Playback time

A piece of progressive rock ephemera. Without this little slip of paper who on earth would ever know about this evening at Sheffield’s ABC cinema on June 7th 1978? Given away on the counter at local record shops, you could get in and listen to the album through in full, then I assume dash down to Virgin or Bradley’s and pick it up the next day.  Of course in 1978 such music was deeply unfashionable (a concept album centred on the pyramids of Giza). At the time the album was due out I suppose Arista Records had to try and think of ways to plug it; John Peel was hardly going to add it to his playlist!  In the end it just tipped into the album charts peaking at number 49.  If you remember going let us know how it all went…  Simon R.

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