Playing at the Tower Theatre in Philadelphia in 1977, the tapes for Still Dangerous had been collecting dust for decades. Free from overdubs, the album may be the definitive record of Lizzy live.
Brian Downey says:
“We recorded it originally in Philadelphia. I got a cassette tape rough mix of it years ago and it sounded very muddy to me.
“It was mixed off the desk and then two years ago Scott Gorham said to me: ‘There is a version from the Philadelphia show that sounds pretty good, maybe we should do something with this.’ I said: ‘That’s weird because I’ve got a copy at home and it sounds pretty muddy to me.’ He said: ‘No, no, this is the actual recording of the show, not the sound board recording that you have’”.
“I had a listen. Glyn Johns cleaned the whole thing up in the studio and it sounded really good. I was touring with Gary Moore last year and couldn’t make it into the studio with Glyn Johns and Scott, but I got a mix of it every so often so I was keeping tabs on it.”
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