Far Beyond a Distant Sun – Live Arlington, Texas

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Far Beyond a Distant Sun - Live Arlington, Texas
Captain Beyond - Live Arlington Texas 1973.jpg
Live album by Captain Beyond
Released 2002
Recorded October 6, 1973
Genre Progressive rock
Length 66:33
Label ???
Producer The Dream Clinic

Far Beyond a Distant Sun - Live in Arlington Texas is Captain Beyond's only official live album. It was recorded in 1973, after the release of Sufficiently Breathless, with the four original members reuniting for a brief tour before Rod Evans left. The album was recorded at the University of Texas at Arlington in support of King Crimson.

The album was not officially released until 2002.

Originally this performance was available only through their fan club. Few were sold due to terrible sound quality and crude packaging. The discs were simple CD-Rs with titles silkscreened/painted on top in black, while the covers on front and back were crudely designed. They were packaged by the band members and manager Gary Graber.

During the late 1990s, the master tape was 'worked' on, and a few hundred CDs were pressed. The quality was somewhat improved, but the album still suffered from trying to rework an already bad source into something somewhat better. Bootlegs of this CD version are in circulation.

Far Beyond a Distant Sun Track listing[edit]

  1. "Intro/Distant Sun" – 6:33
  2. "Drifting in Open Space" – 4:04
  3. "Pandora's Box/1000 Days of Yesterday" (Rod Evans, Bobby Caldwell) – 14:55
  4. "Dancing Madly Backwards" (Evans, Caldwell) – 18:15
  5. "Mesmerization Eclipse" (Evans, Caldwell) – 18:05
  6. "Stone Free" (Jimi Hendrix) – 5:21

Frozen Over (Bootleg) Track listing[edit]

  1. "Taped Intro - Distant Sun" – 6:20
  2. "Dancing Madly Backwards On A Sea Of Air" – 5:53
  3. "Armworh" – 1:47
  4. "Myopic Void" – 5:03
  5. "Drifting In Space" – 3:20
  6. "Pandoras Box Its War" – 8:50
  7. "Thousand Days Of Yesterdays" – 1:34
  8. "Frozen Over" – 4:32
  9. "Butterfly Bleu" – 6:41
  10. "Mesmerization Eclipse" – 18:45
  11. "Stone Free" – 5:43

Live In Texas October 6, 1973 (2013 Reissue) Track listing[edit]

  1. "Distant Sun" – 6:20
  2. "Dancing Madly Backwards (On A Sea Of Air)" – 5:52
  3. "Armworth" – 1:47
  4. "Myopic Void" – 5:02
  5. "Drifting In Open Space" – 3:20
  6. "Pandora's Box" – 8:50
  7. "Thousand Days Of Yesterdays" – 1:34
  8. "Frozen Over" – 4:31
  9. "Rhino Guitar Jam" – 6:40
  10. "Mesmerization Eclipse" – 18:44
  11. "Stone Free" – 5:43

Personnel[edit]