Audionics just released the August 1, 1976 Hampton Roads show, not a new one, since it the 3rd release on a well known label.
The 'design' is very poor. The front is still a matter of taste, it happens I don't like the font and snowlakes in August aren't my thing either. The inside and back are a mess. The linernotes and tracklisting are hardly readable. A pink font does not work on a full colour picture (don't think any colour does, but pink certainly not).
When the original Fort Baxter came out I skipped it after listening to it at a friend's place, with two little kids I could use my money better than on a poor show. I got the attempt by Gravel Road Music, Star-Sprangled Spectecular Bicentennial ‘76, I must have been drunk or high on the '72 show at the same venue, while reviewing that, since it is about the worst nonsense I ever wrote (and that really means something!).
Well, the show pretty much stinks, as the review by Aki Korhonen in our archive says. I was told it is a bit more complete than the Fort Baxter, but can't check that for obvious reasons (not that I really care). I compared a few tracks with the GRM release and I do like the sound of this one better since the 'highs' are not over the top. I don't see the sense of the bonus songs after a complete concert, certainly not when the sound quality between them differs a lot.
Still it will be a unique momento in time, me playing this CD. I can promise it will never happen again. Gladly I received a Jerry Lee Lewis LP to clean up my ears today .
I didn't like it.