascinating release on several levels; we know that guitarist Chris Spedding left the band sometime in early 1971 and for their first post-Spedding tour of a few weeks, they hired Ray Russell to cover the guitar part. This is documented in the Cuneiform release, Live In Bremen, which was recorded May 25, 1971
But: What I did not know is that very shortly after the tour with Ray ended, the band played in Europe in a guitar-less lineup that added a otherwise completely unknown 2nd keyboardist to the lineup. That’s the band featured here on this previously undocumented and unknown high quality mono radio broadcast from June 11, 1971!!
This is only being released on vinyl and this is a limited edition of only 500! Don’t wait too long!

“In June 1971 Nucleus embarked on a small tour through Holland and performed in several youth centres including the Electric Centre in Haarlem and De Toverbal in Maassluis.
This live recording was made by the progressive VPRO radio on June 11, 1971 in Rotterdam, Holland.
The location, youth centre Exit, was not regarded as a traditional venue on the circuit at that time; a venue that attracted the kind of audience that appreciated certain mind-expanding hallucinogens.
Ian Carr’s Nucleus was in a transitional line-up in June 1971. In September 1970 they had recorded the album We'll Talk About It Later and in December 1970 Solar Plexus which would both be released in 1971.
It is quite unusual that Chris Spedding didn't feature in Rotterdam and that he was not replaced by another guitarist (eg Ray Russell) but by a second keyboard player: Hywel Thomas. Why Spedding was replaced by Thomas is unclear, but the fact remains that there were two electric pianos on stage that evening, and that makes these recordings very special. What is also unique is the rare perfomance of percussionist Vic Higgins, who was the first drummer of Nucleus when the band was founded in 1969.”
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  • UPC9789078377405
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This is actually really good sounding and presents a different sound with the two pianos!
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