Live: P-Funk Earth Tour

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Live: P-Funk Earth Tour
Live - P-Funk Earth Tour (Parliament album - cover art).jpg
Live album by
ReleasedMay 5, 1977
RecordedJanuary 19, 1977 at the Los Angeles Forum and January 21, 1977 at the Oakland Coliseum
GenreFunk, soul
Length69:56
LabelCasablanca
ProducerGeorge Clinton
Parliament chronology
The Clones of Dr. Funkenstein
(1976)
Live: P-Funk Earth Tour
(1977)
Funkentelechy Vs. the Placebo Syndrome
(1977)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Robert ChristgauB+[2]

Live: P-Funk Earth Tour is a live double album by Parliament that documents the band's 1977 P-Funk Earth Tour. The performances include songs from Parliament's albums through The Clones of Dr. Funkenstein as well as songs from the Funkadelic repertoire. The album is made up of portions of two performances from January 1977 at the Oakland Coliseum and the Los Angeles Forum.

The track "The Landing (Of The Holy Mothership)" is a musical montage that mixes clips of various P-Funk recordings with broadcast news-style commentary from George Clinton. The original vinyl release contained a 22 × 33" inch poster of George Clinton dressed as Dr. Funkenstein (photo by Diem Jones), as well as an iron-on t-shirt transfer that boasted the slogan "Take Funk To Heaven in '77!". "Parliament Live" became the group's third album to be certified gold. This was the first Parliament album to feature Dawn Silva and Lynn Mabry as vocalists.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "P-Funk (Wants To Get Funked Up)" – 6:13 (released as a 12" promo single-Casablanca NBD 20103 DJ)
  2. "Dr. Funkenstein's Supergroovalisticprosifunkstication Medley" – 4:58
  3. "Do That Stuff" – 5:14
  4. "The Landing (Of The Holy Mothership)" – 3:04 (released as the b-side of "Fantasy Is Reality")
  5. "The Undisco Kidd (The Girl Is Bad!)" – 7:02
  6. "Children of Production" – 2:50
  7. "Mothership Connection (Star Child)" – 5:51
  8. "Swing Down, Sweet Chariot" – 5:06 (released as a 12" promo single-Casablanca NBD 20103 DJ)
  9. "This Is The Way We Funk With You" – 5:03
  10. "Dr. Funkenstein" – 15:07
  11. "Gamin' On Ya!" – 4:09 (released as a 12" promo single-Casablanca NBD 20103 DJ)
  12. "Tear The Roof Off The Sucker Medley" – 4:57
  13. "Night Of The Thumpasorus People" – 6:13
  14. "Fantasy Is Reality" – 6:40 (released as a single-Casablanca 892 and 12" single-Casablanca 20103 DJ)

Note: The last track from the original double LP release, "Fantasy Is Reality", was omitted on the CD reissue due to space restrictions.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Live: P-Funk Earth Tour at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Robert Christgau: CG: parliament". Robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 6 October 2018.

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