Live European Tour

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Live European Tour
Live album by Billy Preston
Released 3 April 1974 (LP)
March 27, 2002 (CD)
Recorded 1 September-27 October 1973
Genre Soul / Rock
Length 40:28
Label A&M
Producer Billy Preston
Billy Preston chronology
Everybody Likes Some Kind Of Music
(1973)
Live European Tour 1973
(1974)
The Kids and Me
(1974)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

Live European Tour is the first live album by Billy Preston, released in 1974 in Europe & Japan. It was recorded during his opening act stint for The Rolling Stones 1973 European Tour, featuring Mick Taylor on lead guitar & Preston's own band "The God Squad". In 2003, A&M Records released this album in Japan, featuring alternative song takes.

Track listing[edit]

LP track listing[edit]

  1. "Medley":
  2. "Let It Be" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney)
  3. "Let's Go Get Stoned" (Valerie Simpson, Nickolas Ashford, Joseph Armstead)
  4. "Billy's Bag" (Preston)
  5. "Will It Go Round in Circles" (Preston, Bruce Fisher)
  6. "Outa-Space" (Preston, Joe Greene)
  7. "Higher" (Vamp)
  8. "Get Back" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney)

CD track listing[edit]

  1. "Day Tripper" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) – 2:07
  2. "The Bus" (Preston, Joe Greene) – 10:58
  3. "Let It Be" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) – 2:28
  4. "Will It Go Round In Circles" (Preston, Bruce Fisher) – 3:44
  5. "Let's Go Get Stoned" (Simpson, Ashford, Armstead) – 1:36
  6. "Space Race" (Preston) – 1:57
  7. "Amazing Grace" (Traditional, arr. Preston) – 4:43
  8. "That's The Way God Planned It" (Preston) – 4:05
  9. "Outa-Space/Higher" (Preston, Joe Greene) – 8:05

Personnel[edit]

  • Billy Preston: All keyboards, melodica, lead vocals.
  • Mick Taylor: Guitars, backing vocals.
  • Hubert Heard: Keyboards.
  • Kenneth Lupper: Keyboards.
  • Manuel Kellough: Drums, percussion.

Production[edit]

  • Billy Preston: Producer.
  • Andy Johns: Engineer.
  • Robert Ellis: Direction.
  • Bruce Wayne: Road Manager.
  • Roland Young: Art Direction.
  • Junie Osaki: Design.
  • Album remixed at A&M recording studios, Hollywood California.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Live European Tour at AllMusic