Playing the Foole - A Stake in the Heart
About The Album
This is a bootleg album on the TAKRL label. The following description is edited from reports I have received. The recording quality is not great -- it sounds over-compressed. However, the (live) performances apparently crackle with energy. Some are really better than on the official Playing The Fool. The record is marred by some ill-advised and clumsy edits.
Of particular interest:
- Mister Class And Quality? - an excellent version of a song not on the any official live album. Unfortunately its edited from towards the end of the instrumental section into the studio version of The Power and the Glory.
- Funny Ways - MUCH stronger version than on the official live album. Instead of Kerry's organ solo there is a guitar solo from Gary. As if this song didn't involve enough instrument juggling already.
- The Advent Of Panurge - contains a longer version of the recorder trio than on Playing The Fool. The addition is a wild, polyphonic version of "Yankee Doodle."
The notes at the bottom of the album cover read: "Recorded on stage in January 1975 at the Utland Communicable Concourse/The Power and The Glory is from the studio/Edited by Deek himself/for him, sincerely/stereo/Takrl 1943."