Songs

Christie
Songs
 
yellow river/san bernardino (sopot)
 
disc and sleeve
disc

Yellow River/San Bernadino (live at Sopot)

Christie were the first Western rock band to play in the Iron Curtain countries of the 70s.
    They performed a set of three songs at the Sopot song festival in Poland: Yellow River, San Bernadino, and New York City. Their show was screened to other communist countries, and a recording of the live songs were released on a Polish flexi-disc. The sound captured is very poor because of the cardboard-like material used to make the discs, but in cases like this, the historical significance of the songs far transcends the quality of the audio.
    The songs are arranged slightly differently to the studio recordings, and Mike Blakley's distinctive drumming is noticeable.

Sample Yellow River Sample San Bernadino

 

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