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Live At The Counter Eurovision '79

John Peel considered Misty in Roots’ first recording, Live at the Counter Eurovision, to be the best live LP ever made.

Recorded at Brussels’ Cirque Royale in 1979, it confirms that nothing matches the sound of a reggae band at the height of its powers.

Sadly the LP is no longer available, though there are a few secondhand vinyl copies knocking around.

Misty in Roots :: Introduction | Man Kind

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Misty in Roots :: Ghetto of the City

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Misty in Roots :: Sodom and Gomorra

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As I’ve mentioned before, Misty in Roots are the best live band I’ve ever seen. That gig took place at the Town and Country Club (now The Forum) in London’s Kentish Town, sometime in the early–mid 90s. Until this morning it was a distant memory; then I found this.


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6 Responses

  1. John says:

    There are some second hand copies floating about on http://www.discogs.com for very much less than that!

    http://www.discogs.com/Misty-In-Roots-Live-At-The-Counter-Eurovision-79/release/373907

  2. John says:

    Just realised that the opening samples from one of my favourite Orb tracks is lifted from thi Misty in Roots LP…

    The Orb – Perpetual Dawn (Ultrabass II remix by Andy Weatherall)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7cn-MDM5jc

    Serious, stompy, relentless dub-inflected dance music.

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